Agnes Jones (Campbell) (1858 - 1926)

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Birthplace: Cedar City, Iron, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1858 Cedar City Iron County Utah, USA

Death: Jan. 2, 1926 Heber City Wasatch County Utah, USA

Agnes Campbell was the eldest daughter of Thomas Campbell and Elizabeth Davis. She was born at Cedar City, Utah, February 14, 1858, three years after the arrival of her parents in Utah from Scotland.

Agnes married Richard Jones Jr. May 15, 1876 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

At the time of her birth her mother had very little to eat for three days. The Indians were acting very bad and the men dare not go to the mill to get flour, but she finally traded a beautiful shawl she had brought from Scotland for flour to last them for a while. She could remember when quite young of her mother baking bread and cooking an ox to feed the men who were standing guard to prevent the Indians from coming in the town and taking their lives. They used to ring the bell for the people to gather in the meetinghouse when there was great danger. She remembered of the family living in a dugout for some years. They suffered many hardships and privations while they lived in Cedar City.

From there the family moved to Salina, but were driven from there by the Indians who stole all their stock. Then in 1865 they came to Heber where she spent her girlhood days. She was then seven years old. Here she went to school and got a fair education.

She also attended Sunday School and learned many things pertaining to the Gospel. Her parents also took great pains to teach and train her in the home, so she grew up in a full faith of the Gospel. She was a regular attendant at meeting and was a member of the choir. She was considered one of the nicest young women in Heber.

Daniel H. Wells married her to Richard Jones Jr. in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, May 15, 1876, probably.

They made their home in Heber for the first few years of their married life and here some of the older children were born. Then her husband took up a homestead on Center Creek where the family were practically all raised. She was the mother of nine children.

She was a very patient and affectionate wife to her husband and a true helpmate in every sense of the word. She made the best use of what came into her hands. She was a real lover of home and seldom left it for any purpose.

Although never filling any public office in the Church she had a full faith in the Gospel and encouraged her children to help in every organization of the Church. She was also faithful in the payment of her tithing.

Her oldest son, Eddie, a very fine young man died of typhoid fever in 1910, which was the cause of much sorrow to her and the family, but she was never known to murmur or complain.

She had been in poor health from that time up to her death on January 2, 1926. She was unable to help herself to any extent. Her daughters waited on her day and night and did all that could possibly be done to make her comfortable up to the end.

The funeral services were held in the Stake House and the building was filled with friends and relatives to show their sympathy.

Family links:

  • Thomas Campbell (1825 - 1894)
  • Elizabeth Davis Campbell (1826 - 1901)
  • Richard Jones (1856 - 1926)*
  • Elizabeth Jones Lindsay (1877 - 1945)*
  • Edward Jones (1879 - 1910)*
  • Mary Agnes Jones Thomas (1881 - 1952)*
  • Jennett Campbell Jones Ryan (1883 - 1963)*
  • Thomas Jones (1886 - 1935)*
  • Mabel Jones Hylton (1889 - 1968)*
  • Dora Jones Bennion (1895 - 1978)*
  • Nora Jones Murdock Severinsen (1895 - 1970)*
  • Wallace Jones (1898 - 1967)*

Burial: Heber City Cemetery Heber City Wasatch County Utah, USA Plot: A_189_2

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Agnes Jones's Timeline

February 14, 1858
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, USA
August 7, 1870
Age 12
May 15, 1876
Age 18
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
May 15, 1876
Age 18
May 2, 1895
Age 37
Center CreekWasatch County, Utah
September 27, 1899
Age 41
January 2, 1926
Age 67
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA
January 6, 1926
Age 67
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA