Member Biography

Joshua Y. Jones 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1850       3 Democrat
1851       3 Democrat
1852       3 Democrat

COUNTIES: Montgomery  


1807 - 12/25/1878

Doctor Joshua Y. Jones (D3) Montgomery County 1850-1852

Early Life:

Doctor Joshua Y. Jones, born circa 1807, Pennsylvania; son of Dr. John and Christianna Sechler Jones; University of Pennsylvania, 1830, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; appointed, physician, Philadelphia Lazaretto, 1845; president, Montgomery County Society for the recovery of stolen horses and bringing thieves to justice, 1856; appointed, member, Centennial Board of Finance, Philadelphia, 1871; appointed, United States Congress, member, Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration, 1876; married, Catharine A. Fry, children, Hannah Elizabeth Jones, Anna M. Jones, John Roberts Jones; died, Christmas day, December 25, 1878 (age 72), Three Tons, Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County; interment, Germantown Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, Governor Francis Rawn Shunk, physician, Philadelphia Lazaretto, 1845. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 3rd district, Montgomery County, 1850-1852.

President, Montgomery County Society for the recovery of stolen horses and bringing thieves to justice, Upper Dublin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1856.

Appointed, member, Centennial Board of Finance, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1871. 

Appointed, United States Congress, at large member, representing Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration, 1876.


Appointed, physician, Governor Francis Rawn Shunk, Philadelphia Lazaretto, first quarantine hospital, United States, built in 1799, Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1845.

Essay on Typhus Fever. Listed in the 1877 Catalogue of the Alumni of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "J""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Dr Joshua Y. Jones (unknown-1878) - Find a Grave Memorial