Biography - James Jones

James Jones, ex-county treasurer and present deputy treasurer, and also the present chairman of the Douglas county Republican central committee, was born in Franklin county, Indiana. January 24, 1837. In 1858 he came to Illinois and settled in Whiteside county and engaged in farming. Two years later he removed to this county and bought a farm in Arcola township, where he resided up to the time when he traded his farm for one in Tuscola township; upon the latter place he lived and farmed successfully up to the year 1884. That year he was elected by his party treasurer of Douglas county and most efficiently served in this capacity for one term.
James Jones is one of the most universally popular men in the county. He has been a successful man of business affairs and the same methods used in his own every-day business life he applies in dealing with the public: he is very approachable in manner and of strictest integrity and probity.

Extracted 12 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 133-134.

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