JONES NORTH was born in North Wales, Mar. 12,
1811, the eldest of three children of Thomas and
Elizabeth (Evans) Jones The most of his
boyhood days were spent in the coal mines, and in 1829
he emigrated to the United States, settling in
Pittsburg, Pa., where he lived seven years. He
there married Sarah Miles, a daughter of
Thomas Miles who, with her parents, came to America
from North Wales in 1829. In 1836 Mr. Jones
North moved to Jefferson Township, Jackson Co.,
Ohio, where he bought 120 acres of land. He now
owns 280 acres in Franklin Township, and some town
property. He followed coal mining six years in
Ohio in connection with farming, subsequently quarrying
stone. In September, 1882, he moved to Jackson,
where he is now living a retired life. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones North are members of the Baptist church.
They have a family of thirteen children - T. M.,
Mary, John M., E. T., Elizabeth, Miles, Jonah, Hannah,
Sarah, Susan, Isaac, Margaret J. and William H.
He was the first Welsh voter in Jefferson Township,
having been naturalized in Pennsylvania.
History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago:
Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 562