Capt. Ezekiel Jones
Male, #1145, (11 November 1758 - 13 August 1845)
Capt. Ezekiel Jones|b. 11 Nov 1758\nd. 13 Aug 1845|p1145.htm|Jonathan Jones|b. 12 Jul 1731|p460.htm|Mary Wood|b. 23 Feb 1733/34|p461.htm|Jonathan Jones|b. 13 Dec 1701|p458.htm|Hannah Adams|b. 12 Feb 1701/2|p459.htm|Samuel Wood|b. 21 May 1706\nd. 17 Dec 1799|p1394.htm|Mary Albee|b. 12 Apr 1710\nd. 29 May 1792|p1395.htm|
Capt. Ezekiel Jones was born on 11 November 1758 in Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3,1,2,4 He was the son of Jonathan Jones and Mary Wood.1,2,3,4 Capt. Ezekiel Jones was christened on 27 March 1763 in Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. On 9 May 1782 Ezekiel, at age 23, married Mary Wight, at age 19, daughter of Eleazer Wight and Ruth Legg, in Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,2,4 Ballou (1882) writes: "He was an honest, peaceable, laborious citizen. Our elderly and middle-aged inhabitants will remember him as a trustworthy marketman and common carrier. In ante-railroad days, even down to old age, driving that covered horse-wagon every week regularly to Boston, carrying and fetching many good things for his townsman, and often wearily trudging on foot to favor his laden horse.1" Capt. Ezekiel Jones died on Wednesday, 13 August 1845 in Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 86 years, 9 months and 2 days of dropsy.1,2,4
Children of Capt. Ezekiel Jones and Mary Wight
- Ballou, Adin. History of the Town of Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts From its First Settlement to 1881. Boston: Franklin Press: Rand, Avery, & Co., 1882.
- Baldwin, Thomas W.. Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917.
- Foster, F. Apthorp. Vital Records of Holliston, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1908.
- Wight, William Ward. The Wights, A Record of Thomas Wight of Dedham and Medfield and of his Descendants 1635-1890. Milwaukee: Swain & Tate Printers, 1890.