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DESCENDANTS

OF

JACOB S. AND MARY MAGDALENE RODNEY JONES

OF

LOWER SUSSEX COUNTY, DEIAWARE

Ca 1750-1978

written by

Pauline Jones Mills

and

Walter H. Jones

 

 

Family charts drawn by Walter H. Jones

Indexed by Walter H. Jones

 

Completed Jan., 1979

 

The Anundsen Publishing Co.

Decorah, Iowa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREFACE

 

In this book I have endeavored to list all the descendants of Jacob S. and Mary Magdalene Rodney Jones, of which there are 1606 thus far and growing. Jacob and Mary lived in Lower Sussex County, Delaware before the signing of the Declaration of independence in 1776 and had nine children.

Much preliminary work was done by Pauline Jones Mills, historian of the Jones Family Assn., and in an effort to bring the records up-to-date over 100 letters were written by me requesting information. Families were asked for their personal release of the information they provided for the book. If any families were missed it was purely coincidental in as much as there is no intent to defraud, detract or add to the facts pertaining to the Jones Family records. It was a tremendous and overwhelming task. At times I wanted to stop but I felt a printed family record was needed so I continued. I asked relatives for information pertaining to their ancestors, themselves and their children regarding 'births, marriages, education, deaths, burials and addresses of children and other relatives. Many family Bibles were utilized.

There were many long visits to investigate the public records at the Delaware State Archives, Hall of Records in Dover, Delaware and at the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore, Md. I have spent considerable time at the U. S. Military ocean Terminal Federal Archives Center checking the Federal Census records and to Rutgers-the State University Library in New Brunswick, New Jersey to research the many volumes of the Maryland Historical Magazine and the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. In an effort to present this information in its present form I enrolled in two Genealogy courses given at Brookdale Community College.

Every effort was made to print the complete correct data but since it was impossible to recheck all dates sent to me that was in conflict with the record we had on hand a choice had to be made.

I am grateful to my son, Douglas, for joining Boy Scouts and having attained the rank of Eagle. In so doing he had fulfilled the requirements of the Genealogy merit badge which had started me on this long venture. I would like to express my gratitude to all the families which have provided me with information. I am grateful to my wife, Mary and my son and daughter, Douglas and Kendee, for the assistance they gave me throughout the compiling, researching, indexing and typing of this book.

I am particularly appreciative of my uncle, Rev. Charles E. Jones for his guidance, suggestions and his willingness to help during the research. He gave freely many hours of proofreading of this manuscript.

This is purely a book of my love for the descendants of Jacob and Mary Jones and a desire to have a record for them to hand down to their children. Authorization for the printing of this record was given at the Jones family reunion on October 7, 1978. It is hoped that the book will be a useful and helpful aide for you.,

Thank you.

Walter H. Jones

26 Edgewater Drive

Matawan, New Jersey

07747

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACOB S. JONES

 

Jacob S. Jones and his wife, Mary Magdalene Rodney, settled in Lower Sussex County, Delaware prior to the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This bit of history has been handed down from generation to generation.

At the first Jones family reunion on Oct. 8, 1949 Rev. Ralph C. Jones gave a historical background of the Jones family. He stated that in all probability the Jones family came over to this country from Wales and other areas of the British Isles. The Welch people came over in the year 1607. The settlers of that period came up the Chesapeake Bay using the Pocomoke River to sail as far north as they could. In 1615 to 1700 the old Pocomoke River was navigable to the Maryland and Delaware lines. Those who settled near the mouth of the river were the first settlers.

The southwestern section of Lower Sussex County in Delaware near the boundary line with Maryland was known as the Broad Creek Hundred. The first tract of which there is record in this area is one to William Green for 2500 acres, granted in the year 1680 and located west of the road from Laurel to Seaford and running to within a 'few hundred yards of Bethel.

Sometime about 1700 some Jones families traveled north across the state line as it now exists into Del. The Nanticoke Indians were numerous in this vicinity and in order to aid immigration and furnish the Indians a permanent home, the General Assembly of Maryland in 1717 passed an act directing George Gale, Samuel Worthington and Charles Ballard to lay out tracts for a reservation for the Nanticokes. The commissioners selected as a site this tract and one of 500 acres on the south side, upon which the town of Laurel now stands. The land passed on Dec. 4, 1717, the consideration paid Green being 50,000 pounds of tobacco. The Indians occupied the land for many years and built a harbor on the farm now owned by Levin Hitch.

There were very few settlements made in the Broad Creek Hundred prior to 1730 and those mainly on the streams in the southwestern section. The land was very fertile and our forefathers probably found it to be a good place for farming and they made a good living. They came from Maryland and Virginia. This could be the area where the Jones family settled.

As early as 1681 the Penns, proprietors of Pennsylvania, quarreled with the proprietors of

Maryland, the Calverts, lords Baltimore, over the boundary line. They agreed to have the line resurveyed in 1763. The division line was named Mason and Dixon's line after the two astronomers who did the surveying, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. Prior to the settlement of the division line in 1767 the Penns never exercised their authority in this hundred.

By an act of May 24, 1768, the Indians in the area were moved further west and the State of Maryland authorized William Allen, Levin Gale and Henry Steele to sell the land.

There does not appear of record any mention of any land granted by the Penns prior to 1776. In that year large numbers emigrated from the upper part of the State and from Pennsylvania. Our ancestors were not part of this group. The Jones family had settled on land now in Delaware, formerly in Somerset County, Maryland, prior to the settlement of the boundary line.

However, on May 20, 1776, Jacob Jones obtained a warrant for 45 acres of land known as "Whittenton's Folly" on the west side of Gum Swamp in Little Creek Hundred of lower Sussex Cty., Del., signed by Wm. Penn. This hundred is adjacent to the Broad Creek Hundred.

The assessment list of Broad Creek Hundred for the year 1785 lists Jacob Jones and Nehemiah Jones. It is possible that they were brothers but there is no proof to this relationship.

The reconstructed 1790 census of Delaware for the Broad Creek Hundred of Sussex County lists Jacub Jones and Nehemiah Jones. The 1800 census of Broad Creek Hundred as published by Gerald and Doris Ollar Maddox, 1964, lists only heads of households and shows Jacob Jones living with two males and one female under 10 years of age, one male between 16/26 and 1 female, 26/45.

Tradition has it that there have been six generations with the name Jacob Jones. We have record of three generations. The Jacob Jones who was born around 1750 and settled in Delaware was married to Mary Magdalene Rodney. His son, Jacob, was born 1785 and was married to Love Cannon Melson. His son, Jacob, was born 1844 and was married to Julia A. Magee Phillips, first and Sarah Eleanor James Worrington, second. Jacob had no sons named Jacob by Julia or Sarah.

The earliest records we have is a Bible printed in 1832 with the inscription "Jacob Jones Family Bible" in which there is record of Jacob Jones, born Sept. 24, 1785, son of Jacob S. and Mary Jones. This Bible is in the possession of Pauline Jones Mills; a copy of the births, marriages and deaths are on file with the Delaware State Archives.

Another son of Jacob S. and Mary Jones was Jeremiah, born June 12, 1776. it is ascertained from this fact that Jacob & Mary Jones were most likely born around the year 1750.

Around 1826 Jacob was in a low state of health and therefore had his will prepared. It was dated Feb. 18, 1826 and was probated Jan. 30, 1828. He lists real estate property known as Peapatch field, Downes Luck and Noddlehead. His wife, Mary, predeceased him since there is no mention of her in the will. The final resting place for Jacob and Mary is not known.

From the interpretation of the will there is a probability of two more daughters, whose names

we do not know. One daughter was married to Collins and had sons, Peter and Joseph. Another daughter married Marvel and had four children, Prisilla, Aron, Nancy and Liza.

Another method of establishing relationships is by geographical location. On the Delaware census for 1850 there is a John and Sally Collins living in the Cedar Creek Hundred of lower Sussex Cty., Del. John was 70 years of age, a laborer and born in Del. Sally was 60 years of age and born in Del. This would establish her birth in the year 1790.

There is a Joseph A. Collins also living in lower Sussex Cty. Del. in the Nanticoke Hundred. He was a farmer with real estate valued at $1600. He was 40 years of age. This would place his birth in the year 1810. He was married to Hannah and had children Maria, Martha, Hannah, Nancy and Mary.

Therefore, Jacob and Mary Jones' daughter born in 1790 could be Sally Jones. She married John Collins around 1809 and had a son, Joseph, born in 1810.

In the Dagsboro Hundred of Sussex County, Delaware, Levina Marvel was living with her son, Aaron Marvel. She was 77 years of age and born in Delaware. Aaron was 44 years of age, a farmer with $1000 worth of real estate property. He was married to Julia A. Marvel and had children, Mille A. five years old; George, two years old and Aaron B, one month old.

Since Levina was 77 years of age in 1850, she would have been born in 1773 and her son, Aaron, would have been born in 1806. Aaron would have been around 20 years old at the time Jacob made his will. It would seem that he is the Aron mentioned in his grandfather's will and that Levina Marvel is the daughter of Jacob and Mary Jones.

Mentioned in Jacob's will is a grandson, Nathaniel Jones, to whom he bequeathed fifty cents. Jacob's son, Jacob, had a child by the name Nathaniel Wright Jones who would have been six at the time. There are no other Nathaniels of whom we have record unless William had children.

Other children of Jacob and Mary Jones mentioned in the will are:

2. Jeremiah Jones, refer to chapter on Jeremiah Jones

3. Sarah Jones

4. Isaac Jones

5. William Jones

6. Comfort Jones

7. Jacob Jones, refer to chapter on Jacob Jones

8. Rachael Jones

 

3. Sarah Jones, dau. of Jacob, 1, was baptized March 20, 1779 at the Lewes Delaware Pres'n Church

in the Indian River Creek Hundred of Lower Sussex County, Delaware. Rev. Joseph Brown Turner has done much research on the Jones families in this area and they are part of the records of the Delaware State Archives.

Sarah was not married and lived with her sister, Comfort, in the house which stood in front of Harry Stephen's house. According to the 1850 census they were living in the 11th subdivision of Sussex Cty., Del.

Sarah is not listed on the Delaware census for 1860, therefore, she died between 1850 and 1860. She is buried in back of the barn in an unmarked grave.

 

4. Isaac Jones, son of Jacob, 1, was married to Levinah. Her name is listed in Jacob's will.

There is on record a marriage of an Isaac Jones to Levinah Wingate on Dec. 23, 1794 in the Lewes Del. Presbtn Church records. This information is on file with the Delaware State Archives as part of the Rev. Jos. Brown Turner's private records.

They had five children, Isaac, Mihaley, Jeremiah, Burton and John. Sometime between 1816 and 1826 Isaac died and his father bequeathed a tract of land known as Peapatch field to Levinah for fifteen years to help her to raise her children. The children were each bequeathed twenty dollars as fast as they come of age.

Nothing has been recorded of Isaac's family but utilizing the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Federal Census for Delaware for lower Sussex Cty., we learn that John Jones was born 1816 in Delaware. He was a farmer living in the Broad Creek Hundred with real estate valued at @1500 in 1860 and $2000 in 1870. His personal property was valued at $600 in.1860 and $400 in 1870.

His wife, Elizabeth, was born 1816 in Maryland. They were married around 1839. Their first child, Nancy, was born 1840 in Delaware. She was still living with her parents in 1870. Their second dau., Lavinia, was born Oct. 15, 1846 in Delaware. She died Oct. 25, 1872 at the age of 26 years, 10 days and is buried at the Jacob Jones cemetery on the road between Lowes Crossroads and Gumboro, Del. Their third dau., Mary Ann, was born Sept. 1, 1851 in Del. and was not living at home in 1870.

Refer to page 144, 500. She most likely married Joseph Benjamin Jones. John and Elizabeth had no sons.

John died Dec. 2, 1876 at the age of 61 years, 27 days. This would place his birth on Nov. 5,

1815. Elizabeth died June 16, 1875 at the age of 59 years, 2 months, 2 days, which would place her date of birth on Apr. 14, 1816. They are buried in the Jacob Jones cemetery, therefore, John is most likely a relative. It seems as though he is the son of Isaac and Levinah Jones.

Another son, Burton Jones, was living in lower Sussex Cty. in the Dagsboro Hundred during the 1870's. His post office address was Millsboro, Del.

He was born 1812 in Delaware and was a house carpenter. His wife's name was Hetty. She was born 1839 in Maryland. They were married around 1862 since their first child, John M. was born 1863 in Maryland.

Their other children and their ages as of 1870 were James H., age 5 and born in Md.; Lavenia M., age 4 and born in Del.; Martha, age 2 and born in Del.; Burton, born Jan., 1870 in Del.

It would appear that Burton and John, living in the same geographical area and having birth dates around the same time, 1812 and 1816, are both sons of Isaac and Levinah Jones. The whereabouts of their other children, Jeremiah, Mihaley and Isaac, cannot be established at this time by using the census records6 We also do not know when Isaac and Levinah Jones died or where they are buried.

ch. 9. Burton Jones, see text above

10. John Jones, see text above

11. Jeremiah Jones, unk.

12. Mihaloy Jones, unk.

13. Isaac Jones, unk.

5. William Jones was the son of Jacob, 1. He was bequeathed "50 cents and no more" on his father's will dated Feb. 14, 1826.

It is possible that this is the same William Jones who married Ellen Rhodes Burton of Sussex County, Del. on Feb. 11, 1795. This information was part of the records of Rev. Turner on file with the Delaware State Archives.

6. Comfort Jones, dau. of Jacob, 1, was born March 11, 1783 in Del. She was single and lived with

her sister, Sarah, in the house that stood in front of Harry Stephen's house. She and her sister are listed on the 1850 Federal Delaware census as living in the 11th subdivision of Sussex Cty.

Her occupation was listed as "Weaver" on the 1860 census. She owned personal property valued at $100. She died Jan. 31, 1861 and her will was probated in Delaware on Feb. 7, 1861.

8. Rachael Jones, dau. of Jacob, l, was married to Timmons. She is mentioned in her father's will and was bequeathed fifty cents & no more. The will was dated Feb. 14, 1826 so we know she was living at that time. We do not know anymore of her family.

There were no grandchildren listed in Jacob's will, therefore, Rachael's children were either married or she had no children.

Aaron Timmons was living in the BroadCreek Hundred of Sussex County Delaware as of the 1920 census. He was listed as the head of the household and was 45 plus (born before 1775). His wife was also 45 plus. He had one boy 16-26 and one girl 16-26. They could have married before 1826 and therefore was not listed in their grandfather's will.

 

 

WILL OF WILLIAM RODNEY DATED DEC. 39 1767

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, WILLIAM RODNEY OF WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND PLANTER, BEING SICK AND WEAK IN BODY, BUT OF SOUND MIND, MEMORY AND UNDERSTANDING, DO THIS THIRD DAY OF DECEMBER AND IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN, MAKE AND PUBLISH THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN MANNER AND FORM FOLLOWING THAT IS TO SAY,

FIRST, I COMMEND MY SOUL INTO THE HANDS OF ALMIGHTY GOD WHO GAVE IT ME, AND MY BODY TO THE EARTH FROM WHENCE IT CAME, IN HOPES OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION THROUGH THE MERITS OF MY LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND AS FOR SUCH WORLDLY ESTATE WHERE WITH IT HATH PLEASED GOD TO BLESS ME WITH I DISPOSE THEREOF AS FOLLOWS

............. I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WELL BELOVED WIFE MARY RODNEY,

NINE MONTHS PROVISIONS WHICH IS NOT TO BE APPRAISED FOR THE FAMILY USE ALSO

ONE FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE, ONE RIDING MARE AND SIDE SADDLE TO HER, HER

HEIRS FOR EVER.

ITEM, I ALSO GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY AFORESAID WIFE MARY RODNEY, THE USE OF THE PLANTATION I NOW LIVE ON WITH ALL ITS HOUSING, ORCHARDS AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO BELONGING CALLED WHAT YOU PLEASE WITH ALL THE RESIDUE OF MY PERSONAL ESTATE DURING HER NATURAL LIFE AFTER HER DECEASE I WILL AND DEVISE THE SAID PLANTATION WITH ALL ITS ORCHARDS, HOUSING AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO BELONGING TO MY SON, WILLIAM RODNEY, TO HIM , HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOR EVER. AND ALSO THE REST AND RESIDUE OF MY PERSONAL ESTATE TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN MY THREE 'DAUGHTERS HEREAFTER NAMED, VIZ: MARY MAGDALENE JONES, LEAH SIMPLER. AND LYDIA RODNEY, TO THEM AND THEIR HEIRS FOR EVER.

ITEM, I LIKEWISE GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY SON WILLIAM RODNEY THE PLANTATION HE NOW LIVES ON, WITH ITS, HOUSING, ORCHARDS.AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO BELONGING BUTTED AND BOUNDED AS ... PATENT RECOURSE THEREUNTO BEING HAD TO HIM, HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOR EVER.

ITEM, I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY SON-IN-LAW THOMAS PRETTYMAN OF WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND, FOURTEEN ACRES AND A QUARTER OF LAND RESERVED OUT OF A PURCHASE OF FIFTY ACRES WHICH I PURCHASED FROM THE HEIRS OF GEORGE WALKER, THO. PRETTYMAN TO HIM, HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER.

ITEM, I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WELL BELOVED DAUGHTER, SUSANNAH MARVEL ONE SHILLING STERLING AND NO MORE.

ITEM, I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WELL BELOV.ED DAUGHTER, COMFORT MARVEL ONE SHILLING STERLING AND NO MORE.

AND LASTLY I DO HEREBY NOMINATE AND APPOINT MY WELL BELOVED WIFE, MARY RODNEY, OF WORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND, SOLE EXECUTOR OF THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT HEREBY etc.......

BASED ON THIS WILL IT IS BELIEVED THAT JACOB S. JONES DID MARRY MARY MAGDALENE RODNEY SOMETIME BEFORE DECEMBER 3, 1767 AND DID SETTLE IN LOWER SUSSEX COUNTY, -DELAWARE.

RATIONALE: THEIR SON, JEREMIAH JONES MARRIED ELIZABETH FURMAN AND NAMED ONE OF THEIR CHILDREN, MARY RODNEY JONES, AFTER HIS MOTHER'S MOTHER. MARY WAS KNOWN AS POLLY.

THEIR OTHER SON, JACOB JONES MARRIED LOVE CANNON MELSON AND NAMED ONE OF THEIR DAUGHTERS, MARY RODNEY JONES, USING THE FAMILY NAME OF RODNEY AS HER MIDDLE NAME. THIS WAS A COMMON PRACTICE.

 

 

 

 

JEREMIAH JONES

 

Jeremiah Jones, 2, son of Jacob, 1, was born June 12, 1776. He married Elizabeth Furman. She was born March 20, 1786. They lived in the Broad Creek Hundred of Sussex Cty., Del.

In 1811 he purchased two tracts of land known as "Double Trouble" and "Cherry Garden" situated in Worcester Cty., Maryland consisting of 38 acres in consideration of $100 from Edmond and Keziah Littleton.

Around 1828 Jeremiah's father died and bequeathed him one tract of land called "Downes's Luck" being 50 acres more or less and a right to part of a tract called "Noddlehead." On August 17, 1822 he purchased from Jonathan Fooks of Worcester Cty., Md. a tract of land called "Partnership" being 13 acres bordering land of Thomas West, William Jones and tract called "Double Trouble" for $10.

The 1840 Delaware census shows that Jeremiah lived in the Broad Creek Hundred. Living with him was one male 15-20 years old, Jacob; two females 20-30 years old, Polly and Unicy; and one female slave under 10.

On Sept. 24, 1844 he sold all lands to his son, John, for $10. All the land was located in Worcester Cty., "Double Trouble", "Cherry Garden", "Partnership", and "Downes Luck".

Elizabeth died Aug'. 25, 1839. On the 1850 Del. census Jeremiah's occupation was listed as a farmer. The real estate property which he owned was valued at $1000. He died Sept. 23, 1856. They are both buried at the Line Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery on the Delaware and Maryland boundary near Whitesville, Del.

ch. 14. Julia A. Jones, died as an infant and is buried at the Line Methodist

Episcopal Church cemetery*

15. Mary Rodney Jones known as Polly.

16. Jincy Spicer Jones

17. John Furman Jones was the first son

18. Unicy D. Jones

19. Rachael Jones

20. Jacob Reed Jones

15. Mary Rodney Jones, dau. of Jeremiah, 2, was called Polly. She was born Apr. 16, 1809 in Del.

She was unmarried. In 1850 she was living with her father in the llth subdivision section of Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex Cty., Del. She could not read or write.

After her father died in 1856 she lived with her brother, Jacob. On the1870 census she is listed as having real estate property valued at $240 and personal property at $100. Their post office address was Laurel,, Del.

Polly died March 16, 1885 and is buried at the Line Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery near Whitesville, Del.

16. Jincy Spicer Jones, dau. of Jeremiah, 2, was born in 1811 in Del. On Aug. 16, 1838 she married Handy B. Vincent in the Little Creek Hundred of Sussex Cty., Del.

On the 1860 census she was listed as a farmer with real estate valued at $700 and personal property, $200. Her son, Myers, was living with her in Laurel, Del. In 1870 the real estate was valued at $1200 and personal property, $300. She could not read or write. She died April, 1871.

ch. 22. Eliza Jane Vincent

23. Myers W. Vincent

17. John Furman Jones, son of Jeremiah, 2, was born Aug. 6, 1812 in Del. Around 1832 he married Nancy Bell Brittingham, dau. of John Brittingham and Sarah Bassett. born around 1808 in Maryland. On Sept. 24, 1844 John purchased 101 acres from his father, Jeremiah in consideration of $10. The tracts of land were known as "Double Trouble", "Cherry Garden", "Partnership", and "Downes's Luck."

John was a farmer in the Dennis Election District #5 of Wicomico Cty, Maryland. In 1870 the value of the real estate he owned was $1500 and personal property, $400. Nancy could not write. Sarah and Jacob were the only children living at home. Neither of them could read or write. Jacob worked on the farm. John J. Stevenson, age 12, also worked on the farm.

John gave each of his sons, except Jeremiah, a large piece of land on which to build a house. John and Nancy were living with their son Jacob and his family, in 1880. She died Nov. 9, 1880 of Typhoid fever. She is buried in the Jones graveyard north side of Purnell Crossing Rd.

During the blizzard of Jan. 1899 John developed a cold and died two weeks later on Feb. 8, 1899. His death certificate, which is on file with the Maryland Div. of Vital Statistics, shows the immediate cause of death was congestion of the lungs. The certificate listed that he died near Powellville, Wicomico Cty., Maryland; was a native of Wicomico Cty.; a retired farmer; white male; single; widower with five children living. He was buried in the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Md.

24. Jeremiah Bassett Jones

25. John Mordecai Jones

26. Archibald Hargis Jones

27. Sarah Mary Elizabeth Jones

28. Thomas Asbury Jones

29. Jacob Gillis Jones

30. Fannie Martha Jones

18. Jincy D. Jones, dau. of Jeremiah, 2, was born Sept. 27, 1815. On the 1850 Del. census it mentioned she could not read or write. unm. She died June 7, 1857 and is buried at the Line Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery near Whitesville, Del.

. Rachael Jones, dau. of Jeremiah, 2, was also known as Elizabeth. She was born Nov. 1825 in Del. She married Nathaniel Renattus King. He was called Natty. On the 1850 Del. census Nathaniel's age was listed as 32 years which would place his birth in 1818.

He was a farmer and lived in the Broad Creek Hundred of Sussex Cty., Del. The real estate property which they owned was valued at $400 in 1850. On the 1860 Del. census his occupation was listed as collector. The value of the real estate owned was $2000 and personal property, $200.

Nathaniel died sometime before 1900. Rachael was living at 521 Poplar St., Wilmington, Del., Wilmington Hundred of New Castle Cty. in 1900 with her niece, Clemmy Purnell. Her niece was born Dec. 1849 in Del. She had three lodgers living with her.

ch. 31. Mathias R. King

32. Mary Catherine King

. Phoebe J. King, born Jan. 18, 1859, married George W. Fleetwood. After 1870 they

lived at Concord Del. George was born 1848 in Del. In 1880 they lived in Frankford,

Del. Dagsboro Hundred. Their dau., Allace C., was born 1878. Living with them was

Mary A. C. King (sister-in-law) who was born in 1855.

1567. Rachael E. King, born 1841, not living at home in 1870

. Jacob Reed Jones, son of Jeremiah, 2, was the baby of the family. He was born May 9,1824 in Del. He was a farmer and was living in the Broad Creek Hundred of Sussex Cty., Del. in 18'70 with his sister, Mary (Polly). Their post office address was Laurel, Del. His real estate was valued at $1500 and personal property, $725.

He was unmarried and died Dec. 30, 1885. He is buried at the Line Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery near Whitesville, Del.

. Eliza Jane Vincent, dau. of Jincy, 16, was born Apr. 20, 1840 in Del. In July 1858 she married James Rodney Lecates. He was born Apr. 6, 1828 in Del. They lived in the Little Creek Hundred Sussex Cty , Del. Eliza's brother, Myers Vincent and grand dau. Verta Lecates lived with them in Delmar during 1900. James died Sept. 17, 1887 and Eliza died Dec. 15, 1914. They are buried at the Line ME Church.

34. Joseph Henry Lecates

35. James Handy Lecates

36. Jeremiah M. Lecates, born May 26, 1866; died May 17, 1869, buried at Line ME Church

37. Levinia Alice Lecates

38. Nancy Jane Lecates, listed as Jennie on the census

39. Eunice Elizabeth Lecates, listed as Mary E. on the census

40. Clara Belle Lecates

41. Hattie E. Lecates

23. Myers W. Vincent, son of Jincy, 16, was born July 2, 1842 in Del. In 1870 he was living in Laurel, Del., Little Creek Hundred of Sussex Cty., with his mother. He was a farmer and owned real estate valued at $1200 and personal property, $200.

Around 1872 he married Dora Dennis. She was born Feb. 2, 1848 in Del. They lived in Little Creek Hundred. Myers is listed as W. Vincent on the 1880 census. In 1900 Dora was living with her son, Herbert,, and Myers was living with his sister, Eliza Vincent Lecates. The census indicated Myers was married 25 years, therefore, they must have separated around 1897.

Myers died Nov. 12, 1910 and is buried at the Line Methodist Church cemetery near Whitesville, Del. Dora died Jan. 9, 1914.

42. Charles Handy Vincent

43. Henry 0. P. Vincent, b. Aug. 8, 1874 in Del., d. Jan. 16, 1923.

44. Bertha E. Vincent, b. Dec. 2, 1876 in Del., d. Oct. 28, 1931

45. Herbert Jeremiah Vincent was born Jan. 6, 1878 in Del. He married Fannie . She was born Aug. 1882 in Del. They lived in Milton, Broad Kiln Hundred of Sussex Cty., Del. in 1900. He died June 1, 1948.

46. Ella Nancy Vincent, b. May 16, 1879, d. Apr. 9, 1905

47. Carlton Elijah Vincent, born Mar. 26, 1882, lived with brother, Charles in 1900, died Sept. 26, 1914. He married Mrs. Worthington. Their son, Carlton Worthington Vincent was married and had a dau. Mary R. Vincent.

48 Effie M. Vincent was born Sept. 23, 1880 in Del. She married Charles Greene. He was born Oct. 11, 1878. They had a son, Granville M. Ruby, who died Feb. 15, 1945. Effie died March 9, 1958 and Charles died Nov. 27, 1958.

49. Alice M. Vincent was born Sept. 7, 1883, married McAnney. Alice died 4/7/1968

50. Durant Myran Vincent, listed as Myres on the 1900 census, was born Feb. 7, 1885 in Del. He lived with his brother, Herbert during 1900. Sometime after 1900 he married Ethel Prettyjohn Vincent. She was born Dec. 21, 1883.

24. Jeremiah Bassett Jones, son of John, 17, was known as Jerry. He was born Dec. 17, 1833 in Maryland. On Mar. 15, 1855 he was married to Mary Jane Pepper West, dau. of John West and Ellen Pepper by Rev. Jesse Green. She was born Mar. 5, 1835 in Del. The marriage certificate is on file with the Dover Hall of Records, Del. in Vol. 74, page 89; and Vol. 89, page 38. A written obligation for the marriage is also on file in Vol. 47, page 161. It reads:

Know all men by these presents, that we, Jeremiah B. Jones and John W. Smith., are held and firmly bound to the State of Del., in the sum of two hundred dollars, lawful money of the said State, to be paid to the said State of Del., to which

payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and each of us, jointly and severally, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents; sealed with our seals, and dated this 8th day of March in the yr. of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five. The condition of the above written Obligation is such, That if Jeremiah B. Jones, aforesaid, and Mary J. West may lawfully unite themselves in marriage, and if there be no legal objection to celebrating tire rites of marriage between them, then the said obligation shall be void, otherwise to be and remain in force.

The obligation is signed in their own hands, Jeremiah B. Jones and John W. Smith.

On Nov. 15, 1862 he was enlisted into the Civil War by Capt. Murphy for nine months and was temporarily attached to the 5th Regiment, Del. Infantry Volunteers. He was mustered in by Lt. Morgan in Smyrna, Del. on Nov. 22, 1862. The 5th Regiment was organized under Col. H. S. McComb to guard Wilmington Industries and prisoners at Ft. Delaware. There were 37 officers and 878 men.

He was mustered out from Company E., 6th Regiment at Smyrna, Del. on Aug. 22, 1863. His rank was private. The 6th Regiment was organized for special duty in Del. under Col. Edwin Wilmer. There were 36 officers and 837 men.

In 1870 Jeremiah lived in the Pittsburg Election District #4 of Wicomico Cty., Md. and owned real estate property valued at $1500 and personal property, $400. Wingate Workman, age 17, worked on the farm.

An early map of Md. dated around 1887 lists J. B. Jones as a patron of Wicomico Cty. He was a farmer having 109 acres and native of Wicomico Cty. since 1833 which is the year of his birth. His post office address was Pittsville, Md.

Mary Amanda Bailey, 1200, dau. of Marl,, Amanda Jones, 58, recalls her grandfather had the art of making molasses in a very huge container. She saw part of the process where two mules were hooked to a long pole and they walked around in a circle and squeezed out the juices.

Living with Jeremiah and Mary Jones on the farm during 1900 were their son, Jacob A.; dau., Nancy E. Lewis and her dau. Lydia E. Parker; and their son George's family, his wife, Martha and children, Herman, Mary Ethel, Ernest, Grace and Della. George was not at home.

Jeremiah died July 30, 1907 but there is no copy of his death certificate on file with Maryland or Delaware. Mary died Feb. 22, 1908. They are buried in the cemetery on Railroad Ave. and Poplar Neck Rd. in Pittsville, Maryland.

ch. 52. Nancy Ellen Jones

53. Eli Timothy Jones

54. Sallie Jane Jones

55. John William Jones

56. George Archible Jones

57. Martha Emily Jones

58. Mary Amanda Jones

59. Olevia Alice Jones

60. Jacob Asbury Pepper Jones

61. Ernest Isaac Jones

62. Charles Franklin Jones

Amanda Bailey Holland, 1200, has the family Bible of Jeremiah and Mary Jones.

25. John Mordecai Jones, son of John, 17, was called Mordecai. He was born Aug. 5, 1835 in Md. He married Sallie C. Bethards. She was born June 3, 1843 in Md. His father gave him a large piece of land on which to build a house. It still stands today. They lived in the Pittsburg Election District #4 of Wicomico Cty., Md.

An early map of Maryland indicates he was a farmer having 260 acres. The value of the real estate property he owned in 1870 was $1500 and personal property, $400. Mordecai died Sept. 22, 1892 and Sallie died Nov. 6, 1913. Sallie was living with her son John Jack in 1900 and was listed as a nurse on the census.

1310. Martha Isabel Jones

1311. John Jack Jones

1312. Jeremiah Barton Jones, b. Dec. 9, 1874 in Md., d. Nov. 16, .1885. He is buried at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Wi.llards, Md.

1313. Laura C. Jones, b. Aug. 28, 1881, d. March 28, 1906. She is buried at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Maryland. She lived with her mother and John Jack in 1900.

26. Archibald Hargis Jones, son of John, 17, was born July 6, 1837 in Md. On Dec. 1, 1873 he married Emma Priscilla Adkins, dau. of William S. Adkins and Betsy McGee. Emma was born Apr. 17, 1850 in Md.

Prior to his marriage in 1870 Archibald was given a large piece of land on which to build a house It still stands today. He was a farmer and owned real estate property valued at $1000 and personal property, $300. Chas G. Prideaux worked on the farm. He was 15 years old.

Archibald and Emma lived in Willards, Md., Dennis Election District #6 of Wicomico Cty. Living on the farm in 1880 were Henrietta Brown, age 11, servant and John Webb, age 16, farmhand. An early map of Md. indicates that he owned 100 acres of land. Emma died May 25, 1903 and Archibald died July 14, 1915. They are buried at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Maryland.

63. William Jacob Jones, listed as John W. J. Jones on the 1880 census.

64. Bertha Grace Jones was born Oct. 24, 1892 in Willards, Md.; unm., d. July 11, 1972, buried at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Md.

65. Archibald Asbury Jones

66. Annie Lee Jones, listed as Anna E. F. L. Jones on the 1880 census.

67. George Jeremiah Jones

68. Arthur Clarence Jones

69. Herman H. Jones was born Nov. 15, 1885, d. Oct. 1899, of Diphtheria, buried at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Md.

70. Laura Emma Catherine Jones, b. June 28, 18877 unm.; d. Oct. 27, 1950; bur. at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Maryland.

71. Ernest T. Jones

 

27. Sarah Mary Elizabeth Jones was the first dau. of John, 17. She was born Oct. 15, 1839 in Maryland. She was unmarried and lived with her brother, Jacob, until she died on June 3, 1908.

28. Thomas Asbury Jones son of John, 17, was born Sept. 11, 1844 in Md. In Oct., 1869 he married Mary Elizabeth Williams. She was born Nov. 1849 in Md. His father gave him a large piece of land on which to

build a house. It still stands today.

He was a farmer and in 1870 they lived in Millsboro, Dagsboro Hundred of Sussex Cty., Del. The census mentioned that she could not write and he could not read or write.

In 1900 they were living in the Pittsburg Election District #4 of Wicomico Cty, Md. Thomas died Oct. 15, 1901 and she died 1925. They are buried at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Md.

1528. Laura Ann Jones

1529. Della Catherine Jones.

1530. Samuel Edward Jones

1531. John Thomas Jones, born May, 1877 in Wicomico Cty., Md. His first marriage was to

Segurney Adkins on October 8, 1908. John was a farm laborer in 1900. His second marriage was to Myra Powell Rayne. He died in 1954 and is buried at the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery near Willards, Md. nc.

29. Jacob Gillis Jones, son of John, 17, was born Oct. 29, 1848 in Md. On Dec. 6, 1873 he married his first wife, Laura C Bethards. She was born 1857 in Md. They lived in the Dennis Election District #6 of Wicomico Cty, Md. He was a farmer and was unable to work during 1880 due to Hip disease. His parents and his sister, Sarah, were living with him. His father's occupation was keeper of stock. Living on the farm were a hired hand, John Stevenson, age 22; and a servant, Lewis Brown, age 13. Laura died June 10, 1880 and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery about 1 miles north of