Thomas Jones, Jr.

Male 1724 - 1798  (74 years)

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  • Name Thomas Jones 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1724  Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Planter  [3
    Also Known As William Thomas Jones  [3, 4
    Died 1798  Sussex County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Person ID I48592  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 

    Father Ebenezer Jones,   b. 1692, Sussex County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1767, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Hannah Kenney,   b. (Sussex County, Delaware) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1720  [2
    Family ID F19242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Prettyman 
    Married 25 May 1749  Sussex County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
     1. 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)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F17930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1724 - Somerset County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 May 1749 - Sussex County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1798 - Sussex County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Thomas Jones Jr.
      Born 1724 in Somerset, Maryland
      ANCESTORS ancestors
      Son of Ebenezer Jones and Hannah (Kenney) Jones
      Brother of Thomas Jones Jr., Martha Jones, Ann Jones, Zachariah Jones, Bridget Jones, Ann Jones, Agnes Jones and Lavinia (Jones) Prettyman
      Husband of Elizabeth (Prettyman) Jones married 25 May 1749 in Sussex, Delaware
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of Ebenezer Jones, Ann (Jones) Short and Thomas Jones
      Died 1798 in Sussex, Delaware, United Statesmap
      Profile manager: Gerald Jones Find Relationship private message [send private message]
      Jones-64590 created 8 Feb 2018 | Last modified 31 Jul 2018 | Last tracked change:
      31 Jul 2018
      17:01: Gerald Jones removed Comfort (Jones) Harvey as a child of William Jones Jr.. [Thank Gerald for this]
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      Categories: Maryland Colony | US Southern Colonies Project | Maryland | Province of Maryland | Southern Pioneers | US Southern Colonist.

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      William Thomas Jones Jr. was born in 1724 in Somerset Co., MD. He married Elizabeth Prettyman about 1745, daughter of John Prettyman. She was born Abt. 1726 in Sussex Co., PA, and died Bef. 1795 in Sussex Co., DE.

      William Jones Jr. was a US Southern Colonist.
      Research Notes

      We believe that Thomas only had one wife, and that was Elizabeth (Betty) Prettyman. We have only found three references to her. The first is in the will of her father, John Prettyman, on 21 April 1745. In that will she is listed as Elizabeth Prettyman, and she must have married shortly after the will was made. The lifestyle of Thomas and Elizabeth was probably very much like that of Thomas's parents in that they lived on a farm, and all of their food would have been raised on the farm. They would have had cattle and hogs for their meat, and probably grew corn and wheat for their bread. They would have had a garden in which they grew a variety of vegetables. They would have had sheep for wool clothing, and would have grown flax for linen. Since Thomas owned slaves, and Elizabeth had inherited two female slaves from her father; they would have had the slaves to help with the farm and household chores. Elizabeth or the slaves would have spun the wool and flax to make thread for cloth. Then she or the female slaves would have made all the clothing for the family. It is obvious from Thomas's will that he owned a horse to ride, and his wife had a horse to ride as she owned a side saddle. Notes for ELIZABETH PRETTYMAN: b. Sussex Co., PA (DE) Children of WILLIAM JONES and ELIZABETH PRETTYMAN are: 5. i. EBENEZER5 JONES, b. January 03, 1745/46, Indian River, Sussex, Delaware or Worcester Co., MD; d. December 26, 1796, Blount Co., TN. ii. ANN JONES, b. Abt. 1747, Worcester Co., MD. Notes for ANN JONES: b. ca 1747/8 She apparently died young as no other record of her was found after she was baptised at St. Georges. iii. MILES JONES, b. Abt. 1752, Worcester Co., MD; m. SCARBOROUGH HARRIS. iv. THOMAS JONES, b. Abt. 1754, Worcester Co., MD; m. MARY. 6. v. ELIZABETH JONES, b. Abt. 1756, Worcester Co., MD. vi. NANCY JONES, m. WINGATE SHORT. Notes for NANCY JONES: b bet 1755-1774 Worcester Co., MD. Notes for WILLIAM THOMAS JR. JONES: Thomas appears to have been born and lived all his life on the family farm "Peppers Choice" located on Sheeppen Branch. We first find him on the 1740 tax list of Somerset County, Maryland. The next record of him is when his son, Ebenezer, was baptised at St. Georges Protestant Episopal Chapel, and the church records list Ebenezer as born 3 January 1746/7. We do not know when the Joneses first started attending St. Georges, but they may have been attending for several years, as Thomas's father's first cousin, Parker Aliff, did attend. The Prettyman family had a long association with St. George's. St. George's is located in the Angola Neck area and Love Branch area in Sussex County, and is presently about seven miles northwest of Millsboro between Millsboro and Lewes. Land for St. George's was donated in 1706, and a log church was built that year. The church is still in existence, with a modern brick building surrounded by the gravestones of Burtons, Prettymans, etc. The oldest tombstone at St. George's is the tombstone of Thomas Prettyman, Esquire, brother of Elizabeth Prettyman Jones. Thomas Jones was a farmer, and was sometimes described as a "Planter" in the records. "Planter" at this time meant the owner of a plantation, but we should not confuse this plantation with the large southern type plantation. The term "Planter" seemed to imply that his landholdings put him in a social class above that of the small farmer or "Yeoman" farmer. By his landholdings Thomas would seem to qualify for the title "Planter". As his father's heir at law) he inherited all of his father's land which included 150 acres of "Good Hope", 96 acres of "Jones Neck", and 150 acres of "Peppers Choice". D. Mitchell Jones

      4. WILLIAM THOMAS JR.4 JONES (EBENEZER3 , THOMAS2 , WILLIAM1 ) was born Abt. 1724 in Somerset Co., MD, and died Abt. 1798 in Sussex Co., DE. He married ELIZABETH PRETTYMAN Abt. 1745, daughter of JOHN PRETTYMAN. She was born Abt. 1726 in Sussex Co., PA, and died Bef. 1795 in Sussex Co., DE. [1]

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    • William Thomas Jones
      BIRTH 1724
      Somerset County, Maryland, USA
      DEATH 1798 (aged 7374)
      Maryland, USA
      BURIAL Unknown
      MEMORIAL ID 86531911 View Source

      Planter on his families farm, "Pepper's Choice".
      Married Elizabeth Prettyman in 1745.

      Family Members
      Ebenezer Jones

      Ebenezer Jones

  • Sources 
    1. [S10993] "Ebenezer Jones", Cemetery Profile,, revisited, retrieved.

    2. [S12354] "Ebenezer Jones", Cemetery Profile,, abstracted by David A.

    3. [S12356] "William Thomas Jones", Cemetery Profile,, abstracted.

    4. [S13116] "William Thomas Jones Jr. (1724 - 1798)", Biography, Pedigree & Registry,, abs.

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