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Enoch Sprewell Jones (1822 - 1903)

Enoch Sprewell Jones
Born in Dallas County, Alabama, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Sep 1842 in Neshoba county, Mississippimap
Husband of — married 27 Sep 1880 in Greene County, Mississippimap
Descendants descendants
Died in Stateline, Greene County, Mississippi, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2013
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Enoch was a farmer. He also ran a ferry on the Chickasawhay River which ran along the back of his farm in Greene County just west of State Line, MS. This land is described as being in Section 11 T5N R6W and Section 14 T5N R6W commencing at Caswell Bluff on the west side of the Chickasawhay River running due West to section line thence north on line to NW corner of said section then East to said River and thence down West side of river to begining per deed dated 23 Sep 1862. By 1900 he owned the land free of debt. The original deed being recorded 06 Dec 1902.

In 1992, my father made these notes in his family files related to Enoch's life:

This family story was passed on to me by Marvin L. Jones of Buckatuna, MS. This was told to Marvin by W. A. Mason who was almost 100 years old when he died. Mr. Mason said he used to help Enoch make drill pipes that were used for two purposes. 1) To search for well water to be used to run a grist mill that Enoch had, 2) To search for buried treasure. Several familiy stories have alluded to this fascination that Enoch had in regard to buried treasure. Mr. Mason said that he would climb two large trees and then string a bull line (a large rope about 2" in diameter, normally used to tie log rafts) between them with a suspended pulley. This suspended pulley was then used to pull drill pipe from the hole being drilled.
This story comes through the descendants of Thomas Jefferson Davis Jones. A descendant of Tom's has a glass cup that is inlaid with gold trim and was made by Tom's father Enoch. This has led to the belief that Enoch was a gold smith and may be part of the reason for his facination with hidden treasure

Enoch enlisted in Company D, 25th MS Infantry on 10 Aug 1861 in Memphis, TN. The company was merged with others over the year and on 16 Jul 1862 Enoch is listed as part of the 55th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers and as one of those persons over the age of 35 years who will go out of service under the provisions of the Conscript Law.

On 11 Sep 1879, one Paul Jones (identity & kinship, if any unknown) wrote to Enoch asking him where he should send his rent payment as Enoch's agent, William Searcy (also likely related as Enoch's wife's mother was Sarah Searcy Abney), had died. Paul was renting Enoch's property in Beech Springs, Neshoba County, MS and was offering to buy the property outright from Enoch.

His will is dated 27 Feb 1884 and was filed in Greene County, MS.

About the turn of the century, Enoch and his son Bill [Joseph William] had some sort of misunderstanding or disagreement about a book and something about some hides Bill was tanning for Enoch that resulted in their not having anything to do with one another during the last years of their lives.

Enoch was buried on his family land in Slay Cemetery (a.k.a.Ernest Guy Cemetery), Stateline, Greene County, Mississippi as are many of his family and descendants. Slay cemetery is located at GPS coordinates N 31 23.495 W 88 33.833.

Y- DNA testing has been started on this Jones line, for more information contact Lisa.


  • Neshoba Co., MS Deed Book H pp786-787.
  • Greene County, Mississippi Records. Ben & Jean Strickland. 1980.
  • daughter Ann Norsworthy's MS Death Certificate.
  • Arnold Lee Jones Family Bible
  • Letter from John McKee to Enoch S. Jones, 01 Mar 1880.
  • MS Death Certificate of daughter Dorothy S. Kittrell.
  • Greene County, MS Marriage Record
  • Enoch S. & Susan ABNEY JONES family Bible pages
  • Letter to Enoch S. Jones from his brother-in-law John McKee. 28 Apr 1870.
  • Marriage Certificate of daughter Margret E. to Nathan Busby.
  • Letter from John McKee to Enoch Jones. 21 May 1871.
  • Letter from John McKee to Enoch S. Jones. Oct 31 (year not noted).
  • US Federal Census Records
  • Letter from JD Abney to Enoch S & Susan (Abney) Jones, dated 04 May 1855, Henderson Co., TX.
  • Tombstone
  • NARA military records
  • Probate records, Neshoba Co, MS, for Enoch's parents William & Elizabeth Jones.
  • Letter from Margret (Jones) McKee to her brother Enoch S. Jones, 26 Jul 1864, Neshoba Co., MS.
  • 1819-1849 Abstradex of MS Free & Accepted Masons
  • Who Married Whom in Greene County, Mississippi by Strickland
  • Who Married Whom in Wayne County, Mississippi by Strickland.
  • MS land and probate records
  • Letters from his father-in-law, J.D. Abney and brother-in-law, John McKee.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 December 2015), Julius B Jones in household of E S Jones, Beat 2 Stateline Precinct State Line town, Greene, Mississippi, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,807.
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Beat 2 Stateline Precinct State Line town, Greene, Mississippi, United States
District: 19
Sheet Number and Letter: 2B
Household ID: 29
Line Number: 88
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240807
Digital Folder Number: 004119870
Image Number: 00867
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
E S Jones Head M 78 Alabama
Mary Ann Jones Wife F 45 Alabama
Mary E Powell Daughter F 27 Alabama
J T Powell Son M 24 Alabama
E S Jones Son M 19 Mississippi
Minnie B Jones Daughter F 17 Mississippi
Hattie L Jones Daughter F 15 Mississippi
Jessie O Jones Daughter F 12 Mississippi
Chester Jones Son M 10 Mississippi
Julius B Jones Son M 8 Mississippi
  • US Federal Census - 01 Jun 1880, Greene Co., MS
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 December 2015), E S Jones, Mississippi, United States; citing p. 1, family 3, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,228.
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Greene Co., Mississippi, United States
Page Number: 1
Household ID: 3
Line Number: 17
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000552228
Digital Folder Number: 004273828
Image Number: 00208
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
E S Jones M 48 Alabama
Susan Jones F 42 Mississippi
Martha Jones F 21 Mississippi
Robt E Jones M 19 Mississippi
J C Jones M 17 Mississippi
J M Jones M 15 Mississippi
N E Jones M 12 Mississippi
Margret Jones F 11 Mississippi
Thos J Jones M 9 Mississippi
Susan Jones F 5 Mississippi
  • US Federal Census - 1850, Newton Co., MS
  • 1845 State Census, Neshoba Co., MS.
  • Letter from Paul Jones of Beech Springs, Neshoba Co., MS to Enoch S. Jones of Stateline, Greene Co., MS, dated 11 Sep 1879.
  • Will of Enoch S. Jones dated 27 Feb 1884, Greene County, MS:
The State of Mississippi
Greene County
In the name of God Aman, I Enoch S. Jones of the County of Greene and state of Mississippi being of sound and disposing mind so make and publish this as my last will and testament. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Ann Jones one half of all the sheep I may own and possess at the time of my death, marked swallow fork over and under bit in one ear & swallow fork and sunset in the other ear Brand V. Also one half of all my stock of cattle marked swallow fork and under & over bit in one ear and swallow fork and sunset in the other ear, Branded EJ. Also all my hogs marked swallow fork and under & over bit in one ear and swallow fork and sun set in the other. Also all of my household & kitchen furniture of every kind and description. Also all of my farming tools of every kind and tools of every other kind, one horse mar or mule that I own to be selected by my said wife and after my wife shall have selected said horse, mare or mule, she shall have one third intrest in any remaining of horses, mares or mules that I may own. I give to Jesse N. Jones & Martha Daivs one third interst each in the remainder of the horses, mares or mules that may remain after my said wife shall have selected her horse, mare or mule. After the death of my daid wife I give and bequeath to James Thomas Powell, Mary Powell and Minnie Druzilla Jones equally, all the above named property devised to said wife. In case any children should be born unto us beforemy death or that may be conceived before my death, these said children so born or conceived shall share
(continued on page 2)
equally with the said James Thomas Powell, Mary Powell and Minnie Druzilla Jones the property therein devised to them. I further give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Ann Jones the following described real estate lying and being in the county of Greene and state of Mississippi to wit:
The S1/2 of Section 11 Township 5 North Range 6 West & North lot or North division on West side of Chickasahay [River] in Section 14, Township 5 North Range 6 West with all the improvements thereon to have and to hold the same during her natural life for the use and benefit of herself and family.
To my son Jesse N. Jones and my daughter Martha Davis, wife of E. W. L. Davis, and my daughter Minnie Druzilla Jones, I give one third interest each in one half of all my sheep, cattle above conveyed and given to my said wife, and should there by any more heirs born to me and my said wife they shall share equally with my son Jesse N. Jones, Martha Davis and Minnie Druzilla Jones the above sheep and cattle conveyed after my said wife’s death. I give and beaqueath to Jesse N. Jones, Martha Davis and Minnie Druzilla Jones and any other heirs that may be born to us, but neither of the heirs shall sell or dispose of their interest to the lands only by and with the consent of all the heirs interested.
Signed the 27th day of February 1884
E. S. Jones
Jesse Byrd
J. B. Peaster
G. T. Grimes
Joseph Robertson
The State of Mississippi}
Greene County } I L. C. Peaster
(continued on page 3)
Justice of the Peace in and for said county and state do hereby certify that E. S. Jones whose name appears on the within and foregoing instrument as his last will and testament devising property after death who before me personally signed the above and foregoing instrument for the purposes therein mentioned.
Given under my hand and seal this 27th day of February 1884
L. C. Peaster, J.P.
The State of Mississippi
Greene County
I, L. C. Peaster, Justice of the Peace of said county and state further certify that the witnesses Jesse Byrd, J. B. Peaster , J. T. Grimes & Joseph Robertson signed their names to the foregoing instrument in the presence of the said E. S. jones and singed in the presence of each other all being done before me. Given under my hand this 27th day of February 1884
L. C. Peaster, J.P.
Greene Co., Mississippi
Transcribed from the original record form pages 12, 13 & 14. This 17th day of May 1902
S. R. McKay, Cahncery Clerk
By order of Board Supervisors April 1902 Term (see Minute Book ‘B’ page 650)


Thank you to Lisa Franklin for creating Jones-20471 on 16 Oct 13.

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Lisa , thank you for this wonderful profile. It is not just a name and dates, it allows one to actually visualize the life of Enoch Jones. What an exciting life it must have been running a ferry on the Chickasawhay River. One wonders if this is the same crossing Jackson took on his route to the Battle of New Orleans. This is a model profile. Thank You Again!
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