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William Jones mar. Caroline Jelks
Posted by: Bonnie Jordan Date: July 17, 2001 at 12:22:46
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I am hoping Sarah Allardyce Rhine (whose great grandparents lived in Dry Creek) will check this message board and get in touch with me as I have two letters and a few pages passed down by her cousin, Gov. Sam Jones, that will help her in her search for her Jones and Jelks ancestors, who migrated to Sugartown. Her e-mail address provided on genforum no longer exists and I had no success locating her present address. In his letters Gov. Jones cited The History of Jones County by Caroline Williams as his source for info. on William Jones I, who was a prominent founder of Jones County, Georgia. His son was William Jones, who married Caroline Jelks in Monticello, Miss. ca. 1834 and migrated to Sugartown, where he died in the fall of 1865. On USGENWEB I found William Jones(I) was buried in the Jones Family Cemetery in Jones County, Finney District, and his inscription read "William Jones died Sept. 11, 1822, at 43 years." Several of William Jones children are mentioned in the index of wills of Jones County also on USGENWEB. One of his children mentioned was Robert Jones, father of Gov. Jones. Gov. Jones traced Caroline Jelks' ancestors to William Jelks and followed the migrations of her brothers and sisters. Some of his Jelks are on the 1840 USGENWEB census records of Lawrence County, Mississippi, where William and Caroline Jelks Jones married. Gov. Jones died in 1978, but it is apparent he loved genealogy and no doubt gave wonderful clues for Sara to follow. Bonnie


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