m. 8 FEB 1716/17
m. 2 FEB 1759
Facts and Events
Enos Jones was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Will of Enos Jones
Records of Enos Jones in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
Information on Enos Jones
From Genforum.com posts:
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.
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.