Biography of Charles A. Jones
Potter County, PA Biographies

CHARLES A. JONES, farmer, P. 0. Mills, was born in Lyons, N. A., September 22, 1844, a son of John E and Esther (Palmer) Jones, who settled in Harrison township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1849, and cleared and improved the farm now occupied by their son Charles A. They had ten children who grew to maturity, viz.: William, Esther (Mrs. Amos Hawkins), Amy (Mrs. Constant Bailey), Mary (Mrs. James Cotton). John J., Charles A., Lyman, Annie (Mrs. Charles Hamm), Luna (Mrs. Robert Baxter) and Myra (Mrs. Charles Shaw). Charles A. Jones was five years of age when his parents came to Harrison township, where be was reared, and has always lived on the old homestead which be now owns. He was a soldier in the Civil war, enlisting September 10, 1861, in Company H, Eighty fifth New York Volunteers. He was taken prisoner at Plymouth. N. C., in April, 1864, and wads sent to Andersonville, where he was kept nine months; then was transferred to Florence prison, where he remained three months, and while being run by the enemy to Wilmington, N. C., he was recaptured by the Union army, and was honorably discharged from the service July 12. 1865. In August, 1865, he married Lucina, daughter of Robert and Betsey (Briggs) McCurdy, of Willing, N. Y., and they have three children: Olive (Mrs, George Bartoo), Elmer and Orville. Mr. Jones is an enterprising and worthy citizen. Politically he is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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