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Notes for William JONES

Mason Co, KY marriage records say: 2 September 1809 William Jones Lucy Ginn

Sir - Please to issue marriage license between my daughter Lucy Ginn and William Jones and in doing so you will oblige your humble servant.
Signed: Thomas Ginn
Witness: Joseph Brady

William's obituary was published in the Connersville Examiner, Wednesday, December 27, 1871 and said:

"William Jones, an old citizen died suddenly at the residence of his son-in-law in this township, last Friday morning. He had been seriously afflicted for the past six years, most of that time confined to his bed. On the morning above referred to, the family on taking his breakfast to his room, as had been their custom, found him on the floor near his bed, cold in death.

William Jones was born in the state of Virginia, Culpeper County, in the year 1790. When quite a young man he left Virginia and removed to Kentucky, where he made the acquaintance of Lucinda Ginn, whom he shortly married and lived in Kentucky until their first child was born. When the child was a year old, they thought to try their fortune in the far west, and started on their perilous journey on horseback- the wife carrying the child before her. The journey was made through almost unbroken forest, attended with many dangers and difficulties. They arrived safely upon the banks of the White Water Valley, which is now the admiration and wonder of travelers, but at that time it had no charms for any save the red man who was monarch of all he surveyed. After a short stay on the White Water, Mr Jones went a little further west where he entered land in this township, built a cabin and spent the remainder of his days. Mr. Jones, father of eleven children, nine of whom are still living' had 72 grandchildren and 48 great- grandchildren. His remains were interred in the Columbia cemetery beside the companion of his youth.

Mr Jones was cared for in his illness by James Thomas, his son-in-law, who left nothing undone that might render him comfortable in his last hours."

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