After leaving Congress, Jones retired from active life and died in Newark on April 19, 1884, the day after his 65th birthday. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey.
- He attended the common schools.
He moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey (then called Elizabethtown) in 1855, where he was a member of the city council of Elizabeth from 1856-1860. He moved to Newark in 1860 and engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits.
Jones was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883, but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882.
1856 - 1860member, Elizabethtown City Council
1856vice president, New Jersey State Agricultural Society
1856member, New Jersey General Assembly
1881Republican, Forty-seventh Congress
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