John Jones, Sr. (1744 - 1821)

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Birthplace: Prince George, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Jefferson, Mississippi, United States
Managed by: Ashley Nicole Riggenbach
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About John Jones, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor A062349

From "THE HISTORY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THE JERSEY SETTLERS OF ADAMS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI" Vol II page 401:

John Jones was educated at William & Mary College and in 1768, married Anna Brown, daughter of Abraham Brown. At the breaking of the Revolutionary War, the family was found in South Carolina on the Great Pee Dee River about sixty miles from Charleston. John Jones ardently espoused the cause of the Revolutionists. He enlisted in the army, served three campaigns under General Francis Marion and was also in the siege of Charleston. The name of John Jones appears on the marble tablet in the Wren Building of William & Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, listing the known members of the College in the Revolution. John Jones is identified as being from Dinwiddie County, Virginia. (Approved DAR line).

At the close of the war, Richard Curtis, Sr. and his family, John Jones and his family, sons and daughters and their families, emigrated to the Mississippi Territory, joined the Jersey Settlers in the Natchez Country, settled on Fairchild's Creek. John Jones is buried at a place called Forty Hills Plantation.

PROOF: Mississippi Cemetery and Bible Records, Vol. 7, p. 176.

     "Protestantism in Mississippi and the Southwest," p. 22 by John 
     G. Jones (grandson of John Jones). 
     Phi Beta Kappa\Key, Vol. V, No. 7, March 1924--article by Oscar 
     M. Voorhees. 
     Revolutionary War Record of John Jones. 

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John Jones, Sr.'s Timeline

1744
December 14, 1744
Prince George, Virginia, United States
1770
December 30, 1770
Age 26
South Carolina, United States
1773
March 13, 1773
Age 28
1775
June 18, 1775
Age 30
1777
1777
Age 32
1779
October 24, 1779
Age 34
Jefferson Co.,Mississippi
1789
March 14, 1789
Age 44
1821
September 10, 1821
Age 76
Jefferson, Mississippi, United States
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