▲Based upon the census information below, it seems likely that the photo above was taken in Hendrysburg, Belmont County, Ohio. Based upon Asa's year of birth and his appearance, the photo appears to be circa 1898. (Click photos to enlarge 'em.)
Jones cousin Lisa Pomeranz provided the two photos on this page, and here's what she had to say about them:
"Here are two pictures for you. [The bottom] One is...unidentified Jones[es] (they all seem to closely resemble each other but perhaps you have some ideas). The [top one] is Asa Alfred Jones and his family.
First row: Asa, Oscar, Rebecca Ann; Back row: Emma Jones (Major), Abner Murphy, husband of Leota Jones Murphy, Oliver Jones, Lida Jones (Likes) - my great grandmother."
Here's how the 1880 U.S. census records this family:
1880 United States Federal Census about Asa. A. Jones
Home in 1880: Hendrysburg, Belmont, Ohio
Estimated birth year: about 1848
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Anna R. Jones
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Marital Status: Married
Household Members: Name, Age
■ Asa. A. Jones, 32
■ Anna R. Jones, 36
■ Sarah L. Jones, 6
■ Lida L. Jones, 5
■ Oliver A. Jones, 1
Trivia: Asa's father, Josiah Jones, was the brother of Dr. William M Jones, my generation's GG grandfather. An online Cousin Calculator says that makes Asa my generation's 1st cousin 3 x removed.
◄ The people pictured here are unidentified members of the Jones family.
Thanks so much for these photos, Lisa. To me it's interesting to see how these members of our extended ancestral family dressed. Floor length high-necked dresses for the women (note their narrow waists in the top photo) and the young men usually wore suits and ties.
I can't help reflecting on the fact that dry cleaning hadn't yet become available - so I wonder how they laundered these clothes. It must have been very difficult to keep them presentable!
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Last revised 12/3/2010