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Amanda Elizabeth Jones (Rash)

Also Known As: "Manda"
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death: February 18, 1910 (66)
Richland, Iowa, United States
Place of Burial: Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert E Rash and Setha Lettie Rash
Wife of William Johnson Jones
Mother of Miles Elmore Jones; Rosetta Jones; Edwin W. Jones; Laura Elnora Jones; infant son Jones and 6 others
Sister of Peggy Rash; Melinda E Rash; Melvin Levi Rash; Robert Burton Rash; Simeon Rash and 6 others

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About Amanda Elizabeth Jones

Burial of her and husband William Jones: Friends Cemetery, Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa

Daughter of Robert Rash and Setha Lettie Bryant.

AMANDA “Manda” ELIZABETH RASH was born March 12, 1843, in Tennessee and died Feb. 18, 1910 at Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa. On Jan. 16, 1859 in Keokuk County she married WILLIAM “WILL” JOHNSTON JONES, born Jan. 25, 1834 in Texas and died Feb. 11, 1890 at Richland. They and their children Miles, Elsie, Ralph, Hugh and Claren Clyde are buried in Friends Cemetery, Richland, as are Will's parents.

Children of MANDA RASH and WILL JONES are:

i. Miles Elmore Jones, b. Sept. 18, 1859 in Keokuk County, d. Nov. 25, 1929 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. On Aug. 22, 1880 in Keokuk County m. Lucy Jane Barker, b. Jan. 25, 1863 in Keokuk County, d. Sept. 2, 1953 at Mt. Pleasant, daughter of Henderson Barker and Elizabeth Stephens. He, Lucy and their sons Albert, Fred and Raymond are buried in Friends Cemetery.
ii. Iris Rosetta Jones, b. May 20, 1861, d. Nov. 12, 1932.
iii. Edwin W. Jones, b. Dec. 29, 1862, d. April 2, 1885.
iv. Laura Elnora Jones, b. Feb. 18, 1865, d. May 27, 1929.
v. Elsie Evalyn Jones, b. March 22, 1869, d. Dec. 28, 1943.
vi. Ralph Benton Jones, b., 1872, d. Aug. 26, 1938. Didn't marry.
vii. Hugh Sheldon Jones, b. Aug. 3, 1874, d. Dec. 22, 1939, on July 11, 1903 m. Minda Rella Porter, 1879-1976, dau of Silas Porter and Jane Bennett.
viii. Claren Clyde Jones, b. Dec. 21, 1880 at Richland, d. Oct. 24, 1956, m. 1) Kate Amanda Wagner, b. Oct. 3, 1880, d. Nov. 7, 1925 at Adams, OH. Children: Otha, Amanda, Virgil, Leon, Von William, Oren and Agnes. M. 2) Barbara Lillian Tuttle. Children: DeWayne, Gene, Marion, Donna.
ix. Ethel S. Jones, b. Oct. 5, 1883 at Richland, d. March 27, 1886.

The children of William and Amanda were all given names that totaled 16 letters. Aunt Elsie said that Grandma Jones told her that they didn't notice the number of letters until after the first three or four children, then they purposely chose names to have 16 letters. - Notes provided by Ruth Jones Bukwa, winter 1976

Marriage record of William Jones and Amanda Rash:
Name William Jones
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 16 Jan 1859
Event Place Keokuk, Iowa, United States
Spouse's Name Amanda Rash
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
GS Film Number 001005837
Digital Folder Number 004309887
Image Number 00139
Citing this Record: "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 25 September 2017), William Jones and Amanda Rash, 16 Jan 1859, Keokuk, Iowa, United States; citing reference , county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,005,837.

Iowa State Census, 1885:
Name, Sex, Age:
William J Jones M 51
Amanda A Jones F 42
Edwin Jones M 22 - Includes notation: "Idiot, epileptic"
Elsie Jones F 15
Ralph Jones M 12
Hugh Jones M 10
Clyde Jones M 4
Ethel Jones F 1
Event Place Richland, Richland, Keokuk, Iowa
Family Number 95
Line Number 3
GS Film number 1021486
Digital Folder Number 004539614
Image Number 00364
Citing this Record: "Iowa State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 April 2016), Edwin Jones in household of William J Jones, Richland, Richland, Keokuk, Iowa; citing p. , 1885, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,021,486.

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Amanda E Rash and William Johnson Jones in Nancy Miller Thompson Smith's 2015 book The Genealogy of the Rash and Hammer Families:

Born: 12 March 1843
Where: Jefferson County, Tennessee
Father: Robert Rash (12)
Mother: Setha Bryan (13)
Married: 16 January 1859
Where: Keokuk Co., Iowa
Husband: William Johnson Jones
Born 1834
Father: Isaac Jones
Died: 1890
Buried: Friends Cemetery, Richland, Iowa
Died: 1910
Buried: Friends Cemetery
Where: Keokuk County, Iowa
Children: Ten (not researched)

“William Johnson Jones died at his residence in this township; aged 56 years and 16 days. Mr. Jones was the son of Isaac Jones and was one of the earliest settlers of this county, having come to this county with his parents in 1844, and has lived in this township continually since that time. It has been our good pleasure to know him intimately ever since he came to the county, and we have yet to hear the first word against his private character. He was a believer in the truth and all his dealings with his fellow men he bore the name of being scrupulously honest. He was married in 1858 to Miss Amanda Rash and had born to him ten children, three of whom have passed on before their father, seven remaining -- four boys and three girls. He was not a member of any church and so far as we know never made a profession of religion, but in all his movements and dealings with his fellow-men, he was fully up to the standard of the best of men. A large number of his relatives and neighbors attended his funeral and followed the last remains to the tomb in Friend’s cemetery north of this city, where all that was mortal of him lies by the side of his parents and his three children.”
(Courtesy of the Richland Public Library, Richland, Keokuk, Iowa)
Perhaps the person who wrote this obituary did not realize that he was a member of the Friends Church. If he was not a Quaker, then he likely would not be buried in the Friends Cemetery in Keokuk where his and his wife’s tombstones still stand.

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Amanda Elizabeth Jones's Timeline

March 12, 1843
August 18, 1859
Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa
May 20, 1861
December 29, 1862
February 18, 1865
Wales, United Kingdom
December 26, 1866
March 22, 1869
February 25, 1872
August 3, 1874
April 4, 1876