DeGarmo Jones, 1829

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Senator from the First District, 1840-1. He was born in Albany, N. Y., in 1787, and came to Detroit as a sutler in the army under General. Harrison in 1813, and subsequently settled there.

 

Mr. Jones established a store and became a leading business man, and at a later date was prominent in the development of the Lake Superior copper mines. He was Mayor of the city in 1839, several times Alderman, and took an active interest in business, church and educational affairs, and left a valuable estate. He was on the board of the Detroit French College and he erected the first plaster mill in the State. He was a Whig in politics. He died in 1846.