Jones, John Percival

Life Span
to
Full name
John Percival Jones
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
2
No. of Children
4
Family
Thomas Jones (father), and Mary A. Jones (mother), Hannah Cornelia (Conger) Greathouse (first wife), Georgina Frances Sullivan (second wife)
Occupation
Politician
Farmer or Planter
Businessman
Other
Other Occupation
Miner
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
US Senate
State legislature
Local government

John Percival Jones (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
JONES, John Percival, a Senator from Nevada; born at ‘The Hay,’ Herefordshire, England, January 27, 1829; immigrated the same year to the United States with his parents, who settled in the northern part of Ohio; attended the public schools in Cleveland, Ohio; moved to California and engaged in mining and farming in Trinity County; sheriff of the county; member, State senate 1863-1867; moved to Gold Hill, Nev., in 1868; engaged in mining; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1873; reelected in 1879, 1885, 1891, and 1897 and served from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1903; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, and Forty-seventh through Fifty-second Congresses), Committee on Epidemic Diseases (Fifty-third through Fifty-seventh Congresses); resumed his former business activities; retired to his home in Santa Monica, Calif.; died in Los Angeles, Calif., November 27, 1912; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif.; remains removed and reinterred in unknown location.
"Jones, John Percival," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=J000237.
How to Cite This Page: "Jones, John Percival," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/6004.