THOMAS G. JONES was born July 7, 1844, in Caldwell County, Ky. His father, William Jones, was the son of John Jones, of South Carolina; was born in Caldwell County; was a well-to-do farmer; was united in marriage with Malinda D. Holmes, and died June 20, 1877. His widow survives, and is now sixty-nine years of age. Thomas G. is third of ten children. He attended the district schools, and at sixteen began supporting himself by working on his father's farm, and raising tobacco as pay for his services; continued thus employed until his marriage, August 18, 1864, when he moved to a place by himself; two years later he bought his present farm of 200 acres, upon which he has made many substantial improvements. He still retains an interest in his father's estate. His wife was Mary H. Gatewood, of Eddyville; she died in February, 1877, a member in high standing of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Jones is also a member. Mrs. Jones was of a kind, devoted nature, and beloved by all who knew her. In 1884, Mr. Jones was elected to the office of sheriff, and was the first Republican ever elected to that office in Lyon County; he has since resigned and retired to his farm.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 856.