Catherine Jones

ID # 46, (1798-1860)
FatherAndrew Jones (1767-1850)
MotherMary Slough (1770-1843)
BirthCatherine Jones was born on 31 August 1798. 
MarriageShe married William Coleman.
 
DeathShe died on 13 November 1860 at Beverly Township at age 62. 
BurialShe was buried at Troy Cemetery, Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
NoteCatherine Jones' parents, Andrew Jones and Mary Slough, lived at Copetown and are buried in the Copetown Cemetery. The Jones are of United Empire Loyalist stock. Andrew's father was James Jones of Pennsylvania who declared for King George when the American Revolution broke out. He languished in an American jail for three years. He was in jail with a future son-in-law by the name of Hodgkinson and the story is told by a Hodgkinson descendent that there was a family-engineered jail break which freed them. The two joined Butlers Rangers and served with the Rangers until the cause was lost and they made their way to Upper Canada, where they rejoined their families.

Some trees say the Jones family was prominent in the early days of the Pennsylvania settlement and worked with William Penn, that they were from Wales and family trees, with more than a few twists and turns, take the family back to one, Odard, or Udard, founder of the House of Dutton and a relative of William the Conqueror. How fanciful this may be is not known. (One serious researcher dismisses this.) It's beyond this researcher's resources to sort out. The Sloughs, or Schlauchs as they were originally known, have been traced back by other researchers to the 1600s.

Andrew Jones is found in the 1816 land assessment of Beverly Township. He is also in the 1818 and 1819 assessments and in the 1825 census. There is no doubt that his farm was in the area of what is now Copetown.

The date for Catherine's death, 13 November, 1860, is taken from Harley Misener's transcription of Troy Cemetery. The 1861 census for Beverly provides us rather more information, however. The the right hand side of the page, clearly related to the Coleman family, is a column headed deaths in 1860. It shows 1 female age 58, 'a severe fall'. The age of this person does not agree with Catherine's age as presented on the transcription of her gravestone, but, most likely, the entry refers to Catherine. 

Children of Catherine Jones and William Coleman

Last Edited29 Aug 2017