I must first let you know that I am not a descendant of John Smith, John Barron or Samuel Barron, all of Jones County. I descend from William Barron and Martha 'Patty' Smith. William Barron was a brother of the John Barron who lived in Jones County. Martha Smith Barron was a sister to John Smith and William Barron was likely the brother of John Smith's first wife, who I believe was Prudence (?) Barron. Traditional research claims that Samuel Barron of Jones County was also a brother of William Barron, but the article on my website entitled "Who were the 2 Samuel and John Barrons in early GA?" provides strong evidence refuting that claim.
I am not sure that anyone knows where John Smith is buried in Jones County. I assume that you read the article I co-authored about the Smith family, which includes a section on John Smith. If not, you can find it at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/r/u/Vicki-Barron-Kruschwitz. Look under the Related File entitled "The SMITH/BARRON Connection..." As mentioned in the article, apparently there were several John Smiths who lived in early Jones County. A John Smith owned land near Samuel Barron and a John Smith owned land in the vicinity of John Barron. I can't say whether these were the same man or two different men, or which man might be our John Smith. Perhaps some other researcher of this family might help us out.
I have been to Jones and surrounding counties. Samuel Barron lived near Shoal Creek, east of Round Oak, and I visited the family cemetery of Samuel's son, Benjamin, adjacent to a dirt road there. There is another Barron cemetery in the vicinity, which would be of great interest if someone could visit it and verify the stone inscriptions. It is described in Carolyn White Williams' "History of Jones County" as south east of Round Oak on an abandoned road. Williams mentioned that a Samuel Barron, b. 1749 and d. 1802 was buried there. Also, an Annie Brazil Barron (1754-1809). Whether these are the graves of Samuel Barron and his wife is uncertain. I did not visit this cemetery and have not found corroboration of these inscriptions.
As far as I know, John Barron's grave has not been located. He lived near Butler's Creek, west of Clinton. Clinton is an interesting old town and some of Samuel Barron's descendants lived there.
Since I have done more research on William Barron's family, I can provide some interesting sites to visit: Island Creek Church in Hancock County, Rooty Creek Church in Putnam County, Carmel Church in Newton County, Bethel Church in Butts County. And there are several sites in Wilkes County that may well be tied to this Barron family, but proof has not yet been forthcoming: Kettle Creek battleground, Ebenezer Church. If you would like to learn more about these locations, please e-mail me directly. Also, I might be able to provide you with additional family-related places to visit if you would share with me which branch of the Barrons you descend from.
It would be helpful if other researchers of these Barron and Smith lines would add to (or correct) my suggestions about where to visit family-related sites in Georgia.
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