From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 643


John Wesley Jones, son of Ziba and Flora A. (Everett) Jones, was born in Licking County, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1840, and was in the ninth year of his age when his parents moved to Scott Township.  He remained with his parents till his marriage, March 9, 1862, to Mary J. Lamoreux.  She was born in Yates County, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1839, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Lamoreux.  In 1844 her parents settled on section 9, Scott Township, where her father died Dec. 25, 1855, aged forty-six years.  He left a family of seven children-- Henry, now of Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Hannah Rhodes died in 1865, aged twenty-eight years; Mrs. Eliza Metzger died in 1878, aged thirty-four years; Isaac, of Allegan County, Mich.; Mrs. Francis Zabst, of Pleasant Township, and Mrs. Elva Bodley, of Angola.  The mother is living with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Bodley.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones have had three children-- Harvey, Lillie (died in 1873, aged two years), and Flora L.  Their home on section 9 contains ninety acres of valuable land, all well cultivated.  They have been members of the Methodist Episcopal church twenty-three years.


Submitted by Kim Davoli