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GEORGE L. JONES, Company "A"

History of the Upper Ohio Valley,
Brant & Fuller, 1890 ; Vol. I, pages 710-711.

Among the early settlers to this region of Marshall county, late in the eighteenth century, were George and Elizabeth Jones. They raised a goodly family, Mary, Margaret, Philip, Abram, Daniel, Jeremiah, Betsy, Sallie, Samuel, Garrett, Ann, and George W., of whom Samuel and George W. are the only survivors. Samuel, at the age eighteen, began to preach, and he subsequently traveled on a circuit. He has given much of his time to clerical duties. Rev. Samuel Jones was married in 1830, to Elizabeth Standiford, of Maryland, who still lives as the helpmate of her husband. They have had eight children: Elizabeth R., wife of Housand Riggs; John G., who served in the United States army three years, and was seriously wounded at Piedmont; Mary J., wife of Dr. Samuel Griffith, both now deceased; George L., who enlisted in the Twelfth regiment West Virginia, and was killed at Piedmont; Anna R., wife of William Goudy; Philip, deceased; Theodore S. and Samuel E., the subject of this sketch. Samuel E. was born in Marshall county in 1845. He has given his life to farm duties, is now one of the prosperous people of the county, and none are more highly esteemed by those who know him. In religious work, and in the case of the Methodist church he has been an active worker, having filled various offices, and taken much interest in the Sunday-school. On November 2, 1867, he was married to Martha E., daughter of Jacob T., and Mary Jane (Griffith) Cox, prominent pioneer settlers and Methodists of Marshall county. Mrs. Jones has been a member of that church since her fifteenth year. To this marriage have beeb born six children: Lenora O., Lillie H., Theodore F. D., Lizzie B., Glenna F., and Chauncey W.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


William H. H. Leach and George L. Jones were both KIA
Battle of Piedmont, June 15, 1864.
Buried at Wood Hill Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia.

(Photo by Richard Beswick.)