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Transcribed biography of David F. Jones

DAVID F. JONES, son of Richard and Margaret (Forsyth) Jones, was born in Fayette County July 12, 1821, and when two years old, moved with his parents to Wayne County Ohio where he was reared to manhood. He obtained his education from the common schools, and became a farmer. He came to Porter County, Ind., in 1846, but remained only four months. He then went back to his old home, and the next season returned to Porter County, clerking that summer in Valparaiso for Joseph Jones and J. Barker. He again went back the following fall, and there, February 11, 1848, married Eve Critchfield, and the succeeding August moved to Porter County for good. He bought and settled on a farm on Horse Prairie, in Porter Township, farming summers and teaching school winters, until December 1852, when he moved to Valparaiso, where he has ever since resided. He embarked in mercantile pursuits, at which he was actively engaged about two years, afterward dealing in live-stock and buying and selling wool. Mr. Jones is a Republican, formerly a Whig; is a member of both Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities, and his wife is a member of the Christian Church. They are the parents of no children, but have one boy, Andrew J. Zimmerman, whom they have reared from three years old to fourteen. Mr. Jones and wife are among the well-known and respected families of Valparaiso and Porter County.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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