John H. Jones is a native of Halifax county, Virginia, born near the city of Danville, April 15, 1848. His father was born in Campbell county, Virginia, and his mother in Pittsylvania county, the same State. Until he reached the age ‘ of nineteen he was with his parents in his native county, farming and attending school, and also in learning the trade which he followed after his removal to Kentucky in 1867. From this State he went to New Orleans, where he was engaged as signal master on a boat, going from thence to St. Louis, and then to Saline county, Missouri, where he was for a short time engaged in farming, eventually going to Lafayette county, where he remained over eight years.
In 1871, Mr. Jones was married to Miss Sue M. Flournoy, a resident of Lafayette county. She died soon after, and in 1876, September 6th, he married Miss Anna Slusher, daughter of J. Slusher, one of the pioneer settlers of Lafayette county. Mr. Jones came to Daviess county in 1879, settled in Monroe township where he purchased a farm, which he rents, and is now traveling through the different States, engaged in the sale of patents. He has three children: -James F., Forest and Ora L.