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Re: John Jones/Margaret Riddle
Posted by: Connie Seibert (ID *****5037) Date: July 27, 2009 at 16:16:32
In Reply to: John Jones/Margaret Riddle by Jessica McIntosh of 873

I'm not sure what you have on this family, but here is what I have found for you:

Please remember ....When reading the ages on the Census. They are NOT always right ! When the census enumerator came by the households, they would get information from whoever was at the house, or a neighbor, and that person may have not known the person's exact date of birth! I have found many, many, mistakes on the census

1900 Census, Yancey County, Prices Creek, district 127, family 253

JONES, John, head, born: July 1844, age-55, married 19 years- Farmer
Margaret, wife, born: june 1860, age-39, married 19 years, 9 children-
8 living
Julia, daughter, born: Apr 1884, age- 16 single
William, son, born: Sept 1897, age- 12, single
Adda, daughter, born: June 1898, age-11, single
Lillie, daughter, born: Aug 1891, age 8, single
Thomas, son, born: (?) 1894, age-6
Robert, son, born: Oct 1896, age 3
Elizabeth, daughter, born: may 1899, age 1


"Fate", (with your birthdate of 1878), does not show on this census, he would have been about 22 years old, and living elsewhere. Fate must be the son of John Jones 1st marriage to Ollie Riddle, (mother's name shows on "Fate's" Death Certificate), John Jones did not marry Margaret until 1881

I found "Fate" (Lafayette) Jones

1900 Census, Yancey County, Prices Creek, district-127, family 119
JONES, Lafayette, head, born: Jan 1882, age 18, Farmer-general Farm
Allethia, wife, born: Apr 1881, age 19 married this year, no children

Yancey County Marriages shows: Fate Jones, age 21, married Lottie Allen, age 19, on 04 December 1899. (Could "Lottie" be the nickname for Allethia?)

1910 Census, Yancey County, Prices Creek, district-159, family 175

JONES, Lafayette, head, age 28, this is his 2nd marriage, Farmer
Lora, wife, age 17, married this year, she had no children
Lizzie, daughter, age 10, single
Sam P., son, age 8, single
Guy, son, age 8, single
The three children shown here must be from Lafayette "Fate" 1st marriage to Allethia (Lottie) Allen

1920 Census, Yancey County, Prices Creek, district 197, family 252

JONES, Lafayett, head, age 44, Farmer
Lorah, wife, age 27
Guy, son, age 15, single
Vernie, daughter, age 6, single
Andra (?), daughter, age 4 years 7 months, single
Kimsey, son, age 6 months, single


On "Fate" (Lafayette) Jones death certificate it shows his birthdate as:
17 January 1879, death date as: 17 November 1956, Asheville, NC
He was buried at Ledford Cemetery,Yyancey County, NC
The "Clingman Ledford Cemetery is located: about one mile above Prices Creek Church on a steep hill on the right side of road

I hope you can use some of this information...

Good Hunting !



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