Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameAsa Jones 4589, GGGG Uncle
Birth1787, GA
Deathaft 1880 Age: 93
FatherNathan Jones (ca1740-1808)
MotherCourtney Bell (ca1745-ca1810)
Birth1791, Elbert Co GA
Death28 Jan 1875, Shelby Co AL Age: 84
Marriage10 Jun 1808, Elbert Co GA1426
ChildrenLarkin (1809->1880)
 Nathan Olious (1814-1872)
 Martin (1816-1846)
 Sanders (1816-1890)
 Rebecca (1817-)
 John C. (1826-1863)
 Martha (1833-)
 Francis (1837-)
Notes for Asa Jones
Asa Jones was born in 1787 in Georgia to Nathan Jones and Courtney Bell. The will of Nathan Jones names Asa as his son.

He married Martha Butler on June 10th of 1808 in Elbert County, Georgia.

He served in the War of 1812. His 50 page Pension Record does not list his children but Larkin Jones is mentioned numerous times, along with Jasper Butler and James Butler. This record states that after the war, he returned to Elbert County, Georgia.

There is an Asa Jones that appears in the District 414 Habersham, Georgia Census but I have not been able to determine if this is the same man.

Asa Jones appears in the 1815 Elbert County, Georgia Property Tax Record.

Asa Jones patented two parcels of land in Shelby County, Alabama. The first on October 14th of 1834 and the second on April 1st of 1837.

He appears in the 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1870 and 1880 Shelby County, Alabama Census records.

He is listed as a voter in Shelby County, Alabama in 1867.

1850 Census of Shelby Co AL

Household Members Age

Asa Jones 63

Martha Jones 59

John Jones 24

Martha Jones 17

Francis Jones 13 female

1870 Census of Shelby Co AL

Household Members Age

Martha L Jones 41

Sarah E Jones 16

Millar J Jones 15

Lettie C Jones 14

Milton B Jones 13

Jessie P Jones 11

Zilpha Jones 10

Marion A Jones 9

Westly C Jones 7

Acy Jones 83

Martha Jones 76

1880 Census of Shelby Co AL

Household Members Age Relationship

Larkin Jones 71 Self (Head)

Jane E. Jones 58 Wife

Lucey Jones 22 Daughter

Sarah Jones 20 Daughter

James Jones 17 Son

Millie Jones 14 Daughter

Acey Jones 92 Father
Notes for Martha (Spouse 1)
Martha Butler was born in Elbert County, Georgia in 1791 to James Butler and Sarah Christopher.

She married Asa Jones on June 10th of 1808 in Elbert County, Georgia. The War of 1812 Pension Record for Asa Jones states that their date of marriage was June 9th of 1807.

Asa Jones served in the War of 1812 under Captain Dunston Blackwell's Co. Georgia Militia and received a pension for his service.

Nathan Olious Jones was born in Georgia in 1814.

Martin Jones was born on May 16th of 1816 according to bible records. He married Keziah Busby.

Rebecca Jones was born 1817 in Alabama, so the family must have relocated to Alabama before this time. She married John A. Busby, a brother of Keziah Busby.

Autosomal DNA suggests that descendants of Martin Jones are related to Nathan Olious Jones as well as descendants of William Ozley and Sarah Butler. For these reasons I have decided to connect these memorials with the hope that it will assist other researchers of this line. While the paper trail remains inconclusive, it is my hope that the appropriate male descendants can be located and tested to substantiate this lineage.

Online genealogies list a Sanders Jones, born 1816, who married Judy Ann Street as a child of this couple, which could not be true, as Sanders Jones was born in South Carolina in 1816, where the family was not located.
See below note.

Martha Jones appears in the 1850 Shelby County, Alabama Census with her husband, Asa Jones and three of their children. John Jones, born 1826 in Alabama, Martha Jones, born 1833 in Alabama and Francis Jones, born 1837 in Alabama.

The date of death for Martha Jones comes from the War of 1812 Pension Record for her husband, Asa Jones.

Note added by Clayton Heathcock, 27 December 2021:
On the other hand, Sanders Jones did marry Judea Ann Street in Shalby Co AL on 2 Dec 1841. Sanders and Judy and their children are listed in Shelby Co AL in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Furthermore, Asa Jones married Martha Butler in Elbert Co GA in 1808 and they still lived in Elbert Co as late as 1815. Elbert Co was close to the South Carolina border and ther appears to have been a lot of interaction between residents of Elbert Co GA and Abbeville Co SC.4591 So it is not out of the question that Sanders Jones could have been born in South Carolina.

Census records strengthen my opinion that Sanders Jones was indeed a son of Asa Jones. For example, in the 1860 census of Shelby Co AL shows Sanders and his family as next-door neighbors of Nathan Jones, his putative brother. Nathan is recorded as being born in GA in 1814 and Sanders in SC in 1816.

The 1870 census of Shelby Co records Larkin Jones (age 61, b GA, Beat 13, family #42) as a close neighbor of Martha Jones (age 45, b AL, family #38) and parents Acy and Martha (age 83 and 76, both b GA). Also in this census we find Sanders Jones (age 54, b SC, family #85) listed as next-door neighbor of Lewis Jones (age 55, b SC, family #84).
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