Jones, John R.
Senate 1857-58 (District 9)
Party when first elected: Democratic
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Read Law; Read law with George W. Green in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Fillmore County, Minnesota (Prosecuting Attorney);
? to 1857
2nd Minnesota Cavalry (Private, when first enlisted; Major, when mustered out);
1862 to 1865
Miss A. D. Crawford (married in 1849)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
His party affiliation was provided by Minnesota in Three Centuries.
He moved from Ohio to Indiana with his family when he was about ten years old; he moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in 1842. (History of Fillmore County, Minnesota, 1912)
"He was one of the pioneers of this county, located in Chatfield in 1854, built the third shanty here and hung out the first shingle in this part of the state." (History of Fillmore County, Minnesota, 1912)
In 1855 and '56, in company with S. T. Dicson, he built a flouring mill, which is not owned by the latter." ((History of Fillmore County, Minnesota, 1912)
"He is a member of the Reformed Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, there being none of that denomination in this place. [Fillmore County]" (History of Fillmore County, Minnesota, 1912)
He died in Chatfield, Minnesota.
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by Minnesota in Three Centuries.
Education and Sciences
State Prison (Chair)
He was sworn in on December 7, 1857 and subscribed to the oath of office on December 8, 1857.
An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.