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February 11, 1759
February 1, 1824
Vincennes, Northwest Territory
Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory
St. Genevieve, Louisiana Territory
St. Louis, Louisiana Territory
Mine a Breton, Louisisana Territory
Eliza Powell Jones (January 8, 1781)
Mary Barger Jones (February 11, 1791)
John Rice Jones, son of John Jones, Esq., was born in Mallwayd, Wales on February 11, 1759. He received a collegiate education at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England and afterward took a regular course in both medicine and law. It was during these courses that Jones determined to pursue a career in law and after completely his courses he established himself in the practice of law in London. On January 8, 1781 in Brecon, Wales Jones was wed to Eliza Powell, a native of London. During their six year marriage the couple had four children.
In February of 1784 Jones and his family left England and set sail for the United States, locating in Philadelphia where he promptly began his legal career on American soil. After two years of living in Philadelphia Jones decided to head west ...[more]
Attended the University of Oxford in Oxford, England and afterward took a regular course in both medicine and law.
Lawyer; Political Office; Military
Attorney General (Indiana Territory) 1801-1805
State Representative 1805-1808 (Indiana Territory)
Justice of the Supreme Court (Missouri) 1820-1824
Indiana Territorial Legislative Council in 1805; Missouri State Constitutional Convention in 1820
Mason, Edward G., Ed. Early Chicago and Illinois. Chicago: Fergus Printing Company, 1890.
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