EDWARD JONES, merchant tailor, doing a profitable business at Sharon, was born in
Pantywe, Radnorshire, Wales, March 6, 1841. His parents were William
Mary (Lewis) Jones, both descendants of old and highly respectable
families of Radnorshire. The paternal grandfather and grandmother were
John and Susan (Morgan) Jones.
and Mary (Lewis) Jones had ten sons and two daughters. The father was a
merchant tailor, and under him Edward Jones and his brother
Evan I. Jones,
of Sharon, learned the tailorís trade. Edward came to America in 1866,
resided in Bedford county, Pennsylvania remained there one year and then
went to Brookfield, Ohio, where he worked at his trade up to 1877; then
moved to Sharon, Pennsylvania, which city has since been his home. The
brother, Evan I. Jones, also born in Wales, February 24, 1847, came to the
United States in i88o, since which time he has for the greater part of the
time resided in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, and followed the tailorís
trade. He married in 1880 Miss Huldah Alderman, of Trumbull county, Ohio.
For twenty-seven years they have been members of the Baptist church.
25, 1865, Edward Jones married in his native land
Miss Margaret Jones, who though of the same name as himself, was no relation. This was
indeed a fortunate marriage union, for to Mr. Jones she remained a
faithful and valuable helpmate for forty-five years, her death occurring
in 1908 at Sharon. She was born in 1838, in Lianidloes, Wales, of Welsh
descent, her people having lived in Wales for centuries and were among the
preservers of the Welsh language. She was a niece of Owen Davis, the
celebrated watch manufacturer of Llanidloes, Wales.
after their marriage Edward Jones came to America to make for them a home.
He came to North Point, Bedford county. Pennsylvania, and there worked at
his trade. His wife followed him to this country in 1866. She was a widow
when he married her, her former husband being a Mr.
Lowe, and by him she
had two children. Mrs. Jones was possessed of sterling qualities of heart
and mind. Her life was that of an exemplary Christian, a devout member of
the Presbyterian church, to which Mr. Jones has belonged many years. She
was beloved by all who knew her and true in her friendship, faithful as a
wife amid loving as a mother she left a deep impression for good on her
family and friends. The children of this truly good woman and her husband
were: Hugh 0., the present clerk of Mercer county courts;
Mary, at home
with her father; William E., assistant superintendent of iron works at
Coatsville, Pennsylvania; Margaret, who married
T. M. Eagan, in the employ
of the Driggs-Seabury Ordnance Corporation, of Sharon; Thomas R.
superintendent of the Buffalo Mining Company at Cobalt, Canada, known for
his remarkable ability in his role. Mr. Jones, of this biographical
narrative, has been successful in business affairs. He has always been an
ardent Republican; true in his friendship, and honest in
business, he is esteemed by all.
Jones died in 1929 and is buried in Oakwood
of Mercer County, 1909, page 600-601.