Adair County Deaths & Obituaries


Adair County News, Tuesday, March 3, 1925

Gone to His Reward

People of Columbia were surprised last Monday morning when the news reached town that Dr. J.T. Jones had passed away.

He was a dentist by profession and was well-known in Russell and Adair counties, being a native of the latter. A number of years ago he removed from Creelsboro to Adair county, and was quite active until the death of his wife which occurred ten or twelve years ago. Since her death he has remained quietly at his home on the Stanford Pike.

He was a very intelligent man and was a good writer of both prose and poetry. He had written several books, and his writings will be read for many years in this part of Kentucky.

He had strong convictions, and was a Democrat from the time he reached his majority until his death. He was 81 years old.

As we write, arrangements for the funeral have not been made. His two sons, Dr. R.A. and Alfred Jones, Covington, were expected to arrive Monday night. Upon their arrival final conclusions will be reached. Later--Burial at Pleasant Hill, near Montpelier, this Tuesday morning [March 3] at 10 o'clock.

His two sons, who live in Covington, could not come on account of sickness.          


Adair County News, Tuesday, March 24, 1925 (Montpelier newsletter)

A great many persons here were made sad to hear of the death of their old friend and neighbor, Dr. J.T. Jones. Dr. Jones was reared on a farm two miles south of this place, now owned by Mr. J.A. Turner, commonly known as "Big Elm." He attended school at Liberty District and a few of his school mates still live here. He is remembered here as a dentist of rare skill for one of his day and a matter of special note was his literary contributions in both prose and poetry to the local papers which were read with a great deal of interest by both young and old.


(James Thomas "J.T." Jones was born July 14, 1844, the eldest child of Chesley S. Jones and Sarah E. Kendall Jones. He appears with his parents in the 1850 and 1860 Russell County census records. Dr. Jones removed to near Montpelier, Adair County, in late 1900 or early 1901. The October 10, 1900 Adair County News reported that "Dr. J.T. Jones of Creelsboro, Russell county, purchased of J.N. and Jim Nat Conover, last Saturday, the farm lying near Montpelier, known as the Dick Patterson homestead, for $1,800 cash. The farm contains about 190 acres and has upon it a good brick dwelling. Dr. Jones will remove to the property in a few weeks. He is an excellent citizen and will be a valuable acquisition to Adair county." An example of his witty writings appears at <>.)