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Major, Jones

JONES MAJOR, farmer, P.O. Spartansburg, was born in Downingtown, Chester Co., Penn., July 28, 1835; son of William J. and Jane (Marshall) Major, natives of Chester County, Penn. The father of the latter was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The former, a farmer and house- painter, lived for many years in Chester County, but died in Lebanon County, Penn., September 5, 1863, his widow, December 29, 1871, both aged seventy- three years. They were members of the Presbyterian Church; reared a family of thirteen children, five still living. Our subject, who is next to the youngest, acquired a common school education and learned the trade of machinist, which he followed until 1868, when he located and remained five years on a farm in Chester County, Penn., coming from thence to Sparta Township, where he purchased ninety- one acres of land, most of which he has cleared and improved. Mr. Major was married, in 1857, to Sarah E., daughter of John and Sophia (Stover) Chenworth, natives of Maryland. The former was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in Maryland in 1855, the latter in Lancaster, Penn., in 1874. This union has been blessed with six children: Anna V., wife of A.W. Jude, residing in Spartansburg; Wilmer F., Elmer E., Samuel E., Harry A. and James H. Mr. and Mrs. Major are adherents of the Congregational Church in Spartansburg. Mr. Major is a member of the K. of P.


 

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