Facts and Events
John Jones was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 47 - John Jones, 75 acres, James River. Adjoining John Buckhanon. September 10, 1765. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 18-19].
Will of John Jones
- 18 Apr. 1772
- Botetourt County, Virginia, Will Book A, page 32
- In the name of God , Amen. This 18 Day of April 1772 thus I , John Jones of the County of Botetourt and Colony of Virginia being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory. Considering the mortality of my Body and knowing that is also appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. And first of all I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Decent like and Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executors here after Named and I order it as it is my Will, I desire that all my legal Debts and Funeral Charges may be paid by my Executors as soon as the litigation of my Affairs will admit. Informing I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Elisabeth Jones one third of all my real Estate of Lands either in Quality or Quantity owning her Life together with all my House/furnishings
- Item I give and bequeath I devise unto my beloved Son Nathaniel Jones all my real Estate of Lands …as Revised above to him and his heirs and Assign for ever
- Item I Give and Bequeath to my son John Jones five Shillings and likewise also at of the Blue Cloth that is now in house
- Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret McCoy five Shillings and likewise to my Daughter Elisabeth Jones give five Shillings.. And the remainder if any be of my Estate I devise that it be Equally divided among _____ Sarah, Jean and Nathaniel Jones and my daughter Hannah Harrison equal part with them and I will and desire that the ten pounds that is to be paid to John Logan out and of my Estate for Thomas Harrison that in Thomas Harrison will pay _____pounds to his wife Hannah Harrison and the other I will pounds to be paid his son John Harrison, Likewise to mind Constitute I appoint James McClure and Elisabeth Jones to be my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I am to ratify and Confirm this to be my Last Will and Testament Given unto my Seal
- (signed) John Jones (his mark)
- 14 Jul 1773
- Botetourt County, Virginia Will Book A, page 33
- Signed Sealed published and pronounce by the said John Jones as his Last Will and Testament in promise fees.
- At a court continued and held for Botetourt County this 14 Day of July 1773 this instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John Jones deceased was Exhibited in Court by James McClure one of the executors here in named and providing the Oaths of said James McClure and James Skidmore Witnesses hereto and ordered to be secured. Where upon an the motion of this James McClure who make oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate here of in due form he having first entered into Bond conditions as the Law Directs in this sum of two hundred pounds with John Logan and James Skidmore his securities.
- James McClure, John Logan, James Skidmore,
- Teste David May DE
- Jones, John. Will probate July 1773.
- Names wife Elizabeth and children: Nathaniel, John, Margaret McCoy, Elizabeth, John, Marthew (Matthew?), Sarah, Jean, Hannah, wife of Thomas Harrison. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 58].
- (Note: son John appears to be listed twice in this extract, although in the transcript shown above, he is only listed once. Child "Marthew" listed in extract does not appear in the transcript above, although he is listed in other sources).
Records of John Jones in Augusta County, VA
- Page 456.--18th October, 1768. John Buchanan and Margaret and William Thompson and Mary, to James Skidmore, £55.5, 88 acres, part of a tract patented to John and William, 8th April, 1767, on James River, John Jones's line. Teste: Robert Campbell, Hugh Logan, David Smith. Delivered: Randolph Guin per order filed 22d June, 1798.
- Page 123.--8th December, 1770. Rev. John Jones, Rector of Parish of Augusta, to Patrick Lockhart, power of attorney to recover from members of the parish all that may be due him from levy of 1769. Teste: Thos. and George Smith, John James Kennerley.
- From the book "Gabriel Jones (1724-1806) and Some of His Descendants" by Brown, Chappel and Myers published by the Virginia Book Company, the following information is presented.
- John Jones, Brother to Gabriel Jones
- The following information is from the Prayer Book printed in 1753 and from WORRELL.
- John Jones m (1st) 11/25/1746 Mary Jefferies who d. 11/16/1747. M. (2nd) 7/9/1749 Ann Slade, dau. of Samuel Slade.
- (1) Samuel Jones 5/3/1750-1777. A doctor of Prince William County
- (2) John Gabriel Jones, b 6/6/1752. Will probated 11/ /1799 (s/b 11/1779)
- (3) Gabriel Jones, b 6/24/1754
- (4) Mary Elizabeth Jones, b. 7/25/1756
- (5) Elizabeth Bates Jones, 8/30/1758
- (6) Ann Margarett Jones, b. 10/11/1762
- (7) Thomas Jones
- (8) Charlotte Jones, m. Thomas Griffith
- [Source: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/JONES/2002-07/1027736120].
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.