Sep. 12, 1861 Jones Prairie Milam County Texas, USA
Seeking a place better suited to her health, Sally came to Texas around 1833 with her husband Joseph P. Jones in an oxen-borne covered wagon. J. P. obtained a Milam County, Texas land grant from the Mexican government. The community of Jones Prairie takes its name from its location on the Jones land grant. J. P. was killed by Indians near Navarro, TX in 1838 in a battle known as the Battle Creek Massacre.