From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 643


Ziba Jones was born in the State of New Hampshire in 1793.  When a young man he left his native State and became one of the first settlers of Licking County, Ohio, and was there married to Flora A. Everett, a native of Connecticut, born May 9, 1796, and in 1808 moved with her parents to Licking County.  In 1848 they moved to Steuben County, Ind., and settled on section 8, Scott Township.  He had lost considerable money in Ohio, in the culture of silk-worms, and was in limited circumstances when he came to Steuben County.  He bought seventy acres of land, which he cleared of the timber and made a comfortable home, which he lived to enjoy.  His children all settled near him and his last days were his best days.  He died Nov. 13, 1880.  He was for over seventy years a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a life filled with usefulness and charitable deeds.  His wife preceded him to the better life, her death occurring March 15, 1872.  She had been a member of the Methodist church from her childhood.  Their family of eight children were all born in Licking County-- Mrs. Sarah Metzger, of Angola; Samuel E. died Feb. 11, 1871, aged forty-seven years; Mrs. Phoebe Hutchins; Mrs. Matilda Jeggers; Mrs. Selma McClue; Mrs. Flora Green, all of Steuben County; Mrs. Martha Lamoreux, of Battle Creek, Mich.; John Wesley, of this township, and Antha, died in infancy.


Submitted by Kim Davoli