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Thomas Benjamin JONES[1, 2, 3]

Male 1806 - 1880  (73 years)


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  • Name Thomas Benjamin JONES 
    Born 8 Nov 1806  Jackson County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1880  Carroll County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Jones Family Cemetery, 2 miles from Consolation Baptist Church, Carroll County, GA (cooks-jones cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Thomas Benjamin Jones was probably named for his father, Benjamin and his paternal grandfather, Thomas Jones. Both his mother and father died while he was still young and at 12 years of age he was placed under the guardianship of Wiley Bridges, his sister Matilda's husband. They were probably living in the house of their grandfather, Nathan Fowler, which the Jones' orphans had inherited from his after his deat hin 1817.

      Thomas Jones, following the religion of his father and grandfather, became a preacher in the Primitive Baptist Church. Many of Thomas and Celia's children were born in Coweta County, GA where he was pastor of the Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Sometime in late 1840 they moved to Carroll County where he was pastor at County Line Primitive Baptist Church.

      Both of them lived the rest of their lives in that area and are buried in the Cooks-Jones Cemetery in Carroll County.

      He wrote his will on June 1, 1880 and it was probated on Feb. 7, 1881. In his will citing his religious beliefs, he wrote "..religion I have professed and as I humbly trust enjoyed for Forty years."

      His sons, John T. and William M. Jones were executors of his estate.

      (Research):Other birth date: 11/8/1806 - Jackson County, GA (William S. Jones Family Tree Repository)

      Other death date: 3/14/1880 - Carroll Country, GA (Jackson County Georgia, Early Court Records 1796-1831)

      Also listed on cemetery inscription in Jones Family Cemeter

      Jones Family Cemetery Inscriptions Carroll County, GA Submitted by: HMHM@worldnet.att.net
      JONES FAMILY CEMETERY Land District 3 Land Lot 182 G. W. Carroll Rd Carroll Co GA The Cemetery is located on the right side of road abt 2 miles from Consolation Baptist Church on the Southern boundry of the Douglas-Carroll County Line.

      Approx. 40 graves marked with field stones only
      Jones, Thomas B. (Elder) b Nov 8, 1806 d June 13, 1880 Jones, Celia S. wife of Thomas B b June 8, 1809 d. March 14 1890

      Last Will and Testament of Thomas B. Jones

      State of Georgia - Carroll County

      In the name of God I Thomas B. Jones of said county and state being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart this life dem it right and proper both as respects my family and myself that I should make a disposition of the property with which Providence has blessed me do therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others here to fore made by me.

      First Item: I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian life manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. My soul I trust shall return to rest with God who gave it, as I hope for eternal salvation through the merits and attonement of the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and as I humbly trust enjoyed for forty years.

      Second Item: I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by my Executors hereinafter appointed.

      Third Item: I bequeath give and devise to my son W. D. Jones Fifty acres more or less of land - the same being and lying in the Northwest Corner of Lot Number One hundred & eighty-two (182) to become personally and individually his own ata the death of my beloved wife Sela Jones.

      Fourth Item: I give bequeath and devise to my wife Sela Jones all of my property both real and personal, to have and to hold the same for her own use, furing her natural life and her death, my son W. M. Jones to have land as is hereinbefore directed and the remainder of property to be evenly divided between the balance of my children.

      Fifth Item: I hereby constitute and appoint John T. Jones and William M. Jones Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.

      Hune 1st 1880
      Thomas B. Jones LS

      Signed sealed and delivered and published by Thomas B. Jones as his last will and testament in the presents of us the subscribers, who subscribed our names hereto in the presents of said testator at his special instance and request and in presents of each other this the first day of June 1880.

      Witnesses

      R. B. Jones LS
      Jethro Jones LS
      Nathan C. Jones LS
    Person ID I3357  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2013 

    Father Benjamin J. JONES, (Rev),   b. Abt 1765, Granville/Bute County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 May 1812, Jackson County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Mary Eliphalett FOWLER,   d. Bef 6 Mar 1811, Jackson County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1793  Wilkes County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Susannah VELVIN,   b. 8 Jun 1809, Clarke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1890, Carroll County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1826  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Henry S. JONES,   b. 20 Mar 1827, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1910, Cherokee County Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Robert Benjamin JONES,   b. 24 May 1830, Coweta Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nathan Cornelius JONES,   b. 6 Apr 1832, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1910  (Age 78 years)
     4. William Moses JONES,   b. 20 Jul 1834, Coweta Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1917  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Jethro Peter JONES,   b. 18 Jun 1837, Whitesburg, Carroll County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1907, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. John Thomas JONES,   b. 4 Mar 1840, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Joseph JONES,   b. 1841
     8. James F. JONES,   b. 1843
    +9. Willis Dallas JONES,   b. 25 Mar 1845, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1921, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     10. Lindsey Jackson JONES,   b. 18 Oct 1850, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Rev Thomas B. Jones
    Thomas B. Jones

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] 1880 United States Federal Census, (July 1880, Carroll County, GA).

    2. [S144] 1870 Census, (1870, District 5, Carroll County, Georgia, Post Office: Carrollton Original data: Data imaged from National Archives and).

    3. [S141] Gravestone - Elder Thomas B Jones, (Jones/Cook Cemetery, Carroll County, Georgia).

    4. [S143] 1850 Census, (August 1850, Carroll County, Georgia).

    5. [S140] Gravestone - Celia S Jones, (Jones/Cook Cemetery, Carroll County, GA).