Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameMartha Jones
Death1 Sep 1878, Shelby Co AL Age: 52
Birth1826, Shelby Co AL
Death15 May 1863, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co TN Age: 37
FatherAsa Jones (1787->1880)
MotherMartha Butler (1791-1875)
Marriage5 Dec 1852, Shelby Co AL
ChildrenSarah E. (1854-)
 Millar J. (1855-)
 Lettie C. (1856-)
 Milton B. (1857-)
 Jessie P. (1859-)
 Zelphia Jane (1860-1949)
 Marion A. (1861-)
 Westly C. (1863-)
Notes for Martha Jones
In her marriage record she is called Martha C. Jones.4593 However, on some family history web sites she is called Martha L. Mallard; eg4594. Apparently this information comes from the Alabama Death Record of one of her daughters, Zelphia Jane Garrett, which records the name of Zelphia’s parents as John Jones and Martha Mallard.4595

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


Died on Sunday September 1st at her residence near Camp Branch Church, in this county of typhoid fever, Mrs Martha Jones, widow of John Jones, who was a son ot Asa Jones, in the 52nd year of her age. The subject of this notice was married in 1853, and left a widow with eight children, all under ten years ot age in 1863, by the misfortunes of war, as her husband contracted tho disease witch terminated his life by exposure incident to the soldier’s life, with scarcely any means lor the support of herself and family. By industry and economy she reared her children and gave them some educational advantages. She was a faithful and consistent christian, a member of the Methodist church, an affectionate mother, a kind neighbor, and a steadfast friend. During her long illness of four weeks, she did not murmur or complain, but rejoiced in that Savior wlio makes the "dying bed as soft as downy pillows are.” As a christian she lived, and as a christian she died, havling a full assurance of her acceptance with God, and only regretting leavoing her children behind. Thus passed away one of the earth’s heroines, a model mother and christian. Let her memory be sacredly cherished.
Notes for John C. (Spouse 1)
1850 Census of Shelby Co AL
Household Members Age

Asa Jones 63
Martha Jones 59
John Jones 24
Martha Jones 17
Francis Jones 13
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