|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1768|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1841|
Thank you to the Most DEDICATED genealogist and FAG volunteer who went over and beyond in locating this marker of William and Deborah (McVay) Jones at Sugar Grove Cemetery!! . . And submitting these fabulous photographs.
I was told initially that William Jones was not buried in this cemetery, no gravestone was here, and he did not appear in any county records!!
Sugar Grove Cemetery was established in 1857, William and his wife died 1841 & 1849 would not have been interred originally at Sugar Grove but elsewhere, and at another date their remains were moved to Sugar Grove Cemetery. The marker is four sided, with names on each of three sides with the forth side empty.
If you are related or researching this family, and would like to share or exchange information, I have researched this family from Texas to Ohio. I'd really like to hear from you.
Ruth Jones 1794 – 1871 m. Barnett Thornhill
Daniel Jones 1795 – 1876 m. Elizabeth Starr
William Jones 1801 – 1878 m. Elizabeth Kizer
John W Jones 1802 – 1855 m. Eleanor Whitson
Mary Jones 1805 – 1887 m. James McVay
Thomas Jones 1806 – 1856 m. Mary Davis
Aquilla Jones 1807 - 1885 m. Caroline A
Charles Jones 1811 – 1891 m. Margaret Elmira Miller
From BEER's History 1882 of Clinton County, Ohio: (UNION TOWNSHIP) - 491
"William Jones, a native of North Carolina. He grew to manhood in South Carolina, married in the former State, and, in 1795 or 1796, removed to Granger County, Tenn., and settled at Bean Station, where he followed the business of a tavern-keeper and traded with the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians, at Muscle Shoals, in Alabama. He acquired considerable wealth, and, in 1810, removed to Ohio, and, on the 4th of March, settled on Todd's Fork, in the northwest part of what is now Union Township. He was accompanied to this State by his wife and nine children, including Dr. Aquilla Jones, now of Wilmington, who was born at the old home in Tennessee in 1807. Another son, Charles, was born in Clinton County, in August, 1811. William Jones had in his earlier years learned the house-building trade, and built a number of houses in Wilmington for persons residing in the place. He could never be induced to settle in a town, however, and was engaged in agricultural pursuits during the greater part of his residence in this county".
Thanks again to Dave for the extra effort!!
Deborah McVay Jones (1768 - 1849)
Ruth Jones Thornhill (1794 - 1871)*
Daniel Jones (1795 - 1876)*
William Jones (1801 - 1878)*
John Jones (1802 - 1885)*
Mary Jones McVay (1805 - 1887)*
Aquilla Jones (1807 - 1885)*
Charles Jones (1810 - 1891)*
Sugar Grove Cemetery
Plot: sec 1 lot 10 grave 10
Created by: Ann Davis
Record added: Mar 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107283298