This headstone is for my 2nd-great-grandfather Thomas Robert Jones (yes, there were a lot of Thomases on my Jones side), son of Joseph Thomas Jones. His wife, Sarah Ellen Armstrong, was buried along side him in Saint James Lutheran Cemetery in Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana.
Darlington is located a few miles north east of Crawfordsville, Indiana, where I went to Wabash College. I did not know until years after college that I had Jones family who owned and lived on the land in Montgomery County. I wish I had known that (or paid closer attention) back then, I certainly had enough downtime to have visited and researched the Joneses.
Sarah Ellen Armstrong was born on 7 December 1868 in Jefferson Township, Boone County, Indiana. She was the fourth child of David Armstrong and Easter Vail. I will have more on Sarah Ellen in a future post.
Thomas and Sarah Ellen were married on 16 July 1887 in Lebanon, Indiana. They had three children:
1. Roy Herbert Jones
2. Edgar Lawrence Jones (my great-grandfather)
3. Edna Florence Jones
Edgar and Edna were twins, born on 15 March 1896.