The Jones Family
(Richard Jones Family)
In 1852, Richard and Emily Jones moved to Buxton from Terre Haute, Indiana with their children. Richard was born in Tennessee in 1810 and Emily was born in Kentucky in 1820. Emily and Richard were married in Indiana in 1841, where they had owned a farm. By 1850, they had four children: John, Eliza, Philip, and James.
Richard knew how to read and write. The Jones family probably came to Buxton, because it was safer for them here and the children could get a good education. Richard made a down payment for Lot 11 on Concession 9 in 1852, within a year he had paid the 31 pounds 5 shillings to pay off his farm.
Enos son, Enos Jr. returned to the United States. He lived in Kentucky before settling in Detroit, Michigan. He married a woman named Ellen and worked as a cook. In 1869, Enos Jr. and Ellen had a daughter. Enos Jr. inherited land from his father, which he sold to James Dillon. Son, Stephen was still living at the time of his father’s death and inherited $400.00.