Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Samuel Kenaday Jones

SAMUEL JONES was born May 3, 1825, in Bedford County, Tenn., where he grew up. In 1846, he removed to Johnson County, Ill., where he engaged in farming until 1857, when he located in Ohio County, Ky., where he now resides. In 1861 he enlisted in the Seventeenth Kentucky Infantry, in which he was chief musician until his discharge, December 5, 1862, for injuries received at Fort Donelson. In 1865 he removed to Coles County, Ill., where he remained eight years, when he returned to Ohio County, Ky., where he has since remained. His father, Rev. George Jones, a native of North Carolina, removed in childhood, with his parents, to Bedford County, Tenn., where he died in 1880, at the age of eighty-six years. He was a soldier under Gen. Jackson; he was the son of Hugh Jones, of North Carolina, also a soldier under Jackson; died 1835, aged ninety years. Rev. George Jones married Susan, daughter of John (a Revolutionary soldier), and Sarah Culver, of Overton County, Tenn. (born in 1801, and died in 1869), and their offspring are Leander E., Elender E. (Robinson), Benjamin F., Samuel K., Sarah (Rollins), Mary (Wilson), Nathan (died in the army), Rev. James H. (a soldier), and Hugh (died in the army). Samuel Kenaday Jones was married, March 10, 1847, to Lucy, daughter of Morton Carter, of Johnson County, Ill.; she was born in 1881; died in 1854. To their union was born one child — Sarah, of Vienna, Ill. Mr. Jones was next married, in 1859, to Sallie M., daughter of George and Mary A. (Bennett) Plummer, of Ohio County; she died November 20, 1884, at the age of forty-nine years; to them was born one child — Mary A., wife of Rev. J. D. Sharer, of Butler County. Mr. Jones was reared to farming, which he followed for many years, and in 1881 commenced merchandising at Rosine, Ky., in which calling he has met with fair success. He was burnt out at the recent fire, but has rebuilt and is now in business again. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics a Republican.

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

Note:  Samuel K. Jones died 1 Jan 1904 in Jefferson County, KY. It is not known where he is buried.

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