Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJohn Jones Sr. , 5G Grandfather
Birthbef 1720
Death9 Jun 1781, Wrightsborough Township, Psh of St. Pauls, GA460,461 Age: 61
Spouses
1Martha Mary Davis , 5G Grandmother
Birth1724, North Carolina
Death9 Oct 1802, Wrightsborough Township, Psh of St. Pauls, GA460 Age: 78
Marriageca 1739
ChildrenRichard (ca1738-)
 Ann (ca1739-)
 Nathan (ca1740-1808)
 Margaret (ca1744-1825)
 Phillipina (1744-1816)
 John (ca1746-)
 Jonathan (1748-)
 Mary (ca1752-1817)
 James (ca1756-)
Notes for John Jones Sr.
The Jones family were Quakers and belonged to the Exeter Monthly Meeting in Berks Co PA. John and his wife Mary received membership in 28 Jan 1751. Two years later, on 26 Jul 1753, John and Mary and their children were granted a certificate to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, in Orange Co NC. They were received there on 6 Oct 1753.462 On 4 Feb 1769, John and his family were granted a certificate to the Fredericksburg Monthly Meeting, in SC.463 They continued south to Georgia in the 1779463 when the General Assembly of Georgia granted a tract of 40,000 acres to the Quakers for the purpose of establishing a community. The new town of Wrightsborough was located in Columbia County on Town Creek, sixteen miles from Appling. John Jones and his family attended the first meeting of the Wrightsborough Meeting on 3 December 1774.84,464

It is said that while in South Carolina, John Jones was the original proprietor of the town of Newberry, SC.464

John Jones Sr. was a soldier in the American Revolution. He served in South Carolina and received bounty land for his services in Georgia, upon certificate of Colonel Lee.465

John Jones Sr., of Wrightsborough Township, Parish of St. Paul's, Province of Georgia, made his will on 1 Jan 1781. It was probated on 28 Jan 1783. The witnesses were John Stubbs, Nathaniel Jackson, and Susanna Butler. He named his friend Daniel Williams and his wife Mary as executors. The will explicitly mentions the following children:466,467

Oldest son Richard Jones
Daughter Ann Brown
Daughter Philipino Stanfield
Daughter Margaret Day
Son James Jones “Weak in his sense and not capable to manage the affairs of this life to advantage”
Son Johathan Jones
Son Nathan Jones
Son John Jones
Daughter Mary Anglen
Wife Mary Jones
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