Jones, Joseph 1 2

Birth Name Jones, Joseph
Gender male
Age at Death 92 years, 8 months

Narrative

Exempt from war- bad foot. Because of his vast knowledge of horses, was commissioned by president Lincoln to buy horses for the Union Army during Civil War. Most of his buying and trading of horses was done in Fredericksburg Pennsylvania.
Became an auctioneer by accident. One day when he was 18, he went to a sale but the caller never showed up. He agreed to try to "CRY" the auction and did so well that after that day, he was in great demand as an auctioneer.
Bought and owned the Humeston Hotel in Humeston Iowa in 1871. Ran it for several years before selling it and moving his family to a farm.
Lived for many years on the farm after wife died but finally moved to Red Oak Iowa to live with his son Joseph. He died there at the age of 92.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 10 Apr 1829 Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States of America    
Occupation     Farmer, auctioneer, horse raiser  
Census 1 Jun 1850 Muddy Creek, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States of America Joseph Jones Household, 1850 Census 3a

Page No.: 513

Sheet No.: 259

Minor Civil Division: Muddy Creek township

County of: Butler

State of: Pennsylvania

Enumeration Date: 24 August 1850

Line No.: 18-19

Family No.: 60

Name: Jones, Joseph

Age: 20

Sex: M

Occupation: Farmer

Place of birth: Pennsylvania

Census 1 Jun 1860 Muddy Creek, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States of America Joseph Jones Household, 1860 Census 4a

Page No.: 8 & 9

Sheet No.: 658 & 659

Minor Civil Division: Muddy Creek township

County of: Butler

State of: Pennsylvania

Enumeration Date: 6 June 1860

Post Office: Whitestown

Line No.: 39-40 & 1-2

Family No.: 50

Name: Jones, Joseph

Age: 30

Sex: M

Occupation: Laborer

Value of personal estate: 75

Place of birth: Pennsylvania

Census 1 Jun 1880 Garden Grove, Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States of America Joseph Jones Household, 1880 Census 5a
Census 1 Jun 1900 Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States of America Joseph Jones Household, 1900 Census 6a
Census 15 Apr 1910 Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States of America Joseph Jones Household, 1910 Census 7a

State (or Territory) of: Iowa

County of: Decatur

Supervisor's Dist. No.: 8

Enumeration Dist. No.: 50

Sheet No.: 12A

Division of County: Garden Grove township

Enumeration Date: 10 & 14 May 1910

Name: Jones, Joseph

Relationship to head: head

Sex: M

Color: W

Age: 80

Single, married, widowed or divorced: M

Years of present marriage: 60

Place of birth: Pennsylvania

Place of birth of father: Pennsylvania

Place of birth of mother: Ireland - Irish

Able to speak English; if not, language spoken: English

Occupation: Farmer

Nature of industry: General Farm

Employer, employee or working on own account: Emp

Able to read: yes

Able to write: yes

Home owned or rented: R

Farm or house: F

Number of farm schedule: 77

Death 10 Dec 1921 Red Oak, Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States of America    
Burial 13 Dec 1921 Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States of America    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Jones, Jesseabout 1795about Dec 1860
Mother Brooks, Maryabout 1796about 1880
    Brother     Jones, Jesse L. about 1825
    Sister     Jones, Nancy Elizabeth 2 Jun 1827 18 Jul 1910
         Jones, Joseph 10 Apr 1829 10 Dec 1921
    Brother     Jones, James 14 Feb 1830 7 Feb 1908
    Brother     Jones, Isaac 1 Feb 1835 30 Dec 1846
    Sister     Jones, Barbara Ann about 1837 2 Nov 1853
 
Father Jones, Jesseabout 1795about Dec 1860
Stepmother McGowan, Mary Annabout 178320 Apr 1832
    Half-brother     Jones, Jonathon 10 Jan 1809 30 Dec 1833
    Half-brother     Jones, William about 1819
    Half-brother     Jones, Samuel 3 Apr 1823 20 Jan 1907

Families

Family of Jones, Joseph and Bixler, Melissa Matilda

Married Wife Bixler, Melissa Matilda ( * 4 Jul 1832 + 11 Mar 1911 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1 Mar 1850 Slippery Rock, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States of America    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Jones, Jesse1854
Jones, Eli1856
Jones, Matilda Ann13 Mar 1859
Jones, Adeline8 Feb 186222 May 1946
Jones, Mary Elizabeth17 Jan 1865about 1936
Jones, Joseph Newton22 Jun 18676 Jun 1956
Jones, Louis1869
Jones, Annie27 Dec 187216 Dec 1895

Family Map

Family Map

Source References

  1. Ruth Crider: Genealogy Data for Crider/McDowell Families
  2. Billie May Bowron: History of Jesse Jones 1796-1860
  3. U.S. 1850 Federal Census
      • Date: 1 Jun 1850
      • Page: Pennsylvania, Muddy Creek township, Butler county, Page 513/259, Lines 18-19
      • 1850 Census, Muddy Creek township, Butler county, Pennsylvania
  4. U.S. 1860 Federal Census
      • Date: 1 Jun 1860
      • Page: Pennsylvania, Muddy Creek township, Butler county, Page 8, Lines 39-40 & Page 9, Lines 1-2
      • 1860 Census, Muddy Creek township, Butler county, Pennsylvania
      • 1860 Census, Muddy Creek township, Butler county, Pennsylvania
  5. U.S. 1880 Federal Census
      • Date: 1 Jun 1880
      • Page: Page 24, Supervisor's District 3, Enumeration District 56
  6. U.S. 1900 Federal Census
      • Date: 1 Jun 1900
      • Page: Supervisor's District 8, Enumeration District 46, Sheet 14B
  7. U.S. 1910 Federal Census
      • Date: 15 Apr 1910
      • Page: Iowa, Supervisor's District 8, Enumeration District 50, Sheet 12A, Lines 12-13
      • 1910 Census, Garden Grove township, Decatur county, Iowa

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