D. A. JONES, a veteran of the Civil War, is a prominent resident of Montana township, Labette county, Kansas, where he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits for many years.
Mr. Jones was born in Williamson county, Illinois, in 1837, and is a son of John Jones. The latter was born in North Carolina, and was a farmer by occupation. He was united in marriage with Keturah Mosely, who was born in Tennessee, and they reared six children, as follows: Lena; D. A.; John; Jonathan; Levi; and Sarah.
D. A. Jones lived in his native county until 1861, when he enlisted, in November, in Company F, 49th Reg., Ill. Vol. Inf. He fought in the battles of Fort Donelson and Pittsburg Landing; he took part in the Oxford expedition; was engaged at Hollow Springs; and participated in the Red River compaign,[sic] - fighting for forty-one consecutive days. He followed Price to Kansas. He was honorably discharged in January, 1865, at Springfield, Illinois, and thence went to Washington county, Illinois, where he was engaged in farming for one year. He went from Illinois to St. Louis, by wagon, then to Kansas City, by boat, and thence to Labette county, Kansas, by wagon, - arriving at his destination in April, 1868; the trip consumed seventeen days. Mr. Jones located on his present farm in the northwest quarter of section. 14, and in the east half of the southeast quarter of section 15, Montana township; he entered his claim at Humboldt, Kansas. He has made all the improvements upon his place, and is successfully engaged in general farming.
Mr. Jones was joined in wedlock with Martha A. Stovalle, who was born in Kentucky, in 1843, and they were the parents of the following children: Elihu; John; Sherman, deceased; Frank; Nicholas; Mary; Drury; and William. In politics Mr. Jones is a Republican, and has served as trustee of Montana township for six years. He has also served on the school board for about twenty-five years, and as justice of the peace for fifteen years. He was county commissioner six years, - from 1884 to 1890. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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