Sunday, February 28, 2016
The Civil War had started and folks were certainly occupied. Only two states were admitted during this war period [Kansas 1861 and Nevada 1864], but the westward rush of pioneers continued. Of course those with the JONES surname were there. In Franklin township one of the first districts to be established in Jackson County [originally Calhoun County] was called "Brick schoolhouse district". At "Brick Cemetery" [Holton, KS] is buried Harlan C. Jones, b. 6 Mar. 1814; d. 12 Apr 1870. The wife of Harlan C. is also buried, and a daughter Narcissa [b. 1846] rest here as well. This would place Harlan in the Kansas area around 1845. It must have been an interesting place to settle.
[wife was Ruth Hannah (Zell) Jones, b. 3 Mar 1816; d. 19 Apr 1893]
Reference: Jones Journeys, Vol. 13, p. 1086.