JACOB S. AND MARY MAGDALENE
LOWER SUSSEX COUNTY, DEIAWARE
Pauline Jones Mills
Walter H. Jones
Family charts drawn by Walter H.
Indexed by Walter H. Jones
Completed Jan., 1979
The Anundsen Publishing Co.
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
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.,
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
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
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
As early as 1681 the Penns, proprietors of
Pennsylvania, quarreled with the proprietors
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
8. Rachael Jones
3. Sarah Jones, dau. of Jacob, 1, was
baptized March 20, 1779 at the Lewes Delaware
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
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
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
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
John died Dec. 2, 1876 at the age of 61
years, 27 days. This would place his birth on
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
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
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
6. Comfort Jones, dau. of Jacob, 1, was born
March 11, 1783 in Del. She was single and lived
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
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
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
THEIR CHILDREN, MARY RODNEY JONES, AFTER
HIS MOTHER'S MOTHER. MARY WAS KNOWN AS
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, 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.,
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
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 ½
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",
"Partnership", and "Downes
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
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
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
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 ½ acres from
his father, Jeremiah in consideration of $10. The
tracts of land were known as "Double
Trouble", "Cherry Garden",
"Partnership", and "Downes's
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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 ½ miles