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History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties, Ohio
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Vol. II
Cleveland - H. Z. Williams & Bro.
1882

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HON. LUCIAN CURTIS JONES has always been a resident of Trumbull county.  He was born in Hartford township Dec. 25, 1822.  His father, Elam Jones, and his mother, Sarah (Hyde) Jones, were both Connecticut people of Puritan blood.  His mother belonged to a family very remarkable for longevity.  Of nine children the one dying youngest was upwards of ninety and the oldest one hundred and two.  Lucian grew up upon a farm, attending district and select schools, and beginning a classical course under Rev. Wells Andrews.  He attended Western Reserve college at Hudson, Ohio, taking an optional course.  He attended this college several years but did not graduate.  Most of the time he was compelled to support himself, in doing which he learned while there the chair painters' trade.  Upon leaving college he studied medicine with Dr. Robert M. Beebe, of Hartford, attending lectures at Columbia Medical college, in Washington,  District of Columbia, and reading in the office of the famous Professor Sewal.   After taking the degree of M. D. he practiced in Hartford for about eighteen months.  The practice of this profession did not please the young man as had the study of its science, and he soon quit it and engaged in mercantile business.  The mismanagement of his partner made this business as unsatisfactory as the practice of medicine had been.  As the solicitation of John Crowell he commenced the study of law with him.  He was admitted to practice in company with H. C. Ranney and M. D. Leggett in 1854.
     He practiced law in Hartford until the spring of 1862, when, in company with E. B. Taylor, of Ravenna, he located in Warren.  This partnership continued until 1876; soon after its dissolution Judge Taylor went on to the bench.  He practiced alone for four years, and in May, 1880\, formed a partnership with T. I. Gillmer
Mr. Jones
has held many positions of trust and honor, but one to which points with more pride than to the office of justice of the peace, to which he was elected just before his twenty-first birthday, attaining his majority before receiving his commission.  He was draft commissioner during the war.  In the fall of 1871 he was elected to the State Senate, holding the office two terms.  Among the important measures originated by Senator Jones are the present mining law of Ohio, drafted and carried through by him; the bill providing for the late revision of the statutes of Ohio, which he succeeded in passing through a Democratic Legislature; and the present law governing the appropriation of private property for public use.  On  the committees and in the discharge of his other duties he was known as a hard-working legislator.
     In politics he is an active Republican, outspoken and independent.  He has been the attorney for the Atlantic & Great Western railroad company, and its successor since its organization.  He held the office of registrar in bankruptcy, except while in the Legislature, from 1867 until the repeal of the bankrupt law.  He was the first city solicitor of Warren, and in that position was largely instrumental in bringing about the construction of many of the extensive public improvements which are the pride of that city.
     Mr. Jones was married in January, 1860, to Sallie C. Stiles daughter of Henry Stiles,  and a member of one of the oldest families in Warren.
Source:   History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches Vol I - Publ. Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. 1882 - Page 200
 

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