Whig. His son, Dr. John W. Jones was reared in farm life, but received his early scholastic advantages in the schools of Louisburg and Commersville (Cornersville) and Jackson College at Columbia, Tennessee, which institution he entered when 17 years of age remaining one term. Upon leaving school, he learned the harness maker's and saddler’s trades but after following this occupation two years he came to Arkansas in 1855 and settled in Independence County where he was engaged in teaching school, following this occupation in Polk Bayou and afterwards in Searcy County.

During his days of pedagoguing, his leisure moments were devoted to the study of medicine with the view of making it his calling through life, and in 1860 he entered upon his practice continuing until the opening of the rebellion when he joined the Confederate forces as a private and after serving one month and was promoted to the position of Assistant Surgeon and filled that position three years. He took part in a number of battles; Pea Ridge; Iuka and Corinth, being among the number. He was taken prisoner at Fort Hudson, but after being kept in captive for six days was paroled and returned to Searcy County, Arkansas, where he again resumed the practice of his profession.

In 1865, he located at Evening Shade and after teaching school for 20 months, he again entered upon the practice of medicine being in partnership with Dr. Hill, but this connection only continued a short time. He moved near Lacrosse in 1868, but in 1873 he came to Izard County and settled on the Old Langston place where he remained for seven years. He purchased his present property at the end of that time by adding 40 acres now has a farm comprised of 100 acres with about 20 acres under cultivation.

Prior to the war in 1861, he attended the Medical College in St. Louis, Mo.,

but owing to some disagreement between Professor McDowell and some of his German and Irish students, the institution was closed. Dr. Jones is a member of A.F and A.M., the I.O.O.F. and in his political views is a Democrat. He was married in October 1866, to Miss Martha Taylor of Izard County, and by her is the father of ten children. Mary F., wife of Robert Cuest, John W., Sebern S., James T., Margaret J., Samuel T., Wiley N., Martha C., Nancy A., and George R.

Mrs. Jones is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Dr. Jones is physician of acknowledged merit and an excellent proof of his ability is shown in the extended territory over which he calls to alleviate the suffering sick.


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