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Martin William "Gobbler" Jones, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1784
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1879
Texas, USA

Martin William Jones is the son of Ethelred Apjones (disputed) who immigrated from Wales about 1760. Martin's mother is unknown, however she may have been a Rigg's (disputed).

Martin is a veteran of The War of 1812.

Martin Married Rhoda Hodges (1791-1861) 10 Jul 1804 in Tennessee. They had 12 Children:
John Hodges "Jack" Jones 18051864
Clisby Riggs "Tibb" Jones 18081890
Jesse Riggs Jones 18101848
Mary Elizabeth "Marbie" Jones Brashears 18131860
Enoch Calvin Jones 18161886
Martin William "Bill" Jones Jr 18181864
Phetna Mariah Jones Burks 18201845
Jasper Hamilton "Hamp" Jones 18231872
Franklin Crawford Jones 18261882
William Marion Jones 18281887
Calaway Taylor "Cal" Jones 18311874
Rhoda Ann Elizabeth Jones Windham 18391866

Eight of the children were born in Tennessee, two in Alabama and two in Arkansas.

Martin was instrumental in the beginnings of White County Arkansas. Martin and most of his family, moved from Arkansas to Texas about 1840. Two of his sons moved back to Arkansas a few years later, but most stayed in Texas. They created a town in Angelina County called Jonesville. Jonesville for a time was the county seat, but the only thing left of the settlement is an historical marker and Jonesville Cemetery, where many of the family are buried. Martin's house in Jonesville burned about a year before he died. He spent the last days of his life in the home of one of his former slaves. 
Family links: 
  Rhoda Hodges Jones (1791 - 1861)
  Clisby Riggs Jones (1808 - 1890)*
  Mary Elizabeth Maribe Jones Brashears (1813 - ____)*
  Martin William Jones (1818 - 1864)*
  Jasper Hamilton Jones (1823 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Jonesville Cemetery
Angelina County
Texas, USA
Created by: KeithHH
Record added: Sep 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96523161
Martin William Gobbler Jones, Sr
Added by: KeithHH
Martin William Gobbler Jones, Sr
Added by: KeithHH
Martin William Gobbler Jones, Sr
Added by: KeithHH
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4th Great Grandfather.
- Just Away
 Added: Nov. 29, 2013

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Aug. 23, 2013
Do not stand by my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blows, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. Do not stand by my grave and cry, I am not there. (unknown arthur)
- They are all 'Just Away'
 Added: Jul. 17, 2013

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