Our Jones Family Connection - Part 2

Dr. William Jones was my generation’s maternal GG grandfather. He and his wife had four children, one of whom was Fleetwood Jones, from whom we descend.

One of Fleet’s sisters was Adda Jones, was born in April, 1861 and was my generation's great grand aunt. Based upon her appearance, this photo of her from my generation's uncle DeRand Jones' family history archive appears to be circa 1900. ▼ (Click photos to enlarge 'em.)

As discussed below, she married Thomas S Rosengrant. Born in 1857, based upon his appearance this photo of him appears to be circa 1897.


Here’s how the Jones household looked when the 1880 census was taken.
1880 United States Federal Census Info About Adda E. Jones
Home in 1880: Hendrysburg, Belmont County, Ohio

Household Members: (name, age, relationship)
William M. Jones, 47, father
Elisabeth A. Jones, 43, mother
Fleetwood C. Jones, 22, son
Adda E. Jones, 20, daughter
Rosa L. Jones, 16, daughter
William H. Jones, 14, son


In 1883 Adda married Thomas Simeon Rosengrant, who was a physician.
Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 about Adda E. Jones
Name: Rosengrant, Thomas S.
Spouse: Jones, Adda E.
Marriage Date: 25 Oct 1883
County: Belmont
State: OH


Here’s a biographical sketch for him.

The medical profession is worthily represented in Barnesville, Ohio, by men of ability, great skill and trained experience, and prominent among these is Dr. Thomas S. Rosengrant, who was born in Oxford township, Guernsey County, Ohio, and was one of a family of seven children of George L. and Deborah (Wilkins) Rosengrant. The former was born and reared in Guernsey County, Ohio, where he became an extensive farmer and where he still resides. The mother of Dr. Rosengrant died in 1881.

The early life of the Doctor was spent on his father's farm, where he was born January 25, 1857. Here, among rural surroundings, he attained manhood and acquired a good common-school education. This was supplemented by a course in Scio College, from which institution he graduated with great credit.

His reading of medicine was followed under the direction of Dr. James E. Taylor, of Richmond. Indiana, preparatory to his entrance into Starling Medical College at Columbus. Ohio, from which he graduated in 1883. Dr. Rosengrant then took a postgraduate course in medicine and surgery at the Chicago Medical College and at the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[He] acquired experience by attending the hospitals of these cities, and, when prepared to begin his life work, settled in Barnesville. Ohio, July 9, 1900. Although his residence has been but a short one in this city, it has been one of encouragement and success, his capacity having been recognized both by the public and his brother practitioners.

Dr. Rosengrant married Ada E. Jones (sic), a daughter of [Dr.] William Jones, of Belmont County. The Doctor is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows, and is highly valued in his association with the Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. His political connection is with the Republican party, and he is actively interested in the success of its measures and the spread of its principles.

With his wife he belongs to the Methodist Church, to which he liberally contributes. His offices are located in the Bradfield Block in Barnesville, one of the most convenient and appropriate situations for a rising young physician.



The 1900 census records them as having been married 16 years, but shows no children. There is another person in the household, and the census records her as a servant.

1900 United States Federal Census Info About Thomas Rosengrant
Name: Thomas Rosengrant
Home in 1900: Beaver, Noble, Ohio
Age: 42
Birth Date: Jan 1858
Birthplace: Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's name: Abba E Rosengrant (sic)
Marriage Year: 1884
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 16

Household Members: Name, Age

Thomas Rosengrant, 42
Abba E Rosengrant, 39 (sic)
Grace Finley, 20


The 1910 census then shows him being widowed and living alone. I could find no record of her date of death, but the census records tell us Adda died after age 39 and before age 49.

1910 United States Federal Census about Thomas S Rosengrant
Name: Thomas S Rosengrant
Age in 1910: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Home in 1910: Barnesville Ward 1, Belmont, Ohio
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name, Age
Thomas S Rosengrant, 52


This record shows Dr. Rosengrant as having died in 1828 at age 70.

Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 about Thomas Simeon Rosengrant

Name: Thomas Simeon Rosengrant
Birth Date: 1858
Death Date: 13 Nov 1928
Death Place: Barnesville, OH
Type Practice: Allopath
Practice Specialities: Barnesville, OH, 1883
Licenses: OH, 1896
Practice Dates Places: Barnesville, OH, 1883
Medical School: Columbus Medical College, 1883
Cause Of Death: heart disease

Other records confirm his date of death. Here’s an item from the Journal of the American Medical Association: “Thomas Simeon Rosengrant, Barnesville, Ohio; Columbus Medical College, 1883; aged 70; died, November 13, of heart disease.”


The name Rosencrantz is of German origin. Detailed information about the name, as well as a family crest, can be found here.

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Last revised 9/8/2010

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