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Grave site of John Patterson Jones
Masonic restoration ceremony, August 12, 1996
Monticello, New York

Left to right: Mr. Arnold Levy, DSA, Trustee; Mr. Thomas Rue, Secretary and Lodge Historian; Mr. Anthony Lubniewski, Senior Warden (rear), Hon. Burton Ledina, Sullivan County Court judge; Mr. Norman Moon, Grand Junior Warden, GL-NY; [unidentified man]; Mr. Gary Henningson, Grand Secretary and Past Grand Master, GL-NY; Mr. Jens V. Meyer, District Deputy Grand Master (kneeling).


Gravestones of the founding family of Village of Monticello, as they lay broken and prone on the ground. John P. Jones was also an early master of the first Masonic lodge in Sullivan County.

After the initial stage of clean-up, pictured above are the restored memorial stones of John Patterson Jones (center); that of his wife, Phoebe Ecker Jones (left), and another family member.

Miss Maria Santiago of Jeffersonville, one of the participants who helped clean up the gravesite along with Lodge members, receives a certificate of appreciation from R.W. Jens V. Meyer.

An audience begins to assemble at the start of the program.

A Matter Of Grave Concern.
  • Order of events at a Monticello cemetary, August 12, 1996 [PHOTOS].
  • Introduction by Tom Rue at a ceremony in a Monticello cemetary, August 12, 1996.
  • Keeping up with the Joneses, remarks by Hon. Burton Ledina, August 12, 1996.
  • Building today's community, remarks by Dr. Bob Havlena, D.S.W., August 12, 1996.
  • Standing up the Joneses, The River Reporter, August 15, 1996.
  • Graveside service for a founding family, The River Reporter, August 8, 1996.
  • Letter from NYS Senator Charles D. Cook regarding John P. Jones, June 14, 1996.
  • Account of a meeting on the restoration of historic graves, June 13, 1996.
  • Genealogy of John P. Jones, Master of the first Lodge in Sullivan County, 1779-1858.