There were several JONES lines in Edgefield. My descent is from Thomas Jones and Leeanna Jones who were married in Lunenburg Co., VA.
Descendants of Thomas Jones [brief outline]
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS4 JONES (THOMAS3, CAPTAIN RICHARD2, REV RICHARD1) was born Bet. 1738 - 1740 in Lunenburg Co., VA, and died Abt. December 1821 in Edgefield County, SC. He married LEEANNA JONES 31 July 1760 in Lunenburg County, NC, daughter of ROBERT JONES and ELIZABETH BRERETON. She was born Abt. 1744 in Lunenburg Co., VA, and died March 1822 in Edgefield County, SC.
Notes for THOMAS JONES:
He purchased 1,313 acres on Wards Creek from Benjamin Ward in 1763. (Lunenburg Deeds 9:255]
He and Leanna were residing in Charlotte County when Thomas deeded 600 acres of this tract to William Hudspeth 29 August 1765. [Charlotte Deeds 1:52]
He swore he was "upwards of 76 years" when he testified in the Edgefield County, South Carolina, 5 March 1814. [Prince Edward County VA Superior Court Judgment 1814, in "The Southside Virginian," vol. 8, p. 59]
Leanna left a will in Edgefield County (will dated 5 Mar. 1822, recorded 5 April 1822, Will Book C, p. 103. Thomas died itestate. He and Leeanna and their son Charles all died within a three-month period, making difficulty in the estate settlement, and prompting an Equity Court case.
Children of THOMAS JONES and LEEANNA JONES are:
i. GODFREY5 JONES, m. ANNA MARIAH CLEMENT; b. 09 November 1771; d. 20 July 1858, Iuka, Tishomingo Co., MS.
We have the names of Godfrey and Anna Mariah's four children from the Equity Court suit: Jones vs Wash, etal.
1). Samuel Clement Jones, b. 15 Sep 1795 Edgefield; married Susannah Terry; married Rebecca Unknown; married Elizabeth M. Unknown; 1830 Lauderdale Co., AL; 1840 Tishomingo Co., MS; 1850-1880 McNairy Co., TN.
2). Lucinda Jones, b. abt. 1798 Edgefield; married James Richardson; married Chesley Cockran; 1830 Lauderdale Co, AL; 1840-1860 Tishomingo Co., MS.
3). Elizabeth Jones, b. abt. 1800 Edgefield; married William T. Clement (son of Zephaniah Clement and Dorothy Jones); 1830 Bibb Co., AL; 1840-1860 Tishomingo Co., MS.
4). Martha Elizabeth Jones, b. 30 Jan 1800 Edgefield; married John E. Canfield; 1830 Lauderdale Co., AL; 1840-1870 Tishomingo Co., MS; 1880 White Co., AR.
ii. MARY POLLY JONES, d. 09 July 1844, Edgefield Co., SC; m. JOSEPH PERRIN JONES; d. 29 July 1844, Edgefield Co., SC.
Notes for MARY POLLY JONES:
Reports of Cases and Argued in the Court of Appeals and Court of Errors, of South Carolina, Vol. III., Columbia, South Carolina, 1849.. pp.315-320
P. 316 APPEALS AT LAW.
MN Before O'NEAL i., J. at Edgefield, Fall Term, 1847.
This was an action of trover for the recovery of the value of a slave named Isaac. There was no doubt that the slave Jones, had been the property of Mary Jones, (now deceased,) and that in her life-time she had conveyed him to her son, Joseph P. Jones. the plaintiff's testator. The main question in the case was, whether she could convey to him. She was the wife of one Perrin Jones : she and her husband died in a few days of one another.
They legally separated in 1819, and lived apart from that time to her death, in 1844. At the time of their separation, she had in her possession the slaves Sookey and her son Isaac. Over them, as well as the other property which she afterwards acquired, she exercised all the rights and the power of a feme sole. In 1822, or perhaps a little before, at the sale of her father's estate, she purchased Fortune, and to indemnify Hughes Moss, in being her surety for the purchase money, she executed, on 23d January, 1822, to him, a mortgage of Fortune, Sookey or Susan, and Isaac.
This appeared by a copy of the mortgage, taken from the records of the register of mesne conveyances of Edgefield district. Before this was given in evidence, it had been proved by L. B. Cochran, that Hughes Moss, deceased, told him such was the fact. The record of the bill and other proceedings in equity, for the partition of the estate of Thomas Jones, (deceased,) the father of Mary Jones, in the case of Wm. Wash and Wife v. Wm. Jones, Perrin Jones and Mary, his wife—and the cross bill of Wm. Jones v. the complainants and the other parties, were given in evidence. It appeared, that without any order giving leave to answer separately, Mary Jones, on the 11th January, 1824, filed an answer, in which she stated that she and her husband, Perrin Jones, had separated by mutual consent, and were, then, living apart, and that by articles regularly executed, they had renounced all claims upon the property of each. The commissioner made two reports, one of the 25th of January, the other of the 10th of May, 1825, in one of which, Sookey, the mother of Isaac, was set down as an advancement by Thomas Jones to Mary Jones. In the other the commissioner speaks of the separation between Perrin Jones and Mary Jones, and the execution of articles, and recommends that the property acquired by her, from her father's estate, should be settled upon her. The report was confirmed by the Court, and an order made, that her share of her father's estate should be paid to her, independent of the claim of Perrin Jones. Perrin Jones did not answer, or in any shape interfere with the proceedings in equity. Various recoveries, in the Court of law, for debts against Mary Jones, as a feme sole, were given in evidence. In one of these cases a levy was about [APPEALS AT LAW. 317]
being made, and to prevent it, application was made by the defendant, who had married a daughter of Perrin and Mary L Jones, to Perrin Jones for the loan of money; he refused to lend it, until Mr. Mims became the surety. When the deputy sheriff did levy on a negro girl, as the property of Mary Jones and told Perrin Jones of it, he asked the deputy why he did not levy on Isaac. He replied that he understood Mary Jones had given Isaac to Joseph P. Jones. Perrin Jones, who was then old and blind, was helped into another house in his yard, where Mary then lived with the defendant, and asked her if she had ever given Isaac to Joe. She said yes. He exclaimed, " good God, what will the devil do with you ?"
The old man, Perrin Jones, frequently spoke of the indebtedness of the old lady, said she would not make her negroes work, and she would have to sell property. He said, too, he was anxious that their respective property should be equally divided among their children; but he said the old lady would not divide equally; he said she could do as she pleased. It appeared that Joseph had advanced money, and purchased provisions for his mother.
A bill of sale, executed by Mary Jones to Joseph P. Jones, of the slave Isaac, dated 24th May, 1838, with another paper covenanting on the part of Joseph P. Jones, that his mother should have the possession of Isaac during her life, and a note for his hire, ($10,) for 1838, were given in evidence. Mr. and Mrs. McClendon proved that Mary Jones live.d with them in '39, and that she had repeatedly told them that Isaac belonged to Joe, and that he was to have him after her death. In the case of Terrey v. Belcher, Perrin Jones was offered as a witness, and on being objected to on account of his interest in the estate of Thomas Jones, (deceased,) he offered to release all his own interest, but refused to release that of his wife, saying he was bound by bond not to interfere with her property. Mary Jones died 9th July, '44. Perrin Jones died 29th July, '44. Joseph P. Jones administered on his father's estate, and inventoried all of his mother's property, except Isaac, as his father's. He died second Monday in October , '44 : the defendant (Charles Jones) then administered on Perrin Jones's estate, and on the 2d December, 1844, sold Isaac for $400.
Notes for JOSEPH PERRIN JONES:
Reports of Cases and Argued in the Court of Appeals and Court of Errors, of South Carolina, Vol. III., Columbia, South Carolina, 1849. pp. 315-320
Perrin Jones died 29th July, '44.
Edgefield SC Estates : Estate of Joseph Jones, dec'd; Joseph Jones, Jr. administrator.
[N.B: This estate is found in two separate packages. Joseph Perrin Jones, Sr. married Mary Jones, dau of Thomas Jones and wife Leeanna. Joseph P. Jones and wife Mary were legally separated. Mary Jones predeceased Joseph P. Jones, Sr. by about 3 weeks]
25 August 1844 -Inventory and appraisal
30 July 1844 - Petition showeth that Joseph P. Jones, Sr. departed this life 28 July 1844, leaving a family of children, among whom petitioner is one. Heirs not named. Letters of Administration granted to Joseph P. Jones, Jr.
Estate of Joseph P[errin] Jones, Senr.; Charles Jones,(Jr) admr.
1 Nov 1844 - Inventory
14 Nov. 1844 - Letters of Administration
Sale of property 21 Nov. 1844
Paid to J. A. Anderson et ux Mary, share in full 473.14
Paid to C. J. Glover, for B. F. Jones, share in full 524.00
". . .Joseph P. Jones, Sr., departed this life 9 July 1844, intestate. . . his son Joseph P. Jones, Jr. was granted Letters of Administration, but since that time, he (the son) has also died. Your petitioner (Charles Jones) has intermarried with the daughter of Joseph P. Jones, Sr.,. . ."
In estate of Joseph P. Jones, Sr. et ux Mary Jones, dec'd:
Distributees 8 Feb 1849:
William A. Jones
J. A. Andrews
Benj. F. Jones
E. J. P. Collier, pd. 24 Feb 1860
Charles Jones (Jr)
[N.B: Charles Jones (Jr) was a son of Charles Jones, Sr. (son of Thomas Jones, Sr. and Leeanna; and a brother to Mary.) Charles Jones (Jr) who married his cousin, was a nephew of Mary Jones [wife of Joseph Perrin Jones, Sr.]
iii. THOMAS JR JONES, m. MERCY MARSEY MINTER.
iv. WILLIAM JONES, b. Edgefield County, SC; d. Edgefield County, SC.
v. CHARLES S. JONES, b. Bet. 1761 - 1765, Granville Co., NC; d. 01 February 1822, Edgefield County, SC; m. (1) SARAH CLEMENT, 04 March 1786, Granville Co., NC; b. Abt. 1762, Granville Co., NC; d. Bef. 03 April 1800, Edgefield County, SC; m. (2) NANCY DABNEY, 1802, Laurens District, SC.
vi. DOROTHY JONES, b. Abt. 1766; d. Bef. 1822, Edgefield County, SC; m. ZEPHENIAH CLEMENT, Abt. 1782, Edgefield Co., SC; b. Bet. 1749 - 1750, Virginia; d. Aft. 25 January 1822, Bibb County, AL.
Notes for DOROTHY JONES:
Her name is found in the Edgefield County Court of Equity suit: William Jones vs William Wash, etal [75 pp] Some have thought her name was Susannah, but that is incorrect.
vii. ANNIE AMELIA JONES, b. Bef. 1772, Edgefield County, SC; m. WILLIAM WHITTEN WASH1, Abt. 1787, Edgefield Co., SC; b. Bet. 1752 - 1753; d. 07 March 1837, Edgefield County, SC.
Notes for ANNIE AMELIA JONES:
Letter from E. Coleman:
"In Ft. Gaines, Clay County, Georgia, on the Pataula Creek (now a lake) by the Lowell Methodist Episcopal Church (established 1820s) is a large Wash grave plat. Buried there are the following:
A. Amelia Jones Wash - no date
Notes for WILLIAM WHITTEN WASH:
William Whitten Wash, Sr. was a sergeant in the American Revolution. He applied for, and received a pension for his military service. [File # S 32046] Excerpt:
"William Wash, while a resident of Louisa County, Virginia, enlisted in the fall of 1775 in Capt. Thomas Scott's Company, marched to Georgia and served in Colonel Elbert's, Screven's and Raw's Georgia Regiments, was taken prisoner at the Siege of Savannah, Georgia, and confined for seven months, when he made his escape and returned home.
"He re-enlisted, date not stated, served as a sergeant in Capt. Clough Shelton's Company and under Col. Thomas Posey in the Virginia Troops, and was discharged October 17, 1782.
"He was allowed pension on his application executed October 29, 1832, while a resident of Edgefield District, South Carolina, aged seventy-nine years.
"In 1834, he moved with his children, one, a son Hartwell J. Wash, from South Carolina to Randolph County, Georgia. In 1835, his son W. W. Wash Jr. was living in Savannah, Georgia. No other childre's names are given, and the name of his wife is not stated."
William W. Wash Sr., served as an executor of the LWT of his mother-in-law Leanna Jones, who died in Edgefield early in 1822. The Wash family later moved to Randolph County, Georgia.
viii. MARTHA PERMELIA JONES, b. Abt. 1790, Edgefield County, SC; d. Georgia; m. EPPES TUCKER, Abt. 1819; b. 17 March 1778, Dinwiddie Co., VA; d. 06 June 1867, Lee Co., AL.
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