Pliny Jones

Male 1777 - 1860  (82 years)


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  • Name Pliny Jones 
    Born 31 Aug 1777  Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1860 
    Age 82 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Thomas Jones,   b. 1598, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1671, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  (3 x Great Grandfather) 
    Susannah Adams,   b. 5 Apr 1753, Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1815, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I49210  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Thomas Jones,   b. 6 Jun 1751, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1832, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah Adams,   b. 5 Apr 1753, Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1815, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive Goff Tiffs,   b. 1779,   d. 10 Apr 1849, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1802  [1
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Pliny Harlow Jones,   b. 11 Aug 1805, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1891  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    Hannah Valentine  m. 8 Jan 1827
    Married: 1x2. Cornelia Amelia Jones,   b. 10 Aug 1803, Ritchfield, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1894  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
    John Ledyard  m. 14 Sep 1823
    Married: 1x3. Emily Jones,   b. 12 Sep 1811, Richland, N Y Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1884  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Anson Reiley Jones,   b. 20 Sep 1820, Pulaski, N Y Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1894  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x5. Chauncey Ransom Jones,   b. 20 Jul 1816, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1901, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x6. Lydia Jones,   b. 27 Sep 1808, Richland, N Y Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1870, Galena Twp., Laporte County, Indianna Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Whitman Goit  m. Abt 1828;   Wightman Goit
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F18562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, March 15, 1860 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Deaths - In this town, on Thursday, March 8th, Pliny Jones, in the 83d year of his age.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, March 15, 1860 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - An Old Land Mark Gone - Under the appropriate head will be found a notice of the death of Pliny Jones, one of the oldest and most respected citizens. He was born in Bark-Hempstead, Litchfield County, Connecticut August 21, 1777, at which time the country was thrilling with the startling intelligence of the ingress of Gen. Burgoyne, with the flower of the British army, and every man and boy, capable of bearing arms had gone forth at the call to aid his country in this her darkest hour, and none but women and children were left in the town at the time. Mr. Jones received a good common English education, and in his youthful days, filled the important post of "_ master." In 1802, at the age of 25, he was married to Olive Goff, of Greenville, Massachusetts, and in 1805, removed to this town, then a howling wilderness, and located one mile south of this village. Here commenced, under his hand, the first actual settlement of the Town of Richland; and, without priest, doctor or lawyer, and but _le except his own sturdy hands and determined will to assist, the wilderness disappeared, a home was reared, a family raised and the result has been a long life of industry and prudence crowned with a comp_ in declining years. There has not, perhaps, one passed from among us whose life is more linked to our early history, an_ for the information of those who desire to know, we will state a few facts which will be well worthy of note by those who remember "our forefathers." In 1807, the Town of Richland was set off from Williamstown, and included what is now the town of Sandy Creek, Orwell, Albion, and part of Mexico, of which, during the next fourteen years, Pliny Jones was constable and collector. His lonely rides through thetrackless wilderness to "serve a summons" may well be imagines, but no_ our limited space, described. All his official acts bore the stamp of honesty and faithfulness. In 1816, the County of Oswego was set off from Oneida, and John S. Davis was appointed Sheriff and by his appointment, Pliny Jones was the first Under Sheriff of Oswego County. It might seem hard to some of our present officials to tramp through Scriba's hills and Volney's swamps, where roads were talked of but not to be found, to swim Oswego river, or cross on the ice to serve [line unreadable], but so it was then and it was done. Another fact maybe of interest, that in April 1806, a sister of Pliny Jones was married to Joseph Spades, which was the first marriage celebrated in Richland: and the first birth was that of the first infant child of this union. Mrs. Olive Jones, wife of the deceased,

  • Sources 
    1. [S1718] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;;;;;), Database online.
      Record for Olive Goff