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    WILLIAM J. JONES, who comes of an old and prominent family of Union Township, Miami County, Ohio, resides about one mile southwest of West Milton, where he has a splendid farm of 163 acres. He was born in Union Township, a short distance below his present place, October 16, 1852, and is a son of Samuel Jones.

    Samuel Jones also was born in Union Township, where his father was among the pioneer settlers, having come from Georgia at an early date. He was always engaged in agricultural pursuits and occupied a place of high standing and affluence in the community. He lived for many years on the farm now owned by the subject of this record, and died there at the age of eighty-three years. He was married to Miss Anna Jay, who also was a native of Miami County, and they became parents of ten children.

    William J. Jones attended the district schools of Union Township, also one term in Grant County, Indiana, and three terms in Henry County, Indiana. After his school days were over, he remained on the home farm and has farmed there ever since. The buildings were erected before he came into possession of the place, but he has made many improvements and has one of the best kept places in this section. He has met with a high degree of success in general farming and stock raising. Politically, he is an ardent Republican but takes no active part in political affairs. In religious attachment he is a member of the Friends Church.

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