Person:Josiah Jones (14)

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Name Josiah Jones
Gender Male
Birth? Rappahannock County, Virginia
Residence[1] 1818 Shelby, Kentucky, United States
Death? Kentucky
  1. Family Recorded, in Power, John Carroll. History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "centennial record". (Springfield, Ill.: E.A. Wilson & Co., 1876).

    JONES, STROTHER G., was born Dec. 18, 1813, in Lincoln county, Ky., and was taken by his parents in 1818 to Shelby county.

    His grandfather, Josiah Jones, was born in Wales, and was married there. His wife was of Scotch descent. They emigrated to America before the Revolution. Strother G. says they were both sold to pay for their passage across the ocean; that they were both in the battle of Bunker Hill, and that his grandmother received a wound in the breast.

    They afterwards settled in Rappahannock county, Va., and raised a family. Four of their sons emigrated to Kentucky. One of them, Josiah, walked the whole distance, without shoes or hat. His entire wardrobe consisted of a single garment, a sack made of tow linen, and fastened by a draw-string around the neck. He was married in Mercer county to Nancy Finley, a daughter of Col. Obadiah Finley. ...
    [cos1776 Note: there may be an error here in naming the father of Nancy Finley as Obediah. More research needed.]