John  Jones

John Jones (1755 - 1838)

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John Jones
Born in Culpeper County, Virginia, USAmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Culpeper County, Virginiamap
Died in Pratt, Kanawha, West Virginia, USAmap
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Biography

John Jones married Frances (Franky) Morris while both were still living in Culpeper Co, VA according to Frances' statement in the Rev War pension records for John Jones: "On this twenty first day of march 1838 Frances Jones of the County of Kanawha and widow of the late John Jones a Revolutionary Soldier personally appeared before me in my said County of Kana. aged seventy-eight years, and unable to attend a Court of Record, who being first duly sworn according to Law, Doth on her oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832. That she was married to John Jones in the year 1775 on the seventeenth day of November,and in the County of Culpepper [sic] Virginia, and the next spring 1776 she emigrated to the County of Greenbrier, that her husband John Jones while on a visit to the Point Pleasant he inlisted under Capt. Arbuckle, and that she accompanied him to that place where she remained untill the fall of 1777 - and she does not know whether her husband John Jones was discharged at that time or not, that she then moved to this place where she now lives in Kanawha Co., fifty two years ago.
Sworn to before me this 21st March 1838
Signed: John Hansford, J.P. On this 3d day of April 1838"


Came from Culpeper Co. Jones and John Morris and perhaps others, were in Point Pleasant battle and said to have volunteered for the Rev War. He settled above Paint Creek, was thrifty and had a good home, plenty of land, and good Baptist. Delighted to tell of his martial experiences while resting under the shade of an apple tree, brought by him and planted near his house.

Adina Dyer writes: "I have assumed a Thomas Jones as the father of John Jones, but that is far from being proved. My only reason for making this assumption is that Thomas Jones mentioned a son Nicholas and a daughter Lydda in his will; John Jones had a brother Nicholas and a sister Lydia, both whom left wills in Kanawha County naming him as their brother. Much more research needs to be done in Culpeper County to prove one way or the other if Thomas was the father of John, Nicholas and Lydia.

"I'm not sure where the Morrises were before they went to Kanawha County other than Greenbrier. David Jones, a younger brother of John, stated in his Rev. War pension that he was born in King George's County. "

Laidley, W.S., History of Charleston and Kanawha Co, WV and Representative Citizens (Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co, 1911); reprint 1993, WVGS p.65 " John Jones, previously mentioned in brief, came to Kanawha as a pioneer and settled just after the end of the Revolution; he first came with Genl. Andrew Lewis on the way to Point Pleasant. He returned to his home in Culpepper county, Virginia, and then went into the Revolutionary army and remained until the end of the war. He was born in 1755, finally came to Kanawha soon after the Yorktown surrender in 1781, and the first next thing he did was to marry Frances Morris, of Kelly's creek.. In 1792 he took a patent for three hundred and fifty-nine acres on the Kanawha river, also for four hundred acres in the same year, and for four hundred acres in 1797 in the Teays valley, also for land on Paint creek. He is said to have controlled the situation from Paint creek up to the Narrows and the town of Clifton was located on his farm and his own homestead was there also. This town was afterwards called "Dego" and now it is "Pratt." Why not call it Jonesburg?

"He was a quiet, easy, but positive man; he made more by attending to his own business on his own farm in his own way than he could in any other way. He had peculiar views as to some things, but they were his own affair. He was a member of the Baptist church for over forty years. He made his home and his farm comfortable and when a traveler stopped with him once, he always wanted to go again. He was near to Capt. John Field when he was wounded at Point Pleasant. His will was recorded in 1838 and he was buried in the Clifton cemetery. He had a son, Gabriel Jones,a daughter Nancy, who married Huddleston; Frances, who married a Shelton, and she was the mother of Hon. Winston Shelton of Nicholas county. Several of the family went to Indiana and this is all we shall tell of this pioneer—a man who did his duty, attended to his own business, and was a member of the Baptist church for forty-two years. See October, 1903, W. Va. Hist. Magazine for the residue." [Note: Laidley's information of when Jones came to Kanawha and where he married disagree with Jone's Rev War Pension testimony of his wife.]

JOHN JONES REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION
KANAWHA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

At a Circuit Supreme Court of Law of Chancery held for Kanawha County the 15th day of January 1833. Present Lewis Summers, Esqr. one of the Judges of the General Court and Judge of the 19th Circuit in the 10th Judicial District.

Virginia Kanawha County to wit~

"On this 15th day of January 1833 personally appeared in the open court before Lewis Summers Judge of the circuit superior court of Law and Chancery for the County of Kanawha aforesd John Jones a resident of the said County aged seventy-seven years eleven months and thirteen days who being duly sworn to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7[?] 1832.

"That in the year 1773 he and two others commenced an improvement or settlement on the Great Kanawha river in the County of Greenbrier and State of Virginia now Kanawha County, about seventy miles west of the frontier inhabitants of the State of Virginia but in the spring of 1774 they were driven from their purpose and compelled by the incursions[?] of the Indians to take refuge among the inhabitants of Greenbrier County on Muddy Creek. That he immediately volunteered as a soldier under Capt. Matthew Arbuckle to and in building a fort on Muddy Creek and to guard the inhabitants against the incursions of Indians. That afterwards in the fall of the year 1774 he volunteered under the same Capt. Arbuckle who raised a company to march against the western Indians in Lord Dunmore's campaign. That Capt. Arbuckle's company joined the division of the army under the command of General Lewis and marched with that division of the army to the mouth of the Great Kanawha River at Point Pleasant where a severe engagement ensued between a part of the army of Genl Andrew Lewis and a large body of Indians and this applicant entered into the battle at its commencement and continued without interruption in the midst of the engagement until its termination fighting from until late in the evening before the Virginia forces succeeded in routing their savage adversaries. This bloody and hard fought battle took place on the 10th of October 1774.

"This applicant further states that about the middle of September 1776 he enlisted as a regular soldier under Capt. Mathew Arbuckle at the mouth of the Great Kanawha river then Greenbrier County and about one hundred and fifty miles west of the inhabited part of that county. The other officers of Capt. Arbuckle's Company the applicant believes were Andrew Wallace first lieutenant and John Gallagher ensign. That the soldier of said company that company erected a fort at the mouth of said Kanawha river and continued there during the balance of the year 1776 and until the close of the year 1777 when this applicant received a written discharge from Capt. Arbuckle and returned to the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier that he hath lost or mislaid said discharge so as to be unable to produce the same.

"That after he enlisted as aforesd the company of Capt. Arbuckle was reinforced at their station at Point Pleasant aforesd by the company of Capt. McKee which marched as the applicant believes from the County of Bottetourt Virginia, the other officers of that company were he believes William Moore 1st & 2nd Lieutenant and James Gilmore ensign. The company of Capt. McKee continued at Point Pleasant until the discharge of the applicant. During this period of his service at Point Pleasant an attack was made upon the fort at Point Pleasant by a body of Indians who being compelled to abandon the attack directed their march to Donnally's fort situate about one hundred and fifty miles in the interior of the State and on the frontier of the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier ascertaining that the Indians were marching against that part of the country two bold and daring soldiers dressed in the savages costumes and made the way through the wilderness and apprized [sic] the inhabitants of their danger barely in time to save them from that extermination.

"That after the discharge of the applicant as aforesd and his return to the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier at the close of the year 1777, he was at the beginning of the year 1778 employed and he believes under the authority of the State of Virginia as an Indian spy at the rate of one dollar per day, but without rations, clothing or munitions of war, the applicant furnishing them for himself.

"That the distance he was employed to act as a spy was between sixty and seventy miles and immediately west of the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier aforesd - That he continued to act as a spy for the period of two years beginning as aforesd in the early part of the year 1778 and quitting at the beginning of the year 1780. That William MORRIS, Leonard MORRIS and John PATTERSON were spies with him during said period the two first of whom died in the County of Kanawha and whether the latter still survives is unknown to the applicant.

"This applicant resided in the County of Greenbrier from the year 1773 until the establishment of the County of Kanawha out of the western part of it since which time until the present period on he has resided in the County of Kanawha. He has no record of his age but is satisfied it is correctly given wherein before stated. He cannot state with precision on the character of his engagements under Captain Arbuckle whether he belonged to the Virginia Continental line State Volunteers or Virginia Rangers. He knows however that in Lord Dunmore's expedition he was a volunteer and the when he engaged in aforesd in 1776 a second time in the service and was stationed at Point Pleasant it was under the authority of the State of Virginia and the applicant has always believed that he was a regularly enlisted soldier and perhaps as a ranger. He never was drafted or acted as a substitute. The applicant refers to Major John HANSFORD as the person in his neighborhood most capable of attesting the truth of this declaration and with confidence appeals to him and all who know him for evidence of his character for honesty and veracity. There is but one person living within the knowledge of the applicant who can personally attest of his own knowledge the truth of any part of this declaration (__?__) the services performed. He is a very feeble and aged man who resides in this state in the County of Mason by the name of William Arbuckle and who was in Lord Dunmore's expedition. To procure testimony would be very inconvenient to the applicant as well as to the witness the difficulty of doing so the labor and suffering which it would inflict on himself as well as the witness have induced an abandonment of the attempt.

"The applicant hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension rolls of the agency of any state.

Sworn to and subscribed in open court the day and year aforesd.
Signed: John Jones
Teste: A.W. Quarrier Clk

AFFIDAVIT of WITNESSES
Nathaniel W. Calhoun
John Hansford

We Nathaniel W. Calhoun, a clergyman residing in the town of Charleston and County of Kanawha and John Hansford residing in same County and in the immediate neighborhood of the applicant hereby certify that we are acquainted and familiar with John Jones who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be in his seventy eight year that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution in resisting the aggression of the Indians upon the frontiers and that we concur in that opinion.

Sworn and subscribe in open court the day and year aforesd.

Signed: N.W. Calhoun
John Hansford
Teste: A. W. Quarrier Clk

FRANCES MORRIS JONES
APPLICATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION
21 March 1838 Virginia ~ Kanawha County.

"On this twenty first day of march 1838 Frances Jones of the County of Kanawha and widow of the late John Jones a Revolutionary Soldier personally appeared before me in my said County of Kana. aged seventy-eight years, and unable to attend a Court of Record, who being first duly sworn according to Law, Doth on her oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832. That she was married to John Jones in the year 1775 on the seventeenth day of November, and in the County of Culpepper [sic] Virginia, and the next spring 1776 she emigrated to the County of Greenbrier, that her husband John Jones while on a visit to the Point Pleasant he inlisted under Capt. Arbuckle, and that she accompanied him to that place where she remained untill the fall of 1777 - and she does not know whether her husband was discharged at that time or not, that she then moved to this place where she now lives in Kanawha Co., fifty two years ago."
Sworn to before me this 21st March 1838
Signed: John Hansford, J.P.

On this 3d day of April 1838 Jane Hansford after being duly sworn, makes the following statement. That she has know John Jones & Frances Jones his wife for about sixty years, and that when I first saw them, Frances Jones had one child at that time.

Question, Who was she before she married John Jones Answer, Her name was Frances Morris & was my father's sister.

Question, Were you acquainted her father and mother and brother Answer, I was, and have heard her mother say she was married young and I have live a neighbor to them for fifty years and I have never heard the marriage of John Jones to Frances Jones questioned.
Signed: John Hansford {seal}


From "Pioneers and Their Homes on Upper Kanawha" by Ruth Woods Dayton, Page 296: " John Jones first came to the valley with the army of General Lewis. He was wounded in the Battle of Point Pleasant. He was in the Revolutionary Army as well. He took patents on 749 acres on Kanawha River, in 1797, 300 acres in Teays Valley, and for land on Paint Creek, where he lived and is buried at the present town of Pratt, which was his farm site."


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Name

Name: John /Jones/[1]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 2 Feb 1755
Place: Culpeper County, Virginia, USA[2]

Death

Death:
Date: 7 Jun 1838
Place: Pratt, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA[3]

Military Service

Military Service: Private, Spy - Revolutionary War

Note

Note: Jones, John Rev War Memorial Marker
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Note: Jones, John
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Sources

Laidley, W.S., History of Charleston and Kanawha Co, WV and Representative Citizens (Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co, 1911); reprint 1993, WVGS p.65

Revolutionary War Pension File of John Jones See Page 1 of the Declaration of John Jones, 15 Jan 1833.

Revolutionary War Pension File of John Jones See Widow's Declaration of Mrs. Frances Jones, 21 Mar 1838.


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Biography

John Jones came to the area that is now Greenbrier Co., WV, and made settlement with two others. In the spring of 1774, they were forced to leave the area by Indians, and found refuge with the settlers on Muddy Creek. He immediately volunteered as a soldier under Capt. Matthew Arbuckle to aid in the building of a fort on Muddy Creek and to guard the inhabitants against harm from the Indians. In the fall of 1774 he volunteered under Capt. Arbuckle who raised a company to march against the western Indians in Lord Dunmore's campaign. He fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant which took place on 10 Oct. 1774, a Monday. An interesting note: It is said that John Jones preferred to sleep with his breeches off. On the morning of the battle he was aroused from sleep by the firing of mountain rifles. He then jumped up and grabbed his gun and fought the Indians until they took off from the field of battle that afternoon. He fought all day before he put on his breeches.

In the beginning of 1778 he was employed by the State of Virginia as an Indian Spy at the rate of one dollar a day, but without rations, clothing or munitions, which he provided for himself. The distance that he was employed to act as a spy was between sixty and seventy miles and immediately west of the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier. He continued to act as a spy for the period of two years. William Morris, Leonard Morris and John Patterson were spies with him during this two year period. [Source for above information regarding the settlement and military service of John Jones is his own sworn affidavit in his Rev. War Pension application.]

In 1792, he obtained patents for 359 acres on the Kanawha River, and that same year for 400 more acres. In 1797 he obtained 400 acres in Teays Valley, and also for land on Paint Creek. He is said to have controlled the situation from Paint Creek up to the Narrows and the town of Clifton was located on his farm and his own homestead was there also. This town was afterwards called Dego, and is now known as Pratt. In the Clifton Cemetery above Paint Creek, his remains were interred, and a marker bearing the inscription "In Memory of John Jones who departed this life January 7, 1838, aged 83 years." [Source: Battle of Point Pleasant by L.N.S. Poffenberger; History of Kanawha Co. WV.]

The book Nicholas County, W. Va. Commentaries by Helen Stinson, pg. 281 includes a quote from Col. Campbell's account of Nicholas County's first settlers: (West Virginia History Magazine, 1905 edition) states: "It is interesting to note that John Jones of Kanawha County appeared in Nicholas County land books for many years with 'Alexandria' (Fairfax County) as his residence. It stated that he had been born in Culpeper County, but may have resided for a time in Alexandria before moving to frontier Virginia."

Page 282 of the above reference states: "John Jones was listed as residing in Nicholas County when he sold a tract of land there to Isaac Fitzwater in 1818. John lived a mile above the Salem Baptist Church. The creek he lived on was Jones Fork of Peters Creek. Jones Fork is now known as Salem Branch. This is the same John Jones as is listed on a previous page. He was a Revolutionary War soldier who fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant, and he is buried with a Rev. War marker at the Pratt Cemetery in Kanawha County."


WILL OF JOHN JONES - KANAWHA CO., [W]VA Date made: 13 September 1836 Source: Kanawha Co., [W]VA Will Book 1, page 253

In the name of God Amen. I, JOHN JONES of the County of Kanawha and State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say-

First. I commend my soul to God who gave it and desire that my body may be decently buried.

Secondly. I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal to my beloved wife Frances Jones for and during her natural life.

Third. After the death of my wife I will that my executor herein afternamed to pay out of my estate which may then remain the sum of one dollar to my son GABRIEL JONES, also the sum of one dollar to my son of my son WILLIAM JONES, also the sum of one dollar to my daughter NANCY HUDDLESTON, also the sum of one dollar to the heirs of my son LEVI JONES, and also the sum of one dollar to the heirs of my daughter FANNY SHELTON, and no more. I have heretofore given to my said sons GABRIEL, WILLIAM JONES, THOMAS JONES, and LEVI JONES, and my said daughter NANCY HUDDLESTON and FANNY SHELTON all of my estate which I intend them or either of them to have.

Fourth. I also give and bequeath to my three grandchildren, JOHN, EVELINE and EDIN FUNK the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars each, to be paid to them when they respectively arrive at the age of twenty one years, the portion or share hereby bequeathed to such decedents shall go to the survivors to be equally divided among them.

Fifth. I give and bequeath all the residue of my estate real and personal and mixed which shall remain after the death of my said wife and the payments of the above legacies and bequests to my four sons EDMUND, JOHN, HILLARY and BENJAMIN JONES and my daughter CYNTHIA SPINKS, to be equally divided among them on condition that they and each of them will bring into Hotchpot [?] the sum of money which I have heretofore given them respectively by way of advancements which are as follows. I have advanced to the said JOHN JONES the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars - to the said EDMUND JONES I have advanced the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars - to the said HILLERY JONES the sum of one thousand seven hundred and forty four dollars and to my said daughter CYNTHIA SPINKS, late CYNTHIA FUNK the sum of one thousand and nine hundred and seventy five dollars which I have herein before bequeathed to my three grandchildren JOHN, EVELINE and EDIN FUNK who are the children of the said CYNTHIA SPINKS, and which said three hundred and seventy five dollars is also to be deducted from the share or portion of the said CYNTHIA FUNK. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son JOHN JONES sole executor of my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and further wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of September 1836.

his Signed by setting his mark Signed: John + Jones sealed, published and declared us mark and for the last will and testament of the said John Jones above named in presence of us Matthew Dunbar Wm. S. Hutts W. M. Estall Will Hatcher

At a Court held for Kanawha County at the Court house thereof on the 12th day of March 1838 the last will and testament of John Jones deceased was this day presented in Court and proven by the oaths of William Hatcher and William M. Estill subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION AFFIDAVIT JOHN JONES Virginia At a Circuit Supreme Court of Law of Chancery held for Kanawha County the 15th day of January 1833. Present Lewis Summers, Esqr. one of the Judges of the General Court and Judge of the 19th Circuit in the 10th Judicial District. Virginia KANAWHA COUNTY to wit~ On this 15th day of January 1833 personally appeared in the open court before Lewis Summers Judge of the circuit superior court of Law and Chancery for the County of Kanawha aforesd JOHN JONES a resident of the said County aged seventy- seven years eleven months and thirteen days who being duly sworn to law doth on his oath make the following declaration inorder to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7[?] 1832. That in the year 1773 he and two others commenced an improvement or settlement on the Great Kanawha river in the County of Greenbrier and State of Virginia now Kanawha County, about seventy miles west of the frontier inhabitants of the State of Virginia but in the spring of 1774 they were driven from their purpose and compelled by the incursions[?] of the Indians to take refuge among the inhabitants of Greenbrier County on Muddy Creek. That he immediately volunteered as a soldier under CAPT. MATTHEW ARBUCKLE to and in building a fort on Muddy Creek and to guard the inhabitants against the incursions of Indians. That afterwards in the fall of the year 1774 he volunteered under the same CAPT. ARBUCKLE who raised a company to march against the western Indians in Lord Dunmore's campaign. That CAPT. ARBUCKLE'S company joined the division of the army under the command of GENERAL LEWIS and marched with that division of the army to the mouth of the Great Kanawha River at Point Pleasant where a severe engagement ensued between a part of the army of GEN'L ANDREW LEWIS and a large body of Indians and this applicant entered into the battle at its commencement and continued without interuption in the midst of the engagement until its termination fighting from until late in the evening before the Virginia forces succeded in routing their savage advesaries. This bloody and hard fought battle took place on the 10th of October 1774. This applicant further states that about the middle of September 1776 he enlisted as a regular soldier under CAPT. MATTHEW ARBUCKLE at the mouth of the Great Kanawha river then Greenbrier County and about one hundred and fifty miles west of the inhabited part of that county. The other officers of CAPT. ARBUCKLE'S Company the applicant believes were ANDREW WALLACE first lieutenant and JOHN GALLAGHER ensign. That the soldier of said company that company erected a fort at the mouth of said Kanawha river and continued there during the balance of the year 1776 and untile the close of the year 1777 when this applicant received a written discharge from CAPT. ARBUCKLE and returned to the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier that he hath lost or mislaid said discharge so as to be unable to produce the same. That after he enlisted as aforesdthe company of CAPT. ARBUCKLE was reinforced at their station at Point Pleasant aforesd by the company of CAPT. McKEE which marched as the applicant believes from the County of Bottetourt Virginia, the other officers of that company were he believes WILLIAM MOORE 1st & 2nd Lieutenant and JAMES GILMORE ensign. The company of CAPT. McKEE continued at Point Pleasant until the discharge of the applicant. During this period of his service at Point Pleasant an attack was made upon thefort at Point Pleasant by a body of Indians who being compelled to abandon the attack directed their march to Donnally's fort situate about one hundred and fifty miles in the interior of the State and on the frontier of the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier ascertaining that the Indians were marching against that part of the country two bold and daring soldiers dressed in the savages costumes and made the way through the wilderness and apprized [sic] the inhabitants of their danger barely in time to save them from that extermination. That after the discharge of the applicant as aforesd and his return to the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier at the close of the year 1777, he was at the beginning of the year 1778 employed and he believes under the authority of the State of Virginia as an Indian spy at the rate of one dollar per day, but without rations, clothing or munitions of war, the applicant furnishing them for himself. That the distance he was employed to act as a spy was between sixty and seventy miles and immediately west of the inhabited part of the County of Greenbrier aforesd - That he continued to act as a spy for the period of two years beginning as aforesd in the early part of the year 1778 and quitting at the beginning of the year 1780. That WILLIAM MORRIS, LEONARD MORRIS and JOHN PATTERSON were spies with him during said period the two first of whom died in the County of Kanawha and whether the latter still survives is unknown to the applicant. This applicant resided in the County of Greenbrier from the year 1773 until the establishment of the County of Kanawha out of the western part of it since which time until the present period on he has resided in the County of Kanawha. He has no record of his age but is satisfied it is correctly given wherein before stated. He cannot state with precision on the character of his engagements under Captain Arbuckle whether he belonged to the Virginia Continental line State Volunteers or Virginia Rangers. He knows however that in Lord Dunmore's expedition he was a volunteer and the when he engaged in aforesd in 1776 a second time in the service and was stationed at Point Pleasant it was under the authority of the State of Virginia and the applicant has always believed that he was a regularly enlisted soldier and perhaps as a ranger. He never was drafted or acted as a substitute. The applicant refers to MAJOR JOHN HANSFORD as the person in his neighborhood most capable of attesting the truth of this declaration and with confidence appeals to him and all who know him for evidence of his character for honesty and veracity. There is but once person living within the knowledge of the applicant who can personally attest of his own knowledge the truth of any part of this declaration (__?__) the services performed. He is a very feeble and aged an who resides in this state in the County of Mason by the name of WILLIAM ARBUCKLE and who was in Lord Dunmore's expedition. To procure testimony would be very inconvenient to the applicant as well as to the witness the difficulty of doing so the labor and suffering which it would inflict on himself as well as the witness have induced an abandonment of the attempt. The applicant hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension rolls of the agency of any state. Sworn to and subscribed in open court the day and year aforesd. Signed: JOHN JONES Teste: A.W. Quarrier Clk (courtesy of Lynn Morris Jordan)

1800 John Jones to James Sims Deed Kanawha County, (W)Virginia Deed Book A-391 This Indenture made this Eighth Day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred, Between John Jones, of & Frances his wife of the County Kanawha and State of Virginia of the one part and James Sims of County & State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth. The John Jones & Frances his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five shilling to them in hand by the said James Sims whereof they do hereby acknowledge hath Given Granted Bargained & Sold & by these presents do give grant bargain & sell unto the said James Sims, his heirs or Assigns forever a Certain Tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Kanawha Containing one hundred & seventy three acres on Gauley River above the Ferry and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a Lynn & bank of the South Side of Gauley River at Deer Lick. East of two Lynns to a Corner in the Patent, Running East thirty five poles to a Buckeye South Sixty Degrees East 198 poles to three bushes on bank of the River north two hundred poles crossing the river to two White Oaks on a Hill, South seventy five degrees North one hundred & fifty four poles to a Stake in the ___ thence South seventy six poles crossing the river to the Beginning to have and to hold the said tract of land with Its appurtenances To the said James Sims, his Heirs or Assigns forever, and the said John Jones & Frances his wife, for themselves heirs Executors Administrators Doth Covenant & agree to and with the said the said James Sims, that they will relinquish there Claim, or Claims to the said James Sims, his heirs forever. In Witness Whereto the said John Jones & Frances his wife hath hereunto set their hand & seal this Day and year above written. John Jones (his mark) Kanawha County April Court 1800 This Deed from John Jones, & Frances his wife to James Sims was presented in Court and duly Acknowledged by the said John Jones and the same is ordered to Record, and that a Commission Issue to take the private Examination of Frances the said wife To ___ her right of dower in the Premises. Teste John Reynolds Clk

Sources

Laidley, W.S., History of Charleston and Kanawha Co, WV and Representative Citizens (Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co, 1911); reprint 1993, WVGS p.65



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John Jones D.A.R. Marker in Pratt Cemetery
John Jones D.A.R. Marker in Pratt Cemetery

John Jones, 200 Acres, Kanawha County, Virginia, 17 Sep 1810
John Jones, 200 Acres, Kanawha County, Virginia, 17 Sep 1810

John Jones, 200 Acres, Kanawha County, Virginia, 17 Sep 1810
John Jones, 200 Acres, Kanawha County, Virginia, 17 Sep 1810

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On 10 Jul 2016 at 02:34 GMT Sara (Stevens) Patton wrote:

Jones-33700 and Jones-246 appear to represent the same person because: same-o again



John is 19 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 20 degrees from Michael Phelps, 25 degrees from Neil deGrasse Tyson and 19 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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