Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameLewis Milton Jones , GGG Uncle
Birth23 Jun 1790, Rowan Co NC
Death21 Jun 1865, Center, TX Age: 74
BurialSmith-Jones Cemetery, near Center, Shelby, TX395
FatherEbenezer Jones (1763-1862)
MotherMary Wroten (1762-1829)
BirthVincennes, Knox Co IN396
Deathbef early 1818
Marriage12 Jan 1815366,397
Birth14 Feb 1801, Knox County,IN367,396
Death25 May 1833367 Age: 32
BurialOld City Cemetery, Washington, IN367
FatherJames Brown (-1823)
MotherAnne Lamb (-1823)
Marriage21 Apr 1818366,397
ChildrenAlfred (1819-1902)
 Elizabeth Ann (1820-)
 Wilson (1821-1864)
 Hardy (1824-1897)
 Nancy (1827-)
 Mariah (1829-1860)
 Margaret (Twin) (1831-1834)
 Eli (Twin) (1831-)
Birth16 Jan 1803, Virginia
Death17 May 1871395 Age: 68
BurialSmith-Jones Cemetery, near Center, Shelby, TX395
Marriage18 Nov 1833, Daviess Co IN366
ChildrenPleasant Louis (1835-1920)
 William Enoch (1837-1929)
 Robert Milton (1840-)
 Texanna (1842-)
 Henry (1844-)
Notes for Lewis Milton Jones
Lewis Jones moved from North Carolina to South Carolina and later joined his father and mother in Indiana.387

According to Jesse M. Jones,181 “During the year of 1840, Lewis Jones and his wife Rebecca (Raper-McDonald) Jones decided to migrate to Texas with four of their children, Maria and Hardy Jones, children by his second marriage to Anny (Brown) Jones; Pleasant Louis and William Enoch Jones, children by his third marriage to Rebecca (Raper-McDonald) Jones and his sister and her husband and several of their 13 children. The migration of these two families took several months and they arrived in the early part of 1841 after traveling about 1500 miles in Shelby County, TX. Joseph and Anna (Jones) Hobbs, Jr., were on their way to claim land in Bexar Co, TX, which was given to Joseph Hobbs, Jr., as a Bounty for Land for Military Services in the War of 1812 in Indiana. Joseph and Anna had a son William Preston Hobbs who remained with the Lewis Jones family in Shelby County TX to study to be a Methodist minister and was listed as staying and studying in the home of Lewis Jones (Louis Jones) in the 1850 US Census of Shelby Co TX. The reason Lewis Jones made the migration trip to Shelby County was good cheap land in Texas and a “money panic” was coming to that part of Indiana.
Notes for Lewis Milton Jones
The family bible lists his name as LEWIS. He was married as Lewis, he served in the Indiana Legislature as Lewis, he purchased and sold much property around Washington IN as Lewis. After 1841, when he moved to Texas, he retired from public life and came to be known as either Lewis or Louis. The present day family in Texas call him Louis.

In about 1810 when the family property was sold, Lewis went to South Carolina to live with and help his older brother, William. Lewis and William's family ( William married ?) migrated in a wagon train to join their parents in 1812 but difficulties caused William's family to stop in Kentucky while Louis continued the journey.398 [Note that there is strong census evidence that William Jones, brother of Lewis, died as a child. The William Jones who lived in South Carolina in the early 1800s was not the brother of Lewis Jones.]
Notes for Rebecca (Spouse 3)
Her name is also given as Rebecca McDonald Raper by one source,365 who says “I have been to this cemetery and saw the graves of Lewis and Rebecca.”

Her name is given as “Raper-McDonald” by Jesse M. Jones.181
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