I recently had a query about the parentage of a Williams Co, OH ancestor – Newton Miles Jones. His daughter was a figure in a divorce action from another posting. (See Schamp) Here’s what I’ve found so far:
I started out with his online death certificate from Familysearch. This gave me his birthplace, which helped me narrow down family records:
Newton Miles Jones (May 1831 Champaign Co, OH – 6 October 1905 Center Twp, Williams Co, OH); s/o William Jones and Elizabeth Swan; buried Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign Co, OH according to find-a-grave, but no marker; however, he is buried in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, OH next to wife Sarah B Jones
Obit of NM Jones - Bryan Democrat, 12 Oct 1905 p1 c3
William Jones (1795 VA-1856 Urbana, Champaign Co, OH); buried Oak Dale Cem – Section 42 Lot 16
Elizabeth Swan (19 Oct 1796 VA – 28 Dec 1872 Champaign Co, OH; buried Oak Dale Cem
The Urbana Citizen & Gazette, January 2, 1873
Died 28th December at the residence of her son, JW Jones, Mrs EH Jones, aged 76 years 2 months.
His possible siblings:
James M Jones (1817 - 1895)*
Julia A Jones (1818 - 1840)*
Washington Jones (1821 - 1841)*
Nancy Jones (1824 - 1840)*
Mary Jones (1826 - 1830)*
John Wesley Jones (1829 - 1899)*
Newton M Jones (1831 - 1905)*
Charles C Jones (1833 - 1839)*
Margaret Jones (1835 - 1891)*
Lewis E Jones (1837 - 1907)*
Brackson Jones (1838 - 1839)*
1850 Concord, Champaign, Ohio; Roll: M432_665; Page: 317A; Image: 195.
Miles Jones is 14 OH living w/parents William and Elizabeth
His possible first marriage:
Elizabeth Goslee, b. July 24, 1833, Champaign County, Ohio; d. July 21, 1856, Champaign CO, Ohio; m. Newton Jones, April 12, 1855, Champaign CO, OH.
His second marriage:
Newlin Jones/Sarah Barbara Stahl -Married 8 Mar 1857, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V2 p157)
Sarah Barbara Stahl (1 Mar 1838 Millersburg, PA – 19 June 1924 Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH; bur Fountain Grove Cem); d/o Peter Stahl and Cathenia Conrad/Conrath, pos born in Reading, Berks Co, PA; Jenny Jones was informant on her death certificate; husband Peter Stahl d. 28 July 1875, Williams Co, OH
Her brother’s obituaries:
SIMON P. STAHL
Bryan Democrat, July 17, 1923, p 1
Long Ill, Heart Trouble Ends Life Sunday; Burial Tuesday
SIMON P. STAHL, one of the best-known residents of Bryan, died at his home Sunday afternoon, heart trouble being the cause of his death. Funeral services are to be held from the home, 221 South Lynn Street, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. JOHN WESLEY LILLY, of Hicksville, assisted by Rev. M. L. GARBERSON officiating. Burial will take place in Fountain Grove cemetery. Mr. STAHL was born March 22, 1848, and had lived in Bryan and vicinity practically all of his life. He had been a stock buyer and farmer, and was the owner of one of the finest farms in the county. He was a fine citizen in every respect, known for his honor and integrity, and generally liked and admired by a host of friends. For eight years Mr. STAHL had suffered with heart trouble, his life hanging in the balance all that time. He leaves his wife, KATHERINE, to whom he was married 53 years ago, and a son, CHARLES T. Stahl.
Bryan Press, July 19, 1923, p 6
SIMON P. STAHL, whose soul left its earthly habitation on the 15th day of July,1923, at 11 o'clock a.m. at his residence on South Lynn street, was born in the county of Wyandot, Ohio, on the 22nd day of March, 1848, age 75 years, three months and 23 days.
He came to Williams County at the early age of fifteen years, with his parents, PETER and CATHARINE STAHL, and since that time has resided in and near Bryan, his entire life. On May 5th, 1870, he was united in marriage to KATHARINE LOWER, who still survives him, they having been allowed the companionship of each other for 53 years. He leaves a son, CHARLES T. STAHL, an attorney at the local bar; three sisters, SARAH JONES, SALOME SMITH and ANNA OXENRIDER, all of Bryan; two brothers and two sisters having preceded him to the great beyond.
He became a member of the United Brethren church at the age of sixteen years, and has been affiliated with the same church, at Williams Center and Bryan, since that time. He and his good wife, fought the commercial battles of life on their farm on the Center road, and after 35 years retired to Bryan, where they have resided for 15 years. He always was interested in what would be better for humanity, and was of a progressive nature, encouraging improvements, which were consistent to the public demand; he took an active part in the political life of his township; and in advancement of the church he was always interested. Although of a quiet nature, his influence was felt; his friends placed trust in him and it was never betrayed; his integrity and upright manhood was known and best known to those who knew him best.
Card of Thanks--We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to all who in any way aided in the care of our husband and father during his long illness; for the words and acts of kindness and sympathy after his decease; for the many and beautiful floral wreaths, and for the autos offered and used, and for the words of comfort from the ministers--Mrs. KATHARINE STAHL, Mr. and Mrs. CHAS. T. STAHL.
1850 Crawford, Wyandot Co, OH – Sarah B. Stahl 12 PA living with parents Peter and Catherine Stahl; Peter b 1818 PA/Catherin b 1817 PA; living in Center Twp, Williams Co, OH in 1870
2. Philena “Jenny”
3. Simon Elmer (2 September 1865, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH – 3 January 1941, Hicksville, Defiance Co, OH) –parents: Miles Jones and Sarah Stahl; states his father was born in Tuscarawas Co, OH/his mother born in Bryan, Williams Co, OH; buried in Farmer Cem, Farmer, Defiance Co, OH, married Bertha, truck gardener
1860 Center Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p82, as Newton 24 OH, Sarah 21 PA, Franklin 2 OH, and Philena 1 OH. Note that Philena became known as Jennie Jones. In 1862 the Jones family increased with the birth of son Simon E.
1870 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 59A; Image: 121; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h 310/310 Newton, John 38 OH farmer
Sarrah 32 PA
Frank 12 OH
Jane 11 OH
Elmer 9 OH
Note that the census taker transposed Newton’s first name to become the last name of the family
1880 Center Twp federal census the Jones’ were listed as Newton 49 OH with parents native of VA, Sarah 42 PA with parents native of PA, and children Franklin 22 OH, Jennie 21 OH, and Simon E 18 OH. Jennie was listed as single.
1900 Center Twp federal census p11B, the Jones family was listed as Miles Jones b May 1831 (69) OH, married 44Y with 3 children, all surviving, wife Sarah b Mar 1838 (62) PA, and daughter Jennie b Apr 1859 (41) OH, a widow with one child surviving.
1910 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census p160, as father Newton had died and widow Sarah 81 PA lived on Center Street as head of house with her divorced daughter Jennie 51 OH.
The 1920 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census p165 showed the pair as Sarah 81 PA and Jennie 60 OH; again they were classified as widows.