Karen - Jesse Ruble Jones' (son of Mary's brother David Jones) letter of May 6, 1877 states in part:
"My Grandfather Robert Jones married a Miss Riley they had Four sons Elijah who moved to Georgia. Jesse who lived in the same neighborhood until 1859 and died at the age of 104. he [sic] was a Baptist Preacher. I heard him preach in 1796 and I was told he preached a Month before hedied. One of Father’s brothers named Isaac moved to Clay County Ky about 1800. I have not heard of since another Jonathan. I think must have died young as could not hear of him in Virginia.
My father had three sisters: Mary who married Wm McVity [sic] had one son named John was a Methodist Preacher. Elizabeth married Thurman and Tabitha married Hale -
I have gone ahead and added Mary Jones Mavity as a daughter of Robert Jones on this basis.