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Title: Evan Jones
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The people who constitute the bone and sinew of this country are not those who are unstable and unsettled, who fly from this occupation to that, who do not know where they stand on political questions until they are told how to vote, and who take no active and intelligent interest in affairs affecting their schools, church and public affairs and general civic problems. The backbone of this country is made up of families who have made their homes; who are alive to the best interests of the community in which they live; who are so honest that it is no trouble for their neighbors to know it; who attend to their own business and are too busy to meddle with that of others; who work steadily on from day to day, taking the sunshine with the storm, and who gain an honest name and and a comfortable home. Such people are always welcome in and country and in any community. They are wealth producers and Warren county is blessed with many such. Among them is Evan Jones, of Kent township, whose life record is briefly set forth in the following lines.

Evan Jones was born on the 21st of February, 1860, at the paternal homestead in Kent township, and in his youth he was given the benfit of attendance in the common schools. As soon as old enough he was required to lend a hand at the work of the farm and then and there he learned the lessons of industry, perseverance and patience which have been such important elements in his subsequent success. He is the owner of eighty-one acres of land in Kent township, eligibly situated and well improved in every respect, so that he has reaped abundant harvests from year to year. He is a thoroughly practical man, giving intelligent direction to all his operations and neglecting no detail of his work. The residence and farm buildings are all kept in good repair and the whole place presents a pleasing and inviting appearance. Mr. Jones does not confine himself to any particular phase of agriculture, but is diversified in his operations.

On the 12th of July, 1879, Mr. Jones was united in marriage with Caroline High, who was born on January 11, 1859, the daughter of Abraham and Mary (Saylor) High. This union has been without issue.

Politically, Mr. Jones is a leading Republican of his township and in 1905 he was appointed township trustee, holding the office about two years and a half and giving an intelligent and honest administration of the duties of his office. His fraternal relations are with the Free and Accepted Masons, holding membership in the blue lodge at State Line. He is a member of the Christian church and a liberal supporter of the same.

Even Jones' parents were William and Mary (Logan) Jones, the father born on December 11, 1836, and the mother on January 11, 1834. They were married on December 25, 1858, and are now living in State Line, where they are highly esteemed by all who know them. William Jones is the owner of seventy acres of land.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001124
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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