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Notes for Isaiah Jones

The Family of Samuel Jones & Celia Creech

1806 - Isaiah H. Jones born in Wilson, Grayson, Virginia to Samuel Jones & Celia Creech

October 1, 1808
Early Grayson County Criminals
Samuel Jones. Accused of having stolen and carried away one mattock, the property of John Frost on October 1, 1808. The court found him not guilty and ordered him acquitted and discharged out of custody.

1810 census - lost for Grayson County, Virginia. Destroyed in August 1814.

1810 tax records
Jones, Daniel Wilson Crk 1 0 2
Jones, Samuel Wilson Crk 1 0 2
Other Jones families listed, but these were only two enumerated on April 11, 1810, and also were the only two that say Wilson Creek.

1813 tax records Grayson County, Virginia Tithes Slaves Slaves Horses Tax
12-16 16+
Jones, Joshua 1 4 .64
Jones, William, Jr. 1 4 .64
Jones, Thomas, exempt 1 .16
Jones, Samuel 3 4 .64
Jones, Daniel, exempt 1 .16
Jones, David 1 2 .32
Jones, Abner 1 5 .80
Jones, Churchwell 1 2 .32
Jones, Minitree 1 2 4 6 6.50 one saw and grist mill
Jones, George 1 2 .32
Jones, James 1 1 .16
Jones, Frankey - 1 .16
Jones, William invalid 1 1 3 1.07

1817 tax records Grayson County Virginia White males Slaves Horses Tax
16+ 12+
Jones, Joshua 2 3 .54
Jones, Churchwell 1 2 .36
Jones, John W. 1 2 .36
Jones, Minitree, Jr. 1 1 2 1.06
Jones, Hardy 2 1 3 1.24
Jones, Abner 1 1 4 1.42
Jones, John 1 1 .18
Jones, William 1 2 .36
Jones, Edward 1 1 .18
Jones, James 1 -
Jones, William 1 1 .18
Jones, Samuel 1 3 .54
Jones, Isaac 1 -
Jones, David 1 2 .36
Jones, Minitree, Sen. 1 6 5 5.10

1820 census census Grayson Co., Virginia
August 7, 1820
Saml Jones
1 male over 45 (Samuel, age 56)
2 males 10-15 (Isaiah, age 14 & James Franklin, age 10)
1 male under 10 (Samuel, age 7)
1 female over 45 (Celia, age 56)
1 female 16-25 (Ann, age 17 )
1 female 10-15 (Rebecca, age 16?)
1 female under 10 (Mary, age 8)
Where is Sarah, age 22? Did she marry someone before marrying Elijah Baker?

June 17, 1824 - Samuel Jones died in Virginia

Added by WWC1902 to her tree on on June 17, 2008
Samuel Jones b. ca 1760-65 Wales d. Jun 1824
He entered 50acres on Beaver Creek, Grayson County, VA Aug 1793(Book A, page 2) He must have lived near Enoch Osborne who was ordered to appraise his estate on 17Jun 1824. William and Stephen Jones were executors of the estate.
Samuel is buried in Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co., Virginia. Talked by phone (9/29/04) to James Madison Gilley, son of Isaiah Tilden Gilley and gr-gr grandson of Samuel. He told me that Samuel died along the road on a trip from Wise Co., Virginia to Grayson Co., Virginia and was buried along side the road close to where he died

1827 - Isaiah on tax records in Grayson Co., Virginia

abt 1829 - Isaiah married Mary Ann Polly Watson Davis in Grayson Co., Virginia

February 15, 1830 - daughter Celia Virginia Jane Jones born in Turkey Cove, Lee Co., Virginia

1830 census Grayson Co., Virginia
Isaiah Jones
1 male age 20-29 (Isaiah, age 24)
1 female age 20-29 (Polly, age 20)
1 female age 0-4 (Celia, age baby)

1832 - tax records indicate that Isaiah and family had moved to Lee Co., Virginia

March 1832 - son Benjamin Franklin Jones born in Virginia
January 24, 1840 - daughter Elizabeth Emarantha Jones born in Powell Valley, Lee, Virginia

1840 census Lee, Virginia
Isaah Jones
1 male age 30-39 (Isaiah, age 34)
1 male age 5-9 (Benjamin, age 8)
1 female age 20-29 (Polly, age 29)
1 female age 5-9 (Celia, age 9)
1 female age 0-4 (Elizabeth, age baby)

1845 - daughter Mary A "Polly" Jones born in Virginia

1850 census District 31, Lee Co., Virginia
Isaiah Jones, age 44, Farmer, b. Virginia
Mary, age 40, b. Virginia
Benjamin f., age 19, b. Virginia
Elizabeth, age 10, b. Virginia
Mary A., age 4, b. Virginia
On same page and near Celia Jones, William & Rebecca (Jones) Plummer,

1856 - the part of Lee County where Isaiah lived became Wise Co., Virginia. He did not move from where he had settled in 1832.
Isaiah Jones Carding Machine

Location: On the north side of the road leading from Norton through Powell Valley. Opposite and just south of the "N____Head" Rock, near the Fraley home in Hoot Owl Hollow.

Date: About 1851.

Owners: Jones did not own this land and it was probably located on the land patented to William Huff in 1803. The land is now owned by Ed Fraley.

Description: The carding machine was in a two story log house, covered with a clapboard roof. The machinery of the mill was on the first floor. It was run on the order of the water mills, a race carrying water which poured onto a wheel and turned the machinery. The machinery worked with rollers. The wool was carded and came out in rolls about a yard or more in length. After the wool was carded here it was ready to take home and make into thread. The wool was fed into a hopper something like a mill hopper. A typical way of carrying the wool
home from the carding machine was to roll it in a sheet and fasten the sheet with long thorn pins, then it was slung upon a horse in front of the rider and carried home. This machine was abandoned near about 1890. The old house rotted down and most of the iron parts of the machine were carried away by passers-by.

Historical Significance: Isaiah Jones was a son of Stephen Jones. He early emigrated to Wise County with his father and brothers John and Benjamin from the Mouth of Wilson Creek, on New River in Giles Co., VA.

1860 census Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., Virginia

1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 about Isaiah Jones & Co
Name: Isaiah Jones & Co
State: Virginia
Tax Year: 1866
Roll Title: District 8; Monthly and Special Lists; June-Dec 1866
NARA Series: M793
NARA Roll: 6

1870 census Richmond, Wise Co., Virginia
Post office - Big Stone Gap
Isaiah Jones, age 64, Farmer, b. Virginia
Mary W, age 60, Keeping House b. Virginia
Hester Ann Collier, age 7, At Home, b. Virginia
Mary Collier, age 17, At Home, b. Virginia

June 1, 1880 census Richmond, Wise Co., Virginia
Isaiah Jones, age 74, Farming, Virginia/South Carolina/South Carolina
Polly W., wife, age 70, House Keeping, Virginia/Virginia/Virginia
Elizabeth Willis, servant, age 30, widowed, House Keeper, Virginia/Virginia/Virginia

October 29, 1880 - Isaiah's wife Mary died
Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 about Mary W Jones
Name: Mary W Jones
Birth Date: abt 1807
Death Date: 29 Oct 1880
Death Place: Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia
Death Age: 73
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Female
FHL Film Number: 34394

1892 - Isaiah died in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., Virginia
Wise, Richmond: Elizabeth E. GILLY, white female, wid., b. 24 Jan 1840, Wise; d. 16 Mar 1920, 80y 1m 22d, d/o Isaiah JONES, NC & Polly Watson DAVIS, Lee Co. VA (1860c, Wise Co. VA, HH622: JONES, Isaiah, 55; Polly, 51; Polly A., 14)
Jones School House
Present Buffalo Gap School
Location: On the north side of the road leading from Norton to Big Stone Gap through Powell Valley.

Date: Prior to 1846.

Owners: Now the county school board

Description: Small building of hewn logs, puncheon floor, and large fireplace, with chimney at the south end. The north end of the building faced the road and a low, wide, batten door led into the building about the center of the east side. This building stood about a quarter of a mile east of the present Buffalo Gap
schoolhouse and was standing as late as 1890, although the date it was torn down has not been ascertained.
The benches in the school room were made of split puncheons with wooden pegs driven in the underside for legs. The windows in the building were only wooden shutters.

History: The date this schoolhouse was built is unknown, but March 30, 1846, the Three Forks Church agreed to hold a regular meeting once each month at the Jones Schoolhouse in the head of the Valley, so it was built prior to this date. The name Jones' Schoolhouse derives from the fact that the Isaiah Jones, a
pioneer settler lived near this place. The present school is called Buffalo Gap School. The first old school here was situated in a gap of the old road leading through Powell Valley and this trail was an early Buffalo trail. The Gap derives from the trail as a pass for Buffalo and hence was termed Buffalo Gap. Three of the early teachers at the Jones School were: John Gilley, Hetty Wilson and Julia Griffey.

Informants: Obey Gilley, J. H. Kilgore, old church records and Aaron Collier; 80 year old resident of
Powell Valley.