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Reuben Jones (b. Abt. 1767, d. August 22, 1840)Reuben Jones (son of Cornelius Jones and Sarah Brown) was born Abt. 1767 in Massachusetts ?, and died August 22, 1840 in DuPage County, Illinois.He married Amy Bentley on Aft. 1790.
Notes for Reuben Jones:
Marriage not on NY IGI.
He's not the Dr. Reuben Jones who was a surgeon in the Am. Revolution.
Did he have a will?
DuPage Co. IL Old Settler's index
Reuben Jones-b. 1767 Whitehall NY, d. 22 Aug 1840, buried Warrenville.m Amy Bentley b. 1770 d. Oct 1848 buried Warrenville. Children Zerah, Truman, 4 daughters.Winfield twp 1835.
He is the oldest surviving son in his father's will.
According to the history of the Myrifield Plantation (p. 18) Reuben fought in the Saratoga Campaign of the American Revolution.However his name is not listed among Rowe's Revolutionary soldiers but he may have enlisted in Vermont.They may have also meant Daniel who was killed in the war.
1790 NY State-Whitehall, Washington Co. NY
Ruben 1 m over 16
1800 NY State-Whitehall, Washington Co. NY
There are 3 Reuben Jones families:
1 family:1 male 10-16-1male over 45-1 female 26-45
1 family: 1 male under 10-2 males 10-16-1 male 16-26-1 male 26-45-1 female under 10-1 female 16-26
1 family:2 males under 10-2 males 10-16-1 male 16-26-1 male 26-45-2 females under 10-1 female 16-26-1 female26-45.
1810 NY State-Washington Co.
1 male under 10-1 male 10-16-1 male 26-45; 2 females under 10-1 female 10-16 (other females aren't listed in the index)
1820 NY State-Whitehall, Washington Co. NY
1m over 45
1f over 45
1m under 10
1f under 10
Washington Co. NY Co. historian
"a Reuben and Anna sold land 1819 through 1834.There are several deeds with Reuben and Anna as grantors from 1819 to 1827.There are four from Reuben and Amy from 1829 to 1839."
Who is this Reuben-who is Anna?
Newspaper clipping-Local history sketches-Whitehall.Article on Cornelius Jones "he left 7 daughters and 6 sons.O fthe latter, Reuben, ws long one of the best know citizens of this community."
Another article-Reuben Jones was a very prominent citizen of the town for many years. He was the son of Rev. Cornelius Jones and was his father's executor and the principal member of the family. He was a member of the Congregational church at North Whitehall, known as the Old White Church.He continued to be re-elected assessor almost annually for the next 15 or 20 years.He was one of the largest tax payers of his day.His farm was adjoining or near the Hollister farm, near school NO. 4 in the northeast part of the town; but he owned several other farms and property in the village, including at one time Taft's (or Cook's) Island.He was appointed a justice of the peace in 1811,15, 18.He was born prior to 1770 and we have no present knowledge as to what became of him, but as he and all his brothers suddenly drop out of the records in 1835, I suspect they went west.
Could the Mary Jones who was the first wife of Elisha Bentley be a daughter?Oliver Jones called Elisha Bentley a "brother-in-law".Or could Amy Bentley Bentley be his sister? The Mary Jones may have died before 1831 when Elisha
Could Phoebe Jones who married Rosewell Bentley be a daughter?She named a son Reuben J.
More About Reuben Jones:
Burial: Unknown, Warrensville Cemetery, DuPage County, Illinois.741
More About Reuben Jones and Amy Bentley:
Marriage: Aft. 1790
Children of Reuben Jones and Amy Bentley are:
- +Zerah Jones, b. October 07, 1799, Whitehall, Washington County, New York742, d. August 14, 1883, Union City, Erie County, Pennsylvania743.