Thomas Jones

Male 1788 - 1883  (95 years)

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  • Name Thomas Jones 
    Born 1788  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1883  Peeled Chestnut, White County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Cassville, White County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27932  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2018 

    Father Ebenezer Jones,   b. 3 Jan 1746, Worchester County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1796, Blount County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Ann Rogers 
    Married 1771  Sussex County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F14796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Montgomery,   b. 1795, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1853, Peeled Chestnut, White County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Y  [1
     1. Anna D. Jones,   b. 1819, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1898, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F10072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1788 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1883 - Peeled Chestnut, White County,Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Cassville, White County,Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 15 Jul 2007

      Jones Family History

      Compiled by D. Mitchell Jones.

      THOMAS6 JONES, (Ebenezer5, Thomas4, Ebenezer3, Thomas2, WilliamA-1), b ca 1788 Surry Co., NC d 10 Feb 1883 Peeled Chestnut, White Co., TN bur Old New Hope Cemetery, White Co., TN m1st Susannah Montgomery b ca 1795 PA d 12 Oct 1853 Peeled Chestnut, White Co., TN bur New Hope Cemetery, White Co., TN m2nd White Co., TN 3 Jan 1858 Susannah Pirtle b ca 1807 TN d Lake Co., TN.1 Thomas probably moved to Buffalo Valley, Jackson County, Tennessee with his brothers Prettyman and Zachariah Jones, or he joined them in White County, Tennessee.

      Thomas served in the War of 1812 as a Private in Captain Matthew Cowan’s Company in Colonel Raulstons Regiment under General Carroll from 1 October 1814 to March 1815. As a member of General Carroll’s command he was at the Battle of New Orleans. See Chapter Four on his brother Prettyman Jones for more details of the battle. In his pension application he stated at the time he enlisted he was a resident of White County, Tennessee. Instead of joining a unit in his area he traveled the great distance to Buffalo Valley, Tennessee to serve with his brother Prettyman. This certainly indicates a close relationship between the two men.2

      Thomas served as a survey chain carrier for two surveys for his brother Zachariah Jones on 28 July 1815 and 1 December 1816.3 He sold, on 14 Apr 1821 , land that bordered on Falling Water River to Anthony Vinson. The land included the improvement of William Childress. Thomas sold this land for $200.oo, but acreage was not specified.3a Thomas on theOn 24 July 1834 he had surveyed 30 acres of land on waters of Taylors Creek. The survey began below his land and corner of survey of Henry Burton’s, and bordered land of Zachariah. The survey chain carriers were Hamilton Lewis and Purteman [Prettyman] Jones.4 On 11 Jan 1836 as Thomas Jones, Senior he sold the 30 acre survey, a 31 acre survey, a 20 acre survey, a 10 acre survey, and a 76 ˝ acre survey to David Goodwin5 He was probably the Thomas Jones who sold 50 acres on 11 August 1836 on the water of Mine Lick Creek in White and Jackson County to John Austin. The land included a spring and improvements where said Thomas Jones now lives.6 When John Austin, on 5 Dec 1836, sold this land to Robert Alcorn the deed states the

      spring and improvement where Thomas Jones lived last summer.6a On 19 October 1836 John Young had 21 acres of land in White County, Tennessee surveyed, and on 10 April 1837 he assigned [sold] the survey to Thomas Jones. The land was on the waters of Townsends Creek and bordered John Young’s 153 ˝ acres; William White; James Russell; William Russell; and Webster Hutchings.7 The land also crossed Cedar Creek, and Cedar Creek is where his descendants state he lived. On 1 Mar 1841 s Thomas Jones Sr sold 136 ˝ acres of land.7a This was also near Old New Hope Baptist Church where he is buried.

      Thomas is on the1811, 1812, 1813, and 1818, 1821 and 1822 White County Tax Lists with one white poll and no land. He is not on the 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, and it is obvious that he did not live in White County in those years. There are no White County Tax Lists for 1819 and 1820. In 1823 for the first time Thomas owns land as he was taxed on 60 acres on Taylor’s Creek. He appears yearly on the tax lists, and in 1828 he had increased his land holdings to 136 ˝ acres. In 1836 he owned 180 acres of land. In 1837 he owned 143 acres which he owned through 1841. In 1847 he owned 180 acres of land.

      Thomas was a farmer. The 1850 Agricultural Census shows Thomas owned 60 acres improved land and 122 acres unimproved land with total value of $600. He owned 3 horses; 3 milk cows; 2 oxen; 7 other cattle; 15 sheep; and 40 hogs with value of $341. His farm produce was 20 bushels of wheat; 400 bushels of corn; 100 bushels of oats; 8 pounds of wool; 10 bushels irish potatoes; and 10 bushels sweet potatotes; and 25 pounds of butter. In 1860 Thomas owned 50 acres improved land and 50 acres unimproved land with total value of $700. He owned 3 horses; 2 milk cows; 2 oxen; 1 other cattle; 10 sheep; and 20 hogs. His farm produced 5 bushels of wheat; 250 bushels of corn; 100 pounds tobacco; 20 pounds wool; 1 bushel of peas and beans; 20 bushels of Irish and sweet potatoes; 104 pounds of butter; and 12 gallons molasses. In 1870 Thomas owned 45 acres improved land and 105 unimproved land with total value of $800. He owned one horse; 2 milk cows; 2 oxen; 7 sheep; and 10 hogs. His farm produced 18 bushels of winter wheat; 150 bushels of wheat; 15 pounds of wool; 5 bushels Irish potatoes; 20 bushel of sweet potatoes; five dollars worth of orchard produce; 100 pounds of butter; and 5 gallons of molasses.

      Thomas and his wife, Susan Jones, on 19 August 1879 deeded his land to his grandsons, Zachariah and William Montgomery, for supporting him in his old age.8 Sarah, the mother of Zachariah and William Montgomery, is the only one of Thomas’ children identified in the records. One of the problems is that Thomas lived longer than some of his children. We are able, however, through family tradition, naming patterns, and associations to identify several others in census records. We feel that Thomas in naming his children followed a distinct pattern in naming children after members of his family. He named a son John R. after his grandfather, John Rogers, and daughter Anna, after his mother Ann. He named a son ,Ebenezer, after his father and brother. His sons, Prettyman and Zachariah, were named after his brothers, and daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Sarah,after sister-in-laws. When you compare the children as listed they fit the 1820, 1830 and 1840 White County, Tennessee with the exception that in 1830 census there was an additional son born 1810-1815. Children:9
      + 4661. (i) JOHN R.7 JONES b 14 Jan 1810 White Co., TN m1st Matilda Dildline m2nd Sarah Swift.
      + 4662. (ii) REBECCA7 JONES b ca 1814 White Co., TN m William McGarr.
      + 4663. (iii) PRETTYMAN7 JONES b ca 1815 TN d aft 1834 and bef 1850 White Co., TN.
      + 4664. (iv) ANNA7 JONES b ca 1819 White Co., TN m Aaron Young.
      + 4665. (v) SARAH7 JONES b ca 1821 White Co., TN m William Montgomery.
      + 4666. (vi) ZACHARIAH7 JONES b ca 1822 White Co., TN m Mary Bennett.
      + 4667. (vii) ELIZABETH7 JONES b ca 1825 White Co., TN m Leonidas Bennett.
      + 4668. (viii) EBENEZER7 JONES Jr b 12 Dec 1826 White Co., TN m Sarah Jane Roberts.
      + 4669. (ix) WILLIAM J. 7 JONES b ca 1827 White Co., TN m Mary Ann Little.
      + 4670. (x) MATILDA7 JONES b ca 1832 White Co., TN m 11 Jan 1862 White Co., TN Robert Gamble.
      + 4671. (xi) MARY JANE7 JONES b ca 1834 White Co., TN m John Davis.
      + 4672. (xii) MARGARET7 JONES b ca 1835 White Co., TN m William P. Davis.
      + 4673. (xiii) RILEY M. 7 JONES b ca 1838 White Co., TN.

      END NOTES:

      1. There are questions about the age of Thomas in the several censuses’ he gave different ages. In 1850 age 62; 1860 age 75; 1870 age 83; and 1880 age 95. He was also confused in his pension application for his War of 1812 service, pension 18100. In his affidavits he gave different ages on 15 Nov 1850 age 62; 30 Mar 1855 age 68; and 31 Mar 1871 age 85. Using census and pension records we have range of birth from 1785 to 1788. In pension application he stated the name of his second wife as Susanah Pirtle and that she had been previously married to a Hooper and Duncan. W. M. Montgomery in Civil War Questionaire’s stated his father was William Montgomery, and that his mother was Sallie Jones and grandfather was Thomas Jones. See "The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionaires" compiled by Gustavus Dyer and John Trotwood Moore, Southern Historical Press, Inc., Easley, SC., p 1560.
      2. Pension record #18100, U S Archives, Washington, DC.
      3. Record Group 50, Early Tennessee Land Records Roll 29, Vol. 20,p 405 and Book K p 330, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      3a. White Co., TN Deed BK G p 237, microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      4. Record Group 50, Early Tennessee Land Records, White Co., TN Surveys Book 7 p 258, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      5. White Co., TN Deed Book M p 193, microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      6. White Co., TN Deed Book K p 83, microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      6a. White Co., TN Deed Book K p 72, microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      7. Mountain District Survey #5262, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      7a. White Co., TN Deed Book C, microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      8. White Co., TN Deed BK 26 p 318, microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, TN.
      9. Three children are not specifically identified through family tradition. Those three are Anna, wife of Aaron Young, Rebecca, wife of William McGarr, and Ebenezer Jones. Young descendants state that Anna was a Jones, and we believe she was the daughter of Thomas as Aaron Young was the son of John Young who sold land on Cedar Creek to Thomas Jones. Also it appears from the deeds that John Young lived next to Thomas Jones, and it is only logical that a boy and girl next door would marry. Descendants of Rebecca McGarr state that she was a Jones and was related to Thomas Jones Jr. Since Thomas, Jr’s siblings are identified in the records the only way she could be related is as a cousin. Since her descendants state she is buried at New Hope Cemetery in White Co., TN where Thomas Sr and his other descendants are buried we assume she is a dau of Thomas Sr. Ebenezer in his Mexican War pension application states that he was born in White Co., TN. He later lived in Warren Co., TN at the same time as Ebenezer son of Ebenezer Jones brother of Thomas Sr. Ebenezer son of Ebenezer Jones is identified, as his father is living with with him on the 1850 Warren Co., TN census. Also Ebenezer son of Ebenezer Jones has many associations with Ebenezer’s other son H. M. Jones. We also know that Zachariah Jones did not have a son Ebenezer from the records, so it is obvious that Ebenezer the Mexican War veteran was the son of Thomas Jones, Sr.

      end of biography
    • Birth: 1788
      Surry County
      North Carolina, USA
      Death: Feb. 14, 1883
      Peeled Chestnut
      White County
      Tennessee, USA

      Family links:
      Ebenezer Jones (1746 - 1796)

      Susan Montgomery Jones (1795 - 1853)*

      John Russell Jones (1808 - 1884)*
      Rebecca Jones McGar (1814 - 1894)*
      Zachariah Jones (1822 - 1914)*
      William J Jones (1828 - 1905)*
      Mary Jane Jones Davis (1834 - 1926)*

      *Calculated relationship

      New Hope Cemetery
      White County
      Tennessee, USA

      Created by: Ken Ellis
      Record added: Oct 17, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 60219634

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10994] "Thomas Jones", Cemetery Profile,

    2. [S10993] "Ebenezer Jones", Cemetery Profile,, revisited, retrieved.

    3. [S11001] "Ebenezer Jones (1746 - 1796)", Biography,, retrieved, recorded & uploaded to.