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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Jones, James Athearn 1790-1853 Author; born in Tisbury, Mass., June 4, 1790; received a common-school education, and engaged in journalism in Philadelphia in 1826; later was editor in Baltimore, Md., and in Buffalo, N. Y. His publications include Traditions of the North American Indians, or tales of an Indian camp; Gold medal awarded by Congress to Jacob Jones. Letter to an English gentleman on English libels of America; and Haverhill, or memoirs of an officer in the army of Wolfe. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., in August, 1853.