Horatio Gates Jones (R4) Philadelphia (Part) County 1875-1882
Horatio Gates Jones, born January 9, 1822, Roxborough, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Reverend Horatio Gates and Deborah (Levering) Jones; educated common schools, Haddington College, United Kingdom; University of Pennsylvania, 1843; admitted, Philadelphia bar, 1847; Brown University, Rhode Island, Honorary M.A., 1863; married Caroline Elizabeth Vanar Babcock Jones; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1875-1882; died, March 14, 1893 (aged 71) Roxborough, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, interment Leverington Cemetery, Roxborough, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Secretary, vice president, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; clerk, president of board of trustees, Philadelphia Baptist Association, 15years; secretary, Crozer Theological Society and Baptist Home of Philadelphia; president, Welch Society; member Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, Moravan, New England, New York, Rhode Island , Western Reserve (Ohio) and Wisconsin Historical Societies; fellow Royal Historical Society of Great Britain, member Baptist Church.
History of the Roxborough Baptist Church: Of Philadelphia
The Levering Family: Or A Genealogical Account of Wigard Levering and Gerhard Levering, Two of the Pioneer Settlers of Roxborough Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (1858)
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1875-1882; committee assignments, Constitutional Reform, Judiciary General, Library, Public Printing, Retrenchment and Reform and Vice and Immorality.
Named, Horatio Gates Jones, in honor of General Horatio Gates, under whom his father the chaplain served for a time.
Tombstone inscription reads:
THEM WHICH ALSO SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM
From THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, by Futhey and Cope (1881).
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1875) Smull, J.A.; pages 606-608; Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 601.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 704, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 664.