|Chancellor of New York|
|Preceded by||Nathan Sanford|
|Succeeded by||Reuben H. Walworth|
|Recorder of New York City|
|Preceded by||Richard Riker|
|Succeeded by||Richard Riker|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
|Born||May 26, 1769|
New York City, Province of New York, British America
|Died||August 9, 1853 (aged 84)|
Cold Spring Harbor, New York, U.S.
Cornelia Haring Jones
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Samuel Jones Jr. (May 26, 1769 – August 9, 1853) was an American lawyer and politician.
Jones was born on May 26, 1769 in New York City, in the Province of New York, in what was then British America. He was the son of Cornelia (née Haring) Jones and Samuel Jones (1734–1819), who served as New York State Comptroller and Recorder of New York City. At his baptism, his sponsors were Cornelius Roosevelt and Elizabeth Haring, his maternal grandmother.
Jones was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1812 to 1814. He was Recorder of New York City from 1823 to 1824. Beginning in 1826, he replaced Nathan Sanford as the Chancellor of the State serving until 1828 when he became Chief Justice of the Superior Court of New York City and was replaced as Chancellor by Reuben H. Walworth.
Between 1828 and 1847, he was the Chief Justice of the New York City Superior Court. After the reorganization of the judicial system in the state, following the adoption of the Constitution of 1846, he was elected in 1847 a justice of the New York State Supreme Court in the First Judicial District, and he remained in that office until 1849. Representing the Supreme Court, First Judicial District, he was an ex officio member of the first New York Court of Appeals. Examples of his work may be found in Corning v McCullough (1 NY 47), involving a suit against a stockholder of a corporation, Ruckman v Pitcher (1 NY 392), an action to recover money deposited on an illegal wager, and Brewster v Striker (2 NY 19), concerning the legal interest that could pass by sale under judgment and execution.
Although then 80 years old, he returned to legal practice in 1849. The term "Father of the New York Bar," which first pertained to his father, also applied to him.
He was the father of Samuel Jones, who married a sister of Justice Joseph Barnard.
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- Rees, Thomas Mardy (1908). Notable Welshmen (1700-1900): ... with Brief Notes, in Chronological Order, and Authorities. Also a Complete Alphabetical Index. Herald Office. pp. 240–241. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
- Proceedings of the Scottish Rite (Masonic order) Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction. Printed at the Office of the Freemason's Magazine. 1891. p. 205. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
| Recorder of New York City
| Chancellor of New York
Reuben H. Walworth