JONES, 1755 - 1839.
Benaiah Jones, Jr., of Hebron, Conn., was born
Aug. 12, 1775. He served on Washington's body guard
during the Revolutionary War.
Feb. 7, 1781, he married Jemima Skinner, of
Hebron, who was born in 1758, and who also did heroic work
during the Revolution.
In 1782 they removed to Massachusetts, coming to Ohio
in Sept. 1808, making their home in Painesville.
Mrs. Jones died in 1820, Benaiah Jones
lived until Aug. 19, 1839, aged eighty-four years. He
spent his last days with a son in Jonesville, Mich.
A monument in the Mentor Avenue Cemetery bears the
names of Jemima Skinner Jones, Benaiah Jones,
Elkanah Jones. "Soldiers of the Revolution."
JONES, 1761 - 1849.
Elkanah Jones was born in Hebron, Conn. Apr. 28,
He enlisted in the War of the Revolution in the fall of
1776, for three months, under Capt. Elijah Wright,
and Col. Roger Enos.
In July and August of 1777 he was with Capt. John
Skinner, and Col. Robert Lattimore. Again,
in 1779, he was with Lieut. Noah Day for two months.
Enlisted again in May 1781, for six months, with
Lieut. Josiah Burnham, Col. Wm. Ledyard's regiment, all
service from Connecticut.
After the war he lived successively at Hebron, Conn.,
Newburg, N. Y., Middleford, Mass., Hamilton and Norwich, N.
J., and later in Painesville, Ohio, where he died in1849.
He never married, and spent his last years with the family
of Jonathan Goldsmith. He received a pension
from the government, and lies in the cemetery west of
Painesville known as the Blish or Nye Cemetery.
1764 - 1837?
Born in Killingly, Conn., in 1764. Ebenezer
Joy enlisted in the Revolutionary War at the age of
He served four enlistments, dating Dec. 1778, May 1779,
July 1780, March 1781; length of service twenty-two months
under Captain Nichols, Houton, Abel Stevens, and
Jonathan Benjamin; and Colonels McClellan, Bartlett,
Nichols and Wait of Connecticut.
He was one of the early settlers of Perry township
owning a farm on the River road, near the west Methodist
His name appears among the town officers as early as
1819. Oldest inhabitants remember his death in Perry,
but we have not been able to get the exact date or place of
burial. He had no children and received a pension.
Ebenezer Joy and wife were among the charter
members of the Church of Christ organized at Perry in August
1829 by Elder Sidney Rigdon.
1762 - 1841.
Abel Kimball was born in Boxford, Mass., Oct.
With his father's family he, when a child, removed to
Rindge, New Hampshire, from which place he enlisted in the
War of the Revolution in Col. Mooney's regiment, also
in Col. Enoch Hale's regiment, and served therein
until Feb. 1780. He was also an ensign, and afterwards
a Captain in the militia. He received a pension in
He married Mary Parker, in New Hampshire, and
then resided a short time in Vermont, but soon returned to
Rindge, where he lived until 1809, then he removed to
Jeffrey, N. H., living there until 1811, when he with his
brother Lemuel came to Ohio.
Upon the death of his wife he married Abigail
Cunningham. He had no children.
He died Mar. 4, 1841, and is buried in the village
cemetery in Madison, Ohio.