The Descendants of Joel Jones - 1925
Author: Elbert Smith
Call Number: CS71.J76
The Tuttle Company, Publishers
This book contains the history and genealogy of the Joel Jones family of Massachusetts.
Bibliographic Information: Smith, Elbert. The Descendants of Joel Jones.
The Tuttle Company. Vermont - 1925
Revolutionary Soldier, born in Charlton, Mass.,in 1764, and died in Crawford County, Pa.,
in 1845. Together with an account of hisAncestors, back to Lewis and Ann
Jones, of Watertown, Mass., whocame to America about 1635
Will Of Lewis Jones
Lewis Jones died April 11, 1684
Will made Jan. 7, 1678.
In the name of God Amen, I, Lewis Jones, in Watertown, in New England, being at p'sent of p'fect understanding and memory, though weak of body, committing my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to decent buryall, in hope of a Ressurrection into eternal life, through the Merrits and power of Jesus Christ my most gracious Savior and Redeemer; do thus dispose of that estate which God has graciously given unto me--; Considering the weak and helpless condition of my dear wife, Ann Jones, and of my son, Suball Jones, my will and pleasure is, that the whole of my estate (after the discharge of my debts and my buriall) be improved for their supply, the benefits of it, and also the principal, if they stand in need thereof. And my further will and pleasure is y't when the Lord shall please to remove either of them by death, that then that which remaineth shall be wholly to the use of the other so long as either of them shall live; & if the Lord shall so dispose that anything remaineth after their death, that when what remaineth be divided, two parts to my daughter, Lydia Whitney, if she be then living, & one part to my son Josiah; but if Lydia be dead, that w't remaineth be divided equally to my son Josiah, if living, or such of his children as shall be living, and the children of my daughter Lydiah that shall then be living, & of this my last will, I do constitute my son Josiah my sole executor and do earnestly desire my loving friend and Brother John Stone to be overseer, to assist my son in the managing of ye estate so as may be best for the comfort of my poor wife and child aforesd, and in confirmation hereof I have hereunto set my Marke and seale.
The Marke -??- & seal of
This 7th day of ye 11th, 1678
A Codicil annexed to ye above sd will, 19, 2, 1682 (after the death of the wife of the testator):
As a further addition to my last Will and Testament, I do nominate and appoynt my assured friends, Simon Stone & John Stone of Watertown, to be guardians unto my son Suball Jones, to whose prudence and wisdom I do commit & send the governm't of my sd son, and the disposal of all that estate as well real and p'sonal to my sd son bequeathed: & I do hereby authorize and empower sd Guardians, or the longest liver of them, to make sale of any part of my house and lands as there shall appear to them needful for the belief of my sd son Shuball Jones
Lewis Y Jones
The above will was proved June 17, 1684.
Jonath. Remington, Clericus.
LEWIS JONES1, first in America, born in England, probably about the year 1600. Came to America prior to 1640, possibly in the year 1635. He married Ann Stone in England, date not known. She died May 1, 1680. He died April 11, 1684. Buried in the old cemetery at Watertown, Mass.
2 I Lydia Jones, b. in England, date not known.
3 II Josiah Jones, b. in 1643 (1640 in Sou. Hist. Assn.).
III Phoebe Jones, b. Jan. 21, 1646, d. July 6, 1650.
IV Shubael Jones, b. July 1, 1651, d. (???).
3...JOSIAH JONES2 (Lewis1), son of Lewis Jones, great great grandfather of Joel Jones, was born 1643; married Oct. 2, 1667, to Lydia Treadway. He died Oct. 9, 1714. She died Sept. 18, 1743, aged 95 years. He served in the war against King Philip, and was afterwards made captain of the militia at Watertown (Gen. Reg. 41: 274).
4 I Lydia Jones, b. Aug. 25, 1668.
5 II Josiah Jones, Jr., b. Oct. 20, 1670, at Weston.
III Mary Jones, b. Dec. 10, 1672; m. July 5, 1693, to John Brewer of Sudbury.
6 IV NATHANIEL JONES, great grandfather of Joel Jones, b. Dec. 31, 1674.
7 V Samuel Jones, b. July 9, 1677.
8 VI James Jones, b. Sept. 4, 1679.
9 VII Sarah Jones, b. Feb. 6, 1681; m. May 20, 1704, to John Warren.
10 VIII Anna Jones, b. June 28, 1684.
11 IX John Jones, b. Mar. 19, 1686-7.
X Isaac Jones, b. May 25, 1690. Bought a farm in Bolton, Conn., and had 17 children come to
5.....JOSIAH JONES, JR.3 (Josiah2, Lewis1), born Oct. 20, 1670; married to Abigail Barnes, about 1692. He was elected Deacon, Feb. 13, 1713-4, to succeed his father, but refused to accept the office. Was a representative from Weston in 1716, 1721, 1725 and 1726. Was a captain of militia. He died Dec. 21, 1734. She died Nov. 4, 1749, at Stockbridge, Mass. He built a home on the west part of his father's land and lived there.
12 I Daniel Jones, b. Feb. 2, 1692-3.
13 II Abigail Jones, b. Sept. 14, 1694.
14 III Josiah Jones, 3rd, b. May 24, 1701.
15 IV William Jones, b. Jan. 4, 1706-7.
16 V Elisha Jones, b. Nov. 20, 1710.
6.....NATHANIEL JONES, SR.3 (Josiah2, Lewis1), great grandfather of Joel Jones, born Dec. 31, 1674, at Watertown. He was married twice. First to Mary (???). She died Nov. 21, 1724, in childbirth. It is said he had 6 children born in Weston, Mass., then moved to Worcester, where he had 5 more children, all by the first wife. He married, 2nd, Mary Flagg of Worcester; date of intention, or license, Sept. 18, 1735. He had 3 children by the second wife. Nathaniel Jones, Sr., was a large buyer and seller of farm lands and real estate, perhaps the largest dealer of his day in Worcester Connty. The public records contain very many deeds to and from him. All evidence goes to show that he was a very active business man. He was selectman in 1722 and 1723. Was a captain in the militia, and representative in the legislature in 1727. Before the birth of his youngest son, Jabez, he moved to Falmouth (now Portland), Maine, where he died in November, 1745. See History of Worcester and Its People, by Nutt (Vol. I, page 162).
I Phinchas Jones, b. Feb. 28, 1704-5. He was b. at Weston; m. at Portland, Me., and d. there
Nov. 3, 1743. He had 3 daughters.
at Weston; m. at Portland, Me., and d. there
Nov. 3, 1743. He had 3 daughters.
17 II NATHANIEL JONES, JR., grandfather of Joel Jones,
b. at Leicester, Mass., Apr. 5, 1707.
18 III Stephen Jones, b. Aug. 17, 1709; bap. Jan. 1, 1710.
IV Noah Jones, b. Nov. 26, 1711; bap. Dec. 2, 1711.
He was a Lieutenant of detachment from Col.
John Chandler's Regiment on the relief expedition
to Fort William Henry in 1757. He m.
Miss Howard of Worcester, and left several
sons and several daughters.
19 V Jonas Jones, b. April 22, 1715, at Weston.
VI Ichabod Jones, bap. May 26, 1717, 3 days old, when bap.; m. a Miss Coffin of Newbury. Settled
in Boston and was a shipmaster. Left 1 son, John Coffin Jones, who grad. at Harvard College in 1768, and who was a merchant, dying in 1829.
VII Mary Jones, b. Aug. 10, 1719.
VIII Sarah Jones, b. (???).
IX Isaac Jones, b. Oct. 14, 1722; m. a lady from Nantucket, and had 1 daughter.
Was connected with a noted John Webb, got into trouble and went to the West Indies where he died.
X Eunice Jones, b. Nov. 21, 1724.
XI Lusire, or Desire, Jones, b. Nov. 21, 1724, twin of Eunice. Mary Jones, the mother, died Nov.
XII Moses Jones, b. (???); m. and had 1 daughter and d. young.
XIII Lydia Jones.
XIV Jabez Jones inherited his father's place and lived to over 85 years of age. He had three wives
and several sons and daughters.
7.....SAMUEL JONES3 (Josiah2, Lewis1), born July 9, 1677, married May 19, 1706, to Mary Woolson. He died Jan. 17, 1717-18. She was born Nov. 28, 1673, and survived Samuel, and married 2nd, Oct. 1, 1724, Francis Fulham of Weston. The dates and information here given are from Dr. Bond.
20 I Samuel Jones, b. May 13, 1706.
21 II Moses Jones, b. June 20, 1709.
III Mary Jones, b. May 7, 1716.
8....JAMES JONES3 (Josiah2, Lewis1), born Sept. 4, 1679, married Sarah Moore of Sudbury. He died Sept. 14, 1770, aged 91 years. She died Sept. 28, 1774, aged 90 years.
I James Jones, Jr., b. (???); m. Dec. 26, 1728, Abigail
Garfield. They did not harmonize, and
about 1748 he, with his son James, went to
Carolina, whence they never returned.
II Sarah Jones, b. Oct. 15, 1708; m. Feb., 1733-4, to
William Robinson, of Newton, Mass.
III Lydia Jones, b. Dec. 17, 1710; m. July 31, 1731,
to Captain Stephen Jones, her cousin, a son of
Nathaniel Jones. Moved to Falmouth, Me., and
had 2 sons and 2 daughters. See Section 18.
IV Ephraim Jones, b. Dec. 11, 1712. Removed to
22 V Elizabeth Jones, b. Mar. 25, 1715; m. Mar. 23,
1741-2, Captain Samuel Baldwin, of Sudbury.
VI Mary Jones, b. Mar. 16, 1718; m. Feb. 24, 1736-7to Elisha Flagg.
VII Abigail Jones, b. Mar. 14,1718; m. Aug. 11, 1743,
to David Sanderson. He was a deacon of
Faversham when he died. Had 2 sons, David and Ebenezer.
VIII Catharine Jones, b. Apr. 23, 1721; m. May 24,
1743, to Rev. Joseph Davis of Holden.
23 IX Aaron Jones, b. June 10, 1723.
X Solomon Jones, b. Jan. 30, 1726; d. Aug. 11, 1741.
24 XI Isaac Jones, b. Sept. 29, 1728.
9.....SARAH JONES3 (Josiah2, Lewis1), born February 6, 1681; married May 20, 1704, to John Warren. She died July 9, 1705, from childbirth.
I Sarah Warren, b. June 25, 1705; m. Oct. 19, 1725,
to Samuel Harrington.
10....ANNA JONES3 (Josiah2, Lewis1), born July 28, 1684; married Deacon Joseph Mixer.
She died in 1736. He died 1723.
I Rebecca Mixer, b. Feb. 22, 1704; d. Mar. 21, 1705.
II Joseph Mixer, b. Dec. 14, 1705.
III Sarah Mixer, b. Mar. 12, 1707-8; m. July 22, 1730,
to David Learned. Had 8 children. See
Learned, 70, Bond.
IV Lydia Mixer, b. June 10, 1710; m. Nov. 16, 1727,
to Thomas Warren. See Warren, 60, Bond.
V David Mixer, b. and d. July, 1713.
VI Mary Mixer, b. Oct. 25, 1714; d. 1786; m. David
Coolidge. See Coolidge, 161, Bond.
VII Josiah Mixer, b. Nov. 16, 1716.
VIII Anna Mixer, b. Aug. 14, 1719; m. May 4, 1738,
to Isaac Rice of Sudbury.
IX Abigail Mixer, b. June 26, 1721; m. May 4, 1738,
to Benjamin Bond, of Weston. See Bond, 69.
11....JOHN JONES3 (Josiah2, Lewis1), born Mar. 19, 1686-7; married Dec. 8, 1715, Mehitable Garfield. They had nine children. A granddaughter married Isaac Gould, June 28, 1787.
I John Jones, b. Oct. 31, 1716; m. Apr. 7, 1738, to
II Eunice Jones, b. Aug. 5, 1718; d. soon.
III Benjamin Jones, b. Sept. 22, 1720; m. Jan. 7,
1747, to Sarah Smith, and settled on a part of
his father's farm.
IV Joseph Jones, b. Sept. 22, 1720, twin of above;
d. Oct. 11, 1722.
V Anne Jones, b. July 1, 1722-3; d. July 10, 1748.
VI Abraham Jones, b. Feb. 13, 1724-5, of Weston;
m. Dec. 26, 1749, to Mercy Gale.
They had 12 children.
VII Ezra Jones, b. Apr. 13, 1727; m. May 25, 1749,
to Elizabeth Jennison. He became a very opulent
farmer of Barre, Mass.
VIII Abijah Jones, b. July 4, 1729.
IX Beulah Jones, b. Mar. 24, 1730-1; d. Dec. 15, 1748.
12.....DANIEL JONES4 (Josiah, Jr.3, Josiah2, Lewis1), son of Josiah Jones, Jr., was born Feb. 2, 1692. He settled at Colchester, Conn. Married Oct. 13, 1720, Mary Worthington, daughter of William Worthington, of Colchester. He died June 18, 1740.
I Mary Jones, b. May 26, 1724; d. in 1729.
II AMASA JONES, b. Oct. 2, 1726.
III Mary Jones, b. June 13, 1729; d. unm.
IV Abigail Jones, b. May 1, 1732.
V Ann Jones, bap. Oct. 5, 1735; m. Apr. 20, 1758,
Nun Clark of Lyme, Conn.
VI Elizabeth Jones, bap. Sept. 24, 1738; m. Oct. 25, 1757, to Nathaniel Clark of Colchester.
AMASA JONES, above, settled on his father's homestead at Colchester; m. July 12, 1749, Elizabeth Chamberlain, daughter of William Chamberlain of Colchester. He had 2 children by her. She died and he married again, having 10 children by the second wife. He was a merchant, was a colonel, lived in Hartford the latter part of his life, and died there Feb. 24, 1785. It is interesting to note that some members of this branch of the Jones family went South and became prominent in the Carolinas and in Georgia. .....
Samuel Phillips Jones, 5th child of Amasa, b. Sept. 23, 1759, removed to Charleston, S. C., about 1784, and later went to Orangeburg, S. C., and there m. Jane Bruce, Nov. 13, 1786. He was a prominent citizen, a merchant, held various offices and was highly respected. He d. Feb. 5, 1836, and was buried in Old Episcopal Church yard, Broughton Street, Orangeburg, S. C.
He had 8 children.
The third child of Samuel Phillips Jones, above, was DONALD BRUCE JONES, b. May 1, 1792.
He m. in Orangeburg, Mary Elvira Rumph, daughter of Brigadier General Jacob Rumph, a famous Revolutionary officer. Donald Bruce Jones was a representative in the legislature of S. C. in 1826, 1830 and 1832. He removed to Georgia in 1837, and d. in Dooley County, that state, Sept. 18, 1853. Several of his sons attained prominence. He had 10 children. ......
The first child of Donald Bruce Jones, above, was Samuel Phillips Jones, b. Apr. 27, 1818; m. Aug. 10, 1843, Caroline Elizabeth Nixson, who d. Aug. 25, 1847. He m. 2nd, Sept. 5, 1849, his first cousin, Hope Lord Pearson. He had 3 children by his first wife, and 7 by his second wife. He d. May 15, 1869.
The fourth child of Donald Bruce Jones, above, was David Rumph Jones, b. Apr. 5, 1824. He was a cadet at West Point and graduated July 1, 1842. Was a classmate of Stonewall Jackson, A. P. Hill, G. B. McClellan, Foster, Reno, Stoneman and Gibbon. He resigned from the U. S. Army Feb. 15, 1861, to join the Confederates. Was an active and distinguished Confederate soldier, taking part in the battles of Manassas, Seven Pines, Seven Days' Fight, Yorktown, Malvern Hill, Sharpsburg and others. He m. Rebecca Taylor, a niece of President Zachary Taylor. He left the field an ill man just after Sharpsburg, and d. in Richmond Jan. 15, 1863. Was buried in Hollywood. .....
Jacob Christian Jones, fifth child of Donald Bruce Jones, left descendants in the Orangeburg, S. C., district. .......
George Salley Jones, sixth child of David Bruce Jones, b. Dec. 22, 1828; m. Martha Ruth Carr, daughter of Judge B. F. Carr of Macon, Ga. He d. at Macon Mar. 30, 1888, leaving numerous descendants.
Donald Bruce Jones, Jr., eighth child of Donald Bruce Jones, b. Dec. 6, 1833; m. June 6, 1860, Elizabeth Jane Shields. Lived at Macon, Ga. Died Oct. 15, 1892. Had 9 children and left numerous descendants.
John William Jones, tenth child of Donald Bruce Jones, b. June 9, 1838; m. Laura Cowart, at Knoxville, Ga. He had 8 children.
SAMUEL PRESTON JONES9 (Samuel Phillips8, Donald Bruce7, Samuel Phillips6, Amasa5, Daniel4, Josiah3, Josiah2, Lewis1), b. Sept. 24, 1857; m. Mar. 31, 1884, to Bertha Kitching. Lives at Decatur, Ga. He had 3 children.
George Salley Jones, b. Sept. 12, 1871; m. Nov. 11, 1890, Berta Hardman, daughter of Hon. Isaac Hardman, at Macon, Ga. They have 5 children.
From the foregoing it will be seen that great numbers of the descendants of Lewis Jones live in the South, where many of them are respected and prominent people.
13.....ABIGAIL JONES4 (Josiah, Jr.3, Josiah2, Lewis1), daughter of Josiah Jones, Jr., born Sept. 14, 1694. She married May 21, 1719, Col. Ephraim Williams. She died Dec. 4, 1784, aged 90 years. Col. Williams was a son of Capt. Isaac Williams. Abigail Williams was his second wife. She reared her young step son, Ephraim Williams, Jr., in the way he should go. He afterward became famous as the founder of Williams College.
I Abigail Williams, b. Apr. 20, 1721; m. Aug. 16,
1739, to Rev. John Sergeant, a missionary to
the Stockbridge Indians. Had 3 children by
him. He d. and she m. 2nd, Gen. Joseph
Dwight, by whom she had 2 children.
II Josiah Williams, b. (???). He was an officer in
the French and Indian war, and was wounded
in 1756. He m. a Miss Sergeant of N. J.
III Judith Williams, b. (???); m. Rev. Enoch Thayer
of Ware, Mass., and had 2 children.
IV Elizabeth Williams, b. Nov. 28, 1730; m. Rev.
Stephen West of Stockbridge. She d. Sept. 5, 1804.
V Elijah Williams, b. Nov. 15, 1732; d. June 9,
1815. Was a Colonel and High Sheriff.
14.....JOSIAH JONES, 3RD4 (Josiah, Jr.3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born May 24, 1701; married Dec. 24, 1724, to Anna Brown. He died Mar. 22, 1769.
We had believed that this Josiah Jones was a member of the famous expedition under Captain John Lovewell against the Pigwackett Indians, which ended in one of the most desperate and heroic battles ever fought in all Indian warfare, and which is described by Parkman in his "Half Century of Conflict," Vol. I, p. 250.
But extensive investigation discloses that there was another Josiah Jones, about the same age, and living in the same neighborhood. The parents of this second Josiah were Nathaniel Jones and Mary Reddit. The coincidence in all these names is certainly remarkable. This Josiah was born Jan. 19, 1701; married Elizabeth, and had Grace, born July 18, 1734, Jonathan, born Mar. 24, 1736, and Lucy, born Oct. 20, 1740. He himself received a pension and died June 4, 1741. For a long time we assumed that our Josiah was the hero. The experience shows how exceedingly unsafe it is to take anything for granted in genealogical research
I Josiah Jones, 4th, b. Oct. 4, 1725; m. Nov. 9, 1757,
to Mable Stockbridge. Had 9 children and
many descendants, some of whom were distinguished.
II Micah Jones, b. Oct. 4, 1728.
III Anna Jones, b. Feb. 4, 1730-1; m. Oliver Warren.
IV Keziah Jones, b. Apr. 6, 1733; m. Kellogg.
V Elijah Jones, b. Jan. 23, 1735; d. soon.
VI Abigail Jones, b. Nov. 17, 1738; m. May 31, 1770,
VII Elijah Jones, b. 1742, in Stockbridge.
15....WILLIAM JONES4 (Josiah, Jr.3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born Jan. 4, 1706-7; married Dec. 25, 1733, Sarah Locke. He was a very distinguished surveyor. Resided at Lunenburg, Mass., and built a castle as a defense against the Indians, on what is now called Jones Hill. He went to Nova Scotia to lay out some townships, and on the return voyage the vessel was wrecked and he perished, Jan. 26, 1761.
I Sarah Jones, b. Nov. 25, 1735; m. June 17, 1760,
Joseph Foster, and moved to Sullivan, N. H.
II William Jones, b. May 11, 1737; m. Feb. 15, 1763,
to Sarah Stone. Lived at Lunenburg, and had
6 children. He d. May 23, 1809.
III Abigail Jones, b. Apr. 18, 1740; m. John Fosget
of Westminster. Had 4 children.
IV Enos Jones, b. July 4, 1742.
V Hannah Jones, b. July 4, 1742, twin of above; m.
Benjamin Barrett. She d. Dec. 8, 1831.
VI Josiah Jones, b. Oct. 23, 1744; m. Susannah Bennett
in 1786. Settled in Ashby, Mass.
VII Isaac Jones, b. July 15, 1747; d. at 20 years of age.
VIII Silence Jones, b. Aug. 1, 1753; m. Apr. 3, 1775,
to Thaddeus Smith. Settled in Ashby, and
afterwards moved to Troy, N. H.
16....ELISHA JONES4 (Josiah, Jr.3, Josiah2, Lewis1), of Weston, born Nov. 20, 1710; married Jan. 24, 1733-4, and died about the 10th of February, 1775. He was for many years a Magistrate, Colonel of a Regiment of Militia, and member of the General Assembly of Mass. He was a strong and upstanding man, uncompromising in his principles. In the quarrel with Great Britain he was a staunch loyalist, and a tory. Several of his sons and descendants imbibed his principles. He was superceded in-the legislature, Sept. 29, 1774, by Capt. Brad Smith, because of his loyalist convictions. His death shortly followed. Member of the legislature in 1752, 1753-4-6-7-8, 1760-1-2-3-4, 1773-4-5.
I Nathan Jones, b. Sept. 29, 1734; m. Oct. 13, 1756,
to Mary Seaverns. Had 12 children. Moved
to Goldsboro, Me., and carried on a lumber
II A Son, d. in infancy.
III Elisha Jones, b. Jan. 9, 1736-7; m. Oct. 22, 1761.
to Mehitable Upham. He was a Tory, and
went to Weymouth, Nova Scotia, at the close
of the Revolution. Settled at Sissibo and had
7 children. Sabine states that he died in the
U. S. in 1784.
IV Israel Jones, b. Sept. 21, 1738; m. Althea Todd.
Settled at Adams, Mass., and had 9 children.
V Daniel Jones, b. July 25, 1740. Graduated at
Harvard in 1759; d. in 1786. Was a lawyer,
and Judge of Common Pleas court at Hinsdale, N. H. He had 4 children.
VI Elias Jones, b. Aug. 19, 1742; m. Dec. 22, 1768,
to Elizabeth Baldwin. He d. 1823. Had 8
children. Bond, 317.
VII Josiah Jones, b. Nov. 9, 1744. Was a physician
in his younger days. Joined the British Army
at Boston soon after the battle of Lexington in
1775. He was sent by General Gage in the
Sloop, Polly, to Nova Scotia to procure hay and
other supplies for the use of the British troops.
On the passage he was made a prisoner and
sent by the Committee of Arundel, Me., to the
Continental Congress, and after due investigation
of his case by a committee of that body, he
was committed to jail at Concord. Obtaining
release after some months' imprisonment, he
again joined the Royal forces, and received an
appointment in the commissary department.
In 1782 he went to Annapolis, Nova Scotia,
where he settled. He made a voyage to England
to obtain half pay, and was successful.
He was senior judge of the Court of Common
Pleas for the county of Annapolis for many
years. His property in Massachusetts was confiscated.
He m. a French lady, Margaret Jude,
and died in 1825, aged 80. His widow d. in
1828, aged 84. Four children survived him.
VIII Silas Jones, b. Nov. 7, 1746; d. young.
IX Mary Jones, b. July 11, 1748; m. Rev. Asa Dunbar.
Had 4 children.
X Ephraim Jones, b. Apr. 17, 1750. Settled at
Oswegatchie. Was a magistrate, and m. a
French woman from Montreal. Had 8 children. Bond, 317.
XI Simeon or Simon Jones, b. Dec. 5, 1751; d. Aug.
14, 1823; m. Sally Williams of Roxbury. Was
a Lieutenant in the King's American Dragoons.
Went to St. Johns, New Brunswick, at the close
of the Revolution, and received grant of a city
lot. Was a half-pay British officer. Removed
to Nova Scotia, and d. at Weymouth. Had 2
sons and 6 danghters.
XII Stephen Jones, b. Mar. 5, 1754. Graduated at
Harvard in 1775. Accepted a commission under
the Crown, and was an officer in the King's
American Dragoons. He settled in Nova Scotia
at the close of the war, and at his death was the
oldest magistrate of the County of Annapolis.
He d. at Weymouth, N. S., in 1830, aged 76
years. He m. Sarah Goldsbury, who lived to
be more than 90 years of age, surviving him
more than 30 years. His son, Guy Carleton
Jones, held public office at Digby, N. S. His
grandson, Alfred Gilpin Jones, was a member
of Parliament and holder of many offices in
XIII Jonas Jones, b. Aug. 18, 1756; m. a Miss Mason,
an heiress, and lived in London, where both
died. He was a Lieutenant in a British Regiment.
XIV Philemon Jones.
XV Charles Jones, entered Harvard during the Revolution, and d. unm.
17.....NATHANIEL JONES, JR.4 (Nathaniel, Sr.3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born Aug. 17, 1707 (April 5, by Bond). He was grandfather of Joel Jones. Was married four times. First, Nov. 2, 1731, to Hannah King at Sutton, Mass. She was the daughter of Ebenezer King and Hannah Manning of Billerica, married Dec. 17, 1699. Ebenezer King was probably the grandson of Thomas King, who embarked for America at Ipswich, England, in April 1634 at the age of 15 years.
Married second, Apr. 4, 1747, to Mrs. Mary Wakefield, at Dudley, Mass. We do not have any further particulars regarding this marriage. Married third, Feb. 27, 1755, to Mary Howe, of Brookfield, Mass. Married fourth, June 22, 1758 (intention filed Apr. 10), to Eleanor Woodward. She was born Jan. 20, 1720, and was the sister of Rev. Samuel Woodward of Weston. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Woodward and Mindwell Stone. Ebenezer Woodward was the son of John and Rebecca Woodward and was born at Newton. Mindwell Stone was the daughter of Ebenezer and Mindwell Stone. Eleanor's parents were married Jan. 26, 1716.
Nathaniel Jones lived at Sutton, Leicester and Charlton. Was living at Leicester in 1742, and removed to Charlton about 1756, as he was assessed as living on the Gore lands in that town in that year.
His will, made in 1781, mentions as then living the following of his children--Enos, Asa, Phinehas, Eli, Mary Streeter, Hannah and Eleanor. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. He died at Charlton in 1795. His will as recorded was evidently the work of a very old, feeble and mentally decrepit man, and was very properly declared null and void by the probate court.
I A Son, name and date not ascertained.
25 II ENOS JONES, father of Joel Jones, b. Aug. 31,1734.
III Daniel Jones, b. Dec. 27, 1736. Dr. Bond states
that this son was killed in an attack on the
French lines at Ticonderoga in 1758.
IV Asa Jones, b. Mar. 20, 1739, at Sutton; m. Darkis
Wade of Gloucester, Nov. 6, 1763, and with son
Isaac settled at Royalston, where he was deacon
in the Baptist church.
V Mary Jones, b. Aug. 11, 1742 (Lei. V. R.). She
m. Feb. 28, 1761, Daniel Streeter (Char. V. R.).
Streeter was b. Mar. 23, 1739, and d. Mar. 29,
1814, aged 75 years. They had one daughter,
Hannah, b. Dec. 31, 1765. It was with this
aunt that JOEL JONES lived from Oct. 15, 1770,
to Feb. 26, 1780, from 6 to 16 years of age
(Gen. Reg. 36: 164).
The foregoing five children were by the first wife.
VI Thomas Jones, b. Feb. 23, 1756. This son by second wife.
VII Eli Jones, b. June 5, 1759; m. Apr. 21, 1786, to
Lydia Lamb, who d. in 1848. Eli was by the
4th wife, as were the three following children.
VIII Hannah Jones, b. Sept. 26, 1760.
IX Phinchas Jones, b. Feb. 17, 1763 (1762 in V. R.).
X Eleanor Jones, b. Dec. 26, 1764. She m. David
Fiske, Nov. 13, 1783. The above four children
were all by the last wife. There may have been
other children. Enos, Asa, Eli, Phinehas,
Mary Streeter, Hannah, and Eleanor are mentioned
in the will of Nathaniel Jones, written in 1781.
18.....STEPHEN JONES4 (Nathaniel, Sr.3, Josiah2, Lewis1), son of Nathaniel Jones, Sr., uncle of Enos Jones and great uncle of Joel Jones, was born Aug. 17, 1709. He married his cousin, Lydia Jones, daughter of James Jones, July 31, 1735. Stephen Jones settled in Falmouth, Me., near his brother, Phinehas, with whom he was associated in business.
He enlisted as Captain in Col. Noble's Regiment for an expedition against Quebec in 1746. But ships and troops from England did not arrive as expected, which defeated the project. But Col. Noble was ordered to Minns, now Horton, Nova Scotia, to keep the neutral French who lived there in subjection. The French still had a fort on Cumberland Bay, more than 100 miles away. They sent a detachment to surprise and attack the English Forces, in dead of winter. After sustaining incredible hardships the French arrived in the night of Feb. 10, 1747, in the midst of a great snow storm. The violence of the storm prevented the English sentinel from observing the French until they were very near. He was shot down and the enemy burst into the house occupied by Col. Noble, and upon his refusal to surrender, killed him, and several other officers, including Capt. Stephen Jones, who was thrust through the heart with a bayonet. A full account of the march of the French and Indians, and of the surprise and defeat of Col. Noble is given in Parkman's Half Century of Conflict, Vol. 2, page 185 et seq. ....Stephen Jones left a widow and two sons and two daughters.
WILL OF NATHANIEL JONES, JR.
June 12, 1788.
In the name of God Amen I Nathaniel Jones of Charlton in the County of Worcester and State of Massachusetts Bay yeoman, being in a comfortable measure of health and of a perfect sound disposing mind and memory thanks be given to God their for calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recomend to the Earth to be buried in a decent and christian manner at the discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned nothing doubting but at the General Resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God: and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of my estate; Second I give and bequeath to Eloner my dear and loving wife one third part of all my indoor movables of such as she shall choos to be at her own disposal and I likewise will that my sd wife should be comfortable and Honourabley supported out of my estate by my Executor, in like manner that is to keep her a good cow and a hors sumer and winter for her use the hors to be kept well shod fit for use and my meening is that my sd wife should have her choice of all my cows to be for her use after my discease. my will is that my Executor shall take particular care of my sd wife both in sickness and health that is to see that she has a comfortable support if she should not be able to take care of her self in any measure my will is that my Executor does deliver to my sd wife yearly nine score of good pork and eighty weight of good beef and two barels of sider and one bushel of malt ten pounds of good sheeps wool and ten pounds of good flax well dressed and also three pounds twelve shillings to be paid her yearly in money by my Executor--for necessary charges I likewise give to my sd wife a cumfortable room in the hous and likewise Liberty of the Cellar and likewise as many apples as she needs for her use.
3 ly my will is that the whole of my Estate both real and personal including all my farming tools--excepting that part that is hereafter mentioned be divided amongst all my children in the following manner that is to say Enos and Asa Eli and Phenehas--my four sons--and mary Streeter Hannah and Ellinor my three daughters in such a manner that my four sons above named should have each of them two shares to each of my daughters one share--the Exception above mentioned is that what money my two Sons Enos and Asa and my son in law Daniel Streeter the husband of my sd daughter Mary owe to my Estate should be divided amongs them in like manner that is in the same proportion of my real and personal estate my two sons two shares each of them and my Daughter Streeter one share
my will and meaning is that my two Sons Enos and Asa and daughter Streeter that what I have given them heretofore shall be reckned to them as so much of their portion or part of my estate and my other Children to be made equail to what they have receved before they come to shear with the above mentioned sums whis is to be divided as above mentioned is forty five pounds ten shillings.
4ly.... I likewise constitute & appoint my well beloved son Eli Jones my soul Executor to this my Last Will & Testament and hereby utterly Revoke Disalow & Disanul all and every former Will & Testament by me in any wise heretofore Named ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in Testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this tenth day of May & in the year of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred and Eighty one.
Signed sealed and Pronounced & declared by the sd Nathaniel Jones as his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us.
Joseph Parker Nathaniel Jones (Seal)
This twelfth day of June in the
year of our Lord One thousand
seven hundred and eighty eight.
Series A. Case 33959
Filed Sept 16, 1785
Disallowed Oct 6, 1795
Recorded Vol 26 Page 360
19.....JONAS JONES4 (James3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born Apr. 22, 1715; married Abigail Hartwell, Sept. 6, 1763. Settled in Shrewsbury, Conn.
I Lucy Jones, b. Oct. 14, 1764.
II Jonas Jones, b. Nov. 29, 1765.
III Ephraim Jones, b. Nov. 29, 1765, twin of Jonas.
IV Richard Hall Jones, b. Oct. 1, 1767.
V Stephen Jones, b. Sept. 11, 1769; d. soon.
VI Hepzibah Jones, b. Dec. 22, 1770.
VII Stephen Jones, b. Nov. 26, 1775.
VIII Henry Jones, b. July 5, 1777.
IX Isaac Jones, b. Mar. 25, 1780.