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Biographical Sketch of Elijah N. Jones

ELIJAH N. JONES, a prominent and enterprising citizen of Todd County, was born October 26, 1837, in Fairview District, Todd County, Ky. He is the second of thirteen children-five boys and eight girls-ten still living, born to Isaac H. and Anna (Wilkins) Jones, natives of Indiana and Todd County, Ky., respectively, the mother of Irish descent. Subject’s early advantages for an education were poor; he attended school about two years in all. He was reared on the farm and lived with his parents till his marriage on December 23, 1858, to Miss Harriet A. Lindsey, of Todd County, daughter of John and Martha (Johnson) Lindsey. Ten children were born to this union: Martha Jane, now the wife of T. M. Harned, William H., Lucy B. (deceased), Mary A., the wife of L. D. Brusher, Cittie A., Ida E., Thomas E., Hattie E. (deceased), Dora May and Daisy. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are members of the Baptist Church. The former has been clerk of the church for the past ten years; has also been Deputy County Clerk by appointment for about fourteen years. He located after his marriage where he now resides on fifty acres of land given him by his father. He has had uniform success during life; he now owns 330 acres, 200 in a good state of cultivation. The land was timber. By his own hand he has cleared and raised it to its present condition. Mr. Jones has made all by his own industry and is a highly respected citizen and neighbor. His grandparents, on both sides, were among the first settlers of Christian and Todd Counties, Ky.

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