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James Jones Burial Info
Charleston, Illinois

Submitted by Src #196

Rardin, May 30 (date unknown) --- J. D. Jones of Parsons, Kansas, found his father's and grandmother's graves after a burial of fifty-nine years in Morgan township, near the southwest corner of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 33, T.14, R. 10 of the p.m. on the farm of John T. Taylor. While the ground where these pioneers were laid to rest is not a public place of burial, Mr. Taylor has for forty-three years kept the resting place of these people in sacred memory.
Mr. Jones received his first information from J. K. Rardin of Charleston, which led to an interview with Nancy Johnson and Melissa Silar, both pioneers now living in Morgan township.
Mr. Jones now arranges to reverence the sacred spot of ground, and with the kind assistance of J. T. Galbreath and J. T. Taylorit is done. There being three graves in this group: a daughter of Sam Ross of the age of two and one-half years in the year 1843.
James D. Jones of Parsons, Kansas and Moses Jones of Seven Hickory and Martha Graves near Shelbyville and Phoebe Jones Stroup of Mound City, Mo. were the four children living who were infants when James D. Jones, Sr. died in 1847, when Capt. Jones of Parsons, Kansas was but four weeks old and his sister, Martha, were twins.
In the years and years the Jones brothers did not know where their father and the latter's mother, Grandmother Peyton were buried. (This is Martha Mildred Peyton Jones Shrader). They came from Kentucky (Madison Co.,) and died.

May 30, ----; Charleston Daily News


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