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JOHN ADAM CRAIN (J.A.C.) JONES, Sr. (1782-1857), NC>GA>AL>TX
Posted by: Bobby J Chamberlain (ID *****2796) Date: August 01, 2005 at 14:53:14
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John Adam Crain (J.A.C.) Jones, Sr. (1782-1857), b. NC, was a ggggrandfather of mine on my mother's side and the father of Samuel Daniel Jones (1828-1923), of Panola and San Saba Cos., TX. J.A.C., Sr., m. Martha W. Unknown (b. 1794, VA) in GA about 1812/1814. They settled in Jackson Co., GA, later moving to Talladega Co., AL, and then on to Panola Co., TX in the 1840s. They were the parents of 13 children, another of whom was J.A.C. Jones, Jr. Further complicating the research on J.A.C., Sr., is the fact that there was at the same time (early 1800s) in Baldwin Co., GA, a "John A. Jones," who m. a "Martha Jenkins" there in 1812. Later, at the time the Joneses lived in AL, there also lived in Coosa Co., AL, another "John Adam Crain Jones." Both J.A.C., Sr., and J.A.C., Jr.--as well as Samuel Daniel--are the subjects of bios appearing in "The History of Panola Co., TX," published in 1979.

Here is a tentative chronology for J.A.C. Jones, Sr., drawn primarily from on-line sources:

John Adam Crain Jones, Sr.: Chronology

1782: Born, NC
By 1804: Living in GA
1807: Drew in the GA land lottery in Jackson Co.
1808: Deed from J.A.C. Jones of Jackson Co. to Jno. Painter of Randolph Co., GA, for $400, lot #175 in Randolph Co.
1809: Tax Digest, Jackson Co., GA; Jno Hales to J.A.C. Jones, both of Jackson Co., GA, for $100 , 202 acres in Randolph Co., lot #204, 19th Dist.
1812/1814: Married Martha W. ?, GA
1815: Birth of daughter Nancy F., GA
1815-1819: Moved to AL
1818: Birth of son A.F.L.
1819: Birth of daughter Mary, AL
1822: Birth of son John Adam Crain, Jr., AL; Birth of daughter Martha W., Talladega Co., AL, or MS
1824: Birth of daughter Narcissa L., AL
1828: Birth of son Samuel Daniel, Talladega Co., AL (26 Feb.)
1828/1829: Birth of son Champion Travis Traylor
1830: Birth of son Wm. S.M., AL
1832: Birth of daughter Elizabeth Jane , AL
1833: Birth of daughter Alabama Carolina, AL
1834: Birth of son Theophilus Washington, AL
1835: Assignee of Jas. Woodruff, Land Patent, AL (20 Oct.)
1838: Birth of son Emanuel Micajah, AL
1840: Census, Talladega Co., AL
1845: Moved to Panola Co., TX (some put this at c1840)
1846: Republic of TX Poll List, Panola Co., TX
1850: Census & Slave Schedule, Panola Co., TX
1853: Bought 200 acres of land southwest of Carthage, Panola Co., from Robt. Willis
1857: Died (Mar.)

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