|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1753|
Prince William County
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1835|
☆☆☆～ Revolutionary War Soldier ～☆☆☆
💔 💗 💔 My 6th Great-Grandfather 💔 💗 💔
George Jones was the son of Solomon Jones and Elizabeth "Betty" Neville.
George Jones married Mary Rhodes on December 22, 1780 in Loudon County, VA
•1. James Jones born January 21, 1781 in Fauquier County, VA
•2. Tholemiah Jones born February 24, 1783 in Fauquier County, VA
•3. William Jones born January 7, 1789 in Fauquier County, VA
•4. Letitia "Lettice" Jones born November 13, 1791 in Fauquier County, VA
•5. Solomon Jones born September 3, 1793 in Fauquier County, VA
•6. Samuel Jones born November 29, 1795 in Fauquier County, VA
•7. John Jones born July 13, 1798 in Fauquier County, VA
•8. Daniel Jones born February 15, 1801 in Fauquier County, VA.
When traveling to Kentucky to visit the graves of my many family members in 1980. I visited Port Royal Cemetery, it was highly overgrown, almost up to your waste in the older section of the cemetery.
Sometime in 1990-1991 the Cemetery Association allowed the caretaker, to use a bush hog to push all the headstones in the older section of the cemetery into piles, to allow for the "thistle" to be cut, and grass to grow. This was approved by the Cemetery Association (per telephone call in March 2006 with Vicki Johnson, Member of the Board of Directors for the Cemetery Association who said that this was how it was done. She also informed me that they have "no record" of the locations of any of the graves in the cemetery, even though they were continuing to sell graves there. She also told me that it was their intent to create a "new location" for this headstone and reset them. As of August 2016, these headstone are still in piles and have not been reset. I contacted the Kentucky Attorney General and filed a complaint, and suggest that others do the same). Several of these headstones were destroyed or broken during this act.
George Jones, a Revolutionary War Soldier, were among those graves that were displaced due to this "deliberate" distruction by the Cemetery Association.
Written by Teresa Goodwin-Skaggs, 6th Great-Granddaughter of George Jones
I would personally like to thank Viv Stewart for photographing this headstone for me.
Mary Rhodes Jones (1760 - 1842)
Tholemiah Jones (1783 - 1855)*
William Jones (1789 - 1856)*
Solomon Jones (1792 - 1874)*
Samuel Jones (1795 - 1863)*
John R. Jones (1798 - 1873)*
Daniel Jones (1801 - 1854)*
REVOLUTIONARY WAR VA MILITIA
Port Royal Cemetery
Created by: GenealogyGirl
Record added: Dec 09, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8169389