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The "Old Jones Cemetery" is located on the farm of Orlando Leoni (1975).
Formerly the William Jones Farm and then the Hayden Farm. The cemetery is located
on LR 62040 between Rt. 136 and Rt. 70 near Sawmill Creek and south of Ginger Hill in
Somerset Township, Washington County, Pa. Please be sure you ask permission of the owner
of the farm on which the cemetery is located before visiting the burying ground.
WILLIAM JONES' FAMILY
"William Jones was born at Ellicott Mills, Maryland, in May 1763 and died in
the latter part of March, 1862. He located in the neighborhood of Ginger Hill in
Washington County, a few years before the Whiskey Insurrection, on a farm still owned
by his son William. He was a blacksmith by trade.. When the U.S. Troops were sent
out to disperse the insurgents, they halted near his farm, from whence they were
ordered to return as the Insurrection was over. While in camp, he shod some of the
Government horses. He was loyal to the government and took no part in the Insurrection.
By his first wife he had eleven children, five sons and six daughters,--viz., John,
Elijah, Jesse, Samuel, and William--Rebecca, Delilah, Polly, Ruth, Rose and Ann. At
an advanced age, he married Mrs. Jane Phillips. They had no children. John was the
founder of Jonestown in Fallowfield Township where he lived most of his life. He was
generally engaged in farming..."
p. 156 - Old & New Monongahela by J.S. Van Voorhis
The following cemetery census was taken in 1950 by Mrs. E. C. Colvin, 165 Linden Way,
Charleroi, Pennsylvania. This cemetery was also copied in 1962, by Walter Hoffman.
William b. 3-May.1763 at Ellicott Mills, Md. d. 14-Mar.1863 99yr.10mo.11da.
Elizabeth (McClung) b. 24-Jun.1769 d. 7-Jan.1829 59yr.7mo.13da. w/o Wm
Elijah (s/o Wm) d. 13-Jan.1865 63yrs.
E.M.C. (child's stone)
Mary E. d/o J.S. & Mgt.(Jones)Carson d. 18-Nov.1853 1yr.3mo.8da.
_____, E.J. (child)
_____, M.J. (child)
HESS (obl. Stone)
John b. 18-May.1804 d. 31.Dec.1882
Anna (Jones) b. 22-Apr.1808 d. 30-Jun.1889
s/o John Hess
Infant s/o J. & A. Hess d. 4-Jun.1837 ae. 1 da.
J.A.M. d. 1-Sep.1853 (36) 11mo.8da.
Elijah d. 9-May.1854 78yr.3mo.22da.
(b. Maryland and his wife was Eleanor Jones)
Frankey H. d. 11-Aug.1857 1yr.2mo.
s/o Rev. H. & Elizabeth Snyder
John Sansom, s/o L.R Jones d. 24-Mar.1855 25yr.10da.
Rachel (d/o John) d. 3-Feb.1840
____. (child) M.J. (small hand chiseled stone) d. Jul.1824
Wm. Alexander d. 13-Jul.1857, 25yrs.
W.W. April 1808
Mary R. d. 29-Sep.1848 d/o R. Williams
J.W. (child) stone hand made 1836
Margaret (d/o Francis H. & Roseann Williams) d. 13-Aug.1828 11yr.2mo.19da.
Thomas, s/o Francis & Roseann Williams d. 13-Mar.1828 12 yrs.4mo.
Infant s/o Francis & Roseann Williams d. 28-Jan.1833 17mo.7da.
McCAULLEY, consort of James McCaulley
Elizabeth d. 27-Jun.1880 24yr.5mo.12da.
Wm. McKindree Jones b. 29-Oct.1809 d. 5-Feb.1900
Sarah Fulmer Jones b. 31-May.1817 d. 28-Jul.1886
William s/o James & Delilah Mills d. 26-Jul.1825 1yr.8mo.
John Emory s/o J. & E. Jones d. 17-Oct.1858 23 yrs.
William Melville s/o Wm. & Sarah Jones d. 20-Mar.1840 10mo.
Elizabeth 2nd w/o William Jones d. 12-Mar.1861
Elizabeth Fulmer 1815-1882 67 yrs.
NOTE: Material enclosed ( ) added by Mrs. Colvin from her personal knowledge.