Jones Genealogy


Sergt. Jonathan Jones Genealogy

Sergt. Jonathan4 Jones (Jonathan3 Hugh2 Hugh1). Born in Dracut, July 23, 1750. Lived in his native town until about 1790, and then removed into the wilderness of Reading, Vermont, where he built a log cabin and resided until his death, September 18, 1836. He was a man of powerful physique, and great vitality and courage. During the Revolution he performed protracted service in several campaigns. He marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775; was in the battle of Bunker Hill, and served around Boston the rest of the year. in 1776 took part in the battle of White Plains and the operations around New York, under General Washington; served as sergeant in Capt. Varnum's company from September 29 to November 7, 1777; in the Saratoga Campaign and was present at Burgoyne's surrender. Later he continued in the service, served during the siege of Yorktown and was present at Cornwallis' surrender. He married first, July 29, 1776, Susanna, born February 22, 1749-50, daughter of Kendall and Mary Parker of Dracut, who died soon after. Married second, December 25, 1775, Bethea, born November 7, 1751, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Bethea (Herrick) Fletcher of Westford; and married third, May 31, 1785, Abigail, born in 1753, died July 4, 1829, daughter of Ephraim and (Whittemore) Wright of Westford.


1. Adams, born November 23, 1779. Was a blacksmith and soon after becoming of age settled in New Boston, New Hampshire, where he lived some twenty years. Later he was in Topsfield, Massachusetts where he died December 22, 1844. He married, June 27, 1805, his cousin, Mercy, born October 10, 1785, daughter of Capt. Ephraim Jones.


1. Ephraim Adams, Jr.
2. Susanna, born in 1782.


3. Abigail, born in 1786, died September 17, 1854. Married Rev. Josiah Wetherbee. They had at least three children.
4. Rev. Jonathan, born December 28, 1787-9, died April 27, 1872. He married Polly Wetherbee, January 23, 1811, of Reading, Vermont.
5. Sarah, died August 18, 1836.
6. Ephraim, died in Reading February 23, 1866. Married Lydia Robinson.


Augustus, Horatio, Lydia, Lindsey, Lafayette, Frederick, Eleanor, Henry, Nancy, Francis, Edgar, Augusta, Maria.

7. Jotham, died January 1, 1829. Married Milinda Fay.


Caroline, Marcella, Maria.



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