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Henry Cox Jones
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1821
Franklin County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1913
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA

"History of Alabama & Dictionary of Alabama Biography" compiled by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D, Vol. III, p. 932:

b Jan 23, 1821 Franklin Co TN
d June 20, 1913 Florence TN

s/o William Stratton & Ann Harris (Cox) Jones, the former native of Amelia Co VA b 1798 d 1874
From Virginia 1813, located Huntsville, moved to Franklin Co 1819; settled on lg plantation near Russellville

Grandson of --
-Thomas Speck & Prudence (Jones) Jones, Amelia Co VA, former Col Rev Army
-Henry & Judith (Eldridge) Cox, Huntsville, Madison Co AL

great-grandson of--
Peter Jones; Dinwiddy Co VA, British Army officer sent to America to fight the Indians
-Thomas & Martha (Bolling) Eldridge, latter a descendant of John Rolfe & Pocahontas, 4th gen.

Ancestors of the Jones family came from Wales

Henry m Martha Louise Keyes Oct 13 1844 Athens AL
d May 6, 1887
d/o George & Nelly (Rutledge) Keys
"Distinguished Men, Women & Families of Franklin Co AL," by R L James pub. cir. 1927 -1929, pgs 56-57

-raised on plantation Russellville
-obtained his early education in the schools of that place under the instruction of John Wyatt Harris (f/o Col John Wyatt Harris)
-grad LaGrange College 1840
-Studied law under Prof Tutwiler & later Hon Dan'l Coleman
-Admitted to the bar 1841 Franklin Co
-Elected Probate Judge
-resigned office aft 18 mos to become rep of Franklin Co in state legislature
-Re-elected to legislature 1844
-sent to the State Senate 1853
-Moved to Florence 1856 continued law practice
-1860 was a Douglas elector
-1861 represented county at Secession Convention, where he refused to vote for or sign Ordinance of Secession. Though he was an opponent of secession, he was elected to Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America & served 1 yr
-During the war was engaged in manufacture of cottons & woolens under contract w/the Conf government
-Aft the war resumed practice of law at Florence
-Associated w/Sydney C. Posey & Hon. Josiah Patterson
-During reconstruction period chairman of Democratic Central Committee 5 years
-1876 Tilden elector; later elected solicitor 8th dist -Re-elected office 2 more terms, held total 18 yrs
-A Democrat
-a Methodist
-a Mason

***** Children:
(1) Wm Stratton CSA for Gen Forest k.Pulaski TN
(2) Bertha m Lindsey M Allen
(3) George Pressly
(4) Ellen Rivers
(5) Henry Cox deceased
(6) John Rather deceased
(7) Jennie Keyes m Wm Jones Kernachan
(8) Martha Bolling m Thomas S Jordan
(9) Robert Young
(10) Wade Keyes deceased

Mrs. Bertha Allen, eldest daughter, still resides Phil Campbell & one of oldest residents of the town. Her husband, Lindsey M Allen, pioneer settler & merchant of Phil Campbell
Family links: 
  William Stratton Jones (1796 - 1870)
  Ann Harris Cox Jones (1800 - 1864)
  Martha Louisa Keyes Jones (1822 - 1887)*
  Martha Bolling Jones Jordan (____ - 1932)*
  William Stratton Jones (1845 - 1864)*
  Bertha Jones Allen (1847 - 1933)*
  George Presley Jones (1850 - 1916)*
  Ellen Rivers Jones (1852 - 1917)*
  John Rather Jones (1856 - 1911)*
  Jennie Jones Kernachan (1858 - 1927)*
  Wade Keyes Jones (1868 - 1888)*
  Martha Bolling Cox Jones Rivers (1818 - 1897)*
  Henry Cox Jones (1821 - 1913)
  William Stratton Jones (1823 - 1914)*
  Amelia Ann Harris Jones Watkins (1825 - 1897)*
  Eveline Eldridge Wyatt Jones Clarke (1836 - 1874)*
  Edward S. Jones (1844 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Florence Cemetery
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA
Created by: SFC Kathline Forrester
Record added: Apr 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50945794
Henry Cox Jones
Added by: SFC Kathline Forrester
Henry Cox Jones
Added by: SFC Kathline Forrester
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