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JACOBS, Deacon Davis
From an unnamed and undated New York Newspaper:
At Holland Patent, August 28, 1868, Deacon Davis Jacobs, aged 72 years.
Deacon Jacobs had resided in
this section some 60 years, was honored and beloved by an extensive acquaintance,
having lived as he died, ever exhibiting the faith which he professed.
His funeral will be attended
from his late residence, on Monday at 10 o'clock A.M.
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JOHNSON, Mrs. Edwin
Source: Utica Newspaper of December 9, 1912
Date of Death: December 8, 1912
OBITUARY - Mrs. Edwin Johnson. Mrs. Edwin
Johnson, 81 years old, while entering her room three weeks ago fell and
received a hemorrhage of the brain, which resulted in her death last evening
at 10 o'clock at her home, 287 Oneida St. Mrs. Johnson was born and lived
in Clayville during her youth. About 18 years ago she came to this city,
and had many friends here who feel deeply grieved by her death. She was
a woman of true Christian character and her beautiful disposition won her
the love and respect of all who knew her. Her maiden name was Betsy Huggins,
and she was married to
Edwin Johnson, who died a few years ago.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. James Garland of this city and Mrs. Donald
Sheldon of Rochester, and one brother, George Huggins of Leonardsville.
Notes: Betsy (Huggins) Johnson's parents
were Samuel Huggins (son of Samuel and Abigail Huggins of Paris, NY) and
Mary Marinda Tuttle (daughter of Byman Tuttle and Mary Henry, of Paris,
NY, in 1830 census). Byman Tuttle was born in Russell, Massachusetts, in
1781, son of Revolutionary War veteran Abel Tuttle and wife Sally Bishop,
both originally from North Haven, Connecticut.
Their colonial New Haven lines can be traced
in "Families of Ancient New Haven" by Donald Lines Jacobus. Edwin Johnson
was a son of Lewis Johnson and Phebe Gross of Paris, NY (originally from
New England), who are buried in the Sauquoit Valley Cemetery. Betsy's grandfather,
the elder Samuel Huggins (husband of Abigail) is buried in the "Abandoned
Cemetery" near Clayville, as detailed in the cemetery listings for Paris,
NY, elsewhere on the Oneida County website.
Obituary Notice of OWEN R JONES born August,
1836, Anglesey, Wales died October 4, 1906
He was a native of Anglesea, Wales, and was
one of seven children who came with their parents to America in 1837, making
first home at Oriskey, New York. A sister,
Mrs. Elias Roberts, of Stittville, NY, is the only surviving member of
In early manhood Mr. Jones married
Miss Ann Jones of Floyd, NY. Three of their five children are now living:
Thomas L Jones of Auburn, Mrs. J J Bohn of Sacramento, and Dave Jones of
Applegate. Mrs Jones died in 1868. In 1870 Mr Jones married Mary Jane Davis
of Oriskey, who accompanied him to California, arriving at Clipper Gap
in November of the same year.
Of the ten children both of this union the
following survive: Mrs. EJ Temple of Lincoln, Mrs. CJ Causley of Sacramento,
George Schimdt of Chico, Mrs Will Pritchard
of Oakland, and Alice, Bert, Frank, and Arthur of Clipper Gap.
C. Jones, age 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Utica, NY, passed
away Tuesday, January 25th in Blairsville.
Mr. Jones was born in Oneida County, New
York, on Sunday, July 25, 1909, a son of the late Hubert Morris Jones and
Mary Elizabeth Prichard Jones. He attended Union College in Schenectady,
NY and Pace Institute in New York City. Mr. Jones retired as a civilian
from the United States Air Force as Deputy Comptroller. He was past master
of Utica Masonic Temple, #47, and was a member of Ziyara Shrine Temple
in Utica. Mr. Jones was a member of Union County Lions Club, Union County
Chamber of Commerce, local AARP and NARFE, Brasstown Bald Chapter. He had
been living in the Blairsville area for the past 24 years, and was a member
of Coosa Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Emilie Wagner
Jones, of Blairsville; son, Hubert A. Jones, of Blairsville; daughter,
Elizabeth Hiers, of Winter Haven, FL; brother, LeRoy E. Jones, of Port
Orange, FL; two grandchildren, Christopher and Dana Hiers, both of Winter
Memorial services were held Tuesday, February
1, 2000 at 1 p.m. from Coosa Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Bishop and
Rev. Orville Nelson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully
requests memorials be made to Hand in Hand Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway,
Gainesville, GA 30501.
Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge
The North Georgia News, February 2, 2000,
Blairsville, Union Co., GA:
Obituary Notice of JOHN R JONES born 1830,
Anglesey, died January 17, 1902, CA
Born in Angesea, Wales, in 1830. When a mere
child he came with his father and mother and seven brothers and sisters
to the United States, and located in Floyd, Onida County, New York. At
the age of 25 he came to California by way of Panama and arrived in Auburn
in 1855 where he engaged in mining operations. In 1873 Mr Jones was married
to Miss Bertha Beesy and the union was blessed with six children: John
C Jones, Mrs. R H Warham, George W Jones, Miss Bertha Jones, Willie C Jones,
Margaret Jones. The deceased leaves one brother, O R Jones of Clipper Gap,
two sisters Elizabeth J Roberts and Ellen R Jones of Attica, NY. Buried
in Odd Fellows Cemetary in Auburn, Sunday Jan 19, 1902.
Daughter of Benjamin and Lucy (Pitkin) Jones
wife of Garner Jones
Rome Daily Sentinal, March 15, 1895
Bartlett, March 15 - The last of the old
Landmarks removed. Mrs Lucy Jones, relict of Garner Jones, whom she
survived for forty years, and last of the early settlers of this place
passed away last evening after an illness of several months, aged 93 years,
11 months, and 5 days. She was born in Connecticut. She came
wither her husband to this place about the year 1829 and located on the
farm where she died. Mrs Jones was noted for her strict integrity, force
of character and kindness to the poor. she retained her faculties
to a remarkable degree until within a few days of her demise. She
professed religion when quite young and united with the Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters M. S. M. Carpenter and Mrs George B. Temple,
both of this place, who have been untiring in their care for her.
Michael & Wm.
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Michael H. and Wm. F. JONES, only sons of
William and Gwyn JONES, the former of Utica, on Sunday, Nov. 18, aged 26
years; the latter at the residence of his parents in Camden, Oneida county,
N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 14, aged 24 years.
Their remains were deposited in one grave,
in Redfield, Oswego County, N.Y.
BUILT CITY HALL AND SIX CHURCHES
William Jones, A veteran Contractor, Dies
at Age of 94
Had Constructed 120 of the City's Stone and
Brick Buildings and Many Frame
Structures---Built First Brick Sewer Here
One of Utica's oldest and most esteemed residents,
who erected some of the city's most substantial structures, was an active
worker in the anti-slavery movement, an ex-assemblyman and a hard worker
in many projects calculated to advance the city's growth, has passed away
in the person of William Jones. Death occurred at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon
at 91 Howard Ave., where he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John
Howarth, for some time. Mr. Jones has been failing for about three
years, but did not consider himself ill until the early part of this year.
Mr. Jones was well-known about Oneida county, and in the days of his greatest
activity was one of the leading men of the section. Besides six churches
in the city, Mr. Jones erected the City Hall, two cotton mills and several
fine blocks., superintended the construction of the Oriskany monument and
was the first tointroduce the idea of constructing brick sewers in the
city. His passing will be the occasion of regret to many.
William Jones was born at Carnarvonshire,
Wales, Jan. 17, 1810. When he was eight years old, he went to work
carrying mortar for his father, who was a stone mason. Having learned
the trade he went to Liverpool when 18 years old to obtain a better education.
His meager funds were soon exhausted and he shipped as a seaman aboard
a vessel bound for Philadelphia. He remained in that city one summer
and then went South, working for a year at his trade in New Orleans,
Mobile and Pensacola. Slaves did much of the work that Mr. Jones
would have been pleased to do, so, after a visit to Charleston, S.C., he
shipped again for Liverpool, proposing to remain on the vessel until it
again reached this country. He gave his uncle at Liverpool some plug
tobacco, and, the customs officers becoming cognizant of the fact, threatened
him with arrest for smuggling. He made his way to his old home and
remained there four years. He married Laura Perry and came with her
to this country in 1834. He remained in New York three years and
then came to Utica. Mr. Jones had resided in this city and in New Hartford
ever since. Following his occupation as mason and contractor, he had constructed
120 of this city's stone and brick buildings and many frame structures.
He first secured work on the Utica State Hospital, then called the Lunatic
Asylum, which was being built, and he worked there two years. Then
he began business for himself, and he had been in partnership at different
times with Joseph Hirt, William L. Jones, Owen Jones and Thomas Birt.
Mr. Jones built the Tibbets and Bradish blocks, on Genesee street; the
Barnes block, on John street, near Bleecker; the Ladies' Seminary; the
Utica Orphan Asylum and the addition to it; the Utica Weigh Lock; the City
Hall; Steuben and Hamilton street schools, which were the first two public
schools in the city; Court street school and the addition to the State
Asylum. He built two additions to the Glove Woolen Mill and the wool
warehouse, and after the Glove Woolen Mills were destroyed by fire rebuilt
that factory. He also built the Church of the Reconciliation, Grace
Church, Grace Church Chapel, Calvary Chruch, St. Luke's the First Methodist
on Court street, Bethesda Church on Washington street, and the addition
to the First Presbyterian Church, which comprises the church parlors and
the rooms over them. At Forest Hill Cemetery he built the Childs's
Chapel and the Cozzens and Stockings vaults, and also the chapel in St.
Agnes's Cemetery.. He erected the Walcott and Campbell residences
in New York Mills, ant one time considered the finest in this section,
the bridge over the Sauquoit at Yorkville, large chimneys at Clayville
and Ilion, the Butterfield flats on Layfayette street and superintended
The construction of the Oriskany monument. The last work in the building
line that he did was as inspector on the laying of the sewer at the Masonic
Home. Mr Jones quarry in New Hartford furnished the foundation stone
for many of the buildings he erected, and he had five or six men constantly
at work there.
Mr. Jones was a strong anti-slavery advocate
and his first vote was cast for James G. Birney, the anti-slavery candidate
for President. Oneida county contributed more votes for this candidate
than any other county in the state. Mr. Jones also wrote the first
article against slavery published in the Welsh language, it appearing
in Dr. Everett's magazine, which was printed in Steuben. Since the
Republican party had been formed, Mr. Jones had been identified with it.
In 1877, Mr. Jones was elected member of
Assembly from the 1st Oneida district on the Republican ticket. During
his term at Albany, he made a speech On the liquor question that made him
one of the notable figures of the Legislative body. The proposed
Daly excise law was under discussion. John I. Gilbert of Franklin county
made a speech opposing the measure, in the course of which he quoted Scripture.
Mr. Jones, who favored the Daly bill, had in his desk a Bible, and as Gilbert
spoke, Jones searched through his copy of Holy Writ for arguments in reply.
He found several, which, not being a speaker himself, he sent over to Daly's
desk, thinking that the author of the excise law would make an answer to
the man from Franklin. Instead Daly sent a note up to the Speaker's
desk, suggesting that Mr. Jones be heard. When Gilbert finished,
Speaker Husted nodded to Mr. Jones. He had never made a speech, but Husted
had indicated that he was going to say something and all eyes turned toward
him. Finally he arose and gave his views on the liquor question.
He said that the previous Sunday he had traveled twenty-seven miles through
the rain in his district so he could vote intelligently on the question,
and in every tavern he set foot he drank ale. He said he was born
in a tavern, and about the first thing he remembered was drinking ale,
and he had drunk ale and whiskey since. He quoted Scripture to support
his argument, and when he concluded the House was convulsed. His
views were widely published.
Since 1888, Mr. Jones had lived at 91 Howard
Ave. For 22 years, he lived in New Hartford. Mr. Jones's first
wife died in 1843, and in 1845 he married Mrs. William Roberts, who died
in 1885. The children who survive are Mrs. John Howarth, John S.,
Mary Lane, Laura Ann and Edward G., all of Utica; ten grandchildren, eighteen
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.
H Jones Called By Death
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock
next Monday afternoon from the Ryan Funeral Home for William Hugh Jones,
well known Richmond war veteran who died at his home, 4402 Appian Way,
El Sobrante, Calif yesterday.
Mr. Jones was a world war veteran having
served as a chief carpenters mate in the navy during the war. He was a
carpenter by trade and engaged in that occupation after coming to Richmond
21 years ago. For a time he served as custodian of Memorial Hall.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lillian B Jones,
a daughter, Betty C Jones, his mother, Mrs. Jane A Jones of Utica, New
York, six sisters and one brother all of New York. Following the funeral
Monday afternoon interment will be in the national cemetery at the Presidio
of San Francisco
(The Richmond Independent Feb 27, 1941 pg
DIED Jones, in this city, February 26, 1941.
William Hugh Jones dearly beloved husband of Lillian B Jones, loving father
of Betty C Jones, devoted son of Mrs. Jane Ann Jones of Utica, New York,
brother of Mrs. Olwyn Cutter, Miss Gladys M Jones, Mrs. Catherine Casler,
Mrs. Corrine Wilson, Mrs. Sarah Zlotnick, Mrs. Margaret Walrath and Floyd
Jones of Utica, New York. A member of Richmond Lodge BPO ElksNo 1251, Carpenters
Union of Richmond No 642. A native of Utica, NewYork, aged 53 years, 8
months, 25 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to
attend funeral services Monday, March 3rd,
1941, from the Ryan Funeral Home, MacDonald
Ave at Thirty-fourth St, Richmond, Calif commencing at 1 pm. Interment
National Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif (The Richmond Independent March
Just a note: Corrine was living in Syracuse
and Margaret lived in New Jersey. All the rest of the family lived at:
1513 Whitesboro St and 925 Mathews St after 1920.