H. K. Jones, farmer, was born in Robertson County, Tenn., September 13, 1816, and when but a year old his father, Reuben, brought him to Illinois, where they remained but one year, and returned. The father, born in North Carolina, went with his parents to Robertson County, Tenn., when a child. He was a farmer, and became a soldier under Gen. Jackson in the battle of New Orleans. When of age, he married Temperance Mason, and died in Robertson County, May 8, 1857. He was buried in his garden six miles west of Springfield, and the mother, whose parents came from North Carolina, died September S. 1878, near Clarksville, Montgomery County. Our subject, the eldest child of two sons and four daughters, was reared on the farm, with no great advantages in education, and September 12, 1836, he married Mary, daughter of Joseph Eddings, a farmer, native of North Carolina. Their children are Joseph W., John T., Martha A., Julia E., Mary F., Cave J., William M. and Jesse M. George E. died May 12, 1862, at Camp Butler, during the war. Mrs.
Jones, born in Tennessee, January 6, 1815, died November 5, 1880. Our subject was married in Franklin County, Novembe, 13, 1881, to Susan A., daughter of Robert and Martha Jones. Their children are Sophia and Le Roy K., born respectively August 23, 1883, and March 26, 1886. She was born in Saline County July 6, 1854. Her sisters, Martha J. (deceased) and Marion S., were born respectively July 12, 1852, and June 12, 1856. Her father died October 10, 1855, and her mother, born in Saline County, in 1833, is now living near Frankfort. Our subject has a well improved farm of 140 acres twelve miles south of Benton.