Biography of Charles C. Jones
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





CHARLES C. JONES, banker, Jefferson, is a grandson of Sam uel and a son of Isaac Jones, who were both natives of New Jersey, where the former matured and married. In 1819, he, wife and several children came to Ohio, locating in Jefferson Township, Madison County, purchasing land now occupied by Jefferson. His land joined Samuel Sexton's land, out of which two pioneers, on July 5, 1822, laid out New Hampton, just south of the present residence of John Heath, On September 15, 1823, Samuel Jones buried his wife, in the fifty fourth year of her age. He soon after returned to New Jersey, where he married his second wife. On November 17, 1830, he and wife, Mary, deeded 110 acres of land, on the National road, just west of Little Darby, to his son Isaac. Isaac was born in New Jersey in 1802, but, from seventeen years of age, was a resident of Ohio. In 1821, he married Eliza, daughter of John Mills. She was born in New York April 30, 1804. He and wife settled in New Hampton. The north line of the 110 acres deeded to him by his father was the northern limit of Jefferson, which town he laid out into sixty four lots, in the fall of 1831. Early in life, he joined the Baptist Church, and, during the third decade of the present century, he was ordained as a minister in that church. Through his efforts the original church was organized at New Hampton. He labored long and faithfully, and, on the 22d of September, 1842, died. He was a zealous Christian worker, of unwavering fidelity and unswerving integrity. He was licensed to solemnize marriages on July 9,1830, and, on March 20, 1840, William Shannon, Governor of the State. appointed him Associate Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Madison, in which capacity he served until his death. He was interred in the Hampton Cemetery, where a suitable monument has been erected to his memory. His widow survived him several years. They had born to them eight children, viz., Sarah. wife of Dr. Col. Crabb, of York, Deb.; an infant, deceased; Charles C.; Thomas P., who served as Quartermaster of the Ninety fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the late war; Col. William Jones, whose biography appears in Union Township; an infant, deceased; Samuel, who died in 1842, aged nine years; J. M., who left Oberlin College and enlisted in the late war. but now is a resident of Clark County. Ohio; and Isaac C., Br., who was also a student in the same college, but, seeing the need of men to protect our country, left school, and, at Cincinnati, Ohio, enlisted in Company C, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He rose to Lieutenant Colonel, participating in some of the severest battles, but, on November 27, 1863, while engaged in the battle at Ringgold, was mortally wounded, and, while lying in the last agonies of death, he said to his comrades, "I am happy to die for my country!" Of the entire family of Rev. Isaac Jones, four are now living. William and Charles, in Madison County. The latter was born in New Hampton October 7, 1826. He grew up in his native county, where he has always resided. He started in life with no means, but is now among the wealthiest citizens of Jefferson. He has devoted thirty two years to auctioneering, in which he has been successful. He connected himself with the Baptist Church many years ago, and is now one of its Trustees. He has been associated with thee interests of the township in various capacities; since 1874 has been, a Republican. He and wife have had a family of eleven children, seven of whom are now living.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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