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Notes for John Jones Jr

The Family of Samuel Jones & Celia Creech

1794 - John Jones born in Grayson Co., Virginia to Samuel Jones & Celia Creech.

http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/g794pptx.htm
1794 Grayson County tax list
Jones, Jesse 1 0
Jones, Isaac 2 5
Jones, Josiah 1 0
Jones, Samuel 1 3
Jones, Thomas 1 2
Jones, Daniel 1 4
Jones, Thomas 1 2
Jones, Abner 1 2
Jones, William 1 4
Jones, George, Jr. 1 1

http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/gray1796.htm
1796 Grayson County, Virginia tax list
Name Acres Value Amount of Tax
Jones, Minatree 540 90 4 6
Jones, Abraham 172 17 10 0 10?
Jones, Isaac 165 30 1 6

1799 tax list Grayson County, Virginia
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/gray1799.htm
Name Acres Value Tax
Jones, Minitree 400 400 1.42
Jones, Minitree 1000 83.33 .41
Jones, Minitree 160 50 .24
Jones, Abner 160 60 .39
Jones, Stephen 400 266.67 1.18
Jones, Isaac 165 100 .48
Jones, Abraham 307 100 .48

1800 census - lost for all of Virginia. Destroyed in August 1814 by British troops.
1800 tax list for Grayson County, Virginia includes:
Name males over 21 horses slaves 16+ slaves 12-16
Jones, Nelson P. 1 5
Jones, John 1
Jones, Danl., Jnr. 1 1
Jones, Danl., Master 1 1
Jones, William 1
Jones, Abraham 1 3 1 0
Jones, Isaiah 1 1
Jones, Samuel 1 2
Jones, Daniel 1 1
Jones, Stephen 2 2
Jones, Isaac 0 3
Jones, WIlliam 1 3
Jones, Minetree 1 7 1 3
Jones, George, Snr. 0 4
Jones, Abner 1 1
Jones, Thomas

October 1, 1808
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/graycrim.htm
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 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
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/gray1813tl.htmName 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

abt 1815 - son John married Lavina Tipton

1817 tax records Grayson County Virginia
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/gray1817tl.htmName 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 Lee Co., Virginia
John Jones
1 male age 26-44 (John, age 26)
1 male age 16-25 (relative or farm hand??)
1 male under 10 (Unknown Son #1, age 0-4)
1 female 16-25 (Lavina, age 24)
2 females under 10 (Unknown Daughter #1, age 0-4 & Unknown Daughter #2, age 0-9)

abt 1823 - daughter Emarantha born in Virginia
1826 - son Alfred born in Virginia
April 14, 1827 - daughter Elizabeth born in Virginia

1830 census Lee Co., Virginia
John Jones
1 male 30-39 (John, age 36)
1 male 10-14 (Unknown Son #1, age 10-14)
1 male 5-9 (Alfred, age 5?)
1 male 0-4 (Unknown Son #2, age 0-4? Could be Alfred and Unknown is 5-9)
1 female 30-39 (Lavina, age 34)
2 females 10-14 (Unknown Daughter #1, age 10-14)
1 female 5-9 (Emarantha, age 7)
1 female 0-4 (Elizabeth, age 3)

1832 - son James born in Lee Co., Virginia
March 13, 1833 - daughter Lucinda born in Lee Co., Virginia
September 1834 - son Henry born in Virginia
abt 1837 - son William born in Lee Co., Virginia (became Wise Co in 1856)
1839 - son John born in Virginia

1840 census Lee Co., Virginia
John Jones
1 male age 40-49 (John, age 46)
1 male age 20-29 (Unknown Son, age 20-24)
1 male age 10-14 (Alfred, age 14)
1 male age 5-9 (Henry, age 5 & James, age 8?)
2 males age 0-4 (William, age 3 & John, age 1)
1 female age 40-49 (Lavina, age 44)
1 female age 20-29 (Unknown Daughter #1, age 20-24)
1 female age 15-19 (Emarantha, age 17)
1 female age 10-14 (Elizabeth, age 13)
1 female age 0-4 (Unknown Daughter, age 0-4)
Where is Lucinda, age 7?
One household from Elijah Baker. On same page as Isaah Jones

1841 - son Russell H. born in Lee Co., Virginia

1850 census District 31, Lee, Virginia
John Jones, age 56, farmer, b. Virginia
Lavina Jones, age 54, b. Virginia, cannot read& write
James Jones, age 18, farmer, b. Virginia
Henry Jones, age 15, farmer, b. Virginia
William Jones, age 13, b. Virginia
John Jones, age 11, b. Virginia
Russell Jones, age 9, b. Virginia
Emarantha Wampler, age 27, b. Virginia
Alfred F. Wampler, age 5, b. Virginia

1856 - Wise County formed from parts of Lee, Scott and Russell Counties, Virginia

1860 census Wise Co., Virginia
John Jones, age 56, farmer, b. Virginia
Lavina Jones, age 54, b. Virginia, cannot read& write
James Jones, age 18, farmer, b. Virginia
Henry Jones, age 15, farmer, b. Virginia
William Jones, age 13, b. Virginia
John Jones, age 11, b. Virginia
Russell Jones, age 9, b. Virginia

1870 census Gladeville, Wise, Virginia
John Jones, age 75, farmer, b. Virginia
Lavina, age 74, b. Virginia
Russell H, age 25, farmer, b. Virginia
Senina, age 21, b. Virginia
John P. H., age 3, b. Virginia
Urah S, female, age 1, b. Virginia

May 4, 1876 - John Jones died in Wise Co., Virginia

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Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 about John Jones
Name: John Jones
Birth Date: abt 1795
Birth Place: Grason, Virginia
Death Date: 4 May 1876
Death Place: Wise, Virginia
Death Age: 81
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Samuel Jones
Mother Name: Sealy Jones
Spouse Name: Lurina Jones
FHL Film Number: 2048588


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(Note from K - Excerpt from book by Scott C. Jones)
John Jones Sr. Family=1794-1876
Not very much is know of John and his family. Some descendants into the 1900s are known. Most of what is known of the family comes from census records, lettrs and notes from a few John Jones descendants (Some of these are maintained by descendants of Isaiah Jones) and other miscellaneous records.John appears to have been in Lee County, Virginia before the 1820 census, but probably didn't marry until sometime around 1830. Tax records indicate that he had left home by 1811.The family was very active in the Civil War with all five boys of John and Lavina seeing extensive action.John was lissted as a farmer in the 1850 census. At this time the family had a single mother and son living with them. The single mother's name was Emarantha Wampler, age 27 and her son, Alfred F., age 5.The ages of the children are based on the 1850 cebnsus records.In 1870, Russell and his family were living with John and Lavina. In 1880, Lavina was living alone next door to her son, William and his family. John's farm was supposedly not far from the farm of his brother, Isaiah.William Jones was listed as being sick at White Sulphur Springs during the Civil War on October 1, 1861. John Jones Jr. was disciplined for some unknown reason on August 21, 1861. They were both in Co. H, 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry.
WWC1902added this on 7 Oct 2012


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From: Nathan Marks [mailto:nathanvaughanmarks@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:03 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Samuel Jones

Kari, I sent this e-mail to Scott C. Jones with this theory and would like to know your thoughts on this as well:

I believe that Samuel Jones who m. Minerva Tipton and Lavina Jones who married W.S. Wells are children of John Jones, rather than the children of Samuel Jones.

Lavina: According to a biographical sketch of W.S. Wells, Lavina was born 20 Feb 1817. This allows her to fit as one of the under 10 females in John's 1820 household, and one of the two 10-15 year old females in his 1830 household. (The other appears to be Ruth Jones, who m. David Boothe in Lee County in 1834 and is living next door to John Jones in 1860 in Wise County.) Obviously, Lavina is the name of John's wife, which could be her namesake. Also, Celia would have been 53 when Lavina was born. Women over 50 giving birth today is quite uncommon, so it would have been nearly unheard of back in 1817. Lavina and her husband are found in Marshall County, Alabama in the 1850 Census along with the widowed wife and children of

Samuel: Based on Minerva's age in the 1850 Census, Samuel was likely born about 1815 or so. This allows him to fit as the unknown under 10 son of John's in 1820, and the 10-15 year old son in the 1830 Census. John was married to a Tipton, so since Samuel was a Tipton and 1st cousin marriages were not uncommon in those days, I would be willing to wager that Minerva was his first cousin. Plus since Lavina moved to Marshall County, AL, it has seemed more common in my previous research that a brother and sister were more likely to migrate cross-country together than an uncle/niece, though it's possible.

What do you think of this theory that Samuel and Lavina could have been John's children? Since we don't know for sure where Celia is living in 1830, we can't even be certain that the unknown young male in Samuel's 1820 household wasn't already deceased, or wasn't a grandson or wasn't the elusive "James Franklin Jones". But since John clearly has a son in Samuel's age range and we KNOW he was living in Lee County in 1833 when Samuel married and we can't be sure when Celia moved to Lee County, I think the conclusion that Samuel belongs to John is a more logical one. I could be wrong though, of course.

Would very much like to hear your opinion on this.

Nathan