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576. Robert JONES174,288 was born on 9 January 1837 in Missouri.280,282 He died on 14 April 1923 at the age of 86 in Dixon, Pulaski County, Missouri.282

The Jones Bible belonged to Robert - On one of the pages is written "Robert Jones his hand and pen this the 27 of July 1859"

1860 Census, Rolla Twp, Phelps Co MO. Household 171. Robert, Martha, and M. J. - also Nancy Duncan, age 53, born in Kentucky. Surely Martha's mother? Also the following children: John Duncan, 16, W. B. Duncan 14 [male] and N. J. Duncan 10 [female]. I would assume these to be Martha's brothers and sister.

Robert Jones was born Janury 9, 1837 in Southern Missouri, died April 14, 1923, aged 86 years 3 months and 5 days. He was married to Martha Duncan Oct 18, 1855, who died May 1, 1862. To this union were born three daughters, only one who survives him, Mrs. Mattie Norwood of Houston, Texas.
He never united with any church but had many times professed his faith in Christ. He said he was prepared to go when God called him. He was the oldest Mason of the Arlington lodge. He died at the home of Harry. L. McMakin where he had made his home for fifteen years and was greatly loved by them and will be sadly missed in their home.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Romine at Dixon Christian Church Sunday April 15. A large crowd attended the funeral. After the service by Rev. Romine the Masonic Lodge took charge and he was tenderly laid to rest in the Dixon cemetery with the impressive services of Masonic Order.
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Card of Thanks
We desire to thank those of our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear friend, Mr. Robert Jones. We wish to thank the Masons for their help and loving kindness during this time. Harry L. McMakin and wife.

The 1920 Census for Pulaski Co MO shows Robert Jones living with Henry & Elizabeth McMakin, age 37, and 33. A niece whose given name is obscured by torn paper was also living with them. In 1910, Robert was not in their household, it was just the couple Henry & Elizabeth - they had been married 5 years and had no children.
A letter from Mrs. J. Amos West of Dixon, MO to Marlene Jones [probably in 1971], states that "Robert Jones lived with Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. McMakin, my aunt and uncle, and died in their home, where I live. He died April 14, 1923 and is buried on the McMakin lot in Dixon cemetery. He was not a relative but lived with my grandfather Bryant and helped him farm after the death of his wife. His brother Wright Jones [Zadock] married my great aunt Martha Hart who is buried on the old Bryant place near Arlington, MO."

Robert JONES and Martha DUNCAN were married on 18 October 1855.2 Martha DUNCAN, daughter of John DUNCAN and Nancy [DUNCAN], was born on 27 May 1841 in Missouri.209,356 She died on 1 May 1862 at the age of 20.356

Buried in Duncan Cemetery on John Duncan homestead. Charted by Clair V. Mann in 1946. No stones remained in 1990.

Her husband's Bible states her birth as 27 May 1841. She was aged 20y 11m 1d when she died and she was buried on the Duncan farm.

Robert JONES and Martha DUNCAN had the following children:



Margaret Jane JONES was born on 6 April 1857 in Phelps County, Missouri.356 She died on 5 April 1888 at the age of 30 in Phelps County, Missouri.356

Married name was West.

Buried Bryant Homestead Cemetery. Charted by Clair V. Mann in 1942. d/o Robert & M. Jones



[Daughter] JONES was born on 31 August 1859. She died on 31 August 1859 at the age of 0.



Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" JONES288 was born on 26 November 1860.288

"Mattie" married Norwood according to father's obituary in 1923.

In 1880, Mattie was living with her grandmother and uncle - her future husband there at the same residence:
Arlington, Phelps Co, MO Hh 146 - seems to be three families on the same place
W. B. Duncan, 33, b. MO, parents b. KY
Carry Duncan, 20, wife, b. NY
Nancy Duncan, 69, b. KY, parents b. KY
Mattie Jones, 19, granddaughter, b. MO, parents b. MO
Alex. Lowe, 67, b. VA
Nancy Lowe, 50, b. VA
Henry Lowe, 24, son, b. VA
Ida Lowe, 13, dau, b. OH
Rosco Lowe, 11, son, b. OH
H. B. Rutherford, 61, b. KY, parents b. Ireland
Martha Rutherford, 48, wife, b. KY
Mary Cornarie, 21, dau, b. MO

1900 Census. St. Louis Ward 25, Missouri, Hh 72
Henry M. Lowe, b. Apr 1856, age 44, married 15 years, b. Ohio, parents b. VA, carpenter
Mattie, wife, b. Nov 1860, 39, 1 child
Harry, son, b. Aug 1885, age 14, b. MO

Yet the Bible suggests she married a Lowe. They are said to have lived in St. Louis. - a son's name is given as Robert Henry Lowe in the Robert Jones Bible, b. 15 Aug 1885 - he died 6 Jan 1956 in Los Angeles, and was buried Salt Lake City.

The FindAGrave page for Henry Lowe, buried Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co, TX says there is also a Mattie E. Morrowood Lowe buried here - born 26 Nov 1860, died 16 Nov 1944.