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William L. Jones
Lodomillo Twp.

William L. Jones, son of Loda and Sarah Jones, nee Reynolds, natives of Ohio, was born in Champaign County, Ohio, April 15, 1838. His father died when he was nine years old, and in 1855 he came with his mother to Clayton County, and settled in Reed Township. He was married to Sarah Golder, on March 29, 1860. She is a native of England, and was a daughter of William and Sarah (Sarver) Golder. Of six children born of this union five are living-- Loda R., Elander, William E., E.Jerome and Benjamin. Mr. Jones followed farming in Reed Township until 1870, when he bought his farm of twenty acres on section 14, Lodomillo Township, where he resides. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Third Iowa Infantry, and served one year, being discharged on account of disability, from injuries received and exposure. He is one of the practical farmers in Clayton County, and bound the first bundle of wheat bound on a McCormick Harvester in the county or State. Mrs. Jones is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 893-894


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