Elisha Jones History

I have retyped this history of Elisha Jones from a photo copy belonging to my wife Ann Smith Roper.

Taken from Elisha Jones Diary
By Annie J. Smith

I was born in Ohio State, Jefferson County, town of Wain on the 11th day of June 18l3. My parents had but four children; James, the oldest,myself,Jacob, and Elizabeth

Ann. My Father and Mother were from the State of Maryland, Baltimore County. Moved to Ohio about two years before I was born. Followed farming and were industrious hard working folks. I never knew my Father to try to speculate or cheat his fellow men in his life. He never united with any of the religion of the day to my knowledge but believed the Baptist Persuasion. My Mother was raised a Quaker until my Father married her when she was turned out for marrying out of the church.

They raised us to hard work and taught us good morals. They never suffered us to keep bad company.

My Father’s name was Thomas Jones, born November 3, 1781, at Baltimore, Maryland.

His Father name was Jacob Jones, born November 3, 1731. His wife’s name was Elizabeth Gale, they had twelve children. Jacob Jones’s father was Richard Jones. His wife was Elizabeth Clark.

My Mother’s name was Mary Naylor, born l7S7, Bucks, Penn. Her Father’s name was John Naylor her Mother Mary Griffith.

My Grandfather Naylor was a Quaker, he died with a cancer when I was about twelve years old. His wife died soon after. Grandfather Jones died not long after. His wife lived until 49′ or 50′

1825: In the spring my father moved to Wells township where I met the girl I married, Margaret Talbott. We were married September 3rd, 183l. Her parents both died, when she was about thirteen months old. She lived with her Grandfather when I married her. Her Father’s name was Absolem from the state of Maryland. Her Mother was an Irish woman. They were as honest as any people that ever lived. In early life I felt concerned about religion, but at forty I became greatly concerned and sought the Lord in prayer and joined one church named Reborn Methodist and was baptized by __________________. In about two weeks I was elected class leader and placed over the branch of one hundred and thirty members in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio.

About 1842 there came a man into the neighborhood that told, of a people called Mormons. His name was James Dunn. My brother James believed the work and left immediately for Illinois.

I read their books and believed them especially the voice of warning. My wife was dissatisfied with my reading so I layed them by for awhile. My brother James went to Illinois and joined the church and was gone four years. At this time Joseph Smith and Hyrum were murdered on the 27th day of June 1844.

The church was driven from Illinois. They stopped at Winter Quarters. My brother James came back to Ohio to my Father’s and stayed all winter. Thomas departed this life April 10, 1846. As soon as my brother came I was anxious to know about the work of the Lord. Son William departed this life March 9, 1847 after a sickness of 19 days.

My brother, James N. Jones, baptized me and my wife in the nighttime, because of persecution, about the 3rd of March 1847. I immediately began to get ready to start for Winter Quarters with my family that were left: Martha, Richard, John, Mary, Sarah, and Elizabeth.

The mob spirit raged and enemies would have mobbed me if they had known I was going. We arrived in Winter Quarters on July 27, 1847, and heard Orson Jude preach. My wife took sick with the fever and lay three months.

About this time I was building a log house and broke a blood vessel in my breast. I lost so much blood I could not stand. I lay five months and lost all of my property. James was horn January 10, 1848.

At this time I let Chancy Whitting have a mare for which I was to receive an ox. He returned the horse stifled. She died and he refused to nay. I moved back across the river to Panesville in the spring of l84~. James died July 30, 1848.

I bought some tools and began blacksmithing. Elisha Warren born June 7, 1849. Martha married February 4, 1849.

I was ordained an elder by President Samuel Spaague and others and received a license of an elder. About the time of the first presiding of the Twelve I and about five hundred others started for Salt Lake Valley.

In the spring of 1850 I started for Salt Lake Valley and arrived September 7, 1850. Before I left Panesville I was recommended by Jacob Hamblin and was ordained into the quorum of Seventies and recommended to preach. Margaret Ellen born April 30, 1853. She died of whooping cough May 29, 1853.

About this time there was considerable difficulty with the Indians and we were counciled to fort up. I helped to lay off the fort on Little Cotton. Sold out and moved to Provo and bought two lots on which I built a house of four rooms. I served as constable, acted as Deputy Sheriff three years, was elected one of the Duty Council also one of the High Council. Joseph born May 18, 1854. Richard married Mary Cummings November 11, 1855 John married Nancy Elizabeth Young November 26, 1855, and died the 27th day of November 1855. I had sealed to me Sarah Ann Cummings by J. Morely, December 18,1856 and also Annie Paulson by President Brigham Young on January 16, 1857. Hyrum born May 19, 1857. His mother lay sick a good while and only the mercy of God revived her. Samuel Jones born to Sarah Ann July 12, 1858. At a quarter past ten in tbe morning he was born.

In the summer of 1857 the United States Government sent their officers with 2,000 men to Utah to make the Mormons submit to United States Government. We stopped them in the mountains all winter. They made arrangements with President Young to go to Cedar Valley. There they stayed till 1860 when most of them were ordered to New Mexico. Those left were out fighting Indians.

August 8, 1858: My brother James and his family are in the church and are living in Provo two blocks from me. My Mother died In September 1855. My Father lives in Ohio, also my brother Jacob. Elizabeth Ann married James C.W. Evans and lives in Iowa.

August 29, Samuel blessed by Bishop J.G. Duke and myself. November 21 1858: My wife Margaret had a fit and put her foot in the fire—place and burned the toes and all of the top to a crisp. January 22, Margaret’s foot bled until it is only through the blessings of the Lord that she i~ alive. January 30, 1859: George A. Smith preached on the preface to the Doctrine & Covenants. February 6, Dr. John Riggs took two bones of the toes of my wife’s foot off. It is eleven weeks today since it was burned.

May 26, 1859: I went to the canyon and went to get a drink when a great stone came down and caught me against a rock and broke my leg open nine and 1/2 inches. Breaking my leg in two places below the knee and split the bone five inches. Crushed the knee bone. In three weeks I went on crutches into the garden and worked from then on.

About the ninth day of November I moved to Mount Pleasant, Sand Pete County. Wife’s foot no better. Commenced working at North Bend and built a cabin.

My brother James was Bishop of North Bend and I was appointed Clerk for him January 7, 1860. January 8, 1860 I went to North Bend to work.

January 12, 1860; commenced to quarry rock for the fort wall.

January 14,1860 I went to Mount Pleasant and found my family all well.

January 29,1860; the rock was all quarried and huMled for East side of fort that I have charge of.

I moved from Mount Pleasant to North Bend March 8, 1860. We now have 20 or 25 houses and I am keeping records for this place. March 12, 1860 I helped lay up James N. Jones’ place. March 15, 1860 we commenced building the fort wall with oi4 about 30 men. April 1, 1860 the f6rt wall is up seven feet high with gates to close. June 2, this day at home making bellows so I can do some iron work.

June 30; took a tramp in the mountains looking for timber and surveying the road.

July 1; I was appointed to take charge of making the road in Birch Creek Canyon. Commenced on the 3rd with 33 hands.

October 13; Finished the harvesting, cut 30 acres and got it in the stack.

October 14, I shaved and dressed a dead man of Dr. Wadds, do not know his name.

October 25; Lucy, child of James N. Jones, clothes took fire causing her death on the 26th of October.

November 12; went for a load of wood and cut my foot where the great toe joins the foot.

November 22; the Superintendent of Common School’s came to organize our district No. 5 and I was elected trustee No. 1.

November 25, Meeting called and people asked to build the school house next week.

January 8, 1861; Rachel Ann C., daughter of Elisha and Sarah Ann Jones was born today.

February 1, Commenced Smithing.

February 10, Rachel Ann blessed by Father Isaac Morly, Bishop James N. Jones, John Cox, J.Y. Vance and Elisha Jones.

April 12,1861, gave into the poor fund one yoke of oxen to go back to Missouri for the Saints.

April 28 today received by the Deseret News information that the North and South have been fighting according to Joseph’s predictions.

June 5; Blessed Sarah’s Isaac.

July 12; thrown from a wagon, splitting the bones of my arm and injuring me so I wont be able to work for months.

January 1, 1862; At meeting today word from the President for the Saints to pray three times a day for the Government.

February 18, met in mass to send two delegates to Moroni to a convention to nominate nominees for the coming election, the first to be held under the Constitution of the State of Deseret. I was noninated as a delegate.

March 3, First election in the new State for Govenor.

March 4, 1864 My wife took a fit this morning and fell on a feather bed and smothered to death.

March 5, started to Provo to bury her. Sent word to Provo to Richard, Mary, and Sarah but roads washed out and snow deep and they couldn’t come to meet me.

March 6 got to Nole Guzyman’s and stayed all night. Went to Provo and stayed there until the ninth then burried may wife and started home.

March 12 at home looking over things and giving the girls some presents.

August 19, hired Adella Dox to teach a summer school.

August 24 Gave people terms of the School and encouraged them to send their children.

March 25 Visited the school and gave instructions to the teachers and the scholars.

May 25; My son Joseph baptized. Recorded 18 baptisms and confirmations and seven blessings.

March3,Richard started to Provo to get his family.

March 13, Richard came to my home, his wife was disatisfied and they returned on the 18th.

February 23, 1863; Mary Malinda daughter born, blessed April 19 by J. Morely Sr.

May 15; Received letter from my sister in Ohio.

May 19 Started to Provo Valley with my wife and five youngest children to visit.

September 14—15, Arrived at Provo and at three O’clock a message came advising that my boy Elisha had been hurt by a railing log. The log had fallen on his head and a blood in his breast was ruptured.

October 12 Elisha remains helpless, cannot move his left arm or leg yet. Face and eyes very much deformed.

September 29, Elisha W. Jones was ordained an Elder under the hands of James N. Jones & myself.

January 23, 1864 this morning Jacob A. took sick with the rheumatism and died the 31st. I took him to Provo and burned him beside his Mother.

January 25, Elisha is yet helpless.

March 1, I was appointed one of the building committee of the new meetinghouse.

June 24, Elder 0. Hyde was here and accepted the resignation of my brother James as Bishop. I have tended duties to the meetinghouse and it is to the square.

September 20 offered my resignation as trustee of the meetinghouse and A. S. Cora took my place. Sold out my place in Fairview to James Knight and am going to Provo Valley by the help of the Lord.

October: Moved to Heber City, Wasatch County. Was soon elected school trustee.

February 1, 1865 engaged in farming and blacksmithing.

August 3, 1865 appointed to take charge of the hands on the bridge across the River between this and Salt Lake City.

August 14, news of the death of my brother James at Fairview, Sanpete County.

August, I was elected justice of the peace of Heber on the second Monday in November, went to Sanpete, took my son Elisha with me.

November 25, Black Hawk has made a raid today on Circle Valley and killed two men and a boy, drove off the principle part of their stock.

November 27, started home with my sheep, went to Fountain Green. Got to Elam Cheney’s the 28th and to Provo on the 29th.

December 1 started up Provo Canyon but it rained and snowed all day. Got to Father Dickers and left my sheep and went home.

December 5 went back to dickers and got my sheep.

December 20, born John C. Jones this evening at 5′O’clock.

March 1, 1866, blessed John C. Jones myself.

July 1, heard complaint of B. A. Norris, Hos house was broken into and $10.00 stolen.

November, Went to Sanpete and brought Caroline D. Jones home with me and returned to Payson to meet my son Elisha with the stock. Gone five days.

December 12 went to Salt Lake City to take some cattle and get a stove for the schoolhouse.

December 15, took my wife, Sarah Ann and Caroline through the Endowment House where Brother Woodruff sealed Sarah Ann to me for time and all eternity and my first wife, Margaret was sealed to me. Sarah Ann being Proxy. Also Caroline was sealed to me for time and to my brother James for eternity. She has five children; Mary, Isaac, Lavina and James N.

January 25, l~68; Harriet Lenora Jones born and blessed March 1st by J. W. Witt

March 15, received letter from Elizabeth Knight, all eaten up by grasshopper.

March 26, 1868, Nancy Jane born. Blessed April 25, by T. H. Giles

January 3, 1869, at meeting out to Echo Valley.

March 25, went to Salt Lake City for the 20% coming to my company for railroad work but it was not paid in.

April 4, at meeting today teams called to haul lime for the tithing office. Stephen Bond’s child blessed.

June 5 received a letter from James C.W. Evans giving the death of my Father, Thomas Jones. I believe he was over 83 years old.

September 15, Harriet Lenora, daughter of Elisha and Caroline D. Jones died.

March 7, Homesteaded 1/4 Sec 25, T. E, R 4 E.

May 1, 1870 at meeting Nymphus Murdock gave an account of his mission east. The
Grasshoppers have commenced on my wheat.

May 27 went to Salt Lake to draw money my Father left me.

June 28, Eliza A Daughter of Elisha and Caroline C. Jones born. Blessed August 7, by J. B. Murdock.

September 9, Harmon C. son of Elisha and Sarah Ann born.

September 25 received money from my Fathers Estate.

August 16, 1871, Harmon Jones died this morning. Age eleven months and seven days. I have been trying all fall and winter to get off to the city to be baptized for the dead, have put down 100 names.

March 6, 1872, I married my son Elisha W. Jones to Jane Anne Pierce.

December 30, 1872; Born to Elisha and Caroline Jones, Simeon.

January 8, 1873; Born to Elisha and Sarah Ann, Susan.

June 6, 1874, Heber A. Jones born and blessed, July 4th by Elisha Jones and Rasband.

August 4, 1875 was elected justice of the peace.

August 28, visit of John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and George Q. Cannon.

November 8, 1877, Edward A. Jones born, In November and December took cancer out of my arm. I put salve on and it was sixty-nine days coming out.

September 16, Orson Hicken’s boy killed.

September 19, 187S, was at the tannery and bought some shoe leather.
December 22, l879, born, Caroline D. Jones.

December 29, Caroline D. Jones the Mother died, leaving my second wife, Sarah Ann with a family of eighteen to cook and wash for.

Died August l8th, l888.

His favorite song was “OH Ye Mountains High”. He was a blacksmith, shoemaker and was all the dentist they had, pulling teeth for everyone.

At this time Aunt Sallie was mother to four different families. Left with not much of this world’s good to help her raise these children. She had already cared for Elisha during the number of years he was helpless, Jacob during his sickness and death, and raised Caroline from the time she was seven days old, when her mother died. Each child from four families say that she was the kindest Mother you could have and they would be satisfied to belong to her in the next world.

She not only cared for these children of hers and the other wives but let her daughter Mary go and live with her parents, John and Rachel Cummings and keep house for them until Mary married. Then the other girls were sent one at a time to help her parents. Her brother, John Cummings’ wife died and Aunt Sallie sent to his home each day and cooked and washed and cared for his family until he married again.

When her parents became so old and she had no girls to let stay with them she brought her Father and Mother home and cared for them for three years. Grandpa was ninety—three years old and Grandma was eighty-three years old. They were a great care, Grandfather was very deaf and Grandma had a stroke but Aunt Sallie was always kind and was never so happy as when all her children came home with their babies.

She, Aunt Sallie, suffered from a stroke and was partly helpless for sometime before she died. Her daughter, Susie, cared for her as she had cared for her parents. She died September 38, 1909.

County of Wasatch
Territory of Utah

The Last Will of Elisha Jones, deceased, a copy of which is hereunto annexed, having been proved and recorded in the Probate Court of the County of Wasatch and Territory aforesaid, and Sarah Ann Jones and Joseph Jones who are named therein as Executors thereof, and herein approved by said Court. Witness Oh. R. Shelton the Clerk of said Probate Court, with the Seal of said Court affixed, the day of February the 21st A.D. 1881. By order of the Court

Oh. R. Shelton, Probate Clerk

The undersigned, being first duly sworn depose and say that they are the persons above named and appointed as Executors to said Estate and that they will support the constitution of the United States and of the Territory of Utah and will faithfully and truly perform the duties of Executors to the Estate of the late Elisha Jones, deceased, as the law directs according to the best of our knowledge and belief. In witness whereof they hereunto set their hands and seals at Heber City, the 21st day of Feb. A.D. 1881.

Signed Sarah A. Jones
Jos. Jones

Sworn and subscribed before me this 21st day of Feb. A.D. 18S1.
Ch. R. Shelton
Clerk of Probate
A COPY OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE LATE ELISHA JONES, Deceased,

I, Elisha Jones of Heber City, in the County of Wasatch and Territory of Utah, born A.D. 1813, and being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of human life, do hereby constitute, make, ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament, after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I herewith give and bequeath all of my Real and personal property unto my wife Sarah Ann Jones, aged LO years, during her natural life and widowhood, for her use and benefit and support of all my minor children, after the death of my Said wife, Sarah Ann, or in the event of her marrying again, all of the property before mentioned and all by me hereafter acquired is to descend in the following manner, viz:
All of my Miner , children to have what is necessary for their support until they become of age. And when that event terminates, the following named persons (children) belonging to me, each to have an equal portion, to wit: Elisha W. Jones, Joseph Jones, Hyrum Jones, Sam1 Jones, Rachel Jones, Mary M. Jones, John Jones, Nancy Jones, Susan Jones, Louisa Jones, Eliza Jones, Simeon Jones, Heber Jones, Edward Jones, Caroline Jones, and Elisha W. Jones above named to have two shares, and Isaac Jones, my nephew an equal share with the above named, except Elisha W. Jones, £*6 shares and the following named to have twenty five dollars each, when the property is divided, Mary Boren, and Lovina Jones. But James N. Jones to have one colt in addition to the twenty-five dollars. If any other children are born to me they are to have an equal share with my other children. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint Joseph Jones and Sarah Ann, my wife to he the executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I, Elisha Jones, the Testator above named have to this my last will, written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal, this 28th day of July A.D. 1880.
Signed Elisha Jones

Taken from Elisha Jones Diary
By Annie J. Smith

I was born in Ohio State, Jefferson County, town of Wain on the 11th day of June 18l3. My parents had but four children; James, the oldest,myself,Jacob, and Elizabeth
Ann. My Father and Mother were from the State of Maryland, Baltimore County. Moved to Ohio about two years before I was born. Followed farming and were industrious hard working folks. I never knew my Father to try to speculate or cheat his fellow men in his life. He never united with any of the religion of the day to my knowledge but believed the Baptist Persuasion. My Mother was raised a Quaker until my Father married her when she was turned out for marrying out of the church.
They raised us to hard work and taught us good morals. They never suffered us to keep bad company.
My Father’s name was Thomas Jones, born November 3, 1781, at Baltimore, Maryland.
His Father name was Jacob Jones, born November 3, 1731. His wife’s name was Elizabeth Gale, they had twelve children. Jacob Jones’s father was Richard Jones. His wife was Elizabeth Clark.
My Mother’s name was Mary Naylor, born l7S7, Bucks, Penn. Her Father’s name was John Naylor her Mother Mary Griffith.
My Grandfather Naylor was a Quaker, he died with a cancer when I was about twelve years old. His wife died soon after. Grandfather Jones died not long after. His wife lived until 49′ or 50′
1825: In the spring my father moved to Wells township where I met the girl I married, Margaret Talbott. We were married September 3rd, 183l. Her parents both died, when she was about thirteen months old. She lived with her Grandfather when I married her. Her Father’s name was Absolem from the state of Maryland. Her Mother was an Irish woman. They were as honest as any people that ever lived. In early life I felt concerned about religion, but at forty I became greatly concerned and sought the Lord in prayer and joined one church named Reborn Methodist and was baptized by __________________. In about two weeks I was elected class leader and placed over the branch of one hundred and thirty members in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio.

About 1842 there came a man into the neighborhood that told, of a people called Mormons. His name was James Dunn. My brother James believed the work and left immediately for Illinois.
I read their books and believed them especially the voice of warning. My wife was dissatisfied with my reading so I layed them by for awhile. My brother James went to Illinois and joined the church and was gone four years. At this time Joseph Smith and Hyrum were murdered on the 27th day of June 1844.
The church was driven from Illinois. They stopped at Winter Quarters. My brother James came back to Ohio to my Father’s and stayed all winter. Thomas departed this life April 10, 1846. As soon as my brother came I was anxious to know about the work of the Lord. Son William departed this life March 9, 1847 after a sickness of 19 days.
My brother, James N. Jones, baptized me and my wife in the nighttime, because of persecution, about the 3rd of March 1847. I immediately began to get ready to start for Winter Quarters with my family that were left: Martha, Richard, John, Mary, Sarah, and Elizabeth.
The mob spirit raged and enemies would have mobbed me if they had known I was going. We arrived in Winter Quarters on July 27, 1847, and heard Orson Jude preach. My wife took sick with the fever and lay three months.
About this time I was building a log house and broke a blood vessel in my breast. I lost so much blood I could not stand. I lay five months and lost all of my property. James was horn January 10, 1848.
At this time I let Chancy Whitting have a mare for which I was to receive an ox. He returned the horse stifled. She died and he refused to nay. I moved back across the river to Panesville in the spring of l84~. James died July 30, 1848.
I bought some tools and began blacksmithing. Elisha Warren born June 7, 1849. Martha married February 4, 1849.
I was ordained an elder by President Samuel Spaague and others and received a license of an elder. About the time of the first presiding of the Twelve I and about five hundred others started for Salt Lake Valley.

In the spring of 1850 I started for Salt Lake Valley and arrived September 7, 1850. Before I left Panesville I was recommended by Jacob Hamblin and was ordained into the quorum of Seventies and recommended to preach. Margaret Ellen born April 30, 1853. She died of whooping cough May 29, 1853.

About this time there was considerable difficulty with the Indians and we were counciled to fort up. I helped to lay off the fort on Little Cotton. Sold out and moved to Provo and bought two lots on which I built a house of four rooms. I served as constable, acted as Deputy Sheriff three years, was elected one of the Duty Council also one of the High Council. Joseph born May 18, 1854. Richard married Mary Cummings November 11, 1855 John married Nancy Elizabeth Young November 26, 1855, and died the 27th day of November 1855. I had sealed to me Sarah Ann Cummings by J. Morely, December 18,1856 and also Annie Paulson by President Brigham Young on January 16, 1857. Hyrum born May 19, 1857. His mother lay sick a good while and only the mercy of God revived her. Samuel Jones born to Sarah Ann July 12, 1858. At a quarter past ten in tbe morning he was born.
In the summer of 1857 the United States Government sent their officers with 2,000 men to Utah to make the Mormons submit to United States Government. We stopped them in the mountains all winter. They made arrangements with President Young to go to Cedar Valley. There they stayed till 1860 when most of them were ordered to New Mexico. Those left were out fighting Indians.
August 8, 1858: My brother James and his family are in the church and are living in Provo two blocks from me. My Mother died In September 1855. My Father lives in Ohio, also my brother Jacob. Elizabeth Ann married James C.W. Evans and lives in Iowa.
August 29, Samuel blessed by Bishop J.G. Duke and myself. November 21 1858: My wife Margaret had a fit and put her foot in the fire—place and burned the toes and all of the top to a crisp. January 22, Margaret’s foot bled until it is only through the blessings of the Lord that she i~ alive. January 30, 1859: George A. Smith preached on the preface to the Doctrine & Covenants. February 6, Dr. John Riggs took two bones of the toes of my wife’s foot off. It is eleven weeks today since it was burned. May 26, 1859:
I went to the canyon and went to get a drink when a great stone came down and caught me against a rock and broke my leg open nine and 1/2 inches. Breaking my leg in two places below the knee and split the bone five inches. Crushed the knee bone. In three weeks I went on crutches into the garden and worked from then on.
About the ninth day of November I moved to Mount Pleasant, Sand Pete County. Wife’s foot no better. Commenced working at North Bend and built a cabin.
My brother James was Bishop of North Bend and I was appointed Clerk for him January 7, 1860. January 8, 1860 I went to North Bend to work.
January 12, 1860; commenced to quarry rock for the fort wall.
January 14,1860 I went to Mount Pleasant and found my family all well.
January 29,1860; the rock was all quarried and huMled for East side of fort that I have charge of.
I moved from Mount Pleasant to North Bend March 8, 1860. We now have 20 or 25 houses and I am keeping records for this place. March 12, 1860 I helped lay up James N. Jones’ place. March 15, 1860 we commenced building the fort wall with oi4 about 30 men. April 1, 1860 the f6rt wall is up seven feet high with gates to close. June 2, this day at home making bellows so I can do some iron work.
June 30; took a tramp in the mountains looking for timber and surveying the road.
July 1; I was appointed to take charge of making the road in Birch Creek Canyon. Commenced on the 3rd with 33 hands.
October 13; Finished the harvesting, cut 30 acres and got it in the stack. October 14, I shaved and dressed a dead man of Dr. Wadds, do not know his name.

October 25; Lucy, child of James N. Jones, clothes took fire causing her death on the 26th of October.
November 12; went for a load of wood and cut my foot where the great toe joins the foot.
November 22; the Superintendent of Common School’s came to organize our district No. 5 and I was elected trustee No. 1.
November 25, Meeting called and people asked to build the school house next week.
January 8, 1861; Rachel Ann C., daughter of Elisha and Sarah Ann Jones was born today.
February 1, Commenced Smithing.
February 10, Rachel Ann blessed by Father Isaac Morly, Bishop James N. Jones, John Cox, J.Y. Vance and Elisha Jones.
April 12,1861, gave into the poor fund one yoke of oxen to go back to Missouri for the Saints.
April 28 today received by the Deseret News information that the North and South have been fighting according to Joseph’s predictions.
June 5; Blessed Sarah’s Isaac.
July 12; thrown from a wagon, splitting the bones of my arm and injuring me so I wont be able to work for months.
January 1, 1862; At meeting today word from the President for the Saints to pray three times a day for the Government.
February 18, met in mass to send two delegates to Moroni to a convention to nominate nominees for the coming election, the first to be held under the Constitution of the State of Deseret. I was noninated as a delegate.
March 3, First election in the new State for Govenor.
March 4, 1864 My wife took a fit this morning and fell on a feather bed and smothered to death.
March 5, started to Provo to bury her. Sent word to Provo to Richard, Mary, and Sarah but roads washed out and snow deep and they couldn’t come to meet me.

March 6 got to Nole Guzyman’s and stayed all night. Went to Provo and stayed there until the ninth then burried may wife and started home.
March 12 at home looking over things and giving the girls some presents.
August 19, hired Adella Dox to teach a summer school.
August 24 Gave people terms of the School and encouraged them to send their children.
March 25 Visited the school and gave instructions to the teachers and the scholars.
May 25; My son Joseph baptized. Recorded 18 baptisms and confirmations and seven blessings.
March3,Richard started to Provo to get his family.
March 13, Richard came to my home, his wife was disatisfied and they returned on the 18th.
February 23, 1863; Mary Malinda daughter born, blessed April 19 by J. Morely Sr.
May 15; Received letter from my sister in Ohio.
May 19 Started to Provo Valley with my wife and five youngest children to visit.
September 14—15, Arrived at Provo and at three O’clock a message came advising that my boy Elisha had been hurt by a railing log. The log had fallen on his head and a blood in his breast was ruptured.

October 12 Elisha remains helpless, cannot move his left arm or leg yet. Face and eyes very much deformed.
September 29, Elisha W. Jones was ordained an Elder under the hands of James N. Jones & myself.
January 23, 1864 this morning Jacob A. took sick with the rheumatism and died the 31st. I took him to Provo and burned him beside his Mother.
January 25, Elisha is yet helpless.
March 1, I was appointed one of the building committee of the new meetinghouse.
June 24, Elder 0. Hyde was here and accepted the resignation of my brother James as Bishop. I have tended duties to the meetinghouse and it is to the square.
September 20 offered my resignation as trustee of the meetinghouse and A. S. Cora took my place. Sold out my place in Fairview to James Knight and am going to Provo Valley by the help of the Lord.

October: Moved to Heber City, Wasatch County. Was soon elected school trustee.
February 1, 1865 engaged in farming and blacksmithing.
August 3, 1865 appointed to take charge of the hands on the bridge across the
River between this and Salt Lake City.
August 14, news of the death of my brother James at Fairview, Sanpete County.
August, I was elected justice of the peace of Heber on the second Monday in
November, went to Sanpete, took my son Elisha with me.
November 25, Black Hawk has made a raid today on Circle Valley and killed two men and a boy, drove off the principle part of their stock.
November 27, started home with my sheep, went to Fountain Green. Got to Elam Cheney’s the 28th and to Provo on the 29th.
December 1 started up Provo Canyon but it rained and snowed all day. Got to Father Dickers and left my sheep and went home.
December 5 went back to dickers and got my sheep.
December 20, born John C. Jones this evening at 5′O’clock.
March 1, 1866, blessed John C. Jones myself.
July 1, heard complaint of B. A. Norris, Hos house was broken into and $10.00stolen.
November, Went to Sanpete and brought Caroline D. Jones home with me and returned to Payson to meet my son Elisha with the stock. Gone five days.
December 12 went to Salt Lake City to take some cattle and get a stove for the schoolhouse.
December 15, took my wife, Sarah Ann and Caroline through the Endowment House where
Brother Woodruff sealed Sarah Ann to me for time and all eternity and my first wife,
Margaret was sealed to me. Sarah Ann being Proxy. Also Caroline was sealed to me
for time and to my brother James for eternity. She has five children; Mary, Isaac,
Lavina and James N.
January 25, l~68; Harriet Lenora Jones born and blessed March 1st by J. W. Witt
March 15, received letter from Elizabeth Knight, all eaten up by grasshopper.
March 26, 1868, Nancy Jane born. Blessed April 25, by T. H. Giles
January 3, 1869, at meeting out to Echo Valley.

March 25, went to Salt Lake City for the 20% coming to my company for railroad work but it was not paid in.
April 4, at meeting today teams called to haul lime for the tithing office. Stephen Bond’s child blessed.
June 5 received a letter from James C.W. Evans giving the death of my Father, Thomas Jones. I believe he was over 83 years old.
September 15, Harriet Lenora, daughter of Elisha and Caroline D. Jones died.
March 7, Homesteaded 1/4 Sec 25, T. E, R 4 E.
May 1, 1870 at meeting Nymphus Murdock gave an account of his mission east. The
Grasshoppers have commenced on my wheat.
May 27 went to Salt Lake to draw money my Father left me.
June 28, Eliza A Daughter of Elisha and Caroline C. Jones born. Blessed August 7, by J. B. Murdock.
September 9, Harmon C. son of Elisha and Sarah Ann born.
September 25 received money from my Fathers Estate.
August 16, 1871, Harmon Jones died this morning. Age eleven months and seven days. I have been trying all fall and winter to get off to the city to be baptized for the dead, have put down 100 names.
March 6, 1872, I married my son Elisha W. Jones to Jane Anne Pierce.
December 30, 1872; Born to Elisha and Caroline Jones, Simeon.
January 8, 1873; Born to Elisha and Sarah Ann, Susan.
June 6, 1874, Heber A. Jones born and blessed, July 4th by Elisha Jones and Rasband.
August 4, 1875 was elected justice of the peace.
August 28, visit of John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and George Q. Cannon.
November 8, 1877, Edward A. Jones born, In November and December took cancer out of my arm. I put salve on and it was sixty-nine days coming out.
September 16, Orson Hicken’s boy killed.
September 19, 187S, was at the tannery and bought some shoe leather.
December 22, l879, born, Caroline D. Jones.

December 29, Caroline D. Jones the Mother died, leaving my second wife, Sarah Ann with a family of eighteen to cook and wash for.
Died August l8th, l888.
His favorite song was “OH Ye Mountains High”. He was a blacksmith, shoemaker and was all the dentist they had, pulling teeth for everyone.
At this time Aunt Sallie was mother to four different families. Left with not much of this world’s good to help her raise these children. She had already cared for Elisha during the number of years he was helpless, Jacob during his sickness and death, and raised Caroline from the time she was seven days old, when her mother died. Each child from four families say that she was the kindest Mother you could have and they would be satisfied to belong to her in the next world.
She not only cared for these children of hers and the other wives but let her daughter Mary go and live with her parents, John and Rachel Cummings and keep house for them until Mary married. Then the other girls were sent one at a time to help her parents. Her brother, John Cummings’ wife died and Aunt Sallie sent to his home each day and cooked and washed and cared for his family until he married again.
When her parents became so old and she had no girls to let stay with them she brought her Father and Mother home and cared for them for three years. Grandpa was ninety—three years old and Grandma was eighty-three years old. They were a great care, Grandfather was very deaf and Grandma had a stroke but Aunt Sallie was always kind and was never so happy as when all her children came home with their babies.
She, Aunt Sallie, suffered from a stroke and was partly helpless for sometime before she died. Her daughter, Susie, cared for her as she had cared for her parents. She died September 38, 1909.

County of Wasatch
Territory of Utah

The Last Will of Elisha Jones, deceased, a copy of which is hereunto annexed, having been proved and recorded in the Probate Court of the County of Wasatch and Territory aforesaid, and Sarah Ann Jones and Joseph Jones who are named therein as Executors thereof, and herein approved by said Court. Witness Oh. R. Shelton the Clerk of said Probate Court, with the Seal of said Court affixed, the day of February the 21st A.D. 1881. By order of the Court

Oh. R. Shelton, Probate Clerk

The undersigned, being first duly sworn depose and say that they are the persons above named and appointed as Executors to said Estate and that they will support the constitution of the United States and of the Territory of Utah and will faithfully and truly perform the duties of Executors to the Estate of the late Elisha Jones, deceased, as the law directs according to the best of our knowledge and belief. In witness whereof they hereunto set their hands and seals at Heber City, the 21st day of Feb. A.D. 1881.
Signed Sarah A. Jones
Jos. Jones

Sworn and subscribed before me this 21st day of Feb. A.D. 18S1.
Ch. R. Shelton
Clerk of Probate
A COPY OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE LATE ELISHA JONES, Deceased,

I, Elisha Jones of Heber City, in the County of Wasatch and Territory of Utah, born A.D. 1813, and being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of human life, do hereby constitute, make, ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament, after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I herewith give and bequeath all of my Real and personal property unto my wife Sarah Ann Jones, aged LO years, during her natural life and widowhood, for her use and benefit and support of all my minor children, after the death of my Said wife, Sarah Ann, or in the event of her marrying again, all of the property before mentioned and all by me hereafter acquired is to descend in the following manner, viz:
All of my Miner , children to have what is necessary for their support until they become of age. And when that event terminates, the following named persons (children) belonging to me, each to have an equal portion, to wit: Elisha W. Jones, Joseph Jones, Hyrum Jones, Sam1 Jones, Rachel Jones, Mary M. Jones, John Jones, Nancy Jones, Susan Jones, Louisa Jones, Eliza Jones, Simeon Jones, Heber Jones, Edward Jones, Caroline Jones, and Elisha W. Jones above named to have two shares, and Isaac Jones, my nephew an equal share with the above named, except Elisha W. Jones, £*6 shares and the following named to have twenty five dollars each, when the property is divided, Mary Boren, and Lovina Jones. But James N. Jones to have one colt in addition to the twenty-five dollars. If any other children are born to me they are to have an equal share with my other children. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint Joseph Jones and Sarah Ann, my wife to he the executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I, Elisha Jones, the Testator above named have to this my last will, written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal, this 28th day of July A.D. 1880.
Signed Elisha Jones

Taken from Elisha Jones Diary
By Annie J. Smith

I was born in Ohio State, Jefferson County, town of Wain on the 11th day of June 18l3. My parents had but four children; James, the oldest,myself,Jacob, and Elizabeth
Ann. My Father and Mother were from the State of Maryland, Baltimore County. Moved to Ohio about two years before I was born. Followed farming and were industrious hard working folks. I never knew my Father to try to speculate or cheat his fellow men in his life. He never united with any of the religion of the day to my knowledge but believed the Baptist Persuasion. My Mother was raised a Quaker until my Father married her when she was turned out for marrying out of the church.
They raised us to hard work and taught us good morals. They never suffered us to keep bad company.
My Father’s name was Thomas Jones, born November 3, 1781, at Baltimore, Maryland.
His Father name was Jacob Jones, born November 3, 1731. His wife’s name was Elizabeth Gale, they had twelve children. Jacob Jones’s father was Richard Jones. His wife was Elizabeth Clark.
My Mother’s name was Mary Naylor, born l7S7, Bucks, Penn. Her Father’s name was John Naylor her Mother Mary Griffith.
My Grandfather Naylor was a Quaker, he died with a cancer when I was about twelve years old. His wife died soon after. Grandfather Jones died not long after. His wife lived until 49′ or 50′
1825: In the spring my father moved to Wells township where I met the girl I married, Margaret Talbott. We were married September 3rd, 183l. Her parents both died, when she was about thirteen months old. She lived with her Grandfather when I married her. Her Father’s name was Absolem from the state of Maryland. Her Mother was an Irish woman. They were as honest as any people that ever lived. In early life I felt concerned about religion, but at forty I became greatly concerned and sought the Lord in prayer and joined one church named Reborn Methodist and was baptized by __________________. In about two weeks I was elected class leader and placed over the branch of one hundred and thirty members in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio.

About 1842 there came a man into the neighborhood that told, of a people called Mormons. His name was James Dunn. My brother James believed the work and left immediately for Illinois.
I read their books and believed them especially the voice of warning. My wife was dissatisfied with my reading so I layed them by for awhile. My brother James went to Illinois and joined the church and was gone four years. At this time Joseph Smith and Hyrum were murdered on the 27th day of June 1844.
The church was driven from Illinois. They stopped at Winter Quarters. My brother James came back to Ohio to my Father’s and stayed all winter. Thomas departed this life April 10, 1846. As soon as my brother came I was anxious to know about the work of the Lord. Son William departed this life March 9, 1847 after a sickness of 19 days.
My brother, James N. Jones, baptized me and my wife in the nighttime, because of persecution, about the 3rd of March 1847. I immediately began to get ready to start for Winter Quarters with my family that were left: Martha, Richard, John, Mary, Sarah, and Elizabeth.
The mob spirit raged and enemies would have mobbed me if they had known I was going. We arrived in Winter Quarters on July 27, 1847, and heard Orson Jude preach. My wife took sick with the fever and lay three months.
About this time I was building a log house and broke a blood vessel in my breast. I lost so much blood I could not stand. I lay five months and lost all of my property. James was horn January 10, 1848.
At this time I let Chancy Whitting have a mare for which I was to receive an ox. He returned the horse stifled. She died and he refused to nay. I moved back across the river to Panesville in the spring of l84~. James died July 30, 1848.
I bought some tools and began blacksmithing. Elisha Warren born June 7, 1849. Martha married February 4, 1849.
I was ordained an elder by President Samuel Spaague and others and received a license of an elder. About the time of the first presiding of the Twelve I and about five hundred others started for Salt Lake Valley.

In the spring of 1850 I started for Salt Lake Valley and arrived September 7, 1850. Before I left Panesville I was recommended by Jacob Hamblin and was ordained into the quorum of Seventies and recommended to preach. Margaret Ellen born April 30, 1853. She died of whooping cough May 29, 1853.

About this time there was considerable difficulty with the Indians and we were counciled to fort up. I helped to lay off the fort on Little Cotton. Sold out and moved to Provo and bought two lots on which I built a house of four rooms. I served as constable, acted as Deputy Sheriff three years, was elected one of the Duty Council also one of the High Council. Joseph born May 18, 1854. Richard married Mary Cummings November 11, 1855 John married Nancy Elizabeth Young November 26, 1855, and died the 27th day of November 1855. I had sealed to me Sarah Ann Cummings by J. Morely, December 18,1856 and also Annie Paulson by President Brigham Young on January 16, 1857. Hyrum born May 19, 1857. His mother lay sick a good while and only the mercy of God revived her. Samuel Jones born to Sarah Ann July 12, 1858. At a quarter past ten in tbe morning he was born.
In the summer of 1857 the United States Government sent their officers with 2,000 men to Utah to make the Mormons submit to United States Government. We stopped them in the mountains all winter. They made arrangements with President Young to go to Cedar Valley. There they stayed till 1860 when most of them were ordered to New Mexico. Those left were out fighting Indians.
August 8, 1858: My brother James and his family are in the church and are living in Provo two blocks from me. My Mother died In September 1855. My Father lives in Ohio, also my brother Jacob. Elizabeth Ann married James C.W. Evans and lives in Iowa.
August 29, Samuel blessed by Bishop J.G. Duke and myself. November 21 1858: My wife Margaret had a fit and put her foot in the fire—place and burned the toes and all of the top to a crisp. January 22, Margaret’s foot bled until it is only through the blessings of the Lord that she i~ alive. January 30, 1859: George A. Smith preached on the preface to the Doctrine & Covenants. February 6, Dr. John Riggs took two bones of the toes of my wife’s foot off. It is eleven weeks today since it was burned. May 26, 1859:
I went to the canyon and went to get a drink when a great stone came down and caught me against a rock and broke my leg open nine and 1/2 inches. Breaking my leg in two places below the knee and split the bone five inches. Crushed the knee bone. In three weeks I went on crutches into the garden and worked from then on.
About the ninth day of November I moved to Mount Pleasant, Sand Pete County. Wife’s foot no better. Commenced working at North Bend and built a cabin.
My brother James was Bishop of North Bend and I was appointed Clerk for him January 7, 1860. January 8, 1860 I went to North Bend to work.
January 12, 1860; commenced to quarry rock for the fort wall.
January 14,1860 I went to Mount Pleasant and found my family all well.
January 29,1860; the rock was all quarried and huMled for East side of fort that I have charge of.
I moved from Mount Pleasant to North Bend March 8, 1860. We now have 20 or 25 houses and I am keeping records for this place. March 12, 1860 I helped lay up James N. Jones’ place. March 15, 1860 we commenced building the fort wall with oi4 about 30 men. April 1, 1860 the f6rt wall is up seven feet high with gates to close. June 2, this day at home making bellows so I can do some iron work.
June 30; took a tramp in the mountains looking for timber and surveying the road.
July 1; I was appointed to take charge of making the road in Birch Creek Canyon. Commenced on the 3rd with 33 hands.
October 13; Finished the harvesting, cut 30 acres and got it in the stack. October 14, I shaved and dressed a dead man of Dr. Wadds, do not know his name.

October 25; Lucy, child of James N. Jones, clothes took fire causing her death on the 26th of October.
November 12; went for a load of wood and cut my foot where the great toe joins the foot.
November 22; the Superintendent of Common School’s came to organize our district No. 5 and I was elected trustee No. 1.
November 25, Meeting called and people asked to build the school house next week.
January 8, 1861; Rachel Ann C., daughter of Elisha and Sarah Ann Jones was born today.
February 1, Commenced Smithing.
February 10, Rachel Ann blessed by Father Isaac Morly, Bishop James N. Jones, John Cox, J.Y. Vance and Elisha Jones.
April 12,1861, gave into the poor fund one yoke of oxen to go back to Missouri for the Saints.
April 28 today received by the Deseret News information that the North and South have been fighting according to Joseph’s predictions.
June 5; Blessed Sarah’s Isaac.
July 12; thrown from a wagon, splitting the bones of my arm and injuring me so I wont be able to work for months.
January 1, 1862; At meeting today word from the President for the Saints to pray three times a day for the Government.
February 18, met in mass to send two delegates to Moroni to a convention to nominate nominees for the coming election, the first to be held under the Constitution of the State of Deseret. I was noninated as a delegate.
March 3, First election in the new State for Govenor.
March 4, 1864 My wife took a fit this morning and fell on a feather bed and smothered to death.
March 5, started to Provo to bury her. Sent word to Provo to Richard, Mary, and Sarah but roads washed out and snow deep and they couldn’t come to meet me.

March 6 got to Nole Guzyman’s and stayed all night. Went to Provo and stayed there until the ninth then burried may wife and started home.
March 12 at home looking over things and giving the girls some presents.
August 19, hired Adella Dox to teach a summer school.
August 24 Gave people terms of the School and encouraged them to send their children.
March 25 Visited the school and gave instructions to the teachers and the scholars.
May 25; My son Joseph baptized. Recorded 18 baptisms and confirmations and seven blessings.
March3,Richard started to Provo to get his family.
March 13, Richard came to my home, his wife was disatisfied and they returned on the 18th.
February 23, 1863; Mary Malinda daughter born, blessed April 19 by J. Morely Sr.
May 15; Received letter from my sister in Ohio.
May 19 Started to Provo Valley with my wife and five youngest children to visit.
September 14—15, Arrived at Provo and at three O’clock a message came advising that my boy Elisha had been hurt by a railing log. The log had fallen on his head and a blood in his breast was ruptured.

October 12 Elisha remains helpless, cannot move his left arm or leg yet. Face and eyes very much deformed.
September 29, Elisha W. Jones was ordained an Elder under the hands of James N. Jones & myself.
January 23, 1864 this morning Jacob A. took sick with the rheumatism and died the 31st. I took him to Provo and burned him beside his Mother.
January 25, Elisha is yet helpless.
March 1, I was appointed one of the building committee of the new meetinghouse.
June 24, Elder 0. Hyde was here and accepted the resignation of my brother James as Bishop. I have tended duties to the meetinghouse and it is to the square.
September 20 offered my resignation as trustee of the meetinghouse and A. S. Cora took my place. Sold out my place in Fairview to James Knight and am going to Provo Valley by the help of the Lord.

October: Moved to Heber City, Wasatch County. Was soon elected school trustee.
February 1, 1865 engaged in farming and blacksmithing.
August 3, 1865 appointed to take charge of the hands on the bridge across the
River between this and Salt Lake City.
August 14, news of the death of my brother James at Fairview, Sanpete County.
August, I was elected justice of the peace of Heber on the second Monday in
November, went to Sanpete, took my son Elisha with me.
November 25, Black Hawk has made a raid today on Circle Valley and killed two men and a boy, drove off the principle part of their stock.
November 27, started home with my sheep, went to Fountain Green. Got to Elam Cheney’s the 28th and to Provo on the 29th.
December 1 started up Provo Canyon but it rained and snowed all day. Got to Father Dickers and left my sheep and went home.
December 5 went back to dickers and got my sheep.
December 20, born John C. Jones this evening at 5′O’clock.
March 1, 1866, blessed John C. Jones myself.
July 1, heard complaint of B. A. Norris, Hos house was broken into and $10.00stolen.
November, Went to Sanpete and brought Caroline D. Jones home with me and returned to Payson to meet my son Elisha with the stock. Gone five days.
December 12 went to Salt Lake City to take some cattle and get a stove for the schoolhouse.
December 15, took my wife, Sarah Ann and Caroline through the Endowment House where
Brother Woodruff sealed Sarah Ann to me for time and all eternity and my first wife,
Margaret was sealed to me. Sarah Ann being Proxy. Also Caroline was sealed to me
for time and to my brother James for eternity. She has five children; Mary, Isaac,
Lavina and James N.
January 25, l~68; Harriet Lenora Jones born and blessed March 1st by J. W. Witt
March 15, received letter from Elizabeth Knight, all eaten up by grasshopper.
March 26, 1868, Nancy Jane born. Blessed April 25, by T. H. Giles
January 3, 1869, at meeting out to Echo Valley.

March 25, went to Salt Lake City for the 20% coming to my company for railroad work but it was not paid in.
April 4, at meeting today teams called to haul lime for the tithing office. Stephen Bond’s child blessed.
June 5 received a letter from James C.W. Evans giving the death of my Father, Thomas Jones. I believe he was over 83 years old.
September 15, Harriet Lenora, daughter of Elisha and Caroline D. Jones died.
March 7, Homesteaded 1/4 Sec 25, T. E, R 4 E.
May 1, 1870 at meeting Nymphus Murdock gave an account of his mission east. The
Grasshoppers have commenced on my wheat.
May 27 went to Salt Lake to draw money my Father left me.
June 28, Eliza A Daughter of Elisha and Caroline C. Jones born. Blessed August 7, by J. B. Murdock.
September 9, Harmon C. son of Elisha and Sarah Ann born.
September 25 received money from my Fathers Estate.
August 16, 1871, Harmon Jones died this morning. Age eleven months and seven days. I have been trying all fall and winter to get off to the city to be baptized for the dead, have put down 100 names.
March 6, 1872, I married my son Elisha W. Jones to Jane Anne Pierce.
December 30, 1872; Born to Elisha and Caroline Jones, Simeon.
January 8, 1873; Born to Elisha and Sarah Ann, Susan.
June 6, 1874, Heber A. Jones born and blessed, July 4th by Elisha Jones and Rasband.
August 4, 1875 was elected justice of the peace.
August 28, visit of John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and George Q. Cannon.
November 8, 1877, Edward A. Jones born, In November and December took cancer out of my arm. I put salve on and it was sixty-nine days coming out.
September 16, Orson Hicken’s boy killed.
September 19, 187S, was at the tannery and bought some shoe leather.
December 22, l879, born, Caroline D. Jones.

December 29, Caroline D. Jones the Mother died, leaving my second wife, Sarah Ann with a family of eighteen to cook and wash for.
Died August l8th, l888.
His favorite song was “OH Ye Mountains High”. He was a blacksmith, shoemaker and was all the dentist they had, pulling teeth for everyone.
At this time Aunt Sallie was mother to four different families. Left with not much of this world’s good to help her raise these children. She had already cared for Elisha during the number of years he was helpless, Jacob during his sickness and death, and raised Caroline from the time she was seven days old, when her mother died. Each child from four families say that she was the kindest Mother you could have and they would be satisfied to belong to her in the next world.
She not only cared for these children of hers and the other wives but let her daughter Mary go and live with her parents, John and Rachel Cummings and keep house for them until Mary married. Then the other girls were sent one at a time to help her parents. Her brother, John Cummings’ wife died and Aunt Sallie sent to his home each day and cooked and washed and cared for his family until he married again.
When her parents became so old and she had no girls to let stay with them she brought her Father and Mother home and cared for them for three years. Grandpa was ninety—three years old and Grandma was eighty-three years old. They were a great care, Grandfather was very deaf and Grandma had a stroke but Aunt Sallie was always kind and was never so happy as when all her children came home with their babies.
She, Aunt Sallie, suffered from a stroke and was partly helpless for sometime before she died. Her daughter, Susie, cared for her as she had cared for her parents. She died September 38, 1909.

County of Wasatch
Territory of Utah

The Last Will of Elisha Jones, deceased, a copy of which is hereunto annexed, having been proved and recorded in the Probate Court of the County of Wasatch and Territory aforesaid, and Sarah Ann Jones and Joseph Jones who are named therein as Executors thereof, and herein approved by said Court. Witness Oh. R. Shelton the Clerk of said Probate Court, with the Seal of said Court affixed, the day of February the 21st A.D. 1881. By order of the Court

Oh. R. Shelton, Probate Clerk

The undersigned, being first duly sworn depose and say that they are the persons above named and appointed as Executors to said Estate and that they will support the constitution of the United States and of the Territory of Utah and will faithfully and truly perform the duties of Executors to the Estate of the late Elisha Jones, deceased, as the law directs according to the best of our knowledge and belief. In witness whereof they hereunto set their hands and seals at Heber City, the 21st day of Feb. A.D. 1881.
Signed Sarah A. Jones
Jos. Jones

Sworn and subscribed before me this 21st day of Feb. A.D. 18S1.
Ch. R. Shelton
Clerk of Probate
A COPY OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE LATE ELISHA JONES, Deceased,

I, Elisha Jones of Heber City, in the County of Wasatch and Territory of Utah, born A.D. 1813, and being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of human life, do hereby constitute, make, ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament, after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I herewith give and bequeath all of my Real and personal property unto my wife Sarah Ann Jones, aged LO years, during her natural life and widowhood, for her use and benefit and support of all my minor children, after the death of my Said wife, Sarah Ann, or in the event of her marrying again, all of the property before mentioned and all by me hereafter acquired is to descend in the following manner, viz:
All of my Miner , children to have what is necessary for their support until they become of age. And when that event terminates, the following named persons (children) belonging to me, each to have an equal portion, to wit: Elisha W. Jones, Joseph Jones, Hyrum Jones, Sam1 Jones, Rachel Jones, Mary M. Jones, John Jones, Nancy Jones, Susan Jones, Louisa Jones, Eliza Jones, Simeon Jones, Heber Jones, Edward Jones, Caroline Jones, and Elisha W. Jones above named to have two shares, and Isaac Jones, my nephew an equal share with the above named, except Elisha W. Jones, £*6 shares and the following named to have twenty five dollars each, when the property is divided, Mary Boren, and Lovina Jones. But James N. Jones to have one colt in addition to the twenty-five dollars. If any other children are born to me they are to have an equal share with my other children. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint Joseph Jones and Sarah Ann, my wife to he the executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I, Elisha Jones, the Testator above named have to this my last will, written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal, this 28th day of July A.D. 1880.
Signed Elisha Jones

11 Responses to “Elisha Jones History”

  1. Creig Jewkes Says:

    Ran across this history when searching for info on Thomas and Jacob Jones. It is very interesting. I am the 4 great grandson of Thomas Jones. Question: In this history it listed the mother of Thomas Jones as as Elizabeth Gale. We have had his mother listed as Elizabeth Peregoy. I did find it in family search in one place listing it as Elizabeth Peregoy Gale. Is there in documention? Also this history lists the parents of Jacob Jones (born 3 Nov 1731) as Richard Jones and Elizabeth Clark. We have had his birth as 17 June 1760 and parents as William Jones and Elizabeth Williams. This birthdate makes more since with the ages of his children. Again there is there any documention? I have checked in Family Search and found many different entries on both sets of parents. I would like to find out which is correct. I would hope that Elisha Jones would know the names of his grandparents. Do you have any proof of this? I am very interested in making the line correct. Thank you for your help. Creig Jewkes

  2. Creig Jewkes Says:

    Please varity that you received my message. I am not sure that it went properly. Thank you. Creig Jewkes

  3. Bonnie Huish Says:

    It is confusing. My mother had researched the Jones family extensively in the mid 70′s. It was not until recently that I obtained her genealogy papers. She shows Elizabeth Gale on some of her papers and Elizabeth Perrigo on others.

    I think but cannot verify that some of the information provided on the Church websit is incorrect. I would like to discuss further if you will contact me.

    Thank you

  4. Creig Jewkes Says:

    To Bonnie Huish: Yes, I would like to discuss further this conflick in the names. What do you know? Creig Jewkes August 5, 2004