Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915
Born: April 18, 1823, Pompey Hollow, Onondaga County, New York.
Died: 1915, Binghamton, New York.
Buried: Oran Community Church Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York.
Daughter of Eleazer Rice, Jones lived in Onondaga County, New York. Her girlhood was spent on a farm, receiving what education the country schools and one term at high school could provide. She was always fond of reading, and was a great singer, with a clear ringing voice. On July 7, 1844, she married a son of Rev. Zenas Jones; her husband died in 1879. Her song writing career began when her poetry came to the attention of Dr. M. J. Mun… Go to person page >
Display Title: The Birthday of Our King (Jones)First Line: Hear the merry Christmas bellsTune Title: [Hear the merry Christmas bells]Author: Harriet E. Rice JonesSource: Green Pastures for the Lambs (Cleveland, Ohio: S. Brainard's Sons, 1886), by Alonzo J. Abbey & M. J. Munger (Cleveland, Ohio: S. Brainard's Sons, 1886), number 37