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John Green Jones Cemetery
Rockford Township

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John Green Jones Cemetery is an abandoned cemetery on the Rief Brothers farm, Section 14, Rockford Township. It is north of Honey Creek on the top of a bluff east of Highway 183. To gain access to the cemetery, ask permission of & directions to the cemetery of any of the Rief family members. The cemetery was read April 6, 2002 by Vicki King. The rows are numbered west to east and the graves were read south to north. Family notes were provided by David Martens.

It is known there are other unmarked graves in this cemetery, but no other information is available.

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View photos of gravestones for John Green Jones
at the Gravestone Photo Project.

NAME   DATES   REMARKS   ROW (Partial list)
Jones, Anna died Feb. 27, 1871 "Children of J. G. & M. A. Jones" (Note: twins (with Emery) born Aug. 20, 1870. Children of Mary (Mace) and John Green Jones. Stone is leaning against a tree in the location of their graves. The stone is broken.) (Row 3)
Jones, C. A. No dates available footstone "CAJ" "Our loved one has gone before to greet us on the blissful shore" (Note: headstone base is on the grave, but the headstone is gone.) (Row 2)
Jones, Emery died Nov. 8, 1870 "Children of J. G. & M. A. Jones" (Note: twins (with Anna) born Aug. 20, 1870. Children of Mary (Mace) and John Green Jones. Stone is leaning against a tree in the location of their graves. The stone is broken.) (Row 3)
Jones, Gracie died Jan. 29, 1885 aged 3 y 11 m 9 d dau of N. & M. A. Jones (Note: daughter of Martha (Mattox) & Nelson Jones. Granddaughter of Mary (Mace) & John Green Jones) (Row 4)
Jones, John Green died Mar. 20, 1901 aged 66 y 11 m 28 d "Farewell J. G. Jones" (Row 3) Biography of John Green Jones
Jones, John Green Jr. died Dec. 5, 1894 aged 29 y 2 m 19 d has a footstone (Note: Son of Mary (Mace) and John Green Jones) (Row 3)
Jones, John Labon Grave is unmarked (Note: Husband of Viola C. "Kay" (Reel) Jones. First cousin of John Green Jones. Grave is unmarked and sunken. Located between Viola's grave & the fence. The original marker was varnished wood. (Row 4)
Jones, Mary A. (Mace) died Nov. 21, 1891 aged 58 y 9 has a footstone wife of J. G. Jones (Row 3)
Jones, Mary L. (West) died May 31, 1895 aged 35 y 6 m 16 d wife of Theadore Jones has a footstone (Note: daughter-in-law of Mary (Mace) and John Green Jones) (Row 1)
Jones, Viola C. "Kay" (Reel) died Aug. 2, 1900 aged 41 y wife of J. L. Jones (Note: wife of John Labon Jones, niece of John Green Jones. Grave is sunken but marker is still in place) (Row 4)
MES North end of the row. Footstone with "MES" leaning against the last tree in the row. Possibly belongs on the last unmarked grave and sunken grave in this row. (Row 5)
Unknown #1 North end of Row 3; unmarked and sunken grave betweenthe tree and the fence. A footstone is by the tree. The closest grave is John Green Jones, Jr. (Row 3)
Unknown #2 Base of headstone in place beside Gracie Jones' grave but the headstone is gone. (Row 4)
Unknown #3 Directly east of Viola Jones grave and in a group with Viola & John L. Jones' graves. Grave is unmarked and sunken. (Row 5)
Unknown #4 North end of the row. Grave is sunken. Has a footstone in line with the tree where the headstone would have been. (Row 5)

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