The Poplars

Location
Nottoway County, Virginia, USA
Memorials 38 added

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1. A mile and a half North East of Nottoway Ct House, Va on Woody Creek, near/across from Jones Mill. Home of Major Richard Jones, Bulletin State of Virginia, vol 11-15
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From Old Homes and Families of Nottoway
Page 72
THE POPLARS, one and a half miles north of Blendon, was one of the oldest settlements in Nottoway County, then Amelia, and was the seat of the Jones family. Major Richard Jones who lived here was the son of Richard Jonesand was of Welsh descent. According to tradition he was of the same family
as Peter Jones who opened a trading station with the Indians at Peter's Point, which place was later called Petersburg. Major Jones was married three times. His first wife was Mary Robertson, of Amelia. Dr. James Jones, of Mountain Hall, was a son by this marriage. His second wife was the widow Nicholson, nee Fletcher, a sister of Captain James Fletcher of Somerset. There were two sons by this marriage, Captain Richard Jones of Bellefonte and Nathan Jones. His third wife was the widow Campbell of Blendon, nee Harris. There was one child, a doughtier, by this marriage, Elizabeth Harris Jones, who married Dr. George S. G. Bacon. Many of the
Jones and Campbell family are buried in the old burying ground at the Poplars.

2. 2 1/2 miles from Nottoway Ct House on the Piney Green Road,
left on a little hill enclosed in iron fence. Ref Survey Report, LVA

3. 1 1/2 miles North of Blendon

4.Jones Mill Road and Woody Creek

Estimated Coordinates : 37.1649102, -78.0260059


GPS Coordinates: 37.16212, -78.02709

  • Added: 25 Dec 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2630677