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Some Early Jones Families of Rutherford County, Tennessee
These notes were gathered in my partially successful attempt to sort out my Jones family in Rutherford County. Some may be related to my ancestors Matthew and Sarah Jones, but most are not. They weren't gathered with the idea of public distribution, nor were they intended to be comprehensive. Thus some aren't as complete as they could or should be. In addition, much of the information is unverified and familial relationships may be speculative. In spite of that, this file has been included in the hope that even the tiniest snippet might help another researcher. Some material appears both below and in Miscellaneous Jones. Those browsing should check both files. The family of William Jones of Fall Creek is described in separate files.
If you have additional information on any of the families below, please contact me at email@example.com.
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Caution: There's more than one Amzi in Rutherford County, and thus the items below may not all refer to the same man.
24 Nov 1813: William King sold two slaves, Kit and Kuff, to Amzi Jones. The bill of sale was proved 15 May 1819.
1 Feb 1815: Amzi married Elizabeth Haywood Marable in Williamson County, TN.
27 Apr 1819: Along with James B. Wallace, Amzi witnessed a deed from James Whitsett to Henry M. Marable for 320 acres on the waters of Stewart's Creek, a branch of Stones River.
5 Sep 1819: Amzi Jones and H. H. Marable witnessed a deed of gift from Braxton Marable to his brother Benjamin Marable for slaves Ellen and Silvy. Along with Benjamin Marable, the two then witnessed a deed of gift from Braxton to his father Henry H. Marable fof two slaves, Joseph and Holloway, along with other personal property.
14 Dec 1819: H. H. Marable sold 36 acres and 5 poles located on the mouth of a dry branch on Stuart's Creek to Amzi Jones.
18 Mar 1820: He and John Lane witnessed a deed from Henry H. Marable to Travis Marable for 100 acres on the Harts Spring Branch adjoining Shelby and Espey.
1820 Census, Rutherford County, TN: Amzie was listed with 3 males under 10, 1 26-45; 1 female 16-26; 8 slaves; 1 person in manufacturing. He was listed on the same page with Phelps and Wrather.
17 Aug 1824: Along with Carey James and Samuel Watkins, he witnessed the will of Travis Marable.
February 1829: A return for the Isaac M. Marable estate mentioned "the plantation rented to Amzi Jones and Henry M. Marable".
1830 Census, Rutherford County, TN: Amzi's household included 1 male 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 20-3-, 1 30-40; 2 females under 5, 1 5-10, 1 30-40.
27 Jun 1831: Henry H. Marable left a legacy in his will to daughter Elizabeth H. Jones.
20 Oct 1832: Amzi Jones, Levi Wade, and J. Nelson signed the settlement turned in by Littleton Williamson, guardian of the minor heirs of Isaac M. Marable.
12 Jun 1834: The will of Joel Mullins was witnessed by Amzi, John Mullins, and Bradford W. Reid.  The executor was Henry Riley.
7 Nov 1835: Mrs. Eliza H. Jones, daughter of Amzi and Eliza H. Jones and wife of J. Jones, died. She'd been born on 15 May 1796. Amzi and Elizabeth H. Marable Jones supposedly had a daughter named Elizabeth Marable Jones, but was she actually their daughter-in-law? On 29 Dec 1835 Eliza J. Marable Jones married Luckett Davis. Could Amzi's daughter and his daughter-in-law have had the same name? Or was the notice a confused announcement of the death of Amzi's wife?
23 Sep 1834: The will of Sally Lane was witnessed by William Phillips and Amzi Jones.
11 Oct 1834: The Central Monitor listed Amzi, Luton, and George Jones among those with unclaimed letters in the Murfreesboro post office.
13 Dec 1837: An Amzi Jones married Ann Bradford with Levi White as surety. But was it this Amzi? There's an older Amzi, as well as younger man. The younger man, however, was enumerated in Davidson County in 1850 with a wife named Frances.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male 5-10, 2 15-20, 1 40-50; 1 female under 5, 1 5-10, 2 10-15, 2 15-20, 1 20-30; 1 person in manufacturing.
1844: Amzi Jones was described in a deed as "of Davidson County". This may refer to that younger Amzi, Frances' husband.
Children of Amzi and Elizabeth Marable Jones:
Henry Hartwell Jones (c. 1815 - 21 Jul 1834; m. Eliza Marable 12 Jul 1834
Eliza I. [or J.] Marable Jones (c. 1819 - ; m. Luckett Davis)
Anthony was born c. 1777.
He couldn't be found on the 1810 or 1820 Censuses.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male 20-30, 1 30-40, 1 60-70; 1 female 50-60; 11 slaves; 7 persons in agriculture
7 Nov 1842: The administration of the Anthony Jones estate was granted to John Baird. The will, then transcribed into the record, listed daughters Lucy Traylor, Mary Guthrie, Elizabeth Smith, Sarah Jones, and son Robert Jones. The executors were to be John Jones and William B. Lillard. William D. Baird had been named administrator of the Llewellyn Jones estate on 6 Feb 1838.
Children of Anthony Jones:
Lucy Jones ( - c. 4 Aug 1847; m. Peter Traylor 30 Dec 1834, Rutherford Co) When married, their surety was A. Rankin. Cunningham Smith's first wife was Mary Rankin.
Mary Jones (c. 1811, VA - ; m. William H. Guthrie 25 Jun 1835, Rutherford Co) Surety for the marriage was James Dement.
Elizabeth Jones (m. _______ Smith)
c. 1786: Arnett was born in NC.
He appeared on the 1810 Rutherford Tax List, but wasn't enumerated there in the census.
19 Dec 1827: Arnett married Esther Nichols in Rutherford county, with Eli Nichols as surety. To judge from the ages of his children, she was his second wife.
1830 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 2 males 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 40-50; 1 female 5-10, 1 15-20, 1 30-40. The family was listed next to Nancy Jones.
Arnett had moved to Cannon County by 1840. He was still residing there in 1860, age 74.
Children of Arnett Jones:
Mary Jones (c. 1814 - ; m. Simeon Hollis 23 Aug 1834, Rutherford Co, TN) The surety was James B. Hollis.
Elizabeth Jones (c. 1816 - ; m. Clement R. Davis 29 Dec 1838, Rutherford Co, TN)
David Hamilton Jones & Elizabeth Green Edited 11 Mar 2010
c. 1765: David Hamilton Jones, son of David Jones, was born in Virginia.[16a]
21 Aug 1788: David married Elizabeth Green. Elizabeth, the daughter of William and Rebecca Jones Green, in Sussex County, VA, had been born on 27 Oct 1766.[16b]
1810 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 3 males under 10, 1 10-16, 1 over 45; 3 females under 10, 2 10-16, 1 26-45; 7 slaves.
1817: David died in Rutherford.
21 Mar 1819: At the estate sale of David Jones, deceased, purchasers included Hamilton Jones and James Jones. The return was submitted by the widow Elizabeth, Hamilton Jones, H. Jones, and David Jones. Hamilton also made a return in June 1821. At the slave sale on 2 Jan 1822, buyers included Susan and Elizabeth Jones.
1820 Census: Elizabeth was listed with 1 male 10-16, 1 16-18, 1 16-26; 3 females 10-16, 1 over 45; 4 slaves; 2 persons engaged in agriculture.
Jun 1820: An inventory was returned by Hamilton Jones, executor.
27 Dec 1821: Ozias Vincent made a deed of gift to daughter Sally Forrest of Bedford County of 77 1/2 acres on the headwaters of Stewart's Creek adjoining Fedricks and Elizabeth Jones. Witnesses: James G. Jones, William Warren, Archibald Hayse, and Perry Vincent. James G. Jones was Elizabeth's son and the husband of Elizabeth Vincent.
Jul 1822, Solomon Beesley, Jacob Payne, Luckett Davis, James Gillespie, and John Rainey were appointed to divide the land belonging to David Jones, deceased. They did so, a survey and plat appearing in the next session's court record. Lots were drawn by the following heirs: Elizabeth Potts, James Jones, Nancy Jones, William Jones, Polly Blount, David Jones, Patsey Jones, Sally Benson, Benjamin Jones, Hamilton Jones, and Susan Jones. Elizabeth Jones' lands bordered McLain or McLaren. A Luckett Davis later married Eliza Marable Jones, daughter of Amzi.
1 Oct 1838: Matthew Marable was named administrator of the Elizabeth Jones estate, Elizabeth having died intestate. On that same day, James G. Jones was named administrator of the Nancy Jones estate.
18 Oct 1838: The inventory included one "open account" for William Jones in the amount of $30, with other accounts for William, James G., and Benjamin Jones. At the estate sale, purchasers included those three men.
Children of David Hamilton Jones: Elizabeth Green may not have been the mother of all David's children as Elizabeth, Polly, and Sally were apparently born before 1789. This would explain why older brother David Hamilton was always referred to as Hamilton Jones.
Elizabeth Jones (m. _______ Potts)
Polly Jones (m. _______ Blount)
Sally Jones (m. John Benson)
David Hamilton Jones Junior (c. 1795 - 1883, Cole Co, MO; Lucy Duffer 17 Aug 1825, Rutherford Co, TN) believes
James Green Jones (c. 1799 - 1890; m. 1st Elizabeth Vincent, m. 2nd Manerva Jordan)
Benjamin Jones (c. 1800 - ; m. Martha Vincent)
David G. Jones ( - 10 Oct 1835; m. Matilda Wilson 16 Feb 1824)
Nancy Jones ( - c. 1838, Rutherford Co)
Those desiring more information on the descendants of David Hamilton Jones may contact Evie Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1810: Edmond supposedly paid taxes, although he doesn't appear on the census.
9 Jan 1811: James Jones was appointed to work on the road from Frederick Barfield's to McCoy's Mill to William Loftin's. In addition, Benjamin Ransom and Benjamin Carr proved a deed from Samuel Campbell to Edmund Jones.
16 Apr 1814: Edmond was ordered to supply hands to work the road from Robert Smith Senior's to Caswell's Shoals under overseer George Morris.
12 Oct 1814: He was among the citizens called to jury duty for the next session.
12 Jan 1815: He was order to supply hands for the road from Frederick Barfield's to Nashville under Thomas Smith. Isabella Smith Jones was the wife of William Jones of Fall Creek. Her father was Robert Smith. Were Thomas her relative?
20 Apr 1815: Edmond sold 534 acres to Simpson Sims. The parcel adjoined John Smith, Bennett Smith, and Ledbetter. Witnesses: Gross Scruggs and Alfred Alford. In the body of the deed the name was written as "Edward".
6 May 1815: Edward Jones and Alfred Moore purchased Lot #19 in Murfreesboro from Bennett Smith. Witnesses: S. Anderson and J. Haskell.
14 Oct 1815: He was ordered to supply hands on the road from Frederick Barfield's to Nimrod Jinkin's under Dr. Simpson Sims. Rutherford/Weakley Henry Jones had ward Mintie Jenkins living with the family in 1880.
1 Jun 1816: Robert Smith sold one acre to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Those trustees were Simpson Sims, Bowling Fisher, Samuel Richardson, Thomas Jarratt, Benjamin Ransom, and Edmond Jones.
14 Mar 1817: Along with Joseph Burrus, he witnessed a deed from Alpha Kingsley to Ebenezer McGowen for 1,184 acres between the east and west branches of Stones River, a few miles south of Jefferson.
1817: Edmond Jones was trustee of Bradley Academy.
1818: He was a director of a bank in Murfreesboro.
13 Jan 1819: Edmund Jones, Sterling Orgain, and Alfred Moore witnessed the will of Joseph Burrus.
4 Mar 1819: A $10,000 bond for Mathias B. Murfree as administrator of the William Dickinson estate was given by Elisha B. Clarke, Beverly Randolph, and Edmond Jones.
10 Aug 1819: Along with Joseph McAminn and Blackman Coleman, he witnessed the will of Joel Childress, the owner of lots, bank, and storehouse in Murfreesboro.
15 Sep 1819: H. D. Broom mortgaged Lot #7 in Murfreesboro to Edmond. Witnesses: S. H. Laughlin and R. S. Fletcher.
3 Mar 1820: John M. Tilford mortgaged his land and property to Edmund Jones, Francis N. W. Burton, and Samuel Anderson for $9,000. The latter were obviously owners and/or directors of the Nashville Bank in Murfreesboro.
1820 Census, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male under 10, 1 26-45, 1 over 45; 3 females under 10, 4 10-16, 1 16-25, 2 26-45; many slaves.
As Edmond was almost certainly not related to my much poorer and obscure Jones relatives and would continue to be mentioned in the records at least several times each year, I stopped recording any material on him.
According to Elizabeth B. Osborne, a Rev. Edmund Jones (25 Aug 1768 -9 Nov 1837; m. Martha Batte) was the father of Mary Elizabeth Jones, who married Rev. Sterling Orgain. Mary was born in 1798 and died in 1878 in Texas; Sterling was born 31 Mar 1787 in Virginia and died 1878 in Texas.
Ezra Jones & Margaret "Peggy" Hunt
3 Feb 1772: Ezra was born in Rowan County, NC, the son of David and Sarah Elrod Jones. Father David died in 1795, mother Sarah in 1815.
18 Oct 1773: Margaret Hunt was born in Rowan County, the daughter of Jonathan and Margaret Lowrance Hunt.
10 Mar 1796: Ezra and Peggy were married in Rowan County. But son Enoch may have a Virginia birth.
Ezra and Peggy Jones were Charter Members of the Rock Creek Baptist Church.
4 Oct 1806: Along with W. G. Kimbro, Ezra witnessed a deed from Morris and Thomas Garrett to Azariah Kimbro for 480 acres on Panther Creek, a branch of the west fork of Stones River.
3 Oct 1807: James Hill sold 250 acres on the waters of Stones River adjoining William Kimbro to Ezra. Witnesses: John and William Kimbro and John Jones. Who was John Jones?
21 Sep 1809: He purchased 200 acres on the waters of Stewart's Creek adjoining William Kimbro Senior from Benajah Gray. The parcel ran along the ridge dividing the waters of Stewart's Creek and Hurricane Creek. Witnesses: William Gammill and William G. Kimbro.
1810 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 2 males under 10, 2 10-16, 1 26-45; 2 females under 10, 1 26-45, 1 over 45; 1 slave.
8 Jan 1812: He was appointed to a road crew under overseer Alexander McWilliam.
6 Oct 1812: Ezra Jones served as a juror.
10 Oct 1814: He was appointed to a road crew working road from Davidson County to Rock Spring under John Kimbro.
19 Nov 1816: Along with William Gammell and John Hill, Ezra was to lay off one year's provisions for Elizabeth Kimbro, widow of William Kimbro.
24 Nov 1816: Along with William G. Kimbro, he witnessed a deed of gift of all her property from Elizabeth Kimbro to her son Joseph Kimbro. This is not the first time that Kimbros and Jones were closely associated. Wake County, NC saw these families intermarry.
21 May 1817: Once again with William G. Kimbro, he witnessed a deed of gift from William K. Kimbro to his son Joseph Kimbro. The property so deeded was 250 acres on the waters of Hurricane Creek, a western branch of Stones River adjoining Thomas Cotton and Ebenezer Alexander.
1820 Census, Rutherford County, TN: Ezra was listed with 1 male 10-16, 1 16-18, 16-26, 1 over 45. The writing is very faint.
18 Feb 1830: Ezra Jones, along with E. H. Jones [son Enoch H. Jones] and John G. Murphy, signed the settlement of the Patrick Sullivan estate.
1830 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 2 males 20-30, 1 50-60; 1 female 15-20, 1 20-30, 1 50-60. They were enumerated next to Enoch H. Jones.
28 Feb 1831: C. H. Jones, Ezra Jones, and John G. Murphy signed the settlement on the estate of James Sullivan. Who was C. H. Jones?
19 Sep 1831: The estate of Jesse Brashear was divided by commissioners H. Trott, H. Robinson, Jesse Barton, Ezra Jones, and E. H. Jones. Lot #2 went to Mary Jones. A Mary Brasher was the wife of Elihugh Jones.
6 Apr 1834: Ezra signed his will, which was proved 6 May 1839. In it, he named wife Peggy, eldest son Enoch, second son Nathan, son Anderson, grandson John Ezra Lawrence, and son-in-law George W. Lawrence, widower of daughter Sally. Among the properties of which he was disposing, Ezra named one parcel in the Western District that he'd purchased from Jacob Wright. The court named Enoch H. and Anderson Jones as administrators.
5 and 6 Jul 1839: The estate sale was held and among the buyers were A. Jones, A. P. Jones, E. H. Jones, M. Jones. and Nathan Jones. Who was A. P. Jones? Son Anderson?
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male 5-10; 1 female 60-70; 3 slaves.
30 Aug 1850 Census, Rutherford County, TN: Age 77, born NC; John E. Lawrence 20. They were enumerated next to Anderson Jones, 46.
22 May 1857: Margaret Hunt Jones, age 84, died in Rutherford County.
Children of Ezra and Margaret Hunt Jones:
Enoch Hunt Jones (11 May 1798, VA - 3 Feb 1885; m. 1st Eunice McLin 1 Apr 1825; m. 2nd Rebecca F. Hunt 17 Sep 1839) See below.
Nathan Jones (c. 1800 - ; m. Elizabeth Hall 18 Dec 1829) See below.
Anderson Jones (25 Mar 1805 - 18 Dec 1872; m. Anna Thompson 26 Feb 1834) This couple went to Dyer County, TN. See below.
Margaret H. Jones (14 Mar 1807 - 31 Aug 1832)
Sarah Jones (7 Oct 1808, Rutherford Co - 13 Oct 1830; m. George Washington Lawrence 18 Dec 1829)
There's a strong probability that Elihugh [or Elihu] Jones (c. 1810 - ; m. Mary _______) was also a son of Ezra Jones. Elihugh had children Ann, Parlinana, Artamissa, Laura Lavisa, Ada, and Carria.
Amzi's Sons . . .
Enoch Hunt Jones
11 May 1798: Enoch Hunt Jones, son of Ezra and Margaret Hunt Jones, was born.
1 Apr 1825: Enoch married Eunice McLin in Rutherford County. The ceremony was performed by Finch P. Scruggs, M.G.
10 Jan 1828: The newspaper carried a notice of unclaimed letters at the Post Office for Enoch H. Jones and Mrs. Mary Ann Jones.
18 Feb 1830: E. H. Jones, along with Ezra Jones and John G. Murphy, signed the settlement of the Patrick Sullivan estate.
1830 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male under 5, 1 30-40; 3 females under 5, 1 30-40.
28 Feb 1831: C. H. Jones, Ezra Jones, and John G. Murphy signed settlement on the estate of James Sullivan. Should "C. H." actually be "E. H."?
19 Sep 1831: The estate of Jesse Brashear was divided by commissioners H. Trott, H. Robinson, Jesse Barton, Ezra Jones, and E. H. Jones. Lot #2 went to Mary Jones.
From 6 Jan 1832 E. H. Jones, Joshua Barton, and Charles Ready, Senior signed the accounts of Jacob Wright, administrator of the John Alexander estate. The accounts mentioned cash received from "Sheriff E. H. Jones". Enoch was one of the signatories on many such accounts and settlements in the ensuing years. Those estates included: Joseph Dill, 12 May 1832; Joseph Spencer, 15 Aug 1833; William Ramsey, 27 Aug 1833; unnamed estate, 21 Oct 1834; Thompson Wright, 28 Dec 1835; William Ramsey, 19 Jan 1836; William Davis, 23 Sep 1837.
6 May 1839: Enoch H. and [brother] Anderson Jones were named administrators of the Ezra Jones estate; and were among the purchasers at the estate sale on 5 and 6 Jul 1839.
17 Sep 1839: Enoch married Rebecca F. Hunt in Williamson County, TN.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male under 5, 1 5-10, 1 40-50; 1 female under 5, 2 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 30-40; 14 slaves; 9 in agriculture. They were enumerated close to Harmon Jones, Margaret, and Anderson Jones. Who was Harmon Jones? Could the name be 'Hamilton" or "Holland" Jones?
23 Oct 1841: E. H. Jones was included on the list of people who had unclaimed letters at the post office.
1850 Census, Rutherford County, TN (McCracken's District): Farmer 60, born VA; Rebecca 40; Sarah 21; Nancy A. age 18; William 13; Martha 12; Gusham 10; Fanny 8. The family was listed next to James E. Jones 21, born VA. Do these VA births, especially James occurring in 1829 indicate the wrong Enoch? James Ezra Jones died on 7 Jul 1857, age 29, with E. H. Jones and J. R. Overall granted administration of the estate.
19 May 1856: Rebecca died, after which Enoch supposedly married Caroline Ready (born 7 Oct 1800). She too, predeceased him. He then married Sarah Naomi Doran (born 12 Feb 1804) on 8 Oct 1873 in Rutherford County. Both of these marriages are questionable, because Enoch also was reportedly the father of Walter H. Jones, born 1870, and John Jones, born 1872. If their birth dates are correct, both Caroline and Sarah were well past childbearing age. The Walter and John who are enumerated in the household in 1880 were much more likely Enoch's grandsons.
30 Apr 1880, Free Press: "Mr. Enoch H. Jones of this county was honored with a seat upon the speaker's stand at the opening of the centennial Saturday. He is a native of Davidson county and was a volunteer at the battle of New Orleans. He is 82 years of age, and is in the enjoyment of excellent health."
3 Jun 1880 Census, Rutherford County, TN (District 22): Farmer E. H. Jones 82, TN NC NC; son G. H. 38, also a farmer; Walter 9; John 8; boarder J. W. Northcott 52, an engineer. Notice that the ages given in 1850 and 1880 don't agree.
3 Feb 1885: Enoch died.
Children of Enoch and Eunice McLin Jones:
Margaret C. Jones (22 Mar 1826 - 10 May 1844; m. John A. Hartwell 30 Jun 1842)
James Ezra Jones (22 Dec 1828 - )
Enoch H. Jones (12 Sep 1831 - )
Sarah Jones (c. 1831 - )
Nancy Ann Jones (1834 - )
William Jones (c. 1837)
Children of Enoch and Rebecca Hunt Jones:
Gershom Hunt Jones (c. 1840 - ; m. Hattie _______)
Fannie G. Jones (12 Oct 1843 - )
c. 1799: Nathan was born most probably in VA or TN.
18 Dec 1829: Nathan married Elizabeth Hall in Rutherford County with Alexander Rankin as surety. Cunningham Smith's first wife was Abigail Rankin.
9 Jul 1830: James Stewart and Henry McCoy, administrators of the W. M. Hall estate, made settlement with Nathan Jones in the right of his wife.
5 and 6 Jul 1839: He was listed among the purchasers at the Ezra Jones estate sale.
25 Oct 1850 Census, Dyer County, TN (District 6): Nathan Jones, a farmer age 51, born TN, with property valued at $1,100; female E. age 37, born TN; farmer Josiah age 17; John 14, male S. H. 12; Margaret 8; A. 6, a male; Enoch 11/12; and laborer I. A. Jones 18. The latter was almost certainly J. Ira Jones, son of Nathan's brother Enoch Jones, as the age is just right.
25 Mar 1805: Anderson Jones was born in TN, the son of Ezra and Margaret Hunt Jones.
26 Feb 1834: Anderson married Anna Thompson, with John Laughlin as surety.
6 May 1839: Enoch H. and Anderson Jones were named administrators of the Ezra Jones estate; and were among the purchasers at the estate sale on 5 and 6 Jul 1839.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 2 males under 5, 1 30-40; 1 female under 5, 1 20-30; 2 slaves.
He was appointed guardian of John Ezra Lawrence, son of [sister] Sarah Jones Lawrence.
30 Aug 1850 Census, Rutherford County, TN (Trimbel's District): Farmer 46, born TN; Ann 39, born TN; Ezra 15; Robert 13; Margaret 11; Abigail 7; Isabella 4; Mary 2.
19 Jul 1870 Census, Dyer County, TN (District 9): Farmer Anderson Jones 65, born TN, with real and personal property valued at $3,500 and $6,000; Ann 60, born TN; Mary 21; Bety 20.
Children of Anderson and Anna Thompson Jones:
Ezra Jones (29 May 1835 - )
Robert T. Jones (9 Jan 1837 - 10 Mar 1920; m. Elizabeth Jane House 1862)
Margaret A. Jones (28 Aug 1839 - 22 Nov 1905; m. John W. Gaulden 7 Sep 1831)
Abigail Jones (4 May 1843 - 10 Jul 1901; m. Joshua Samuel House 24 Jun 1866)
Isabella Jones (c. 1846 - )
Mary Jones (8 Mar 1848 - 27 Apr 1929; m. Henry Watson 28 Nov 1871)
Elizabeth "Betty" Jones (c. 1850 - )
17 Dec 1810: He was born in SC, the son of John and Nancy Trigg Jones.
2 Apr 1835: Giles Jones and Zylphia Phelps were married in Rutherford by H. Mason, J. P. in Rutherford County. Surety: Benjamin Bugg.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male under 5, 1 20-30; 2 females under 5, 1 20-30.
He had moved to Davidson County by 1850.
17 Jul 1869: Giles died in Davidson County, TN. He was buried in Sanders Cemetery.
Children of Giles and Zylphia Phelps Jones:
Trigg A. Jones
Sarah "Sally" Jones (24 Mar 1841 - )
John B. Jones (Mar 1848 - )
Columbus Moore Jones (9 Mar 1850 - )
James Bailey Jones
c. 1769: James was born in NC.
James couldn't have married Elizabeth Moseley before 1800. She may not, therefore, have been his first wife.
He fought in the War of 1812, known regionally as the Creek War. His discharge papers having been lost, he had to fight for a bounty land grant, a battle he won only one month before his death.
19 Oct 1850 Census, Rutherford County, TN (Millersburg District): Farmer James Jones 81, born NC, with property valued at $5,000; Elizabeth 64, born NC; Richard C. 28, born TN, with property valued at $300; Rebecca A. 16; Louisa M. 30; Letitia H. 4; James L. 1. Louisa was the wife of Bedford C. Jones, who was the son of Willis Jones. Letitia and James were her children.
7 Sep 1855: James Bailey Jones died in Rutherford County.
Children of James Bailey Jones:
John Bailey Jones (c. 1794 - Aug 1877, Bedford Co, TN; m. Elizabeth Clayton 3 Nov 1837, Rutherford Co) Surety for the marriage was Edward Featherston.
Obadiah Jones (c. 1795 - ; m. 1st Sally North, m. 2nd Elizabeth Caple)
William Berry Jones, M.D. (c. 1805 - 1847, Bedford Co, TN; m. Mahala H. Sikes c. 1835, Bedford Co, TN)
Sarah W. Jones (c. 1814 - )
Anna V. Jones (c. 1817 - ; m. William Mayfield 18 Dec 1834, Rutherford Co)
Louisa Fall Jones (c. 1819 - 1858; m. 1st Bedford C. Jones 20 Mar 1846, Rutherford Co; m. 2nd Joseph T. Walker)
Letitia Jones (c. 1820 - ; m. Henry Jameson 23 Oct 1847)
Richard C. Jones (c. 1822 - ; m. Amanda Henry)
3 Sep 1797: John was born in Fairfax County, VA.
16 Oct 1821: Cary James, D.M.E.C., performed the marriage of John Jones and Elizabeth "Betsy" Molloy. Betsy was the daughter of Gilliam and Frances Martin Gannaway Molloy.
7 Jun 1824: John and Elizabeth Jones received personal property and money in a division of the Gilliam Molloy estate.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 20-30, 1 40-50; 1 female under 5, 2 5-10, 1 15-20, 1 30-40; 5 slaves.
19 Sep 1850 Census, Rutherford County, TN (Fleming's District): Carpenter 53, born VA; Betsy 52, born VA; carpenter Robert 21; Martha 19; Mary 17; William 15; John A. Clapton 19; James Pryor 20.
Children of John and Elizabeth Molloy Jones:
Sterling Brown Jones (Jul 1824 - )
Wilson Yandell Jones (17 Sep 1827 - )
Robert G. Jones (1829 - )
Martha W. Jones (26 Sep 1830 - )
Mary E. Jones (30 Dec 1831 - )
William R. Jones (18 Jan 1834 - )
John Jones (1 Nov 1835 - )
22 Oct 1792: Llewellyn Jones married Mary Anderson in Louisa County, VA.
1802: The family moved to Rutherford County.
1804: Llewellyn purchased property from William Wade.
1810 Census, Rutherford County, TN: Llue was listed with 1 male 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 26-45; 0 females; 35 slaves. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Mississippi Territory.
24 Jul 1811: Simon Miller Senior of Madison County, Mississippi Territory and T. Rucker sold 278 acres on the east side of the west fork of Stones River adjoining Major Reading Blount to Lewellen Jones. Witnesses: Samuel Wilson, Jacob Tyrone, and Robert and John H. Henderson. The deed was proved on 8 Oct 1811.
6 Oct 1812: Lewellen Jones of Madison County, Mississippi Territory sold 228 acres on the east side of the west fork of Stones River to William Wade. Witnesses: Robert Henderson and G. Scruggs.
6 Feb 1838: William D. Baird was named administrator of the Llewellyn Jones estate. He reported claims against the estate and stated that there was property owned by the deceased in Bedford County, TN, not yet in his possession. John Baird would be named the administrator of the Anthony Jones estate in 1842.
Children of Llewellyn Jones:
Alexander Pinckney Jones
John Nelson Spotswood Jones (1792, Louisa Co, VA - 17 Nov 1854; m. Ann Eliza Haywood)
Frances A. M. Jones
c. 1761: Richard Jones was born in VA, the son of Godfrey and Margaret Jones.
20 Oct 1808: Richard married Sarah Jackson in Charlotte County, VA. She was his second wife, his first reportedly being Amy Holt.
1830 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male 10-15, 1 60-70; 1 female 20-30, 1 40-50
7 Jul 1832: he was received as a member into Bradley's Creek Baptist Church in Rutherford County. Although there were reports of his intoxication "and other unchristian conduct" in July, the church agreed "to bear with him".
4 Apr 1835: He signed his will with his mark, naming Claiborne H. Rhodes as executor. He named his wife Sally, son Levi, heirs of his daughter Rachel, son Robert, and daughters Lina Milton and Elizabeth Jordon. It was witnessed by Claiborne H. Rhodes and James Davis.
2 Jun 1835: Richard died in Rutherford or Giles County.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: Sarah Jones was enumerated with 1 female 50-60.
Children of Richard Jones: As mentioned in Richard's 1835 will.
Lina Jones 31 Jul 1809 - m. _______ Milton)
Elizabeth Jones (14 Jan 1811 - m. David Jordan 18 Apr 1827) The surety was Adam Cluch.
Levi Jackson Jones (29 Apr 1816 - )
Randy Jones also lists Jane Nunnelly Jones, born 26 Jul 1814.
9 Jan 1821: Samuel Jones married Julia Thompson Goodloe, the ceremony being performed by William Bumpass, M. G. Julia was the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Wright Goodloe.
29 Jan 1821: He purchased Lots # 44 and #57 in Murfreesboro from Jesse Day. Witnesses: S. H. Laughlin and Hartwell Bass.
26 Feb 1822: He purchased a 15 year old slave named Alfred from John D. Martin. Witnesses: M. B. Murfree and Henry Goodloe.
26 Nov 1822: Levi Reeves sold Lot #57 in Murfreesboro to Samuel. Witnesses S. H. Laughlin and J. McKinley. How does this deed relate to 29 Jan 1821?
1823 - 1825: Samuel Jones, a tailor, was a Murfreesboro alderman.
A Samuel Jones was made an Ensign on 6 Jun 1824 in the Rutherford Militia, 53rd Regiment. On 7 Oct 1826, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the 53rd Regiment.
3 Jan 1828: "The subscriber having determined to bring his business to a close, respectfully requests all persons indebted to him prior to the 1st instant, to come forward and make payments without delay. Longer indulgence cannot be given. Sam Jones:
4 Jan 1834: "Samuel Jones N.B. My plantation to rent, 27 acres cleared - terms known upon application." This notice also appeared on 25 Jan 1834.
18 Jan 1834: “On Saturday the 1st day of February, I shall offer for sale at my dwelling house, near Thompson Wright’s, my stock of hogs, cattle, horses, corn, and pork, that will be killed, salted, and ready to hang up by that time. Likewise, my household and kitchen furniture and other things too tedious to mention, until I have sufficient to pay my debts; and then Sam Jones will be himself again. I hope those I am indebted, will not sue; for I shall be honorably discharged; because I cannot be happy while in debt."
10 Apr 1809: Willie married Patsy McAfee, with George R. Nash as surety.
1810 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male under 10, 1 16-26; 2 females under 10, 1 16-26. Unless one of the adults had a previous marriage or the couple had been cohabiting for several years, it's difficult to explain the number of children.
16 Jul 1814: State of Tennessee versus Wiley Jones. Wiley didn't appear.
15 Oct 1814: State of Tennessee versus Wiley Jones. Once again, Wiley didn't appear in court. It would seem that he had good reason . . .
October 1815: "At the time Willie Jones descended the river as substitute for Bert Ward in this campaign to New Orleans, he was possessed of the following property in the hands of wife and others . . . Ezekiel Ward." Samuel bowman was appointed administrator of the Willie Jones estate, with Joseph Bowman as security. Bowman returned an inventory and one year's provisions for the widow were ordered to be "laid off".
1820 Census: Patsey Jones was listed with 1 male under 10, 1 10-16; 1 female under 10, 1 26-45.
Children of Willie and Patsy McAfee Jones:
Holland Jones (m. Taylor Beasley 17 Sep 1839)
This man is very likely related to our Matthew Jones, but if he was, why wasn't he entered into the William Jones Family Bible. Was it because William was the brother of Sarah, not Matthew?
c. 1774: Willis was born in NC.
He married a woman named Nancy, time and place unknown.
He wasn't listed on the 1810 Census in Rutherford County.
10 Jan 1814: He was appointed to work on a road from Wilson County under overseer Cunningham Smith. Also on the road crew were William and David Drennan, and Henry Miller. This puts Willis in the later location of both William and Matthew Jones.
19 Apr 1820: He purchased 20 acres on the waters of Cripple Creek from George P. Wallis. Witnesses Joshua and Swinfield Barton.
1820 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male under 10, 3 males 10-16, 1 over 45; 1 female under 10, 1 10-16, 1 26-45.
1830 Census, Rutherford County, TN: 1 male under 5, 1 5-10, 1 15-20, 2 20-30, 1 40-50; 1 female under 5, 1 10-15, 1 30-40. They were enumerated next to James Youree. Why the age discrepancy between the 1820 and 1830 Censuses? Were they different men?
12 Jul 1834: Willis was listed in the Central Monitor as one of the people with unclaimed letters at the post office.
1838: Willis purchased property from William Pace.
1840 Census, Rutherford County, TN: Willie Jones was listed with 1 male 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 50-60; 1 female 10-15, 1 40-50; 2 slaves; 3 persons employed in agriculture.
1841: He bought property from Isaac Bly and I. James. Could the latter surname actually be Jones?
9 Dec 1845: He made a deed of gift to grandson Willis Lewis, son of Andrew J. and Margaret Jones Lewis.
In unspecified years, but most probably the 1840s, Willis sold property to George and Elizabeth Rather and granted property to Matthew Jones, Trustee.
5 Feb 1846: He made a deed of gift to son Bedford C. Jones.
15 Nov 1849: Willis signed his will, naming wife Nancy, daughter Margaret, Lewis, sons Matthew, John, and Pinckney. Yet Pinckney was already deceased.
1 Oct 1850 Census, Rutherford County, TN (Youree's District): Farmer 76, born NC; Nancy 46, born NC. They were enumerated fairly close to [son] Matthew Jones.
c. 1855: Willis Jones died in Dilton, Rutherford County. That very tiny town is located near Murfreesboro.
Children of Willis Jones:
Matthew Jones (c. 1808 - c. 1865, Jones Farm, Cripple Creek Road, Rutherford Co; m. Elizabeth Lewis 24 Aug 1835, Rutherford Co)
Margaret Catherine Jones (c. 1818 - Died in Cass Co, TX; m. Andrew Jackson Lewis 5 Jan 1832, Rutherford Co)
Pinckney Jones (m. 1st Sarah Curtis 20 Mar 1821; m. 2nd Elizabeth Aldredge 25 Dec 1833, Rutherford Co)
Bedford C. Jones (m. Louisa Fall Jones, 20 Mar 1846, Rutherford Co) She was the daughter of James Bailey Jones.
*John Jones May have been a minister.
The Elizabeth Jones who married George W. Wrather may also have been Willis' daughter.
*Was this the John Jones who married a woman named Margaret on 11 May 1834 with James Killough as surety? They were residing in the Versailles District in 1850 with children Julia A., Richard H., Ruford A., David A., John C., Samuel E., Mary M., and Francis M. There was a second John Jones (born c. 1797) who married Judith. That John was living in the Sulphur Springs District in 1850 with Judith and children John, Joseph, and Thomas, and 90 year old Elizabeth Elam.
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Any information is only as reliable as its source. Evaluate the following sources accordingly.
 Marsh, Land Deed Genealogy of Rutherford County, Tennessee, p. 245, from Book L, p. 438
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . Vol. III, p. 29, from Book M, p. 121
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . Vol. III, p. 41-42, from Book M, p. 179, 180
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . Vol. III, p. 70, from Book M, 339
 Marsh, Land Deed . . .Vol. III, p. 112, Book M, p. 553
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories of Rutherford County, Tennessee, Vol.I, p. 136, from Book 6, p. 168
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. I, p. 189; ibid, Vol. II, p. 11
 Rutherford County 1830 Census, p. 332
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 71
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 57
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 96
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 94
 Rutherford County Marriage Records, p. 86
 That younger Amzi had children: Newton, William, Elizabeth, Angeline, and Margaret.
 Book 1, p. 117
 Rutherford County 1810 Census, p. 39
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. I, p. 79, 92, 98
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . Vol. III, p. 223, from Book O, p. 255
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 247-248, from Book O, p. 342
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 248
 Book 9, p. 189; Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 176.
 Wells, Rutherford County, Tennessee Court Minutes, p. 4, 19
 Wells, p. 102
 Wells, p. 118
 Wells, p. 127
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 112, from Book K, p. 411
 Book L, p. 33; Marsh recorded the date as 26 May 1815.
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 113, from Book K, p. 417
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 143, from Book K, p. 537
 Spence, The Annals of Rutherford County, Tennessee
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. I, p. 88
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 195, from Book L, p. 218
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. I, p. 71
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 42, from Book M. p. 183
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . Vol. III, p. 82, from Book M, p. 400
 Rutherford Publication #3, p. 78-79, Summer 1974
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 44, from Composite Deed Book, p. 192
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 144, from original, p. 506
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 233, from Book H, p. 39
 Rutherford County 1810 Census, p. 44
 Wells, p. 32
 Wells, p. 51
 Wells, p. 114
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. I, p. 53
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 181/Orig: Bk L, p. 157
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 153-154/Orig: Bk l, p. 37
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 26
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 28
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 40
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 239-240
 Rutherford County 1850 Census, p. 176
 Baker, Obituaries and Marriage Notices from the “Tennessee Baptist” 1844-1862, p. 63
 Rutherford County Marriage Record, p. 87
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 26
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 28
 Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 40
 Rutherford Publication, p. 30
 Porche, Rutherford County, Tennessee 1850 Census, p. 112/Orig: Pg 106
 Willis, Rutherford County, Tennessee Newspaper Abstracts, p. 42
 Rutherford County 1880 Census, p. 5
 Dyer County 1850 Census, p. 198
 Porche, p. 118, from p. 177
 Dyer County 1870 Census, p. 28
 Jean Hendricks
 Rutherford Publication, p. 22
 Newton Molloy
 Deed Index, original located in Book H, p. 335
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 186, from Book H, p. 157
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . p. 222, from Book H, p. 335
 Book 10, p. 92; Marsh, Wills and Inventories . . . Vol. II, p. 159
 Randy Jones
 Book 9, p. 203
 Rutherford County Marriage Records, p. 88
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . Vol. III, p. 209, from Book O, p. 159
 Marsh, Land Deed . . . Vol. III, p. 239, from Book O, p. 297
 Rutherford County 1810 Census, p. 14
 Wells, p. 149, 158
 Marsh, Land Deed. . .Vol. 3, p. 102-103, from Book M, p. 512
 Deed Index, original located in Book X, p. 97
 Rutherford County 1840 Census, p. 33
 Deed Index, original located in Book Y, p. 491
 Book 2, p. 339
 Deed Index, originals located in Book 3, p. 228 and Book 4, p. 127
 Book 2, p. 407
 Book 15, p. 588
 Porche, p. 153
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