Niagara County

1897 Biography - Joseph H. Jones

Jones, Joseph H., was born at Buffalo, N. Y., November 30, 1841, a son of David Jones, a butcher of North Wales, who died on his farm on Grand and Buckhorn Islands, N. Y., in 1881. Joseph H. Jones was educated in the Buffalo and Grand Island public schools and at sixteen years of age joined his father on the farm (which he had purchased in 1847, upon retiring from the milling business), and tilled the soil until 1861, when he enlisted in April of that year in the 21st Infantry, N. Y. Vols., and served with that regiment in many brilliant campaigns, being mustered out of the service of the U. S. army in May, 1863. He at once returned to Buffalo, where he acted as recruiting officer for the 12th N. Y. Cavalry and went to the front with that regiment, serving until the close of the war in 1865. For several months he operated in the oil regions of Pennsylvania and later removed to the northwest, where he was engaged in lumbering (in Michigan and Wisconsin) until 1869, when he returned to the farm on Buckhorn Island, N. Y., and carried on a general farming business until 1889. In the spring of 1890 he sold the farm and removed to La Salle, where he has ever since been engaged in the flour, feed and mattress business and has been eminently successful in all his operations. July 10, 1866, he married Emogene L. Kent of Grand Island. Mr. Jones has been a member of the Board of Health of Niagara county for two years, and is a member of the Niagara County Democratic Committee. He is a man of sterling worth and a highly respected citizen of the town of Niagara. Owing to poor health caused by hard military services during the Rebellion he has about retired from work and business.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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