Friday, December 9, 2016
Very little seems to be recorded involving the JONES surname early in the history of Idaho. In Jones Journeys, there appears to be only one family found relating to this state which was formed 1890. A Stephen Jones who was born 16 January 1812 in Hickman, Tennessee. It is stated that he and his second wife [Isabelle Jane Jones] came to Idaho from Arkansas and homesteaded north of Weiser on Manna Creek. He died Weiser, Washington Co., Idaho 4 April 1895. This Stephen and his 1st wife Jane are reported to have 11 children, and with his second wife Isabell, he had 9 children. Can you imagine 20 children! Wonder if this is where the "Idaho Potato" had its roots?
From: Jones Journeys, Vol. 14, 1986 - 1987, p. 1298.