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Re: William Latham Jones Family
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: May 17, 2012 at 11:47:28
In Reply to: William Latham Jones Family by Mary McPherron of 266

I think your William is from GA, not MS. On the 1880 census for Sabine Co, TX, both Wm and Sarah are listed born in GA and oldest youngster, SB age 11 is listed FL. So I went looking.

1870 census Lafayette Parish, LA:

Jones, William L., 22, b LA - land 200/personal 300
" Sarah J., 22, b LA
" Samuel, 2, b FL
Martin, Alice, 13 (Black, maybe former slave?) b GA

Next door:

Jones, Lazareth, 55, b GA - land500/personal 800
" Ellen, 50, b GA
Jones, John O., 19, b GA
" Eliza Ann, 17, b GA
" Sarah Ann, 2, b FL
plus 2 white boys age 10, b FL

1860 Lafayetter Parish, LA:

Jones, Lazarus, 42, b GA - land 200/personal 1,166 (slaves?)
" Ellen, 42, b GA
" William, 13, b GA
" John W., 9, b GA
" Julia C., 4, b GA

next door:

Jones, Brown V., 18, b GA (There's that name again)
" Elizabeth 25, b GA
Smith, Eliza, 4, b FL (maybe Elizabeth's from previous marriage?)

Jump back to 1850 census Jones Co, GA:

Jones, Lazrus, 32, b GA
" Ellen, 30, b GA
" Brown V., 8, b GA
" William L., 3, b GA

Brown is probably a family name back up the tree, someone's maiden name???? Love it when common surnames get hooked up with less common givn names.

1900 census Sabine Co, TX:

Jones, Brown, b Jul 1841, 58, md 42 yrs, b GA, GA, GA
" Elizabeth, w, b Aug 1834, 65, md 42 yrs, 8 ch, b GA, GA, GA
" Jacob M., son, b Mar 1878, 22, Sgle
" Lazrus[sic], father, b Aug 1818, 82, wid, b GA, NC, NC

On Find a Grave site -- -- you can see several members of the Jones family are buried in the Jones Cemetery in Sabine Co, TX, including Lazrus and Ellen.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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