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Jones Family of Davie County

First Generation

Isaac Jones (1756-1801) married Eleanor (Nelly) Gaither (1769-1825) in Rowan County in 1787. They lived in the part of Rowan County that eventually became Davie County, and both are buried at Joppa cemetery in Mocksville. They had the following children:

Thomas C. Jones (ca. 1789-1843) m. Elizabeth (Betsey) Hodgen (1793-1860)
Basil Gaither Jones (ca. 1791-1841) m. Mary (Polly) Brown (1800-1899)
Abraham R. Jones
Isaac D. Jones m. Mary Booe
Walter G. Jones
Margaret W. Jones. Did she marry Daniel Royley?
Mary C. Jones. Did she marry Benjamin Osburn?

Second Generation

Children of Thomas C. Jones and Elizabeth Hodgen
Sarah Jones (ca. 1814-?) m. Jacob A. Coon
Joseph B. Jones (1826-1860) m. Sarah E. Gibbs (1836-1881); she m. 2) William Preston Hanes
Walter Jones (ca. 1829-?)
Ann Jones (ca. 1831-?)
Martha Jones (ca. 1833-?) m. Addison Clifford, s/o Joseph Clifford and Susannah Wells
Margaret Jones (ca. 1836-?). Did she marry S.B. Austin?


Children of Basil G. Jones and Polly Brown
Sarah Ann (Sally) Jones (1825-1884) m. Richard S. Willson (identified in Brown family records as "Jim")
Margaret Moore Jones (1827-1912) m. William T. (Will) Speck
Mariah Catherine Jones (1829-1903)
[date corrected 9/2/07] m. Jesse A. Hendricks (1822-1892)
William Bainbridge Jones (1831-1887) did not marry
Mary (Molly) Stewart Jones (1833-1915) did not marry
Eleanor Amanda Jones (1835-1923) m. Richard M. Austin (1837-1895)
Emily Elizabeth Jones (1837-1910) did not marry, but had a daughter Mary Earle Jones
Martha Frances (Mattie) Jones (1840-1908) was an invalid, did not marry
Ida Gaither Jones (1842-1920) did not marry [in 1850 census as Eliza]
Thomas (Tommy) Jones; in cemetery records as infant, but with no dates

This family was revised 9/2/07; complete dates and middle names were added.


Abstracts of Wills and Estates Records of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1805 and Tax Lists of 1759 and 1778, copyright Jo White Linn 1980

Linn, Jo White (1973). Davie County North Carolina Will and Deed Abstracts (Wills 1836-1900, Deeds 1836-1850).

North Carolina marriage bonds

Rowan County NC 1790-1840 census records

Davie County NC 1850 census

Brown family records in Davie County library, credited to Hugh Larew of Mocksville NC

Thanks to Myrtle Willson Davis for additional information.

This page was revised on March 1, 2004.

©, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran

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