Jones Family Bible
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To Alexander Dumas Jones
The only living child of Chas. N. and Nannie W. Jones
is this Bible bequeathed by his Father,
Charles N. Jones
Oct 21st 1883
Charles N. Jones and Nannie M. Walker were married April 2nd 1879.
This Certifies that the rite of Holy Matrimony was Celebrated Between
Charles N. Jones of Coles Co, Ill and Nannie M. Walker of Coles Co., Ill
on April 2nd at her father's residence by Rev. Robert Hill
Charles N. Jones - born in Coles County, Ill, Sep 25th 1853
Nannie M. Walker, born in Cumberland County, Ill, May 3d 1854
Nannie Walker Jones Died June 27th 1883
Frank W. Jones Died July 30th 1883
Harry Lynn Jones Died Aug 9th 1883
Alexander Dumas Jones was born March 25th 1880
Frank W. Jones was born Aug 5th 1887
Harry Lynn Jones was born June 12th 1883
John Dumas Jones was born in Harrison county, KY Sep 1822 - died Jan 27th 1872
Susan Jones - born Feb 19 1831
A.A. Walker born May 2nd 1830. Died Apr 16 1895
Elizabeth S. Walker - Born Sep 29th 1833
Death of W.R. Jones.
W.R. Jones, whose death occured at the family residence in the south part of Lafayette township, last Sabbath afternoon, was born in Harrison county, KY, August 14th 1808, being therefore, at the time of his death, 70 years, 6 months and 22 days old. He was of a family of nine children, only two of whom, a brother and sister, survive him, via: B.F. Jones residing here, and Mrs. Lovisa Scroggins of Grant county, Ky.
In 1837, forty odd years ago, the deceased came to Coles county, and locating on a fine tract of land at the head of Kickapoo, he succeeded, after years of faithful toil, in making a handsome farm a desirable home, as the substantial improvements and neatly arranged premises amply demonstrate. He was united in marriage with Eliza Threlkeld, daughter of the late Elder Thomas Threlkeld, of this county, in 1853. This excellent and worthy companion only lived about three years. In the spring of 1862 he was married to Elizabeth Ewing, daughter of the late Squire Ewing, of south Kickapoo, who still survives him, and who has been a true helpmate indeed, and her many friends will extend to her their heartfelt sympathy in her sad bereavement.
The country, in the demise of Mr. Jones, looses one of its best and most substantial citizens, the community one of its most exemplary members and the neighborhood a useful, generous and accommodating man. He was loved and respected by old and young, and none possessed fewer faults than he. His was a noble life, nobly lived; a perfect triumph of all that was good, generous and kind. indeed it was hard to conceive of a character more perfectly moulded, or a life so nearly blameless, as his. He was in the strickest sense that noblest of God's works - an honest man. In his daily walk and conversation he was ever the same truthful, upright honorable man, whose very impulse was generous and every action kind. So unselfish, sympathetic and generous was his nature, that it is exceedingly doubtful if he had a real enemy in the world. In all the relations of life he always took an intelligent theoretical view of everything, which, in connection with a practical ambition, scarcely ever failed to produce the best of results. He never made a public profession of religion, but in frequent conversations on the subject, with the writer, he always gave assurance of the greatest regards for the success of pure and undefiled religion through the merits of a crucified savior.
The afflicted family have the warmest sympathy of hundreds of friends in their sad and irrepairable loss.
Emma O., daughter of J.W. and Mary Walker - died at her home, Muddy Point, Ill., March 1st 1882.
Had she lived until the last of May, she would have been eighteen years of age. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.W. Woods, was attended by a large concourse of grief-stricken and sympathizing friends.
Thus, the reaper death has entered our midst and with relentless band mown down one of our purest, fairest and loveliest blossoms, by the way side, leaving heart-strings rent asunder, and pangs almost unbearable.
We cannot but question - why is it? that one so young, so pure, so capable of accomplishing good, possessing a mind so superior, and all acquirements necessary to predict a brilliant future - the light of the home, the life of the circle; one whom to know, was to love with that clinging, tenacious love, instructive to humanity, toward that which is purity - all that is good combined should be snatched away and transplanted to the "World beyond." Oh Emma, we will miss your bright face, beaming smiles, gentle and loving words; at home, at church, the Sabbath School, the social gathering; every where; at all times there will be one lacking for the completion of our happiness; how much we do and will miss you, God only knows. She had been in very poor health for some months past, but not generally considered dangerously ill until lately - none thought, how could they think? the time was so near. Only the Saturday before she passed away, by her request, she was assisted tot he organ and performed that heart-thrilling, home telling composition - "Home sweet home."
And on Wednesday, evening, the sad, sad news was bourne from place to place, that she was gone, causing more pangs than could be expressed. How could we realize it; that young life had been slowly ebbing, ebbing down the silver tide of time, until the last billow was reached, the silver cord was loosed, the golden bowl was broken and the pure spirit free'd from this tenement of clay, winged its upward flight to that "Beulah land" where "sorrow, sickness, pain and death are felt and feared no more," there joining loved ones gone before participating in the joys of the Heavenly host, waiting to welcome the loved, one by one, as they cross the dark river of death. She has ever been a general favorite, but for the past three years, that naturally lovable disposition, sweetened by a true christian spirit, has wielded a mighty influence with all who came in contact. What a grand comforting though to the almost heart broken parents, brothers and sisters, to know how thoroughly she had cultivated this spirit no mildeu of sin killing body and soul, but fully ripe, and in the twinkling of an eye, she has lain down the mortal and taken up immortality, there in the "sweet'bye and bye" to be the grand, glorious and triumphant reunion eternally.
Died, March 1, 1882, Miss Emma Walker, daughter of J.W. and Mary Walker of Muddy Point, aged seventeen years and nine months. Being a faithful Christian and a child of Christian parents, her last end was peace. [poem]
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