Person:James Jones (245)

m. 29 Jan 1832
  1. Clarinda JonesAbt 1836 - 1878
  2. George Washington Jones1840 - 1917
  3. Ellenor R. JonesAbt 1844 - Bef 1916
  4. Thomas J. JonesAbt 1846 - Bef 1860
  5. James Knox Jones1849 - 1927
  6. Mary Elizabeth JonesAbt 1852 - 1887
Facts and Events
Name James Jones
Gender Male
Birth[1] ca 1797 Pennsylvania, United States
Residence[2] 1825 Indiana, United Stateswhere he met his future wife, possibly in Montgomery County
Other[3] 1827 Iowa, Wisconsin, United StatesHighland Township, with Levi Gilbert opened 2nd mine, called Walter Diggings
Marriage 29 Jan 1832 Blue River, Wisconsin, United Statesto Polly Meadows
Military[4][3][13] 20 May-20 Aug 1832 Iowa, Wisconsin, United StatesHighland Township, at Fort Blue (also known as Fort Jones), Black Hawk War
Residence[2] 1833 Iowa, United States
Residence[2][6] 1836 Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Census[7] 1840 Grant, Wisconsin, United StatesEastern Division
Census[8] 1842 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Census[9] 1846 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Census[1] 1850 Grant, Wisconsin, United StatesEastern District
Other[10] 1850 Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United StatesPaid taxes on land
Other[11] 6 Jan 1851 Grant, Wisconsin, United Statesapplied for Bounty Land Warrant based on service in Black Hawk War
Property[12] 1 Mar 1855 Iowa, Wisconsin, United StatesUS land Patent issued to assignee of James Jones
Other[11][14] 12 Apr 1855 Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United StatesApplied for additional bounty land, resident of Grant County, Wisconsin
Death[2] ca 5 Aug 1855/56 Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Military[2] may have served in War of 1812 until end of war

According to his wife, in 1825 James was about 6 feet tall, weighed about 150 pounds, and had dark hair.
According to his oldest son, he was a Capt. who served in three wars, and was highly educated

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  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    said he owned land

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Widow's Service Pension Application, War of 1812, #44135, in Jones Family Documents, Primary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 History of Iowa County, Wisconsin: containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources, biographical sketches. (Salt Lake City, Utah (originally Western Historical Company, Chicago): Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978 (originally 1881)), Secondary quality.

    occupation lead miner

  4. James Jones, Jones' Co. Iowa Militia, Black Hawk War, in Jones Family Documents, Primary quality.
  5.   White, Virgil D. Index to volunteer soldiers in Indian Wars and disturbances, 1815-1858. (Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing Co., 1994, c1993), Vol. 1, A-K, Secondary quality.
  6. Wisconsin territorial census for 1836. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), Primary quality.
  7. United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.
  8. Wisconsin territory census for 1842. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), Primary quality.
  9. Wisconsin Territory. Secretary. Wisconsin territory census for 1846. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), Primary quality.
  10. Tax Roll 1850 Platteville, Grant Series 9, in Jones Family Documents, Primary quality.

    Capt. James Jones, 30 acres of N part or side of SW1/4 of N1/4 of S10, bounded S by tract owned by N Dowling - valued at $130

    James Jones never registered the deed for this land. The last registered owner was Vance L. Davison of Carroll County, Illinois, who purchased the land from Elias Blundell & wife Hannah of "the same place", recorded on 24 March 1840 in Grant County Wisconsin Deed Books A & B (FHL #1463501). Both Davison and the Blundells were early settlers of Carroll County, having previously taken part in the "lead rushes". Vance Davison and his wife subsequently moved to California (History of Carroll County, IL. FHL #0934971).
    The land was sold by James' son, George W. Jones, after James died.

  11. 11.0 11.1 James Jones Bounty Land Warrant Application, in Jones Family Documents, Primary quality.
  12. United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

    Patentee: Andrew McCrady, Assignee of
    Warrantee: James Jones, Captain in the Michigan Militia Black Hawk War
    NWNW Sec 14, T6-N, R1-E, Iowa County, Wisconsin (40 acres)
    Document Nr.: 29721; Issue Date: 3/1/1855; Land Office: Mineral Point
    Authority: September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)

  13. Volunteered 1 May at Mineral Point, served as Captain. Served an additional month to "retain and recruit" government horses after unit disbanded. Discharged 20 Oct 1832. See James Jones Bounty Land Warrant Application
  14. James may have been in Missouri looking at the potential for work as a lead miner. According to the town's history, "During the 1840s, mining became a part of Neosho when lead was discovered. Neosho's early commercial development was dominated by lead and zinc mining and Newton County established one of Missouri's earliest commercial operations."