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Date: 2/24/2005 at 13:29:07

Biography reproduced from page 457 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

William Jones, son of Enos and Mary (Bingham) Jones, was born in Berks Co., Penn., June 20, 1833. In 1851 he went to Du Page Co., Ill., where he learned the mason’s trade, and was engaged as a plasterer in that county until 1876. He then removed to Humboldt Co., Iowa, where he was engaged in farming for four years. In 1883 he came to West Bend, Kossuth county, where he owns a house and lot and works at his trade. In 1861 Mr. Jones enlisted in company E, 8th Illinois Cavalry. He participated in the battles of Bull Run, Manassas Junction, Yorktown, Williamsburg and Richmond, in 1862 and 1863. He was at Mechanicsville, and drove to Gaines Mill, thence to James River, Malvern Hill, Harrison’s Landing, Fair Oaks Court House, Fredericksburg to South Mountain and Boonesboro, thence to Antietam, where he was wounded. On Sept. 15, 1862, he went to the hospital, staid six weeks, then obtained a fifteen days furlough home. He went into the recruiting service and remained home three months, after which he was discharged. He re-enlisted, in 1863, in company C, 12th Illinois Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, taking part in a number of battles. Mr. Jones was married Sept. 5, 1858, to Mary M. Heidman, of Du Page Co., Ill. They have five children—Ella L., Emma A., Dora M., William and Sumner.


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