56. William Jones
William Jones was born in 1784 in Virginia---probably in the area now known as Kentucky (Virginia claimed this land until the State of Kentucky was admitted to the Union in 1792). He died in 1868, in Dade County, Missouri.
His 2 known residences were:
- Dade County, Missouri
His father was Charles Jones (#112). His mother's (#113) name is currently unknown. William was the youngest for 4 known children. His older brothers were:
- Robert Jones
- Clayborn Jones.
- Clayborn was born about 1775 in Virginia; he died about 1845 in Linn County, Missouri. Clayborn married Elizabeth GILES on March 27, 1800, in Madison County, KY. The family is listed in the 1810 Cumberland Co., KY Census. The family moved to Illinois (probably Sangamon County, IL) in 1821. In 1833, he sold his Illinois farm, and the family moved to Henry County, Iowa. At some point after this move, the family moved again to Linn County, Missouri. His wife, Elizabeth, and their son, Clayborn Jr., are listed in the Linn Co., MO Census.
- Fleming Jones (abt. 1778-before 1840).
- Fleming was born in Virginia and died in Monroe County, KY. He served in the War of 1812 as a corporal in Boswell's 10th Regiment of the Kentucky Militia, Capt John Phillips' Company.
William married Sarah [surname currently unknown] (#57). They had 11 children:
- Mary Sallie/Sarah Jones (Feb. 14, 1810-Feb. 16, 1863).
- Mary was born in Kentucky. She married William Archibald POINDEXTER in Gerrard County, Kentucky. Mary is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
- George Jones, b. 1812.
- George was born in Kentucky. His son, William T. Jones, married Nancy COBLE, a sister of Elizabeth COBLE (#29)---Charles Robert Jones' 1st wife
- William J. Jones (1814-1878).
- William was born in Kentucky. He married Mary M. LOLLAR. William is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
- Fleming Jones (1816-1889).
- Fleming was born in Kentucky. He married Mary ("Polly") E. FUNK, daughter of James FUNK. They were married June 19, 1848, in Lawrence Co., MO. Fleming is buried in Liberty Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
- Richard Jones (born in 1817; died before 1869)
- Nancy Jones (1820-1883).
- Nancy was born in Kentucky. She married Henry S. LOLLAR.
- Thomas Jones
- Rebecca Jones, born in 1824.
- Rebecca was born in Kentucky. he married a SCOTT.
- Elizabeth Jones (born in 1826; died about 1900).
- Elizabeth was born in Kentucky. She married John SHRUM. Elizabeth is buried in Liberty Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
- Charles Robert Jones (#28).
- William T. Jones (born about 1831; died before 1868).
- William was born in Kentucky.
Two Kentucky Land Warrants associated with William Jones (from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~katy/jones/b356.html):
- KY Land Warrant #7797: Radford Maxey 100 acres 22 Jan 1822; Executed 50 acres on this warrant for William Jones Feb 6 1822. S. Wilson SMC Surveyed 50 acres on this Warrant for John Oldham Feb 18 1822. S. Wilson SMC. On back: Application Feb 4 1822. Assign 50 acres to William Jones Feb. 4, 1822. Signed: Saml. Wilson. Assign 50 acres to John Oldham Feb. 18, 1822. Signed: Saml. Wilson. Surveyed for William Jones. 50 acres in Monroe County on Kittle Creek part of KY Land Warrant #7797. Granted to Radford Maxey & assigned by said Maxey to Samuel Wilson and assigned by said Wilson to said William Jones. Begin at line of John Coe Corner to William Jones thence with Jones line ...John Coe with his line. Surveyed Feb 5, 1822. Saml. Wilson SMC. William Berry & Arche Poindexter C.C. & H.K. Flemmon Jones M. Grant John Adair Esq. Governor KY Land Warrant #7797 granted unto William Jones assee of Samuel Wilson who was assee of Radford Maxey. 50 acres surveyed 5 Feb 1822 being in County of Monroe on Kittle Creek. [ame description] 20 Jun 1823. [NOTES: William Jones already had land next to John Coe.]
- KY Land Warrant #8450: James Armstrong 100 acres 14 May 1822. On back: [50 acres assigned to William Jones 16 Jun 1822; 50 acres to Archey Poindexter 17 Jun 1822] Surveyed for William Jones assignee of James Armstrong. 50 acres in Monroe on south side of Cumberland River and on a branch of Kettle Creek. Begin corner to said Jones 100 acres tract and a 50 acres survey from thence with line of his 50 acres survey. 19 Jun 1822. Saml Wilson SMC. Arche Poindexter & Anthony Henderson C.C. & H.K. John Coe M. [sketch shows this tract to have one short leg and be almost a triangle] On back: Rec. 1 Mar 1826. Grant, Joseph Desha, Esq. Governor. KY land Warrant #8450 granted unto William Jones asnee of James Armstrong. 50 acres surveyed 19 Jun 1822. Monroe County on South side of the Cumberland River and a branch of Kittle Creek. Begin ...corner to Jones 100 acre tract, etc. 20 Sep 1826. [NOTES: This tract adjoined other property of William Jones. Mentions a 100 acres tract and a 50 acre tract, the last likely the Maxey warrant next to John Coe which had been surveyed only a few months previously.]
By 1844, the Jones family moved into the Dade County, Missouri, area from Kentucky. A booklet "A History of Antioch Church" written by Erma R. Bishop and found in the Dade Co Library states the following: The history of Dade County could not well be written without placing the Antioch Church well in the front. Events will show that in 1844 five families had settled in this part of Dade County, coming mostly from Kentucky and Tennessee. And among those who were most prominent in the first organization are the following names: Willis, Mallory, Farris, SCOTT, Cox, JONES, COBLE, POINDEXTER, Gambill, LOLLAR, Hudspeth and Merrick.
William Jones in the U.S. Census:
- 1820 Census: Monroe County, KY. Index entry: William Jones. Household members: 1 male (age 26-45)--[William Jones]; 1 male (10-16)--[Unknown]; 4 males (1-10)--[Geroge, William J., Fleming, and Richard Jones]; 1 female (45+)--[Unknown]; 1 female (18-26)--Sarah Jones (#57); 1 female (10-16)--[Mary Sallie Jones]. Neighbors: Several SCOTT families; Fleming JONES (William's brother) and family; Clayborn Jones (William's brother) and family
- 1830 Census: Tompkinsville, Monroe County, KY. Index entry: William Janes. Household members: 1 male (age 40-50)—[William Jones (#56)]; 2 males (15-20)—[Richard and Wil1iam Jones]; 1 male (5-10)—[Thomas Jones]; 2 males (under 5)—[Unknown and Charles R. Jones (#28)]; 1 female (40-50)—[Sarah Jones (#57)]; 1 female (5-10)—[Nancy Jones]; 2 females [Elizabeth and Rebecca Jones]. Neighbors: Several POINDEXTER families; several JONES families.
- 1840 Census: Monroe County, KY. Index entry: Will Jones. Household members: 1 male (age 50 under 60)—[William Jones]; 1 male (20 under 30)—[Richard Jones]; 1 male (Charles R. Jones (#28)]; 1 male (5 under 10)—[William T. Jones]; 1 female (Sarah Jones (#57)]; 2 females (15 under 20)—[Elizabeth and Rebecca Jones]. Neighbors: Several POINDEXTER families.
- 1850 Census: District 25, Dade County, Missouri. Household members (names as indexed): William Jones (age 65); Sarah Jones (63). Occupation: Farmer. Property: value of real estate: $600. Neighbors: Son George and his family.
- 1860 Census: Polk Township, Dade County, Missouri. Household members (names as indexed): William I. Jones (age 76); Rebeccas SCOTT (37)--[William and Sarah's daughter]. Occupation: Farmer. Property: value of real estate: $400; value of personal estate: $330. Neighbors: Sons Fleming and Charles Robert (#28) and their families.
William died before 1870--probably in Dade County, Missouri.
Probate records associated with his estate (from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~katy/jones/b356.html):
- Dade Co Probate Court, June Term 1869: June 9, p.418 Now at this day comes Joseph G. Payne, administrator of the estate of William Jones, deceased, and makes his first annual settlement. Said administration appears to owe estate $109.31.
- Dade Co Probate Court, June Term 1870: June 14, p.506 Now at this day comes Joseph G. Payne, administrator of the Estate of William Jones, deceased, and makes his annual settlement, and after all debts and expenses have been paid there appears to be the sum of $99.45 on hand. It is ordered by the sum of $92.00 to be distributed as follows: $9.20 to each of the following 10 heirs: To George Jones, To Charles R. Jones, To Nancy Lollar. To Fleming Jones, To William J. Jones, To Elizabeth Schrum, To Rebecca Scott, To the heirs of Sarah Poindexter, deceased, To the heirs of Richard Jones, deceased, To the heirs of Thomas Jones, deceased
- Dade Co Probate Court, December Term 1870: Dec 10th, p.549 For good cause appearing it is ordered by the Court that the Final settlement on the Estate of William Jones deceased be continued until the next term of this Court.
March Term 1871. p.585. Estate of Wm Jones, Decd. Final Set. Now at this day comes Joseph G. Payne, Administrator herein & shows to the Court that he has given notice, as the law directs, of his intention to make final settlement of his atministration herein, and his accounts being ssen and examined by the Court,it is ..... [page stained and the remainer is unreadable]
- This deed would also seem to be part of the settlement of William Jones' estate:
Know all men by these presents, that we, George Jones, William J. Jones, Flem Jones, Charles R. Jones, Nancy Loller, Rebecca Scott, Elizabeth Shram [Shrum], Leean [Luann] Jones, Polly M. Jones [wife of Wm J.], and Mary Jones [wife of Fleming] of the county of Dade and the state of Missouri, parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, received to our full satisfaction of Abner Hall, party of the second part, of the county of Dade and state of Missouri, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Abner Hall, relinquish our rights of dower in and to the above described premises for the consideration aforesaid.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our names and seals this the 26th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.
Attest: J. G. Payne and Amose Hall
Signed: [all by their "mark"] George Jones, William J. Jones, Flem Jones, Charles R. Jones, Nancy Lollar, Rebecca Scott, Elizabeth Scham, Polly M. Jones, Mary Jones, James [Jane, see next] Jones. Be it remembered that Leean [Luann] Jones, Polly M. Jones and Jane Jones, wives of George, Flem and C. R. Jones, who are personally known to the undersigned Justice of the Peace within and for the county of Dade and state of Missouri to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing deed as parties thereto, this day appeared before me and acknowledge that they executed and delivered the same as their voluntary act and deed, for the use and purposes therein contained. And the same Leean Jones, Polly M. Jones and Jane Jones, being by me made acquainted with the contents of said deed acknowledged on an examination apart from their husbands that they executed the same and relinquished their dowers in the real estate therein mentioned freely and without compulsion or undue influence from the said husbands. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this the 26th day of Sep 1868. Joseph G. Payne, J.P.
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