Henry P. Jones, lawyer, Delavan, Ill., was born in Berlin, N. Y., March 20, 1846, the son of Elias O. and Mary (Brockway) Jones, both natives of Berlin, N. Y.; the father was born July 21, 1820, and the mother, February 20, 1823. The paternal grandparents were also natives of Berlin, the grandfather, Elias Jones, born February 6, 1797, and the grandmother, Lydia (Sweet) Jones, July 30. 1801. Henry P. Jones, having come to Delavan with his parents when nine years of age, was educated in the schools of that city, finishing in the high school. After leaving school he worked at farm labor four years, then became a carpenter, following the latter occupation until 1870, when he started a wagon-shop in Delavan, which he conducted until 1886. In the latter year he engaged in the practice of law, and has since followed, that profession. In January, 1876, he married Miss Katie E. James, who died in July of the following year. On April 5, 1883, he was married to Miss Emily F. Varney, of Delavan, who was born July 10, 1856, and is the mother of one child, Henry Paul, born in Delavan, March 6, 1886. Mr. Jones is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he is a trustee. In political affairs he is a Republican, and fraternally belongs to the I. O. M. A.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1032
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