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Jones, Samuel Stephen, 1837-1923

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1837 - 1923

Biography

Samuel Stephen Jones (1837-1923) was a pioneer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a businessman, and a mayor of Provo, Utah.

Samuel Stephen Jones was born February 9, 1837, in Brentford, England to Samuel Jones and Sarah Ann Bradshaw Jones. At some point, their family converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in 1856, they emigrated to the United States, landing in Boston. They joined the Edward Martin handcart company and traveled to Utah. Upon arrival in Utah, he and his fiancee, Lydia Elizabeth Hooker, moved to Provo, Utah, where they were married on February 9, 1857. He worked as a farmer for a time before going into business. He established his own stores, including the S. S. Jones Department Store in downtown Provo, and was an employee and partner in a number of companies, including what would go on to become Z. C. M. I. Jones served as the mayor of Provo from 1898 to 1899. He had nine children with his first wife Lydia, two of whom survived infancy. He was a polygamist, marrying five more women: he married Julia Bulstine Ipson on April 27, 1867, with whom he had four children; Jessie Jones on September 26, 1871; Annie Marie Johnson on December 27, 1875, with whom he had eight children; Fannie Howard on September 26, 1876; and Emma Jane Allman on July 26, 1878, with whom he had one child. He died December 27, 1923, in Provo, Utah.

Citation:
FamilySearch, via WWW, February 2, 2024 (Samuel Stephen Jones; born February 9, 1837 in Brentford, England; parents Samuel Jones and Sarah Ann Bradshaw Jones; converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 1856, they emigrated to the United States, landing in Boston; joined the Edward Martin handcart company and traveled to Utah; upon arrival in Utah, he and his fiancee, Lydia Elizabeth Hooker, moved to Provo, Utah, where they were married on February 9, 1857; worked as a farmer for a time before going into business; established his own stores, including the S. S. Jones Department Store in downtown Provo, and was an employee and partner in a number of companies, including what would go on to become Z. C. M. I.; served as the mayor of Provo from 1898 to 1899; had 9 children with his first wife Lydia, two of whom survived infancy; polygamist, marrying five more women; married Julia Bulstine Ipson on April 27, 1867, with whom he had 4 children; married Jessie Jones on September 26, 1871; married Annie Marie Johnson on December 27, 1875, with whom he had 8 children; married Fannie Howard on September 26, 1876; married Emma Jane Allman on July 26, 1878, with whom he had one child; died December 27, 1923 in Provo, Utah)

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, May 27, 2008 (Samuel Stephen Jones; Mormon pioneer, businessman, and politician)

Life of the Master, 1913:t.p. (S.S. Jones)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Charles D. Fletcher papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230219377]
Identifier: MSS 1948
Scope and Contents

Diaries. Also with the collection are letters received by Fletcher from various residents of Provo, Utah, including Samuel S. Jones, mayor of the town. Also included is business account books of Charles D. Miller, materials related to the Perpetual Emigration Fund of the Mormon Church, and some Mormon patriarchal blessings.

Dates: 1855-1911

Samuel Stephen Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1435
Scope and Contents

Collection contains diaries and autobiography, biographies, family history, correspondence, legal documents and newspaper clippings related to his personal life, pioneer memories, missionary experiences, political activities as mayor and member of the Democratic party, LDS Church activities, and leadership in business and civic activities in Utah. Also includes copies of his poetical writings.

Dates: 1902-1918

Samuel Stephen Jones papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1557
Scope and Contents

Collection includes the papers of early Utah resident Samuel Stephen jones, including letters, a short autobiography, naturalization records, the lyrics to "Hand Cart Song," a Utah militia commission document, a short, transcribed autobiography of Jones, receipts, a notebook, and stock certificates. Materials dated approximately 1850 to 1914.

Dates: approximately 1850-1914

Samuel Stephen Jones photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 338
Scope and Contents

Collection includes eight photographs of Samuel Stephen Jones's family and business. Dated approximately 1880-1899.

Dates: approximately 1880-1899

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Subject
Letters 3
Autobiographies 2
Home and Family 2
Provo (Utah) -- History 2
Social Life and Customs 2