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William M. Jones

Birthplace: Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Jones and Dinah Jones
Husband of Sarah Jones (Anderson)
Father of Jacob Jones; Jane Virginia Means (Jones); Samuel Jones and Rebecca SHROYER
Brother of John Jones; Mary Brown; Benjamin Jones; Samuel Jones; Jacob Jones and 2 others

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About William M. Jones




When WILLIAM M. JONES was born on April 30, 1774, in Monongalia County, West Virginia, his father, JACOB, was 42 and his mother, DIANAH, was 39. He married SARAH ANDERSON on March 31, 1796, in Virginia. They had 10 children in 20 years. He died on May 17, 1843, in Grafton, West Virginia, at the age of 69, and was buried in Knottsville, West Virginia.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New

Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume II pg 95 + 96The fifth of Jacob and Dinah was William Jones , one of the ancestors of Professor Jones. William Jones was born May 4, 1774, in Monongalia County. Just before his birth occurred the Indian raid of that year. His mother being unable to leave home, the older children were sent on to the nearest fort and subsequently, following a second warning, Jacob and his wife also started for the fort. The son William was born after they had proceeded about five miles, and a neighbor carried the new-born child while the father supported his wife as best he could until they reached safety. William Jones lived near Knottsville, where he died in 1843. His wife was Sarah Anderson, and they were the parents of ten children. Of these, Samuel, the sixth child, was born February 2, 1808, and was a farmer and shoemaker near Knottsville, where he died in 1897. He married Frances Limber who was born in 1818 and died in 1888. Their second child, Uriah Hones, father of Professor Jones, was born near Knottsville, January 14, 1839. During the Civil war he was a member of the Seventeenth West Virginia Regiment, and devoted his active years to farming. Uriah Jones married Pernissa Jane Ford, who was born September 22, 1843, daughter of Lanty and Rebecca (Jones) Ford, and a great granddaughter of William Ford, who is said to have been a soldier of the Revolution and who some years after that war moved from Fauquier County, Virginia, to the west side of Tygart's Valley River near Webster, West Virginia. His son George spent his active life as a farmer in Taylor County and was the father of Lanty Ford, who was born in December, 1800, and after a long and active career as a farmer in the Knottsville District died in 1881. His wife, Rebecca Jones, was born in 1804 and was a granddaughter of Jacob and Dinah (Stanton) Jones, previously referred to.

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William M. Jones's Timeline

April 30, 1774
Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States
August 1, 1797
Age 23
Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States
March 7, 1799
Age 24
Monongalia Co., Virginia (WV after 1863), USA
Age 33
Age 37
May 17, 1868
Age 94
Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, United States