Harrison Jones, farmer, P.O.
Colesburg, son of James and Ann (Keep) Jones, natives of
Virginia, who settled in Pennsylvania many years ago, and
died in Alleghany County. Harrison was born May 2, 1813,
and was educated in that State. He came to Iowa May 4,
1857, and bought his present farm of 120 acres on Section
29, which is one of the finest locations in the township.
On March 18, 1845, he married Mary Oldham, who was born
in Bedford County, Penn., Jan. 14, 1813. By this union
there are six children living-- John, Thomas, James,
Simon, Ely and Abram. They are all married and live near
their father. Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Ellen and William are
dead. Mr. Jones has held all of the township offices, and
is now Justice of the Peace, having served in that
capacity ten years. That he has been a efficient officer
it is only necessary to say that the citizens will not
let him retire. He votes the Democratic ticket.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 921
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