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  • ID: I1153
  • Name: Russel JONES
  • Given Name: Russel
  • Surname: Jones
  • Suffix: Sr. 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1745 in Albemarle County, Virginia 1
  • Death: Abt Feb 1828 in Franklin County, Georgia 1
  • Event: Background
  • Note: Russell Jones lived in Wilkes County, North Carolina first and then moved to Franklin County Georgia. It is believed that he had two wives, the latter was Sarah -----.  Russell Jones was a revolutionary soldier in the Continental Light Dragoons and upon the Certification of Col. Leonard Marbuy received discharge and county land in Georgia, April 23, 1785.  He is in the list of certified troops in Knight's Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers, also on page 178 in Georgia DAR Historical Collections, Vol. 1.  Russell Jones and wife Sarah signed deeds to land in Franklin County GA in 1811.  He was a member of Ordinary 1801 of Franklin County. Georgia will recorded in Franklin County, Georgia Dec 21, 1827 and probated March 3, 1828.  Also filed in Jackson County Georgia, page 152-4 Book A.  --- This information was received from Mrs. Bobbie Jones McLane, Hot Springs, Arkansas (descent of Thomas Jones, son of Russell - Thomas, married in Franklin County, Georgia, moved back to Wilkes county NC, and died in 1856)
  • Event: Background
  • Note: each district was presided over by a board of auditors to hear all claims for public service, to fix prices for various supplies and services and to issue, in payment of just claims, indented certifications (vouchers) signed by two auditors and countersigned by their Secretary.  Russell Jones was one of the auditors for the counties of Burke, Lincoln, Wilkes, and Rutherford counties. Morgan district after 1782.
  • Occupation:
  • Note: In 1789 Russell Jones had 19 slaves. His son, Dudly Jones, had 3 slaves.  Russell was a Senator from Franklin county in 1796, Justice of Inferior court 1796-1799, and listed among the Franklin County Academy commissioners of 1797-1825. 2
  • Will: 21 Dec 1827 Jackson County, Georgia
  • Note:

    Will of Russell Jones of Franklin county

    "Wife Sarah, slaves returned as per marriage contract.  Son, Russell Jones; Son-in-law, Allen Daniel, wife Polly Daniel, "her children, except William Daniel," deducting from Oliver Powell's proportion $240. Heirs of my son Dudley Jones, dec'd. Illegitimate dau. of my granddaughter, Nancy Hooper, son-in-law Benjamin Cleveland, six grandchildren of daughter, Amelia Allen, dec'd., Son-in-law, Asa Allen, five dollars. Son-in-law Charles Sorrels; Sons. Lewis, Thomas, William and James Jones. Wife and son Russell, exrs.  Test. Gray Allen, Hugh A. Thompson, Russell F Jones.

    From: Jackson County, Georgia, Will Book A, p152.
    Signed: 21 Dec 1827
    Proved: 3 Mar 1828
    3
  • _UID: CA10DEDC5A87460BB8BBD16278BD42341780
  • Change Date: 16 Feb 2011 at 01:38
  • Note: Revolutionary War; Soldier; Cont. Light Dragoons (Col. Leonard Marbury) Received discharge and County Land in Georgia April 23, 1785. Moved to Franklin County in 1791. He and Sarah signed deeds to land in Franklin County, Georgia in 1811. Member of Ordinary in Franklin County, Georgia in 1801. Will written Dec. 21, 1827 and probated Mar, 3, 1827. CRM 9/1992  Gone to Georgia, pg.104, Article 495. William Jones: Sheriff Malachi Jones was living the Jackson area in the 1790's & in 1799 was in Franklin County, Ga; by 1787, on Beach Creek in Aaron Wood's district, Benjamin Jones was in Burge's Mulberry Fork Dist. in 1801. John & Willis was in the same area in the early 1800's. In 1805,Benjamin(2), Betsy, Burwell, George, Henry, Isaac, Jesse, John (2), Mary, Polly, Stephen & Vinson were listed for the lottery. Joseph & Benjamin, Sr. were in Cochran's Mulberry Fork area in 1807.  William Jones sold Nov. 17, 1798, land on the North Fork of Oconee granted him that year, to William Fain of Greene Cty. ---Russell Jones witnessed a deed for Samuel Gardner, on or before July 28, 1802 when the deed was recorded. In 1820, William Jones of Franklin Cty, a Revolutionary veteran, drew Irwin Cty land which reverted; others in Jackson Cty in 1820 were John (No.564),Joseph (No. 929), and Russell (No.975), who was living in 1827 in DuPrees dist. & left a will in Jackson Cty. The name Russell Jones is found in Wilkes Cty. Ga. (1785-1789), with wife Selah; he or another Russell Jones, a Revolutionary vet. with wife Sarah, received bounty land in 1785 & died in Franklin Cty. Ga., in 1828, leaving a will. He had children: Polly, married Allen Daniel, Jr.; Dudley; Lewis; Anglin, married Benjamin Cleveland; a dau who married Charles Sorrells; Amelia, married Mr. Allen; Thomas, William, James, & Russell Jr.---.



    Father: James JONES
    Mother: Mary MANION

    Marriage 1 Ann BEASELEY b: Abt 1753 in Orange County, Virginia
    • Married: Abt 1770 in Orange County, Virginia
    • Change Date: 24 Aug 2004
    Children
    1. Has Children Amelia JONES
    2. Has No Children Arglin JONES
    3. Has Children Elizabeth JONES b: in Virginia
    4. Has Children Mary "Polly" JONES b: 1770 in Virginia
    5. Has Children Dudley JONES b: 25 Jan 1771
    6. Has Children Thomas JONES b: Abt 1775 in Virginia
    7. Has Children William JONES b: Abt 1775 in Virginia
    8. Has Children Lewis JONES b: Abt 1785 in North Carolina
    9. Has Children Russel JONES b: Abt 1785 in Wilkes County, North Carolina
    10. Has Children James JONES b: 1787 in Wilkes County, North Carolina

    Marriage 2 Sarah PAYNE
    • Married: 1810
    • Note: Here's where I diverge from the Jones Book.  I think that Russell's second wife's maiden name is Payne as evidenced by the pre-nuptial agreement between three parties; Russell Jones of one part; Dudley Jones, Poyndexter Payne and Thomas Kees of the second; and Sarah (Polly) Kees as the third.  I think this shows that the future husband and wife have an interest in protecting their previous property being brought into the marriage and that the slaves mentioned (no mention of their previous ownership) are given to the heirs in lieu of some form of dowery.  A presumption may be made that Dudley, Poyndexter and Thomas are the eldest children (as I presume with Dudley) and that this satisfies some financial arrangement between the three estates. I also feel a valid point may be made that Poyndexter is Sarah's child from a previous marriage.  This would assume that Thomas was of an age not to need a guardian for his inheritance.  If so, then Sarah was married twice before with grown children; giving her an age of about 40 years.  Not impossible CRM 6-94
    • Change Date: 24 Mar 2000

    Sources:
    1. Media: Research Collection
      Title: Daniel/Gholston/Jones Family History
      Author: Meadows, Charles R., Compiler
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Lebannon, TN, 1999 charles.meadows@nashville.com
      Date: 14 Mar 1999
      Note:
      [Charles Meadows was a descendant of the Daniel, Gholston, and Jones families of Madison County, Georgia.]
    2. Media: Book
      Title: History of Franklin County, Georgia
      Publication: [primary source]
    3. Media: Court Records
      Title: Jackson County, Georgia, Miscellaneous Court Records
      Publication: [primary source] Jefferson, Georgia:Probate Count.
      Page: Will Book A, p152

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