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Elizabeth (Jones) Stith (abt. 1730 - abt. 1771)

Elizabeth Stith formerly Jones aka Eldgidge
Born about [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1750 in , , Virginiamap
Wife of — married 1763 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Brunswick County, Colony of Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Oct 2010
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Caution

It seems there are two Stiths who married an Elizabeth Jones (see biography text for Stith-361), but more research is needed.
This profile is protected to ensure it is not merged into Unknown-361746 or Jones-1722. There is a possibility that Drury's wife Martha was also a Jones, but sources are needed.

Biography

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:[1]

  • Aristotle
  • Sarah
  • Howell
  • Catherine
  • Charlotte
  • Thomas
  • Edmunds

The will of Col. Drury Stith, dated June 25, 1770 and proved February 25, 1771,[sic] names his children:[1]

  • Buckner
  • Thomas
  • Elizabeth
  • Edmund
  • Drury

Deeds

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.” [2]

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.” [3]

[Note: The will of James Jones names wife Sarah and children James, Howell, John, Eliz:a, Thomas.[4]
The will of Sarah Jones names children James, Howell, Edmunds, John, Elizabeth Eldridge.[5]
The will of Howell Jones names brothers James, John, Edmonds and sister Elizabeth Eldridge.[6]]

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.” [7]

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.” [8]

Research Notes

DAR records show that Elizabeth Jones was 1st wife of Buckner Stith Jr., but this is a different Elizabeth Jones, born 1766 & died 1788.

Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed May 26, 2015), "Record of Buckner Stith (b 1722), patriotic service", Ancestor # A110256.

See also sources and comments posted on the profiles of Buckner Stith Jr. (Stith-103) & another Buckner Stith (Stith-15).

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 " Historical and Genealogical Notes," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jan., 1915), pp. 220-221 (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1914721). Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914721
  2. Hopkins, William Lindsay, “Surry County, Virginia, Deeds and Estate Accounts, 1734-1755,” ® 1991 by William Lindsay Hopkins; reprinted Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, 1994.
  3. Hopkins, William Lindsay, “Surry County, Virginia, Deeds and Estate Accounts, 1734-1755,” ® 1991 by William Lindsay Hopkins; reprinted Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, 1994.
  4. Will of James Jones. Surry Co., VA, DB/WB 9, pp. 427-430, w. 22 Aug 1742, p. 16 Feb 1742 (1743 new style). Digital image at Ancestry.com - https://ancstry.me/2DtbXsx
  5. Will of Sarah Jones. Surry Co., VA, DB/WB 9, pp. 708-709, w. 4 Mar 1750, p. 16 Jul 1751. Digital image at Ancestry.com - https://ancstry.me/2GDF7Y0
  6. Will of Howell Jones. Surry Co., VA, DB/WB 9, pp. 709-711, w. 6 Apr 1751, p. 16 Jul 1751. Digital image at Ancestry.com - https://ancstry.me/2GDF7Y0
  7. Hopkins, William Lindsay, “Surry County, Virginia, Deeds and Estate Accounts, 1734-1755,” ® 1991 by William Lindsay Hopkins; reprinted Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, 1994.
  8. Bradley, Dr. Stephen E., Jr., “Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, Vol. 5, 1770 - 1775,” Lawrenceville, VA, 1998.
  • The WikiTree profile Jones-1723 was created on 31 October 2010 through the import of Pioneer Stock.GED.
  • The WikiTree profile Jones-4347 was created on 03 April 2011 through the import of Bwiki.ged.


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Elizabeth chose guardians for her minor children in her 1771 will as Aristotle and Sarah Edmunds were the only two of age. Brunswick Co. Will Book 4 p. 49 & 50. My son Howell to the care of Sterling Edmunds. My Son Thomas to the care of Reverend Thomas Lundie, my Daughters Katherine and Charlotte to the care of John Coleman and my Son Edmunds to to the care of Thomas Simmons. I have a copy of this if you'd like it transcribed. Additionally, her young son Edmunds Stith is currently attached to Martha Jones and her daughter Catherine Stith was mentioned and bequeathed lands in his will made 9 Jan 1789...3 years after the Catherine currently attached to his father had died (something definitely amiss there). Elizabeth Jones was also the mother of Thomas Stith, currently attached to Martha Jones. This probably is why Buckner did not bequeath land directly to these sons (minors), but to their mother, to go to them only after her death, which he did not for see being the following year.
posted by Honi Kleine
edited by Honi Kleine
see page 648 - Sarah, daughter of Thomas Edmunds & Elizabeth Jones, married Thomas Edmunds 25 Nov. 1771. Sarah died Brunswick Co., 1836.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
2nd wife of Eldridge (after Martha Bolling d 1749)

The Ancestors and Descendants of John Rolfe with Notices of Some Connected Families (Continued) The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan., 1915), pp. 94-96 Published by: Virginia Historical Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243412

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Elizabeth Jones, daughter of James and Sarah (Howell) Jones, of Surry County, married Thomas Eldridge after October 23, 1749 (date of death for Martha Bolling, his first wife). He died Dec. 4, 1754, and she married Drury Stith of Brunswick in 1763.


Eldridge Family The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jan., 1912), pp. 204-207 Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture DOI: 10.2307/1918737 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1918737 Page Count: 4

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
p 221- her will dated January 1771 & proved Feb. 25, 1771 (same as her husband's... Drury Stith) names her children with Eldridge. The article also lists children named by Drury in his June 25, 1770 will.

Historical and Genealogical Notes The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jan., 1915), pp. 220-221 Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture DOI: 10.2307/1914721 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914721

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
aha! nevermind. The Elizabeth Jones who married Buckner Stith Jr. as his first wife was born 1766, married him 1786, and died 1788.

(daughter Elizabeth Jones Stith born 1788: http://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/search_descendants/?action=list&MyPrimary_Seqn=749701&MyLineageCount=1 )

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
update: Elizabeth Jones, widow of Thomas Eldridge, m Stith was an earlier generation than the Elizabeth Jones who married Buckner Stith Jr (son of Buckner Stith american patriot #A110256).

http://vagenweb.org/tylers_bios/vol1-32.htm for Drury shows that he married Elizabeth Jones, widow of Thomas Eldridge.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Jones-1723 and Jones-4347 appear to represent the same person because: I actually created a profile with more information on Elizabeth Stith. Could we please merge the 2 accounts for more accuracy? She married both Thomas Eldgridge and Drury Stith.
posted by Jamie Madison

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