Elizabeth Jones married (1) Thomas Eldridge, (2) Drury Stith. She died leaving a will dated January 1771 and proved February 25, 1771 that names the following children:
The will of Col. Drury Stith, dated June 25, 1770 and proved February 25, 1771,[sic] names his children:
Surry Co., VA, DB 6, p. 288, 17 Jun 1748: “James Jones, Howell Jones and Elizabeth Jones give a slave named Robin to their brother, Edmund Jones. Wit: Daniel Weldon, William Gray Jr., John Edmunds. Rec. 20 Aug 1751.” ￼
Surry Co., VA, DB 6, p. 286, 17 Jun 1751: “James Jones of Prince George Co., Howell Jones and Elizabeth Jones of Surry Co. state that James Jones, decd., late of Surry Co. and their father left in his will dated 22 Aug 1742 the residue of his estate for life to his wife, Sarah Jones. Other children of James Jones, decd., are John Jones and Edmund Jones. The three first named children now give a slave named Priscilla to their brother, John Jones. Wit: William Gray Jr., Daniel Weldon, John Edmunds. Rec. 20 Aug 1751.” ￼
[Note: The will of James Jones names wife Sarah and children James, Howell, John, Eliz:a, Thomas.
The will of Sarah Jones names children James, Howell, Edmunds, John, Elizabeth Eldridge.
The will of Howell Jones names brothers James, John, Edmonds and sister Elizabeth Eldridge.]
Surry Co., VA, DB 6, p. 371, 19 Nov 1751: “John Jones Gent. of Prince George Co. to Robert Jones Jr., attorney of Surry Co. (Elizabeth Jones, sister of the sd John Jones, has married Thomas Eldridge a Merchant of Prince George Co. and is now Elizabeth Eldridge, and they are in greatly reduced circumstances.) John Jones now sells a slave named Patt to Robert Jones Jr. and the proceeds of the sale are to go to the maintenance of his sister Elizabeth Eldridge or her lately born son, Aristotle Eldridge. Rec. 19 Nov 1751.” ￼￼
Brunswick Co., VA, DB 10, p. 83: “James Jones the elder of Sussex Co. did by deed 12 Jul 1754 sell in trust to Robert Jones Jr attorney of Sussex Co. & John Jones of Northampton Co., NC, 150 acres on the south side of Three Creeks in St. Andrew Parish in Brunswick Co, to benefit Elizabeth Eldridge wife of Thomas Eldridge of Sussex Co. & to maintain her & her present & future children; sd Thomas Eldridge & his wife Elizabeth entered into & possessed the sd land; sd Thomas Eldridge died leaving sd Elizabeth his widow; sd Elizabeth Eldridge during her wodowhood did purchase from Nathaniel Wyche of Sussex Co 50 acres in St Andrew Parish in Brunswick Co on the south side of sd Three Creeks, contiguous to the abovesd 150 acres, the deed dated 22 Nov 1762. Sd Elizabeth has since married Drury Stith. Thus: Drury Stith & his wife Elizabeth of Brunswick Co. & James Jones of Sussex Co & Allen Jones of Northampton Co, NC, as executor & son of the abovesd Robert Jones Jr dec’d to John Stewart of Sussex Co. £125 VA paid to sd Elizabeth. The first mentioned tract of 150 acres & also the second tract of 50 acres.” ￼
DAR records show that Elizabeth Jones was 1st wife of Buckner Stith Jr., but this is a different Elizabeth Jones, born 1766 & died 1788.
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