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Billy Jones (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jones
Searching for info.on parents and sibelings of William Jones.Born about 1761 in Amherst Co.Va.Served with Gen.Green's troops in the Rev.War.Settled in Sumpter Co.S.C.1780.Married Ann Freeman 24jan1780.Died12feb1809.Ann married John Parker 1dec1811.Will share info.with family
members. Thanks.

Re: William Jones

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 9:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jones
Also researching William Jones born about 1761 in Va. and Ann Freeman. Would like to share information.

Re: William Jones

Posted: 25 Sep 2010 3:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: jones
caldwell3738 give me an email and I will exchange information I have on william jones

billyjones68@hotmail.com

Re: William Jones

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 8:51AM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: William Jones

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 8:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
In the two decades prior to the Revolution, the Joneses both purchased land and squatted. Because of the squatting, they were subjected to a trespass and ejectment suit in 1772.[26] The first mention of them as purchasers was on July 15, 1760. This was a year before Amherst was created as a result of the division of Albemarle County. James Jones, father of Willam Jones, obtained a grant that year of 110 acres of mountain land from the Virginia Land Office for 15 shillings.[27] The patent for the land stated that it was located "on head branch of Piney River and a branch of Irish Creek."[28] In addition to the initial cash payment, Jones had to pay a yearly quit rent of one shilling on the feast of St. Michael Archangel and to cultivate it within three years.[29] Later, on July 20, 1768, James obtained two more grants to mountain land from the Virginia Land Office. One was for 320 acres on the north fork of the Piney River for 35 shillings and the requirement to cultivate and pay a quit rent.[30] The other was for 204 acres "in the great mountains," on the "branches of the north fork of Piney River to the top of little Mount Pleasant." The cost was 20 shillings.[31] These latter grants had been surveyed by William Cabell on Oct. 13, 1767.[32] On May 5, 1777, ten years after patenting it, as the Revolution heated up, James Jones deeded away his 634 acres to Jno. Henderson, Jr., of Albemarle County for £63. The first Amherst census after the Revolution, taken in 1783, does not list James.[33]

Re: William Jones

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 2:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jones
Just made a copy of the "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution". There are 10 James Jones listed. Could one of these possibly be the father of William Jones. William Jones is also listed in this Roster as being b Amherst County, Va. d Feb 12 1809 m Ann Freeman. The Roster says he first served in Virginia units. Thereafter, he served under Capts. Long, Malone, Joseph Hill, George McCanley and Cols. Marshall, Anderson, Peter Horry and Richard Richardson. He was in the battles at Gilford Courthouse and Eutaw Springs.
Evelyn Smith Jones
Columbia, SC
Caldwell3738@hotmail.com
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