Person:Enos Jones (8)

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Enos Jones
d.BET JUL AND NOV 1806 Augusta County, Virginia
m. 8 FEB 1716/17
  1. William Jones1718 -
  2. Margaret Jones1719/20 -
  3. Mary Jones1721 -
  4. Ann Jones1721/22 -
  5. Elizabeth Jones1724 -
  6. Robert Jones1726 -
  7. Josiah Jones1727/28 - 1728
  8. Grace Jones1732 -
  9. Hannah JonesABT 1734 -
  10. Enos Jones1737 - BET 1806
m. 2 FEB 1759
  1. Peter JonesABT 1760 -
  2. Robert JonesABT 1762 -
  3. Hannah JonesABT 1764 -
  4. Enos Jones, Sr.1765-1779 -
  5. Elizabeth JonesABT 1766 -
  6. Priscilla Jones1768 - 1853
  7. Isaiah JonesBEF 1769 -
  8. Ann JonesABT 1770 -
  9. Jemimah JonesABT 1772 -
  10. Lydia JonesABT 1774 -
  11. Sophia JonesBET 1776 AND 1778 - BEF 1805
m. 26 MAR 1805
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Name Enos Jones
Gender Male
Birth? DEC 1737 Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marriage 2 FEB 1759 Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvaniato Louisa Dorothea Magdalena Maurer
Marriage 26 MAR 1805 Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah Unknown
Death? BET JUL AND NOV 1806 Augusta County, Virginia

Enos Jones was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 246.--17th March, 1778. David Bell and Florence to Eness Jones, of Lowden County. (Note: the location of this land is not given, but other records listed below indicate it may be near "Falling Springs")


Will of Enos Jones

  • Page 89.--28th July, 1806. Enos Jones' will--To wife, Sarah; sons, Isiah and Enos; son, Peter; son, Robert; daughter, Hannah Swink; daughter. Elizabeth Koontz; daughter, Prusella Silling; daughter, Ann Silling; daughter, Jemima; daughter, Lydia; grandson, Robert Jones, son to Isiah; granddaughters. Elizabeth and Ledia Patterson. Executors, sons Isiah and Peter. Teste: Samuel Clarke, Ed. Christian, Wm. Kinney. Proved, 24th November, 1806. Executors qualify.


Records of Enos Jones in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 16, 1779 - (143) Grand Jury presentments for retailing liquors without license, viz: Col. Sampson Mathews, Daniel Kidd, Wm. Thomas, David Griner, Patrick McDavid, George Smith, Valentine Cloninger, Thomas Colony, Edward Brookbank, Thomas Price, John Alexander, John Anderson, John Blair, William Burk, John Burk, James Hill, Robert Reed, Alex. Kilpatrick, Euphemia Hughes, Anthony Mustae, Jacob Grass, Elizabeth Hartgrove, Arthur Conoly, William Blair, John Hind, William Kyle, Abel Griffith, Enos Jones, Valentine Shirley, Peter Caphart, Andrew Scott, James Langsby, Robert Gregg, Thomas Poage, Jane Wallis, John McClenachan, John Black, Mary Tees, Thomas Smith, David Bell, Henry Swink, John Ramsey and William Foster.
  • Page 437. (undated, abt. 1781) --On head drafts of the Falling Springs, adjoining lines with William Lewis, Lodwick Moura and Eness Jones. Patented to George King, 16th March, 1771.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 19, 1785. - (17) Sampson Mathews is allowed for 14 months' rent of a house rented in February, 1784, for storing the hemp received in payment of public taxes. Samuel Anderson (the lesser) appointed road surveyor from Miller's Iron Works to Middle River, and Enos Jones from thence to Staunton.
  • Vol. 2 - 1790--April 3, Abraham Silling and Priscilla Jones; surety, Enos Jones. "Enos Jones, father of Priscilla, and Gasper Seiling personally appeared and consented to the intended marriage within mentioned."
  • Page 355.--Archibald Gilkison's estate to Wm. Young and Hugh Brown, executors, Dr.; November, 1783, paid Enos Jones' account; November, 1783, paid Wm. Jourden account; 8th March, 1791, settled.
  • Vol. 2 - 1796---January 4, Andrew Silling and Enos Jones, surety. Andrew Silling and Ann Jones, daughter of Enos Jones.
  • Vol. 2 - 1796--March 26, Adam Patterson and Enos Jones, surety. Adam Patterson and Sophia Jones, daughter of said Enos Jones. Adam is 22 years old in January, 1796.
  • Vol. 2 - Bell vs. Anderson--O. S. 210; N. S. 74 -- Bill 24th August, 1813. On 17th March, 1778, David Bell made an entry in Augusta for 400 acres adjoining his own and Hall's and Moffett's lands. David died intestate in 1780 as to this land, and William Bell, his heir-at-law, became entitled, who had the survey made and conveyed to orator, James Bell. On 12th June, 1772, William Antlerson located 100 acres adjoining. At David Bell's death, William Bell was a minor. Robert Anderson, son of William, sold to Detrick. Answer by Alexander Anderson, son of William; answer by Isaac and Enos Jones.

Information on Enos Jones

From Genforum.com posts:


Enos Jones of Augusta Co., VA and his two wives Posted by: Jim Schneider (ID *****5682) Date: December 23, 2009 at 16:08:45

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Enos Jones, born December, 1737, in Gwynedd, Montgomery Co. (then part of Philadelphia Co.), PA, married 1st around 1755, probably in Norristown, Montgomery Co., PA, Louisa Dorothea Magdalena Maurer, born March 1739 in Germany. After living in Norristown for twenty or so years, the family relocated around 1775 to Loudoun Co., VA, where they acquired land and stayed for the next four or five years. In 1778, they purchased land in Augusta Co., VA, not far from Staunton, and relocated once again. Enos Jones died in July of 1806, just short of his 69th year and his will refers to his wife “Sarah” and his many children. Although there are published references to an 1805 marriage between Enos Jones and a Sarah Kilkenny, I have always believed the Enos mentioned was one of his grandchildren and that the “Sarah” of his will was Sarah Maurer or Mowry as the name came to be anglicized.

Recent research by Stuart Clifton of Huntsville, AL, has shown conclusively that Enos Jones, Sr., did indeed marry a 2nd time, just a little over a year before his death, to Sarah Kilkenny, widow of John Kilkenny, and she is the “Sarah” mentioned in his 1806 will. This marriage took place in Augusta Co., VA, on 26 March 1805. Enos Jones died a little more than a year after this 2nd marriage took place. Some of Stu’s findings include the following Augusta County citations along with his notations:

1) Will Book 24, pp399-402. This was a surprise in that I had supposed that the administration account for the estate of Enos Jones was settled in 1825. But this was not so. In fact payments went on for another 17 years and the account was not closed until October 21st, 1842. Enos’ will devised an annuity to be paid to his wife Sarah until she died, and according to the account this happened on March 16, 1839. Payments to the children also made during this period and after her death were to: Anne Silling, Lydia Silling, Elizabeth Koontz, Hannah Swink, and “William Griffith and Jemimah, his wife.” The administrators for the account now included John Jones, administrator of the estate of Peter Jones, one of the executors of the will of Enos Jones.

2) Deed Book 33, p446. Enos Jones bought the 27 acres that he devised to his wife on July 4, 1806 (and recorded on the 22nd) from John Kilkenny and others including John Clingenpeel and Sarah, late Sarah Kilkenny, his wife [the daughter of John Kilkenny], heirs of John Kilkenny, dec’d. [I note that the will of Enos Jones says 23 acres.]

3) Deed Book 50, p30. This deed was the “Rosetta Stone” regarding the uncertainties about Sarah Jones! Sarah sold two parcels of land on Oct 9, 1827. The deed clearly states that one of these was 2/3 of a 27-acre tract devised to her by her husband Enos Jones; and that this was the tract conveyed to Enos Jones by John Kilkenny [My notes say John Kilkenny, but it might have been John Clingenpeel], and “that the said Sarah Jones (formerly Sarah Kilkenny)…” in addition to 1/3 part [obtained] on her own right by a conveyance from James Kilkenny [the son of John Kilkenny & Sarah] & wife [Peggy Coiner]on May 12, 1804. The other tract was 2 acres she bought from the heirs of Andrew Scott on Dec 19, 1818.

4) Deed Book 40, p 233. I revisited this record and confirmed that the land sold by Enos Jones and Catharine was indeed land originally part of a tract of 895 acres granted to Enos Jones by an inclusive grant dated Oct 15, 1790 and by the said Enos Jones, dec’d was 567 acres devised by his will to Isaiah and Enos Jones, and by Isaiah Jones the said 216 acres was conveyed to the said Enos Jones….

Thus we can say that the 1st wife of Enos Jones, Louisa Dorothea Magdalena Maurer/Mowry, probably was not called “Sarah” and that she died sometime between 1785 when their youngest child was born (from the 1850 census) and 1805 when Enos Jones married his 2nd wife, Sarah Kilkenny. Unfortunately, the 1790 and 1800 census records for Augusta County have not survived so a closer approximation of her death is not possible unless another researcher knows of a cemetery inscription or church record. Further, all of the descendants of Enos Jones are from his 1st marriage.



probable ancestry of Enos JONES, Augusta Co., VA Posted by: Jim Schneider (ID *****5682) Date: August 07, 2006 at 15:12:

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The connection between Enos, the tenth listed child of Robert & Anne JONES of Gwynedd, Montgomery county, PA, and the Enos JONES of Augusta county, VA, where my JONES family has verifiable roots, remains somewhat circumstantial although the evidence I’ve found is now strong enough to make me confident in its accuracy. Besides being the only Enos JONES of that generation whose name has survived in the records generally available to the researcher (there was another born slightly later in New England but tidily accounted for in that region and yet another born in Philadelphia about a generation later who married Elizabeth POTTS), I came across a will abstract in Philadelphia county, PA, that seems to tie Enos to both Augusta county, VA, and Montgomery county, PA.

KRESS, CHARLES Whitpain. Co. of Phila. Cordwainer. November 3, 1766. November 15, 1766. Brothers: Frederick (Strausburg Germany); John George, (Neustad Germany); Conrad Arnold; Jacob Hilga. Stepson: Nicolous Young. Stepdaughters: Elizabeth Hilga, Margaret Arnold. Nephews: Peter Piston (Neusted Germany), Jacob Bream, (Cassel, Germany). Nieces: sisters children (in Germany). Pennsylvania Hospital. Poor of Congregation at Ephrata Lanc., Co. of Penna. Friends: Thomas Fisher. (Bethleham Penna) George Merckle. (Cocaluve, Lanc. Co.) Sophia Morier. Execs.: Thomas Fisher (Bethleham), Melchior Wagener (Worcester) Enos Jones (Nurriton). Wit: Saml. Evans, Saml. Coulston. N.328. (Wills: Abstracts, Book N: 1763 - 1766: Philadelphia Co, PA. p 328)

Three names are important to our investigation here: Enos JONES of Nurriton (Norristown in Montgomery Co., PA) which places Enos there in 1766; Samuel COULSTON who I believe was the son of William COULSTON and his wife, Ann RHOADS, half brother of Anne (COULSTON) JONES, Enos’s mother; and finally the name Sophia MORIER who I believe to be the mother of Enos’s wife, Sarah MAURER, later of Augusta Co., VA. Her full name was Anna Sophia and the common custom of the Germanic community was to use both given names together, i.e., Anna Sophia, which, unfortunately, leaves a small element of doubt, but taken altogether, I’m pretty certain this links Enos of Augusta county back to Robert & Anne JONES. The MAURER (or MOWRY as it later evolved) family also lived in this same area of Montgomery Co., PA, and the estimated ages of Enos & Sarah’s children would indicate they were already married by 1766. Finally, Priscilla (JONES) SILLINGS, the seventh child of Enos & Sarah lived long enough to be enumerated in the 1850 census for Augusta Co., VA, and her birthplace is given as Pennsylvania in 1770. (1850 US census, VA, Augusta Co., p. 212)

From this, I’m confident that Enos JONES, the youngest child of Robert JONES & Anne COULSTON, was born in Montgomery county (then still a part of Philadelphia county), PA, in December of 1737. There he grew to adulthood and was living in Nurriton or Norriton (Norristown today) in 1766 when he was mentioned in the will of Charles KRESS described earlier and probably at least as late as 1770 when Enos & Sarah’s seventh child was born. With perhaps a stopover in Loudoun county, VA, for a time where he apparently owned some land as late as 1778, he removed to a location near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, about 1779 when a grand jury presented charges that he (and numerous others) had been retailing liquors without a license.

Hope this information is of some use to others researching this line. Jim S.