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  • Name Mary UNKNOWN 
    Gender Female 
    Death Warren Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • After the death of her husband, Mary Jones went through a long drawn-out court proceeding to settle his estate.

      On April 26, 1803 Mary Jones was given a letter of administration by the Jackson County court for the estate of her husband, Thomas Jones. Thomas' brother, James, died only months later (Jackson County GA, Early Court Records, P. 140)

      An inventory of his assets, which totaled $159.75, was filed with the court on May 6, 1803.

      A year later, April 10, 1804, Mary filed an account of the estate sale with the court showing that it brought in $142.87 and cent.

      On April 23, 1804, following a formal complaing by George Weatherby, who must have had an interest in the Thomas Jones estate, the Jackson County court ordered Mary Jones to give an accounting of her administration of the estate, "...and particularly to show what disposition has been made with George Weatherbys bond for title to a certain tract of land, whereon she now lives" (op. cit., p. 147) George Weatherby was a lawyer and was probably involved in the disposition of Thomas Jones' estate. No record has been found of what action the court took on his complaint.

      As administrator of Thomas' estate, Mary Jones filed an accounting with the court on Feb. 18, 1806 showing that she had paint out a total of $57.48 and cents to five claimants: Isaac Burson, David Dickson, Wright and Keys, George Reed Jr., and John Jones (GA Archives microfilm, drawer 168, roll 35).

      In the next year, the business establishment of Tennille and Fort brought suit against Mary as administrator of Thoams' estate and on Sept. 27, 1807 a Special Jury found in their favor for $83.89 in damages and $12.12 and cents in costs (Superior Court Petitions, 1807-1809, Jackson County, GA). We do not know what this suit was about.

      It appears that sometime later Mary moved back to Warren County. On January 26, 1811, the minutes of the Long Creek Baptist Church show that a Mary Jones was "received by experience". Moving in with one of her children who stayed behind in Warren County would be a logical move for Mary Jones to make after the death of her husband. Which one? The Long Creek Church minutes show that a Mary P. Jones died Sept. 8, 1837 (or 1857). We do no know if this was Mary, the wife of Thomas, or Mary, the wife of James Jones.

      Jackson County Georgia, Early Court Records 1796-1831, p. 140

      Jackson County, GA - Early Court Records, p. 140

      Jackson Co., GA - Early Court Records 1796-1831, p. 147

      Superior Court Petitions, 1807-1809 Jackson Co., GA

      Inventories, Appointments, Returns and Sales, Jackson County, GA 1800-1832, p. 133

      Inventories, Appointments, Returns and Sales, Jackson County, GA 1800-1832, p. 134

      Inventories, Appointments, Returns and Sales, Jackson County, GA 1800-1832, p. 135
    Person ID I7755  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2005 

    Family Thomas JONES,   b. Bef 1744, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 26 Apr 1803, Jackson County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 59 years) 
    Children 
     1. John JONES
     2. Catherine JONES,   b. Abt 1764
    +3. Benjamin J. JONES, (Rev),   b. Abt 1765, Granville/Bute County, NC Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 4 May 1812, Jackson County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 47 years)
    Family ID F2881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart