(Pictured to the left are the Hertford Co, NC ruins of the Col. William Jones plantation house.)
The two Jones families from whom I descend lived in extremely close proximity to each other during North Carolina's colonial past. Their descendants eventually united in marriage when Sarah Eason Jones (descendant of William Jones of Herford Co, NC) married Maclin Bass Johnson (descendant of William Jones of Northampton Co, NC) on November 24, 1868 in White Co, AR. Were the families related in any way? The mysteries surrounding the origin of William Jones of Northampton Co, NC are a pressing current question for this researcher. Correspondence with individuals having documented information regarding this family's origins would be greatly appreciation.
Col. William Jones of Hertford Co, NC
Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Jones was born the youngest son of an aristocratic Northeastern North Carolina family. His father,
William Jones, was a Colonel in the Hertford County, NC militia and served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1811 - 1816. Col. William Jones was the youngest son of James Jones,
who served as a adjunct in the Hertford County militia during the Revolutionary
War. (Descendants quality for membership in Daughters
of the American Revolution based on James Jones' military
service.) William Jones inherited the plantation next to the property
inherited by his older brother, also named James Jones. They continued their life in the tradition of their father, who purchased the North Carolina property in the early 1700's. Aspects of their life have been well documented by the descendants who continued to live on the younger James Jones' land throughout the years. Following is an account of the 1803 marriage of Col. William Jones' niece:
Pictured Above Right: Col. William Jones house during
the latter years of its existence. Photo courtesy of James Moore.
The area is very beautiful and the fields are still fertile in 2000. I feel a tremendous draw to the area and visit the site, 1
1/2 hours south of my home, as often as possible. The ruins of Col William Jones' plantation house still exist.
Our North Carolina relatives remember the house well from their youth.
Pictures are available for view at Sally's
Family Place. It was a large 2 story house, which began as one wing. Another identical wing, which made the house then take the shape of an L, was added as the family grew larger. The house site sits on a grassy knoll overlooking gorgeous cotton fields, with woods to the rear. Woods also separate the plantation site from that of his brother James S. Jones. The family eventually grew to 13, 8 boys & 5 girls, before Colonel William Jones' death in 1828. Times were then changing in North Carolina. Col. William Jones' brother James had made some bad financial investments, lost much of his vast wealth, and soon thereafter died. James Jones' sons moved to Alabama and many of the area relatives were taking advantages of the North Carolina land grants in the newly opened lands of Tennessee. (North Carolina Revolutionary War veterans were given Tennessee land as their bounty for military service.) For whatever reason, the widow Sarah and her children decided to leave their ancestral North Carolina homeland and head to the frontier of Western Tennessee. Sarah buried Col. William Jones in an elaborate single tomb family cemetery. A tall wrought iron fence surrounded the single grave, a
very large monument inscribed with Col. William Jones' family history, and a
beautiful flowering bush. The tomb sat very near a curve in the road, which led to brother James Jones' plantation. Sarah then sold the plantation to the Sessoms family with their pledge to care for her deceased husband's grave. The entire family then moved to Haywood County, Tennessee.
For additional information on the North Carolina ancestors of Col. William Jones and Sarah Eason visit Sally's Family Place.
Descendants of James Jones
Generation No. 1
1. James1 Jones of Jones Hole, Pitch Landing, Hertford Co, NC died Abt. 1783 in Hertford Co, NC. He married Amilesant.
1779 Tax List, Hertford Co, NC, 950 acres of
land, 4 slaves
The Colonial & State History of Hertford County, North Carolina by Benjamin B. Winborne: "Hertford County was represented in the Council for some years in the person of Col. James Jones...Some of the Hertford County Officers and Soldiers in the War For Independance In Addition To Those Already Names: Capt. James Jones of Pitch Landing."
Hertford Co, NC Will signed December December 24, 1782, proven November Court 1783. In the name of God Amen, I James Jones of Hertford County in the State of North Carolina, being sick and weak of body and considering the uncertainty of this Mortal life and being also of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows to wit: First I give unto my daughter Winnifred Hayes one hundred acres of land and three Negroes: Hope, Jupiter, Opall, which has been given her before in a deed of gift to her and her heirs forever. Secondly I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Wiggins two hundred acres of land and four Negroes: Amay, Pender, Bill & Jacob to her and her heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son James Jones the plantation and land wherein I now live as far as the Merry Branch and 200 acres over the Holly Swamp, adjoining Jeremiah Hargon's line only beloved wife to have a third part of the said land during her natural life I say to him and his heirs forever. Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my son William Jones the land and plantation whereon Dempsey Peel now lives. Known by the name of Sessoms place as far as the Merry Branch to him and his heirs forever. Fifthly, I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged and the remaining part of my estate both real and personal of what kind so ever I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mildred Jones until my son James Jones arrives to the age of 21 years and then to be equally divided between my Beloved Wife and my two sons James Jones & William Jones and that my son James Jones to take his part into his own possession and the other two thirds to remain in the possession of my beloved wife until my son William Jones arrives to the age of 21 years and then my son William Jones to take his part in possession and the other third part I give and bequeath to the sole use of my beloved wife Mildred Jones to dispose of as she thinks proper. Sixthly and lastly I nominate constitue and appoint my beloved wife Mildred Jones and my friend Jacob Perry executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disallowing all former Wills & Testaments heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and eighty two. Signed, Sealed and delivered by the above named James Jones to be his last will and Testament in presence of us who hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator. Test: Aaron Sowell, John Williams by James Jones. North Carolina, Hertford County, November Court 1783. Above will exhibited by Mildred Jones & Jacob Perry. Proved by Aaron Sowell and John Williams. Executors qualified test Sam Harrell, Clerk.
Notes for Amilesant: 1790 Hertford Co, NC Census, 1 female, 2 slaves
Children of James Jones and Amilesant are:
+ 2 i. Winnifred2 Jones, born Abt. 1759; died Abt. 1796.
+ 3 ii. Sarah Jones, born Abt. 1762; died Aft. 1830.
+ 4 iii. James Jones, born 1765 in Hertford Co, NC; died 1816 in Hertford Co, NC.
+ 5 iv. Col. William Jones, Col., born Abt. 1768 in Hertford Co, NC; died Abt. 1828 in Hertford Co, NC.
Generation No. 2
2. Winnifred2 Jones (James1) married James Hayes.
Child of Winnifred Jones and James Hayes is:
6 i. Jones3 Hayes. He married Sally Daughty Sep 1812.
3. Sarah2 Jones (James1) married (1) James Wiggins. She married (2) Unknown Raby.
Child of Sarah Jones and James Wiggins is:
7 i. Thomas3 Wiggins. He married Sarah.
4. James2 Jones (James1) was born 1765 in Hertford Co, NC1, and died 1816 in Hertford Co, NC1. He married Ann Walton Abt. 1787, daughter of William Walton and Rachel Hunter. She was born 1766, and died 1842. Burial: James Jones Plantation, Hertford Co, NC.
1790 Hertford Co, NC Census, 1 male over 16, 2 females, 7 slaves
History of Hertford County, NC: James Jones, who represented, in part, the county in the House for twelve years, was the son of Col. James Jones, of Pitch Landing, and inherited a large estate from his father. He lived on his plantation near Pitch Landing. He was born in 1765 and died in 1816. He married Anne Walton, sister of Col. Isaac Walton and Timothy Walton. His widow and several children survived him. His sons were Dr. William Jones, James Sidney Jones, and Howell Jones. His granddaughter was the wife of Maj. John W. Moore. No county in the State was abler represented in 1791 than the patriotic little county of Hertford.
Children of James Jones and Ann Walton are:
+ 8 i. Dr. William3 Jones
9 ii. James Sidney Jones.
10 iii. Thomas W. Jones.
11 iv. Unknown Jones.
12 v. Unknown Jones.
5. Col. William2 Jones (James1) was born Abt. 1768 in Hertford Co, NC, and died Abt. 1828 in Hertford Co, NC. He married Sarah Eason Abt. 1793 in North Carolina2, daughter of Jacob Eason and Mary Walton. She was born Abt. 1777 in Bertie Co, NC3,4, and died Bef. 03 May 1852 in Haywood Co, TN5,6,7.
1790 Hertford Co, NC Census, 1 male over 16, 6
History of Hertford County, NC: In 1811, Col. William Jones first appears as one of the county's representatives in the House. He is the younger brother of James Jones, who retired from public life in 1806. He lived and died on the farm later owned by the late Daniel Vanpel Sessoms. He served in the house for five terms.
Letter from Abner Jones of Jones Switch, Autauga,
AL, September 25, 1886, to Napoleon Bonaparte Jones.
Bertie Co, NC Deed Book R, p. 434. Garrett & Jones to Chas. King. This indenture made this 20th day of February one Thosand seven hundred and ninety seven between Jacob Garrett Rachel Garrett his wife, Wm Jones & Sarah Jones his wife, Jacob and Rachel of the County of Bertie and State of N. Carolina Wm & Sarah of the County of Hertford and State aforesaid of the one part and Charles King Senr of the County of Bertie and State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty dollar to us in hand paid before the Ensealing hereof by Charles King the receipt whereof we do acknowledge our selves there with fully satisfide and paid and have by these presents given granted bargained sold aliend conveyed and confirmed unto the said Charles King his heirs and assigns forever a piece parcel or Tract of Land situate lying in Bertie County aforesaid on the south side of Chasy swamp containing by Estimation sixty eight acres be it the same more or less Bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a cypress a corner tree standing in Cashy Swamp, in or near the ? Mence by a line of marked trees alon William Bryans line to a pine a corner tree in John Rhodes line thence along the P. Rhodes line to a Read Oak a corner tree standing in Abner Easons line along the P. Eason line to a pine in the head of the Mill Branch thence down the P. branch to Cashy swamp thence the several courses of the P. Swamp to the first stateion. To have and to Hold the P. granted and bargained premises with all appertenances priviledges and comosities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the P. Charles King and his heirs and assigns forever, and we Solomon Cherry & Mary his wife do give up all our wright of Dower and Power of thirds in P. Land and premises unto him the P. Charles King his heirs and assigns forever, and furth we the P. Jacob Garrett, Rachel Garrett his wife, William Jones & Sarah Jones his wife our selves our heirs Executors or admr do covenant and Engage the above demised premises to him the P. Charles King his heirs and assigns forever against the Lawfull claims or demands of any person or persons whatsoever clear of all manner of Incumbrance of any kind or nature whatsoever. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written. Signed: Jacob Garrett, Rachel Garrett, W. Jones, Sarah Jones, Solm Cherry, Mary Cherry. Signed, Sealed & delivered in presents of: Amasa perin & Ralph Outlaw. State of North Carolina, Bertie County. November Term 1797. The within Decd from Jacob Garrett and others to Charles King was proved in Open Court by the Oath of Amasa Perin one of the subscribing Witnesses and ordered to be registered.
Children of William Jones and Sarah Eason are:
13 i. Unknown Male3 Jones, born Abt. 17948,9.
+ 14 ii. Nancy Jones, born Abt. 1795 in Hertford Co, NC; died Aft. 1839 in Greensboro, AL.
15 iii. Mary Jones, born Bet. 1796 - 1800 in Hertford Co, NC9,10; died Bef. 1844. She married Unknown Spears Bef. 182011.
+ 16 iv. Dr. James Cherry Jones, born Abt. 1798 in Hertford Co, NC; died Bet. 25 Jan 1868 - Apr 1968 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN.
+ 17 v. Eason Jones, born Abt. 1802 in Hertford Co, NC; died Bef. 23 May 1870 in Haywood Co, TN.
+ 18 vi. Willie Jones, born Bet. 1804 - 1806 in Hertford Co, NC.
19 vii. Unknown Male Jones, born Bet. 1804 - 1809.
+ 20 viii. Jacob Jones, born 1808 in Hertford Co, NC; died 25 Feb 1889 in Haywood Co, TN.
+ 21 ix. Sarah Jones, born Abt. 1809 in Hertford Co, NC.
+ 22 x. Abner Jones, born Bet. 1811 - 1813 in Hertford Co, NC; died Aft. 1886 in Jones Switch, Autauga or Dallas Co, AL.
23 xi. Eliza B. Jones, born Bet. 1813 - 1815 in Hertford Co, NC12,13,14; died Aft. 1886. She married William Jones 24 Mar 1867 in Haywood Co, TN.
1850 - Living in the Haywood Co, TN household of
her mother, Sarah Jones
24 xii. Lovenia Jones, born Abt. 1817 in Hertford Co, NC15,16,17; died Aft. 1886.
1850 - Living in the Haywood Co, TN household of
her mother, Sarah Jones.
+ 25 xiii. Benjamin Franklin Jones, born 24 Sep 1818 in Hertford Co, NC; died 30 Apr 1885 in West Point, White Co, AR.
Generation No. 3
8. Dr. William3 Jones (James2, James1) He married Nancy Jones Abt. 1815, daughter of William Jones and Sarah Eason. She was born Abt. 1795 in Hertford Co, NC, and died Aft. 1839 in Greensboro, AL.
Child of William Jones and Nancy Jones is:
26 i. Napoleon Bonaparte4 Jones.
14. Nancy3 Jones (William2, James1) was born Abt. 1795 in Hertford Co, NC, and died Aft. 1839 in Greensboro, AL. She married William Jones, Dr. Abt. 1815, son of James Jones and Ann Walton.
Child is listed above under (8) Dr. William Jones.
16. Dr. James Cherry3 Jones (William2, James1) was born Abt. 1798 in Hertford Co, NC18, and died Bet. 25 Jan 1868 - Apr 1968 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN. He married (1) Lavinia Brickell 06 Sep 1820 in Bertie Co, NC19, daughter of Thomas Noilles Brickell. He married (2) Elizabeth Whitelaw Bef. 1836 in Tennessee, daughter of James Whitelaw and Polly Owens. She was born Bet. 1805 - 1807 in Virginia20,21, and died Bef. 20 Dec 1886 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN.
1830 Haywood Co, TN Census, p. 25
Tennessee Cousins lists James C. Jones as one of the first doctors in Haywood County. According to family records from Brownsville, TN Dr. James Jones was very brilliant but was an alcoholic.
Child of James Jones and Lavinia Brickell is:
27 i. Eunice4 Jones, born Abt. 1829 in North Carolina22.
Children of James Jones and Elizabeth Whitelaw are:
28 i. James Whitelaw4 Jones, born Bet. 1835 - 1836 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN22. He married Martha Louise O'Conner 1882.
1870 - Living in the Haywood Co, TN household of his Mother, Elizabeth Jones.
29 ii. Rosina Jones, born Abt. 1837 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN22. Buried in Atlanta, GA
30 iii. Luther R. Jones, born Abt. 1839 in Tennessee22. Supposed to have lived at Wichita Falls, TX
31 iv. John Hobson Forsythe Jones, born Abt. 1842 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN22; died 17 May 1914 in Portales, NM. He married Ellen Whitelaw 13 Feb 1869 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN.
32 v. Hobson Jones, born Abt. 1845 in Tennessee22.
17. Eason3 Jones (William2, James1) was born Abt. 1802 in Hertford Co, NC23,24,25, and died Bef. 23 May 1870 in Haywood Co, TN26. He married Belinda Frances Cherry 04 Nov 1839 in Haywood Co, TN27,28, daughter of Daniel Cherry and Sallie Turner. She was born Abt. 1824 in Tennessee29, and died 13 Nov 1853 in Tennessee30,31.
1837 Tax List Haywood Co, TN
Haywood Co, TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Session. P. 309. This day Eason Jones who was duly elected and appointed sheriff of Haywood County by the voters of said county on the 5th day of Marh 1836 as certified to court by Mansfield Ware former sheriff of said County came into Court and tenders his bond with Willie Jones., J. Harris, Wm Loving, and Joseph Jones as securities which was received by the court, took the oaths prescribed by law and entered upon the duties of his office.
Some time in 1837 Eason Jones killed Richard H. Jones in the line of duty as Sheriff in a dispute over taxes.
Haywood Co, TN Court Records, p. 527: Know all men by these presents that we, Eason Jones, Willie Jones, Daniel Cherry, Jacob Jones and Norman T. Cherry and of the county of Haywood and State of Tennessee, are held and firmly bound unto James K. Polk, Governor of Tennessee and his successor in office or assigns, in the just and full sum of thirty thousand dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators and each and every of us and them jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, Witness our hands and seals this 6th day of April 1840. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound Eason Jones was duly and constitutionally elected to serve as sheriff of Haywood County for two years from the first Saturday in March 1840, now if the said Eason Jones shall well and truly execute and due return making of all process and precepts to him directed, and pay and satisfy all fees, or sums of money by him received by virtue of his office or levied by virtue of any process; into proper office by which the same by the tenor thereof ought to be paid, or to the person or persons to whom the same may be due his or their executor, administrators, attorneys or agents, and in all other things belonging to his office, well truly and faithfully perform the duties of his office as sheriff aforesaid, according to law, during his continuance therein, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Signed: Eason Jones, Willie Jones, Daniel Cherry, Jacob Jones, Norman T. Cherry.
Children of Eason Jones and Belinda Cherry are:
33 i. Sarah F.4 Jones, born Bet. 1841 - 184232,33. She married A. W. Roberts.
34 ii. Lovinia Jones, born Abt. 184433. She married Unknown Dickerson.
35 iii. Laura Jones, born Abt. 184734. She married (1) Unknown Taliaferro. She married (2) Unknown Mann.
36 iv. Calvin C. Jones, born 25 Mar 1849 in Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN34. He married Anna Turner.
Owned Jones Drygoods Company of Decatur & Bridgeport, TX. Came to Wise Co, TX from Tennessee in 1889.
37 v. Joseph E. Jones, born Abt. 185234. He married Emma Read.
18. Willie3 Jones (William2, James1) was born Bet. 1804 - 1806 in Hertford Co, NC35,36. He married Hannah Mariah Turner37, daughter of Simon Turner. She was born Bet. 1815 - 1816 in North Carolina38.
1840 Haywood Co, TN Census p. 421
Haywood Co, TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Session. P. 39-41 October Term 1837. Be it remembered that at this February Term on the fourth day of said term 1837, the petition of Willie Jones and Hannah Mariah Jones, his wife, formerly Hannah Mariah Turner, one of the heirs of Simon Turner, deceased, William G. Turner Elizabeth H. Turner, Thomas B. Turner, Joseph J. Turner, Blakely D. Turner, Simon Turner, and Lucy J.Turner, by their Guardian Nicholas T. Perkins and James L. Winfield and Mary A. Winfield, his wife, formerly Mary A. Turner, all heirs and legal representatives of Simon Turner, deceased was filed in said court praying that the following tract of land, which has descended to them as the heirs of the said Simon Turner, deceased, upon his death might be sold instead of being divided amongst them, the said heirs, according to statutes in such cases made and provided, to wit: containing five hundred acres, being part of a six hundred and forty acre tract granted by the State of Tennessee by grant number 22058 in Haywood County in the 10th surveyors district range six and section 9 and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a hickory and two elms marked W. S. on the line dividing the 10th & 11th surveyors districts 760 poles north of the sw corner of said section and range runs thence east two hundred and forty poles to a post oak thence north with the aforesaid district line to the beginning and it appearing to the court that it would be to the advantage and interest of said petitioners heirs as aforesaid it was ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that Blackman Coleman, Clerk & Master as aforesaid, shall have advertised the time and place of said sale forty days in the Truth Teller or newspaper published in the Town of Jackson, Madison County, and that the said Blackman Coleman make report of said sale to the next term of said court and it was further adjudged, ordered and decreed that the said petitioners heirs as aforesaid pay all costs and charges attending said sale of said tract of land. Be it also remembered that at the June Term 1837 of said Circuit Court and on the 3rd day of said term, it appearing on the motion of the said heirs and representatives of the said Simon Turner, deceased, that they the said heirs and representatives as aforesaid had at the said February term of said court and on the 4th day of said term presented and filed their petition for the sale of the said five hundred acres of land, and that said petition was granted that it was adjudged, ordered and decreed the said Blackman Coleman, Clerk & Master as aforesaid should sell said tract of land as aforesaid after publication as aforesaid and it appearing also that said publication and sale had not been made. It was therefore adjudged at the June Term 1837, ordered and decred by said court that the said Blackman Coleman, Clerk and Master as aforesaid, sell said tract of land after having advertised the time and place of sale forty days in the Banner, a newspaper published in the town of Brownsville and that he take bond and security of the purchaser as required by the said decree at the said February Term 1837 of said decree at the February Term 1837 of said Court and that he make his report of the sale and proceedings to the next term of said court and be it also remembered that the said Blackman Coleman having reported to this court that he had in obedience to the order and decree aforesaid on the 12th day of August 1837, after having given the notice required by said decree sold said tract of land at public auction to Thomas Bond on a credit of one and two years for the sum of five thousand, one hundred and twenty five dollars, he being the highest and last bidder for which he took bond with John P. Perkins and Littleton Joyner as securities. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed that the title to said land be divested out of the said heirs and representatives of the said Simon Turner, deceased, and vested in the said Thomas Bond, his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple..
Children of Willie Jones and Hannah Turner are:
38 i. William4 Jones, born Abt. 1835 in Tennessee39. Died in infancy.
39 ii. Henrietta Jones, born Abt. 1837 in Tennessee39. She married Unknown Whitelaw.
40 iii. Elizabeth Jones, born Bet. 1839 - 1840 in Tennessee40,41. She married J. U. Greer, Rev..
41 iv. Mary Jane Jones, born Abt. 1842.
42 v. Willie Jones, born Bet. 1845 - 1846 in Tennessee42,43. He married Unknown Tottem.
20. Jacob3 Jones (William2, James1) was born 1808 in Hertford Co, NC44,45,46,47, and died 25 Feb 1889 in Haywood Co, TN48,49. He married Cornelia Owen 15 Jun 1838 in Haywood Co, TN49, daughter of Matthew Owen and Mary Burton. She was born 16 Jan 1820 in near Richmond, VA50,51,52, and died 19 Jan 1877 in Haywood Co, TN53,54. Buried Zion Baptist Church cemetery, Upper Zion Road, Haywood County, TN.
1840 Haywood Co, TN Census, p.421
Children of Jacob Jones and Cornelia Owen are:
43 i. Mary Ellen "Polly"4 Jones, born 04 Sep 1841 in Haywood Co, TN55,56,57,58; died 26 Jul 192659. She married Charles S. Taliaferro 15 Jun 1875 in Haywood Co, TN60.
1870 - Living in the Haywood Co, TN household of her father.
44 ii. Matthew Jones, born 13 Mar 1844 in Haywood Co, TN61,62,63,64,64; died 19 Sep 1863 in Battle of Chicamauga65,66.
45 iii. Sarah E. Jones, born 15 Sep 1845 in Haywood Co, TN67,68,69,70,71 Never married.
1880 Living in her father's household in Haywood Co, TN
46 iv. William Jones, born 07 Jan 1849 in Haywood Co, TN72; died 18 Aug 1849 in Haywood Co, TN73,74. Died in infancy.
47 v. Paul Jones, born 04 Jul 1851 in Haywood Co, TN75,76,77,78; died 08 Mar 1923. He married Laura Baker 17 Oct 1876 in Haywood Co, TN79; born 15 Feb 1854 in Tennessee79,80; died 29 May 193781. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Brownsville, Haywood Co, TN
1880 - Living in his father's Haywood Co, TN household with his wife, Laura.
48 vi. Eugenia Jones, born 27 Jun 1855 in Haywood Co, TN82,83,84; died 07 Mar 188985,86. She married Sell Lea Aft. 188087.
1880 - Living in her father's Haywood Co, TN household.
49 vii. Zelema Jones, born 02 Jun 1859 in Haywood Co, TN88,89,90; died 29 Mar 194891,92. She married John W. Herring 14 Oct 1891 in Haywood Co, TN92.
1880 - Living in her father's Haywood Co, TN household.
50 viii. Mattie Jones, born 04 Oct 1863 in Haywood Co, TN93,94,95; died Oct 193696. Never married.
1880 - Living in her father's Haywood Co, TN household
21. Sarah3 Jones (William2, James1) was born Abt. 1809 in Hertford Co, NC97,98,99. She married Henry A. Bass Bef. 1831, son of Maclin Bass and Elizabeth Watson. He was born Abt. 1797 in Sussex Co, VA100,101,102.
1837 Haywood Co, TN Tax List, District #10
Children of Sarah Jones and Henry A. Bass are:
51 i. William4 Bass, born Abt. 1831 in Tennessee103,104.
52 ii. George E. Bass, born Abt. 1832.
53 iii. James F. Bass, born Sep 1834 in Haywood Co, TN105,106,107,108,109,110. He married Martha A. Abt. 1868110; born Jan 1841 in Tennessee111,112,113.
1870 White Co, AR Census, Dogwood Township
54 iv. Thomas D. Bass, born Abt. 1838 in Tennessee114,115.
55 v. Lucretia Bass, born Abt. 1840 in Tennessee115,116.
56 vi. Edward W. Bass, born Abt. 1842 in Tennessee117,118.
22. Abner3 Jones (William2, James1) was born Bet. 1811 - 1813 in Hertford Co, NC119,120,121,122, and died Aft. 1886 in Jones Switch, Autauga or Dallas Co, AL. He married (1) Joannah Bef. 1839. She was born 22 Jun 1821123, and died 08 Jan 1845 in Alabama123. He married (2) Jane R. Bogle 25 Aug 1846 in Dallas Co, AL124, daughter of Unknown Bogle and Unknown. She was born Bet. 1830 - 1835 in Alabama125,126,127,128, and died in Jones Switch, Autaga or Dallas Co, AL. Joannah was buried in Live Oak Cemetery, Dallas Co, AL
1850 Dallas Co, AL Census, Town of Selma, #1071
1841 Selma, AL Marshall (Police Chief) Abner Jones (The Story of Selma by Walter M. Jackson)
1846-1848 Sheriff of Dallas Co, AL: Abner Jones. There are but seven of the 23 names above (sheriff's) who are living at the present time (1879): Abner Jones. (Selma; Her Institutions and Her Men by John Hardy)
Children of Abner Jones and Joannah are:
57 i. William4 Jones, born Abt. 1839 in Alabama129. Burial: Live Oak Cemetery, Dallas Co, AL
Company A 4th Alabama Infantry Volunteers
58 ii. S. L. Jones, born Abt. 1842 in Alabama129.
Children of Abner Jones and Jane Bogle are:
59 i. Edwin4 Jones, born Abt. 1848 in Alabama129,130.
60 ii. James A. Jones, born Abt. 1849 in Alabama131,132,133.
61 iii. Mary E. Jones, born 03 Mar 1852 in Dallas Co, AL134; died 19 Oct 1855 in Dallas Co, AL134. Burial: Live Oak Cemetery, Dallas Co, AL
62 iv. Anna Jones135, born Abt. 1855 in Alabama.
63 v. Andrew B. Jones, born Abt. 1860 in Alabama135,136.
25. Benjamin Franklin3 Jones (William2, James1) was born 24 Sep 1818 in Hertford Co, NC137,138,139,140, and died 30 Apr 1885 in West Point, White Co, AR141,142. He married Mary Garland Goodwin Bef. 1848 in Haywood Co, TN143, daughter of Edmund Goodwin and Elizabeth Waddy. She was born 01 May 1814 in Hanover Co, VA144,145, and died Bef. 1880 in West Point, White Co, AR145. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, West Point, White Co, AR
1850 Haywood Co, TN Census #216-216
Children of Benjamin Franklin Jones and Mary Garland Goodwin are:
64 i. Elizabeth Waddy4 Jones, born Abt. 1848 in Haywood Co, TN; died Bef. 1860 in White Co, AR.
65 ii. Sarah Eason Jones, born 12 Aug 1850 in Brownsville, Haywood County, TN146,147,148,149; died 15 Feb 1937 in Searcy, White County, AR150. She married Maclin Bass Johnson 24 Nov 1868 in Ellis Chapel Church, Kensett, White County, AR150,151; born 10 Mar 1849 in Mt. Pleasant, Marshall County, MS152,153,154,155,156,157,158; died 15 Mar 1926 in Searcy, White County, AR159,160,161. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, West Point, AR.1870 White Co, AR Census, Dogwood Township, p. 4, #29-29
1880 White Co, AR Census, ED 286, p. 14, #131-131
1890 White Co, AR Tax Rolls, Red River Township, School Dist. 12
1900 White Co, AR Census, Red River Township, ED 154, Supv Dist 2, p. 234, #31-31
1910 White Co, AR Census, Red River Township, Supv Dist 2, ED 170, Sheet 6b, p. 181, #91-91, Farmer
1920 Lonoke Co, AR Census, Gum Woods, Supv Dist 6, ED 167, Sheet 17B, #384-398
1930 - Enumerated in the White Co, AR household of her son Frank Boswell Johnson
Mrs. M. B. Johnson Dies Following
66 iii. Unknown Jones, born Bet. 1851 - 1859; died Bef. 1860 in White Co, AR.
1. Benjamin B. Winborne, The Colonial & State
History of Hertford County, North Carolina, (Genealogical Publishing
Co, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1976), 85.
Benjamin Franklin Jones
The obituary of his daughter Sarah Eason Jones Johnson, indicates that her family moved from Brownsville, TN to White Co, AR in 1845. Mary Garland Goodwin's brother Edmund Chisman Goodwin also made the move with his family. (During his Arkansas sojourn he used the name John W. Goodwin.) The Jones family lost two of their children to typhoid fever. Sarah Eason Jones relayed to her granddaughter Sue that her mother grieved for those lost children and refused to walk after their death, having to be carried around by the servants. By 1880 Mary Garland Goodwin had died and her husband Benjamin Franklin Jones was living in the West Point, AR household of his daughter's husband. Per family information he died in that house July 1885. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, West Point, AR. Mary Garland Goodwin and the children are reported to be buried in a White Co, AR cemetery that was once called "Walkers". This author has not located a record of their burial.
Descendants of William
of York & Brunswick Co, VA & Northampton Co, NC
Generation No. 1
1. William1 Jones died Aft. 30 Oct 1784 in Northampton Co, NC1. He married Martha.
Children of William Jones and Martha are:
+ 2 i. Mary2 Jones.
3 ii. William Jones.
4 iii. Richard Jones. He married Sarah.
5 iv. Lewis Jones.
6 v. Lucy Jones. She married Gardener Harvel.
Generation No. 2
2. Mary2 Jones (William1) She married Moses Johnson, son of Moses Johnson and Ann Clanton. He died Bef. Sep 1796 in Greensville Co, VA2.
Children of Mary Jones and Moses Johnson are:
7 i. Phillip3 Johnson, born Bet. 1784 - 1790 in Greensville Co, VA3,4; died Bef. Jan 1840 in Greensville Co, VA. He married Jincy; born Bet. 1784 - 17944.
8 ii. Col. Moses Jones Johnson, born Abt. 1785 in Virginia5,6; died 14 Aug 1857 in Marshall Co, MS7,8.
9 iii. Dorothy Johnson. She married Uknown Thomas.
10 iv. Jones Johnson.
11 v. Ann Johnson.
12 vi. Sarah Johnson.
13 vii. Mary Johnson.
1. Margaret M. Hofmann, Northampton Co, NC 1759 -
1808 Genealogical Abstracts of Wills, (Van Volumes, Palmer, MA
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