Biography - Nannie Jones

MRS. NANNIE C. JONES was born in this county February 24, 1851, and is the daughter of Charles and Matilda (Hileman) Barringer. She received her education in the schools of Jonesboro, and was joined in matrimony May 9, 1869, to A. Polk Jones, who was born August 27, 1846, in Johnson County, Ill. He was a son of William and Eliza (Woreley) Jones. Mr. A. P. Jones received a common school education in Jonesboro, and afterward entered the office of Thomas Findley, who was then County Clerk, and from that, by his own exertions, he worked his way up. He filled several offices by appointment, and was finally elected to the office of Circuit Clerk in the fall of 1872, serving eight years in succession, and filling the office with ability, and enjoying the confidence of the people to such an extent that he was re-elected to a third term of four years, but he did not long fill the office, for the angel of death, in his journey over the earth, called the worker to his home above on the 27th day of November, 1880. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., and also a Knight of Honor. In politics, Mr. Jones was a Democrat. He was the father of five children — Luella, born December 24, 1869; Ada P., born December 20, 1870; Charles L., born January 10, 1874; Adolphus, born December 24, 1876, and died May 11, 1880, and Myrtle S., born September 2, 1880. Mrs. Jones at present makes her home at Jonesboro, where she devotes herself to the education of her children.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 103.

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