Springvale Cemetery
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Biography of Evan Jones
son of Dr. Stephen and Sidney (Boggs) Jones

EVAN JONES, a representative of one of the old and respected families of Tippecanoe County, resides on section 10, Jackson Township, engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He was born where he now lives, May 24, 1853, a son of DR. STEPHEN and SIDNEY (BOGGS) JONES.  He was reared on the home farm which he now owns and occupies, and which contains 320 acres of well-improved land, under a fine state of cultivation.  He devotes considerable attention to the raising of stock, making a specialty of short-horn cattle, and Norman and English shire horses and has at present three fine imported stallions.

The father of our subject was born in Ashby, Massachusetts, January 29, 1818, and was reared on his father's farm until reaching the age of seventeen years, when he entered an academy as a student.  In 1838 he entered the Medical department of Harvard University, from which he graduated in 1842.  After his graduation he went immediately to Mudge, New Hampshire, and there formed a partnership with Dr. Shurtleff, with whom he was associated in the practice of medicine in that rough country for three years.  Thinking to better his fortune in the then far West, he, in 1845, bade farewell to his native land, and traveled by rail and stage to Albany, thence by canal to Buffalo and from there by steamboat to Cleveland, where he again took the stage for Chillicothe, Ohio.  He located at the latter point, and became one of the most extensive and prominent practitioners in the Scioto Valley.  He was married in Chillicothe, May 1, 1849, to MISS SIDNEY BOGGS, and to them were born five children, named--EDGAR T., SALLIE M., EVAN (the subject of this sketch), LYDIA and CHARLES.  EDGAR married FANNIE SLOAN, who died leaving two children, named HELEN and FRANCIS.  SALLIE is the wife of DR. J.C. WEBSTER, of Lafayette.  EVAN married CLARA KENDLE, and to them was born one son, STEPHEN, who is now deceased.  LYDIA is the wife of C. M. LANG, of Lafayette, and they are the parents of four children named--CLARA, SIDNEY, CHARLES and FANNIE.  CHARLES, who lived in Union Township, married EFFIE COWAN, and they have three children, named--CHARLES, STEPHEN and MARY.

DR. JONES came to Tippecanoe County, in 1852, and settled on the land now occupied by the subject of this sketch, and here he engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He acquired a large property, and at his death, which occurred January 2, 1879, he left his family in comfortable circumstances.  His widow survived until January 2, 1883, dying at the age of sixty-three years.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 605-606
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888

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