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Re: Mill Fall Run Cemetery
Posted by: J. Longley (ID *****8954) Date: October 03, 2006 at 16:31:50
In Reply to: Mill Fall Run Cemetery by Cheryl Haught of 736

Cheryl,

I see that in the SAR listing for grave of Joshua Jones (d. 1845) it does indeed say he was buried in "Mill Fall Run cemetery" near Monongah.

As George Ann noted, no such cemetery was found there when participants in the WPA Records Project read Lincoln District cemetery markers ca. 1938-1940.

There are many such errors in the publications by both DAR and SAR that the current SAR listing draws on.

While I do not know if this Joshua Jones was buried on the home farm (it seems likely) or whether a marker is or was there, I do know that a Joshua Jones bought half of my ancestor's 400-acre farm there on Mill Fall Run about 1818, when it was still part of Harrison County. The other half was bought by a Joseph Morgan. Morgan and Jones bought from Jacob Franks (Jr.) and Sarah his wife. The 400 acres had been conveyed to Jacob Franks Jr. by the executors of my ancestor (Michael Franks and Jacob Franks of German Twp., Fayette Co., PA, executors of the estate of Michael Franks) by deed of 3 May 1799; this deed was recorded in Monongalia Co. deeds Old Series 2:207. This sale had been recorded in Monongalia Co. because this part of Mill Fall Run was part of a wedge of Monongalia Co. that was not set off to Harrison Co. until 1807. The survey of the land and its entry are recorded in Monongalia Co. The original owner, Michael Franks, obtained it by land grant based on his "improvement" there in 1773. [Monongalia Co. Surveys 3:612, VA state library's land office Land Grants R:297-293].

I hope this information is of interest, even if it does not help locate the grave of this Joshua Jones.


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