Schofield Ave.
Jonathan Schofield, early settler

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Jonathan Schofield was born around 1777 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and was married to Eleanor Brown (1784-1858) in 1806.  The couple had at least ten children – Samuel, Sarah, William, Phebe, Mary, David, Margaret, Maria, Susanna and Joseph, many of whom went on to live in the area.  The family lived for some time in Virginia, but eventually settled in Marion County a few miles north of the city in the area around present day Schofield Avenue. The land around the area would later be developed as “Schofield Harrison & Co.” addition.

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Jonathan died November 16, 1863, and is buried at Fall Creek Union Cemetery along with many other members of his family.

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Jonathan’s son, David lived along Schofield Avenue and ran a flour and grain company with his nephew, Charles.  Charles was also was a real estate and insurance agent in the city.

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All photos courtesy of Sergio Bennett.