"Harrison Jones (1818-1854)and His Wife Susan Matilda Constant Jones (1828-1899) of Caldwell's Landing, Rockland County, N.Y."
pair of oils on canvas
unsigned, each with handwritten note identifying sitters and latter with "Edwd. Dechaux, N.Y." canvas stamp en verso.
In matching period giltwood and gesso frames.
each 34" x 27", framed 46" x 39"
Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.
Literature: Gazlay Family History - Rev. Silas Constant and 56 of his descendants, www.gazlayfamilyhistory.org/book.
Notes: New York provisioner Harrison Jones was born around 1818 in Connecticut (or New York - accounts differ) and on September 9, 1846 married Susan Matilda Constant at the Reformed Church of Cortlandtown in Montrose, Westchester county New York. She was born on April 22, 1828 in Peekskill, the daughter of Lewis Constant and Eliza Nelson, later of Caldwell's Landing, Rockwell county, New York. The couple had four children, three of whom survived into adulthood. Sadly, Harrison Jones died on March 20, 1854 while on a business trip to Jacksonville, Florida. Susan Constant Jones never remarried, and lived in Westchester county until about 1880, when she and her children moved to Greenfield, Massachusetts. She died there on August 1, 1899; she and her husband are both buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Her two sons Harrison Jones, Jr. (1849-1935) and Albert W. Jones (1853-1929) were prominent stationers in Greenfield; they retired and sold their stationery company in 1922. They, nor their sister Florence L. Jones (1851-1913), ever married or had children.