Jonathan Jones (1738 - 1782) MP

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Birthplace: Churchtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Caernorven Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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About Jonathan Jones

Lt. Col 3rd Batt.,1780, townships Union, Robeson, Exeter, Amity, Douglass, Caernarvon son of David 1709-1784 and Elizabeth Davis 1714-1784

DAR Ancestor #: A062372

They [Jonathan and Margaret] were married by Rev. Thos. Barton of St. James' Church, Lancaster Pa. Margaret, daughter of John and Mary Davis, was born 10, 2, 1736; d. 9th mo., 1819, at the house of her son, Caleb Jones, a bachelor, who lived at the foot of the Welsh Mountain, near Morgantown, Pa. Jonathan and Margaret Jones settled in Berks County, Pa.

He was a strong Whig and a firm friend of freedom for the Colonies. He served in the Revolutionary War as Captain, Major, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Colonel. He was with the expedition to conquer Canada, and made his will 10, 20, 1776, at Fort Ticonderoga on his way from Quebec. The exposure during that disastrous campaign undermined his health to such an extent that he was obliged to give up his commission and return to his home, where he died from paralysis in 1782. His wife survived him 38 years, and is buried beside him in Bangor Churchyard, at Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pa.

Sources

  1. Genealogy of David Jones. Comp. by his great-granddaughter, Ellen, M. Beale.Published 1903 by B. F. Owen & co., printers in Reading, Pa page 47
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 49714814

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Col. Jonathan Jones's Timeline

1738
November, 1738
Churchtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1760
May 2, 1760
Age 21
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1761
October 2, 1761
Age 22
1763
June 23, 1763
Age 24
1764
September 28, 1764
Age 25
1766
September 26, 1766
Age 27
1768
May 8, 1768
Age 29
1770
November 16, 1770
Age 32
1772
March 30, 1772
Age 33
1773
August 9, 1773
Age 34