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Allen Jones
Birth: Dec. 24, 1739
Roanoke Rapids
Halifax County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1798
Roanoke Rapids
Halifax County
North Carolina, USA

Continental Congressman. The son of Robin Jones, the agent and attorney of Lord Grenville, one of North Carolina's lord proprietors, he attended England's Eton College, and then returned home where he owned and operated a plantation named "Mount Gallant". He served in the North Carolina Assembly from 1773 to 1775, and was a Delegate to the five state Provincial Congresses held between 1774 and 1776. He entered the North Carolina militia at the start of the Revolution and attained the rank of Brigadier General. He was a state Senator from 1777 to 1779, serving as Senate President from 1778 to 1779. Elected as a North Carolina Delegate to the Continental Congress, he served in that office from 1779 to 1780. He served in the North Carolina Senate again from 1783 to 1784, and again in 1787. In 1788 he was a Delegate to the the state convention called to consider ratification of the proposed new United States Constitution. He favored a strong federal government and was a leader of the pro-ratification Delegates, in opposition to his brother, Congressman Willie Jones, the leader of Delegates favoring stronger state governments. The state's rights delegates prevailed and the Constitution was not adopted at this convention. Allen Jones later lived in retirement at Mount Gallant. His son-in-law William Richardson Davie served as Governor of North Carolina and his brother Willie Jones served in the Continental Congress and as President of North Carolina's Council of Safety. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Sarah Jones Davie (1762 - 1802)*
 
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Jones Family Cemetery
Roanoke Rapids
Halifax County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: May 24, 2007
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Allen Jones
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-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 14, 2013
To my 9th GreatGrandfather, with love and respect.
- Rebecca Wilson
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