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2 Ruth Julia Robbins, b. Monarch, Colo.,
March 9, 1890.
3 Esther Lewis Robbins, b. Pueblo, Colo., Dec.
4 Rose Elizabeth Robbins, b. Pueblo, Colo.,
April 23, 1894. 5 Percy Laban7 Jones, b. Dover, Vt., Jany. 28, 1862; m. Dover, Vt., Nov. 26, 1885, Ida Nell Thorn, dau. Rufus Chase and Jane Eliza (Jackson) Thorn, b. Newfane, Vt., Sept. 4, 1866. Mr. Percy L. Jones is a farmer and stock grower but having a passionate fondness for the study of natural history he has devoted much of his time to scientific investigations and is an observer for the United States Biological Survey of the Department of Agriculture. He is classed in the Naturalists' Universal Directory as a student in Horticulture, Mammalogy, Oology and Ornithology. Residence, Beulah, Colo. Issue:
1 Percy Laban8 Jones, b. Canyon City, Colo.,
Nov. 8, 1887.
2 Paul Wilson Jones, b. Canyon City, Colo.,
March 15, 1889.
3 Julia Hamilton Jones, b. Beulah, Colo.,
Jany. 8, 1892.
4 Floyd Carlos Jones, b. Beulah, Colo., June
5 Elwin Thorn Jones, b. Beulah, Colo, Oct. 3,
6 Evelyn King Jones, b. Beulah, Colo., July
19. I90Siii. Lucinda Amy8 Hamilton, b. Marlboro, Vt., Aug. 11, 1828; d. West Brattleboro, Vt., Nov. 11, 1883; m. Springfield, Mass., Sept. 8, 1859, Preston Fay Perry, b. Dover, Vt., Nov. 18, 1821; d. Brattleboro, Vt., Sept. 16, 1887. No issue. Mrs. Lucinda Amy (Hamilton) Perry was a delicate, dainty gentlewoman, with a child's blue eyes and fairness. Her tender ways won the affection of all. Her married life was a very happy one and her brother's daughter, Abbie Mather Hamilton, motherless from birth, took the close place of child to her and to her husband. Her home was in West Brattleboro, Vt.
Lucinda5 King, (Ichabod,* Capt. Joseph,1 James,2 William1), born in Marlboro, Vt., Dec. 29, 1798; died in West Northfield, Mass., Feb. 16, 1889; married in Marlboro, Vt., Jany. 20, 1828, Rufus Caldwell, son of John and Elizabeth (Swan) Caldwell, born in West Northfield, Mass., Oct. 15, 1797; died in West Northfield, Jany. 17, 1849. Mr. Rufus Caldwell was a farmer.
When Lucinda King Caldwell married, in the old Marlboro church, she went to a fertile farm stretching back from the Connecticut River, in the beautiful town of Northfield, Mass. Her husband had been born on that farm, and all their happy married life of almost twenty-one years, and her widowed life of forty years were spent there.
Some one said that no one who inherited from Lucinda King Caldwell could be worthless. She loved poetry, the stars, Nature, people. She came into personal relations with them. Her nature was exceedingly sympathetic, so that her children said she could never have lived happily in a city, with its constant sights of want. She was a member of the Congregational Church, the church of most of her people. But the Universalist faith of her husband, the Roman Catholic faith of a friend, and the unchurched of her acquaintance were never outside her understanding. She recognized a right spirit; or if that, or a right life, were lacking, she loved the great humanity in all her Father's creatures. As the close of her ninety years came, she looked forward eagerly to the opening world, though this one had been exquisitely beautiful to her. The last night she gave clinging kisses to her daughter, craved them in return; and then fared onward gladly.
The following letter was written to her by her future husband the month before their marriage. It is given exactly. In a few cases, as will be seen, the paper has been slightly injured:
Northfield Dec. 6th 1827 Dear Madam
If my vigilence and ten thousand wishes for your welfare and repose could have any force, you are enjoying all the comforts