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Young B. (Y.B.) Jones

Y. B. Jones was born 1821 and died in 1891. He was married to Eliza McDonald in Carthage, Tennessee on January 19, 1848. Eliza died August 20, 1860. They had 4 children: James Henry Jones, Mary Anna Jones, William Lafayette Jones and Emma Young Jones. He was living in Nashville in 1860. After Eliza's death he married Celia P. Dillard in 1864. They had 8 children.

The following letter was written by Y. B. Jones to his son-in-law Tom Taylor, which was mailed in an envelope with N.C. & St. Louis Railway in return address corner.

Nashville, Sept 27, 1878

I drop you a line mainly to say that we are all as well as usual. Mrs. Jones and baby seem to be doing very well. Baby sleeps with his mammy all night and is getting plenty to live on. No news except yellow fever. We have had no native cases here yet, but several imported cases recently. One death today on Broad Street between our house and Vanderbilt. It is bad in Chattanooga and seems to be getting worse. Old Mrs. Wilkinson died a few days ago and Mrs. B. F. Ragsdale yesterday. B. F. Ragsdale is very low. None of our employees there have taken it yet. Please write and let us know how you all are. Excuse this short scribble as I am so very busy have not time to write more. Love to Mary and Allie May.

Very truly
Y. B. Jones"



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