|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1784|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1879|
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 1805–1864
Clisby Riggs "Tibb" Jones 1808–1890
Jesse Riggs Jones 1810–1848
Mary Elizabeth "Marbie" Jones Brashears 1813–1860
Enoch Calvin Jones 1816–1886
Martin William "Bill" Jones Jr 1818–1864
Phetna Mariah Jones Burks 1820–1845
Jasper Hamilton "Hamp" Jones 1823–1872
Franklin Crawford Jones 1826–1882
William Marion Jones 1828–1887
Calaway Taylor "Cal" Jones 1831–1874
Rhoda Ann Elizabeth Jones Windham 1839–1866
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.
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)*
Created by: KeithHH
Record added: Sep 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96523161
4th Great Grandfather.|
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