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William F. Jones papers 1827-1890.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L086 (Text) 00000106296627 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 manuscripts box

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General Note:
Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, March 2007. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015.
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains personal and business papers and correspondence of William F. Jones. The correspondence regards Jones's land and business interest in Blackford and Delaware County and his work on the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad. There is also information regarding state and national politics, receipts, and a girl's diary. Correspondents include Jones's family in Ohio, his daughter and son-in-law, Thomas Dowling, William H. English, Andrew J. Harlan, Austin W. Morris, William Rockhill, Oliver H. Smith, and Samuel Taggart.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
William F. Jones Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data:
William F. Jones was born March 20, 1813 in Dutchess County, New York He married Sarah A. Steele in 1835 and they had eight children. He moved to Indiana in 1842 and settled in Delaware County in 1852. He worked as a carpenter's apprentice, sailor, farmer, merchant, contractor and was director of the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad where he aided in the establishment of the Lafayette, Muncie and Bloomington Railroad. He served in the Indiana State House of Representatives in 1846-1847. He was the Hartford City, Blackford County school commissioner and the Delaware County school trustee, 1854-64. He was the secretary of the Muncie town board in 1855, a Muncie city council member in 1873, and mayor of Muncie 1877-1879. He was a member of the Delaware County Agricultural Society, Washingtonian (temperance) Society, and directory of the Muncie city library. William F. Jones died October 27, 1890 in Muncie, Indiana.
Ownership and Custodial History:
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Wierbach, 1942.
Subject: Dowling, Thomas, 1806-1876.
English, William H.
Harlan, Andrew Jackson, 1815-1907.
Morris, Austin W.
Rockhill, William.
Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859.
Taggart, Samuel, 1754-1825.
Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad.
Indiana. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
Indiana > Politics and government.
Muncie (Ind.)

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