Known Pony Express Riders

William Lewis Jones

Born: Miller County, Missouri, on March 17, 1844.

Died: Drewsey, Oregon in 1950. He was 106 years old.

William was married twice, the first wife and two sons died. The second wife was named Elizabeth, and she traveled with him to the west and settled in Drewsey, Oregon. William was a farmer and trapper. He and Elizabeth had ten children, one who was my grandfather, Jesse James Jones (named after the famous outlaw).

Source: Cleosa Coleen Hill, May 1997.

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