Date 1862 - 1880
Place Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, US
Description In 1880, he lived on Jefferson Street, near the Capitol.

Source References

  1. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1880 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi; Roll: 648; Family History Film: 1254648; Page: 37B; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 0443.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1808
        Birth place: Virginia
        Residence date: 1880
        Residence place: Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States</line><line />

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  2. Perrin, William H.: History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois
      • Date: 1883
      • Page: p. 80, col. 2
      • Source text:

        The Ruralist. — This was the next newspaper venture, and was established in Palestine, in 1856, by Samuel R. Jones, a native Virginian, who had been brought up by Alexander Campbell, the eminent minister of the gospel and expounder of the doctrine and faith of the religious denomination known as Disciples or Christians. The Ruralist, like its predecessors, was independent in politics. Jones was rather an eccentric man, with numerous professions, combining those of a preacher, lawyer and doctor, with that of editor and publisher. He was imbued with the spirit of “Reform” in almost everything, and was disposed to make the paper a special advocate of his own peculiar notions and isms. In December, 1856, George W. Harper, a printer boy of some eighteen years, came from Richmond, Indiana, and was employed by Jones to take mechanical charge of the Ruralist, and as he had “so many irons in the fire,” he soon virtually surrendered all charge of the paper into Harper’s hands, who endeavored to make it more of a literary and local paper than it had been previously. Its publication was continued until October, 1857, when it was suspended, and Dr. Jones removed to Wooster, Ohio, to take pastoral charge of the Christian church there. He remained about a year, and just prior to the breaking out of the late war, he removed to Mississippi. After the close of the war himself and son published for a short time a religious paper at Garner, Hinds County, that State. He is now located at Jackson, Miss., and although over seventy years of age is still actively engaged in the ministry.

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  3. Geo. P. Rowell and Co.'s American newspaper directory
      • Date: 1873
      • Page: pp. 118-119
      • Source text:

        JACKSON, Christian Unitist ; sixty-four pages octavo; subscription $3 ; established 1870 ; S. R. Jones, editor ; S. R. Jones &amp; Son, publishers ; circulation 500, estimated.

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