Saturday, November 26, 2016


JOHN H. JEWEL (sic) was born in Ohio County, Ky., near his present homestead. He is the son of David and Nancy (Freeman) Jewel, who were from Spencer County, and who were the parents of ten children. John H. began for himself at the age of twenty-one, farming; soon after he bought 105 acres unimproved, which he has increased until he now owns 211 acres, half under cultivation, and all fairly improved. February 8, 1866, Mr. Jewel was united in marriage with Louisa Nelson, which union has been blessed with four children: Willis B., Alice D., J. E., and Clemmie.  Mrs. Jewel is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Jewel is a Democrat and opposed to prohibitory liquor legislation.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

John Harrison Jewell was born 15 March 1843 and died 3 April 1925 at age 82 in Bells Run, Ohio County, and he is buried in Bell's Run Cemetery, which is located at the Bell's Run Baptist Church.

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