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John K. Jones, of Welsh ancestry, was born in Pulaski April 18, 1834, a son of John, born in Otsego county, who died in this county aged ninety. He later married Betsey Way of Madison county who died aged ninety-two. Their children were Clea,  Chauncey, John K., George W., Charles, Lucy and Adalaide of whom Lucy, Chauncey and Adalaide are deceased. The father was a soldier in the war of 1812. John K. was educated in Pulaski and has been variously engaged as a farmer, blacksmith and sailor. His father settled in Richland in 1808, started blacksmithing, in which business he was the first here and our subject now owns the forge used by his father. John K. married, June 7, 1856, Pamelia Phillips of Illinois, who died in 1860. In 1863 he married Susan Campbell of Richland, a daughter of Archibald and Fannie (Curtis) Campbell. She died in 1888. Mr. Campbell was a soldier in the war of 1812. The children of our subject are Floyd, who was killed by the cars; Frank and Nora. Frank is a farmer; Nora married William B. Young.

 

Source: Churchill, John C.  Landmarks of Oswego County, New York. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Company, Publishers, 1895, p. 219.

 

 

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