|Birth: ||Mar., 1848|
Respected Negro Dies At Advanced Age
Cyrus Jones, highly respected colored man and the oldest resident of Ware Neck, died at his home here early Monday morning, aged 89, while he was peacefully sleeping. Had he lived until March, he would have been 90.
"Uncle Sye" as he was familiarly known was born at "Groomsville" on the North River in 1848. Up to his last few years of feebleness due to advanced age, he had never had a spell of illness, a fact which he was very proud. He was noted for his industry, his very independent nature, and an unusually strong character.
He took great pride in raising his crops and cultivating his own land, which he did up to a few years ago. "Uncle Sye" merited the good will and respect of both white and colored and until the time of his passing, he was substantially cared for by his white friends. The secret of his long life was doubtless due to the clean and simple life he lived. He respected himself and regarded his character, and in this was truly an example for the younger generations. He was the father of twelve children and leaves more than thirty-five grandchildren to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were held at Union Zion Church, of which he was a faithful member, conducted by his Pastor, the Rev. Gallup.
The Gloucester Gazette, Gloucester, VA 1937
Occupation: Day Laborer
Married wife Grace, May 15, 1869, in Gloucester, Co, VA.
Children in the home:
Betty age: 9
Wesley age: 7
Nancy (Nannie) age: 5
Carrie age: 3
Liza age: 1
Cyrus Jones (1811 - ____)
Fanny Jones (1821 - ____)
Grace Lee Jones (1855 - ____)
Nannie Marie Jones Parrish (1875 - ____)*
Pole Bridge Cemetery
Created by: A. L. Parrish
Record added: May 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37647684
A. L. Parrish
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