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Written by (4) Col. Thos. Jones, apparently in a book of accounts, 1728-9. 
Reverse side, page 4 (reduced). Noticed, page 19. 


My Dear Cousin : 

It may be of some interest to you to know just 
how these notes came into existence ; whence I de- 
rived my information and authority ; and how I came 
to deliver them to you finally in their present form. 

As they do not concern any but those whose fami- 
lies receive mention, and as they are not expected to 
attract even a passing interest from others, it is pre- 
sumed that no apology or explanation whatever need 
be addressed to the public. 

They have been placed in book-form only because 
it was thought to be the most enduring and conven- 
ient form in which to preserve their contents for pres- 
ent and future family reference. 

The duty of superintending the work, if duty it 
may be called, appears to have devolved upon me by 
a sort of accident, which will be explained further on. 

There are many valid reasons which might be 
offered in favor of preserving truthful histories of 
honorable families, into an elaborate enumeration of 
which it is not necessary to enter. 

It may be that a weak and faltering kinsman shall 
find, in some example of honorable fidelity to duty 

4 Introdtictory Letter. 

recorded in these pages, inspiration to new courage 
and higher endeavor. Certainly all noble deeds re- 
counted in the history of his own family will offer, 
through the sympathetic medium of a common rela- 
tionship, a direct appeal to his better nature. 

There is also a consideration which may be men- 
tioned as having quickened my desire to preserve the 
evidences of family descent contained in these notes. 
Among the many unkind things that are now said 
and written out of sectional folly and animosity, one 
not infrequently met with, in otherwise respectable 
quarters, is this base aspersion upon the ancestry of 
our Southern families, that we are descended from 
convicts and the refuse of Europe. However base- 
less and incredible the charge may now appear to 
those acquainted with the facts, yet, if our Southern 
families lie supinely by, while these calumnies are be- 
ing repeated through the press, they will find their 
way finally into the pages of reputable history, while 
the evidences with which they might be met and suc- 
cessfully refuted will be lost through our indifference 
or inaction. 

It was in the summer of 1874, during my college 
vacation, that I discovered an old hair trunk which 
had been stored away, with other rubbish, in the gar- 
ret of the house of my uncle Joseph Jones, in this 
county. Upon examination it was found to contain, 
in a mixed and confused heap, a great number of 
family letters, deeds, wills, marriage settlements, etc., 
which had accumulated in the family for generations. 








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Introductory Letter. 5 

I found these to contain such a rich fund of family 
history that I thought it would be stupid and scarcely 
less than criminal in me to suffer them to be wasted. 
So I gathered them up, as I would the ashes of the 
dead, with sacred care, and, by arranging them accord- 
ing to their dates, found that I had before me an un- 
broken genealogical account of my family for several 
generations. And this is how I have become the 
genealogist of my family. 

It is clear enough how they came into the posses- 
sion of my grandfather. He was an only son, and 
his father and grandfather had both been first-born 
sons ; consequently to him came down the more im- 
portant family documents, and a large share of the 
family correspondence. 

It was a custom with our ancestors to copy their 
letters for greater nicety before sending them, and 
the copy being sent the original was retained. I 
find this to have been the case with much even of 
their more intimate family correspondence. 

This has aided me not a little, for there are many 
of these originals among the papers referred to ; so 
that in many instances I have had the benefit of see- 
ing not only the answer but also the letter that elic- 
ited it, and have thus been enabled to construe them 
with reference to each other. 

These papers begin with the year 1 702 and extend 
over a period of nearly a century and a half, furnish- 
ing ample data as to births, marriages, deaths, etc., 
even to the particular dates of their occurrence. 

6 Introductory Letter. 

Hence this narrative possesses the rare merit of 
being founded almost entirely upon written evidence 
contemporary with the facts narrated, and, therefore, 
affording the very best proof of which the nature of 
the subject will admit. 

In a few instances, to be sure, some of the minor 
matters contained in these papers could not be made 
fully intelligible without resorting to family traditions 
and the recollections of the older members of the 
family in Virginia and the South. 

To this extent I have made use of family traditions 
in the development of this narrative, but to this ex- 
tent only. They have in no instance been suffered 
to contradict, vary or add to the plain, simple and 
unvarnished story of these papers. Indeed, I have 
not used them even for the more pardonable purpose 
of ornamentation, unless in some rare and unimport- 
ant instance, when plainly in accord with, and, infer- 
entially, at least, corroborated by, the facts narrated 
in these papers. 

The truth is, I have always entertained a whole- 
some aversion for the exaggerated vagaries of family 
traditions ; and I have enjoyed no little satisfaction 
in watching the havoc made with them by the meth- 
ods of proof to v/hich I have invariably resorted in 
the case of my own family. It is entirely too wide and 
tempting a field for the play of a fond and irresponsi- 
ble fancy ; and the Aladdin-like structures erected 
through the accessions of succeeding generations are 
too romantically beautiful and imposing to be a reality. 

Introductory Letter. 7 

Yet, while this is all true, especially of American 
families, it is none the less true that there are families 
in America of just as pure and ancient descent as 
those of their mother countries. 

True, it was seldom that any titled nobleman, or 
the very near kin of such, settled permanently in the 
colonies ; but it was not so rare that the more remote 
connections of such, in whose veins flowed the same 
blood that coursed through theirs, settled there ; and 
these became the progenitors of what were regarded 
as the leadingr families of colonial times. 

Most of these families have retained their inherent 
faith in ancestry to the present day ; so much so, that 
pride of ancestry may almost be considered a mark 
of its existence. 

It has served as an aegis, in many cases, to pro- 
tect them from blood contamination, to which, from 
necessity, a love of wealth, or other improper motive, 
they might otherwise have been tempted to submit. 
This is doubtless more true of the Virginians than of 
any of the other colonists. Virginia was settled at an 
earlier period, when the old world ideas of technical 
distinction and social exclusion were in their greatest 
rigor, and were, of course, transplanted with the 
colonists. Her principal settlers were Cavaliers, a 
distinct class, who had inherited these ideas through 
a long line of ancestors, who had them deeply im- 
bedded in their natures, and who came to the colony 
with them inflamed and intensified by a long and 
bitter struggle with the " Round-heads." Virginia 

8 Introductory Letter. 

fast became wealthy and aristocratic, and offered an 
inviting asylum to immigrants and political fugitives 
of this class, who in great numbers gladly flocked to 
her hospitable shores. And, too, there was slavery 
in Virginia at an early day, a most aristocratic insti- 
tution, which soon became a part of her social polity, 
which ^did not obtain to any considerable extent in 
the North, but which in Virginia soon crystallized 
into an insurmountable barrier to the encroachments 
of the common people. 

The planter became as a lord, owning thousands 
of manorial acres which he cultivated with slaves that 
belonged to him like the cattle on his plantation, to 
whom he paid no wages, and who, therefore, could 
never become insolent or obtrusive. There were no 
avenues to social amelioration open to the poor 
white. There were no manufacturing establishments. 
The planter manufactured on his plantation and with 
the help of his slaves such wares as he did not import 
direct from the old world. 

There was no commerce, that social leveler of mod- 
ern times, except such as existed between the planter 
and his foreign factor. What social and business 
status the immigrant left off in the old world he took 
up when he reached the shores of Virginia, and there 
he remained, he and his posterity, until the Revolu- 
tion. It was a Virginian, the lordly Sir William 
Berkeley, that thanked God there were no free 
schools and no printing in Virginia. 

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that the blood of Virginians was kept pure, and that 
it flowed from father to son in an undiverted and 
unadulterated current. In speaking of Virginians, I 
mean the people of eastern or tide-water Virginia, 
the hotbed of Virginia aristocracy. 

It is a common error to suppose that the early 
colonists were wanting in education and the more 
polite accomplishments of social life. This is in no 
part true of the class of which I have been speaking. 
They possessed a degree of education and refinement 
not surpassed, and scarcely equaled, by their repre- 
sentatives of to-day. The colleges of Europe were 
open to them, and the sons of many of the wealthier 
class were there educated. Private tutors from the 
old country were readily had at competent salaries, 
while the royal governors established their miniature 
court of St. James at Williamsburg, and reveled in 
all the luxuries, and I fear many of the vices, of polite 
society. Coat-armor and all the insignia of State 
were displayed, and social caste was maintained with 
possibly more zeal than in the mother country. 

A word in regard to the practice in America of 
bearing, or claiming the right to bear, arms. It is 
safe to say that not one-tenth of those who claim this 
distinction have any sort of title to the arms they 
claim. Since about the middle of the eighteenth 
century, there have been numbers of unscrupulous 
artists and engravers, both in America and England, 
who for a small fee would turn off a handsome coat 
for any one, without the slightest regard to the rules 

lo Introductoiy Letter. 

of heraldry or the title of the applicant. In this 
manner many spurious coats were circulated through 
the country, and found their way into the archives 
of families, whose possessors are wholly and bliss- 
fully ignorant of their spurious origin. There are 
those who found their right to a particular coat upon 
no better foundation than that such arms are assigned 
to a family bearing the same name in Burke's Gen- 
eral Armory, or some similar work. As well might 
we claim to bear the arms of Viscount Ranelagh, or 
any one of the many coats ascribed by Burke and 
others to the various and entirely distinct families 
bearing the name of Jones. 

In this connection allow me to make the following 
quotation from Elements of Heraldry, by Wm. H. 
Whitmore : "Within a few years" (1866) "coats of 
arms have indeed been profusely assumed, but with 
such a total disregard of all authority as to prove the 
ignorance of that part of the community which ought 
to have been better instructed. The ordinary mode 
of assuming armorial bearings has been a reference 
to the nearest seal-engraver, who, from the heraldic 
encyclopedia, has furnished the applicant with the 
arms of any family of the same name. To strike at 
the root of this evil it is necessary to state in the 
most explicit manner, that there is no such thing 
as a coat-of-arms belonging to the bearers of a partic- 
ular surname. Competent writers have already dis- 
abused the public mind of the idea that identity of 
name argues identity of origin." '^ * '"' " No one 

Introductory Letter. 1 1 

now supposes that all Browns, or Joneses, or Smiths, 
or Robinsons, trace their descent from one man, the 
original assumer of the name. Still it has been much 
more difficult to convince a Brown, Jones, Smith or 
Robinson that he was not entitled to a coat-of-arms 
belonorino- to his name. Examination will soon con- 
vince us that this idea is totally unfounded. The 
first assumer or orantee of a coat-of-arms took that 
as his own distinoruishine mark. It became heredi- 
tary in his own family ; but his namesakes, or even 
relatives, have no claim to share it with him. It fol- 
lows, therefore, that whoever uses a coat-of-arms, by 
that act proclaims his lineal descent from the person 
who first assumed it. It is useless to attempt any 
evasion of this fact. However true it may be that 
even in England the law does not interpose, we 
ought in this country, from the very absence of law, 
to exercise a wise restraint. The sole value or in- 
terest of our American coats-of-arms is the remem- 
brance of an honorable ancestry. We cannot afford 
to insult our real progenitors by a false claim to 
others." And from Clark's Introduction to Heraldry, 
I add the following quotation: " The abuse of arms 
in modern days" (about 1800) "is constantly exhib- 
ited in the crest engraved on the plate and seals, or 
stamped on the note-paper, of thousands of persons 
utterly unentitled, by ancient descent or modern 
grant, to such insignia." * * * " Another abuse 
of arms is the common custom of wives' having their 
note-paper stamped with the crest of, or assumed by, 

12 Introductory Letter. 

their husbands. No lady is entitled to a crest, and 
the display of one, by a female of any rank, is an ab- 

In Eneland, in olden times, it was customary to 
make what were termed heralds' visitations. That 
is, the kinors of arms, as officers of the Crown, were 
commissioned and periodically sent out over the 
kingdom, to hear proof of, and to register, the descent 
and arms of the noblemen and gentlemen, or lesser 
nobility, of the realm. They also had authority to 
settle all controversies in regard to coats-of-arms, to 
correct any improper assumption of them by those 
not entitled, or any encroachment upon those belong- 
ing to another, and to deface from monuments arms 
illegally set up. The first visitation was in 1528, the 
last in 1687, after which time they fell into disuse. 

In America no such precautions have been taken, 
and it is seldom we meet with any written description 
of arms, there being here no place at which to record 
them, as at the Heralds' College, in England. Here 
they are generally traced for authenticity to some 
ancient seal or other engraving claimed to have been 
used or possessed by a first progenitor on this con- 
tinent. I should think it fair to say, that if such evi- 
dences are found to have existed in an American 
family prior to the year 1725, the arms may generally 
be accounted genuine, provided they are free from 
suspicion in other respects. 

In early times the right to bear coat-armor was the 
distinguishing mark of a gentleman or lady according 

Introductory Letter. 13 

to the old world ultra-technical definition of that 
term. Sir Edward Coke, the great English lawyer, 
defines a gentleman to be " qui arma gerit, who 
bears coat-armour, the grant of which adds gentility 
to a man's family." 

So Clark, in his Introduction to Heraldry, speak- 
ing of the derivation of the word "gentleman," says, 
" It is as if one said a man well born." * * * 
" Gentlemen have their beginning either of blood, as 
being born of worshipful parents, or from having 
achieved, in peace or war, some honorable action 
whereby they have acquired the right to bear arms." 

In regard to the name "Jones," it is of Welsh 
origin, being in the possessive case, so to speak, and 
is derived from the very popular Christian name 
"John." The Welsh, until quite modern times, dis- 
tinguished themselves one from another by employ- 
ing the Welsh preposition " ap," ^ which liberally ren- 
dered means the the son of. Thus, if a Welshman 
named John had a son named Thomas, the son was 
called for distinction Thomas ap John. Or if it 
were desired to distinguish Thomas with greater par- 
ticularity, the name of another ancestor was added ; 
as, if John's father were named Roger, they Avould call 
Thomas in that event Thomas ap John ap Roger, 
and so on ad infinittim. The Welsh had no other 
names until the English, by Act of Parliament, com- 
pelled them to adopt their custom of surnames ; when 

* In a similar manner " vertch " was used in the names of 

14 Introd2ictory Letter. 

the Welsh, no doubt as a matter of sentiment, and 
naturally not wishing to make any unnecessary de- 
parture from their accustomed names, simply adopted 
their father's Christian name for their surname. Thus, 
what before had been Thomas ap John, or Thomas 
the son of John, or Thomas John his son, became 
Thomas Johnhis, and by abbreviation in the course 
of time, Thomas Johns ; or, inserting an " e " for the 
sake of euphony, Thomas Johnes or Jones, And the 
fact that the name John was a favorite name with the 
Welsh will sufficiently account for the frequent re- 
currence of the name Jones among that people and 

The great warrior and crusader, Sir Hugh Johnys 
or Jones, derived his name in this way. 

In the letter of 1728 and its accompanying descrip- 
tion of arms, fac similes of which are given on the 
front pages of these notes, we have a full account of 
our arms quartered with Hoskins as borne by our 
first progenitor in America, near thirty years prior 
to that time, and as then described by his son with 
the brass plates on which they were engraved before 
him. This progenitor was Capt. Roger Jones of 
England. His elder son, Frederick, who died in 
North Carolina in 1722, had an ancient seal on which 
were engraved our arms as described in the fac 
similes referred to, except that they were not quar- 
tered with Hoskins or other arms. A nephew of 
this latter gentleman, Thomas Jones of Virginia, 
writing to his brother Walter, who was then a stu- 






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dent of medicine at Edinburgh, says : " Our brothr. 
Fred sent me the other day the impression of our 
Coat of Arms taken from a large seal of our Uncle 
Fredk." He adds that the impression and the 
motto are dim, but proceeds to describe the arms 
substantially as above indicated. 

I also find on a letter of date July 5th, 1758, from 
Jane Swann of North Carolina to her uncle, Col. 
Thomas Jones of Virginia, a seal impression of arms 
as used by this lady. The Jones arms correspond 
with the description referred to, and are quartered 
with the arms of Swann, the lady's husband, and 
another coat. The Jones quarter was doubtless 
taken from the seal of her father, Frederick Jones, 
above mentioned ; and this seal was most likely 
brought over from England by Frederick, when he 
and his brother Thomas came to Virginia in 1702, 
and had possibly been an heirloom in the family for 
generations. There are also letters among our 
papers from Thomas Jones of Virginia to merchants 
in London for various articles of silver to be engraved 
with a child's head for crest. 

C. Lucian Jones of Savannah, Ga., sent me some 
years ago a colored photograph of a panel painting 
which had been in the house of his father, Gen. 
Roger Jones, in Washington, for many years, but it 
appears that neither he nor his father could give any 
account of whence it came. It was evidently intended 
to represent the Jones arms as quartered with another 
coat — apparently that of Hoskins ; but was either 

1 6 Introductory Letter. 

executed by an ignorant and unskilled artist, or was 
painted from a fragmentary or illegible original. 
The Jones coat is painted correctly enough, but the 
Hoskins quarters, second and third, have party per 
chevron instead of per pale, the lions appear to be Or 
instead of Argent, and face the sinister instead of the 
dexter. The Jones quarters have sable, a fess Or 
between three boys' heads affronte proper, couped at 
the shoulders, and, I think, crined Or. The crest 
is a boy's head as in the arms. 

The print of arms on the front page of these notes 
is in strict conformity with the letter and description 
of 1728, heretofore referred to, and was designed 
from them by her Majesty's official painter for the 
Heralds' College, London, under the personal super- 
vision of Dr. Geo. W. Marshall, Rouge-Croix. 

These arms are more fully and technically de- 
scribed as follows : Quarterly ; first and fourth, 
sable, a fess Or between three boys' heads couped at 
the shoulders affronte proper (Jones). Second and 
third, per pale azure and gules, a chevron engrailed 
Or between three lions rampant Argent (Hoskins). 
Mantled sable, doubled Or. Crest, on a wreath of 
the colors a boy's head as in the arms. 

The maiden name of Capt. Roger Jones' mother 
was Hoskins, and she was sole heiress of her family, 
from which circumstance we inherit her arms, and by 
the laws of heraldic succession are entitled to bear 
them forever quarterly with those of Jones. 

I cannot trace our family back to any knight of 

Seal on letter of (8) Jane (Jones) Swann, dated 1758. Swann arms quartering 

Harding (her mother) and Jones (her father). Noticed, page 15. 

"Number one" in Garter's letter, page 292. 

Introductory Letter. 1 7 

the Round Table, nor yet to the Norman Conquest 
by several hundred years. Indeed, I can go no far- 
ther back in our immediate line than to the mother 
of Capt. Roger Jones, who was born, I would sup- 
pose, not later than 1605-20.* 

*It is sincerely to be hoped that some appreciative kinsman, 
who may be in sufficiently easy circumstances to justify the ex- 
penditure, will some day pursue an investigation into the more 
ancient history of our family. This can only be accomplished by 
the use of money and the employment of a competent genealogist 
in England. I think I have quite exhausted the avenues of gra- 
tuitous information, and, besides, I have expended some f 200 to 
$300 which I could ill afford at the time.. My investigations have 
been mostly conducted by Dr. Geo. W. Marshall, Rouge-Croix, 
of the Heralds' College, London. They embrace, I imagine, a 
pretty exhaustive investigation in Mansfield and vicinity ; among 
the wills of Somerset House and York, for the names Jones and 
Hoskins ; and at the College of Heralds. It appears quite likely 
to me that our arms are a variation of those of an ancient Welsh 
family of Vaughan (Vychan). This family has the field Sable 
and the boys' heads for charges, but entwined about the neck of 
each boy a snake. It is not improbable that our Welsh name, or 
designation, became Anglicized about the period of Capt. Roger's 
parents, and this may account for the difficulty we have in trac- 
ing our lineage farther. 

There was an ancient family of Ap John, whose pedigree and 
arms are set out in the Visitation of Surrey, 1623, and whose arms 
are, Sa. a chev. Or betw. 3 children's heads ppr., their necks 
entwined, however, with a snake. Sir Hugh Johnys or Jones, the 
great warrior and crusader, bore the same arms. He left no sons ; 
but it is stated, at a later date, that Hugh Jones, Lord Bishop of 
Llandaff (1566), was of this family. I do not mean to intimate 
that we are probably descended from either of these families. I 
mention them simply as a circumstance with which any future 
genealogist may with propriety be made acquainted. 

Be very careful not to accept any descent at the hands even of a 
genealogist until, by an honest investigation of the evidence, you are 
yourself satisfied of its correctness. Should such an investigation 
ever be prosecuted to a successful issue, the results could be printed, 
and, I presume, the sheets could easily be inserted in this volume 
by opening and rebinding it, which would cost but a trifle. 

1 8 Introductory Letter. 

However, it may be safely said that whatever pic- 
ture will portray their social life and standing then 
will generally hold true of them for many genera- 
tions beyond that period. The instances, if any, of 
an obscure family's working its way into social promi- 
nence in those days, or anterior to that time, were 
much too rare to receive mention. What property 
or prestige came to a family in those days devolved 
by the laws of heredity, or was won on the field of 
battle by the sword of a knightly warrior. It was 
scarcely possible to acquire sufficient property to en- 
force social recognition, as is so easily done in mod- 
ern times. No matter what amount of mere wealth 
one possessed, his place in society was the same, for 
that place was determined by laws other than those 
of property. There were certain social fetters and 
barriers which no accident of fortune could break 
through and no audacity surmount. A churl might 
better his fortunes, it is true, and a gentleman might 
impair his ; but, for all that, the churl was none the 
less a churl, and the gentleman none the less a gentle- 
man. And so it continued from father to son to the 
period of which I speak and much later. 

I have two letters before me which were written from 
Williamsburg, Vrrginia, in 1728, by Thomas Jones, 
the younger son of Capt. Roger, to his wife, who 
was then visiting in London. They are perhaps the 
most interesting of all the family letters in my pos- 
session, since they not only indicate the social rank 
and standing of the family then and thirty years prior 

Introductory Letter. 19 

to that time, the style in which they lived, and who 
Capt. Roger's mother and wife were, but they con- 
tained on a separate slip of paper, securely embraced 
within the folds of one of them, a full written descrip- 
tion of the arms of Capt. Roger, his wife, and his 
mother. The first of these is dated "July ye 8th, 
1728," and in enumerating various articles which he 
had shipped to his wife, he mentions among the rest, 
" The Brasses belonging to the Coach, 4 coats with- 
out the Crests, and two Crests for the Coach, and 8 
Crests for ye Harness. There is 4 Toppings for the 
horses wanting which I suppose must be of the coulor 
of ye lining of ye Coach. 

" I shall send you my Coat in a little time to have 
them chang'd and further directions." * * * 

" * Pray give my Love and very^ " My Dearest Life 

Humble Service to your Uncle ; your ever affectionate 
Mark & to whom else you f Husband 

think proper. " j Tho: Jones." 

The uncle Mark referred to was Catesby, the dis- 
tinguished naturalist. 

The second letter, which is the most'interestinor, is 
given in full in the Appendix. 

Securely wrapped within the crisp folds of this 
letter, where it had lain perhaps unseen by human 
eye, for a century and half, was the description of 
arms before mentioned, and which is given in fac 
simile in the front of this book. 

It will be noticed that the style of living portrayed 
in these letters refers to a period long anterior to the 

20 Introductory Letter. 

date of the letters. It was not a style that had as yet 
been assumed by Thomas Jones. It was the style In 
which Capt. Roger had lived, and which was about 
to be adopted by his son as the head of a new house- 
hold, and in another generation. Thomas was an old 
bachelor when he married, just three years prior to 
the date of these letters, and he had given so little 
attention to family affairs that he had forgotten what 
livery appertained to his father's house. But he had 
the crests and brasses of his father on which were 
empaled, as appears, the arms of Walker, and these 
must be remarshaled to suit the succession of the 
son. Hence he directs his wife to inquire at the 
Heralds' office for this purpose. Moreover, it is a 
picture of the father's life in England, about to be 
transferred to, and revived by the son in, the colony 
of Virginia. The first appearance of the son in 
Virginia was in 1 702 ; we know that Capt. Roger 
had returned to, and was living in, London in 1692 ; 

hence, if in 1728 it was "near thirty years" since he 
had seen his father's livery, it must have been in 
England that he saw it. 

Whatever prestige our family may have enjoyed 
in the old world, I think they have not lost in the 
new. Ranking well among the gentry there, they 
have not proven themselves unworthy of their gentle 
breeding here. I hope I may be pardoned for quot- 
ing briefly in this connection from a letter written by 
a venerable and honored representative of one of the 
proudest and most noted of Virginia's ancient fam- 

Introductory Letter. 21 

ilies. Writing of our family in connection with my 
grandfather's leaving Virginia, he says : " I know 
that no family in Virginia stood higher for honor, 
chivalry, and talents of the highest order — in fact 
for all that constitutes the gentleman, than this Jones 

Among the more distinguished representatives of 
the family may be mentioned Dr. Walter Jones, a 
distinguished physician, and member of Congress 
for three or more terms from the famous Westmore- 
land district ; Gen. Walter Jones of Washington, 
D. C, son of the foregoing, one of the greatest law- 
yers that this or any country has produced ; Skelton 
Jones of Richmond, Va., and Cols. Catesby and 
William Jones of Gloucester Co., Va., prominent 
lawyers in their day; Meriwether Jones, distin- 
guished as a political writer many years ago ; Maj. 
Gen. Roger Jones, U. S. Army; Commodore 
Thomas ap Catesby Jones, U. S. Navy ; Catesby ap 
Roger Jones, son of Gen. Roger Jones, ex-officer in 
the U. S. Navy, commander in the late Confederate 
States Navy, and officer in command of the Merri- 
mac in her memorable second day's engagement with 
the Monitor, in Hampton Roads, March 9th, 1862 ; 
also, the latter's brother, Brig.-Gen. Roger Jones, 
late of the U. S. Army ; and others less distinguished, 
it is true, but not less faithful to duty in all the more 
private walks of life. 

And now, my dear cousin, in concluding this rather 
long letter, let me enjoin upon those of my kindred 

22 Introductory Letter. 

who may read these notes, that honorable ancestry im- 
poses with it a double obligation for honorable 
action ; that superiority of birth cannot in any de- 
gree supply the place of personal merit ; and that, 
while we may feel a just pride in knowing of our 
gentle origin, he is but a contemptible snob — a 
coarse unfeeling fellow, who will indulge in any sort 
of parade of such things in the presence of those who 
may be less fortunate than himself in this regard, 
but who in all probability are infinitely his superiors 
in every respect, except in the mere accident of birth, 
to the honor of which he has perhaps contributed 
little or nothing. 

Nor can I consent to close this letter until I have 
invoked the Divine blessing upon us and our posterity, 
that we may, by a noble Christian rectitude of walk 
and conversation, preserve the family escutcheon as 
unsullied as when it was committed to us by our 
sires. It is happily not necessary that we should 
distinguish ourselves in order to fulfill the Divine 
purpose of our existence. He is greatest who lives 
most in harmony with the will of his Creator. There 
is indeed a royal knighthood before whose lists the 
roll of Battle Abbey pales into lusterless obscurity ; 
a Prince whose shoes the proudest knight of King 
Arthur's mystic circle was not worthy to unlatch ; 
upon whose imperial standard are emblazoned the 
issues of eternal life and eternal death. May you, 
my dear cousin, have the grace, and the courage, and 
the wisdom, to take upon your young manhood the 

Introductory Letter. 23 

vows of this royal order ; and when the great tour- 
nament of life is over, and the seraphic herald pro- 
claims the victor's lists, may you be there, to receive 
at the hands of your Prince the meed of everlasting 

Truly your kinsman, 

Winchester, Ky., December 23^, 1889. 


Issue of Jones and (i) (Hoskins') Jones : 

(2) Capt. Roger'' Jones. 

The first progenitor of our family in America was 
Capt. Roger Jones, who was born, we suppose, about 
1625-35. His first wife was Dorothy Walker, a 
daughter of John Walker, Esq., of Mansfield, county 
of Nottingham, England. He married a second wife, 
as appears in his will, but it is improbable that they 
had issue. 

Tradition has it, that his family were Cavaliers, 
and that he had borne a captain's commission in the 
armies of King Charles II. He came to the colony 
of Virginia in company with Lord Culpeper, when his 
lordship came over in 1680 to take charge of that 
colony as its governor. It is evident that relations 
of friendship existed between the families of Lord 
Culpeper and Capt. Jones. In the latter's will we 
find this statement : " I declare that a silver tankard 
in the possession of my said son Frederick is not mine 
but belongs to my said son Thomas and was bought 
with monies given him by my Lady Culpeper." 

This Thomas Jones was in London in 1706, when 

26 Jones Genealogy. 

he received an invitation from Lady Culpeperto visit 
Herat Leeds Castle, the home of the Culpepers. It 
is superscribed, 

" For Mr. Thomas Jones 
at the Virginia coffee house 

at London ; " and is 

in part as follows : 

" Leeds Castle December the 19th, 1706. 

I received yrs of the 14 instant, and I am glad of 
your safe arrival in england. I hope that you are come 
upon a good account that will turn to your good add- 
vantage. I shall be very glad to see you here if its 
no preduidice to your business and you shall be very 
wellcome whenever you please to come here." * * * 

" My daughter and her seven children are all very 

this is all from ; 

Yr. affectionate friend & servant 
Mar Culpeper." 

Thomas Jones was then a young man and Lady 
Margaret Culpeper was a very old lady. She was 
daughter and co-heir of Seigneur Jean de Hesse, of 
the noble House of Hesse in Germany, whose only 
child, Catharine, married Thomas, Lord Fairfax, and 
conveyed to him Leeds Castle, in Kent. 

In his will Capt. Roger Jones bequeaths to his son 
Frederick, among other things, his own picture and 
the " picture of Lord Fairfax." 

Captain Roger Jones. 2 7 

This Thomas, 2nd Lord Culpeper, Baron of 
Thornsway, was a most zealous and powerful partisan 
of Charles the Second ; which circumstance may be 
reofarded as lendino- countenance to the tradition that 
Capt, Roger's family had been identified with similar 

There is in the " Calendar of State Papers," pub- 
lished by Dr. Wm. P. Palmer, a very bitter petition 
which was presented to the mother Government by 
the colonists in 1692 against one " Capt. Roger 
Jones," who I have little or no doubt was this same 
ancestor of ours. In this petition he is referred to as 
a soldier who came to that colony with Lord Cul- 
peper, and he is charged with having " declared his 
disaffection to yr Majys before leaving this country 
by refusing to serve in any office or take the usuall 

As their majesties were William and Mary, his 
refusal to take the usual oaths, the effect of which, as 
I suppose, was to renounce the House of Stuart 
and swear allegiance to the House of Orange, is but 
other evidence of his attachment to the former House. 

The alleged cause for the presentation of this pe- 
tition is, that several persons residing in the city of 
London, among the number this Capt. Jones, had 
circulated opinions to the effect that the acts of the 
colonial Assemblies were of no validity beyond a year 
from their date, unless the king's assent to the same 
had been previously obtained; and this Capt. Jones 
is referred to as the busiest and most dangerous of 

28 Jones Genealo^^y. 

all those complained of. It charges that he was di- 
rected by Lord Culpeper to take a sloop of war and 
cruise in the Chesapeake Bay, to suppress piracy and 
all unlawful trading, and that in violation of his or- 
ders he connived at and sheltered the pirates, and in 
this manner acquired the foundation of a great estate 
"which he eives out he is master of." Whether 
these charges were true or false can never, of course, 
be certainly known. They were evidently not ac- 
credited by Lord Culpeper, else we should hardly 
account for the friendly esteem in which his son was 
held by his lordship's widow. We know, from many 
instances, that the colonists were not always just in 
their treatment of those who happened to incur their 
displeasure. It appears they had thought well 
enough of Capt. Jones to offer him offices which he 
in turn had thouofht little enouofh of to decline. 
The paper itself is inconsistent as it is incontinent, 
for in one place it attempts to make him out an in- 
significant sort of fellow, and in another admits him 
to be the most dangerous of all the class complained 
of. If he was more dangerous it could only be be- 
cause he was more influential, since his opinions 
could be hurtful only in proportion to the degree of 
weight and credit they carried with them. It con- 
founds all distinctions of guilt, and holds him 
equally criminal for expressing an opinion as to the 
legal effect of their public acts, for sheltering pirates 
in violation of his official duty, and for stirring up 
seditions among their majesties' subjects. The 

Captain Roger Jones. 29 

whole paper is more an ebullition of spleen than a 
formal preferment of charges, and was doubtless as 
devoid of truth as it was malicious and spiteful. 

His residence in the colony was temporary, and 
appears to have been so regarded by him from the 
first; for he did not attempt to identify himself with its 
interests, as he might have done to some extent, at 
least, by accepting the offices tendered him. 

He is reputed to have owned considerable prop- 
erty, and to have lived in handsome style in the old 
country ; and, indeed, it is not improbable that ex- 
travagant living there drove him to seek reparation 
of fortune in a new field, in which it is said he was 
happily successful. Certain it is, he maintained the 
port and dignity of a gentleman. On his harness and 
on his coach he displayed his crest and coat-of-arms, 
and dressed his servants in the livery appertaining 
thereto, as was the custom with the gentry of that 

He was sole surviving descendant from his mother, 
who was a Hoskins and sole heiress of her family, 
whose arms he therefore quartered with his own. 

Both his mother's family and his wife's were ancient 
families of high respectability ; and the obvious fact 
need not be mentioned, that he and they ranked well 
up in that class known as the gentry in England. 

His mother's arms, as described in the letter and 
inclosed slip of paper, are the same as those of Hos- 
kins of " Barrow Green," near Oxted, county Surry, 
and of Higham Castle, county Cumberland, Eng- 

30 Jones Genealogy. 

land, which are but branches of the same family. I 
have corresponded with this family in England, and 
have seen letters from others on the subject, and 
they all agree that our ancestress must have belonged 
to the " Barrow Green " family, because, they allege, 
she had the engrailed chevron, all others of the name 
having the chevron plain. 

The Barrow Green family came originally from 
Monmouthshire, Wales, and has been a rather distin- 
guished family. Geo. Hoskins, author of a stand- 
ard work on Spain, w^as of this family. Catharine, 
only daughter of Sir John Hoskins of this family, 
married, in 1710, the third duke of Devonshire. 
There was a baronet also. Sir William Hoskins, of 
Youghal, Ireland, who escaped the Irish massacre in 
1614. From him, as I am informed, descended the 
late Thomas Hoskins of Higham Castle, whose 
daughter, writing to me on this subject lately, said : 
" That your ancestress was of the same family is 
shown by the arms quartered, which are correct with 
ours and the Hoskins of Barrow Green. There are 
many monuments of the Hoskins family in the 
Church at Oxted." * * * 

In the will of Capt. Roger Jones we find this item : 

" I give to my tenn friends hereinafter named the 
sume of twenty shillings apiece to buy each of them 
a ring, that is to say. Sir Richard Haddock, Coll. 
Philip Ludwell, Arthur Bailey, Esq., Richard Perry," 
etc., etc. 

We find also this item : " I give and bequeathe 



Captain Roger Jones. 3 1 

unto my son Thomas Jones one Shilling & noe more 
in full bar and satisfaction of all his right," etc., etc., 
" to my estate." However, as Thomas was a younger 
son, and as it appears that he had a considerable for- 
tune when he landed in Virginia, it is evident that 
he had been otherwise provided for — most likely by 
his mother's family. 

He died at his house in Stepney, then a suburb of 
London, in 1701, and was buried at Mansfield as 
directed in his will, as the following certificate from 
the Vicar of Mansfield, obtained by me in 1888, will 
testify : 

" Parish Church of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire 

Burials, 1701 

Jan : 6. Capt : Roger Jones." 
This entry is certified to in due form by Alfred 
Pavey, Vicar of Mansfield, on May the 8th, 1888. 

His will, a copy of which appears in the Appendix, 
is dated August 17th, 1701, which, according to the 
old style of reckoning time from March 25th as the 
beginning of the year, would come, as it should, be- 
fore Jan. 6, the date of his burial. In it he directs 
that he is " to be buried at Mansfield in the county 
of Nottingham, in the grave with my late wife Doro- 
thy daughter of John Walker of Mansfield aforesaid 

His wife was of an ancient familv of Walker seated 
at Mansfield, in the county of Nottingham, England, 
whose pedigree and arms are set out in the Visitation 

32 Jones Genealogy. 

of Nottinghamshire, made in i6i4(Coll. Arms, M. S. 
C 9, fo. 150) ; the latter in the exact language of the 
description contained in the letter of 1728, viz. : " Ar. 
3 annulets, between nine cinquefoils Sa." Crest, A 
buck trippant vert, attired Or. 

I also have extracts from the parish registers of 
Mansfield, which show that Dorothy, daughter of Mr. 
John Walker, was baptized there Sept. 12th, 1642; 
and that Frederick, son of the same, was baptized 
April 1 2th, 1646. This is doubtless the Frederick 
for whom Capt. Roger Jones named his elder son. 

The pedigree of this family as recorded in the Vis- 
itation of Notts is given below in plain letters, while 
the parts in italics have been added from the parish 
registers of Mansfield and other sources by Dr. Geo. 
W. Marshall, Rouge-Croix, of the Heralds' College, 

(i) Gregory' Walker of Mansfield in Com. Nott, 
buried at Mansfield ic^July, 161 7, married Agnes, da. 
of Richardson. 

Issue: — I. (2) George^ of Mansfield in Com. 
Nott. Living 1614, married Eliza, da. of John 
Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse, and sister of Sir 
John Digby. II. (3) Gregory'^, bapt. at Mansfield, 10 
April, 1 616. III. (4) Anne", bapt. at Mansfield, 
Feby. 8, 1615. IV. (5) Margery"^, married Simon 
Sterne, whose son was (6) Archbishop Sterne of York. 
K (7) Alice^, who was the wife of Thomas Stringer 
of Norton. VI. (8) William^, posthumous son, bapt. 
16 Aug., 161 7. 

<^ €5 ^ ^ 

Arms of Dorothy Walker of Mansfield, Notts, wife of (2) Capt. Roger 

Jones. Argent, three annulets in an orle of nine cinquefoils sable. 

Crest: A buck trippant vert, attired or. 

Captai7t Roger Jones. 33 

Issue of (2) George^ and Elizabeth (Digby) 
Walker : 

I. (9) John^, Sonne & heire i yeare old 1614, buried 

at Mansfield, April 19, 1659, married Sicsanna , 

she was buried at Mansfield, March 19, 1670. 
//. (10) Gertj'ude^, married Flower, son (11) George^ 
Flower. III. (12) Elizabeth^, married Dakyne, son 
(13) Arthzir* Dakyne. IV. (14) Hannah^, married 
Perkins, son (15) Thomas* Perkins. 

Issue of (9) John^, and Susanna ( ) Wal- 

I. (16) Lticius*, bap. /any. 29, 1645. //. (17) Fred- 
erick'^, bap. April 12, 1646. ///. (18) Gregory''., bo7'n 
17 April, 1656. IV. (19) Dorothy'', bap. 12 Sept., 
1642, married Capt. Roger Jones. V. (20) Leah, 
born 17 Nov., 1657. 

The will of Elizabeth Digby, who married George 
Walker, is registered at York (Vol. 53, p. 370), in 
which she gives to her "beloved brother Sir John 
Digby one twenty-two shilling piece of gold, and 
same to the lady his wife my sister to buy them 
rings." She first married Thomas Trigott, Esq., 

then George Walker, and then Boynton, and 

she is described in her will, which is dated 14th Feby., 
1666, as Elizabeth Boynton of Hucknall Torquet, 
widow. Mention is also made of several Walker 
children and grandchildren. 

John Walker is mentioned in the will of John 
Mason as surrendering closes at Mansfield in 1656. 

Administration of his effects was granted to Su- 

34 Jones Genealogy. 

sanna, his relict, in the Manor Court of Mansfield, 
17th May, 1659. 

Issue of (2) Capt. Rogers and (19) Dorothy* 

(Walker) Jones. 


(3) Frederick^ Jones, married, prior to July 20th, 

1708, Jane ; was then living in James City 

county, Va,; afterward removed to North Carolina, 
where he died in Chowan precinct, 1722. 

There is among our papers a letter from him to 
his brother Thomas in Virginia, dated Jan. 13th, 
I 721, which is written in a refined and scholarly man- 
ner, but the letters are formed after the old style, 
truly, which renders it very difficult to decipher. I 
have also an examined copy of his will, which was 
made July 7th, 1722 (see in the Appendix), and as it 
is dated April 9th, 1722, he of course died between 
these dates. From his will it appears that he left 
a large estate, especially in lands, which were lo- 
cated in what was then known as Albemarle county, 
North Carolina, in Chowan, Hyde, .Craven, and Beau- 
fort precinct. He also appears to have held import- 
ant official trusts in that colony. 

(4) Thomas^ Jones, our ancestor, titled colonel; 
married, on February 14th, 1725, (3) Elizabeth Pratt, 
widow of William Pratt, a merchant of Gloucester 


(3) Frederick Jones of North Carolina to his brother (-1) Thos. Jones of Virginia. 

Captain Roger [ones. 35 

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county, Va., and eldest daughter of Dr. (Secretary) 
William Cocke and his wife Elizabeth Catesby. Col. 
Jones died in Hanover county, Va., in 1758, some- 
time prior to September 7th, on which day his will 
was probated, as appears from an official copy in my 
possession. His wife died in Northumberland county, 
March nth, 1762. From him are descended all of 
our known Jones family, except only the children 
and grandchildren of his brother (3) Frederick, 
whose names are given in this sketch, and whose 
residence, so far as known, has been confined to the 
State of North Carolina. 

The first intimation we have of the whereabouts 
of this gentleman is in the survey of 1702; soon af- 
terward, in 1 706, we find him at the Virginia Coffee 
House, the then favorite stopping place for Vir- 
ginians in London, where he received from Lady 
Culpeper the note referred to in my introductory 
letter. Later in life he was uniformly addressed as 
colonel, which is said to have been used in Virginia, 
in early times, as a title of honorable distinction. He 
took up and patented large bodies of land in Vir- 
ginia, between the periods of 1702 and 1731. There 
were granted to him, by patent in 1713, two thou- 
sand acres in King William county; also seven hun- 
dred and sixty-five acres in the same county; an 
order was made by the Council May 2d, 1716, allow- 
ing him to take up and patent twenty-five thousand 
acres in Nansemond county; May 2d, 1719, an order 
forfive thousand acres in Henrico county; June 15th, 

36 Jones Genealogy. 

1726, a grant to him of six thousand acres in Han- 
over county; March 6th, 1731, an order for four 
thousand acres in Prince George county. Much of 
this land he no doubt sold again, and the remainder 
he divided into plantations, which he cultivated with 
his slaves, principally in tobacco. The slaves were 
worked by overseers, who were employed for the 
purpose, and the tobacco was annually shipped to 
the cities of Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Bristol and 
other places. 

He was again in London December 6th, 171 2, when 
he entered into an agreement, which I have before 
me, with one Robert Gary, merchant, of London, by 
the terms of which a cargo of merchandise valued at 
£\,\(y/\. sterling was consigned to him at Williams- 
burg. He appears to have been of a social and con- 
vivial temperament, and to have maintained quite 
friendly relations with the colonial governors, at 
whose mansions he was a frequent visitor. He evi- 
dently died well advanced in years, for one of his 
nieces, of North Carolina, in writing to him some 
time before his death, takes occasion to congratulate 
him on his green old age and excellent health. 

There are a number of courtship letters in my pos- 
session which were written by him to the lady he 
afterwards married, full of tenderness, indeed, but 
evidently written by an old bachelor. He settled on 
his wife by marriage articles eighty slaves and their 
increase, besides a quantity of valuable land, and 
several houses and lots in Williamsburof. 

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Captain Roger Jones. 2)7 

Both he and his wife were principal people in the 
colony, and both had an extensive and highly credit- 
able acquaintance in England, where they frequently 

He appears to have had extensive dealings with a 
certain Sir John Randolph of London, perhaps lat- 
terly of Virginia, to whom he had made large ship- 
ments of tobacco, extending through a period of 
many years, until Sir John's decease. 

He also, about the same period, had some business 
transactions and complications with one Capt. Edward 
Randolph, who about that time made an assignment 
for the benefit of creditors. The death of the one 
and the assignment of the other appears to have 
greatly complicated matters, and necessitated a good 
deal of correspondence between Col. Jones and Cols. 
William and Richard Randolph as executors of Sir 
John. In one of these letters, dated Hanover, Oct. 
4th, 1755, he writes, " I wrote to Coll. Richard Ran- 
dolph concerning my affairs in his hands as executr. 
of Sr. John Randolph." * * * 

In another, of date April 6th, 1 741, he writes, " I now 
trouble you with the case betwixt the assignees of 
Mr. Edward Randolph and me." I have also a letter 
to him from Sir John Randolph, dated Oct. nth, 1 729. 

It was this Col. Jones who wrote the two letters of 
1728, and the description of arms heretofore alluded to. 

He was evidently much in love with his wife, who, 
although a widow, was not twenty-four years of age 
when he married her. 

;^S Jones Genealogy. 

Issue of (3) pREDEracK^ and Jane ( ) Jones. 


(5) William^ Harding Jones, married and died in 
North Carolina, Saturday before July 4th, 1732. I 
think he was educated in New England, where he 
also probably married. 


(6) Frederick'^ Jones, married Mary , and died 

sometime prior to July 30th, 1743, leaving a widow, 
who at the date mentioned was the wife of a Mr. Wm. 
Wilson. She was Fred's executrix. This gentleman, 
in a letter to his Uncle Thos. Jones of Virginia, signs 
himself "cousin" instead of "nephew," which is an 
instance of the use in olden times of the word 
" cousin " to express any relationship less close than 
parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, or 

It appears in a letter from him to his uncle (4) 
Thomas of Virginia, dated Aug. 3d, 1728, that the 
latter's wife and Fred had both then been in England 
for some time. 


(7) Thomas* Jones, married and had issue, at least 
one son, who was born about 1 756. Thomas was 
living June 8th, 1762, I think near Cape Fear, North 
Carolina; and in Oct., 1743, he was living in New 
Hanover county, North Carolina. 

Frederick Jones. 39 


(8) Jane'* Jones, married Samuel Swann of Cape 
Fear, North Carolina, a practicing lawyer and promi- 
nent man in the colony. He was a member of the 
Assembly that met at Edenton, in which capacity we 
find him figuring July 30th, 1743. 

Their issue were : (9) Jane^ Swann, who was born 
Oct. 15th, 1 740, and married on Jany. loth, 1758, her 
cousin (16) Frederick Jones of Virginia ; and (10) 
Samuel Swann, who was educated in England, 
whither he was early sent for that purpose. 

I have written a gfreat number of letters to North 
Carolina in the hope of discovering some representa- 
tive of this branch of our family, but without avail, 
except as to some of the descendants of '.9) Jane 
Swann and (16) Fred Jones, of whom we shall speak 
further on. 

There are several very good impressions of the 
Swann arms on the seals of old letters written by this 
lady to her uncle and father-in-law (4) Col. Thos. 
Jones of Virginia, on one of which is an impression 
of the Jones arms quartered with Swann, as alluded 
to in my introductory letter. The Swann arms are, 
Field azure, a chevron Or between three swans 
Argent. Crest, A demi lion rampant. There are 
on the chevron certain small figures which are too 
indistinct for me to make out. 

(11) Rebecca* Jones, living Oct. 9th, 1743. 

40 Jones Genealogy. 


(12) Martha^ Jones, the sixth child of (3) Freder- 
ick Jones, married Jo. C Howes, and they were living 
July 5th, 1743, in New Hanover county, North Caro- 

Issue of (4) Col. Thos.^ and Elizabeth^ (Pratt 

NEE Cocke) Jones. 


(13) Thomas^ Jones, ancestor of the Kentucky 
branch, and of the military and naval family of 
Washington, D. C, born Dec. 25th, 1726; titled col- 
onel ; married (13) Sally Skelton, daughter of James 
Skelton and his wife Jane, who was a daughter of 
Francis Meriwether and his wife Mary Bathurst. 

He was clerk of Northumberland county court, 
which was then an hereditary office, until 1 781, when 
he removed to his seat, " Spring Garden," near New 
Castle, in Hanover county, where he died 1785-6. 

He is represented in contemporary letters as living 
in great style at Spring Garden, which is described 
as being a beautiful and most delightful country resi- 
dence. His widow and a part of the family continued 
to reside there for a long time after his death, and 
from their residence there, and from the beauty and 
elegance of this homestead, they began to be dis- 
tinguished by the rest of the family as "the Spring 
Garden Joneses." 

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Col. Jones owned several large plantations, which 
he kept constantly in cultivation. He was evidently 
a gentleman of fine culture and intelligence, and was 
a liberal patron of the fine arts. In one of his letters 
to his brother Walter, then attending medical lectures 
at Edinburgh, he desires Walter to select for him a 
number of paintings by noted artists, and gives him 
a list of those he already had, in order, as he says, 
not to get two of a kind. 

He owned a large and valuable estate, for he had 
nine children to provide for, yet in a letter to Coun- 
cilor Carter in regard to the marriage of his son 
Thomas and Col. Carter's daughter, he proposes to 
make a deed to his son for the plantation on which 
Col. Jones was then living, containing about seven 
hundred acres of land, to leave the furniture in the 
house except a few pieces, all the stock on the place, 
and eleven or twelve working slaves; which, he says, 
is all he " can do at present, having lost a good many 
valuable slaves that went to the enemy." In a sim- 
ilar letter to Mr. John Turberville, to whose daughter 
his son Catesby was making his addresses, he pro- 
poses to give Catesby his clerkship, which, he says, is 
worth, one year with another, four hundred pounds, 
and to make him equal with his other children at his 
death. Copies of both of these letters may be seen 
in the Appendix. 

(14) Dorothea* Jones, born Feb. 2d, 1727; married 

42 Jones Genealogy . 

first, Geo. Donald, merchant, of Glasgow, Scotland ; 
second, Mr. Arbuthnot, and died about 1 780, leaving 
no issue by either marriage. Her first husband was 
a wealthy merchant of Glasgow, but he subsequently 
resided awhile in Henrico county, Va., where he died 
in 1776. He devised his estate to his widow, except 
a legacy left to each of his two sisters, Isabella and 
Margaret, of Scotland. This family of Donalds were 
cultivated people of high social standing, not only in 
Virginia, but also in Scotland, where they owned 
country seats and did a large mercantile business. 
There are several letters in my possession which were 
written by different members of this family in Scot- 
land to this lady's mother, Mrs. Jones, and they ex- 
press the greatest respect and friendship for her and 
all her family. Dorothea devised the greater 
part of her estate to her brother William and his 
daughter Elizabeth. 


(15) Catesby* Jones, born Mar. 6th, 1730; died 
Dec, 1747, of small-pox. 


(16) Frederick* Jones, founder of the Swann 
branch, of North Carolina, born July 7th, 1732; 
married Jan. loth, 1758, his cousin (9) Jane Swann, of 
North Carolina, and took up his residence in that 
colony. The residence of his father-in-law, Samuel 
Swann, was called " The Oaks." I am informed by 
one of his descendants of North Carolina, that Fred 
read law under his kinsman Samuel Swann, and be- 

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(16) Fred'k Jones of North Carolina to his brother (13) Col. Thos Jones 

of Virginia, date Jan. 23, 1770. 

Colonel Tho7nas Jones. 43 

came an active and successful member of that pro- 
fession. The name of his only son was changed from 
Jones to Swann, by the persuasion of his bachelor 
grand-uncle, John Swann, supplemented, no doubt, 
by prospects of an ample inheritance. His descend- 
ants, at the present time, are known only by their 
adopted name. He often visited his brothers and 
relatives in Virginia, where we find him as late as 


(17) William'* Jones, ancestor of the Gloucester 
county family; born Oct. 25th, 1734; married in 
the spring of 1766 Lucy, widow of Col. Charles 
Carter, of Cleves, Hanover county, Va., who was a 
sister of Christopher Taliaferro. Her mother was a 
Miss Walker, of Virginia. 

He was sent to sea before he was sixteen years 
old. He appears to have been an affable gentleman 
of good intelligence and sterling character, and held 
some official positions in the colony. About the 
year 1 780 he purchased and removed to a farm in 
Petsworth parish, Gloucester county, which he called 
Marlfield, and whither he soon removed his family. 
The first fifteen or twenty years of his married life 
he spent in the counties of Hanover and King 
William, where most of his children were born. 
Ann Carter, the only child of his wife and her first 
husband, married John Catlett, an eminent lawyer 
of King William county. They removed with their 
parents to Gloucester county, where Mr. Catlett also 

44 Jones Genealogy. 

purchased a farm in Abingdon parish, on Timber- 
neck creek. Both of the farms remain in possession 
of the descendants of these respective first pur- 
chasers to the present time, whose famiHes are also 
now happily united by the marriage of Maryus Jones, 
of Marlfield, to Mary Armistead Catlett, of Timber- 
neck. At Marlfield is the cemetery of this branch of 
our family, and it contains some interesting monu- 
ments to the dead. The family were Episcopalian, 
and worshiped at Petsworth church, a grand old 
building for those days. 

He lived but a few years after his removal to 
Gloucester county, where he died leaving a large 
family of boys to be reared by a devoted mother. 
He was the ancestor of all the Gloucester pounty 


(i8) Jekyll* Jones, born April 25th. 1 737; lived only 
five months. 


(19) Lucy* Jones, born August 25th, 1738 ; married 
i" 1757 John Smith, a gentleman of good estate and 
high social standing. Their children were, in 1770, 
one son and six daughters. (20) Elizabeth^, one of 
the daughters, whose god-mother was Sarah Barra- 
dall, of Williamsburg, received a legacy under the 
will of her grandmother Jones. There were marriage 
articles between her and her husband. 


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James Burwell, who married (21) Anne Jones, to (13) Col. Thos. Jones. 

Colonel Thomas Jones. 45 


(21) Anne^ Jones, born Feby. 15th, 1739; married, 
1757-8, James Burwell, of " King's Creek," Virginia, 
which was the name of his family seat. King's Creek 
was doubtless in James City county, not far from 
Williamsburg, on York river, and near a creek of the 
same name. 

She died, it is inferred, about 1780-3, having sur- 
vived her husband several years, and leaving the 
following children : (22) Nathaniel ; (23) James^ ; 
(24) Lucy5, who, it is said, married Bishop John 
Ravenscroft; and perhaps other daughters. Her 
husband dying before entails were abolished, the 
eldest son Nat inherited the ample estate to the ex- 
clusion of his brothers and sisters. King's Creek 
appears to have been an early burial ground for some 
family, for Mrs. Burwell's uncle Catesby Cocke, in 
writing to her mother, 1753, in regard to a tombstone 
which he had ordered from England for his father's 
grave, says, " I have ordered it to be landed at our 
nephew Jemmy Burwell's plantation at King's Creek, 
& if it has the fortune to get there, it will fall into 
most suitable Company, for you know that has long 
been a place of Tombs." ■^ ^ * 

There are among our papers a number of letters 
from Mr. Burwell to his brother-in-law. Col. Thos. 
Jones, which are written in a scholarly style, and are 
full of affectionate respect for him and his family, 
being invariably signed " Your affectionate brother." 

This lady's brother, William Jones, in a letter to 

46 Jones Genealogy. 

his brother Thomas, dated Sept. 9th, 1757, writes, 
"Our brother Burwell and his lady and his sister 
went from hence on Friday last, and Col. Burwell's 
coach met them at New Kent Courthouse, which 
conveyed them home that night ; Bettie Burwell is 
a fine plump girl, hath a good deal of sense and 
vivacity, and behaves herself extremely well ; if I 
was Capt. of a ship (which I might have been if I 
had kept to the sea) I wou'd lay her aboard.' 

" * -Sf * 


(25) Dr. Walter* Jones, M. D., father of the emi- 
nent lawyer. Gen. Walter Jones, born Dec. i8th, 1745 ; 
for many years a student of medicine at Edinburgh, 
Scotland, where he graduated with the degree of 
M. D., June 12th, 1769 ; was an eminent physician of 
extensive practice ; was a member of Congress in 
1806, and afterward, from the famous Westmoreland 

His residence, called " Hayfield," was in Lancaster 
county. At a very early period he was sent to 
school at William and Mary College, in Williams- 
burg, where he became the schoolmate and fast friend 
of many youths who afterward became conspicuous 
in their country's history. Thos. Jefferson was there, 
and Bathurst Skelton, rivals even then for the hand 
of little Miss Wayles ; and the friendship there be- 
gun or cemented between him and Bathurst and 
Jefferson continued during their lives. In a letter 
written by him at this time to his brother ( 1 3) Thomas, 

Colonel Thomas Jones. 47 

whose wife was a sister of Bathurst Skelton, he men- 
tions Bathurst, who was his room-mate, and says, 
" Bathurst desires me to tell his sister, that he would 
have wrote her a Dozen Letters but could not tell 
what to put in them, but he still says, that if she in- 
sists upon it, he will write her a Sheet of Compli- 
ments & Love, &c., &c., &c., he is also learning 
French & is much the most Studious Person in the 
College." He, Walter, was a red-hot radical adhe- 
rent to the principles of free government, and was in 
full sympathy with the colonies in all their struggles 
for independence ; so much so, that he attracted the 
loyal attention of the faculty, on at least one occa- 
sion, when he thought it prudent to retire into the 
country for a brief season. 

At Edinburgh he early enjoyed the reputation of 
being a young man of great promise, both socially 
and as a student. 

Mr. George Donald, under date of Oct. 8th, 1769, 
writes : " Enclosed you'll rece a letter from your 
brother Walter wch came to my hands some days 
ago. This will no doubt inform you that he has 
taken his degree of M. D., and that he intends to 
Virginia in the Spring. I have the pleasure also to 
inform you that among the several letters I have 
lately received from Scotland, Dr. Jones is mentioned 
as a person of the first merit. A very sensible gen- 
tleman in Glasgow (Mr. Kippen) particularly says 
that Dr. Jones is the most shining young gent, of his 
profession now in Edinburg, and that he will make 

48 Jones Genealogy. 

a great figure wherever he goes. Mr. McMiken who 
is just returned from Scotland speaks of Mr. Jones 
as a gent, of great reputation, and which is not alone 
confined to his profession." "' * * In a letter dated 
London, July 23d, 1769, Dr. Walter writes to his 
brother Thomas : " I have heard of poor Bathurst's 
death for several months — it was not less grievous 
than unexpected — he really was amongst those 
friends who I thought with some confidence would 
welcome my return, should it happen — the news 
shocked me in a peculiar manner, as I had not very long 
before heard of his marriage with Miss Wayles, and 
had with pleasure reflected on the happiness he must 
enjoy with a woman the accomplishments of whose 
person I was acquainted with and the more valuable 
disposition of whose mind I have heard with praises 
from all who knew her." After taking his degree at 
Edinburgh, he attended lectures another season and 
returned to Virginia in 1770, where he at once en- 
tered upon the active duties of the profession which 
he pursued with distinguished success until his death. 
He was great-uncle and guardian of grandpa Jones 
and his sisters. With reference to one of his can- 
vasses for Congress, we extract the following from 
Garland's Life of John Randolph, page 120: "By 
such persuasions as these Gen. Lee was induced to 
offer himself as a candidate for congress in West- 
moreland district — Westmoreland, the birth-place of 
Washington ! On the other hand by the persuasions 
of Mr. Jefferson Dr. Walter Jones came out in oppo- 



Colonel Thomas Jones. 49 

sition to him. The canvass between these two 
champions of adverse wishes and sentiments was very 
animated. In colloquial eloquence and irony, no 
man could surpass Dr. Jones; but he was over- 
matched by his antagonist in popular address and 
public eloquence." * * * 

Mr. Jefferson is said to have been very fond of 
Dr. Jones' society, and they were together a great 
deal when in Washington. 


(26) Elizabeth'* Jones, the tenth child of (4) Col. 
Thomas Jones; born Jan. 26th, 1748; married Dr. 
Flood, and died about 1775, leaving three children, 
one of whom, (27) William^ P. Flood, received by 
devise from a Dr. William Savage, nephew of Dr. 
Walter Jones' father-in-law, a large estate in lands, 
houses, and lots, situated near Edenton, North Caro- 

Issue of (13) Col. Thomas* and (13) Sally' (Skel- 

ton) Jones. 


(28) Maj. Thos^ ap Thos. Jones, whose only son 
removed to Kentucky, and became the founder of the 
Kentucky family. He was a major in the Revolu- 
tionary war; his delicate health, however, keeping 
him from the field, although he rendered valuable 
service as a recruiting officer and in other lines of 
duty. He married, first, Miss Beckwith, who died 

50 Jones Genealogy. 

soon after marriage without issue, and Major Jones, 
although entitled to her personal estate, which was 
considerable, promptly restored it all to her family. 
On an old volume among my grandfather's books, I 
find pasted to the inside of the back an engraved 
copy of the Beckwith arms, which may be identified 
as follows, viz.: Quarterly, first and fourth, escutcheon 
of pretence. Ar. a chev. gu. in escutcheon ar. charged 
with an open hand, gu. betw. three hinds' heads 
erased gu. (Beckwith of Yorkshire quartering). 
Or a saltire and chief dancettee gu. (agreeing with 
Bruce, of Balcaskie and Kenross, Scotland, except 
that the chief of the last is wavy instead of dan- 
cettee) ; second and third, Gu. six lions rampant 
crowned, arranged in triangle three, two, one. In 
escutcheon Or a chev. sa. betw. three fleur de lis sa. 
Motto, loir en Bien. 

He married for his second wife (42) Frances Car- 
ter, third daughter of Councilor Robert Carter, of 
" Nomony Hall," Lancaster county, Virginia. This 
was perhaps as wealthy a family as there was in the 
State of Virginia, and Councilor Carter was perhaps 
the wealthiest member of his generation. He is said 
to have manumitted a thousand slaves in one day. 
This is a large number, to be sure, but it is certain 
that he was very wealthy and the owner of a great 
many slaves, to many of whom he gave both liberty 
and land. See the Carter family. 

Major Jones' children also received large legacies 
from their mother's Tasker relatives and other con- 




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nections of the Carter family, who appear to have 
lived in the city of Baltimore and vicinity. His sec- 
ond wife died in the summer or fall of 1796; he died 
at Bathurst, 1 800-1. 

" Bathurst," his family seat, was in Essex county, 
near Tappahannock, and the house, I am informed, 
is still standing, having acquired quite a historic in- 
terest. It is a part of an old grant to Francis Meri- 
wether, made in 1704. Upon the decease of the lat- 
ter's widow and the division of the lands which she 
held as dower, the tract embracing the present locality 
of Bathurst House fell to Theodorick Bland and 
wife, who was a daughter of Francis Meriwether. 
Bland and wife subsequently sold it to their brother- 
in-law, Francis Smith, who married Lucy, another 
daughter of Francis Meriwether. Bathurst then de- 
scended to Meriwether Smith, the first representative 
in Congress from that district, who first gave it the 
name " Bathurst." From him it descended to his only 
son, George William Smith, once governor of Vir- 
ginia, who sold it to Major Jones. Major Jones was 
then living in Henrico county, but removed to Bath- 
urst, and at his death devised it to his only son, 
Thomas ap Thomas Jones, my grandfather, who in 
turn sold it to one Lawrence Muse in 18 10, and 
shortly afterward removed to Kentucky. 

Major Jones owned a schooner which he called 
the " Polly," and which appears to have been largely 
devoted to pleasure excursions up the bay. 

He was evidently greatly beloved and respected 

52 Jones Genealogy. 

by his brothers and sisters and by his relatives gen- 
erally, especially by Dr. Walter Jones, his uncle, 
whom he made the guardian of his children. There 
are many letters in my possession that passed be- 
tween him and his father-in-law, Col. Carter, which 
show the relations existing between them to have 
been of the most cordial character. In some of them 
allusion is made to the Swedenborgian doctrine of 
faith, of which Col. Carter was an avowed disciple 
and to which Major Jones appears seriously to have 
inclined at one time. 

From all that I have heard of him or been able to 
glean from the records, he must have been a truly 
refined Christian gentleman; amiable and hospitable, 
he kept a house of excellent good cheer, to which 
his friends and relatives were ever more than wel- 


(29)* Catesby5 Jones, titled major; father of Gen. 
Roger and Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones; 
married, 1778, Miss Lettice Corbin Turberville, 
daughter of John Turberville, of " Hickory Hill," 
Westmoreland county, Virginia. For a time his seat 
was " Mountzion," in Westmoreland. He was in some 
way connected with the military, and bore the title 
of major. There are several letters from him to his 
brother Thomas, which are very affectionate, well 

* Since the above was printed I have been informed by a grandson 
of Major Catesby Jones that he was commissioned captain of the 
Light Horse Guards in 1784, by Gov. Patrick Henry, and was pro- 
moted to major in 1787. 

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(31) Meriwether Jones to (28) Maj. Thos. ap Thos. Jones. 

Colonel Thomas Jones. 53 

composed and handsomely penned. He was an ac- 
tive, energetic business man, and a high-spirited, cul- 
tured gentleman. 


(30) Jekyll^ Jones, resided, 1805-9, ^^ ^^^ ^^^Y ^^ 
Richmond, Virginia; was a political writer of some 
note; never married. 


(31) Meriwether' Jones, titled colonel, born 1766; 
married, while very young. Miss Lucy Franklin 
Reed, sister of Franklin Reed, of the United States 
Navy, and a relative of Dr. Benjamin Franklin. Meri- 
wether was a lawyer, and a distinguished political 
writer and leader of Richmond, Virginia; was the 
founder of the newspaper The Rich7nond Examiner, 
which he edited for many years and until he was killed 
in a duel, when he was succeeded by his brother Skel- 
ton. See the Richmond (Va.) Standard of Septem- 
ber 25th, 1880, for some account of this family. 

He is said to have been engaged in several duels. 

It is also stated that he eloped with his wife, he 
being a lad of only seventeen summers and she a 
miss of fourteen. 

Governor George William Smith, of Virginia, who 
lost his life in the conflagration of the Richmond 
Theater, married, his widow. 

He is the Meriwether Jones referred to by Gov. 
Geo. R. Gilmer, of Georgia, in a notice of the Meri- 
wether family in his unique book entitled " Geor- 
gians, or Sketches of Some of the First Families of 

54 Jones Genealogy. 

Upper Georgia." See the Meriwether family. There 
are among our papers several letters from him to his 
brother. In one of these he requests the loan of 
some money, and offers to secure it by a draft on the 
Treasury, from which I infer that he was then holding 
some official place. In fact it appears, from one of 
these letters, that he was then in the midst of a 
heated canvass, but it does not appear for what office. 
In another he speaks of the birth of a son on 
April 29th, 1790. This was (32) Walter^ Jones, an 
only child, who was an officer in the United States 
Navy, and who married Miss Taylor of Norfolk, Va. 
He, (32) Walter^ is spoken of by a contemporary as 
a young gentleman of exceptionally elegant man- 
ners. He died, leaving the following children, viz.: 
{.Z'h) Walter^ also of the United States Navy, died 
of yellow fever in Norfolk, Virginia, 1855; (34) 
Lucy^ dead; (35) Elizabeth^ dead; (36) Mary^ 
living now in Australia. 


(37) Bathurst^ Jones, member of the Virginia 
Assembly ; married a widow Overton, of Hanover 
county. For awhile he resided at Hanover Town, 
but, afterward, purchased and removed to a farm 
called "Fleet's Old Place alias Hare Wood." It is 
said he also had his affair of honor.* 

There are several letters from him to his brother 
Thomas, which are sprightly, well written, and full of 

*It is also stated that his wife became intolerably jealous of him, 
which so wounded and exasperated him that he took his own life. 

(38) Skelton Jones (from portrait by St. Memin, Drexel Coll.) 

Colonel Thomas Jones. 55 

tender affection. In one of these, dated Oct. 12th, 
1797, he tells Thomas that the latter's old friend 
Carter Braxton is no more. 

Carter Braxton was one of the signers to the Dec- 
laration of Independence. 


(38) Skelton^ Jones, lawyer, of Richmond, Virginia; 
succeeded his brother Meriwether as editor of the 
Examiner ; never married ; fought several duels ; 
undertook the completion of Burke's History of Vir- 
ginia, but had written only a part of the fourth vol- 
ume when he was killed in a duel. Louis Hugh 
Girardin, a French gentleman, who undertook the 
work with him, was also killed in a duel. 

Skelton Jones is said to have killed several men in 
duels, and in consequence to have become very morose, 
remorseful and unhappy, in the latter part of his life. 

I have several letters from him to his brother 
Thomas and to grandpa, which are always kindly and 
affectionately written. 


(39) Elizabeth^ Jones, married Gawin Corbin, of 
" Yew Spring," Caroline county, Virginia. Their 
issue were, (40) Elizabeth^ (41) Letitia^ (42) Gawin^ 
(43) Lancelot^ (44) Sally^ and (45) George^ 

(46) Mary5 Jones, married Lancelot Lee, of Berke- 
ley. Their issue were, (47) Sally^ (48) Elizabeth^ 
(49) Lancelot^ 

56 Jones Genealogy. 


(50) Sallys Jones, married Capt. Nathaniel Ander- 
son, of Virginia. 


(51) Jane^ Jones, the tenth child of (13) Col. Thos. 
Jones, was born 1760; married John Monroe, of 
" Cone Place," Westmoreland county, Virginia. He 
was in the Continental army at the age of seventeen ; 
was United States circuit judge, and resided at 
Lexington, Kentucky, during his incumbency. He 
was a near relative of President James Monroe. 
Their daughter (52) Sally^ Skelton Monroe married 
Edwin Bathurst Smith, and they were the parents of 

(53) Dr. Edwin^ Bathurst Smith, Jr., now, 1880, 
residing in St. Louis, Missouri. They had also a son, 

(54) Dr. Thos^ Jekyll Catesby Monroe, M. D., sur- 
geon in the United States Army, who died in 1840. 

(51) Jane^ Monroe died in 1 795, aged thirty-five 

Issue of (28) Major Thos^. ap Thos. and (42) 
Frances^ (Carter) Jones. 


(55) Frances^ Tasker Jones, who was born in 1782, 
married (13) Col. John W. Belfield, of Richmond 
county, Virginia, and died soon after her marriage, 
without issue. The name of their residence was 
" Bellemount." After her death he married Miss 
Dangerfield, and left issue. See the Belfield family. 


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Major Thomas ap Thomas Jones. 57 

(56) Thos^ ap Thos. Jones, the founder of the 
Kentucky family, who was an only son, was born in 
Virginia in 1784; removed to, and settled in, Clark 
county, Kentucky, about 1810. Remarried in Vir- 
ginia, in 1809, (41) ^Elizabeth Fauntleroy, a daugh- 
ter of Griffin Murdock Fauntleroy, of "Mars Hill," 
Richmond county, Virginia. 

His family seat in Virginia was called " Bathurst ;" 
it was in Essex county, not far from Tappahannock, 
and has, as before stated, acquired quite an historic 
interest. He sold Bathurst in 18 10, when he was 
about to remove to Kentucky. His wife and he died 
at their home in Clark county, Kentucky ; he on April 
1 2th, 1843 ! 3-i^d she on August 31st, 1865, aged sev- 
enty-five years. 

It is most likely that reduced fortune, and the ne- 
cessity of retrenchment which it entailed, induced 
him to leave Virginia, although he had a very neat 
estate in money and slaves when he reached Ken- 
tucky, where he was reputed to be the wealthiest man 
in his county, at that time. Having determined to 
locate in Clark county, he purchased land and built 
the old Jones homestead, since destroyed by fire, 
which was situated on what is now the Kentucky 
River turnpike, some two and one-half miles from 
the river. 

His farm adjoined that of Dr. William Webb, and 
in the neighborhood were the residences of the Hocka- 

* See her portrait. 

58 Jones Ge7tealogy. 

days, Taylors, and others, all fresh from old Virginia, 
gentlemen of wealth and culture, who constituted a 
little colony in themselves, and made that the most 
aristocratic neighborhood in the county. 

I know nothing of my grandfather, except what 
others, principally outside of the family, have told 
me. He was rather small of stature, had dark eyes, 
beard and hair ; was of quiet, easy manners, some- 
what reserved, very firm, and withal a very distinctive 
character. He was amply possessed of personal 
bravery, and those who knew him knew full well that 
he was not one to be provoked or trifled with. He 
was a man of fine intelligence, of varied and most 
extensive general information, of very delicate sensi- 
bilities, and great dignity of character. In early life 
he went to Richmond, Virginia, to read law under his 
uncle Skelton Jones, but soon abandoned the idea, 
for what reason I know not. 

He had great confidence in the integrity of men ; 
being himself scrupulously honest in all his deal- 
ings with mankind, he expected the same of others, 
with the usual result of financial injury to himself. 
In early life he had been much in and about Wash- 
ington and Baltimore, and had come in contact with 
many of the prominent characters of the times, which 
made him an exceedingly interesting conversational- 
ist. He was hospitable, and fond of entertaining at 
his home ; was a most assiduous reader, systematized 
and digested well what he read, had a good memory, 
and sustained the reputation of being the best in- 














Major Thoinas ap Thomas Jones. 59 

formed man in his county. But he was not merely 
regarded as being a well-informed, intelligent gentle- 
man ; by many he was regarded as one of undoubted 
intellectual greatness. Said a certain legal gentle- 
man to me, whose astuteness in judging of men is 
well recognized by those who know him, and whose 
brother was a very promising graduate of West Point, 
" My brother always said your grandfather was the 
best informed and most intellectual man he had ever 
met." And, added this gentleman, who has now 
grown venerable in years, "Thos. ap Jones was a 
geologist, a linguist, a statesman, and a philosopher ; 
his was the greatest intellect this county has known." 
He was, perhaps, morbidly considerate of the comfort 
and feelings of others. If, for instance, he were con- 
versing with the humblest individual who should mis- 
pronounce a word, he would adopt the man's pro- 
nunciation rather than call his attention to the mis- 
take by using the word correctly. 

He left a number of slaves in Virginia, and fre- 
quently went back there to collect their hire, when he 
would drive through in his family carriage. On one 
of these occasions, arriving at his friend's house in 
Virginia after the family had retired, he declined to 
disturb them until they arose in the morning, and so 
he and his servants spent the night out-doors. 

There was something in his manner that never 
failed to inspire respect, and the same was true of his 
wife. Said a certain physician to me not long since, 
and with no little emphasis, " Who that knew your 

6o Jones Genealogy. 

grandfather and grandmother did not regard them 
as they would a prince and princess?" Such is 
the esteem in which those who knew them tell me 
they were held. 


(57) Sally^ Jekyll Jones, who was born in 1787, 
married Jas. Davis, of Frederick county, Virginia. 

Their only child, (58) Col. Jekyll Lucius Davis, 
was a graduate of West Point. After graduating he 
served a few years in the United States Army as a 
lieutenant, during which time he acquitted himself 
with great credit as a young officer in the Florida 
Indian wars. He was every inch a soldier, both by 
nature and by acquirements. At the breaking out 
of the late war he was living quietly on his farm in 
Henrico county, near Richmond, Virginia. He im- 
mediately repaired to the capital of his State, and 
became actively engaged in the preliminary prepara- 
tions for the war that seemed inevitable. His opin- 
ions as a military scholar were held in high esteem, 
and were much sought after and relied upon by mili- 
tary men. He wrote a book of tactics called the 
"Trooper's Manual;" organized the Henrico Light 
Dragoons, of which he was captain ; served a year, 
after the war began, with Gen. H. A. Wise, as colonel, 
but he really commanded the Wise Legion ; after- 
ward joined the command of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart as 
colonel of the Tenth Virginia Cavalry. In battle he 
was remarkably quiet under circumstances of the 

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Major Thomas ap Tho7nas Jones. 6i 

most imminent exposure to the enemy's fire, and from 
the character of his charges he acquired the sobriquet 
of " Bold Dash." He led several cavalry charges 
during the late war — one or two at Brandy Station, 
and at Yorktown or Williamsburg. Soon after the 
battle of Gettysburg, he charged at Hagerstown, 
Maryland, with only a remnant of his regiment, a 
body of five thousand cavalry under Gen. Kilpatrick, 
when his horse was shot under him and fell on his 
leg, and several squads of the enemy's cavalry passed 
over him. As he still held in his hand one of his 
large revolvers, although prostrated, the enemy came 
near shooting him, but took him prisoner and sent 
him to Johnson's Island, where he was detained for 
nine months. 

President Davis was more than once importuned 
to recognize the distinguished merit of this of^cer by 
proper promotion, but he as persistently declined, say- 
ing that he would "not make generals of the entire 
Davis family." 

Unfortunately, they were distantly related. 

He died in Buckingham county, Virginia, in 1871, 
about sixty-three years of age, and his remains were 
received at Richmond by the governor and his old 
soldiers, and were interred with military state in the 
cemetery of Immanuel Church (Episcopal), four 
miles from Richmond. He first married Frances A. 
T. Berkley, a daughter of Dr. Robert Berkley, of 
Warren county, Virginia, and they had one child, 
(59) Frances^ A. T. Davis. His second wife was 

62 Jones Genealogy. 

(360) Elizabeth Harriet Peck, granddaughter of (28) 
Dr. Walter Jones. They had twelve children, only 
three of whom are living, as follows : 

(60) Bathurst^ Mervin Davis, living in Texas ; 
(61) Reginald^ Channing Davis, also living in Texas ; 
and (62) Frank^ Tudor Davis, a devoted Baptist 
minister and most estimable gentleman, of Warren 
county, Virginia. Of the other children, (63) Llew- 
ellen^ Catesby Davis died of consumption contracted 
during the late war while serving in his father's reg- 
iment. He was a brave soldier and a Christian gen- 

Another son, (64) JekylP Lucius Davis, Jr., in- 
herited much of his father's martial spirit. He was 
born in 1842, and was indeed among the bravest of 
the brave who gave their young lives to the cause 
they loved but could not save. 

In the Appendix may be seen a Memoir of his life 
and services taken from the archives of Virginia 
Military Institute, from which I make the following 
extract : 

"On Friday, the 24th of June, 1864, in a cavalry 
fight near Samaria Church, Charles City county, Va., 
the loth regiment (his father's) was ordered to charge 
a well entrenched force of the enemy. As the regi- 
ment swept across the field, young Davis shouted to 
his company, ' Look out, boys, I will be first in the 
enemy's works.' And so he was. Just as he was 
passing over the parapet he received full in his face 
the charge fired from the gun of one of the foe stoop- 

(58) Col. Jas. Lucius Davis, 10th Va. Cavalry, C. S. A. 

Major Thomas ap Thomas Jones. 63 

ing behind the works, and fell dead. Inspired by 
his brave example his comrades rushed on, stormed 
the works, avenged his death, and gained a victory 
for the cause that had brought about the death of 
one of their bravest boys." 

His remains were first buried on the field of battle 
by his cousins, (348) Maryus Jones and Chas. Cat- 


(65) Elizabeth'^ Carter Jones, who was born in 
1788, died unmarried, and left her entire property to 
her cousin, (213) Frederick Jones, for whom she is 
said to have entertained a strong affection. She 
visited grandpa in Kentucky. 


(66) Jane^ Skelton Jones, the fifth child of (28) 
Maj. Thos. ap Thos. Jones, who was born in 1790, 
married (16) Col. Joseph Belfield. a brother of Col. 
John Belfield, who married her sister. Their chil- 
dren were as follows : 

(67) Thomas^ Jones Belfield, who is now residing 
near Farmer's Fork, in Richmond county, Virginia. 

(68) Frances' Meriwether Belfield, who married 
Mr. Cralle, and they have issue : (69) Frances^ Cralle, 
who married Mr. Omohonder, and I am informed has 
an interesting family ; (70) another daughter, the 
wife of William Wilson, of Northumberland county ; 
and another daughter, (71) Mrs. Omohonder^ 

(72) John' Walter Belfield, who died about 1877, 

64 Jones Genealogy. 

leaving one son, ijz) Walter^ Jones Belfield, of 
Richmond county, Virginia. 

(74) George^ Tasker Belfield, and possibly others. 
The name of their family seat was " Mild View." 

Issue of (56) Thos^ ap Thos. and (41) Elizabeth^ 
(Fauntleroy) Jones. 


(75) Frances^ Tasker Jones, who was born April 
1 2th, 181 2, and died in Clark county, Kentucky, of 
consumption, Nov. 17th, 1833. 


(76) Thos^ ap Thos. Jones, who was born in 1814, 
married Miss Adelaide Hatton, and removed to Sa- 
line county, Missouri, near Malta Bend post-office. 
They had several children, only one of whom, ij']^ 
Charles^ Jones, attained the age of maturity. Char- 
lie was a Confederate soldier from Missouri, and, 
although a mere boy, was conspicuous for his daring 
bravery. He served through the war, married the 
daughter of a Methodist preacher, and died leaving 


(78) Griffin^ Fauntleroy Jones, uniformly ad- 
dressed by the name Fauntleroy only. He was 
born July i6th, 1816, married (21) Martha Jane 
Browning, daughter of Col. Jas. Browning, of Clark 
county, Kentucky. See that family. 





































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Thomas ap Thomas Jozies. 65 

While I feel that there is much that should be said 
of my father for the sake of others, yet because he 
is my father, and because he is extremely sensitive 
to public notice, I feel that good taste, perhaps, re- 
quires of me that I should be both guarded and brief 
in any allusion to him. He is a farmer in this county 
in comfortable circumstances, whom both his tastes 
and an exceedingly sensitive nature have confined 
closely to the walks of private life. He has a good 
library to which he is devoted, and from which he has 
acquired a rich fund of varied and interesting scien- 
tific knowledge. I have yet to know one of his sex 
whose daily life and conversation has been so free 
from impurities of every character. He is said to 
greatly resemble my grandfather in character and 
disposition, and what has been said of the latter's 
mental qualities, I think, may with equal propriety 
be applied to my father. During the late war, our 
family were known to be intense Southern sympa- 
thizers, and my father was very fearless and out- 
spoken in denouncing the Union cause and policy 
toward the South. This, with the circumstance of 
my brother's being in the Confederate army, natur- 
ally enough subjected us to a full share of Federal 
surveillance, which culminated in my father's arrest 
and incarceration in jail at Lexington, Kentucky. 
Here as a little child I used to visit him and talk 
with him through the gratings of an iron prison-door, 
while the Federal guards stood with bayonets 
crossed between us. Their children are as follows: 

66 Jones Genealogy. 

(79) Mary^ T. Jones, who married John W. 
Moore, and they have one child, (80) Mattie^ Moore. 

(81) *Francis^ Jones, M. D., who is a physician, 
residing in this county, near Becknerville. He en- 
tered the Confederate army before he was seventeen 
years of age, in the fall of 1862, upon the first occu- 
pation of Kentucky by Confederate troops. He 
served under Gen. John H. Morgan, the famous 
" Rebel raider," until he was captured after the fight 
at Buffington Island, on that daring and hopeless raid 
into Ohio, in July, 1863. 

Declining to take the oath of allegiance to the 
Federal government, he remained a prisoner of war 
in various Northern prisons, principally at Camp 
Douglas, Chicago, for eighteen months, and until he 
was sent around on exchange about the close of the 
war. He had attempted a year previous to overtake 
Gen. Morgan, in one of his flying raids into the 
State, but was captured by Federal pickets and 
lodged in jail at Lexington, Kentucky. He belonged 
to Company E, Eighth Kentucky Cavalry, Col, Leroy 
S. Cluke. After the war he studied medicine, and in 
1872 graduated an M. D., with honorable mention, 
at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He 
located in this county, and has continued the prac- 
tice of his profession with increasing and gratifying 
success. He married Miss Laura Lindsay, and they 
have children : (82) Bertha^ Jones, (83) Francis' 
Jones, (84) Paul^ ap Francis Jones, (85) Roy' Willie 

* See his portrait. 


Captured after the fight at Buffington Island, July, 1863 


Thomas ap Thomas Jones. 67 

Jones, (86) Martha' Jones, (87) Willie' Jones, who 
died in infancy, and (88) Laura' Jones. 

(89) *Lewis^ Hampton Jones, who is the compiler 
of these notes, graduated at the College of Law in 
Kentucky University, at Lexington, Kentucky, in the 
spring of 1875. In the spring of 1876 he located at 
Winchester, Kentucky, and entered upon the active 
practice of his profession. He was elected county 
attorney for his county in 1878, and again in 1882; 
and was elected judge of the County, or Probate, 
Court for his county in 1886, which office he now 

(90) Elizabeth^ Jane Jones, who married R. M. 
Moore, a brother of John W. Moore who married 
her sister Mary T. Jones. Their children are : 
(91) Maggie' Moore, (92) Verner' Moore, (93) 
Alice' Moore, and (94) John' Moore. 

(95) f Alice^ W. Jones, who married (48) *Louis 
A. Woodford, only son of S. A. B. Woodford, of this 
county. See that family. Their children are : 
(96) Leon' Catesby Woodford, (97) Thos.' Earl 
Woodford, (98) Verlin' Meriwether Woodford, (99) 
Leila' Woodford, who died in infancy, (100) Jane' 
Tasker Woodford, who died in infancy, and (loi) 
Stella' Woodford. 

(102) Willie^ Jones, (103) Leila^ Jones, and (104) 
Stella^ Jones, children of {j'^') Fauntleroy, all died 
in infancy. 

*See his portrait. fSee two portraits of her. 

68 Jones Genealogy. 


(105) *Roger7 Jones, who was born in 1818, died 
July 25th, 1890, and was buried at Lexington, Ky. 
He married, first, Miss Blaydes ; and, second. Miss 
Elizabeth Poston, of this county, neither of whom 
had issue. He then adopted for his daughter Miss 
Etta Gordon, whose name was changed to Jones, 
who is a most estimable lady ; is the wife of R. Stu- 
art Taylor, of this county, and is the mother of several 
children. Roger Jones married for his third wife 
Lucy Wragg, and they have issue as follows : 

(106) Susie^ O. Jones, who married Richard Steel, 
and they have two children, (107) Lucy' Annette 
Steel and (108) Roger' Shirley Steel. 

(T09) Roger^ W. Jones, who married Mattie Allen, 
of Fayette county, Ky., and they have children, 
(no) Roger' Jones and (in) Eliza' Jones. 

(112) ■^Thos^ ap Roger Jones, now a student of 
medicine at Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

(113) Lizzie^ Jones. And (114) Tasker^ Jones. 


(115) Eliza'' Jones, who was born in 1820, married 
Samuel T. Martin, a son of (27) Dr. Samuel D. 
Martin, of Clark county. See the Lewis family. 
They early removed to Missouri, and settled in 
Saline county, where she died May ist, 1866, leav- 
ing the following children : 

*See his portrait. 

(89) Lewis H. Jones (from photo by MuUins, Lexington, 1893-4). 

Thomas ap Thomas Jones. 69 

(116) Geol Thomas Martin, who joined the Con- 
federate army from Missouri, and served through 
the war, first under Gen. Price, and afterward under 
Gen. Marmaduke, and who is married and has issue. 

(117) SamueP Davis Martin, who also joined the 
Confederate army, and served through the war under 
Gen. Marmaduke, and who died in Clark county, 
Kentucky, while a student of medicine, at the house 
of his grandfather. Dr. Samuel D. Martin, on April 
14th, 1867. 

(118) Frances^ Tasker Martin, who married John 
Francisco, of Missouri. 

(119) Elizabeth^ Fauntleroy Martin, who married 
Edward M. Yantis, of Missouri, and who died March, 
1878, leaving children, (120) Edward^ Samuel Yan- 
tis, (121) Helen^ Kate Yantis, (122) John' Paul 
Yantis, and (123) Elizabeth' Montgomery Yantis. 

(124) Charles^ Gibson Martin, who married, and is 
living in the West. 

(125) Mary^ Davis Martin, who married Joseph 
Francisco, of Missouri. 

(126) Sarah^ Catharine Martin, who is married. 

(127) Helen^ Bullit Martin, who is a twin sister of 
Sarah Catharine, and who is also married. 

(128) Francis^ Taylor Martin, who is also married. 

(129) Ann^ Eliza Martin, who is also married. 

(130) Hester^ Gibson Martin, who is married. 


(131) Joseph^ Lewellin Jones, who died in infancy. 

70 Jones Genealogy. 


(132) *Cadwallo^ Jones, who was clerk of the 
Clark County Court, and who was a licensed attor- 
ney at law, but who on account of delicate health did 
not engage in the active practice of his profession. 
He was a gentleman of elegant social and intel- 
lectual attainments. At his death he devised his 
slaves to be equally divided among his brothers and 
sisters ; the remainder of his property, including his 
land, he devised to his brother ij'^^ Fauntleroy. He 
was very decided and outspoken in his views, and 
was very warm and generous in his attachments. 


(133) Sally' Jones, who was born April 4th, 1830, 
married Armstead Blackwell, of Clark county, Ky., 
and died Jan. 22d, 1854. Their children were as fol- 
lows : 

(134) Roger^ J. Blackwell, who married Elizabeth 
Wilson, and they are both dead, leaving children, 
(135) Mamie^ Blackwell and (136) Lillys Blackwell. 

(137) Armstead^ Blackwell, who married Susie 
Engle, of Missouri. He was a druggist in Lee's Sum- 
mit, Missouri, and was drowned while out duck shoot- 
ing. They had one child, (138) Roger' Blackwell. 

(139) Randolph^ and (140) Thomas^ twins, who 
both died in infancy. 

He married a second time and left children. 

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(141) Joseph^ Fauntleroy Jones, who is uni- 
formly addressed by the name Joseph only, was 
born Nov. 20th, 1833. He married Emma Morford, 
daughter of Noah Barton Morford, an artist, who was 
born near Trenton, New Jersey. Her mother was 
Ann Meriwether Smith, daughter of Meriwether 
Smith who lived near Louisa C. H., Virginia. Their 
children are as follows : 

(142) Thomas^ Barton Jones. 

(143) *Henry* M. Jones, who married Miss Alia 
Gay, a daughter of Jas. D. Gay, of this county, and 
who is now a commission merchant, and engaged in a 
general warehouse business in Winchester, Kentucky. 

(144) Annie^ Jones. 

(145) * William^ Meriwether Jones, who married 
Jennie Sweeney, a daughter of Jesse Sweeney, a 
merchant of Lancaster, Ky. They have one child, 

(146) Sallie^ Jones. 

(147) Lucy^ Jones. 

(148) Joseph^ Jones. 

(149) Catesby^ Jones. 

Issue of (29) Major Catesby^ and Lettice (Tur- 

berville) Jones. 


(150) *Major-General Roger* Jones, of the U. S. 

* See his portrait. 

72 Jones Genealogy. 

Army. The following account of Gen. Jones was 
copied from Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American 
Biography, and sent to me by his son, the late Brig.- 
Gen. Roger Jones, U. S. Army : 

" Jones, Roger, soldier, b. in Westmoreland 
county, Va., in 1789, d. in Washington, D. C, 15 
July, 1852. He was appointed 2d lieutenant of ma- 
rines on 29 Jan., 1809, and on 12 July, 1812, was 
transferred to the artillery, with the rank of captain. 
He received the brevet of major for services in the 
battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane, and lieuten- 
ant-colonel for gallantry in the sortie from Fort Erie. 
On 10 Aug., 1818, he was appointed adjutant-general 
with the rank of colonel, and on 17 Sept., 1824, was 
brevetted colonel. On 7 March, 1825, he was ap 
pointed adjutant general of the army, which post he 
held till his death. He was brevetted brigadier-gen- 
eral in June, 1832, and major-general in May, 1848." 

His son, Brig.-Gen. Roger Jones, writing to me 
under date of Feb. 27th, 1888, says: "As a young 
officer my father's services in the war of 18 12 were 
conspicuous and won for him a marked recognition 
at the time, and undoubtedly were the cause of his 
being advanced to the office of adjutant-general in 
18 18, when under thirty; but it was as adjutant- 
general from 1825 to 1852 that he made his mark, and 
left the impress of his strong character and independ- 
ent nature upon the army, the effect of which is felt 
even to the present time." * * * " He must have 
been politic as well as aggressive and courageous to 


Major Catesby Jones. "J^ 

a marked degree, but it was not for his own aggran- 
dizement that he worked but for the public service, 
and it was this that gave him such a hold on public 
men and high officers of the government."- 

For gallant conduct in the war of 1812 the State 
of Virginia presented him with a handsome sword. 
He married Mary Ann Mason Page, daughter of 
(19) Wm^ Byrd Page, of Clark county, Virginia, and 
his wife Ann Lee, and died in Washington, D. C, July 
15th, 1852. See the Carter family. 

He and grandpa were very much attached to each 
other. There are among our papers several letters 
from him to grandpa, while he was a young marine, 
which are full of expressions of tender regard and 
almost girlish affection. In one of them headed 
" U. S. Ship John Adams, Baltimore, July i6th, 
1809," ^^ writes that he has been promoted to first 
lieutenant since he saw grandpa last, and that he ex- 
pects to go to St. Petersburg with Mr. Adams, the 
minister to that court, etc. In one headed " Rich- 
mond, April 5th, 1804," when he was at the age of 
sixteen, he writes, " I assure you I have passed my 
time very unhappy since we parted, owing principally, 
I believe, to our separation, but sincerely do I wish 
we may not continue long in that situation, for your 
company has been and ever will be more preferable 
to me than any I have yet met with." * * * Both 
he and his brothers Commodore Thos. ap Catesby 
and Philip de Catesby Jones visited grandpa in his 
Kentucky home. 

74 Jones Genealogy, 

(151) *Thos^. ap Catesby Jones, or Commodore 
Thos. ap Catesby as he was called, was born in Vir- 
ginia in I 789. The following in regard to him, copied 
from Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 
was sent to me along with the notice copied above of 
Gen Roger Jones : 

" His brother, Thomas ap Catesby, naval officer, 
b, in Virginia in 1789; d. in Georgetown, D. C, 30 
May, 1858; entered the navy on 22 Nov., 1805, and 
became lieutenant 24 May, 181 2, commander 28 
March, 1820, and captain 11 March, 1829. From 
1808 till 181 2 he was engaged in the Gulf of Mexico, 
where he was successful in suppressing piracy, smug- 
gling, and the slave-trade. When the British naval 
expedition against New Orleans entered Lake 
Borgne in 18 14, he endeavored to intercept forty 
British boats with his small flotilla. Although 
wounded and compelled to surrender, his conduct 
was much praised. He commanded the Pacific 
Squadron in 1842, and took possession of Monterey 
on receiving the erroneous information that war ex- 
isted between the United States and Mexico, for 
which he was temporarily suspended from the serv- 

In regard to this extract, Brig.-Gen. Roger 
Jones writes in the letter before referred to, " There 
is an error in the statement that Commodore Jones 
was suspended from the service for seizing Monte- 

*See his portrait. 

Major Catesby Jones. 75 

rey — he was relieved of the command of the Pacific 
Squadron for that act, not suspended from the serv- 
ice. At the same time, our government was glad 
he acted as he did, and there is no telling how much 
it hastened the conflict with Mexico, which gave us 
an empire of priceless value." The Commodore 
again commanded the Pacific Squadron during the 
latter part of the Mexican war, and retained the 
command for two or three years following its close. 

For his conduct in the battle on Lake Borgne, the 
State of Virginia presented him with a sword. In 
regard to this battle, I extract the following from 
" Naval History of the United States," by J. Feni- 
more Cooper, vol. 2, page 317: 

" Although the loss of this division of gunboats 
was a serious impediment to the defense of New 
Orleans, both the country and the service looked 
upon the result of the combat as a triumph. On the 
latter, in particular, the resistance made by Mr. Jones, 
and the officers and men under his orders, reflected 
great honor, for it was known to have been made 
almost without hope. Circumstances compelled the 
assailed to fight to great disadvantage, and it would 
seem that they struggled to render their chances 
more equal by a desperate but cool gallantry. In 
consequence of this defense it is usually thought, in 
the service, to bestow as much credit on an officer to 
have been present at the defeat of Lake Borgne, as 
to have been present at a signal victory." * * * 

He was wounded during the contest, in the 

76 Jones Genealogy. 

shoulder. He married, July ist, 1823, (12) Mary^ 
Walker Carter, daughter of Charles B. Carter, 
of " Richmond Hill," Richmond county, Virginia, 
and his wife, whose maiden name was Ann Beal 
Carter. Their children were: I. (1,52) Meriwether^ 
Patterson Jones, lieutenant in the United States 
Navy, dead; H. (153) Mary^ Lee Jones, married 
Mr. Beal; HI. (154) Mark^ Catesby Jones, died at 
Lewinsville, Fairfax county, Virginia; IV. (155) 
Martha^ Corbin Jones, now residing in Washington 

(156) Philip^ de Catesby Jones, born about 1792; 
married Ann Williams, of Winchester, Virginia; 
died June, 1873. He used to be at grandpa's a great 
deal. He contracted a proverbial aversion for Ken- 
tuckians, principally, I have been told, because of 
their crude manners, which no doubt savored a good 
deal of pioneer roughness at that time. He left 
issue: I. (157) John^ W. Jones, dead; H. (158) 
Lewin^ T. Jones, living near Leesburg, Virginia; HI. 
(159) Elizabeth^ Jones. 


(160) Eusebius^ Jones, died young. 


(161) Elizabeth^ Lee Jones, died unmarried, in 


(162) Martha^ Corbin Jones, married William 

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General Roger Jones. J J 

Gordon, of Westmoreland county, Virginia, and they 
had issue, as follows: I. (163) Juliana^ Gordon, mar- 
ried Rev. Hayes, and they are the parents of (164) 
Thomas^ G. Hayes, Esq., now commonwealth at- 
torney and lawyer in Baltimore; H. (165) William^ 
W. Gordon, a soldier in the Mexican war, died of 
fever in Mexico; HI. (166) Caroline^ Virginia Gor- 
don; and, IV. (167) John^ T. Gordon. 


(168) Sally^ Skelton Jones, married Henry Ball, 
of Westmoreland county, and had issue: I. (169) 
Catesby^ Jones Ball; and H. (170) Lattice' C. Ball; 
both dead. 

Issue of (150) Gen. Roger^ and Mary Ann Mason 

(Page) Jones. 


(171) William' P. Jones, who graduated at West 
Point among the first of his class, and was a lieuten- 
ant in the U. S. Army. He was killed at Fort Mc- 
Henry, near Baltimore, while attached to Maj. Ring- 
gold's Battery of Artillery. 


(172) * Catesby' ap Roger Jones, who was an offi- 
cer in the U. S. Navy, and a first lieutenant and then 
commander in the Confederate States Navy. He was 
second officer in command of the Merrimac (or Vir- 

* See his portrait. 

78 Jones Genealogy. 

ginza), which he commanded in person during her 
memorable second day's engagement with the Mom- 
107" in Hampton Roads, March 9th, 1862, Admiral 
Buchanan having gone ashore on account of a wound 
received in the first day's fight. He is thus spoken of 
by Capt. Charles M. Fauntleroy, a captain in the late 
Confederate States Navy, and a gentleman not with- 
out honors won in the service of his country: " Catesby 
Jones was a first-class gentleman, and an officer of 
distinguished ability." He was shot down on the 
streets of Selma, Alabama, June 19th, 1877, by a man 
whose child had had a difficulty with one of his 
children, when Capt. Jones was wholly unexpecting 
and unprepared for such a catastrophe. He was a 
man of great purity of life and practice, very quiet 
and firm, but very determined in danger. He married 
Miss Gertrude Tartt of Selma, Alabama, who 
survives him with the following children, viz.: (173) 
"^Roger^ ap Catesby Jones; (174) Catesby^ ap 
Catesby Jones, and (175) Tartt^ ap Catesby Jones, 
twins, dead ; (176) Gertrude^ Letitia Jones; (177) 
Mary^ Page Jones ; and, (178) Mattie^ Moran Jones. 
From a sketch of Capt. Catesby ap R. Jones, 
written by Capt. Robert D. Minor of the Confederate 
States Navy, I have taken some lengthy extracts 
which may be seen in the Appendix. There are also 
other papers copied in the Appendix, which testify 
abundantly to the distinguished merit of this accom- 
plished officer and gentleman. 

* See his portrait. 


General Roger Jones. 79 


(179) Letitia^ Corbin Jones, who died in George- 
town, D. C. 


(180) Mary7 Ann Jones, who resides in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 


(181) Meriwether^ Jones, who died in infancy. 


(182) Dr. Eusebius^ Lee Jones, M. D., who was 
born Dec. 20th, 1827, in Washington, D. C, gradu- 
ated at Princeton College in the class of 1847, and re- 
ceived his diploma as an M. D, from Columbia Medi- 
cal College, Washington, D. C, in April, 1850. He 
was appointed junior assistant on the house staff of 
Bellevue Hospital in May, 1850, and subsequently 
occupied the position of senior assistant and house 
surgeon, residing in the hospital as assistant surgeon 
for fourteen months. He acted as assistant surgeon, 
for a short time, at Newport Barracks in Kentucky, 
and afterward at Governor's Island, N. Y. In 1852 
he settled in New York city, and continued the 
practice of his profession in that city until 1873, when 
he removed to California, where he died of inflamma- 
tion of the lungs, on Jan. 30th, 1876, at Oakland in 
that State. 

During the late war, Dr. Jones had entire charge 
of the large government hospital on David's Island, 
near New York city. On the 23d day of May, i860, 

8o Jones Genealogy. 

he married Julia Calvert Stuart, third daughter of 
Dr. Richard H, Stuart and Julia Calvert, at "Cedar 
Grove," King George county, Virginia. She died in 
New York city, on the 12th day of Feb., 1861, leav- 
ing a son six days old, who was baptized Roger ap 
Lee Jones, but who afterward changed his name to 
Julian Stuart Jones. 

(183) Julian^ Stuart Jones entered the University 
of Virginia in the fall of 1880, and graduated there- 
from June, 1883. He then entered the junior class 
in Stevens Institute of Mechanical Engineering at 
Hoboken, New Jersey. After six months' study at 
this institution, he concluded that the profession of 
law was more congenial to his tastes, and entered the 
law school of the University of Maryland. Here he 
received the degree of LL. B. in June, 1885, and was 
admitted to the bar in Baltimore, where he is now en- 
gaged in the practice of his profession. 

In September, 1873, Dr. Jones married Martha 
Adams, only daughter of Charles Moran and Ara- 
bella Jones Adams, of New York, who yet survives 
him, and is living in that city. 


(184) Edmonia^ Page Jones, who is living in 
Washington, D. C. 


(185) Brig.-Gen. Roger^ Jones, who was a graduate 
of West Point, was for a number of years assistant 
inspector-general of the U. S. Army, and was after- 

(185) Brig. -Gen. Roger Jones, late Inspector General, U. S. A. 

General Roger Jo7ies. 8i 

ward made inspector-general, with the rank of briga- 
dier-general. As lieutenant in the U. S. Army, he 
was in command of Harper's Ferry at the breaking 
out of the late war, and when the Confederates at- 
tempted to capture it, he ordered to be thrown into 
the Potomac 20,000 stands of arms which were stored 
there, dismantled the armory and rifle factory, and 
marched to Washington hotly pursued by the Confed- 
erates, for which service he received the thanks of the 
government. He remained loyal to the Union during 
the late war. He married Miss Frederica Jones, not 
related, and died at Fortress Monroe,;] an. 29th, 1889, 
leaving his widow and the following children surving 
him : 

(186) Mary^ Catharine Jones, who married Percy 
Wisner, and they have one child, a daughter. 

(187) Kitty^ Lee Jones. And (188) Llewellyn^ ap 
Roger Jones. 


(189) Walter^ Jones, who graduated at the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute, at Lexington, Virginia. He 
was a lieutenant in the U. S. Army, but resigned at 
the breaking out of the late war, and joined the Con- 
federate army. He married Miss Brooks, daughter 
of William Brooks, of Mobile, and died in that city 
in 1875, leaving the following children : 

(190) Walter^ Colomb Jones, who died under age, 
at the house of his uncle Skelton Jones, in Macon, 
Georgia, in Jan., 1887. 


82 Jones Genealogy. 

(191) William^ Brooks Jones. And (192) Robert* 

Brodie Jones. 


(193) *Charles^ Lucian Jones, who was an officer 
in the Confederate States Navy, and rendered effi- 
cient service in various capacities ; under Flag-Officer 
Josiah Tatnall, at Savannah, Georgia; under Flag- 
Officer Lynch, at Wilmington, North Carolina ; on 
board the iron-clad steamer North Carolina, in the 
Cape Fear river ; and at Naval Battery Buchanan, 
at Fort Fisher. He was paymaster on the Confeder- 
ate States cruiser Tallahassee during her cruise along 
the Atlantic coast and off New York harbor in 1864. 
He married, first, Mary Ann Anderson, of Wilming- 
ton, North Carolina, who died without issue ; and he 
married, on April 2d, 1887, Sallie N. Mills, daughter 
of James G. Mills, of .Savannah, Georgia. They 
have two children, (194) Gertrude* Page Jones and 
(195) Catesby* ap Lucian Jones. He is at present 
a prosperous commission merchant in Savannah, 
Georgia. To no one am I more indebted for zealous 
co-operation and patient and uniform courtesy in col- 
lecting materials for these notes, especially in regard 
to the descendants of (29) Catesby Jones. In the 
Appendix is a copy of a letter from Gen. Lee recom- 
mending him for promotion, from which I make the 
following extract : 

" He is a young gentleman of unexceptional char- 
acter ; zealous, attentive and conscientious in the dis- 

*See his portrait. 



General Roger Jones. 83 


charo^e of his duties. When in command of the De- 
partment of South Carolina, Georgia, etc., I had the 
opportunity of witnessing his attention to duty, and 
of knowing the estimation in which he was held by 
the naval officers on that station." * * * 


(196) *Capt. Thos^ Skelton Jones, who was born 
in Washington, D. C, on Dec. 30th, 1837; served 
in the U. S. Navy as clerk to Commander Richard 
L. Page during three years' cruise in the ship German- 
town, visiting the East Indies, China and Japan. On 
his return to the United States he studied law, and 
was admitted to practice in the courts of the District 
of Columbia in 1861. 

When Virginia seceded he was appointed lieuten- 
ant in the provisional army of Virginia, and was sub- 
sequently made a captain in the Confederate Army. 
He served on the staff of Gen. Magruder through 
the campaign in the Peninsula, and rendered valuable 
service to the " lost cause " until the end of the war. 
After the warCapt. Jones was engaged in mercantile 
pursuits in New York, Indiana and Texas, finally locat- 
ing in Macon, Georgia, where he has been engaged 
in a lucrative commission business for fifteen years. 

He married, on Nov. 30th, 1863, Mary Elizabeth 
Reedy, daughter of William Francis Reedy, of Nash- 
ville, and granddaughter of Chas. Reedy, one of the 
pioneers of Middle Tennessee, a man noted for his 

*See his portrait. 

84 Jones Genealogy. 

sterling qualities. Her mother was Isabella Berkley, 
of Tennessee. 


(197) Virginia' Byrd Jones, who is residing in 


(198) Winfield' Scott Jones, thirteenth child of 
(150) Gen. Roger Jones, who went to San Francisco 
when a mere youth, is now successfully engaged in 
business in that city, being vice-president of the 
Security Savings Bank of San Francisco. 

Issue of (16) Frederick* and (9) Jane^ (Swann) 



(199) John^ Swann, whose name was changed 
from Jones to Swann at the request of his mother 
and bachelor great-uncle, John Swann, who was 
wealthy, and, I suppose, it was in the interest of for- 
tune that his name was changed. This great-uncle's 
residence was called " Swann Point," and was in 
North Carolina. (199) John was an only son, and 
with him ended the name Jones as a surname in this 
line of descent. He married Sally Moore, a 
daughter of Gen. James Moore of Revolutionary 
fame. Their issue were (200) John^ Swann, (201) 
Frederick*^ Jones Swann, and (202) Maria^ Rhett 
Swann, who married Judge John D. Toomer. (201) 
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(203) Sally' M. Swann, of Wilmington, North Caro- 
lina, from whom I obtained such information as is 
here given of this family. 


(204) Rebecca' Jones, married Capt. William 
Cutlar, who was captain of a sloop. 


(205) Elizabeth^ Jones, married John Hill; issue, 
(206) John^ Hill, (207) Frederick^ Jones Hill. 


(208) Jane' Jones, married Michael Sampson. 


(209) Anne' Jones, married Dr. Roger Cutlar. 


(210) Lucy' Jones, married Dr. Archie Cutlar. 

Issue of (17) William'^ and Lucy (Carter nee 

Taliaferro) Jones. 


(211) Thomas' Jones, the grandfather of Thomas 
Catesby Jones, of Lynchburg; Walter N. Jones, of 
Petersburg; and Frank Binford, of Richmond, Vir- 
ginia; all valued co-laborers with me in the prep- 
aration of these notes. He married Jeane Roy, of 
Green Plains, Mathews county, Virginia, a second 
cousin on his mother's side. They lived at " Marl- 

86 Jones Genealogy. 

field," which he Inherited from his father, who died 
before the law of entails was abolished. He and his 
wife died within short intervals of each other, leav- 
ing a young family to be cared for by others. 

(212) Catharine^ Jones, the eldest child and only 
daughter, was adopted by her maternal aunt, Mrs. 
Bullock, of Richmond, who, being wealthy and child- 
less, bestowed on her every care and afforded her 
every opportunity that affection could suggest or 
wealth supply. She married James J. Binford, a 
prosperous merchant of Richmond, Virginia, and at 
her death left three sons, as follows: I. (213) Frank^ 
Binford, who married Miss Mollie R. Harris, of 
Petersburg. He was a hat merchant in the city of 
Richmond prior to the war, and after the war was 
clerk in the capitol until a few years ago, when he re- 
moved to Owensboro, Kentucky. He has returned 
to, and is now living in, Richmond, Virginia. (214) 
Catharine^ Roy Binford, his only child, is the wife of 
W. T. McPherson, of Owensboro, Kentucky, and 
they have one son, (215) Franklin'' Roy McPherson. 
n. (216) James'' Henry Binford, son of (212) Cath- 
arine, is a merchant at Rocky Mount, Virginia. He 
served three years in Otey Battery, Confederate 
States Army, during the late war, and surrendered at 
Lynchburg at its close. HI. (217) Alfred^ Roy Bin- 
ford, son of (212) Catharine, served three years in 
Otey Battery, during the late war; surrendered at 
Lynchburg at its close; lives at Rocky Mount, Vir- 
ginia; married Bettie H. Wilson, who died leaving 




William Jones. 87 

two daughters, (218) Bettle^ Herbert and (219) 
Mary' Roy. 

(220) William^ Roy Jones, son of (211) Thomas, 
was taken under guardianship by his uncle (332) Col. 
Catesby Jones, who also bought the old homestead, 
Marlfield. He married, November 25th, 1841, at 
Marlfield, his cousin Isabella Taliaferro, who was also 
a ward of Col. Catesby Jones, and died at his resi- 
dence, in Gloucester county, called " Belle Roy" in 
honor of their united names. He was a consistent 
member of the Methodist church, an Israelite indeed 
in whom there was no guile. His widow, who now 
resides in Richmond, Virginia, has been a most un- 
tiring and valued assistant in the preparation of these 
notes, especially in regard to the descendants of (17) 
William Jones. Their children were four sons, as 
follows: I. (221) *Thomas^ Catesby Jones, born Oc- 
tober 14th, 1843; married, May 17th, 1871, Rosalie 
Fontaine, youngest daughter of Col. Edmond Fon- 
taine, of Beaver Dam, Hanover county, Virginia. 
He is an iron-master and general manager of the 
Virginia Iron and Nail Works, Lynchburg, Virginia. 
At the age of seventeen he enlisted in Carter's Bat- 
tery, Confederate States Army, which was from King 
William county, and after serving gallantly for two 
years lost his left arm at the battle of Gettysburg. 
His children are, (222) Lou' Belle, (223) Fontaine', 
(224) William' ap Catesby, (225) Roy' Meriwether, 
and (226) Rosalie' Fontaine, all baptized in the 

* See his portrait. 

88 Jones Genealogy. 

Episcopal church, of which their parents are devoted 
members. II. (227) Christopher^ Walker Jones, son 
of (220) William Roy, was born Jan. 31st, 1847. 
Before he had attained his seventeenth year he en- 
listed in the Confederate States Army, and served 
faithfully through the last two years of that fierce 
conflict, helping to fight the last great battle at Appo- 
mattox Court-House. During the war he received 
injuries from which he has never recovered. He is 
a member of the Episcopal church. III. (228) Wil- 
liam^ Roy Jones, son of (220 )Wm. Roy, born Sept. 
29th, 1850, a young man of bright promise; died 
at Belle Roy of consumption at the early age of 
twenty-three, a member of the Presbyterian church, 
and much beloved by all who knew him, on ac- 
count of his great amiability and bright social 
qualities. IV. (229) * Meriwether^ Jones, son of 
(220) Wm. Roy, was born at Belle Roy, May 30th, 
1853. At the age of seventeen he entered the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute, where he remained through 
a course of four years and graduated with distinction, 
taking the second degree in a class of forty-five. He 
is now engaged in the mercantile business in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, and is a member of the Episcopal 

(230) Thos^ Henry Jones, son of (211) Thomas, 
married Rosa Day, of Manchester, Virginia. He was 
a distinguished graduate of Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege ; was a preacher and member of the Methodist 

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William Jo7ies. 89 

church, and was for twenty years a greatly esteemed 
member of the Virginia Conference, which he served 
to the day of his death. See a memoir of his life 
and services in the Appendix. His wife survived 
him but a few years. Their children were, I. (231) 
Robert^ Catesby Jones, who married his cousin (338) 
Mollie Brook Smyth. They are living in Richmond, 
and have four children, (232) Robert^ C, (233) Lucy^ 
Catesby, (234) Brook^ Nelson, and (235) Rose^ Lilian. 

II. (236) * Walter^ Nelson Jones, son of (230) 
Thos. Henry, was born August 8th, 1850; married 
Ada Virginia Vaughan, daughter of Benjamin Bois- 
seau Vaughan, of Petersburg, on Nov. 25th, 1875. 
They reside at Petersburg, where he is engaged 
in bark and sumac milling and in the tobacco busi- 
ness. He was a volunteer soldier in the Confederate 
States Army, surrendering with General Lee at Ap- 
pomattox Court-House, when he was yet but four- 
teen years of age. In the spring of 1889, I was 
entertained by him and his wife at their home in 
Petersburg, and I shall not soon forget the cozy 
picture of domestic love and happiness which their 
home life revealed to me. They have five boys, 
viz.: (237) Walter^ N., (238) Benjamin^ Vaughan, 
(239) Thomas^ Catesby, (240) LemueP Roy, and 
(241) Robert^ Francis. They are members of the 
Presbyterian church. 

III. (242) Lilian^ Roy Jones, who is an only daugh- 
ter of (230) Thomas Henry. 

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90 Jones Genealogy. 

(243) John^ Walker Jones, son of (211) Thomas, 
was adopted by his maiden aunt Clara Jones, who 
was affording him every opportunity for education 
and culture, when he died suddenly at school, aged 
about sixteen yearsi 


(244) Col. William^ Jones, who was born in 1764, 
married Charity Buckner, of Gloucester county, Vir- 
ginia, an orphan girl of wealth and many personal 
attractions. She died without issue, and he married 
her cousin, Mrs. Eliza Cook, a charming and superior 
woman with five grown children. He studied law 
with his brother-in-law, John Catlett, Esq., between 
whom and himself there ever existed the warmest 
confidence ; Mr. Catlett, at his death, leaving Col. 
William his executor without security, and guardian 
of his children ; and Col. William, in turn, leaving 
his nephew, John Catlett, Jr., who read law under 
him, executor of his estate, without security. He 
was a man of great mark in his day ; served in the 
War of J 81 2, and was colonel of militia for many 
years. He was eminently distinguished in his pro- 
fession, practicing in the courts of all the surround- 
ing counties, and was commonwealth attorney for 
twenty-five years, and until the day of his death. It 
is said that he served in the State Senate and House 
of Representatives for ten years, and was elector for 
his district as long as he lived. 

He was a great snuffer and, therefore, properly 
enough a great sneezer. He was a fair orator, an 

William Jones. ' 91 

earnest speaker, and was possessed of a stentorian 
voice whose echoes are yet scarcely hushed about the 
precincts of Gloucester Court-House. He received 
as a portion of his first wife's patrimony a place 
called " Concord," lying immediately on York river, 
where he lived for half a century, dispensing an ele- 
gant hospitality to all who chose to claim it. His 
home was a school to all children who entered it, in 
all that pertained to manners, morals and education. 
He was very exact, perhaps fastidiously so, in his 
observance of the rules of correct speaking. Indeed, 
he was remarkably systematic and exact in every 
thing — shaved and dressed each morning with as 
much particularity as if he were expecting a dinner 
party ; and his large old-fashioned silver watch, as if 
not to be outdone, kept honest time, it is said, for 
forty years, without once stopping or his once for- 
getting to wind it up. 

Having no child of his own, he first adopted his 
youngest brother Catesby, whom he educated at 
William and Mary College ; and after Catesby's 
marriage, he adopted his eldest daughter, Lucy 
Taliaferro, called Lucy Catesby, to distinguish her 
from other Lucys of the family. 

He died of pneumonia on Nov. — , 1847, ^^ the 
ripe old age of eighty-three, full of years as he was 
truly full of honors. He was a Unitarian in faith, 
but, though not a professing Christian, he was a fre- 
quent, and always attentive, listener to the preachers 
of other denominations. He was a large and indul- 

92 Jones Genealogy. 

gent slaveholder, of great local influence, which he 
always, and many times with good effect, exerted in 
behalf of peace and good-fellowship among his neigh- 
bors. " Blessed are the peace-makers; for they shall 
be called the children of God." 


(245) Elizabeth^ Jones, who married Dr. John 
Banks, of King William county, Virginia. They 
built on her portion of the Marlfield tract, and died 
in quick succession of each other, leaving a daughter 
and three sons to be divided among their relatives. 
The daughter died in childhood. The sons were as fol- 

I. (246) Thomas'^ Banks, who studied law under 
his uncle William Jones, with whom he always lived. 

II. (247) William^ Banks, who married his first 
cousin, Martha Catlett. Their home was "Wood- 
bury" on York river, near Concord. They had but 
one child, (248) Thomas^ William Banks, who inher- 
ited also the farm next adjoining, called " Clay Bank," 
where Clay Bank Wharf now stands, from his uncle, 
(246) Thomas Banks. (247) William Banks died 
young, and his widow married Charles Thruston. 

III. (249) Dr. John^ Banks, a physician, who set- 
tled at Centreville, in King and Queen county, where 
he married Miss Carleton, and soon after died with- 
out issue. (248) Thomas W. Banks, falling heir to 
this branch of the family also, became very wealthy. 
He married his first cousin Eugenia Baytop, a grand- 

William Jones. 93 

daughter of John Catlett, and lived at Clay Bank. 
He served in the Confederate Army throughout the 
late war, and died a prisoner of war at Fortress 
Monroe about the close, leaving a son and two 
daughters. The son, (250) William* Eugene Banks, 
died soon after attaining man's estate. The daugh- 
ters were, (251) Cora^ C. Banks, who married Robert 
M. Sinclair, and they have three children, (252) 
Roberta' Sinclair, (253) Blanch' Sinclair, and (254) 
William' Sinclair; (255) Florence* C. Banks, who 
married Henry Sinclair, a brother of Robert, and 
they have two children, (256) Lizzie' Sinclair, and 
(257) Henry' Sinclair. 


(258) Christopher^ Jones, father of Dr. Francis 
Duvall Jones, Dr. Walter F. Jones, and Mrs. Lom- 
bard Carter, and grandfather of John C. Talia- 
ferro, of Richmond, Dr. William F. Jones, of 
Gloucester Court-House, and cousin Anna Jones, 
who has been an earnest and helpful co-laborer 
with me in this work. He married Mary Du- 
vall, of Gloucester county, and settled in Petersburg, 
where by his great energy and good management he 
accumulated a neat fortune, with which he returned 
to Gloucester and purchased a valuable farm on 
York river, which he called " Portan," Here he died 
leaving a family of six sons and two daughters, as 

(259) Dr. William^ Jones, who settled in Lancas- 

94 Jones Ge7iealogy. 

ter county, and who married Mrs. Fanny Gilmer nee 
Downman, a daughter of Raleigh Downman, of 
Belle Isle, Lancaster county, whose only son, dying 
without issue, left his mother heir to a handsome 
estate. They had two sons and a daughter, who in 
quick succession followed their mother to the grave, 
leaving the doctor childless. He married again, a 
Mrs. Downman, widow of his first wife's brother, and 
mother of Dr. Yates Downman, of Lancaster county. 
He died soon after this marriage, and after his death 
a daughter, (260) Willie^ was born, who died at the 
age of eighteen, and the property went to his broth- 
ers, Dr. Francis Duvall Jones, Dr. Walter F. Jones, 
and his sister, Mrs. Mary Carter. 

(261) Robert^ Catesby Jones, son of (258) Chris- 
topher, was a man of rare qualities of mind and great 
comeliness of person. He read law, but becoming 
deeply interested in religion he became a minister of 
the Gospel. He married Miss Harriet Tabb, of 
Amelia county, a lady of fortune and rare attrac- 
tions. They died early in life, leaving a daughter, 
(262) Harriet^ Roberta, who died in infancy, and the 
property went to his brothers. Dr. Francis Duvall 
Jones and Dr. Walter F. Jones. 

(263) Dr. Francis^ Duvall Jones, son of (258) 
Christopher, married, first, his first cousin, Elizabeth 
New, and entered upon the practice of his profession at 
Gloucester Court-House. Here his wife died, leaving 
him a daughter, (264) Bettie^ who died unmarried. 
He then married his cousin, (360) Lucy Peck, a 

William Jones. 95 

granddaughter of (25) Dr. Walter Jones. They 
lived at " Goshen," Dinwiddie county, a valuable 
farm inherited from his brother, (261) Robert 
Catesby Jones. His second wife dying here, left 
him four daughters and a son, as follows: I. 
(265) Anna^ Jones, who has rendered me much 
assistance in the preparation of this sketch, espe- 
cially that part of it relating to the family and de- 
scendants of (17) William Jones. Much of the ma- 
terial was obtained by cousin Anna direct from her 
venerable father, who but recently departed this life, 
and who possessed a wonderfully strong and clear 
memory upon matters connected with his family. 
II. (266) Fannie^ Jones, daughter of (263) Dr. 
Francis Duvall, married Dr. Robert Brook Talia- 
ferro, a brother of Mrs. William Roy Jones. He 
was a gallant soldier, and rode with Gen. J. E. B. 
Stuart in all his raids throughout the late war. He 
died in 1882, leaving children, (267) John^ C. Talia- 
ferro; (268) Robert^ Catesby Taliaferro; (269) Wil- 
liam^ F. Taliaferro; (270) Henry^ Taliaferro; (271) 
Charles^ M. Taliaferro; and (272) Thomas^ Lucian 
Taliaferro, all of whom now reside in Baltimore, ex- 
cept John C., who is in business in Richmond, Vir- 
ginia. Two other sons, (273) Frank^ Taliaferro and 
(274) Fred^ Taliaferro, died in childhood. III. (275) 
Alice^ daughter of (263) Dr. Francis Duvall, 
married (18) Capt. Americus V. Wiatt, of Glouces- 
ter county. She died in a short time, leaving one 
daughter, (276) Lucy^ Alice Wiatt, who married 

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Mr. Reynolds, of Norfolk. IV. (277) Christopher^ 
Jones, only son of (263) Dr. Francis Duvall, died be- 
fore attaining his majority. V. (278) Harriet' Jones, 
daughter of (263) Dr. Francis Duvall, died in early 
life. Dr. Jones died at the advanced age of seventy- 
nine, at the house of his sister, Mrs. Mary Carter, in 
Lancaster county. 

(279) Thomas^ Jones, son of (258) Christopher, died 
in early life. 

(280) Christopher^ Jones, son of (258) Christopher, 
was a lawyer of bright promise, who died in early life. 

(281) Dr. Walter^ F. Jones, son of (258) Christo- 
pher, married Fanny Ellen Wellford, and located in 
Petersburg, where he was a successful physician for 
many years, and until he received a large legacy from 
his brother William's estate, when he returned to 
Gloucester and purchased an elegant farm on North 
river, which he called Waverly. Since the war, altered 
circumstances have compelled him to resume the 
practice of his profession, in which he has always ex- 
celled, being now a leading physician in his county. 
His wife died a few years since, leaving him three 
sons and two daughters, as follows : I. (282) Lucy' 
Wellford Jones, married Major Wm. K. Perrin, of 
Gloucester county, and they have children, (283) 
Fanny' W. Perrin, (284) William^ K. Perrin, (285) 
Walter^ C. Perrin, (286) John' T. Perrin, (287) Ralph' 
W. Perrin, and (288) Sally' Perrin. H. (289) 
Mollie' C. Jones, daughter of (281) Dr. Walter F. 
\\\. (290) Dr. William' F. Jones, son of (281) Dr. 

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Walter F., is a promising young physician, at Glou- 
cester Court-House, who lately married Miss Kate 
Hooe, of Fauquier county, and they have one child, 
(291) Sallie^ M. Jones, He entered the Confederate 
Army before he was of conscript age in Company 
"A," Fifth Virginia Cavalry, and bore the reputation 
of a brave soldier, participating in all the fights of 
the "fighting Fifth," as it was called. IV. (292) 
Horace'' Wellford Jones, son of (281) Dr. Walter F., 
is a druggist at Gloucester Court-House. He has 
married two great-granddaughters of John Catlett, 
Sr., first, his cousin Ella Waller, who died without 
issue ; and he is now married to Fanny W. Nelson, 
and they have one child, (293) William^ N. Jones. 
V. (294) Robert^ Catesby Jones, youngest son of 
(281) Dr. Walter F., married Sally Hooe, sister of 
Dr. William F. Jones' wife. 

(295) Elizabeth^ Jones, daughter of (258) Christo- 
pher, died in childhood. 

(296) Mary^ Jones, daughter of (258) Christopher, 
married Addison Lombard Carter, an enterprising 
and public-spirited young man, who lost a large for- 
tune during the late war, and who is now dead, hav- 
ing left his family in good circumstances. Of their 
seven children they raised only one, (297) Lelia^ Car- 
ter, who married Mr. Ball, a lawyer, of Lancaster 
county, and they have children, (298) Al L. Ball, 
(299) Lelia® Genevieve Ball, (300) Maria^ Louise Ball, 
and (301) Thosl Warner Ball. 


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(302) Walker^ Jones, father of Dr. Walker F. Jones, 
and Capt. William ap W. Jones, both of Gloucester 
county, and grandfather of Geo. Booth Field and 
others. He settled in Petersburg, with his brother 
Christopher, when they were young men. Here he like- 
wise accumulated a considerable fortune, and return- 
ing to Gloucester, he purchased a valuable farm near 
Gloucester Court-House, which he called "Shelter." 
He married (16) Eliza Maria Wiatt, of Sommerville, 
Gloucester county, a lady of literary tastes and great 
sprightliness of mind, but of delicate health. They 
raised two sons and two daughters, as follows : 

(303) Lucy^ Taliaferro Jones, who was born at 
"Concord," about 1820, and who married Chas. 
Wortley Montague, a lawyer, of Gloucester county. 
She died in a short time, leaving two children, (304) 
Catesby^ Montague and (305) Lucy^ Lee Montague, 
both of whom went with their father to the State of 
Arkansas, where they now live. Lucy Lee married 
Dr. Brunson, of Augusta, Arkansas, who is now dead, 
leaving her a widow with two children, (306) Robert^ 
Brunson and {^'^y) Lucy^ T. Brunson. 

(308) Dr. Walker^ Frederick Jones, son of (302) 
Walker, has been a successful physician in active 
practice in Gloucester county for some forty years 
past. He married Martha A. Baytop, granddaughter 
of John Catlett, Sr. Their home is " Sunnyside," in 
Gloucester, where they have reared a family of four 
daughters and two sons, as follows : (309) Eliza^ W. 

William Jones. 99 

Jones, (310) Lucy^ Jones, married her cousin (318) 
Charles Jones, (31 1) Frederick^ Jones, (312) Mollie^ 
Graham Jones, (313) James^ Baytop Jones, and (314) 
Mattie^ A. Jones, who married Dr. John B. Broaddus. 
Dr. Walker was an ardent lover of " the lost cause," 
and, although beyond the conscript age, was with dif- 
ficulty restrained from entering the Confederate Army 
by the entreaties of his friends and neighbors, who 
begged him to remain at home and attend their 
families in sickness. 

(315) Capt. AVilliam^ ap Walker Jones, son of 
(302) Walker, married S. Maria Pollard, of King 
and Queen county. On May 6th, 1861, being beyond 
the conscript age, he entered the Confederate Army 
as second lieutenant of Gloucester Artillery ; was 
transferred with his company to the 4th Va. Heavy 
Artillery; then first lieutenant in the 34th Va. In- 
fantry ; commanded his company after the death of 
its captain ; was wounded near Farmville ; surren- 
dered at the close of the war in command of his own 
company and Co. " K," of the 34th Va. Infantry (the 
"King and Queen Artillery"), that company having 
no officers present for duty. His eldest son Walker 
used to spend much of his time in the garrison with 
his father, although he was only eleven years of age, 
and when his father's company was called out to man 
the heavy guns of the fort, he would beg to serve as 
"powder monkey," as the soldiers called it. Capt. 
Jones is a lawyer in active practice at Gloucester 
Court-House. His children are, (316) Walker^ Jones, 

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(317) Sallys Taliaferro Jones, (318) Charles^ Jones, 
who married his cousin, (310) Lucy C. Jones, and 
they have two children, (319) Frederick^ William, 
and (320) Catesby^ Graham Jones. 

(321) Clara^ Walker Jones, daughter of (302) 
Walker, a lady of great personal attractions and 
most amiable disposition, but of delicate health, who 
died early in life, married Wm. Stephen Field, a son 
of Geo. Booth Field, and an adopted son of Col. 
Wm. Stephen Field. He was a gentleman of wealth 
and fine personal appearance who likewise died early 
in life. Only two of their children survive them, to- 
wit : I. (322) Sally^ Todd Field, who was reared by her 
maternal aunt, Mrs. John Lightfoot of Port Royal. 
She married Hugh Morson, and they are now living 
in Raleigh, North Carolina, with an increasing fam- 
ily, n. (323) George^ Booth Field, son of (321) 
Clara Walker, married (21) Laura C. Wiatt, of 
Gloucester, where they live with an increasing family 
of three sons, (324) William^ Wiatt Field, (325) 
William^ Stephen Field, and (326) John^ A. Field ; 
and two daughters, (327) Clara^ Walker Field, and 
(328) Charlotte^ Laura Field. 


(329) Clara^ Jones, never married, died Aug., 1S55. 


(330) Lucy'' Jones, who married Col. William 
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of whom died young without having been married ; 
one of them, (331) Anne^ is said to have been re- 
markably pretty. Mrs. Field survived her husband 
many years, was a large and indulgent slaveholder, 
and died at " Hickory Hill," their family seat, Sept., 
1856, at the advanced age of seventy-six. 

(332) Col. Catesby^ Jones, father of Dr. John 
Taliaferro Jones, of Albemarle, Maryus Jones, 
Esq., of Gloucester Court-House, grandfather of 
Mrs. R. B. Munford, of Richmond, Va., and of 
Catesby Brooke Jones, of St. Paul, Minn. He was 
born at "Marlfield," and married for his first wife Mol- 
lie Brook Taliaferro, daughter of Jack Taliaferro, of 
King; William. She died after the birth of seven 
children, and he married her cousin Mary Ann 
Brooke Pollard, of King and Queen county. He 
was reared and educated by his brother, Col. William 
Jones of Concord ; was educated at William and 
Mary College, and became a successful lawyer in his 
own and adjoining counties. He was a captain in 
the War of 181 2, and subsequently colonel of militia 
in his county. He was a great Free Mason, and was 
for a long time master of Botetourt Lodge at Glou- 
cester Court-House. He was a devoted Episcopalian, 
and long a vestryman, contributing liberally to the 
support of the church and to the creature comforts 
of its ministers. He was an excellent manager and 
provider, his home being the abode of plenty, and 

I02 Jones Genealogy. 

his table groaned under an abundance of hospitality 
that was free to all who chose to partake. It was a 
custom of the two brothers, Cols. William and 
Catesby, to spend a day in alternate weeks with each 
other, when they would have a large gathering of the 
family connections, and these happy reunions are to 
this day fondly remembered by the few survivors. 

(333) Lucy^ Taliaferro Jones, called Lucy Catesby 
for distinction, eldest daughter of Col. Catesby, as 
soon as she could be separated from her parents, was 
adopted by (244) Col. William Jones, her uncle, who 
watched over her with parental care and afforded her 
every opportunity for education, travel and improve- 
ment available at that time. She married Mr. Thomas 
Smyth, a prosperous merchant of Petersburg, and a 
native of Ireland, to whom she was a devoted wife 
for thirty years, and until he died, leaving her four 
children, as follows : I. (334) Margaret^ Eliza 
Smyth, born in Petersburg, July, 1848, married Capt. 
Edward Graham of Petersburg, a gallant captain of 
artillery in the Confederate Kxm.y, who lately died, 
leaving her two children, (335) Alice^ Catesby Gra- 
ham, and (336) Edward^ Graham, Jr. They are liv- 
ing in Richmond, Virginia, and are members of the 
Presbyterian church. II. {^ZZl^ Kate'' Smyth, a 
daughter of (333) Lucy Catesby, died in childhood. 
III. (338) Mollie'' Brook Smyth, another daughter, 
married her cousin (231) Robert Catesby Jones. 
See under his name. IV. (339) Arthur^ William 
Catesby Smyth, only son of (333) Luc}^ Catesby, is 




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a commercial traveler, whose home is in Richmond. 
V. (340) Lucy^ Catesby Smyth, youngest daughter 
o^ {.ZZZ) Lucy Catesby, married R. B. Munford, of 
Richmond, who had one child by a former marriage, 
Robert Beverly Munford, and one son by this mar- 
riage, (341) John^ Henry Munford, born Janu- 
ary 17th, 1889. 

(342) Dr. John^ Taliaferro Jones, eldest surviving 
son of (332) Col. Catesby and his first wife, won an 
excellent reputation as surgeon in the Confederate 
Army, not only by his professional skill, but by his 
kindness and tender consideration for his patients. 
He married Lizzie G. Hill, daughter of Edward 
Hill, of Frenchtown, King William county. They 
now reside in Albemarle county, and have two chil- 
dren, (343) Lucy^ Catesby Jones, and (344) Lance- 
lot Jones. 

(345) Robert^ Brooke Jones, youngest son of 
(332) Col. Catesby and his first wife, married Eliza- 
beth Goodloe, of King William, an adopted daughter 
of Edward Hill, of Frenchtown, King William 
county. " Brooke," as he was called, was a gallant 
cavalryman, and rode with dashing Stuart until the 
fatal battle at Yellow Tavern, near Richmond, 
where he and his general rode to their death. 
There never lived a braver, or a more conscientious, 
upright, Christian gentleman than " Brooke" Jones. 
He left an only child, (346) Catesby^ Brooke Jones, 
now of St. Paul, Minnesota, who married April 11, 
1889, Josephine Weisiger White, daughter of William 

I04 Jones Genealogy. 

Lambeth White, of Richmond, and his wife, whose 
maiden name was Laura Jones, of Petersburg, a 
different family. 

(347) William^ ap Catesby Jones, eldest son of 
(332) Col. Catesby and his second wife, never mar- 
ried. He was signal officer on the staff of Gen. 
Richard Taylor, where he rendered conspicuous ser- 
vice. He was captured after a gallant defense of 
St. Joseph, Louisiana — a defense that won the 
strongest commendations of his general and the ap- 
plause of the whole army. He had been selected by 
Gen, Taylor on account of his coolness and bravery 
to command a squad of picked men who were 
sent forward to hold an important point until rein- 
forcements could be had. When all his men but two 
were killed or wounded, he broke his sword over 
his knee and surrendered, declaring that the enemy 
should never have his sword. He was sent a prisoner 
of war to Camp Morton, Indiana, where he died of 
pneumonia, in March, 1864. He was one of the pur- 
est, most unselfish and noblest of men. His name 
was a synonym for courage and gallantry. The cele- 
brated Major Norris, the founder of the Confederate 
States signal service, was heard to say that two of 
the best men he ever knew were named Catesby 
Jones, one the gentleman in question, the other 
(172) Catesby ap Roger Jones, of the Merrimac. 

(348) Maryus^ Jones, youngest son of (332) Col. 
Catesby and his second wife, was born July 8th, 
1844; married Mary Armistead Catlett, daughter of 

William Jones. 105 

the Hon. John Walker Catlett and his wife Fanny 
K. Burwell, of Dinwiddie county, and granddaughter 
of John and Ann Carter Catlett, of Timberneck, 
Gloucester county. His somewhat peculiar name 
came about in this manner: he was the child of his 
father's old age, who had cherished the hope of hav- 
ing a daughter to name for his two wives, each of 
wlfom was named Mary; but, being disappointed in 
this, he gave to his last child the nearest name to 
Mary that he could. Maryus Jones served through 
the late war with distinguished gallantry, in Com- 
pany " D," 24th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate 
States Army. As I have not been furnished with 
an account of his service, I am limited to this short 
notice of his army record. After the war, being then 
in his twenty-first year, he completed his education 
at Virginia University, and sometime afterward un- 
dertook the profession of law, which he has con- 
tinued to practice with eminent success, and has also 
served two terms as Commonwealth attorney. His 
children are, (349) William^ Catesby Jones, (350) 
Hetty^ Catlett Jones, (351) John^ Walker Carter 
Jones, and (352) Anne^ Burwell Jones. 


(353) Frederick^ Jones, youngest son of (17) Wil- 
liam Jones, died in childhood. 

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Issue of (25) Dr. Walter* and Alice (Flood) 



(354) *Gen. Walter^ Jones, born at " Hayfield," 
Lancaster county, Virginia, Oct. 7th, 1776, died in 
Washington city, Oct. 14th, 1861. He read law in 
Richmond under Bushrod C. Washington, afterward 
associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United 
States, and before he was of legal age was admitted 
to the bar of his native State, where he early achieved 
distinction. He removed to Washington at an early 
period, and there continued the practice of law with 
distinguished success until his last illness. By Presi- 
dent Jefferson he was appointed attorney for the Dis- 
trict of Potomac in 1802, and for the District of Co- 
lumbia in 1804, and resigned his office in 182 1. In 
May, 1808, he married Ann Lucinda Lee, a lady dis- 
tinguished for her piety, her beauty, and her social 
and domestic qualities. She was a daughter of Chas. 
Lee, attorney-general of the United States under 
Washington and Adams, by his first marriage with 
Ann, daughter of Richard Henry Lee, the patriot 
and statesman. 

From the beginning of his residence in Washing- 
ton, Gen, Jones practiced before the Supreme Court, 
and was engaged in a large number of important 
cases before that tribunal, as well as the courts of 

*See his portrait. 

(354) Gen. Walter Jones, of Washington, D. C. 

(from portrait by St. Memin in 

Library of Congress). 

Dr. Walter" Jo7ies. 107 

Maryland and Virginia. Among these may be men- 
tioned the Girard will case, the Gaines will case, 
McCulloch V. Maryland, and the Randolph will case. 
The case of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co. v. Balti- 
more & Ohio R. R. Co., reported in 4 Gill (Md. Re- 
ports), preserves a highly rhetorical chancery pleading 
by him. The following, taken from a private con- 
temporary note of the arguments in the Girard will 
case, may be of interest : 

" Hon. Daniel Webster opens his argument in the 
Girard will case with a eulogy on Gen. Jones, extoll- 
ing his generosity and magnanimity ; the simplicity, 
modesty, and beauty of his character, as well as his 
transcendent talents ; closing his panegyric by stat- 
ing that Gen. Jones had had few equals, and no supe- 
riors at the bar." 

Abundant testimony to his character and ability 
may be found in the memoirs of his great associates 
and rivals at the bar. Rufus Choate (Orations, p. 
228) speaks of "the silver voice and infinite analyti- 
cal ingenuity and resources of Jones." See, also, 
Wheaton's Life of Pinkney ; R. H. Dana's statement 
of Judge Story's account of Scenes in the Supreme 
Court of the United States. He was a wide reader, 
was devoted to the Latin classics and general litera- 
ture, and wrote frequently in the editorial columns of 
the National Intelligencer. A review by him of Miss 
Bremer's work, written for his own amusement on 
the blank leaves of one of her novels, was published 
in the Protestant Episcopal Quarterly Review \x\ 1856, 

io8 Jones Genealogy. 

A very able paper, written in refutation of the doc- 
trine of universal salvation, gives evidence of an un- 
swerving faith in the Christian religion, and also an 
intimate and thorough knowledge of the Holy Scrip- 

He was small in stature, and had 'brilliant and very 
expressive brown eyes. Flis voice was sonorous, and 
his articulation so distinct that he could be heard 
with ease in the largest court-room. Happening to 
be in Baltimore during the riot of 1842, he addressed 
the crowd from Battle Monument Square, counseling 
order and obedience to law with the happiest effect. 
The title of general, commonly given him, was due 
to his appointment as major-general of militia in the 
District of Columbia. He took part with the militia 
in the battle of Bladensburg in the second war with 
England. He was one of the founders of the African 
Colonization Society, and of the Washington National 
Monument Society ; and showed public spiritedness 
by his connection with other enterprises for the gen- 
eral good. In his last illness, speaking of death, he 
said, " It will be to me a new birth. Like the unfet- 
tered ox freed from his yoke, I shall feed in pastures 
fresh and green." Again he said, *' I throw myself 
upon Providence as an infant does upon the breast 
of its mother." 

The following extracts are from a letter written by 
Bishop Wm. Pinckney to his granddaughters : 

"It was my privilege to visit your grandfather in 
his last illness, and to express to him the sympathy I 



Dr. Walter Jones. 109 

felt for him in the close of his suffering and eventful 
life. His mind was singularly clear to the last, and 
a more remarkable mind was never incased in a frail 
mortal body. I had often been spell-bound by his 
majestic eloquence, the vigor and scope of his logic, 
and the breadth and compass of his imagination, over 
which there were constantly playing the flashes of a 
wit that nothine could resist. I considered him one 
of the first of the mental giants of his day — the last 
link in a chain of mental greatness that bound us to 
a ereater aee. He united in a wonderful decree the 
most opposite qualities, brilliancy and depth, and 
poured forth the stream of his rich and original 
thought in a fluency not more wonderful for its rich- 
ness than for its classic purity. You can well imag- 
ine my feelings when I was called to see him as a pastor. 
I felt that I was in the presence of one who illumined 
every subject he touched ; who saw deeper into a sub- 
ject than any other man I had ever approached in so 
near a relationship, and whose powers were not weak- 
ened by age. I felt too that the great truths of the 
Gospel were familiarized to his mind by long study 
and extensive reading of the word of God and its 
ablest and most learned expounders." ^' "^ * 

" No one held hypocrisy in greater dread. No one 
bore a more willing testimony to the truth of revela- 
tion, or more scathingly denounced infidelity in all 
its phases." "' '^ '^ 

" I attended his funeral and read the sublime bur- 
ial service at his grave. And never was I more pro- 

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foundly impressed with the vanity of earthly things 
than when I cast my eyes over the sympathizing 
group that gathered around his bier. The elder 
members of the bar who had seen him, when in the 
fullness of his strength, he walked the arena the first 
among his peers, were there to pay the last token of 
respect to the memory of a brother whose graces added 
lustre to a profession that a Mansfield and a Mar- 
shall adorned, and whose eloquence placed his country 
on a pedestal that Rome and Greece would not be 
ashamed to occupy. The younger members of the 
bar were there also, who will cherish the stimulus of 
his fame, as they carve out for themselves a memory 
that shall live after them. The greatest living mind 
had passed from earth." 

The other children of (25) Dr. Walter Jones were: 
n. (355) William^; III. (356) Thomas^ ; IV. (357) 
Frederick^ ; V. (358) Lucius^ ; all died unmarried. 

VI. (359) Anne^ Jones, a daughter of (25) Dr. 
Walter, married Mr. Peck, of Richmond county, Vir- 
ginia, one of whose daughters, (360) Lucy^ Peck, 
married (263) Dr. Francis Duvall Jones; another 
daughter, (361) Elizabeth^ Harriet Peck, married 
(58) Col. Jas. Lucius Davis. 

VII. (362) Elizabeth^ Jones, daughter of (25) Dr. 
Walter, married, first. Dr. Ellyson Currie, and left 
one son, (363) Dr. Ellyson^ Currie, Jr; married, sec- 
ond, Raleigh Downman ; both of Lancaster county, 

VIII. (364) Marias Jones, eighth child of (25) Dr. 






General Walter Jones. 1 1 1 

Walter, married Mr. Dandridge, of Lancaster, and 
had one child, (365) Ella*^ Dandridge. They re- 
moved to Alabama. 

Issue of (354) General Walter^ and Ann Lu- 

ciNDA (Lee) Jones. 


(366) Virginia^ Collins Jones, married Dr. Thos. 
Miller, a prominent physician, of Washington, D. C, 
and for many years a leading member of his profes- 
sion in that city. He died September 27th, 1873, 
leaving issue, as follows : 

L (367) Walter^ Jones Miller, died in infancy; IL 
(368) Thos.^ Miller; III. (369) Anne^ Lee Miller, 
died in infancy ; IV. (370) Anne^ Thornton Miller, 
married Sterling Murray, of Maryland; V. (371) 
Virginia^ Miller; VI. (^Zl'^^ Sarah^ Cornelia Miller; 
married Arthur Fendall, a lawyer, of Washington, 
D. C, and they have issue, (yZ']Z) Thos.^ Miller Fen- 
dall, and (374) Mary^ Arthur Fendall; VII. (375) 
Thos.^ Jessup Miller, a lawyer, of Washington, D. C, 
died July, 1886; and VIII. (376) Geo.^ Richards 
Miller, M. D.. a young physician of bright profes- 
sional promise, who died of consumption at the age 
of twenty-six. 

(^2)11) Walter*^ Jones, died at the age of nineteen 
of typhus fever, contracted while a student at the 
University of Virginia. 

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(378) Nanette^ Lee Jones, married Dr. Robert E. 
Peyton, of Fauquier county, Virginia, who died July 
15th, 1872. Their issue were as follows: I. (379) 
Walter^ Peyton, dead; II. (380) Anne^ Lee Peyton ; 
III. (381) Eliza^ Gordon Scott Peyton; IV. (382) 
Robert^ Eden Peyton, married Cornelia Foster, of 
Fauquier county, Va., and they have issue, (383) 
Nanette^ Lee Peyton ; (384) Robert^ Eden Peyton ; 
(385) Thos.« R. Peyton ; (386) Mary^ Anne Peyton ; 
(387) Catharine^ Peyton ; (388) Cornelia^ Peyton, 
and (389) Lucelia^ Peyton. 


(390) Rosina^ Jones, who married Rev. Joseph 
Packard, D. D., now Dean of the Virginia Theologi- 
cal Seminary, and for fifty years a professor of lan- 
guages there. Their issue were as follows : 

(391) Anna^ Lucinda Lee Packard, who died May, 


(392) Walter'' Jones Packard, who was a lieuten- 
ant in the Confederate Army, and died of fever in- 
duced by long marches and great privations suffered 
in the summer of 1861. 

(393) Joseph^ Packard, Jr., a lawyer, of Balti- 
more, who married, first, Mrs. Dillon, of Georgia, 
and they had issue, (394) Laura^ Lee Packard ; (395) 
Elizabeth^ Priolean Packard, and (396) Rosa^ Pack- 
ard. He married, second. Miss Meta Hannewinkle, 
of Richmond, Va., and they have issue, (397) Mar- 
garet^ Packard, and an infant daughter. 


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General Walter Jones. 113 

(398) William^ Packard, who was a soldier in the 
Confederate Army. He was distinguished for his 
bravery and soldierly bearing, and died a prisoner of 
war at Point Look Out, Maryland, in November, 
1863, in his nineteenth year. 

(399) Rosa^ Packard, who married Rev. Wil- 
liam H. Laird, of Maryland, who has charge of the 
Episcopal Church at Rockville. They have nine 
children, as follows : L (400) Rosina^ Laird, died in 
infancy; IL (401) William^ H. Laird; IIL (402) 
Wilhelmina^ Goldsborough Laird ; IV. (403) Anne^ 
Lee Laird; V. (404) Joseph^ Packard Laird; VL 
(405) William^ Winder Laird; VII. (406) Martha^ 
Laird; VIII. (407) Cornelia^ Laird, and IX. (408) 
Walter^ Jones Laird. 

(409) Mary^ Packard, died young. 

(410) Chas.'' Lee Packard, died in infancy, 

(411) Cornelia^ Jones Packard. 

(412) Mary^ Packard. 

(413) Rev. Thos.^ Jones Packard, now of Halifax, 
Va., who married Martha Cunningham, of North 
Carolina, and they have two sons, (414) John^ Cun- 
ningham Packard, and (415) Joseph^ Packard. 

(416) Catharine^ Jones Packard, daughter of (390) 
Rosina, died in childhood. 


(417) Elizabeth^ Mary Jones, who married H. T. 
Harrison, of Leesburg, Va. They had nine chil- 
dren, as follows : 


114 Jones Genealogy. 

I. (418) Anne^ Harriette Harrison, who died of 
consumption at the age of eighteen. 

II. (419) Elizabeth^ Lee Harrison, who married 
Geo. Grayson, of Loudoun county, Va., and died in 
Baltimore, Dec. 2d, 1875. 

(420) Walter'' Jones Harrison, who married, first, 
Annie Powell, daughter of Dr. William Powell, of 
Alexandria, Va. Their issue was one son, (421) 
Henry^ T. Harrison. He married, second, Anne 
Benedict, daughter of Prof. Benedict, and their issue 
are, (422) Rebecca^ Harrison, and (423) Maria^ 
Washington Benedict Harrison. 

(424) Henry^ T. Harrison, a lawyer of Leesburg, 
Va., who married in Jan., 1885, Anne Lee, daughter 
of Major John F. Lee, of Washington, D. C. 

Also (425) Maria'' Washington Harrison ; (426) 
Alice^ J. Harrison; (427) Bushrod^ Washington 
Harrison, died young; (428) Edward^ Burr Harrison. 

(429) Mary^ Jones Harrison, married Frank Con- 
rad, a lawyer of Leesburg, Va., and they have one 
child, (430) Harriette^ Harrison Conrad. 


(431) Charles^ Lee Jones, of Washington, D. C, 
died in 1869. 


(432) Alice^ Jones, died in childhood. 


(433) Catharine^ Ella Jones, who died in Shanghai, 
China, in the active discharge of her duties as a mis- 

General Walter Jones. 1 1 5 

sionary, whilst civil wars and contagious diseases 
were devastating that country, to the latter of which 
she fell a victim, Nov. 24th, 1863. 


(434) Anne^ Harriette Jones, who married Matthew 
Harrison, a prominent lawyer of Leesburg, Va.; they 
had issue as follows : 

(435) Sarah^ Powell Harrison, who married Dr. 
W. R. Winchester, of Maryland, now of Macon, 
Georgia. Their issue were, (436) Nancy^ Harrison 
Winchester; (437) Matthew^ Harrison Winchester, 
died in infancy; (438) Mary^ Harrison Winchester, 
and (439) Thos.^ Harrison Winchester. 

(440) Thos.^ Walter Harrison, a lawyer of Win- 
chester, Va., who married Julia Knight, of Maryland, 
and they had children, (441) Arabella^ Harrison, and 
(442) Catharine^ Harrison. 


(443) Frances^ Lee Jones, who is now living in 
Washington, D. C. 


(444) Sarah'^ Cornelia Jones, living in Florida. 


(445) Violetta^ Lansdale Jones, who died Aug. 
28th, 1875. 


(446) Thos.^ William Jones, who was drowned in 

1 1 6 Jones Genealogy. 

the Rio Grande, while engaged under Gen. William 
Emory in running the boundary line between the 
United States and Mexico in 1853. 


(447) Lucy^ Leontine Jones, fourteenth child of 
(354) Gen. Walter, died in childhood. 



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Seal on this letter, page 118. 

The Catesby Family. 117 


HavinQT o-Iven some account of the male line of 
our ancestry, we will add what we have been able to 
obtain of our ancestresses and their families ; and 
having recorded in the fore part of this narrative 
such information as we had of the Hoskins and 
Walker families, the next in order is properly the 
Catesby family, which appears to have been a favorite 
family and family name with us from our first con- 
nection with it. The family is of Welsh origin, and 
has long been considered one of the most ancient 
and respectable families in England, whether titled 
or otherwise. The mother of Elizabeth Pratt, nee 
Cocke, who was the wife of (4) Col. Thos. Jones and 
who is an ancestress of our entire known Jones family, 
except only the descendants of (3) Frederick Jones, 
was Elizabeth Catesby, sister of the naturalist and 
artist, Mark Catesby. 

Dr. Cocke married her, it is supposed in the mother 
country, before they emigrated to Virginia. So far 
as I have been able to learn, the name "Catesby" 
does not occur among the surnames of the United 
States. After the death of Dr. Cocke, she married 
in 1724-5 Col. John Holloway, a wealthy and sue- 

1 1 8 Jones Genealogy. 

cessful lawyer of Williamsburg, whom she survived 
several years, dying, it is presumed without issue by 
him, on March 4th, 1755, aged seventy-four years. 
Col. Holloway was speaker of the House of Burgesses 
for fourteen years, and for eleven years was treasurer 
of tbe Colony. (See Camp. Hist. Va., p. 415.) It 
is more than probable that she and her posterity are 
the only ones that ever transmitted the blood of the 
Catesbys in the New World. 

The marriage articles between her and Col. Hollo- 
way are among our family papers in a good state of 
preservation. Mrs. Cocke had two brothers, John 
Catesby and Jekyll Catesby, besides Mark the natu- 

She also had a sister Rachel, who was the wife of 
Geo. Rutherforth and lived with him at his country 
seat in England, where she was frequently visited by 
her nieces, Mrs. Jones and her sister Rachel Cocke. 
There are letters in my possession from George 
Rutherforth and also from John Catesby addressed 
to Mrs. Jones as " Dear Niece." See in the Ap- 
pendix. In one of these letters, from Geo. Ruther- 
forth, which is dated June 27th, 1728, he writes, 
"your uncle Mr. Jekyl, together with Mr. Bruce and 
your aunt are removed from Hedingham to his house 
at Lammarsh." Both of the places mentioned are in 
Essex county, about ten miles apart. 

Among the published letters of Gov. Alexander 
Spottswood, published by the Va. Hist. Society, 
vol. 2, is one to the Lord Bishop of London, dated 

Enlarged from seal on letter of Mark Catesbj', dated 1722, to his niece, 

Mrs. Pratt, later the wife of (4) Col. Thos. Jones — facsimile of 

letter, page 116. No. 3 or 4 in Garter's letter,, page 292. 

The Catcsby Family. 1 1 9 

November i6th, 1713, in which he mentions a " parcel " 
of seeds which he had sent to his Lordship, and to 
which he refers in the following language : 

"These are collected by a gentleman now in this 
country, a nephew of Mr. Jekyll's of Castle Haning- 
ham, and one very curious in such things." 

Now, Mark Catesby was in Virginia at the date of 
that letter, for the purpose of studying the natural 
products of the country, and there is in my mind 
little or no doubt that he is the gentleman to whom 
it refers. It is sufficiently evident, I think, that the 
" Mr. Jekyl," of Hedingham, in Geo. Rutherforth's 
letter is the " Mr. Jekyll," of Castle Haningham, in 
Gov. Spottswood's letter, and that Mr. Jekyll's home 
in Hedingham was in reality Castle Hedingham, 
which by mistake has been written or published as 
" Castle Haningham." 

It should be noted in this connection that Mark 
Catesby had a son Jekyll. 

I am convinced by these coincidences that Mark 
Catesby's mother was a sister of the Mr. Jekyll men- 
tioned, that Mr. Jekyll was, therefore, a great-uncle 
of Mrs. Jones, and that the "aunt" referred to in 
Geo. Rutherforth's letter was the wife of " Mr. Bruce" 
and was another sister of Mr. Jekyll. 

Mark Catesby's son Jekyll became a merchant in 
London, and appears to have kept up the family 
correspondence, especially with Mrs. Jones, his cousin. 
One of his letters is headed " London, January 31st, 
1753," in which he informs Mrs. Jones of the death of 

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her brother, WilHam Cocke, while on his passage to 
England ; and concludes, " I desire to be remembered 
to my aunt and family. I am, madam, your affection- 
ate cousin, and very humble servt, Jekyll Catesby." 

The arms used by Mark Catesby on the seal of a 
letter to his niece Mrs. Pratt, afterward Mrs. Jones, 
of date, June 22d, 1722, appear to be, argent, two 
lions passant. There is an impression of a crest only 
on a letter headed " Berwick, November 17th, 1728," 
from her uncle, John Catesby, to this lady, which ap- 
pears sufficiently plainly to be an an.telope's head and 
part of the neck argent, but as a part of the neck is 
broken off it cannot be told whether it is couped or 
erased. There is also an impression of a crest on 
the seal of a letter to Mrs. Jones from her cousin, 
Jekyll Catesby, of date, January 31st, 1753, which 
appears quite plainly to be a phoenix displayed, aris- 
ing out of a nest ablaze. 

There are among our papers several letters from 
Mark Catesby to his niece, Mrs. Jones, in which she 
is always addressed in terms of the greatest affection 
as his " Dear Niece." See Appendix. 

It is said that while Mark Catesby was in Virginia 
collecting materials for his Natural History, he spent 
a good portion of his time at " Windsor," the seat of 
Major Woodford, who married his niece, Ann Cocke. 
We have some hundred sheets of his Natural History, 
which were sent to Mrs. Jones as they were published. 
The sheets are in size about twelve by fifteen inches, 
and in some cases are taken up by the engraving of a 

Enlarged from seal on letter of John Cateshy to his niece, the wife of (4) 

Col. Thos. Jones, then in England, dated 1728. Superscription on 

same, page 124. No. 2 in Garter's letter, page 292. 

The Cocke Family. 1 2 1 

single bird or a bird and plant. The descriptions 
are in two columns, one English and one French. It 
is dedicated to Queen Caroline, and in the prospec- 
tus appear among its patrons the names of dukes 
and others of the more illustrious nobility and gen- 
try of England. He died in London, December 
23d, 1749. See notice of his death in the Appendix. 


There is in Virginia a numerous and highly res- 
pectable family bearing this name, for an extensive 
pedigree of which see the Richmond Standard of 
April 3d and loth, 1880; but I am not prepared to 
say that any of them are related to Dr. William 
Cocke, from whom we are descended. Dr. Cocke 
married Elizabeth Catesby, sister of the naturalist, 
Mark Catesby. He is transmitted to us as " Secre- 
tary Cocke," and I never heard of him in any other 
capacity until I discovered among my grandfather's 
papers the following copy of the inscription which 
is carved on a marble scroll fixed in the wall over his 
tomb in the old Episcopal church at Williamsburg, 
Virginia, where he was buried. It was enclosed in 
a letter of date, 1753, from Catesby Cocke, son of 
Dr. Cocke, to his sister Elizabeth, wife of (4) Col. 
Thos. Jones, and is as follows : 

122 Jones Genealogy. 























John Catesby to his niece, Mrs. Pratt, after the death of her husband and 

before her marriage to (4) Col. Thos. Jones, date 1724-5 (?). 

Concluded on page 124. 

The Cocke Family. 123 

Dr. Cocke resided in Williamsburg. His mother 
was named (i) Susan', and there is among our pa- 
pers a letter of condolence from this old lady in 
Eneland to her orrand-dauQrhter Elizabeth, soon after 
the .death of her first husband, Mr. Pratt. I was in 
Williamsburg in the summer of 1884, where I stopped 
over for a day on my return from Old Point Com- 
fort. The old Episcopal church is still standing 
there in a good state of preservation, and is still 
used by the Episcopal congregation as a house of 
worship. In the yard are the moss-embedded tomb- 
stones of some of the proudest families of proud old 
Virginia, and on them are the engraved and embossed 
arms of this transplanted English aristocracy, which 
tell of an age almost forgotten, in a language 
scarcely intelligible to their own posterity. I entered 
the church, curious to know if there yet remained 
any traces of the scroll to the memory of my an- 
cestor, when, turning my eyes to " the west side of 
the altar," I beheld imbedded in the wall a neatly 
engraved marble scroll, fresh looking almost as if it 
had been but lately placed there, and containing the 
inscription of which the above is -sl fac simile. 

Issue of (2) Dr. William^ and Elizabeth 
(Catesby) Cocke. 


(3) Elizabeth^ Cocke, who was born August 29th, 
1 701, married September 4th, 1720, William Pratt, a 
merchant, of Gloucester county, Va. ; second, married 

124 Jones Genealogy. 

February 14th, 1725, (4) Col. Thos. Jones, of Wil- 
liamsburg, Va., and died in Northumberland county, 
Va., March nth, 1762. By her first marriage she 
had issue : I, (4) Elizabeth'* Pratt, born August 7th, 
1 72 1, lived only nine weeks. II. (5) Elizabeth'' 
Pratt, born August 6th, 1722, married February 24th, 
1742, Walter King, merchant, of Williamsburg, 
This gentleman was in England a great deal, and 
appears to have been on terms of considerable favor 
with the government. I think it was, perhaps, 
through his influence that one of the Randolphs 
held an office in the colony. III. (6) Keith'* Wil- 
liam Pratt, who was born April i8th, 1724, and was 
educated in England, where he lived with his great- 
uncle John Pratt, in London, until the latter's death 
in 1 73 1. Keith William died in 1744. 

By her second husband she had many children and 
became the ancestress of all of our family of Joneses 
in Virginia, Kentucky and the South, except only the 
descendants of (3) Frederick Jones, of North Carolina. 
She was evidently a lady of superior attainments, 
intellectually and socially, and was doubtless pos- 
sessed of no ordinary personal attractions. Although 
but a short time elapsed after the death of her first 
husband until her marriage with Col. Jones, it ap- 
pears that in the interval she had declined an offer 
of marriage from a Mr. Blair, who, I infer, was 
most probably John Blair, nephew of Commissary 
James Blair. She had an uncle of her first husband 
who lived in Manor street, Chelsea, London. He 

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1. Conclusion of John Catesby's letter. 

2. Superscription on another letter to the same lady from John Catesby, 

dated 1728. Seal on this letter, page 120. 

The Cocke Family. 125 


wrote a great many letters to her, whom he invariably 
addressed in terms of the Greatest affection as his 
" dear niece," and always signed himself " Your af- 
fectionate uncle J. Pratt." In one of his letters of 
1725, he writes: "I am glad the accomplished Mr. 
Blair hath met with such a repulse ; he shal never 
be respected by me as a father in Law to my two Dear 
Babes ; nor yet, as a husband to my niece Eliz*- 
Pratt:" * * * In another of same year he 
writes " this day Coll°. Spotswood was pleased to 
make me a visit at my house in Chelsea ; he told me 
y' since his return from Scotland he found y^ Sir 
William Keith was upon y^ brink of being turned 
out of his government in Pensylvania, but since he 
came to court he hath put a stop to y^ proceedings ; 
so y' Sir William will keep y^ government still." 
* * * " These you may communicate to Sir 
W" Keith's friends in Virg^" In another, directed 
to this lady after her marriage to Col. Jones, and 
while she was at the Bath, England, of date " Ocf^ y^ 
2ist, 1728," he writes: "Col. Spotswood inquired 
after yours and Mr. Randolph's health, and what 
time Mr. Randolph would come from the Bath. 
I told the CoP. as Mr. Randolph told me that he 
would set out from the Bath the nixt Wednsday come 
sevenight; my services to Mr. Randolph; Mr. and 
Mrs. Axford when you see them." -^fr * * j^ one 
of date April 2d, 1725, he writes: " Now tell you 
that Col°. Spotswood was married about a month ago 
to a daughter of Mr. Braine who was formerly a 

126 ' Jones Genealogy. 

Stewart of Chelsea college. Y^ young lady is said 
to be wonderful pretty, but no money. Y'' Col°. hath 
taken a house in Duke street, near y^ park, where he 
now lives and doth not intend to return to Virginia 
any more." * * ^- In one of his letters dated "Lon- 
don, Oct. y^ 26th, 1724," to (4) Col. Thos. Jones, he 
begins with "My Dear Son Jones," calls him in the 
body of the letter "my son Jones," and concludes 
with " my humble service to Mr. Bray, Mr. Randolph 
& Mr. Chiswell, hoping you will accept y*^ same from 
him who is Yor humble Servt & Loving 


J. Pratt." 

In a letter to the same lady, 1 725, he writes — " Yo"" 
Unkle Mr. Catesby is well & is to make me a Visit in 
a little time at Chelsea." * «- * In still another, 
dated Jany. ist, 1725. he writes — ''"■ * ^' "and 
now tell you y' Mr. Robert Cary last Thursday in 
the Virg^ Coffee house told me publickly y*^ he had 
letters from severall in Virg^ y' you we"" certainly to 
be married to Mr. Thos. Jones Col° Bird was there 

On April 25th, 1732, as appears from one of these 
old Court papers, Elizabeth Pratt, daughter of this 
lady, appeared in open Court at Williamsburg, being 
as recited in the order upwards of fourteen years of 
age, and chose for her guardians Micagie Perry, Esq., 
Alderman of London, and Philip Perry of London, 
merchant. This Elizabeth Pratt in a letter to her 

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Geo. Rutterforth to his niece, wife of (4) Col. Thos. Jones. 
Superscription on same, page 130. 

The Cocke Family. 127 

brother, Keith William Pratt, who was then at school 
in England, dated August loth, 1732, says, "I can 
perform a great many dances and am now learning 
the Sibell, but I cannot speak a word of French." 
* * * She was then ten years of age. So from 
a letter from Keith William Pratt's Master to his 
mother, headed "Chelsea Nov. 4 — 1737," I extract 
the following — " He is Madam, beautiful in his per- 
son, tall of his age, genteel, modest, good natured, 
and free from every Vice. 

" As to his Progress in Learning I hope he'll be 
an honour to his Master, having greatly improved 
in French, Latin, Greek, Writing & Arithmetick ; 
Musick, Drawing, Fencing, he hath learnt as far as 
was thought necessary for a Gentleman." * * * 
On the seals of most, if not all, of these letters, are 
impressions of the arms used by the Pratt family, 
which I understand to be properly described as fol- 
lows, viz.: Argent, on a chevron between three pellets, 
each charged with a martlet of the field, as many 
mascels. Crest, a wolf's head erased. 

After the death of Col. Jones, his widow continued 
to ship large quantities of tobacco to foreign markets, 
and conducted much of the correspondence in her 
own person. She had a large circle of friends 
and acquaintances in England, where she frequently 
visited. She appears to have sustained relations of 
especial friendship with Lady Rebecca Gooch, wife 
of Sir William Gooch, Governor of the Colony, with 
whom she corresponded after this lady returned to 

128 Jones Genealogy. 

England. See in the Appendix a letter from Lady 
Gooch. There is among our papers a copy of her 
will. In the marriage articles between her and Col. 
Jones, she is mentioned as the eldest daughter of 
William Cocke, Secretary. There are among the 
same papers the marriage articles between her 
daughter Elizabeth and Walter King. 


(7) Catesby^ Cocke, born September, 1 702, resided 
at " Belmont " in Fairfax county. Here was the family 
burying ground, and when he conveyed Belmont to 
Mr. Benjamin Grayson, he expressly reserved it out 
of the deed. On an instrument of date, January 4th, 
1724, which has the signature of " Catesby Cocke," 
I find on the seal an impression of what appears to 
be a coat-of-arms, and which so far as I can make 
out is. Field argent, a fess sable between two talbots 
passant. A letter from him to his sister Mrs. Jones, 
of date, 1 2th July, 1728, bears this inscription, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Jones 
to be left at Captn Edward Randolph's 

In London." 

In this letter he sends his love to his sister Rachel. 

In a letter from this gentleman to Col. Thos. Jones, 
of date, I ith March, 1752, in reference to his brother 
William Cocke, he says, "About the middle of last 
November, I received a visit from my only Brother. 
I had notice of his being at Philadelphia a consider- 

Enlarged from seal on deed executed by (7) Catesby Cocke, dated 1724. 
No. 3 or 4 in Garter's letter, page 292. 

The Cocke Family. 129 

able time ; and, as I had continued good character of 
him, I waited his arrival with great Impatience." * 

* * " I was cautioned not to be surprized at a 
Melancholy with which it was said he was often af- 
fected. It was insinuated that he had been too far 
engaged in some point of Honour." * * * "The 
most that I fear for him is that his neglect of apply- 
ing properly for his half pay will be of ill consequence, 
for Colo. Fairfax, who must be intimately acquainted 
with such matters, says it ought to be received half 
yearly." * * * 

Catesby Cocke had among other issue: I. (8) 
Capt. John^ Catesby Cocke, who was one of the cap- 
tains commissioned in the American Navy during the 
war of the Revolution (see History of Virginia, by 
Chas. Campbell, page 679), and who married, prior 
to 1784, Miss Thornton. II. (9) Elizabeth'^ Cocke, 
who married John Graham of Scotland, a gentleman 
of high birth, culture and ability, who was son of 
John Graham of Mackinston in Perthshire, North 
Britain, who was nearly related to Graham of Garten 
and Ovehill, and whose mother was Margaret, eldest 
daughter of John Graham, Esq., of Hilern in the 
shire of Sterling. It is said that he would have been 
heir to the title and estates of the Duke of Mon- 
trose, had his Grace seen proper to depart this life 
without issue. There were issue of this marriage 
five sons, two of whom died unmarried, and several 
daughters. Among their descendants may be men- 
tioned (10) Miss Hartley Graham, of Virginia, who 

130 Jones Genealogy. 

kindly furnished me with what is here written of the 
Cocke-Graham marriage; whose father (11) Dr. 
William^ Graham was a son of this marriage, and is 
the Dr. Graham mentioned in the following account 
of the fall of his son, (12) Col. William^ Montrose 
Graham, at the taking of the City of Mexico, which 
appeared in the Fhiladelphisi. Bul/elm : "Among the 
officers who it appears were lost to their Country in 
the recent assault upon the City of Mexico, was the 
gallant Lieut. Col. William Montrose Graham, of the 
I ith regiment. United States Infantry. Col. Graham 
was about 47 years of age, and was a brave soldier. He 
entered at the West Point Military Academy in 181 3, 
and graduated in 181 7, as 3d lieutenant of artillery. 
Another brother, James D. Graham, of Topographi- 
cal Engineers, one of the most scientific, accom- 
plished, and valuable officers in the service, entered 
and graduated the same year. They were the sons 
of Dr. William Graham, of Prince William County, 
Va., who served, as did others of the family, with 
distinction as officers in the revolutionary struggle." 
* * * " Throughout the whole of the Florida 
War the Grahams were distinguished for their intre- * 

pidity and soldierly conduct." There is another 
brother, (13) Gen. Lawrence^ Pike Graham, who, 
with his brothers, is mentioned at great length and 
in terms of the most unqualified praise in the article 
from which I have made the above extract. They were 
in many battles, led many gallant charges, and received 
many honorable wounds for their country's cause. 








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J. Superscription on Geo. Rutterforth's letter; see facsimile of letter, page 126. 

The Cocke Family. 131 

Another son of this Graham-Cocke marriage was 
(14) John^ Graham, of Prince William county, Va., 
whose daughter (15) Mary^ married Dr. Wm. E. 
Wiatt and left six children, viz.: I. (16) Eliza^ Maria 
Wiatt, who married (301) Walker Jones. II. (17) 
Dr. Wm.^ Graham Wiatt, who was the father of (18) 
Capt. A.^ V. Wiatt, who married (274) Alice Jones ; 

(19) Rev. Wm.^ E. Wiatt of Gloucester county, Va.; 

(20) Prof. John^ E. Wiatt, now a student in Germany ; 

and (21) Laura^ C. Wiatt, who married (322) Geo. 

B. Field. III. (22) Eleanor^ Wiatt, who married 

Col. Scott, of Petersburg, Va., whose son, (23) Col. 

Joseph^ Scott, C. S. A., was killed at Malvern Hill, 

near Richmond, Va., while leading his regiment into 

action ; and another of whose sons, (24) Chas.^ Scott, 

was a druggist in Norfolk, Va., and married a Miss 



(25) William^ Cocke, who died June, 1753, on his 
passage to London, I think unmarried. He appears 
to have been of a roving disposition, and to have 
spent much of his time abroad, especially in England. 
It appears from his brother's letter to Col. Jones, re- 
ferred to above, that he was then a retired officer of 
his Majesty's service, and that he had probably been 
engaged in a duel which had terminated unfortu- 
nately for his adversary. 


(26) Ann^ Cocke, who was born June, 1704, mar- 
ried September 2d, 1732, Major William Wood- 

132 Jones Genealogy. 

ford, of " Windsor," Caroline county, Va. Their issue 
were as follows, viz. : I. (27) Gen, William'^ Wood- 
ford, who was born October 6th, 1734; was early dis- 
tinguished as a soldier in the French and Indian war ; 
was colonel of the second regiment of Virginia vol- 
unteers (War of Independence); was the hero of the 
battle of Great Bridge ; was afterward made general 
of the first brigade ; was wounded at Brandywine ; 
was taken prisoner at the siege of Charleston, and 
carried by the British a prisoner to New York, where 
he languished and died in 1780. He married Mary, 
daughter of John Thornton and his wife Mildred 
Gregory, whose mother Mildred was a sister of 
Augustine Washington and aunt of Gen. George 


I I. (28) Thomas'* Woodford, captain, who was born 
August 14th, 1736, and died without issue about the 
close of the Revolution, at Cherry Point. He was 
educated for the Church, but preferring the sea he 
became captain of a merchantman and served actively 
until his death. 

III. (29) Catesby* Woodford, who was born June 
19th, 1738; married Mary Buckner, October, 1771; 
and died at the Warm Springs, Augusta county, Va., 
October, 1791. 

IV. (30) John'* Woodford, who was born March 
23d, 1742, and died in London, England, in 1763. 

V. (31) Henry* Woodford, captain, who was born 
January 7th, 1 744, was also captain of a merchantman, 
died in Caroline county, Va., and was interred at 
" Windsor." 

(101) Mrs. Stella (Woodford) Sudduth. 

The Cocke Family. 133 

The issue of (27) Gen. William'* Woodford and his 
wife Mildred were : I. (32) John^ Thornton Wood- 
ford, who was born July 29th, 1763, married Mary 
Turner Taliaferro, and died January 31st, 1845. ^^^ 
was born March 13th, 1772, and died March ist, 1828. 
He was born at " Windsor," where he resided until 
he removed to Kentucky in 1820. II. (33) William^ 
Catesby Woodford, who was born in i 768, was edu- 
cated in Liverpool, Eng., married Elizabeth Battaile, 
resided at " White Hall," Caroline county, Va., where 
he died in 1820. 

Issue of (32) John^ Thornton and Mary Turner 
(Taliaferro) Woodford : I. (34) William^ Woodford, 
who was born March 25th, 1787, married December 
25th, 1809, Anna Maria Archer, daughter of Capt. 
Edward Archer, of Norfolk, Va. (?), and died in 1831. 
She died May i8th, 1840. II. (35) John^ Wood- 
ford, who was born March 22d, 1789, and died in 
1 8 14. III. (36) Thomas^ Woodford, who was born 
February 20th, I79r, married, first, Sally Thornton; 
second, Elizabeth Taylor; third, Mrs. Lucy T. C. 
Buckner, and died March 24th, 1852. IV. [t^-]^ 
Lucy^ Woodford, who was born July nth, 1793, 
married Dr. John Taylor, and died in 1832. V. (38) 
Mary^ Woodford, who was born June 14th, 1796, 
and died in 1833. VI. (39) Sally^ Taliaferro Wood- 
ford, who was born September 9th, 1798, married Dr. 
Simeon Dudley, and died September 5th, 1830. VII. 
(40) Catesby^ Woodford, who was born November 
13th, 1800, and died in March, 1816. VIII. (41) 

134 Jones Genealogy. 

Ann^ Cocke Woodford, who was born December 19th, 
1802, and who married Dr. Thomas M. Taylor. IX. 

(42) Betty^ Thornton Woodford, who was born July 
2d, 1805, and who married John R. Montgomery. X. 

(43) Mildred^ Gregory Woodford, who was born July 
19th, 1807, and who married Edmond Didlake. XI. 

(44) Mark^ Henry Woodford, who was born March 
31st, 1810, and who married Sarah Ann Haden. 

Issue of (34) William^ and Anna Mafia (Archer) 
Woodford : I. (45) Mary'' Elizabeth Woodford, who 
was born October, 1810, and who died May 7th, 1836. 
II. (46) John^ Thornton Woodford, who was born 
August, 18 1 2, married Elizabeth H. Buckner, and 
now resides in Bourbon county, Kentucky. III. (47) 
Samuel^ Archer Bedford Woodford, who was born in 
181 5, married Martha Holliday, and resides in Clark 
county, Ky. His only son (48) *Louis^ A. Woodford, 
married (95) Alice Jones. IV. (49) William^ Talia- 
ferro Woodford, who was born in February, 18x8, 
married Mary Hallick, and resides in Bourbon county, 
Ky. V. (50) Lucy^ Woodford, who was born March 
31st, 1 82 1, married Wm. T. Buckner, and resides in 
Bourbon county, Ky. VI. (51) Thomas^ Woodford, 
who was born in October, 1823, and resides in Bour- 
bon county, Ky. VII. (52) Sally^ Taliaferro Wood- 
ford, who was born in 1825, married Wm. Buckner, 
and they reside in Bourbon county, Ky. VIII, 
(53) Madison^ Woodford, who was born in March, 

* See his portrait. 


The picture of Mrs. Alice (Jones) Woodford on the opposite page was 
made from a faded photograph taken soon after her marriage, and is 
inserted because only of the accompanying one of her husband, while this 
one, taken in 1889, is added that greater justice may be done her. — L. H. J. 


The Cocke Family. 135 

In 1888, while at the home of (46) Mr. John T. 
Woodford, in Bourbon county, Kentucky, he showed 
me an ancient lookino; o-old fob which he said had 
belonged to (27) Gen. Wm. Woodford, and which 
contained a seal with a coat of arms engraved on it, 
evidently the Woodford coat. The impressions we 
were able to get from it were dim, but the arms may 
be identified as " Three leopards' heads reversed, 
jessant de lis." Crest, " Two lion's gambs erased or." 


(54) Lucy3 Cocke, the fifth child of (2) Secretary 
Cocke, married Col. Francis Waring, who was son 
of Col. Thos. Waring who emigrated from England 
and settled in Essex county, Virginia, in the latter 
part of the 17th century. He was burgess from that 
county, and died at his family seat, " Goldberry," in 
January, 1754. His son Col. Francis resided at the 
family seat, represented his county in the House of 
Burgesses in 1764, was signer of Richard Henry 
Lee's famous protest against the Stamp Act (see 
Bishop Meade's History of Old Churches and Fami- 
lies of Virginia, vol. 2, p. 435), and died in 1771. 
The issue of Col. Francis and (54) Lucy (Cocke) 
Waring were : 

L (55) Lucy* Waring, who married Jas. Robb, of 
Port Royal, Va., and had issue: (56) Lucy^ Robb, 
who married John Gray, of "Traveller's Rest," Staf- 
ford county, Va., and left issue; (57) Annie^ Robb, 
who married John Catlett, of Port Royal, Va., and 

136 Jones Genealogy. 

left issue ; (58) Robert^ Gilchrist Robb, who married 
Miss Stuart, of Westmoreland county, Va., and left is- 
sue ; and (59) Patrick^ Carrick Robb, who married a 
daughter of John Pratt, Esq., of Caroline county, 
Va., and left issue. 

II. (60) Elizabeth"* Waring, who married Col. 
Spencer Mottram Ball, of "Cone," Northumberland 
county, Va., a near kinsman of Washington's mother, 
a member of the House of Burgesses in 1764, and a 
signer of Lee's protest. They had issue : (61) Col. 
William^ Ball, who was a distinguished colonel in 
the War of 18 12, and who died without issue; (62) 
Spencer^ Ball, who married a daughter of (35) Robert 
Carter, of " Nomony," and lived at " Poteci," which 
occupies a portion of the battlefield of Manassas, 
and is known in history as the Lewis House; (63) 
Dr. Mottram^ Ball, who was an eminent physician, 
settled in Fairfax county, Va., and left issue ; (64) 
Henrys Waring Ball, who resided in Washington 
City, and left issue ; and (65) Judith^ Ball, who mar- 
ried Jas. Burwell, moved to Tennessee, and left issue. 

III. (66) Ann* Waring, who married, July 5th, 
1776, William Latane, Esq., of " Langlee," Essex 
county, Va., a grandson of the Huguenot Rev. Lewis 
Latane, who came to Virginia in 1700, and who set- 
tled at " Langlee," and took charge of South Farn- 
ham Parish, in Essex county, Va. Their issue were: 

(67) John^ Latane, who was born April 27th, 1777, 
married Catharine Robinson Waring, daughter of 
Robert Payne Waring, of " Paynefield," Essex county. 

The Cocke Family. 137 

Va., and had issue, (68) Roberta^ Latane, who mar- 
ried Dr. Moore Gardner Faunt Le Roy, of the 
" Mount," King and Queen county, Va., and left is- 

(69) Lucy^ Latane, who was born September 
14th, 1778, married Robert Payne Waring, Jr., of 
"Edenetta," Essex county, Va., on July 5th, iSoojand 
had issue : (70) Robert^ Payne Waring, who married 
Eliza Stuart Robb, a daughter of Robert Gilchrist 
Robb, of Westmoreland county, Va., and left issue ; 
and (71) Lucy^ Waring, who married Richard Bay- 
lor, Esq., of " Kinlock," Essex county, Va., and left 

(72) Henrys Waring Latane, who was born July 
29th, 1782, married October 28th, 1819, Susan Allen, 
a daughter of Jas. Allen, Esq., of "Spring Hill," 
Essex county, Va., and died June 29th, i860. He left 
issue : ijz) Thomas^ Latane, who was born Septem- 
ber 25th, 1824, married, first, Susan Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Wm. Catesby Latane, of " Makockany," Essex 
county, Va., who died in 1848, without issue; and 
he married, second, Anna Madison Haile, daughter 
of Capt. Robert Gaines Haile, who died in 1869, 
leaving issue ; and he then married, third, Mary 
Epps Robins, daughter of Col. Augustine Warner 
Robins, of Gloucester county, Va., and they have 
issue ; (74) Ann^ Ursula Latane, who was born No- 
vember 5th, 1826, married (i 1 1) Thos. Waring Lewis, 
August I ith, 1842, see under his name ; (75) Henry^ 
Waring Latane, who was born October loth, 1828, 

138 Jones Genealogy. 

married Martha Harvey Gordon, daughter of Dr. 
Thos. Christian Gordon, of Tappahannock, Va., in 
1870, and has issue ; (76) Bishop Jas.^ Allen Latane, 
Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church, who was 
born January 15th, 1831, married Mary Minor Holla- 
day, daughter of John Zachariah Holladay, a distin- 
guished lawyer of Albemarle county, Va., and has 
issue ; {j"]^ Capt. William^ Latane, who was born 
January 1 6th, 1833, was captain of Company F, 9th Va. 
Cavalry, C. S. A., and who fell near the " Old Church," 
in Hanover county, Va., June 13th, 1862, while gal- 
lantly charging the enemy at the head of his com- 
pany, during Stuart's celebrated ride around Mc- 
Clellan's army. He is the subject of Washington's 
"Burial of Latane," and of John R. Thompson's 
beautiful lines on the same subject. He left no issue. 
(78) SamueP Peachy Latane, who was born August 
23d, 1835, married in 1878, Maggie E., daughter of 
Robert Mann Davis, Esq., of "Miller's," King and 
Queen county, Va., and they have issue ; (79) Lewis^ 
Latane, and (80) John^ Latane, who were twins, born 
May loth, 1838, both died during the late war 
from the effects of service in the Confederate Army, 
the former from sickness, the latter from a wound 
(see University Memorial, p. 141). 

(81) Mary-^ Latane, daughter of (66) Ann^ (War- 
ing) Latane, was born July 29th, 1785, married John 
Temple, of King and Queen county, Va., on January 
loth, 1804, and left issue : (82) Arthur^ Temple, who 
was born December 12th, 1804, married Jane E. 

The Cocke Family. 139 

Richards of " Westwood," King and Queen county, 
Va., and died, 1878, leaving issue ; (83) John^ Temple, 
who was born December 6th, 1809, and died at the 
University of Virginia, 1829 (see Bishop Meade, vol. 
I, p. 393); (84) Lucy^ Latane Temple, who was born 
1806, died 1882, without issue; (85) Rev. Henry^ 
Waring Latane Temple, who was born April 6th, 
1 81 2, and died February 13th, 1871. He was for more 
than twenty years the faithful pastor of South Farn- 
ham Parish, Essex county, Va., married, 1844, Susan 
Jones of Essex county, Va., and left issue. 

(86) Thos.5 Lewis Latane, fifth child of (66) Ann^ 
(Waring) Latane, was born May 14th, 1787, married, 
October ist, 1818, Mary Barrett Berkley, a daughter 
of Nelson Berkley, of "Airwell," Hanover county, 
Va., and died in August, 1837, leaving as issue an 
only daughter, (87) Lucy^ Robinson Latane, who 
was born in 1831, married (130) Joseph Henry Lewis, 
of Essex, in 1848, and died in 1879, leaving issue. 

(88) William^ Catesby Latane, sixth child of (66) 
Ann (Waring) Latane, was born April T4th, 1789, 
married Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Jas. Burwell and 
his wife Judith, daughter of Col. Spencer Mottram 
Ball, of " Cone," and died August, 1846, leaving 
issue : (89) Dr. Jas.^ Henry Latane, who was born in 
February, 1820, married Janet Juliet Rowzie, a 
daughter of Col. Richard Rowzie, of Essex, and has 
issue ; (90) Ann^ Waring Latane, who was born in 
1822, married Andrew J. Clopton, of Richmond, Va., 
and has issue ; (91) Susan^ Elizabeth Latane, who 

140 Jo7ies Genealogy. 

was born in 1824, married Dr. Thos. Latane, of 
Essex ; (92) Wm.^ Catesby Latane, who was born 
in 1826, married Miss HoUoway, of King William 
county, Va., and has issue ; and (93) John^ Lafayette 
Latane, who was born in 1828, married Miss Hollo- 
way, of King William, no issue. 

(94) Ann^ Susanna Latane, seventh child of (66) 
Ann (Waring) Latane, was born November 7th, 
1 79 1, married (i 10) Warner Lewis, of " Lewis Level," 
Essex county, Va., on March 22d, 1810, and died July 
7th, 1822. 

(95) Elizabeth^ Latane, eighth child of (66) Ann 
(Waring) Latane, was born March nth, 1794, died 
February 7th, 1827, married, December loth, 18 10, 
John Waring, of Portobago, Caroline county, Va., left 
issue : (96) William^ Payne Waring, who was born 
October iith, 181 1, married, first, Ann C. Faunt- 
leroy, a daughter of Dr. Moore G. Fauntleroy, no is- 
sue; married, second, Maria Brumley, daughter of Wm. 
Brumley, of " Foster Castle," New Kent county, Va., 
and left issue ; (97) John^ Henry Waring, who was 
born in 18 14, no issue ; (98) Warner^ Lewis Waring, 
who was born in February, 1820, married Adelaide, 
daughter of John A. Lancaster, of Richmortd, Va., 
and has issue. 

IV. (99) Susanna'^ Waring, fourth daughter of Col. 
Francis and (54) Lucy^ (Cocke) Waring, married, De- 
cember 3d, 1782, Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis, of Cul- 
peper county, Va., a graduate of Edinburgh, Scotland, 
and a son of Col. Chas. Lewis, who resided at " Cedar 

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the wife of (4) Col. Thos. Jones. Concluded, page 142. 

The Cocke Family. 141 

Creek," Caroline county, Va., and whose wife was 
Lucy Taliaferro, a daughter of John Taliaferro, of 
Snow Creek, near Fredericksburg. Col. Charles was 
a brother of Col. Fielding Lewis, of Fredericksburg, 
who married, first, a cousin, and, second, Bettie, the 
sister, of Gen. Washington. They were sons of John 
Lewis and Frances Fielding, of " Warner Hall," Glou- 
cester county, Va., and were cousins to Gen. Wash- 
ington through Augustine Warner, of Gloucester. 
The issue of Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis, and (99) 
Susanna'^ (Waring) Lewis were: (100) Lucy^ Lewis, 
who was born September 5th, i 783, married Col. John 
Thom, of " Berry Hill," Culpeper county, Va., and 
had children: (loi) John^ Catesby Thom, father of 
(102) Prof. Wm.^ Taylor Thom, of Hollins Institute, 
Va.; (103) Warner^ Lewis Thom, who died a minor ; 
and (104) Lucy^ Lewis Thom, who married Col. Wil- 
liam Taylor, of Point Coupie, La., and died without 

(105) John^ Lewis, second child of (99) Susanna 
(Waring) Lewis, and Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis, was 
born February i8th, 1785, lived at " Stepney," Prince 
William county, Va., married Frances Tasker Ball, a 
daughter of Spencer Ball, of " Poteci," and had issue : 
(106) John^ Taliaferro Lewis, who married Rebecca 
Lewis, a daughter of Capt. Chas. Augustine Lewis, 
of " Millwood," Caroline county, Va., no issue ; (107) 
Robert^ Mottram Lewis, who married Carey Carter, 
a daughter of Landon Carter, of Loudoun county, 
Va., no issue ; (108) Frank^ Waring Lewis, who mar- 

142 Jones Genealogy. 

ried Fannie Stuart, a daughter of Dr. Stuart, of Prince 
William county, Va., and has issue; (109) Elizabeth^ 
Lewis, who married Dr. Bowen, of Prince William, 
and has issue. 

(i 10) Warner^ Lewis, of " Lewis Level," third child 
of (99) Susanna^ (Waring) and Dr. John Taliaferro 
Lewis, who was born December 13th, 1786, and died 
July 14th, 1873, married, first, (94) Ann^ Susanna 
Latane, and they had issue: (m) Thos.^ Waring 
Lewis, who was born August 15th, 18 15, married, 
August nth, 1842, (74) Ann Ursula Latane, and has 
issue, (112) Warner^ Lewis, (113) Henry^ Waring 
Latane Lewis, (114) Ann^ Susanna Lewis, (115) 
Mary7 Latane Lewis, (116) Lucy^ Catesby Lewis, 
(11 7) Susan^ Allen Lewis, (118) Joseph^ Lewis, (119) 
Wm.7 Latane Lewis, (120) Catherine'' Lewis, (121) 
John^ Latane Lewis, (122) Thos.^ Deane Lewis, and 
(123) Jas.^ Meriwether Lewis. 

(124) Wm.^ Latane Lewis, second son of (no) 
Warner Lewis, was born November nth, 181 7, and 
died December 29th, 1847, without issue. 

(125) Dr. John^ Lewis, third son of (no) Warner 
Lewis, was born January i 7th, 1820, and is an eminent 
physician residing in King William county, Va., who 
married Barbara Joanna Winston, a daughter of 
Philip Bickerton Winston, clerk for many years of 
Hanover county, Va., and has issue, (126) Philips 
Winston Lewis, who was born October 26th, 1846, 
(127) Ann^ Barbara Lewis, (128) Sally^ Pendleton 
Lewis, and (129) Warner^ Fielding Lewis. 

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(130) Joseph^ Henry Lewis, an A. M. graduate of 
William and Mary College, fourth son of (no) 
Warner Lewis, was born June 29th, 1822, married 
(87) Lucy Robinson Latane, and has issue, (131) 
Mary7 Josephine Lewis, who was born in November, 
1849, married Dr. Wm. M. Kirk, of Lancaster county, 
Va., in November, 1871. He died November 25th, 

(132) Joseph^ Jones Lewis, son of (99) Susanna 
(Waring) Lewis, born September i6th, 1788, died in 
1824, without issue, a man of great intellectual 


We are personally interested in this family in the 
following manner. The wife of (13) Thomas Jones, 
of " Spring Garden," was Sally Skelton, whose mother 
was Jane Meriwether, daughter of Francis Meri- 
wether and Mary Bathurst. 

The Bathurst arms as used by the family in Vir- 
ginia, are quarterly, sable, two bars ermined in chief 
three crosses patee or ; 2nd, gules, a chevron between 
three lances argent ; the third as the second, the 
fourth as the first. This description was taken by 
me from a very old copy which has long been pre- 
served as a correct description of the Bathurst arms 

144 Jones Genealogy. 

by the Belfield family, of Virginia. The copy is very 
ancient in appearance and is said to have been sent 
over from England many generations since, by our 
Bathurst connections, probably by Lancelot Bat- 
hurst himself after his return to the mother country. 
The Bathurst quartering is the same as the arms 
borne by the present house of Earls Bathurst, of 
England ; the latter having for a crest, a dexter arm 
embowed, armed in chain mail, the hand proper 
grasping a spiked club or. The motto is, Tien ta 

Our ancestor who came to Virginia was Lancelot 
Bathurst, who came over about 1683, and who is men- 
tioned in Burke's Extinct Baronetage as having set- 
tled in Virginia, and his descendants in Jamaica. I 
have before me an old book of common prayer which 
was loaned me by Cousin Emma D. Belfield, of Rich- 
mond county, Va., who has kindly aided me in every 
way in her power to trace the Bathurst history in 
Virginia. It contains on its time-stained fly leaves 
numerous entries which the prudence of her noble an- 
cestor, John Belfield, the eldest son of Thos. Wright 
, Belfield, prompted him to make at a time when his 
knowledge of the facts recorded cannot be questioned. 

He was born June 23d, 1 725, and died August 19th, 
1805; his mother died October 6th, 1750. Therefore, 
according to him what the very fact of these entries 
shows that he at least felt some interest in such mat- 
ters, and it is but fair to suppose that he had learned 
from his mother who her mother and her mother's 

The Bathicrst Family. 145 

father were. Especially does this inference become 
justifiable when we call to mind the great estimate 
set upon family descent by our ancestors at that 
early day ; and few families have been more careful 
of such things than the Belfields. 

Among other entries is one which shows that Mary 
Bathurst was a daughter of Lancelot Bathurst ; that 
she married Francis Meriwether; that their daughter 
Mary Meriwether married Thos. Wright Belfield, and 
that they had a son John Belfield, who was born 
June 23d, 1725. This was the John Belfield who 
made the entries. 

The following account of the Bathurst family down 
to Lancelot was taken from Collins, vol. 7, page 194, 
edition t 768, and from Burke's Extinct Baronetage 
edition 1844, by Mr. Thos. C. Amory, of 19 Com- 
monwealth avenue, Boston ; who was at the time 
chairman of the committee on heraldry for a New 
England genealogical society ; and who, though a 
stranger, has generously afforded me every aid that 
the most obliging disposition could suggest. 

The Bathursts, originally of Bathurst, Kent, lost 
their estates there in the War of the Roses. Law- 
rence (temp. Henry VI) was settled at Cranebrook, 
in Kent. 

(i) Lawrence' Bathurst, of Cranebrook, in Kent, 
had issue : 

L (2) Edward^ Bathurst, who was ancestor of Al- 
lan Lord Bathurst, created in 171 1, and of the pres- 
ent House of Earls. 

146 Jones Genealogy. 

II. (3) Robert- Bathurst, who was ancestor of (26) 
Lancelot Bathurst who came to Virginia, married a 
daughter of Wilham Saunders, of Horsmanden, in 

III. (4) John" Bathurst. 

(3) Robert" Bathurst had issue : 

I. (5) John^ Bathurst, who married Mary, a daugh- 
ter of Edward Dodge, of Wrotham, Kent, and 
heiress of Lechdale or Leachdale, in Gloucester. 
Her father died December 26th, 1597. 

II. (6) Paul3 Bathurst. III. (7) Stephen^ Bathurst. 
(5) John^ Bathurst had issue : 

I. (8) Robert* Bathurst, of Leachdale, Gloucester, 
who was an only son, was High Sheriff of Gloucester 
in 161 1, and who married for his second wife Eliza- 
beth Waller, daughter and heiress of Robert Waller, 
of Clerkenwell, in Middlesex. 

(8) Robert* Bathurst and his wife Elizabeth Waller 
had issue : 

I. (9) Robert^ Bathurst, who died without issue. 

II. (10) Edward^ Bathurst, who was born in 161 5, 
was knighted in 1643, and was created a baronet 
December 15th in the same year; married, ist, Ann 
Morris, 2d, Susan Rich, a daughter of Thos. Rich, 
Esq., of Gloucester, and widow of Thos. Cooke, 
and died in 1614. 

III. (11) Mary5 Bathurst, who died not married. 
IV. Elizabeth^ Bathurst, who died not married. 

(10) Sir Edward^ Bathurst and his first wife, Ann 
Morris, had issue : 

The Bathurst Family. 147 

I. (12) Lawrence^ Bathurst, who was father of (13) 
Sir Edward^ second baronet. 

II. (14) Edward^ Bathurst, who was third baronet. 
He succeeded his nephew as third baronet May 21st, 
1677. His son (15) Edward^ was fourth baronet, and 
his son (16) Francis^ succeeded his brother (15) Ed- 
ward, as fifth baronet. (16) Francis'' Bathurst, fifth 
baronet, emigrated to Georgia, and died in 1738, 
leaving (17) Lawrence^ who was sixth baronet, 
who Hved and died in Georgia; and (18) Robert^ 
who was killed in Georgia by the Indians. This (17) 
Lawrence^ sixth baronet, is the last baronet mentioned 
in Burke, who says the title is by some said to be 
extinct, but by others to be still vested in a gentle- 
man residing^ in America. 

III. (19) Robert^ Bathurst, who died without issue, 
in his youth. 

(10) Sir Edward^ Bathurst and his second wife, 
Susan Rich, had issue : 

IV. (20) Robert^ Bathurst. who had (21) Robert^ 
the father of (22) Robert^ (23) Edward^ (24) Ed- 
monds and (25) John^ 

V. (26) Lancelot^ Bathurst, who came to Virginia, 
and whose descendants settled in Jamaica. (Ancestor 
of the Virginia family.) 

VI. (27) Edward^ Bathurst, who died not married. 

VII. (28) Charles^ Bathurst, draper, in London. 
To the foregoing may be added what I have been 

able to obtain of Lancelot, fifth son of Sir Edward 
Bathurst, and his family in America. He is supposed 
to have arrived in Virginia about the year 1683. 

148 Jones Genealogy. 

The records of the Virginia Land Office show the 
following grants of land to him : To Lance Bathurst, 
1200 acres in New Kent county, April i6th, 1683, 
Book 7, page 269 ; to same and Edward Chilton, 850 
acres in same county, November i6th, 1683, P^g^ 
349 ; to Lancelot Bathurst 600 acres, November 16th, 
1683, page 349; 5000 acres, October 20th, 1687; all 
in New Kent. In 1688, he was Clerk of the Com- 
mittee of Private Causes in the House of Burgesses; 
Clerk of the Committee of Examination of the 
Records, in 1689. (See Calender of State Papers, 
Palmer, I, 22.) He was High Sheriff of New Kent 
county in 1698, as appears from the following extract 
from the Vestry book of St. Peter's Parish in that 
county: — " Capt. Lancelot Bathurst high sheriff of 
this county is ordered to collect from each tithable 
inhabitent in this parish forty fower pounds of tobacco 
to defray the parish charges. Oct. 3d, 1698." 

This Lancelot Bathurst probably returned to Eng- 
land and died there, as did many of the early immi- 
grants. It is not known who his wife was. If his 
descendants settled in Jamaica, some of them, at least, 
returned to Virginia at a very early day, and it is 
highly possible that Burke is mistaken when he says 
that any of them settled in Jamaica. 

The genealogy of Lancelot Buthurst's family is 
continued in America as follows : 

(26) Lancelot^ Bathurst, who came to Virginia, in 
1683, and who was fifth son of Sir Edward^ Bathurst, 
first baronet, and his second wife, Susan Rich, had 
issue : 

The Meriwether Fajnily. 149 

I. (29) A daughter^ who married, prior to Decem- 
ber 17th, 1704, William Tomlin. 

II. (30) Mary^ Bathurst, who married, prior to 
December 17th, 1704, (i) Francis Meriwether. For 
the issue of this marriage, see the Meriwether family. 
She married, second, Hon. John Robinson, of Vir- 

III. (31) Susan^ Bathurst, who married, prior to 
December 1 7th, 1 704, Drury Stith ; from this mar- 
riage is descended Dr. Christopher Johnston, Jr., 201 
W. Franklin street, Baltimore, with whom I have had 
some pleasant and profitable correspondence on the 

IV. (32) Lawrence'' Bathurst, who died, it is pre- 
sumed without marrying, in Essex county, Virginia, 
in 1704, leaving a last will, now on record in Essex, 
of which I have before me a certified copy. See 


Of this family very little is known to me, except 
that it is evident they have always occupied a high 
place in the social rank and estimate. In a work 
entitled "Georgians, or Sketches of Some of the 
First Settlers of Upper Georgia," by Governor Geo. 
R. Gilmer, of Georgia, is found the following account 

150 Jones Genealogy. 

of the Meriwether family, which I have inserted in 
his own language : 

" During the persecution of Wales in the time of 
Charles the 2nd, three brothers, Nicholas, William, 
and David Meriwether, all young unmarried men, 
avoided the opression of the Government by emigrat- 
ing to the colony of Va. The Meriwethers were too 
frank and sincere to be formalists and too sensible to 
be bigoted, — and therefore neither Roman Catholics 
nor Episcopalians, in Wales, nor conformists to the 
government church in the colony of Va. As long as 
religion was forced upon them they seemed to be in- 
fidels. When the Revolution permitted every one 
to worship God according to the dictates of his own 
conscience, many of them became distinguished for 
their piety. They brought more wealth with them 
than was usual for emigrants in the 1 7th century. 
Most of them were peculiar in manners and habits ; 
low and stout in stature ; with round heads, dark 
complexion, and bright hazel eyes ; were very indus- 
trious and economical, and yet were ever ready to 
serve the sick and those who needed their assistance. 
They were too proud to be vain. They looked to 
their own conduct and thoughts rather than to what 
others might be thinking of them. The stock must 
have come from some singular union. Their long 
intermixture with other families had not yet deprived 
them of their uniqueness. No one ever looked at or 
talked with one of them but he heard or saw some- 
thing which made him listen or look again. They 

The Meriwether Family. ' 151 

were slow in forming opinions and obstinate in ad- 
hereing to them ; very knowing ; but their investiga- 
tions were minute and accurate rather than specula- 
tive and profound. Mr. Jefferson said of Col. 
Nicholas Meriwether that he was the most sensible 
man he ever knew ; and William H. Crawford made 
the same remark of Mr. Frank Meriwether, David 
Meriwether, the Welshman, had one child who mar- 
ried and died without descendants. William Meri- 
wether, David's brother, had one daughter who 
married Skelton. From them descended Meri- 
wether Jones, of Richmond, Va., celebrated as a polit- 
ical writer fifty years ago; Genl. Walter Jones, the 
distinguished lawyer of Washington city ; Genl. 
Roger Jones of the regular army, and Commodore 
Catesby Jones, U. S. N., whose nephew, Catesby 
Ap R. Jones, U. S. N., and son of Genl, Roger 
Jones, U, S, A., was wounded in 1851 by the cannon- 
ade upon the people in the streets of Paris devilishly 
ordered by Louis Napoleon Buonapart. 

" Nicholas, the Welshman, married Elizabeth, the 
daughter of David Crawford of New Kent county. 
Most, if not all in the United States, who are called 
Meriwether, are descended from them. They had 
two sons, William and David, and several daughters. 
William's children were John, Thomas, Richard, Jane, 
Sarah and Mary. David's children were Nicholas, 
Francis, James and William, Jane, daughter of 
Nicholas, the elder, married Robert Lewis. From 
them descended most of the Lewises of Virginia, 

152 Jones Genealogy. 

Georgia and Kentucky, who are not descended from 
the Irishman, John Lewis, my great-grandfather." 

The foregoing is incorrect, of course, in describing 
Gen. Walter Jones as a descendant of the Jones- 
Skelton marriage. Again, it was a daughter of 
Francis Meriwether that married (James) Skelton, 
and there were three other daughters, all of which 
appears on the records of Essex county, in the divis- 
ion of the lands of Francis Meriwether after the 
death of his widow. The Francis Meriwether refer- 
red to was clerk of Essex county. He married, prior 
to 1704, Mary Bathurst, daughter of Lancelot Bat- 
hurst, fifth son of Sir Edward Bathurst of England. 
See the Bathurst family. After the death of Fran- 
cis Meriwether, his widow married the Hon. John 
Robinson, of Virginia ; and after her death, the 
lands of Francis Meriwether in Essex county which 
she had held as dower were divided among his chil- 
dren, all of which appears now among the records 
of Essex county. 

Issue of (i) Francis' and (30) Mary^ (Bathurst) 



(2) Mary^ Meriwether, who married, ist, William 
Colston, and 2nd, Thos. Wright Belfield, March 9th, 
1723-4, and died October 6th, 1750. Seethe Bel- 
field family. 


(3) Lucy^ Meriwether, who married Francis Smith, 
from whom descended Meriwether Smith, first repre- 

The Skelton Family. 153 

sentative from his district in Congress, 1778-82, and 
who was the father of Hon. Geo. WilHam Smith, Gov- 
ernor of Virginia, who was among the victims of the 
lamentable burning of the Richmond Theater, De- 
cember 26th, 181 1. From this marriage is descended 
Dr. Edwin Bathurst Smith, now of St. Louis, Mo. 

President James Monroe, in a letter to this Dr. 
Smith, says of the above-named Meriwether Smith, 
" Your grd father Meriwether Smith was a revolu- 
tionary character of distinction — a bold fiery patriot 
— he was among the first to begin the struggle for 
independence and went right through to the end." 


(4) Frances^ Meriwether, who married Theodoric 

Bland, of Prince George county, who. Bishop Meade 

says, was great uncle of Theodoric Bland of the 



(5) Jane^ Meriwether, who married James Skelton, 
and whose daughter, Sally Skelton, married (13) 
Col. Thos. Jones. See the Skelton family. 


As early as the year 1735, there was living in the 
parish of St. James, County Goochland, in the colony 

154 Jones Genealogy. 

of Virginia, a Mr. James Skelton, a gentleman of 
wealth and of high social standing. Some years pre- 
vious to this, he had married Jane Meriwether, a 
daughter of Francis Meriwether and his wife Mary 
Bathurst, who was a member of the ancient family of 
Bathurst, England. See the Bathurst family. My 
impression is that in reading some old family paper 
I found him mentioned as Dr. Skelton, but it is prob- 
able that I am mistaken, for I have not been able to 
again find such a paper, although I have made dili- 
gent search for it. There is among our papers a 
bond which was executed by him June loth, 1735, in 
which he binds himself in the sum of six hundred 
pounds sterling to convey, on or before March 25th 
next ensuing, one thousand acres of land and divers 
slaves to one William Meriwether in trust for his 
(Skelton's) wife Jane during her life, and after her 
death, to Sally Skelton, daughter of said James and 
Jane Skelton, in fee simple. This bond is attested 
by Frances Colston, probably daughter of William 
Colston and Mary -^thurst, and by T. W. Belfield, 
who was doubtless the Thos. Wright Belfield who 
had previously married Mary Colston, widowed 
daughter of Francis Meriwether. In the year 1770, 
as appears from a contemporaneous letter now before 
me, Mr. Skelton contemplated selling his estates in 
Virginia and returning to England ; but we find him 
still in Virginia, as late as 1773. His arms as borne 
by his family in Virginia are Field Azure^afess Or be- 
tween three fleur de lis Or. Crest, a peacock's head 

The Skelton Family. 155 

erased proper in the beak, an acorn Or stalked and 
leaved vert. This family no doubt is the same origi- 
nally as the Skeltons of Armathwaite Castle, county 
Cumberland, England, one of whom represented 
Cumberland in Parliament during the time of Ed- 
ward I ; for their arms agree, except that the latter 
bears on the fess, a Cornish chough sable beaked and 
legged gules. See Notes and Queries, Richmond 
(Va.) Standard, September 25th, 1880. 

There is no evidence of which I am aware that this 
family had any connections of the name in Virginia, 
and it appears that there is no posterity bearing their 
name. Indeed there is strong reason to believe that 
they were not aware of any such connections, as it is 
no where intimated in all the family correspondence 
in my possession which took place at that time and 
subsequently ; and, while in one or two instances ap- 
preciative mention is made of others in Virginia, yet 
they are referred to, not as relatives, but as acquaint- 
ances merely. There is in possession of our Ken- 
tucky family some ancient silver table-ware which my 
grandparents brought with them from Virginia on 
which is engraved the Skelton crest ; and there is a 
quantity of heavy metal table-ware on which is en- 
graved the complete arms without the crest, which is 
said to have been inherited by us from two old bache- 
lor brothers of the name, doubtless Reuben and 
Meriwether mentioned below. 

There is in the possession of my uncle Roger Jones 
a very large Bible which fell to him in the division of 

156 Jones Genealogy. 

my grandfather's books, and which is supposed to 
have beloneed to Reuben and Meriwether Skelton. 
It is in two large vokimes, on the fly leaf of each 
of which is engraved a copy of the Skelton arms 
with crest. Immediately under one engraving is 
written the name " Meriwether Skelton," and under 
the other the name " Reuben Skelton." 

The book-plate of the arms used by Reuben Skel- 
ton is in the possession of Dr. R. A. Brock, who is 
editor of the Richmond Standard, and secretary of 
the Virginia Historical Society; also a letter from 
Meriwether Skelton, written in 1770, ordering one to 
be similarly engraved for him, in England. See 
Richmond Standard, September 25th, 1880. 

The Virginia land registry office shows the follow- 
ing grants of land to James Skelton, doubtless our 
ancestor, as he owned large tracts of land about the 
time, and in the counties referred to : James Skel- 
ton, grants of 1200, 400, 400 and 400 acres, all in 
Henrico county, dated February 20th, 1743, Book 2, 
pp. 338, 339 ; James Skelton, of King William county, 
two grants of 1600 acres each, and one of 750 acres, 
in Henrico county, 1726. 

Issue of (i) James' and (5) Jane^ (Meriwether) 



(2) Reuben^ Skelton, who was clerk of St. Paul's 
Parish, Hanover county, Va., prior to the Revolution. 
It is presumed he died a bachelor. 

Bookplate of Skelton arms, noticed on pages 155-6. Azure, a fesse 

between three fleur de lis or. Crest: A peacock's head 

erased proper, in the beak an acorn or 

stalked and leaved vert. 

The Skelton Family. 157 

(3) Meriwether^ Skelton, who lived at " Spring 
Garden," near New Castle in Hanover county, Va., 
died, it is presumed without having married, and de- 
vised " Spring Garden " to his sister Sally, who mar- 
ried (13) Col. Jones. See the Jones family. He 
grew large quantities of tobacco, which he shipped 
and sold in the different European markets. 


(4) Lucy^ Skelton. It is said, although we 
have no information to that effect in our family, that 
there was also a daughter Lucy who married, prior to 
April 8th, 1760, Robert Gilliam and had issue: I. 
(5) John^ Gilliam, who was born May 6th, 1761; 
married October 12th, 1788, Hannah Sampson, of 
Perth, Scotland, who was born November 9th, 1765; 
he died in February, 1823 ; H. (6) Elizabeth^ Gilliam, 
who married David Buchanan, of Scotland; HI. (7) 
Reuben^ Meriwether Gilliam, who died unmarried ; 
IV. (8) James^ Skelton Gilliam, M. D., who was born 
August, 1753, married, November 21st, 1787, Mary, 
daughter of Theophilus Field, and died March 28th, 
1814; V. (9) Susan^ Bathurst Gilliam, who died un- 
married ; VI. (10) Anne^ Gilliam, who married Elly- 
son Currie, of Lancaster county, Va.; VII. (11) 
Jane^ Gilliam, who married Armistead Currie, of 
Lancaster county, Va.; VIII. (12) Meriwether^ Skel- 
ton Gilliam, who married Elizabeth Manson, of Din- 
widdie county, Va., no issue. See Richmond Stand- 

158 Jones Genealogy. 

ard, April i6th, 1881, except what is said as to any 
Bathurst connection other than throuo^h the Skelton- 
Gilliam marriage. 


(13) Sally^ Skelton, who married (13) Col. Thos. 
Jones and bore him a numerous family. After her 
brother Meriwether's death, they made " Spring 
Garden " their family seat. 


(14) Bathurst Skelton, who'married, in 1766, Martha 
(Patty) Wayles, daughter of John Wayles, Esq., a 
successful practitioner of the law of Charles City 
county, Va. 

Bathurst and (25) Dr. Walter Jones were fast 
friends and room-mates at William and Mary Col- 
lege, as appears in a letter from Bathurst to his 
brother-in-law (13) Col. Thos. Jones, in which he 
sends his love to his sister, Mrs. Jones. See also 
under (25) Dr. Walter's name. 

Bathurst died in 1769, leaving one child who died 
in infancy, and Thos. Jefferson, who had been his 
unsuccessful rival, married his widow on January ist, 

An interesting account of the rivalry between Bat- 
hurst and Thos. Jefferson for the hand of Miss 
Wayles may be seen in a little book, now out of 
print, entitled " The Youth of Jefferson," which con- 
tains a romantic account of the lives and loves of the 
boys at William and Mary College. 

The Carter Family. 159 


What is here contained in regard to the Carter fam- 
ily has been taken by me almost entirely from Bishop 
Meade, and from a very elaborate Tree of the family, 
containing several hundred names, prepared by R. R. 
Carter, of Shirley. From the latter, I get also a view 
of the Carter arms, which may be described as fol- 
lows, viz. : Argent, a chevron between three cart 
wheels vert. Crest, on a mount vert, a grey hound 
sejant argent sustaining a shield of the last, charged 
with a cart wheel vert. This crest appears stamped 
on the seal of a number of Councillor Carter's letters. 

My immediate connection with the family is 
through a daughter of Councillor Carter who was 
the mother of my grandfather Jones. The following 
is taken from Chas. Campbell's History of Virginia : 

" The first of the family so far as is known settled 
in Upper Norfolk, now Nansemond county, and was 
a member of the House of Burgesses in 1649. ^^ 
the year 1654, we find him a burgess from Lancaster 
county, and commander-in-chief of the forces sent 
against the Rappahannock Indians. He continued 
to be a member of the House of Burgfesses for some 
years. He died June 10, 1669." This was (i) John' 
Carter, who was born in England, moved to "Coro- 
toman," in Lancaster county, Va., in 1649, and was 
buried there in 1660. His first wife was Jane, 

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daughter of Morgan Glynn, by whom he had children, 
(2) George"" Carter and (3) Eleanor^ Carter, His 
second wife was Ann Carter, who was a daughter of 
Cleave Carter, probably of England, by whom he 
had (4) Chas.^ Carter and (5) John^ Carter, the latter 
of whom married Elizabeth Wormley and they had 

(6) Elizabeth^ Carter, who married Lloyd. His 

third wife was Sarah Ludlowe, who was a daughter 
of Gabriel Ludlowe. 

Issue of (i) John' and Sarah (Ludlowe) Carter. 

L (7) Sarah^ Carter. H. (8) Robert" Carter, of 
Corotoman, 1663-1732, who was called King Carter, 
married, ist, 1688, Judith Armistead, who was the 
eldest daughter of Hon. John Armistead and his wife 
Judith. His second wife was " Bettie Willis, widow, 
and youngest daughter of Thos. Landon, Esq. and 
Mary his wife, of 'Grednal' in the county of Here- 
ford (England), the ancient seat of the family and 
place of her nativity." In his epitaph his wives are 
mentioned as follows: "His first wife was Judith 
daughter of John Armistead, Esq. ; his second. Bet- 
tie, a descendant of the noble family of Landons." 
King Carter, as he was called on account of his im- 
mense possessions, resided at his family seat " Coro- 
toman," on the Rappahannock river in Lancaster 
county, Virginia. He was rector of William and 
Mary College and sustained that institution in its 
most trying times. He was speaker of the House 
of Burgesses and treasurer of the colony during the 

The Carter Family. i6i 

reign of the Princes William, Anne, George I, and 
George II. He was elected by the House its speaker 
six years. He was Governor of the colony for more 
than a year, until Sir William Gooch arrived as its 
Governor. In 1732 he built a handsome church on 
the site of the old one built by his father. " Tradi- 
tion has it," says Bishop Meade, " that the congrega- 
tion, which doubtless consisted chiefly of his depen- 
dants, did not enter the church on Sunday, until the 
arrival of his coach, when all followed him and his 
family into it. Whether this be so or not, it is cer- 
tain from the agreement on the vestry-book when he 
built the church, that good provision v/as made for 
his tenants and servants, one-fourth of the building 
being secured for their use, besides a very large pew 
near the pulpit and chancel, which he prepared for 
his immediate family." Referring to the title of 
" King " bestowed on him, Bishop Meade says : 
" From the fact that such a title was bestowed on 
him, the idea has become prevalent in Virginia that 
he was not only of princely possessions, having nu- 
merous tenants and servants, and a splendid palace 
for his residence, but that, as a consequence of this, 
he was authoritative, lordly and arbitrary in his bear- 
ing and conduct, moving as a king in the colony." 
* ^f- * 

" It is very certain that Mr. Carter and his family 
were very popular throughout the State. His 
daughters were married to the first men in Virginia. 

1 62 Jones Genealogy. 

At his death a long Latin inscription, written by 
some ripe scholar was placed on his tomb, in which 
the greatest virtues are assigned to him, and a sin- 
cere piety." He died August 4th, in the sixty-ninth 
year of his age. 

Issue of (8) King Robert* and Judith (Armistead) 


I. (9) John^ Carter married Elizabeth Hill, of Shir- 
ley. Their son (10) Charles'* Carter, of Shirley, 
married, ist, Mary W. Carter, of Cleve, and their 
son (11) Charles^ Carter, of Mt. Atlas, married 
Nancy Carter, of Sabine Hall, whose daughter (12) 
Mary^ Carter married (151) Commodore Thos. ap 
Catesby Jones, U. S. N. (10) Charles'* Carter, of 
Shirley, married, 2d, Anne Butler Moore, of Chelsea, 
whose daughter, (13) Anne^ H. Carter, became the 
second wife of Gen. Harry Lee and the mother of 
(14) Gen. Robert^ E. Lee, the late Confederate 
chieftain. H. (15) Elizabeth^ Carter who married, 
I St, Nathaniel Burwell ; 2nd, married Dr. George 
Nicholas. HL (16) Judith^ Carter, who became the 
second wife of Mann Page, of Rosewell. Their son 
(17) John'* Page, of North End, married Jane Byrd, 
and their son (18) Mann^ Page married Miss Selden, 
and their son (19) William^ B. Page married Ann 
Lee, whose daughter married (150) Gen. Roger 
Jones. IV. (20) Anne^ Carter, who married Ben- 
jamin Harrison, of Berkeley, and 'became the mother 
of (21) Benjamin'* Harrison, Governor of Virginia 

The Carter Family. 163 

and one of the " signers," from whom are descended 
the two presidents. 

Issue of (8) King Robert' and Bettie (Willis, 
NEE Landon) Carter. 

V. (22) Robert^ Carter, of " Nomony Hall," Lan- 
caster county, Va., who married Priscilla Bladen. 
VI. (23) Sarah3 Carter. VII. (24) Charles^ Carter, 
of Cleve, 1707 to 1764, who married, first, Mary 
Walker ; second, Ann Byrd ; third, Lucy Taliaferro. 
VIII. (25) Ludlowe^ Carter. IX. (26) Landon^ 
Carter, of " Sabine Hall," who married, first. Miss 
Armistead ; second, Maria Byrd ; third, Eliz. Worm- 
ley. X. (27) Mary3 Carter, who married George 
Braxton, and became the mother of (28) Carter'* 
Braxton, who was one of the "signers." XI. (29) 
Lucy^ Carter, who married Henry Fitzhugh, and 
their son (30) William* Fitzhugh, of Chatham, mar- 
ried Ann Randolph, and they were the parents of (31) 
Mary5 Fitzhugh, who was the wife of G. W. P. Custis, 
of "Arlington," whose daughter (32) Mary^ Custis 
became the wife of (14) Gen. R. E. Lee. XII. (33) 
George^ Carter. 

Issue of (22) Robert^, of Nomony, and Priscilla 

(Bladen) Carter. 

I. (34) Elizabeth"* Carter. 

II. (35) Col. Robert* Carter, of "Nomony Hall," 
who was called "Councillor" Carter from his having 
been for a number of years a member of the King's 

164 Jo7ies Genealogy. 

Council in the colony. He married Frances A. 
Tasker, probably of Baltimore. Their children were: 
I. (36) Benjamin^ Carter. II. (^^j) Robert^ Carter. 
III. (38) Johns Carter, iv. (39) George^ Carter, of 
"Oatland," who married Bettie Lewis. V. (40) Pris- 

cilla^ Carter, who married Mitchell. VI. 

(41) Ann^ T. Carter, who married John Mound. 
VII. (42) Frances^ Carter, who married (28) Major 
Thos. ap Thos. Jones, of " Bathurst," Essex county, 
Va., and she was the mother of my grandfather (56) 
Thos.^ap Thos. Jones, who removed from " Bathurst" 
to Clark county, Ky. VIII. (43) Rebecca^ Carter. 
IX. (44) Mary5 Carter. X. (45) Harriet^ Carter. 
XI. (46) Julia^ Carter, who married Dr. Robert Berk- 
ley, and their daughter, (47) Sophia^ Berkley, mar- 
ried Robert Carter, of Kentucky (of this Carter 
family), and were the parents of (48) Hebe^ Carter, 
who married A. R. Fennacy ; (49) Julia^ Carter, who 
married L. E. Veysse ; and (50) Robert^ Carter, who 
is now dead. XII. (51) Bettie^ Landon Carter, who 
married (62) Spencer Ball. XIII. (52) Sally^ Fair- 
fax Carter, who married Chinn. XIV. (53) 

Sophia^ Carter, who never married. 

The name of Councillor Carter's residence is often 
written " Nomini ; " he invariably wrote it " Nomony." 
For instance, as in the subjoined copy of one of his 
letters to his son-in-law : 

The Carter Family. 165 

" NoMONY Hall — 2c^th July, 1790 
Major Thos. Jones 

Dear Sir — 
I expect Mr. & Mrs. Ball, Miss Bettie Ball and my 
daughter Sally Fairfax that they will cross Rappa- 
hannock to Hobs Hole to-morrow. My two daugh- 
ters propose to remain some time at your house. I 
wish that I myself was to be one of their party — 
however my affairs call for my personal attention in 
the State of Maryland shortly " * ^ * 

" That soule which hath a witness testifying the 
truth of Eternal life as set forth in the Gospel plan 
of Redemption hath a knowledge which affords him 
a foretaste of real happiness — 

Adieu Dear Sir 

Robert Carter" 

In a deed of 1798 he is referred to as "formerly 
of Nomony Hall in Westmoreland county," Va., "but 
now of the city of Baltimore," from which it appears 
that "Nomony Hall "was not in Lancaster county 
as heretofore stated by me. 

During the life of Councillor Carter, as early as 
1798, Mrs. Jones and her children had received from 
him real estate valued at $33, 279, which was estimated 
to be $742 more than their proportionate share up 
to that time. This, when we remember he had four- 
teen children, will afford us some idea of the extent 
and value of his landed possessions. 

His wife's mother, Mrs. Ann Tasker, I think of 

1 66 Jones Genealogy. 

Baltimore, left a legacy of 10,000 pounds sterling to 
Mrs. Carter's children. 

Benjamin Tasker, an uncle of Mrs. Jones, also left 
a handsome legacy to her children. 

Daniel Dulany, Esq., executor of Mrs. Ann Tasker, 
probably was also a relative of Mrs. Jones, for her 
children received large legacies from the Dulany 

The subjoined remarks on this family are taken 
from Bishop Meade : 

" Out of the number of descendants of whom both 
Church and State might well be proud, it would be 
invidious to select. So far as we have been able to 
judge by observation and learn by report, we may be 
permitted to say that there has been much of the 
amiable and pious in the family, sometimes mixed 
with a portion of eccentricity in individuals of it. 

" In Councillor Carter, of Nomini, the grandson of 
King Carter, this peculiarity was found in a large 
measure. Early in life his disposition was marked 
by a tendency to wit and humor. Afterward he was 
the grave Councillor, and always the generous philan- 
thropist. At a later day he became scrupulous as to 
the holding of slaves, and manumitted great numbers. 
The subject of religion then engrossed his thoughts. 
Abandoning the religion of his fathers, he adopted 
the creed of the Baptists, and patronized their young 
preachers, having a chapel in his own house at 
Nomini. After a time he embraced the theory of 
Swedenborg, and at last died an unhappy death-dread- 

The Fauntleroy Family. 167 

ing Papist. All the while he was a most benevolent 
and amiable man." 

Many of his letters to Major Jones breathe a spirit 
of the most earnest piety, and in some of them he 
speaks favorably of the Swedenborg doctrine. 


As previously stated, my grandmother Jones was 
Elizabeth Fauntleroy, daughter of Griffin Murdock 
Fauntleroy, or Faunt Le Roy, as the family some- 
times write the name, of "Mars Hill," Richmond 
county, Virginia. 

While the name is evidently of French derivation, 
the family has long been seated in England, where it 
has enjoyed the reputation of being an ancient and 
highly respectable English family. I have not been 
able — or, rather, I have not made an effort, to con- 
nect the American family with their English pro- 
genitors. Capt. Chas. M. Fauntleroy wrote me 
sometime since that on one occasion, when in London, 
he had been most cordially and hospitably entertained 
by a Mr. Chas. Fauntleroy of that city, a gentleman 
of great wealth and respectability, who was a warm 
sympathizer with the Confederate cause, and who 
expressed great interest in his American cousins. 

1 68 Jones Genealogy. 

In 1857 this Capt. Fauntleroy obtained from the 
Herald's College, in London, a photographic copy of 
a confirmation of arms to the Fauntleroy family. 
But I do not know that these arms were ever used or 
recognized by the family in Virginia. On the margin 
is a picture of the arms. 

The written text is as follows : 

" To all and Singuler to whom these presents shall 
come Sr. John Boroughs Kt. Garter principall Kinge 
of Armes of Englishmen sendeth greeting Know yee 
that Moore Fauntleroy Gent, sonne of John Fauntle- 
roy: the only son of William Fauntleroy of Craun- 
dall in the County of Southampton Gent, who beare 
for his Coate Armour Gules three Infants heads 
couped Argent crined Or which Armes they & their 
Ancestors have borne tyme out of mind and now 
being desired by the said Moore Fauntleroy Gent, 
to Imblazon and and settforth his said Coat of Armes 
with the Crest thereunto belonging (that is to say) on 
a wreath of his cullors A Flower de Hz Or between 
two Angells wings displayed Azure Mantled Gules 
doubled Argent as are more plainly depicted in the 
Margent hereof 

The which Armes and Crest before Expressed I 
the said Sr. John Borough Kt. Garter principall King 
of Armes of Englishmen, By y authority annexed 
unto the office of Garter by the Statutes of the Most 
Noble Order of the Garter, continued practice and 
the Letters Pattents of my said Office, made unto 
mee under the greate Seale of England do by these 

The Faitntlcroy Family. 169 

p'sents declare assigne Confirme & grante unto the 
aforesaide Moore Fauntleroy and to his issue & 
posterity to be by them and ever of them borne with 
their due differences accordingr to the Lawe of Armes 
for ever 

In Witness whereof I have unto these present 
affixed the seale of Myne Office and subscribed my 
name Dated the Eight Day of December and in the 
year of Our Lord God 1633 

Sr. John Borough, Garter." 

The motto is, Enfans du Roy. 

There was a Viscount Moore Fauntleroy, in the 
time of Queen Elizabeth. 

The first one of the family who settled in Virginia, 
and it is supposed the only one that came to America, 
was (i) Major Moore' Fauntleroy, who arriving in 
the colony sometime prior to April 4th, 165 1, settled 
in what is called the Northern Neck of Virginia, and 
by his military talents kept the Indians at bay in 
those parts. 

Campbell's History of Virginia, page 210, mentions 
a Mr. Fauntleroy who in 1648 entertained in Virginia 
one Beauchamp Plantagenet, a royalist refugee from 
England ; and in Henning's Statutes at Large, fre- 
quent mention is made of our Major Moore Faunt- 
leroy. He was a member of the House of Burgesses, 
I think for a number of terms. Upon one occasion, 
arriving late, after that body had been sometime in 
session, he became offended at certain proceedings 


170 Jones Genealogy. 

which had been taken in his absence, and indulged 
in such violent and denunciatory language on the 
floor of the House that he was suspended for a while. 
On April 4th, 1651, he purchased a large body of land 
from Accopatough, king of the "Indians of Rappa- 
hannock Town and Towns." The deed executed by 
the Indian king on this occasion is copied in Bishop 
Meade, vol. 2, 478-9. 

Naylor's Hole in Richmond county, Virginia, is a 
portion of this tract, and is, or was a few years ago, 
still the home of his descendants, the children of ( 1 28) 
Dr. Henry Fauntleroy. Whom he married or how 
many children he had is not known. It appears that 
he had a son Moore, who according to Bishop Meade, 
vol. 2, 1 79, married Margaret, daughter of the first 
Paul Micou. My recollection is that Bishop Meade 
leaves us to infer that the first William Fauntleroy 
mentioned by him was a son of (i ) Major' Moore. 
It appears quite plain to me that he could not have 
been nearer than a grandson. 

This (2) William^ Fauntleroy, who was born in 
1684, married Apphia Bushrod and died in 1757, 
leaving the following children :• 

I. (3) William'* Fauntleroy, who was born in 1713, 

and died in 1 793, married, first, , by 

whom he had a daughter, (4) Elizabeth^ Fauntleroy, 
who became the wife of Mr. Adams, of James River, 
after having refused her hand to the patriot Gen. 
Geo. Washington. I remember reading in the Louis- 
ville Courier JoiLrnal, in the spring or summer of 

The Fauntleroy Faultily. 171 

1875, what purported to be a copy of a letter from 
Gen. Washington to a young Fauntleroy, in which 
he expressed the hope that " Miss Betsey's mind " 
would be more favorably disposed toward him upon 
his return. There is a letter in the possession of 
Governor Lee, of Virginia, from Geo. Washington, 
dated May 20th, 1752, and addressed to " William 
Fauntleroy, senior, Esq., in Richmond," in which he 
says, " I was taken with a terrible pleurisy, which has 
reduced me very low, but purpose as soon as I re- 
cover my strength to wait on Miss Bettie in hopes of 
a reconsideration of her former cruel sentence, and 
to see if I cannot obtain a decision in my favor. I 
have enclosed a letter to her, which I should be 
much obliged to you for the delivery of it." (3) 
William'' Fauntleroy married for his second wife Miss 
Murdock, and they had numerous issue. See a copy 
of his will in the Appendix. 

II. (5) Moore'' Fauntleroy, who was born in 1716, 
and whose children moved from the Northern Neck 
to King and Queen county, where their descendants 
now reside. 

III. (6) John"* Fauntleroy, who was born in 1724. 

The Issue of (3) William'' and Miss (Mur- 
dock) Fauntleroy were : 


(7) Dr. William^ Fauntleroy, who was educated in 
Europe ; was a medical student in Edinburg and 

172 Jones Genealogy. 

Aberdeen for fourteen years, and died soon after his 
return to Virginia. 


(8) Dr. Moore^ Fauntleroy, who was also educated 
in Europe, was also for many years a student of 
medicine at Edinburg and Aberdeen ; lived for sev- 
eral years after his return in Tappahannock, Va., 
and died in Charleston, S. C, in 1802. 


(9) John^ Fauntleroy, who was living in 1793. 


(10) Griffin^ Murdock Fauntleroy, who was the 
father of my grandmother, married (20) Ann^ Bel- 
field (see that family), and died 1794. His residence 
was "Mars Hill," in Richmond county, Va., and his 
will is now on record in that county. Their children 
were : 

I. (11) Belfield^ Fauntleroy, who, we think, died 
a bachelor. 

H. (12) Joseph^ Fauntleroy, who married his 
cousin (80) Emily Carter Fauntleroy, and they had 
children : (13) Eliza'' Fauntleroy, who married Geo. 
White, of Evansville, Ind., and left two sons. (14) 
Emily^ Fauntleroy, who married N. G. Nettleton, 
and died leaving one daughter. (15) Josephine^ 
Fauntleroy, who married Mr. Faith, is living in 
Louisville, Ky., and has one daughter. (16) Virginia^ 
Fauntleroy, who married Mr. Pruess, and is living in 

TJie Fatintleroy Family. 173 

Simsborough, La. (17) Thos.^ Moore Fauntleroy, 
who died without issue. (18) Frederick'' Fauntleroy, 
who is Hving in Gatesville, Texas, and has three 
children. (19) Henrys Fauntleroy, who married Isa- 
bella Smythe, a daughter of Judge Smythe, of Vincen- 
nes, Ind., and had children, (20) Thos.^ Smythe 
Fauntleroy, who is his only surviving child, with whom 
he lives in Chicago; (21) SamueP Fauntleroy, who 
is dead, and (22) Eugene^ Fauntleroy, who also is 
dead. (23) Ferdinand'' Fauntleroy, who married at 
Goliad, Texas, Chloe Biscoe, who is a daughter of 
Alexander H. Biscoe, of Putnam county, Ga., and 
his wife Caroline Gresham, of Walton county, same 
State, and they have children : (24) Hamilton^ Bis- 
coe Fauntleroy; (25) Ferdinand^ Fauntleroy; (26) 
Carrie^ Fauntleroy and Virginia^ Lawson Fauntleroy, 
who are living ; (27) Rosa^ Fauntleroy and (28) 
Mattie^ Fauntleroy, who died in infancy. (29) Wil- 
liam^ Fauntleroy, who married and has a family liv- 
ing in Evansville, Ind. 

III. (30) Mary^ Fauntleroy, daughter of (10) 
Griffin Murdock, married John Campbell, Esq., a dis- 
tinguished lav/yer of Kirnan, Westmoreland county, 
Va. She was his first wife and had several children, 
all of whom died in infancy, except (31) Anna^ 
Stewart Campbell, who married Geo. Wm. Smith, 
son of the first Governor Smith of Virginia. 

IV. (32) Anne^ Fauntleroy, who married January 
2, 1798, at " Mars Hill," in Richmond county, Va., 
Raphael Thompson, who was a son of Raphael and 

174 Jones Genealogy. 

Susanna Thompson, of St. Mary's county, Md., and 
left several children. {j)Z) Lewis^ A. Thompson, who 
was a child of this marriage, and who was born at 
Barnesville, Westmoreland county, Va., November 
19th, 1804, married Margaret Ashton, of Lexington, 
Ky., and left issue. Among the issue of the last 
named marriage is (34) Anestacia^ Thompson, who 
married Milton Barlow, son of an inventor of an 
improved planetarium. She is the mother of cousin 
(35) Florence^ Barlow and others. Another child 
of {^ZZ) Lewis A. Thompson was (36) Butler^ 
Fauntleroy Thompson, who married Philadelphia 
Appleton, and lived in Lexington, Ky. He was the 
father of {jyf) Wm.^ H. Thompson, now of that city, 
who married Carrie P. Lyon, a daughter of F. A. 
Lyon, of Georgetown, Ky., and his wife Teresa V. 
Barlow, and has one child, (38) Butler'° Fauntleroy 
Thompson. The other child of (36) Butler Fauntle- 
roy Thompson is cousin (39) Anna^ Thompson, of 
Lexington, Ky. 

V. (40) Margaret^ Fauntleroy, daughter of (10) 
Griffin Murdock Fauntleroy, married Capt. Yerby, 
of Frederick county, Va., and left issue. 

VI. (41) *Elizabeth^ Fauntleroy, who was my 
grandmother, was born at " Mars Hill," in 1790-91, 
married (56) Thos. ap Thos. Jones, and died in 
Clark county, Ky., August 31st, 1865. I remember 
her quite well. She was an excellent type of the 
old Virginia lady. Blue-eyed and auburn-haired, she 

* See her portrait. 

The Fau7itleroy Family. 175 

bore her age remarkably well, and retained a full 
complement of good looks to the day of her death. 
In stature she was under the medium size and height ; 
was very practical, industrious and economical — a 
good housewife, full of sprightliness, wit and humor, 
with a happy knack for communicating her vivacity 
to those around her. She was fond of society, and 
intolerant of snobbery in any form. 


(42) Joseph^ Fauntleroy, who died December ist, 
1 81 5, married his cousin "Betsey Foushee Fauntleroy. 
Their children were : 

I. (43) William^ Moore Fauntleroy, who was born 
November i6th, 1787, married Fanny Ball, and had 
a large family, among whom were (44) Bettie'' Faunt- 
leroy; (45) Druscilla^ Fauntleroy, who married Mr. 
January and lived near Hatches ; (46) Winnie^ Faun- 
tleroy ; (47) Fannie^ Fauntleroy ; (48) Bushrod^ 
Fauntleroy ; (49) Moore^ Fauntleroy, and (50) 
Thornton^ Fauntlerov. 

II. (51) Maria^ Bushrod Fauntleroy, who was born 
September 17th, 1789, and died in 1794. 

III. (52) Joseph^ Murdock Fauntleroy, who was 
born September 7th, 1791, married March 13th, 1820, 
Eliza Belfield Bowman, and died May 4th, 1868. 
He was an active member of the Baptist Church, 
was a man of wealth, of great refinement of tastes, 
of good intellectual attainments, and rare conversa- 
tional powers. His wife was born March 14th, 1801, 

1 76 Jo7ies Genealogy. 

and died January ist, 1856. She was a daughter of 
Capt. Isaac Bowman, of Shenandoah county, Virginia. 
Joseph was reared at Greenville ; his wife, at Stras- 
burg, Va. They lived on the Shenandoah river, 
near the old homestead, " Greenville," until the birth 
of four children, when they removed to near Clarks- 
ville, Tenn., and finally, just before the late war, they 
removed to Kentucky, and settled near Paducah. 
Their children were : (53) Mary^ Elizabeth Faunt- 
leroy, who was born in Shenandoah county, Va., 
May 26th, 1823, and died in Christian county, Ky., 
January 6th, 1882. She married in Montgomery 
county, Tenn., January i6th, 1844, Jas. Thos. Gar- 
nett, who was born in Albemarle county, Va., De- 
cember 7th, 1 8 16, and died in Christian county, Ky., 
May nth, 1883. They had children: (54) Jos.^ 
Fauntleroy Garnett, who was born December i6th, 
1844; (55) Walter^ Faunt Le Roy Garnett, who was 
born January 8th, 1849, ^^ Montgomery county, Tenn., 
and married February 3d, 1880, at the Baptist Church 
in Hopkinsville, Ky., Mary Wallace, born January 
ist, 1 86 1, daughter of Jas. A. and Cornelia Wallace, 
of that place, and they have children : (56) Leslie^ Wal- 
lace Garnett ; (5 7) Susie^ Wallace Garnett ; (58) Mary^ 
Faunt Le Roy Garnett, and (59) Wallace^ Faunt Le 
Roy Garnett. (60) Emily^ Susan Fauntleroy, a 
daughter of (52) Jos. Murdock, was born March 12th, 
1825, and died August i6th, 1826. (61) John^ 
Butler Fauntleroy, who was born February 26th, 
1828, married Nannie Allensworth, of Todd county. 

The Fauntleroy Fa77iily. i77 

Ky,, lives in Gatesville, Tex., and has three children, 
(62) Jessie^ Belfield Fauntleroy, (63) Sue^ Fauntle- 
roy, and (64) Emmett^ Fauntleroy. (65) Emilys 
Frances Ann Fauntleroy, who was born September 
6th, 1830, married Guilford Slaughter, of Nashville, 
Tenn., and died February 24th, 1855. (66) Jo- 
anna' Belfield Fauntleroy. who was born Decem- 
ber 8th, 1833, married A. J. Allensworth, of Nash- 
ville, Tenn., and died arch 14th, 1855, leaving one 
son, (67) Norman^ Fauntleroy Allensworth, now 
of San Antonio, Texas. (68) Robert^ Bowman 
Fauntleroy, who was born January 3d, 1836, and 
died in infancy. (69) Sarah^ Matilda Fauntleroy, 
who was born January 30th, 1838, married W. P. 
Griffin, of Ballard county, Ky., and has children, 
(70) Dovie^ Griffin, (71) Mary^ Ellen Griffin, 
and (72) Walter^ Clifton Griffin. (73) Ellen' 
Douglas Fauntleroy, who was born February ist, 
1840, married Dr. D. A. Watts, of Paducah, Ky., 
now of Lake City, Florida, and has children, (74) 
Eddie^ Belle Watts, (75) William^ Fauntleroy Watts, 
and (76) Thos.^ Courtney Watts. {^']') Robert' 
Bowman Fauntleroy, who was born May loth, 1843, 
and died December 21st, 1864, at West Point, Miss. 
(78) Donna' Inez Catharine Fauntleroy, tenth 
child of (52) Joseph Murdock, was born November 
4th, 1848, married Richard W. Jacob, of Paducah, 
Ky., and had one son, (79) Jos.^ Fauntleroy Jacob, 
who died October 6th, 1885. 

178 Jones Genealogy. 

The other children of (42) Joseph Fauntleroy 
were : 

IV. (80) Emily^ Carter Fauntleroy, who was born 
September 19th, 1793, and married her cousin (12) 
Joseph Fauntleroy. (See under his name.) 

V. (81) Gen'l Thos.^ Turner Fauntleroy, who was 
born October 8th, 1795, married Ann Magill, of 
Winchester, Va. He was lieutenant in the U. S. 
Army ; was General in charge of the Division of the 
Pacific about 1859-60; resigned at the breaking out 
of the late war, and was a Brigadier-General in the 
Confederate States Army. His children were : (82) 
Capt. Chas.^ M. Fauntleroy, late of Leesburg, Va., 
who was an officer in the U. S. Navy, and subse- 
quently a captain in the C. S. Navy, and who is the 
gentleman before referred to as furnishing the copy 
of confirmation of arms to Moore Fauntleroy, copied 
in this sketch. (83) Judge Thos.^ Turner Fauntleroy, 
who was late a judge of the court of appeals of Vir- 
ginia. (84) Archie^ Fauntleroy, who was at one time 
Director of the Insane Asylum, at Staunton, Va. (85) 
Daingerfield^ Fauntleroy, who was a purser in the 
U. S. Navy, and died at Pensacola, Fla., many years 
ago. (86) Mary^ Fauntleroy, who became the wife 
of the late Surgeon-General Barnes, U. S. Army, 
whom she survives; and (87) Kate'' Fauntleroy, who 
is the wife of Major Whittlesey, U. S. Army. 

VI. (88) SamueP Griffin Fauntleroy, son of (42) 
Joseph, died in infancy. 

VII. (89) Leroy^ Daingerfield Fauntleroy, who 

The Fauntleroy Family, 1 79 

was born May 15th, 1799, and married Margaret 
Hale, of Winchester, Va. 

VIII. (90) Laurence^ Butler Fauntleroy, who was 
born January 31st, 1801, married, first, his cousin 
Sarah Griffin Thompson, of Lexington, Ky., daugh- 
ter of (32) Ann Fauntleroy and Chas. R. Thompson; 
she dying soon after her marriage, he married, 
second, Matilda Bowman, of Montgomery county, 
Tenn. Their children were : (91) Kate^ Fauntleroy, 
who married L. E. Stevens, of McCracken county, 
Ky., and has children (92) Annie^ Thomas Stevens, 
(93) Florence^ Eugenia Stevens, (94) John^ Ewing 
Stevens, (95) Butler^ Gary Stevens, and (96) Wil- 
liam^ Fauntleroy Stevens. (97) Eugenia^ Fauntleroy, 
who married J. Henry Smith, now of Paducah, Ky., 
and has children, (98) Mattie^ Florence Smith, (99) 
Thos.^ Gosby Smith, (100) Henry^ Fauntleroy Smith, 
(loi) Nellie^ Pearl Smith, (102) Laurence^ Butler 
Ghristopher Smith, and (103) Mary^ Eugenia Smith. 
(104) Florence'' Lascelles Fauntleroy, who married 
Dr. R. M. Stevens, now of Melbourne, Ark., and has 
one child, (105) Mattie^ Eugenia Stevens. (106) 
Thos.' Butler Fauntleroy, who married Millie Smith, 
lives near Paducah, Ky., and has children, (107) 
Mattie^ Fauntleroy, (108) Laurence^ Fauntleroy, 
(109) Henry^ Fauntleroy, and (no) Thomas^ Faunt- 

IX. (in) John^ Bushrod Fauntleroy, son of (42) 
Joseph, died in infancy. 

X. (112) Robert^ Henry Fauntleroy, son of (42) 

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Joseph, was born March 23d, 1807. Leaving his 
father's place, " Greenville," Virginia, he went to 
Indiana, where he married Jane Dale Owen, daugh- 
ter of Robert Owen, the celebrated Welsh philan- 
thropist and writer, of New Lanark, Scotland, and 
New Harmony, Indiana, and sister of the not less 
distinguished son, Robert Dale Owen. They had 
four children : (113) Constance^ Fauntleroy, who mar- 
ried Rev. Jas. Runcie, now of St. Joseph, Missouri, 
and has four children, (114) Blessing^ Runcie, now 
Mrs. Marshall, (115) James^ F. Runcie, (i 16) Ellinor^ 
Dale Runcie, and (117) Percy^ Owen Runcie. (118) 
Ellinor^ Fauntleroy, who married Geo. Davidson, 
now Chief Assistant of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic 
Survey, San Francisco, and has three children, (119) 
Geo.^ Fauntleroy Davidson, (120) Thos.^ Drummond 
Davidson, and (121) Ellinor^ Campbell Davidson. 
(122) Arthur'' Robert Fauntleroy, and (123) Edward^ 
Henry Fauntleroy, dead. 

XI. (124) John^ Foushee Fauntleroy, eleventh 
child of (42) Joseph, was born August 12th, 1809, 
married Lavinia Turner, and had children (125) Kin- 
lock^ Fauntleroy, (126) Bessie^ Fauntleroy, and others. 


(127) Robert^ Fauntleroy, who was born in 1758, 
and died October 29th, 1832, married Sarah Ball, a 
daughter of Col. Jas. Ball, of Lancaster county, Vir- 
ginia, and had five children, among whom was (128) 
Dr. Henry^ Fauntleroy, late of " Naylor's Hole," 

The Fauntleroy Family. i8i 

Richmond county, Va., who contributed to Bishop 
Meade's book a brief article on the Fauntleroy family. 


(129) Henrys Fauntleroy, who was born June 28th, 
1757, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, served, 
it is said, on Washington's Staff, and was killed at the 
battle of Monmouth, N. J., June 28th, 1778, on the 
anniversary of his natal day. He is said to have 
been extremely handsome, was very chivalrous in his 
character, and became a great favorite of Gen. Wash- 


(130) Jane^ Fauntleroy, who married Col. Thos. 
Turner, of near Leedstown, Va., and had four sons 
and three daughters, to-wit : (131) Harry^ Turner, 
(132) Thomas^ Turner, (133) Richard^ Turner, and 
(134) George^ Turner, (135) Elizabeth^ Turner, (136) 
Jenny^ Turner, and (137) Polly^ Turner. (138) 
Thomas^ Turner married Elizabeth Carter, a daugh- 
ter of Col. Robert Randolph. Their son (139) 
Henry^ Smith Turner, brevet Major ist U. S. Dra- 
goons, who resigned at the close of the Mexican War, 
married Julia Mary Hunt ; and their daughter, (140) 
Mary^ Delphine Hunt Turner, married October 6th, 
1886, Col. Edward Miles Heyl, Inspector-General U. 
S. Army, and has one child, (141) Julia^ Turner Heyl. 


(142) Apphia^ Fauntleroy, who married Capt. John 
C. Carter, of Amherst county, Va., and left issue. 

1 82 Jones Genealogy. 


The mother of Grandma Jones was Anne Belfield ; 
and what is here given of this family was taken by me 
from an old Book of Common Prayer, which had been 
in the family for many generations, and which was 
loaned to me by Cousin Emma D. Belfield, of near 
Farmer's Fork post-office, Richmond county, Va. 

From this it appears that my grandfather and 
grandmother were each descended from Mary Bat- 

(i) John' Belfield, of Devonshire, England, had a 
son, (2) Dr. Joseph^ Belfield, who came to Virginia, 
and married Frances Wright, who was born January 
7th, 1685-6, was a daughter of Mattrom Wright and 
his wife Ruth, who was a daughter of Robert Griggs, 
and died April, 1738. 

(2) Dr. Joseph^ Belfield, of Virginia, had issue, (3) 
Thos.3 Wright Belfield, who was born January ist, 
1704-5, married March 9th, 1723-4, Mary Colston, 
widow of Wm. Colston and daughter of Francis Merl- 
wether and his wife Mary Bathurst, and died Decem- 
ber 7th, 1743. She died October 6th, 1750. 

(3) Thos.3 Wright Belfield and Mary Colston had 
issue : I. (4) John'* Belfield, who was born June 23d, 
1725, marrted Ruth Sydnor April 5th, 1744, and died 
August 19th, 1805. II. (5) Joseph^ Belfield, who was 
born May ist, 1727, died August 28th, 1750, and left 

The Beljield Family. 183 

one daughter, from whom are descended the Caves, 
of Orange county, Va. III. (6) Thomas* Belfield, 
who was born March 23d, 1728-9, and died Decem- 
ber 25th following. IV. (7) Thos.'^ Meriwether Bel- 
field, who was born February nth, 1 730-1, and died 
October, 1743. V. (8) Elizabeth-* Belfield, who was 
born October 25th, 1732, and who married Stark, of 
Southampton county, Va. VI. (9) Bathursf* Belfield, 
who was born January 21st, 1733, and died July 6, 
1735- VII. (10) Prances'* Belfield, who was born 
March 22d, 1735-6, married, first. Walker; second, 
Broadnax, and died in 1818-20; from her are de- 
scended many of the Broadnaxes and Bouldins scat- 
tered over Virginia. VIII. (11) Bathurst^* Belfield, 
who was born June 27th, 1739, and died February 
2d following. 

(4) John* Belfield and Ruth Sydnor had issue : 
I. (12) Thomas^ Belfield, who was born February 
1 8th, 1744-5, married Ann H. Beale, and they had 
four sons and four daughters, one of which sons, (13) 
Col. John^ W. Belfield, married, first, (55) Frances 
Tasker Jones, my grandfather's sister; second. Miss 
Daingerfield, and left issue, (14) Dr. Alexander^ Bel- 
field, and Cousin (15) Emma^ D. Belfield, of near 
Farmer's Fork, Richmond county, Va. Another son, 
(16) Col. Joseph^ married (66) Jane Skelton Jones, 
sister of the above lady. II. (17) Elizabeth^ Belfield, 
who was born January 9th, 1746-7. III. (18) John^ 
Belfield, who was born March nth, 1 750-1, married 
Miss Beckwith, probably no descendants. IV. (19) 

184 Jones Genealogy. 

Marys Belfield, who was born February 17th, 1753, 
married a brother of Gov. Geo. Wm. Smith, of Vir- 
ginia. V. (20) Anne^ Belfield, who was born Novem- 
ber 17th, 1754, married (10) Griffin Murdock Faunt- 
leroy, of " Mars Hill," in Richmond county, Va. She 
was executrix of her husband's will, and was Grandma 
Jones' mother. See the Fauntleroy family. VI. (21) 
Winifred^ Belfield, who was born September 6th, i 756. 
VII. (22) Sydnor^ Belfield, who was born September 
I2th, 1758, and died February 22d, 1841. VIII. (23) 
Joseph^ Belfield, who was born July 14th, 1761, and 
died May 25th, 1786. IX. (24) Fanny^ Belfield, who 
was born February 5th, 1763, and died an infant. 

The Belfields were a favorite connection with my 
grandmother, and for social worth and standing were 
not out-ranked by the best families in Virginia. 


The following description of the Lewis arms ap- 
peared in the Richmond Standard of March 26th, 
1 88 1, and was contributed by Warner Lewis Baylor, 
Esq., of Petersburg, Va. The copy is on parchment 
and has been in the possession of the Lewises of 
"Warner Hall," Gloucester county, Va., for many 

The Lewis Family. 185 

" First quarter, Ar. a dragon's head and neck erased 
(vert, added in the description) holding in the mouth 
a bloody hand ; three towers triple turretted ; ar. three 
chevronels ; fourth, ar. three discs or spheres ; fifth, 
ar. three lozenges on a fesse ; sixth, ar. a cross wavy. 
Escutcheon of pretence, three tall and tapering jars 
holding each a boar's head. Crest, A dragon's head 
and neck erased, holding in the mouth a bloody 
hand." * * * " According to Burke's General 
Ar^nory the first quartering agrees with the arms of 
Lewis of Brecon (Wales); the second forms probably 
a part of the charge of the arms borne by John Wil- 
liam Lewis, Esq., of Llanarchayron, Co. Cardigan, 
high sheriff for the county, 1840." * * * 

The following general observations are taken from 
" Georgians," by Gov. Geo. R. Gilmer : 

" Several accounts of the Lewises have been writ- 
ten of late years in which they are said to have been 
descended from a family of French Huguenots, who 
were driven to England by the edict of Nantes. My 
mother is in her eighty-ninth year. I read aloud to 
her when a small boy Hume's History. When listen- 
ing to the account of the conquest of Wales, by 
Edward the First, I recollect her saying that she had 
heard from her father that the Lewellens were his 
kinspeople, and that his ancestors had emigrated to 
Ireland from Wales." * * * << Xhe red hair and 
irascible temper, which still continue to distinguish 
the Lewises, indicate Welsh rather than French or 
English origin." 

1 86 Jones Genealogy. 

(29) Wm.5 T. Lewis, of Louisville, Mississippi, who 
is a grandson of (23) John^ Lewis, of Albemarle 
county, Va., mentioned below, and who is descended 
from John Lewis the Welshman, has devoted much 
time and labor to tracing the history of this family. 

I do not know upon what authority he bases his 
deductions, but he traces back to four brothers in 
Wales, to-wit : 

(i) William' Lewis; (2) Gen. Robert' Lewis; (3) 
John' Lewis; and (4) Samuel' Lewis. 

(i) William' Lewis emigrated from Wales to Ire- 
land, married Miss McCleland, and died there. His 
son (5) Andrew"" Lewis married in Ireland Mary 
Calhoun, and their son (6) John^ Lewis, commonly 
called Pioneer John, "in an affray that occurred in 
the county of Dublin, with an oppressive landlord and 
his retainers, seeing a brother, an officer in the king's 
army, who lay sick at his house, slain before his eyes, 
he slew one or two of the assailants. Escaping, he 
found refuge in Portugal, and after several years came 
over to Virginia, with his family, consisting of Mar- 
garet Lynn, daughter of the Laird of Loch Lynn, in 
Scotland, his wife, four sons, (7) Thomas Lewis, (8) 
William Lewis, (9) Andrew, (10) Charles Lewis, and 
one daughter." There was probably another son, 
Samuel Lewis. This (6) Pioneer John^ Lewis, who 
was born in 1678, settled in Augusta county, Virginia, 
near where the town of Staunton now stands, and 
died in 1762. His son (9) Andrew* Lewis became 
a brigadier-general, and (10) Charles^ Lewis, his son, 

The Lewis Family. 187 

became a colonel. They fought the battle at Point 
Pleasant, where Charles was killed. 

(9) Gen. Andrew Lewis was born in 1720, in 
Donegal county, Ireland, married Elizabeth Givens, 
in 1749, and died in Bedford county, Virginia, in 
1 78 1. His home was in Botetourt county, but hav- 
ing been taken sick in the army, while on his way 
home, he died in Bedford county. " At the com- 
mencement of the Revolutionary war, Washington 
considered him the foremost military man in America, 
and the one most worthy of the post of commander- 
in-chief of the American army." See Camp. Hist. Va. 

(i) Gen. Robert' Lewis was a native of Brecon, 
Wales, by tradition a distinguished general, a refugee 
from Papal persecutions, and a man of great wealth, 
who received from the King a grant of 33,333 acres 
of land, and who is said to have settled in Abington, 
or Ware parish, Gloucester county, about the middle 
of the seventeenth century. See the Richmond 
Standard of February 5th, 1881, for his issue. His 
great-grandson, (11) Col. Fielding-* Lewis, of Fred- 
ericksburg, Virginia, married, first, Catherine Wash- 
ington, a cousin, and second, Bettie Washington, a 
sister, of Gen. Geo. Washington. Among his de- 
scendants may be mentioned (12) Major Lawrence^ 
Lewis, son of (11) Col. Fielding, who was private 
secretary to Gen. Washington; (13) Meriwether 
Lewis, of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition, 
son of (14) William Lewis, of Albemarle county, 
Virginia ; and others. 

1 88 Jones Genealogy. 

(3) John' Lewis, who was born in Wales, about 
1640, and, it appears, was, at one time, a sojourner 
with the Mostyn family in Denbighshire, Wales, died 
in Hanover county, Virginia, in 1726, where his will 
was on record until the records of the county were 
burned by the Federal army during the late war. 

His children were (15) Mrs. Rebecca" Lindsay, (16) 
Abraham^^ Lewis, (17) Sarah" Lewis, (18) Mrs. An- 
gelica' Fullilove, (19) David" Lewis, and (20; John' 

(19) David Lewis, who was born in Hanover 
county, Virginia, about 1685, and died in Albemarle 
county, in 1779, married, first. Miss Terrell, second, 
not known, third, the widow of Dr. Hart, of Phila- 
delphia, whose maiden name was Mary McGrath. 
His will is on record in Albemarle county, Virginia. 

His children were as follows: (21) William^ Ter- 
rell Lewis, who was born in 1718, married Sally 
Martin, and died in Nashville, Tenn., in 1802; (22) 
David^ Lewis, who was born in 1720, married, first. 
Miss Rebecca Stovall, second, Elizabeth Lockhart, 
and died in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1787; 
(23) Hannah^ Lewis, my ancestress, who was born 
in Hanover county, Virginia, in 1722, married (2) 
Jas. Hickman, of Culpeper county, Virginia, in 1744, 
and died in Clark county, Kentucky, in 1822 (see 
the Hickman and Browning families); (24) Sarah^ 
Lewis, who was born in 1724, married Abraham 
Musick and died in St. Louis, in 1800; (25) Susan- 
nah^ Lewis, who was born in i 726, married Alexander 

The Hichnan Family. 189 

Mackey, and died in Rutherford county, North Caro- 
lina, in 1784; (26) John^ Lewis, who was born in 
1728, married, first, Sarah Taliaferro, second, Susan 
Clarkson, and died in Albemarle county, Virginia, in 
1784; (27) Joel^ Lewis, who was born in 1730, 
married, first, Mary Tureman, second, Sarah Chiles, 
third, Lucy Daniel, and died in Spottsylvania county, 
Virginia, in 1813; (28) Anna^ Lewis, who was born 
in 1733, married, first, her cousin Joel Terrell, sec- 
ond, Stephen Willis, and died in Rutherford county, 
North Carolina, in 1835 ; (29) Elizabeth^ Lewis, who 
was born in 1754, married Major John Martin, and 
they were the parents of (^Z^^ Dr. Samuel D. Mar- 
tin, a well-known physician of Clark county, Ken- 
tucky, who was born in 1791, and died in Clark 
county, in 1881 ; (31) Col. Jas.^ Lewis, who was born 
in 1756, married, first, Lucy Thomas, second, Mary 
Marks, and died in Franklin county, Tennessee, in 
1849; (32) Miriam^ Lewis, who was born in 1759, 
married Col. Gabriel Madison, a brother of Bishop 
Jas. Madison of Va., and of Gov. George Madison of 
Ky., and died in Jessamine county, Kentucky, in 1845. 


This name occurs among the earliest in the annals 
of Virginia. It often occurs in Henning's Statutes 

I go Jo7ies Genealogy. 

at Larofe. We find the clerk of the House of Bur- 
gesses in 1624 signed himself R. Hickman. The 
family is said to have come originally from Lincoln- 
shire, England. Whatever the origin or history 
of this family, those of my acquaintance appear 
to be decidedly proud of their Hickman blood. 
The first we know of our immediate branch of 
the family is that one (i) William' Hickman, 
of Virginia, married a Miss Elliott, and their son 
(2) James^ Hickman, of Hanover county, Va , who 
was born in 1724, married (23) Hannah^ Lewis, of 
Va., in 1744 (see the Lewis family). They died in 
Clark county, Ky., he in 1824, she in 1822. The is- 
sue of (2) Jas.^ and (23) Hannah^ (Lewis) Hickman 
were : 

I. (3) Susannah^ Hickman, who was born in 1745, 
married (i) Jas. Browning (see the Browning family), 
and died in Harrison county, Ky, 

H. (4) David^ Hickman, who was born in 1749, 
married Clara McClanahan, had ten children, and 
died in Bourbon county, Ky., in 1825. From his son 
John are descended Judge H. Marshall Buford, of 
Lexington, Ky., and others. 

HI. (5) Anna^ Hickman, who was born in 1754, 
married Stephen Holliday, and died in Clark county, 
Ky., 1836; had seven children. 

IV. (6) Henrys Hickman, who was born in 1755, 
married Phoebe Eastham, and died in Fayette 
county, Ky. 

He had eight children, one of whom, (7) William* 
Hickman, married Sarah Pearson, and their daughter, 

The Hickman Family. 191 

(8) Lucy5 Hickman, married Major John Taliaferro, of 
Winchester, Ky. Of the children of Major Taliaferro 
and (8) Lucy^ Hickman, (9) Sarah^ Taliaferro 
married J. V. Morton of Shelby county, Ky., now 
of Winchester, Ky., and they have children, (10) 
Prof. Wm.7 H. Morton, who married Sue Van Lear, 
a daughter of Rev. Matthew Van Lear, a Presbyterian 
divine, and has one child, (11) Isabella^ Morton; 
(12) Fanny^ Morton, married Walter Jackson, of 
Shreveport, La.; (13) Thompson^ Morton, and (14) 
Chas.7 Hay Morton. (15) Betsy^ Taliaferro, an- 
other daughter of Major Taliaferro and Lucy Hick- 
man, married Judge Wm. M. Beckner, a promi- 
nent lawyer of Winchester, Ky., and delegate to the 
State Constitutional Convention, now assembled at 
Frankfort. They have children, (16) Lucien^ Pear- 
son Beckner; (17) Seth^ Shackelford Beckner; (18) 
Nancy^ West Beckner; Taliaferro Beckner; (19) 
Phoebe^ Herndon Beckner, and (20) William^ Hick- 
man Beckner. Another daughter of Major Taliaferro 
and Lucy Hickman, (21) Lucy^ Aylett Taliaferro, 
married Dr. L H. McKinley, an accomplished physi 
cian in active practice in Winchester, Ky., and their 
children are (22) Susan^ Hickman McKinley, (23) 
David^ Howard McKinley, and (24) Margaret^ 
Aylett McKinley. 

V. (25) Eleanor^ Hickman, fifth child of Jas. and 
Hannah Hickman, was born in 1756, married Jo 
Hill and died in Pickaway county, Ohio; had three 

VI. (26) Gen. Richard^ Hickman, sixth child of 

192 Jones Genealogy. 

(2) James and Hannah, was born in 1757, married a 
widow Irvine nee Calloway; was Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor of Ky., and acting Governor during the ab- 
sence of Gov. Shelby in 181 3 ; had five children; 
died in Clark county, Ky., and lies buried on the 
farm now owned by Uncle Jos. Jones. One of his 
daughters, (27) MatIlda^ married Samuel Hanson, 
an eminent lawyer of Winchester, Ky., and was the 
mother of (28) Gen. Roger^ Hanson, C. S. A., (29) 
Col. Chas.5 Hanson, U. S. A., (30) Richard^ H. 
Hanson, Esq., of Paris, Ky., and others. 

Vn. (31) James^ Hickman, who was born in 1759, 
married Elizabeth Bryant or Bryan, and died in Lin- 
coln county, Ky. 

VHL (32) Joel^ Hickman, who was born in 1761, 
was a Revolutionary soldier, married Frances G. 
Wilson, and died in Clark county, Ky., in 1832, hav- 
ing had twelve children. 

IX. (33) Hannah^ Hickman, who married Geo. 
Hill, and died in Darbyville, Ohio, in 1853, was the 
ninth and last child of (2) Jas. and (22) Hannah 
(Lewis) Hickman. 


This family is of very early seating in Virginia. 
As early as 1629, we find a John Browning, Burgess 

The Browning Family. 193 

from Elizabeth City. See Henning's Statutes at 
Large, vol i, p. 139. 

(i) James' Browning, of Culpeper county, Virginia, 
married (3) Susan Hickman, a daughter of (2) James 
Hickman and his wife (23) Hannah Lewis, and they 
had issue as follows : 

L (2) Caleb" Browning, whose descendants live in 
Harrison county, Ky., and vicinity. 

n. (3) Micajah" Browning, who married Sally 
Brown, and they had issue : (4) Orville^ H. Brown- 
ing, who married Miss Caldwell, and removed to 
Quincy, Illinois, where he became a prominent lawyer 
and a distinguished politician. He was a member of 
Congress, I think, for several years ; was appointed 
U. S. Senator to succeed Stephen A. Douglas ; and 
was Secretary of the Interior during Johnson's ad- 
ministration. I think he had been appointed by Mr. 
Lincoln. A sister of his wife married Judge James 
Simpson, late of Winchester, Ky., at one time judge 
of our Court of Appeals. Another son of Micajah 
was (5) Milton^ D. Browning, a distinguished lawyer 
and influential citizen of Des Moines, Iowa. 

Another son was (6) Marcus^ Browning, for many 
years of Lexington, Ky., now of Jacksonville, Illi- 
nois, who married Miss Rees. There were also two 
daughters, (7) Talitha^ Browning, who married 
Obannon, and (8) Ann^ Browning, who married 

III. (9) Molly" Browning, a daughter of (i) James', 
married Taliaferro Browning. 

194 Jones Genealogy. 

IV. (lo) James'' Browning, another son of (i) 
James and Susan, was born October 2d, 1768, 
married Jane, daughter of James Morrow and his 
wife Elizabeth Frame. Their children were (11) 
Elizabeth^ Browning, who was born in 1796; (12) 
Hickman^ L. Browning; (13) Mary^ L. Browning; 
(14) Lucinda^ E. Browning; (15) Matilda^ Browning; 
(16) Franklin^ Browning; (17) James^ B. Browning; 
(18) William^P. Browning; (19) Milton^A. Browning 
an M. D.; (20) Edwin^ C. Browning; (21) Martha^ 
Jane Browning, my mother, who was born November 
nth, 1822, married, 1841, (78) Fauntleroy Jones, and 
died June 28th, 1887, a consistent member of the 
Christian Church. 


This appendix contains, as I believe, none but true 
copies, verbatim et literati7n, of the instruments re- 
ferred to. The copies were made by me with the 
originals, or official copies of the originals, before 
me, in every instance, except only the Davis memo- 
rial ; the letters and papers referring to Gen'l Roger 
Jones and Commodore Catesby Jones, and their de- 
scendants; Dr. Walter Jones' letter to his brother 
Fred ; the proceedings had upon the death of his son 
Gen'l Walter Jones; the letter from the latter to his 
son Walter; and the Rev. Thos. H. Jones' memorial ; 
these were furnished me by other members of our 

While reading these copies it should be borne in 
mind that since the date of many of the instruments, 
the orthography of our language has undergone 
great changes, and that many words which appear to 
us to have been inaccurately spelled were correctly 
spelled according to the times at which they were 

Other cases admit of no apology, and are simply 
instances of incorrect spelling at all times, as in the 
case of the word "prejudice" in Lady Culpeper's 
note ; a criticism, however, from which our " best 
people " have evidently not always been exempt. 

1 96 Appendix. 

To be sure, these little inaccuracies might well 
have been corrected in the copies — which is usual, I 
believe, in similar publications ; but then they would 
not have been copies, and I preferred to give faithful 
transcripts, trusting to the intelligence of my readers 
to make all due allowance. 

The chirography is neat, without an exception ; is 
often refined and clerkly, and always indicates cul- 
ture and education in the writer. 

The Following is a Copy of a Certified Copy of 
Capt. Roger Jones' Will Obtained by Me from 
Somerset House in 1889: 

" Extracted from the Principal Registry of the 
Probate Divorce and admiralty Division of 
the High Court of Justice. 

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. 

Roger Jones of the parish of St. Dunstan Stepney 
in the County of Middlesex being sick in body but 
of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be 
God for the same) and considering the certainty of 
death and the uncertainty of the time thereof Doe 
make and declare my last Will and testament in man 
ner and form following that is to say Imprimis my 
Will and desire is to be buried at Mansfield in the 
County of Nottingham in the grave with my late 
wife Dorothy daughter of John Walker of Mans- 
field aforsesaid Esqre. Item I give and bequeath to 

Appendix. 197 

priscilla Jones my dear present wife the sume of fifty 
pounds to put herselfe and family in Mourning Item 
I give to my ten friends hereinafter named the sume 
of twenty shillings apiece to buy each of them a ring 
that is to say Sr. Richard Haddock Coll. Philip Lud- 
well Arthur Bailey Esqre. Richard Perry Benjamin 
Hatley Captain Hopefor Bendall John Thompson 
Dennis Lyddell Esqre. Charles Deakyn and An- 
thony Morris Item I give to Capt. Francis Willis the 
sum of five guineas Item I give to Samuel Deane 
Gent, the sume of tenn pounds to buy him a ring 
Item I give the use of all the plate I presented my 
now wife with upon her marriage with me to my said 
dear wife priscilla during her life she giving bond to 
my son Frederick Jones within two months after my 
decease for the safe delivery thereof to him his 
execrs. or admrs. after her decease or the value 
thereof according to a just and true appraisement 
thereof and after my said present wife's decease I 
give and bequeath the said plate unto my said son 
Frederick Jones I give the Bedd Boalsters and pil- 
lows I now lye on to my said son Frederick Jones 
and all the rest of my household goods and utensills 
of household not by me otherwise disposed of that 
shall be in or about my now dwelling house in Step- 
ney aforesaid at the time of my death (except my 
horses and chariott) I give and bequeath the same to 
my said dear wife priscilla Item Whereas by my 
marriage articles with my said now wife priscilla I 
did covenant that in case I should depart this life 

1 98 Appendix. 

leaveing the said priscilla alive before such purchase 
and Settlemt made as is therein mentioned That 
then my execrs. or admrs. should after my decease 
pay & satisfy unto the said priscilla or her assigns 
the full yearely sume of one hundred pounds by 
quarterly payments for and during her naturall life 
Now my mind and will is and I doe hereby give de- 
vise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder 
of my Estate both reall and personall whatsoever 
and wheresoever not otherwise by me disposed of 
(after my debts legacies and such other legacies as I 
shall give by any codicill or codicills to be annexed 
to this my will and my funerall charges first paid) 
unto my son Frederick Jones his heires execrs. and 
admrs. Upon speciall trust and confidence that he 
shall and doe thereout in the first place pay and sat- 
isfie unto my said wife priscilla or her assigns the 
yearly sume of one hundred pounds by quarterly 
payments for and dureing her naturall life in pursu- 
ance and discharge of my before recited Covenant 
in that behalfe the first payment thereof to begin & 
be made at the end of the first quarter of a year next 
after my decease provided alwaies and I doe declare 
it to be my Will & meaning that my said son Fred- 
erick Jones shall & may deduct and take out of the 
said annuall sume of one hundred pounds hereinbe- 
fore directed to be by him paid unto my said wife as 
aforementioned such full and the like sume and sumes 
of money as shall be from time to time paid and pay- 
able unto the Kings Majestys by vertue of any act or 

Appendix. 199 

acts of Parliament for estates of the likeyearely value 
of one hundred pounds and that from time to time and 
at all times by equall quarterly sumes or deductions 
when and as long and as often as the houses lands and 
estates of this kingdom shall be charged or charge- 
able with any taxes or assessments to the Kings 
Majesty his heirs or successors by any act or acts of 
parliament and after my debts legacies funerall 
charges and the aforesaid trust paid and performed I 
give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and re- 
mainder of my said reall & personall estate unto my 
said son Frederick Jones his heirs execrs. and admrs. 
to hisowne use Item I give and bequeathe unto my 
son Thomas Jones one shilling & noe more in full 
barr and satisfaction of all his right claime or tithe 
to my estate as well reall as personall by any deed or 
deeds of gift or other Instrument or writeing or 
otherwise howsoever and I doe hereby revoke coun- 
termand and make void all & every such deed & 
deeds of gift instruments and writeings whatsoever 
Item I declare that a silver tankard in the posses- 
sion of my said son Frederick is not mine but belongs 
to my said son Thomas and was bought with monies 
given him by my Lady Culpepper Item I give my 
own picture the Lord Fairfax's picture and a picture of 
fish now over the doore in my best parlour at Step- 
ney aforesaid after my now wife's decease to my son 
Frederick Jones but my wife to have the use of them 
dureing her life Item I revoke and make void all 
former wills devises deeds of gift and bequests by 

200 Appendix. 

me made And of this my last will & testament doe 
constitute and appoint my said son Frederick Jones 
my sole Executor And I doe hereby desire and re- 
quest my loveing friends Samuel Deane and Mr. 
Francis Willis to be overseers of this my will earn- 
estly intreating them to see the same justly and 
truely performed. In witness whereof I the said 
Roger Jones have to this my last will and testament 
contained in these two sheets of paper that is to say to 
each of them sett my hand and seale this seventeenth 
day of August Ano. Dii 1701 and in the thirteenth 
yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord William 
the third by the grace of God King of England Scot- 
land France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c 

Roger Jones (L S) Signed sealed published de- 
clared and delivered by the said Roger Jones for and 
as his last will and testament in the presence of us 
who have hereunto subscribed our names in the pres- 
ence of the said Testator Vizt. 

Sam Deane Sarah Elderton Wm. Deane"* 

Copy of an Examined Copy of the Will of (3) 
Frederick^ Jones, of North Carolina, Elder 
Son of the Preceding (2) Capt. Roger : 

" No. Carolina 

In the name of God Amen I Frederick Jones 
of the Presinct of Chowan in North Carolina, 
Esqr. being sick & weak in body, but of sound & per- 

*This will was proven and admitted to probate April, 1702. 


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Printed copy, pages 207-212. 


Appendix. 201 

feet mind & memory Do make & Declare these Pres- 
ents to be and contain my Last Will and Testament. 
IMPRIMIS I Give, devise & bequeath unto my 
eldest daughter Jane my Indian Girl named Nanny, 
my negro woman named Dinah, together with her 
three children, and all the increase that shal be 
born of any of them, Her Mothers Diamonds, 
weding ring and large pair of Diamond Ear rings. 
Gold watch with the Chain, Seal & other things 
fixed thereto, all her mothers wearing apparell such 
as is already made up and such things as was de- 
signed for her but not made up, all her mothers 
Childbed linnen with white silk damask gown, all the 
China ware and Tea furniture, with the dressing table 
& furniture, also a Dozen of my finest Damask Nap- 
kins & Table Clothe, a Dozen of Fine Diaper Nap- 
kins & table clothe, One pair of my finest holland 
Sheets with pillow cases, and one other pair of hol- 
land sheets with pillow cases. 

ITEM I Give, devise, & bequeath unto my daugh- 
ter Martha four young negroes two male & two fe- 
males not under ten years of age, to be set apart 
from the rest of my Estate for the use of my said 
daughter together with the increase thereof ; also 
the small pair of Diamond Ear rings, One Diamond 
ring, her mothers gold Shoebuckles, thimble, & bod- 
kin. One Dozen of my finest Damask Napkins and 
table Cloth, one dozen of fine diaper Napkins and 
table cloth. One pair of my finest holland Sheets & 
pillow cases, and one other pair of my holland Sheets 

202 Appendix. 

with pillow Cases. Also the sum of one hundred & 
fifty pounds Boston money. 

ITEM I Give, devise & bequeath unto my daugh- 
ter Rebeckah, four young negroes two male & two 
female not under ten years of age to be set apart from 
the rest of my Estate for the use of my said daugh- 
ter together with the increase thereof, one Diamond 
ring, One Dozen of fine Damask Napkins & table 
clothe, one dozen fine Diaper Napkins & table clothe, 
two pair of fine holland Sheets & pillow cases. Also 
the sum of two hundred pounds Boston money. 
IT is my Will, true Intent & meaning, that these 
three Legacies before given unto my three daughters 
be paid and delivered unto them as they shal re- 
spectively attain the age of twenty one years or day 
of marriage which shal first happen ; and if it shal 
happen that either of my said Daughters shal depart 
this Life before marriage or age of twenty one, Then 
it is my true intent & meaning that the Legacyes so 
given shal go to ye survivor or survivors of my 
said Daughters. 

ITEM I Give, Devise & bequeath unto my Eldest 
Son William Harding Jones all my Lands on the 
South side of Moratoke River, being part of a large 
tract of nine thousand one hundred acres by me taken 
up, also all my Land in Hyde Presinct. TO HAVE 
AND TO HOLD the aforesaid Lands on the South 
side Moratoke River, and in Hyde Presinct unto my 
said son William Harding Jones and the Heirs Male 
of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of such 

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Appendix. 203 

Heirs Male then to my son Frederick and the heirs 
male of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of 
such Heirs Male, then to my Son Thomas and the 
heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, and for 
want of such Heirs Male, then to the Right Heirs of 
my Son William Harding Jones. 
ITEM I Give, Devise, & bequeath unto my said son 
William Harding Jones, all the rest of my Lands in 
Albemarle county, & in Beaufort & Hyde Presincts, 
as well what I shal hereafter Purchase as what I am 
now possessed of (Excepting my Lands near & ad- 
joining to Meherrin Creek and my Lands on the North 
side of Moratoke River) To have and to hold the 
same except as before excepted, unto my said son 
William Harding Jones & his heirs & assigns forever. 
ITEM I Give, Devise & bequeath to my son Fred- 
erick Jones, all my Lands in Craven Presinct. To 
have and to hold the same unto my said Son Fred- 
erick Jones and the heirs male of his body lawfully 
begotten, and for want of such heirs male, then to 
my Son William Harding Jones and the heirs male 
of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of such 
heirs male, then to my Son Thomas Jones and the heirs 
male of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of 
such heirs male, then to the Right Heirs of my said 
Son Frederick Jones. 

ITEM I Give, & Devise & bequeath unto my Son 
Thomas Jones, all my Lands at or near Meherrin 
Creek in Chowan Presinct, also the Lands belonging 
to me on the North side of the Moratoke River in 

204 Appendix, 

the Presinct aforesaid, being a part of the tract of 
nine thousand one hundred acres by me taken up. 
To have and to hold the same unto my Son Thomas 
his heirs & assigns forever. 

ITEM After the Slaves before given to my Daughters 
are set apart, I Will that all the rest of my Slaves be 
equally divided as near as may be according to age 
& goodness among my three Sons aforenamed, to be 
delivered them by my Brother as they shal respect- 
ively attain the age of twenty one years or day of 
marriage which shall first happen ; This Clause to 
be understood of what Slaves I shal hereafter Pur- 
chase, as well as what I am now possessed of. 
ITEM I Giveunto each of my Sonsone Diamondring! 
ITEM I Give unto my three Sons, to be equally di- 
vided among them, all my Library Books ; Except 
those books commonly used by my wife, which I have 
ordered to be put into her closet ; which books I give 
unto my Daughter Jane. ' 

ITEM All my Plates & household furniture with the 
appurtenances belonging to the Plantation whereon I 
now dwell I give unto my Son William Harding Jones 
he paying to my two Sons Frederick & Thomas, to 
each of them, one third of the value thereof, as it 
shall be adjudged by my brother, when they shall at- 
tain the age of twenty one or day of marriage. 
ITEM I Give unto my Son William Harding Jones 
all my Stock of Cattle horses, sheep, & hogs, he pay- 
ing & delivering unto my Son Frederick Fifty Cows 
& Calves, & twenty Steers not under four years old 

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Appendix. 205 

when my said Son Frederic shall attain the age of 
twenty one years or day of marriage. 
ITEM If any of my Sons shall depart this life be- 
fore they attain the age of twenty one years or day 
of marriage, then it is my Will true Intent & mean- 
ing, that the Portion of my Personal Estate given in 
this my Will to such Son or Sons shall go to the Sur- 
viveing Son or Sons, 

ITEM If any doubt shall arise about the Construc- 
tion of this my Will, or any part thereof. It is my de- 
sire, that the same be referred to ye Decision of my 
Brother,to be by him determined without going to Law. 
ITEM I do hereby authorize Impower and appoint 
my Loveing Brother Thomas Jones of Virginia, Gent, 
to make Sale and dispose of all my Lands lying in 
King William County in Virginia commonly called 
Horns Quarter to such Person or Persons in Fee 
Simple, as he shall think fitt, and the moneys arris- 
ing by such Sales to appropriate to the benefit of my 
three Sons as he in his Discretion shall think fit. 
ITEM I Give unto my loving Brother ten pounds 
Sterling to buy a Suit of mourning. 
All the rest & Residue of my Estate of what Nature, 
kind, or quality soever, I give, devise, and bequeath 
unto my three Sons to be equally Divided among them 
by my Brother aforesaid. Lastly I do hereby nomi- 
nate & appoint my Loving Brother Thomas Jones of 
Virginia Gent, and my two Sons William Harding 
Jones & Frederick Jones to be Executors of this my 
Last Will & Testament, hereby Revokeing all former 
& other Wills by me heretofore made or Declared. 

2o6 Appendix. 

In Testimony whereof I the said Frederick Jones have 
hereunto set my hand & Seal this Nineth day of Aprill 
Anno Dom. 1722 

Signed, Sealed, Published and Fred. Jones 

Declared In presence of, &c 

A True Copy write from the Orig- 
inal July 7. 1722. 


And Examined with the original, Sam'l Weldon, 
William Harding Jones 
No. Carolina. 

A CODICIL to be annexed to the Will of 
Frederick Jones, Esq. 

I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Jane my 
wives sidesaddle and the furniture thereto belonging, 
with the Horse called Blaze. 

To my daughter Martha a Sett of Silver tea spoons 
double gilded. 

To my daughter Rebeckah two pair filigree gold shift 
buckles, and all the gold Rings & Ear rings. 
To my good friend & neighbour Edward Moseley of 
Chowan Presinct my pair of Pistolls mounted with 

Silver Caps &c with bridle Locks and Stocked 

with English Walnut. 

In Testimony whereof I the said Frederick Jones have 

hereunto Set my hand & Seal this 13th day of Aprill 


Sealed, Published, &c * * * Fred. Jones." 


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Appejtdix. 207 

Letter from (4) Thos.^ Jones of Va., Younger 
Son of the Preceding (2) Capt. Roger, to his 
Wife then Visiting in England : 

"Virginia July y^ 22th: 

My Dearest Life 

I doubt not but you was in great 
expectation of hearing from me by the Ships that 
Sail'd in June last, which Omission carries with it its 
due punishment having been under the greatest con- 
cern imaginable ever Since : However I know your 
Mother then writ to you very particularly about our 
family, who cou'd give you the Satisfaction of letting 
you know that we were all very well. And I gave you 
the Same Ace* the 7th Ins* by Capt. Towert which I 
hope has come Safe to your hands, with the Box I 
sent by him containing all the Cargoe you sent for 
by Porter except some Tamarens I took out, there is 
also three Bottles of Bares Grease that y"^ Mother 
Sent, and the Brass plates of the Chariot & Harness, 
the new ones must be of the Same dimensions to 
cover the places the old ones were taken from ; of 
which there must be four Coats, and two Crests for 
y^ Chariot, and Eight Crests for the Harness. One 
of the Brass Topps & the Socket it Screws in of the 
Chariot being lost, I have put up in the Box one of 
the Topps for a Pattern to get new ones made. I 
shall by some other opportunity Send three Top- 
pings for the horses, which must be put in Order and 

2o8 Appendix. 

a New one made to make up the Sett all which I be- 
lieve you had best send in before you come your Self 
with two Whips 4 Curry Combs" * * * "Main 
Combs and Spunges. 

I have sent you a Copy of my Fathers Coats his 
own and that of his Mothers ; he having a right to 
the latter as she was an Heiress, and as he was the 
only Surviving descendant from her, which I shou d 
like better than the 'tother, only as I am the younger 
Bro"^ it may not be my Right to make my Option, or 
if it is, may be improper, in which you may be in- 
formed at the Heralds Office near St. Pauls Church 
Yard for ha: a Guinea or a Guinea you may also be 
inform'd what Livery is proper to be given, I know 
my father gave one but 'tis now near thirty years 
agoe Since I Saw it at a time when I took little no- 
tice of such things, which I think you had best take 
down in writing. I am very willing to have the three 
Coats here describ'd Vizt. Jones, Hoskins, Walker, 
and your own in one piece as you have Seen the first 
three here. I wou'd not keep you too long in Sus- 
pense of informing you what I believe you most of 
all things desire to know, the Condition of our fam- 
ily, being all very well, Bessy Pratt is in as good 
health as ever She was in her life, and is as perfectly 
Easy, and as well contented ; I asked her 'tother day, 
whether she had not rather live with Some body else 
than with me, but she told me she would not leave 
me to go to any body or anywhere else, and you 
know she is a plain Dealer and not afraid of incur- 








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Appendix. 209 

ring my displeasure for any thing she can say. She 
drinks your health very cheerfully every day after 
Dinner. Upon a late Visit she made to the Gov- 
ernors Lady passing through the Hall where the 
Governor myself and Sevl. more were Seting, She 
behav'd so very prettyly, that he cou'd not forbear 
taking particular notice of her. She also behaves 
very handsomly at Church & all publick places which 
I promised her to let you know. 

Tom is very well in health brisk and Gay, he 
grows, but is spare, tho full as fleshy or more than 
he was when you went away, he is always in some ac- 
tion or other when he is awake, and will hardly 
stand or sit long enough to Eat his Meat, there is a 
great prospect of his making a fine boy. 

Dolly is very plump, healthy and every way thriv- 
ing, and is as ingaging as I think it possible for a 
Child of her age to be. She is very quiet, and as 
little trouble as can be expected. 

These two dear pledges of your love gives me all the 
Satisfaction 'tis possible for me to enjoy without you, 
but at ye same time cannot help reflecting upon your 
Absence with as deep concern " -j^- * * ^ ^^^ ^g 
nothing can So much Affect me as the Consideration 
of your health and Life, I hope you will not omit pro- 
curing the best Advice in England, nor any other 
thing that may contribute to the recovery of one, and 
the preservation of the other ; which I earnestly rec- 
ommend to you as you value my quiet & happiness 
in this World ; for nothing can be so great a pleasure 

2IO Appendix. 

to me as to see you live in a perfect State of health 
and Tranquility of Mind, and wou'd part with all I 
have, and Submit to the greatest difficulties rather 
than you should want either one or 'tother, which I 
hope I can have no great Occasion for using much per- 
suasion to induce you to believe. 

Our family is in as much disorder with our Servants 
as when you left |it and worse, Venus being so incor- 
igable in her bad Habits, and her natural ill disposi- 
tion that there will be no keeping her. She had the 
impudence before, and after I come home so long as 
she cou'd carry it on to persuade Sister Binny that 
she did not know any common thing, nor wou'd she 
do any thing without her Assistance, and presence, 
nor will she now send in a dish of Meat fit to Set be- 
fore any body, and she is all of a piece in every thing 
she does and in all her behaviour, that there is no bear- 
ing with her to have any ease in the family, therefore 
I intend to send her up to some of the Quartrs., 
which I shall take care shall not be so great a Satis- 
faction to her as she imagines, for I make no doubt 
now but that she do's every thing in her power to pro- 
voke me to it. I intend to have Pallas in her stead 
(who I believe will at least be willing to do what she 
can) and her husband with her. 

I have bought some Negro's this year, and keep a 
Girl here that promises both in Temper and Capacity 
to make a good Servant. She is very good natured 
and tractable, lively and handy among the Children. 
Tom keeps to his old Maid Daphne and is grown very 

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Appendix. 211 

fondof her calling upon Da, Da, in all his Extremities. 
The 'tother tends upon Dolly and will make a much 
better dry Nurse than Daphne, and is very handy at 
sewing so far as she has been try'd, but she is no 

I have some thoughts of keeping another of the 
Wenches & a fellow, and sending away Mercury, and 
tho I am not fully resolv'd on it ; I thought it proper 
not to surprise you with an unexpected change, and 
whether it is for ye better or not, I do it with an equal 
view of pleasuring you as well as my self, as my inten- 
tions are in every thing I do. 

My Ambition does not lead me to So great things 
as are suitable for Some People : However I shou'd 
be glad to live with some regularity and Comfort in a 
common way, and find there is no dependance on 
Negro's without Some body continually to follow 
them, and if you was able and willing to do it, it wou'd 
be so far from my Choice that it wou'd give me the 
greatest uneasiness, therefore I must desire you to 
lookout for a Capable Servant to bring with you that 
may ease you and me of that trouble. I shall not pre- 
scribe any terms, but do as well as you can, which I 
hope you will consider of & put in Execution, and 
therein you will highly oblige me. 

Your Sister Binny is very well and desires her good 
Wishes and her kind love may be acceptable to you, 
and her Sister Rachel. She is a notable Housekeeper 
and manages every thing very well, and is very good to 
the Children and they are as well taken care of as you 

212 Appendix. 

can desire. Your Sister Nanny I understand is ver}- 
well, she is not yet return'd from Mrs. Willis's who 
has got a Son. 

I know of nothing further I have to ad, but that you 
constantly have my best Wishes for all manner of 
Comfort and Blessings, and that I can know no real 
happiness till I see you. Trusting in the Divine 
Providence that was once so propitious to me to put 
you in my arms, will protect you and return you Safe 
hither again, which I shall acknowledge to be the most 
inestimable Bounty I can receive, and shall cherish 
the favour in my Bosom So long as I am Suffered to 
have a Terestial Being. 

Pray give my kind love & service to Sister Rachel, 
your Uncle Mark and to whom else you think proper, 
and be assured that with ye most Sincere & perfect 
Love. I am 

My Dearest Life 

Your most Affectionate 


Tho : Jones." 

A Letter to the Same Lady, Mrs. (3) Elizabeth 
Jones nee Cocke, from an Uncle of Her First 
Husband, Wm. Pratt: 

"Manner Street Chelsea London June 28-1725 

Dear Neice, 
My last to you was dated the i6th of April last ; & 
sent you p"" the Sarah Capt. Lane ; since I am fa- 
voured with yours of the 15th of April last; for 


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which I thank you ; & rejoice to read the lines 
which gives me y^ comfortable Acc^ of the health and 
welfare of you & your two children ; upon whom my 
heart is so fixed that I own both to be mine as well as 
yours ; & I would to God that you were all with me ; 
which would be y*' greatest comfort I expect to meet 
with on this side of the grave ; and am glad to read 
that you have made a step so far as to tell me, you 
hope with your two Children to See me at Chelsea ; 
which I pray God you may perform by the next 
Shiping ; by that time Billy will be fitt to go to y'' top 
mast head ; & my dear to travel all over y^ world ; 
Dear Neice I would have you Seriously consider for 
whose Interest it is I press so hard to have you and 
my two dear babes with me ; which would divert my 
Melancholy hours which I now spend; & become a 
Pleasure and a comfort unto me ; I hope y® Lord will 
bless you & my two dear babes and put in your 
heart & mind to perform my request in this matter ; 
which I hope may prove to be for y® good of you and 
your two dear Children ; whose welfare I have at 
heart above all things in y® world ; Dear Neice I 
have wrote so fully unto you upon this Subject in all 
my former letters ; that I shal dwell no longer upon 
it at this time ; & only tell you so long as you and 
your children's absence is from me ; so long shall 1 
bee without comfort ; I thank God I am very well in 
health & Settled in a very good neighborhood ; & 
have got a very good acquaintance ; Chelsea is one 
of y^ most Pleasant & convenient town all round 

214 Appendix. 

London ; & many Gentry lives in it ; I doubt not in 
the least but you will like of y^ place as well as I do 
who thinks it is as pleasant to the full as I have told 
you ; & if it please God to send you & yo"" two Dear 
Babes to me you may expect to come with that com- 
fort that you are not coming to a Stranger but to 
one as shall be both a father to you & my two 
Dear Babes ; so I pray God bless you & them to- 
gether & send us a joyfull meeting together at 
Chelsea : your bill on me when it comes to hand 
shall meet with due honour ; Cap' Buckler is bound 
for York River in Virg^; he will go from hence some 
time in July next, by whom you may expect to have 
y^ things you wrote for ; with a hatt for dear Billy & 
a Babey for my dear cock a dudle do ; all sent you 
p"" Captain Buckler ; that being y^ first opertunity 
that will go from hence for York River; Colo: 
Spotswood is gone Quarter Master General to North 
Brittain ; his Salary is 20^ p' day & no more; S"; 
W""- Keith is turned out of his Government by y* 
Power of y^ Quakers ; & one Major Gordon is pre- 
fer'd to that Government in his birth ; Y^ late Lord 
Chancellour is now in y^ Tower of London where he 
is to remain till y^ time he hath paid ^30000 ; Set 
on him by y^ Parliament for his unjust Practices 
while he was Chancellour ; the King is now at Han- 
over ; y^ King of France being married to the 
daughter of King Stanilaus makes a great noise 
here ; People believe that marriage will make a turn 
in the affairs of Europe ; remember my love to my 


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Appendix. 215 

two dear babes ; pray do not let Betty forget her 

grand Papa ; so I pray God bless you & my two 

dear Babes ; & send us a joyfull meeting at Chelsea 

is y^ warmest Prayers of him who is yor loving 


J. Pratt " 

Memorandum Contained on Two Detached Leaves 
OF A Small Day-Book, all, except the Last Two 
Entries, being in the Hand-Writing of this 
Same Lady, the Wife of (4) Thos.^ Jones: 

"Eliza. Cocke born Augt. 29 — 1701 
Catesby Cocke born Septn. 1702 
Ann Cocke born June 1704 
Rachel Cocke born Octr. 1 705 

Sepr. 4 — 1 720 I was marry'd to 

Mr. Prat. . 

Eliza. Pratt born Augt. 7 — 1721 

who lived only 9 weeks 

Eliza. Pratt born Augt. 6 — 1722. 
Keith William Pratt born Aprill 

18 — 1724 

February 14 — 1725. I was 
*Marry'd to Mr. Jones 
March 4th — 1 755 my Mother 
Died Aged — 74. 

*According to the " Old Style " of reckoning time, it was twenty- 
two months and more from the birth of Keith Wm. Pratt to the 
date of her marriage with Col. Jones. 

2 1 6 Appendix. 

Thos. Jones died in Hanover County 

May 2 1 St — 1757 

Eliza. Jones died nth of March 1762 
in Northumberland County. 

Thos. Jones born on Xmas 

Day — 1726 

Dorothea Jones born Februy. 2 


Catesby Jones born Marh. 6 — 1730 

and of the Small pox Der. — 1747 

Frederick Jones born July — 7 


Wm. Jones born Octr. 25 — 1734 
Jekyll Jones born Apl. 25 — 1737 

who only lived 5 months 

Lucy Jones born Augt. 25 — 1738 
Anne Jones born Feby. 15 — 1739 
Walter Jones born Dr. 18 — i745 
Elizabeth Jones born Jany. 26 — 1748." 

Letter from George Rutherforth, who Married 
Miss Catesby, a Sister of the Mother of (4) 
Thos. Jones Wife above Mentioned; Addressed, 
" For Mrs. Elizabeth Jones att Mr. Randals in 
Manner Street in Chelsea, in Middlesex, by 
WAY of London, These:" 

" Dear Neece 

Your Aunt is very much indisposed, & so I must give 



Appendix. 217 

you an answer to your Letf w''^ came to us on Mun- 
day last, and must tell you y^ we are sorry to hear of 
your ill State of Health, but are glad y' you are ar- 
rived once more safe to yo"^ native country. And we 
are very desirous to do w'^ we can, whereby you may 
perfect your Health, & shall be glad to see you att 
Bulmer, but we are not in a capacity to receive you 
att present, for I have been a repairing my house, & 
so are all in dirt & confusion, but in a months time 
we shall be capable to receive you, for by y' time, o*" 
beds will be put in order, & we hope y' you will bring 
yo'' Little Boy, & neice Rachel with you. As for 
your Uncle M' Mark Catesby is now in London, but 
I cant tell you where he lodges. Your Uncle John is 
in Scotland & not long since I heard by his Capt : 
y^ y^ is in a good State of Health. Your Uncle Mr. 
Jekyl together w**^ M^ Bruce, & your Aunt are re- 
moved from Hedingham to his house at Lammarsh. 
But we have had no acquaintance w**" y"^ lately by rea- 
son of your Aunts indisposition so I can give you no 
further acc*^ of y*" I shldbeglad if youoryo' Uncle 
Mr. Prat coud convey a Letter for me into Virginia to 
your Brother Catesby, & let me know when ; for I 
woud give him some acc'^ ab' his Estate & my advice 
in respect to it. We all join in o"^ Services to you & 
Neice Rachel, & a Letter will be acceptable to 
your affectionate friend 

June 27 1728 

Geo : Rutherforth." 


2 1 8 Appendix. 

Three Letters to the Same Lady from Her 
Mother's Brother, the Eminent Naturalist, 
Mark Catesby, of London; No. i, Superscribed, 
Mrs. Pratt York River Virginia: " 

" Charles City June 22 — 1722 
Dear Niece 
The Bearer Cap* Daniel brought me the latest ace* 
of your welfare for as no place abounds so much with 
my nearest and dearest Relations as Virginia so from 
no place is good News more acceptable. I came from 
London the beginning of Feb : last, and left all well 
in Essex and Suff as I did M"" Pratt who I often Saw 
in London. I wish I could send you tho it was only 
a Specimen of what this Country produces other than 
what Virgina does but Rice Pitch and Tarr being the 
production of both places, makes it impracticable. 
I believe in my Sisters L"" 1 have mentioned pine 
Apples but this man has been here a fortnight longer 
than he intended so that they are past sending. 
My hearty Service to M'' Pratt, and if I could in any 
thing here be Serviceable to him it would be with the 
no Small Satisfaction of 
My kind love at- Dear Niece 
tends Nephew Y"" most Affectionate 

Catesby Niece Ra- Unkle and Humble Serv* 
chel with the Rest. M Catesby " 

No. 2, Labeled "Mark Catesby to Mrs. Jones:" 

" Hoxton i^* March 1729-30 
Dear Niece 
I had the pleasure of yours of July last tho' not be- 

Appendix. 2 1 9 

fore 5 months after Packs arrival I confess I have 
been shamefully dilatory but as your Mother who I 
have Served no better will forgive me 1 confide in 
you for the same favour I am much obliged to Mr. 
Jones for his kind intentions of Sending me Some 
things, but you have omitted sending me an account 
of what kinds of fruite will be acceptable which I ex- 
pec* . . . the Season, which is Autum Next, 
in the ... 

Accept of my Nat History of your Country . 
I shall continue to send as I publish them. 
I send those uncoloured for two reasons, one is 
. . . painted ... is hid, but indeed the prin- 
cipal reason is I can at present but ill Spare those 
painted, the demand for them being quicker than I can 
Supply — this difficientsy shall be Supplyed hereafter 
which I hope you will excuse now 
Cones, Acorns & Seeds of all kinds will be accepta- 
ble especially a large quantity of popler & Cypress 
Seeds with Some White Walnuts 

I am Dear Niece M"^ Jones's 
& Your Most Affectionate Humble Serv^ 

M Catesby" 

No. 3, Superscribed, "To Mrs. Jones:" 

"December 30 1731 
Dear Niece 
My Sister gives me the pleasure of informing me of 
your welfare and increase of Family, on which I 

*Parts of this letter are torn off and missing, which is indicated 
by the ... 

220 Appendix. 

heartily congratulate Mr. Jones and you, for I assure 
you no tidings can be more gratefull to me than that 
of your prosperity, I have sent you a continuation of 
my Nt. Hit. Vizt the second, third, and fourth parts 
which are all I have yet published. In the pro- 
posals at the beginning of the first part you may see 
in what manner I publish them. 
I am much desirous I am. Dear Niece, Mr. Jones' 
of a ground squirrel and your Most affectionate 
if it lies in your way Humble 
conveniently to servt. 

send me one. M Catesby " 

Copy of Contemporaneous Notice of Mark 
Catesby's Death, apparently Taken from a 
London Paper; the Figures " 1749" Appear to 


"On Saturday, the 23d of December, 1749, died 
at his House behind St. Luke's Church in Old Street, 
the truly honest ingenious, and modest Mr. Mark 
Catesby, who after traveling thro' many of the Brit- 
ish Dominions, on the Continent, and in the Islands 
of America, in order to make himself acquainted 
with the customs and manners of the Nations and to 
collect observations on the Animals and Vegetables 
of those Countries which he very exactly delineated, 
and painted on the spot, he returned with these curi- 
ous Materials to England, and compiled a most mag- 
nificent work, entitled a natural History of Carolina, 
Florida, and the Bahama Islands, which does great 

Appendix. 221 

Honour to his native Country, and perhaps is the 
most ellegant Performance of its Kind, that has yet 
been pubHsh'd since not only the rare Beasts, Birds, 
Fishes, and Plants, &c., were drawn, engraved, and 
exquisitely coloured from his original Paintings by 
his own Hands in 220 folio Copper Plates, but he has 
also added a correct Map and a General natural His- 
tory of the World. He Lived to the age of 70 well 
known to, and esteemed by the Curious of this and 
other Nations, and diedjmuch lamented by his Friends 
leaving behind him two Children and a Widow, who 
has a few copies of this noble Work undisposed of." 

Taken from " New American Encyclopedia " 


" Catesby, Mark, An English Artist and naturalist, 
born in 1679, died in London toward 1750. Having 
first studied the natural sciences at London, he after- 
ward repaired to Virginia, and remained in America 
7 years, returning to England in 1719 with a rich col- 
lection of plants. Encouraged to revisit America, he 
arrived in South Carolina in 1722, explored the lower 
parts of that state, and afterward lived for some time 
among the Indians about Fort Moore, 300 miles up 
Savannah river ; after which he continued his re- 
searches through Georgia and Florida. After spend- 
ing 3 years upon the continent, he visited the Ba- 
hama Islands, constantly occupied in delineating and 
collecting botanical and zoological objects. He re- 
turned to England in 1726, and issued in 1730 the 

2 22 Appendix. 

I St volume of his great work on the " Natural History 
of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands." The 
figures were etched by himself from his own paint- 
ings, and the colored copies were executed under his 
own inspection. In this work, which has been twice 
republished, were found the first description of sev- 
eral plants which are now cultivated in all European 
Gardens. Catesby was a member of the royal so- 
ciety, and the author of a paper on the " Birds of 
Passage " in the " Philosophical Transactions." His 
name has been perpetuated by Gronovious, in the 
plant called Catesboea.'' 

Letter to the Same Lady, (3) Mrs. Elizabeth 
Jones, from Lady Rebecca, Wife of Sir Wil- 
liam GoocH, WHO was Governor of the Colony 
OF Virginia i 727-1 749, after Her Return to 
England : 

" Hampton, Feb : 4th 1749 

Dear Madam 
I hope you dont imagine I could think any thing a 
trouble in which I could be of service to you or yours, 
but really y^ young gentleman seem'd to like his way 
of life so well and was never so much as sea 
sick and y^ Cap*" commended him so much and 
behaved w^^ such good nature and judgment as 
far as I could see that I had no oppertunity to 
shew my intentions, as soon as y^ ship came to port 
y^ Cap'" took him ashore w'^ him to his own house, 
and by him I have heard of his wellfare, but being 

Appendix. 223 

at Bath and Hampton ever since, I have never 
seen him, I should have been glad to have given 
you an early account of our safe arrivall and sev- 
erall ships sail'd very soon but we were very much 
indisposed w**^ colds, in a continual hurry, and my 
sister so ill I did not expect her recovery for about 3 
weeks, that we wrote to nobody till we got to y^ Bath, 
and by what I heard yesterday I believe my letters are 
in England still, y^ fatigue I have gone thro : since 

1 saw you cant be discribed, nor do I see any pros- 
pects of its being soon over, our house is pull'd down 
all but y^ two fore rooms, y^ cellers and foundation 
dug and y* brick work just got above ground till it is 
finish'd we have hired a house ready furnished, which 
is so small it puts me in mind of Dr. Swift's poem on 

VanbruQre : 

not a sham thing like theirs 
a real hous w"' rooms and stairs 

we have two parlors, y^ great parlor is almost as 
broad as our dresssing room at W^sbg. and within 

2 foot as long, y^ other about y^ size of my closet, 
we have four chambers on y^ first floor and two light 
closets and as many garrots, and I believe they'd all 
stand in y^ hall, but to make some amends we have 
as good a kitchen and other conveniency as can be 
desired. I'm cal'd upon to conclude, but must first 
give M^^ HoUoway and you joy of Miss Suky Cock's 
marriage which I hear was soon after we came away, 
I do assure you we all Joyne in our compliments to 
her, and sincere wishes of health and happyness, and 

224 Appendix. 

are not without some hopes of seeing her in Eng- 
land, which I assure you will be a great pleasure es- 
pecially to Dear Madam 
gr -^ms Service waits Your sincere friend & 
on Coll: Jones, as doth my Humble servant 
Sisters & your Hum^^^ Servants Reb: Gooch " 

Two Letters from (3) Mrs. Elizabeth Jones nee 
Cocke to Her Son (13) Thos. Jones. No. i: 

" March 19 1758 
Dear Tom 

I was glad to hear by Mans- 
field that you were all well, I have at last got Lucy 
and Nany with me after a great many disappoint- 
ments and long expectation tho M'' Burwell was 
obliged to come up in a borrowed Chair his being 
broke all to pieces and his new one not finished : I 
have the pleasure to tell you that as far as I can 
judge they are as happy as I could wish them, but as 
there is no being compleatly so, she has never had a 
days health at Kings Creek, but I'm in hopes its only 
a seasoning, I was very sorry you should imagin 
Watt neglected writeing to you for I doe assure you 
he never hears of an opertunity but he imediately 
gets a pen and ink and in about ten minets scribles 
over a letter and then lays it where it cant be found, 
which was the case when Cuffy went away, he is be- 
twixt his school affairs and going a shooting with 
M"" Burwell and hundred other things that he has in 
his head one of the most heedless creatures that ever 








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Appendix. 225 

was born, but I must say that in the main he is a very 
good Boy, he rides every day to school and has com- 
pany to go with him that Hves farther than he does, 
and he chuses it much rather than to board out, the 
enclosed contains all that I know of Fred:, D"" Shores 
has no manna nor ether he nor I have any of the in- 
gredients for the Bitter draught which are 2 penny 
weight of gention as much camomile flours and . . . 
infused over a gentle fire till half be consumed in a 
stone mugg for a scillet will make it tast, it was my 
forgetfulness that the medisons which I have now 
sent did not goe before, give my kind love to Sally 
and believe me to be Dear Tom 

your affec\ Mother 

Eliz Jones " 

No. 2 : "Jan' 8 1758 

Dear Tom 
I was sorry to find by your Letter that you disap- 
prove so much of my putting Watt to Davis nay it 
even made so great an impression on me, that I had 
almost resolved to send him back to you again, but 
on consideration that he was very young : and that 
while I live I should be very watchful of their corrupt- 
ing him with their new Light principals : and if I die 
I hope you'l take him entirely under your care and 
direction which is what I shall ernestly desire, but I 
think he would not be safe there, for they are a subtil 
crue and when they find he has quick parts a good 
memory and a glib Tongue, which are all necessary 

2 26 Appendix. 

qualifications for an Itinerant preacher, they will leeve 
no stone unturned to bring him over. I am obliged 
to you both for the fish but would by no means have 
you send any but when you have a plenty at your 
door and a convenient opertunity. I long to hear 
how the Children doe, Watt tells me Tom was not 
well and Catesby had met with a bad accident by the 
bite of a dog. I want much to see little Bessy who 
they tell me is mighty pretty. Trewheart has not 
done the Hatts but promises to doe them in about a 
fortnight which pray let J n° Smith know. I have sent 
Sally a little honey which I thought she wanted and 
some Indian Phisick and a little hard soap, which tho 
it looks black occasioned by the drops of beeswax 
that is in it, but it makes a good Larder, I have sent 
you a pair of stockings. I dont know but Lucy may 
be gon from your House and if she is desire you w'' 
seal it and send it to her, I left it open because I 
thought Sally & you might have a curios'y to see the 
news that is in it, tho its all bad, I have so long dis- 
used . . . that I have entirely forgot the quantity 
but you see what Shores says I should not advise 
above half y^ quantity but you must use your own 
discretion : I have seen nothing of Jamey & Nanny 
the last I heard of them was that they were to set out 
Xmas eve and that the horses run away with y^ Chair 
and broke it all to pieces but no body hurt, this is the 
third accident of this kind that has happened since 
this time twelvemonth besides several over sets which 
have had bad consequences. I cant conclude without 


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(4) Col. Thos. Jones. 

Appeiidix. 227 

telling you how much I long to see you all and that I 
am my Dear Children your ever 

Affee Mother 

Eliz Jones " 

Letter from (4) Thos. Jones to His Son (16) 
Fred; Labeled " Memd: to Fred: Jones Con- 
cerning THE Randolphs and Mr. Holloway:" 

Mem'^" "Hanover Ocf: 4- 1755 

To Fred: Jones 

I wrote to Coll^ Richard Ran- 
dolph concerning my affairs in his hands as Execuf. 
to S^ John Randolph which he acknowledged the re- 
ceipt of March 12, 1742 as follows, "The Letter you 
mention of the 23*^ of Feb^: last I received, and as 
my Bro. ColP. W"". Randolph had the greatest Share 
in transacting your affairs gave it to him, who I ex- 
pected would have given you the Satisfaction de- 
sired. I shall be at the next General Court and 
then will give you all the satisfaction in my power." 

Now all that Colli W"". Randolph did or pretended 
to do with me was to settle the Ace* in behalf of the 
assignees of Cap* Edward Randolph which was done 
and he had a Copy of it. Balance due to them 
^1627 " 18 " 8 

But afterwards Coll* W"' Randolph declined con- 
cerning himself in the matter, and Coll Richard 
Randolph Seem'd to be the acting Executor and af- 
ter I received the above mentioned Letter ColP. 

2 28 Appendix. 

Richard Randolph told me the papers &c relating to 
my affair Should be lodg'd with M'. Geo: Webb to 
Settle the Matter with me, to whom I applied about 
it before and since ColP. Richard Randolph went to 
England who Saith no Such papers ever came to 
his hands. I examined his Book for what Money 
was paid the Treasurer for Mr.* Holloways Debt to 
the Country, and find there's ^1015 " 9 " 3 paid by 
the Randolphs without any further deffinition, but 
he do's not know whether it was paid by them out of 
the produce of my Effects or for what it was paid, 
and as I am called upon by Bill in Chancery (now 
ripe for trial) am obliged to refer to S*". John Ran- 
dolphs Eeecut'■^ that that Money was paid in my be- 
half ; and as I suppose ColP. P. R: and ColP. R: R: 
will be at the General Court you must entreat them 
to examine their fathers and S^ John Randolphs 
Books and Papers concerning that Article, otherwise 
know not what trouble I may be brought into. 
The value of that Estate when it was together was 
not less than ^5000. There was upward of 6000 
acres of very good Land, about 70 Negroes 35 hhd^ 
of Tob°. ab'. 500 Barr''. of Corn ab^ 200 head of Cat- 
tle, Hoggs, ***** ^ and necessaries for 
Six Plantations, and all that has been paid out of the 
produce of the Same is above mentioned except 

* This was evidently to discharge a liability incurred by Col. 
Jones as surety on Mr. Holloway's bond as treasurer of the Col- 
ony. (See Camp. Hist. Va., page 415.) 

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Mr. HoUoway's bond as treasurer of the Colony. 

See page 228. 

Appeitdix. 229 

;^300 to Cary of which I have never had any Acc^ in 

which I desire to be satisfied 

Thos. Jones 
I wrote to Coll Rich'^ Randolph 
concerning this Matter last Sum- 
mer but never received any answer" 

The Following is Copied from an Original of a 
Letter from (13) Thos. Jones to His Brother 
(25) Walter, then a Student in Edinburg: 

"Vg^ July 31^', 1766. 
Dr. B. W. 

I reed, a Letter from you in May 
last dated 5th. March together with several others in- 
closed which shall be taken care of, (Mr. Pages by 
what means I know not was open, but it was imma- 
terial as it was under cover to me, perhaps you 
might open it, so add, if so, you should be careful to 
secure it,) and another not until yesterday of the 
24th Novr. 

I have been in daily expectation of hearing from 
you, & I imagine there is now Letters for me in the 
Country of a later Date than your latest. I do as- 
sure you it gives me great pleasure to hear from you, 
therefore, pray, neglect no opportunity, and direct to 
me by what Ships you write if you can. It gives me 
infinite satisfaction to find you are so intent upon 
pursuing your Studies, & God grant that your en- 
deavours may prove effectual, which I do not the 
least doubt of, if you continue firm in your resolu- 

230 Apperidix. 

tions, Mr. Lee arrived here I think about 4 or 5 
weeks past, it is thought he will make a great Figure, 
as soon as he came to WestmorP. he might have had 
as many patients as he could attend, but his being 
there was only by way of visit to his Friends, & then 
to the Metropolis, where he is to reside. 
Mr. Blair you write me is very promising, it really 
gives me great pleasure to find that America is like 
to produce so many & such useful Men. I hope you 
need no spur but if you did this is sufficient to raise 
a spirit of emulation in you, at least to equal any of 
your Countrymen. I speak positively for without 
flattery I think your Genius not inferior to most, 
therefore exert every faculty that is requisite, & 
give me joy when you return, which God grant I 
may live to see. 

This Letter I hope you will receive safe, it goes in 
the Fly Capt. Scott, a ship of Mr. Chas. Goores of 
Liverpool Mercht. which Loaded in this River, you 
mention your having some Mercht. in Britain to ap- 
ply to for Cash as your occasions may require, I think 
it much best, as the distance between us is so consider- 
able disappointments may happen. I have wrote 
Mr. Goore to let me know by first opportunity 
whether he will supply you with Cash during your 
stay in Scotland as you may require it, & if he will 
he may depend upon me always having effects in his 
hands as far as will discharge ^90 pr. annum, & if 
he does not chuse to do it, I must drop him & apply 
to some other Mercht. that will ; but I believe there 

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(4j Col. Thos. Jones. This page and its continuance, page 232, 
form opposite pages of one sheet of paper. 

Appendix. 231 

is no doubt of his complying as I am a pretty consid- 
erable Shipper to him. I have Shipt him this year 
12 heavy hhds., & have wrote to him to let you have 
immediately ^50, which you may apply for & let 
him know that I have wrote you the purport of my 
Letter to him, and desire him to inform you if it will 

be agreeable to him to supply you as I have men- 

I am glad to hear you are so happily settled with 
Mrs. Tallock tho' I think you pay a very high board, 
but one would chuse to pay a little more to live com- 
fortably, & to one's satisfaction. I desired you to 
enquire if you could meet with a young Man that 
would suit me as a Tutor to yr. Nephews & how 
much one might be got for by the year. I shall be 
obliged to you to make enquiry, & let me know by 
first opportunity. 

Your Relations & Friends are all well I know of 
no changes since you left us — only that Mr. Wm. 
was married abt. 2 Months past, to Mrs. Carter. I 
have not seen him since, therefore can not tell what 
changes Matrimony has made upon him, your Sister 
Smith had a Daughter born abt. a month ago Si yr. 
Sister Jones a Son abt. two, Christened Meriwether, 
Yr. Fd. Bathurst is to be married to Miss Patty 
Wales very soon. I approve much of your keeping 
up a correspondence with Mr. Page & Mr. Lewis & I 
think it is a Pity but you would write to some other 
of your Friends, Bathurst, Mr. "* * *, Mr. Woodrop, 
&c, it may be no disadvantage to you hereafter." 

232 Appendix. 

Letter p^rom (25) Dr. Walter Jones to His 

Brother Thomas : 

"London July 23, 1769. 
My Dear Brother — 

You will see by this Date that I am in this 
great Metropolis, according to my Proposal. You 
will probably expect to hear me speak of it with rap- 
ture; yet I can assure you I never was less fond of a 
Place. The exaggerated accounts which I had heard 
of London led me to conceive it more vast, more 
excellent than it is possible I believe for human Art 
to render any Town. 

I have heard of the pleasures of London; but for 
my part I see none but such as are only competent 
to men of large Fortunes, or to men of no Princi- 
ple — men of the first Class may I believe enjoy 
every thing this world can afford; the latter like- 
wise may prosecute pleasures [in] which no honest 
man would wish to participate. A man of middle 
vStature and a Stranger is really in a wilderness — his 
weight is so extremely inconsiderable that he cannot 
see he has any connection with the thousands of his 
fellow creatures who every hour surround him. Now 
to me no State is so listless, so barren, so insupport- 
able as that in which I am tossed about like an atom 
in the universe and deprived not of Society, but of 
the affectionate relations which render Society agree- 

I have the pleasure to inform you that I obtained 
my Degree on the 12th of June last, & I flatter my- 

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Appendix. 233 

self, with as much applause as I could reasonably 
have wished. With the utmost Sincerity possible, I 
have dedicated my Thesis to yourself & Dr. Cullen. 
The subject of it is the Bloody Flux, which is not a 
splendid one, but as it is amongst the worst Dis- 
orders with which our Country is often afflicted, I 
thought it my Duty to Study it particularly. 
I was just beginning a letter to you when I received 
yours by Captn. Johnston. — I am extremely glad to 
hear that you have recovered ; for my anxiety has 
been very great since I heard accidentally that you had 
been lonof afflicted with a Ouartan. 

Dr. Flood, it seems, thought it serviceable to let it 
run on, but this I apprehend, & indeed am confirmed 
by the opinions of my ablest Preceptors, that such a 
Doctrine is a Trick of the Profession and equally per- 
nicious to the Health & Purse of the Patient. — Dur- 
ing my medical studies I have often reflected upon 
the different Constitute* of my Friends, the different 
complaints under which I have known them to labour, 
or those to which they seem disposed. — You may be 
sure my Brother that in this whimsical, tho' anxious 
enquiry, you were a principal object — and I have been 
every time more & more convinced that nothing 
would be so serviceable to you as a regular course of 
exercise, at the same time avoiding the night air & 
the marshy Fogs which are so extremely pernicious 
to every Country where they subsist. 

I imagine you have not received a letter which I 
wrote you to inform you that I had altered my Plan 

234 Appendix. 

of staying In London next Winter, on acct. of a 
chansfe of Profess"^® at Edinburgh. Dr. CuUen is to 
give a Course of Practice next Session ; which from 
the small specimen he gave us for two months last 
Summer, are too valuable to be put in competition 
with any advantages I could get here — besides the 
expense of living here is much more enorm^ than at 
Edinburgh. You may depend upon it that I shall 
not stay from you longer than I can avoid — I fear 
however that it will be midsummer or more before I 
shall see [you]. I cannot leave my College till the 
ist of May so that probably by the Time I can go to 
London, secure a Passage and prepare my Things, it 
will be near June — I cannot expect less than a two 
months voyage, so that I apprehend you need not ex- 
pect me before August. — Should no accident happen 
I hope to see you then, and if it is possibly in my 
Power before. — 

I received the other day a Letter from Warden in 
which he expatiates on the intolerable Treatment 
which some of his Brother Tutors experience in 
Virg^ — he contrasts his own situation with theirs, & 
says that it is quite unexceptional, only that he finds 
he is less looked upon as a Gentleman in Virg^ than 
he was before — and that he is much at a loss for a 
room to retire to at night in order to study ; which I 
fear is a want which, tho you were willing, the size of 
your House will not allow you to obviate. — It gives 
me the highest Satisfaction to think that I should 
have been instrumental in procuring you a man who 

Appendix. 235 

by his own ace* fulfills his office so well. If such an 
allowance could be made for him conveniently, the 
boys I apprehend would find a full compensation 
from the additional improvement of their Tutor. 

I am much obliged to you for the Resolves of our 
Assembly. I think they are drawn up with great 
Temper, Spirit, & Wisdom — -they petition only for 
Rights of which nothg. but the most pernicious & 
accursed Politics could ever have attempted to de- 
prive them ; & which attempt I hope they never will 
accomplish. — The popular Party here, which indeed 
is the greater part of the nation, seem to make our 
cause their own ; & accordingly the Grievances of 
America are mentioned among those complained of 
by the Middlesex & London petitions ; & I hope will 
not be forgot in those of Surry, Buckinghamshire, and 
several other Counties which they say will petition 
soon. If the present Disputes between the People & 
ministry continue until the next Parliament it is to be 
hoped and indeed is said that our iniquitous Taxes 
will be repealed. If however affairs should be settled 
here, I fear the people of England would think our 
interests so separate that they would relapse into 
their former opposition. — Another thing that may 
blast our hopes are, any unreasonable Demands in 
consequence of any appearance of concession. — Thus, 
we heard lately that they intended to petition for a 
repeal of the Navigation Act, which confines our 
Trade. — Such a Proposal well authenticated, would 
be such a notorious, presumptous attempt to In- 

236 Appendix. 

dependancy that I am convinced the whole Island of 
Britain would take flame at it. 

I have often expressed, as I felt, the most lively & 
gratefull sense of your paternal offices. — I cannot 
withhold it now, on account of the recent examples 
of them. — I waited on Mr. Russell this morning who 
behaved to me with great Politeness ; said you had 
not specified in your Letter the sum he was to let me 
have ; but concluded from your silence that you in- 
tended to extend it to the former extent — he came 
into it with great Readiness. — I have not yet spoken 
to Mr. Molleson on the Subject of your Letter, but 
he has invited me to his House & entertained me with 
great Good-nature. — Captain Greig however told me 
before I saw Molleson, that he wanted to know if I 
wanted money, as he had directions from you to sup- 
ply me. — I have got an Invitation from Russel to go 
with him on Saturday to his Country Seat. 
Just before I left Edinburgh I drew on Jordan for £2^ 
about one half of which I still have. — When I arrived 
at London I went to him, & as there was 50^ of your 
order in his hands, I desired to know when I might 
apply should there be occasion — he told me you had 
very little Effects in his Hands, that your Letter was 
directed to himself & Maxwell, and as the Partner- 
ship was dissolved, it did not authorise him to give 
me any money — trusting however to your character, 
he did not hesitate to supply me, & would fulfill his 
engagement if necessary. Tho' I was a little anxious 
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Appendix. 237 

yet it gave me a sensible pleasure to find such de- 
pendance placed on you. In every Instance of kind- 
ness & respect shown by these Gent^ to me, I look 
upon myself as the happy Proxy for you; for I am 
certain that as I am an entire Stranger, their motives 
must arise from their opinion of you. 

I have frequently with the greatest exultation of 
Heart heard you made an honourable Exception to 
the generality of our Countrymen; who the mer- 
chants all declare are not only unwilling to Pay their 
Debts, but guilty of a Breach of Word. — This being 
a compP generally well founded, was by that infa- 
mous Cap'° of clay & midgleys applied to you. Your 
Bill of 50^ will my D^ Brother be very acceptable, as 
I shall have less occasion for drawing on a merch 
here for more than the Effects in his Hands amount 

It gives me great Pleasure to hear that I still pos- 
sess the affection of my Friends. — I am sure they 
must have been very secure of, or indifferent about 
mine, since they have taken so little pains to renew 
it. — I am sure I cannot allege this against my sister 
Jones or the children — I have just got a fresh proof 
of her regard in 4 fine Hams. — When I heard of the 
Death of your youngest child, I was exceedingly 
concerned, especially on her mothers account; for 
my own part I received some confort, that Heaven 
had spared those who had already endeared them- 
selves to me — 

I have heard of Poor Bathursts Death for several 

238 Appendix. 

months — it was not less grievous than unexpected — 
he really was amongst those Friends who I thought 
with some confidence would welcome my return, 
should it happen. — The news shocked me in a pecu- 
liar manner, as I had not very long before heard of 
liis marriage with Miss Wales; & had with pleasure 
reflected on the happiness he must enjoy with a 
woman, the accomplishments of whose person I was 
acquainted with, and the more valuable Disposition 
of whose mind I had heard with Praises from all that 
knew her. 

You hinted a subject in your Letter of which my 
Heart must be the arbiter on my Part — whither the 
Tyrant may lead me T cannot tell — at present I find 
him entirely occupied with Gratitude for the enumer- 
able ways of doing me good adopted by the best of 
Brothers in favour of 

his with the most sincere Affection 

Walter Jones " 

Letter from (25) Dr. Walter'^ Jones to His 
Brother (16) Frederick^ Jones, of North Caro- 
lina : 

" Dear Brother 

Yr letter by Capt. Triplet gave me great pleasure 
after so total a want of all information concerning 
you, as for some years has taken place. I have been 
inquisitive to hear your fate during the great Revo- 
lution that has happened since we parted. The war 

Appendix. 239 

was very near you but I hope you escaped any par- 
ticular loss. My Bro. has for three years been a 
resident at the beautiful Seat of Spring Garden, as 
you have heard; but ' Content that Shuns the Gilded 
bed' has not been his constant associate — his health 
has been extremely infirm and by every account I 
can hear, and I never fail to inquire, I fear his exist- 
ence amongst us is of no long duration — his children 
are mostly married. Tom is to be to Miss Carter of 
Nomony, daughter of the former Counsellor. Catesby 
to Miss Turberville, daughter of John. Betsey to 
Gavvin Corbin, of Caroline. Jenny to John Monroe 
of Westmoreland. Molly to Launcelot Lee of Berk- 
ley. Our brother William has sold out in King 
William, and as is his fate, I believe has not bettered 
himself by purchasing an estate in Gloster. I always 
advised him against that turn for change of place. 
By our sister Donald's death he got £2^0^ in value 
tho' he sold it I think for less than ^2000. Our sister 
Burwell died as she lived, an excellent woman, her 
husband dying before entails were abolished has made 
Nat. a man of Great fortune, and his Brothers and 
Sisters beggars. Our worthy sister Smith is much 
as you left her, and honest Bro. Jack neither more 
industrious nor less good natured. 
For my own part I am in circumstances the least 
adapted to my natural temper of any creature living. 
A very growing family, and a very laborious profes- 
sion, would be sufficient restraint upon a disposition 
like mine, than which there never was one more 

240 Appendix. 

averse from what is called Care. But for nine years 
I have had unaided and alone, the entire Care of 
Mrs. Flood's 3 children together with the manage- 
ment of the most complicated and troublesome estate 
that ever devolved on my devorted head before. With 
all these perplexing qualities greatly multiplied by 
the difficult and hazardous times of War and paper 
money, and all the licentious perfidy, fraud, pride and 
poverty which are the offspring of rags and paper, 
and are perfectly epidemic with us. The scenes I 
have experienced deprive me of all patience on this 
subject. I shall therefore go on to a better prospect. 
Dr. William Savage, a nephew of Mr. Flood's, sud- 
denly accumulated, during the war an immense estate, 
a great portion of which he left to his uncle's children. 
He lived in your State, and in the part about Eden- 
ton the estate lies. It is very uncertain what I shall 
get, but Billy Flood has certainly a great estate in 
lands, lots and houses. Notwithstanding the per- 
plexity of my business here, I must shortly go to 
Edenton ; of my arrival there you shall have very 
early notice, and may I hope to have the pleasure of 
seeing you or your son ? God knows whether busi- 
ness will permit me to visit you ; but if it would, you 
may depend on seeing me. Our cousin John Cocke 
left me to-day. He talked much of visiting you, he 
having some inclination to go with me to Edenton. 
He is married to Miss Thornton, whose niece dying, 
lately left to their possession an estate worth ^15,000 
at least. I have given you all the news I can trust 

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Mrs. Mary Stith, sister of Sir John Randolph and mother of Rev. Wm. Stith. 
the historian and president of William and Mary College, to Mrs. Jones, 

wife of (4) Col. Thos- Jones. 

Appendix. 241 

to this letter — if we meet which God grant we may, 
we may have some more confidential discourse 
We all join in wishing you and your family every pos- 
sible prosperity ; and none with more cordial affection 

and sincerity than your 

Dear Brother 


Public Proceedings had upon the Death of (353) 

Gen. Walter Jones. 

" Headquarters Militia, D. C., 

Washington, October i6th, 1861. 

The Officers of the Militia and Volunteers of the 
District of Columbia will appear in uniform this day, 
at I o'clock P. M., at the house of Dr. Thomas Miller, 
on F street, to attend the funeral of Major General 
Walter Jones, our late venerated commander. 

The Division Major Generals will issue the neces- 
sary orders. 

Wadsworth Ramsey, 
A dj2cta7tt- General Militia D. C" 
By order of Major Gen. Weightman. 

" The Late Gen. Walter Jones. 

At a meeting of the Members of the Bar and other 
officers of the several Courts of the District of Col- 
umbia, held at the court-room of the Circuit Court on 
Wednesday, the i6th instant, on the occasion of the 
death of the late Gen. Walter Jones. 

On motion of Mr. Carlisle, Richard S. Coxe, 

242 Appendix. 

Esq., was elected Chairman, and John A. Smith, 
Esq., Secretary. 

Mr. CoxE, on assuming- the chair, thus addressed 
the meeting: 

Gentlemen and Brethren: It is scarcely necessary 
to apprize you that this meeting of the members of 
the Bar has been convened for the purpose of adopt- 
ing measures to indicate the feelings which have been 
awakened in our hearts by the intelligence of the 
death of Gen. Walter Jones, and to co-operate 
in testifying our respect for the memory of that emi- 
nent member of our profession. 

Under ordinary circumstances this simple annun- 
ciation would be all that would be expected from the 
Chair. This is, however, no ordinary case. The de- 
ceased occupied towards us almost a paternal charac- 
ter ; he was the father of our bar ; and his death com- 
pels us to pay more than the accustomed tribute of 

The personal relations which so long subsisted be- 
tween the deceased and myself, if they do not demand 
at my hands something beyond the mere offering of 
a customary tribute to his memory, will, I trust, fur- 
nish me with an ample apology for a deviation from 
the ordinary formal routine of ceremony, and almost 
seems to demand of me some remarks upon the char- 
acter and career of our deceased friend. 

It is precisely thirty-nine years since, at my intro- 
duction to the bar of this District, I first had the 
pleasure of forming an acquaintance with Gen. Jones. 

Appendix. 243 

Introduced to him by several mutual friends, he re- 
ceived me with kindness and courtesy, and was the 
first to extend to me his countenance and aid in my 
new professional career. It was my good fortune a 
few years after to be afforded the opportunity to re- 
ciprocate this kindness by rendering an important 
service to Gen. Jones, and this interchange of good 
offices cemented a friendship which has never exper- 
ienced the slightest interruption or coolness for 
more than a quarter of a century. 

At the period of my first acquaintance with our la- 
mented friend he was in the full meridian of his pro- 
fessional glory. For years at the Bar of the Supreme 
Court he maintained a high position among the 
eminent lawyers of the day. He had been the as- 
sociate of Dexter and Rawle, of Tilghman, Dallas and 
Duponceau, of Pinkney and Stockton, and others 
equally distinguished. Marshall, Washington and 
their associates presided on the bench. Before that 
august tribunal causes of the deepest importance, in- 
volving principles in every department of the law, 
were discussed by those giants of the day, and the 
foundations of constitutional, commercial and public 
law, as adapted to our institutions, were then firmly 
established, and the noble structure of American 
jurisprudence under which we still live was erected. 
Subsequently Mr. Jones had as his competitors in this 
glorious field a Webster and a Wirt, a Binney and an 
Emmet, and an Ogden, with others whose names are 
familiar to all professional ears. In these scenes, and 

244 Appendix. 

with such rivals, it would have been a sufficient honor 
to have even couched a lance, and not inglorious to 
have sustained a defeat. Gen. Jones, however, con- 
tended against such adversaries on a footing of 
equality. He was par inter pares. 

Think you, my younger brethren, that such eminence 
was attained only by means of a high order of intellect 
and lofty genius ? However gifted in these respects 
he was acknowledged to be, he had been a persever- 
ing and laborious student. His professional acquire- 
ments were various, accurate and profound. He was 
equally familiar with the venerable common law, with 
equity jurisprudence, with the civil code, and inter- 
national law. In brief, he was a deeply read, accom- 
plished lawyer. 

In combination with studies of a strictly professional 
character. General Jones was a ripe and good scholar. 
In his splendid efforts at the bar, his logical and 
learned arguments were illustrated and embellished 
by the most felicitous allusions to the most illustri- 
ous authors of ancient or modern times, to the writ- 
ings of the poets and the philosophers, to historians 
and men of science. The beauties with which he 
thus adorned his argruments never obscured or en- 
feebled the power of his logic. 

A Virginian by birth, educated in his native State, 
living at a period when our national institutions 
were in a state of formation, of progress in develop- 
ment and consolidation, familiar from his youth with 
many of the eminent statesmen of that eventful 

Appendix. 245 

period, his matured judgment and ripened experience 
made him a sound constitutional lawyer. On terms 
of personal intimacy in early life with Madison, 
equally so in after years with Clay, accustomed to 
the expositions of Marshall and his coadjutors, Gen- 
eral Jones was an unswerving patriot. * * * 

I cannot close this brief and imperfect sketch with- 
out a distinct reference to another feature in the 
character of our lamented friend. Gifted as he was 
by his Creator with an intellect the superior of which 
it has never been my fortune to encounter, all who 
knew him well will admit that he had a heart as large 
as was his mind. We all have witnessed the exhibi- 
tion of this amiable characteristic of our friend. His 
intercourse with his brethren of the bar, not less 
with the youngest than the eldest, was uniformly 
marked by courtesy and kindness. The small alter- 
cations which will occasionally occur in our profes- 
sional intercourse never left a permanent feeling of 
unkindness. His numerous relatives and friends — 
the poor, the oppressed, and the destitute — ever ex- 
perienced the same, I may call it, tenderness of man- 
ner. After a long and active life, in constant inter- 
course with men of all shades and varieties of char- 
acter, he has, it is believed, not left behind him one 
who entertains towards him a hostile or even un- 
friendly feeling. From the bottom of my heart, then, 
I can truly say of General Walter Jones — for myself 
personally, and I trust for many who hear me — I 

246 Appendix. 

revered him as a lawyer, I admired him as a scholar, 
I confided in him as a patriot. 

On motion of Mr. Carlisle it was 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed 
by the chair to consider and report to the meeting a 
course of proceeding suitable to the occasion. 

Messrs. Fendall, Marbury, Carlisle, Davidge, and 
Redin were appointed to be the committee, and re- 
tired for consultation. 

On the return of the committee, Mr. Fendall, on 
their behalf, presented for the consideration of the 
meeting the following report: 

In assembling together at this moment of deep 
emotion, we feel that any endeavor to give fit utter- 
ance to our thoughts must be vain. "The glory hath 
departed from" us. It has pleased the Great Ruler 
of the Universe to terminate the life on earth of him 
to whom for more than half a century successive pro- 
fessional generations of the Washington bar have 
themselves regarded, and have held up to their coun- 
trymen, as the model of a great lawyer, an orator in 
the highest class of forensic eloquence, an accom- 
plished scholar, a true patriot, a good citizen and a 
kind friend. We have ourselves witnessed, our 
fathers have described to us, and we have delighted 
to describe to our children, exhibitions of his mental 
power, which we feel a just pride in believing are not 
excelled in the annals of any forum, local or na- 
tional, American or foreign. Though his life had 
been prolonged far beyond the ordinary limit, and 

Appendix. 247 

though physical infirmities had for many years with- 
drawn him from the active duties of the profession; 
yet so fresh, so vivid is the image of the past, so thick 
is the throng of rushing recollections, that we feel as 
if he were snatched from us in the midst of some glor- 
ious exertion of his genius, in the full blaze of his 
fame, like the sun in his noonday splendor suddenly 
eclipsed. From the sense of darkness and loneli- 
ness which creeps over us, we seek to escape by re- 
calling some of the traits which we have seen, or 
which tradition has preserved, of the mighty intel- 
lect whose magic spell death only could break. In 
fond imagination we see our departed friend before 
us, enforcing some principle of constitutional law of 
deep import to his country, and bringing to the 
" height of his great argument " 

" all the reasoning powers divine 

To penetrate, resolve, combine ; 
And feelings keen and fancy's glow ; " 

a logic severe and subtle ; the most captivating 
elocution, though little aided by gesture ; rich, but 
never redundant illustrations, drawn from extensive 
and various reading, hived in a memory singularly re- 
tentive, and always applied with accurate judgment 
and in pure taste. We see him discussing a per- 
plexed case, driven from one point to another, and 
at length, after an exhausting contest of many days, 
seeking refuge and finding victory in some new posi- 
tion. We see him engfaofed in some subordinate 
topic of civil rights of no intrinsic importance, but 

248 Appendix. 

clothed with dignity by the same earnest exertion of 
his high endowments. We call to mind the time when 
there were giants in the land — the days of Wirt, 
Pinkney, Webster, Tazewell, Dexter, Emmet, and 
other bright names — and we see our departed friend 
and associate their admitted peer, and the chosen 
champion against one or more of them in many a 
well-fought field, descending from the wars of the 
Titans to this forum, here to do battle, with all his 
strength, for some humble citizen in some humble 
cause ; and often too with no other reward than the 
consciousness of doing good and the gratitude of the 
client. His heart ever warmed to resist injustice ; 
his spirit ever kindled against the arrogance of power ; 
his ear was never deaf to the cry of the oppressed. We 
see him again, thrown suddenly into a cause with im- 
perfect, perhaps not any, knowledge of the facts and 
by the exercise of the faculty of abstraction, which 
he possessed in so wonderful a degree, study and 
master the whole case while in the act of speaking. We 
feel that achievements so hazardous could be possi- 
ble to a mind only of extraordinary native energy, and 
of which the faculties had been brought by habits of 
constant discipline into absolute subjection to the 
will of its possessor. It was this faculty of calling 
into instant action all the resources of an intellect so 
vigorous, so active, so comprehensive, so fertile, so 
abundant, in the learning of his profession, so famil- 
iar with general science and literature, which led one 
of his most illustrious competitors to remark that if an 




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Appe7idix. 249 

emergency could be supposed in which an important 
cause had been ruled for immediate trial, and the 
client was driven to confide it to some advocate who 
had never before heard of it, his choice ought to be 
Walter Jones. 

The moral were aptly combined with the intellect- 
ual elements in the character of the deceased, which 
constitute it a professional model. Though a close 
and sometimes subtle, he was always a fair reasoner. 
Magnanimous in his pre-eminence, he was placable, 
when the momentary irritations incident to forensic 
discussion had subsided ; candid in construing the 
motives and conduct of others ; a courteous, and, to 
the younger members of the bar especially, a liberal 

The Reports of the Supreme Court are the chief 
of the several imperfect records of his fame. In 
them may be seen distinct, however faint, traces of 
a master mind. But it was in the social circle, as in the 
case of Dr. Johnson, that its characteristics were most 
conspicuous. The "careless but inimitable" beau- 
ties of his conversation gave delight to every listener. 
A stenographer might have reported it with the 
strictest fidelity, and yet nothing would have been 
found to deserve correction. His most casual remark 
was in a vein of originality, and couched in terms 
terse, succinct, sententious and of the purest English. 
He always used the very word which was most ap- 
propriate to the thought ; and, as has been said of 
another, every word seemed to be in its proper place, 

250 Appendix. 

and yet to have fallen there by chance. An habitual 
student of the philosophy of language in general, and 
of the English in particular, he was impatient of the 
pedantries and affectations which he saw defiling his 
mother tongue. No writer nor speaker had a keener 
sense of the force of the English idiom : nor Swift, 
nor Chatham, nor Junius knew better that words are 

His local situation alone prevented opportunities 
for his engagement, had he desired it, in the public 
councils. The only public employment of a per- 
manent character which he ever accepted, was that of 
Attorney of the United States for the District of 
Potomac in 1802, and for the District of Columbia in 
1804, under appointments from President Jefferson, 
and which he resigned in 182 1. To the honor and 
true interests of his country he clung with a devotion 
beginning in boyhood and continuing fervid to his 
dying hour. Born early enough to have known per- 
sonally the Father of his Country, he reverenced the 
name of Washington, and was among the foremost 
and most earnest in the pious enterprise of erecting 
a national monument to his memory. In early youth 
the deceased was in habits of association with the 
great chiefs of the Revolutionary era, and of that 
immediately following it. He was the political dis- 
ciple of Madison, and the cherished friend of that 
virtuous statesman, as he was also of Marshall and of 
Clay. His knowledge of the history of his country, 
derived from personal intercourse and observation as 

Appendix. 251 

well as from reading, was ample and accurate. Public 
spirited, he was prompt, even in his busiest years, to 
co-operate in enterprises and establishments, civil and 
military, having for their object the public good. As 
one of the founders and leading spirits of the Ameri- 
can Colonization Society, his name will ever be re- 
vered by all to whom patriotism and philanthropy are 

We could linger long to contemplate the image of 
our illustrious friend in the walks of private life ; to 
dwell on his many virtues ; on his sincerity, his manli- 
ness, his benevolence ; on the affectionate kinsman, 
the faithful friend, the warm heart, and the open 
hand. But time warns us that we must hasten to our 
mournful office of consigning a great and good man 
to that tomb from which we humbly trust he is to 
rise to a blessed eternity. 

Resolved, That, in testimony of our respect for the 
memory of the deceased, this meeting will in a body 
proceed from the court-room to attend his funeral, at 
one o'clock this afternoon, and will wear the usual 
badge of mourning for thirty days. 

Resolved, That the chairman of this meeting be 
instructed to present these proceedings to the Cir- 
cuit, District, and Criminal Courts of the District of 
Columbia at their next several sessions, and to re- 
quest that the same may be entered on the minutes 
of the said courts. 

The report and resolutions were unanimously 

252 Appendix. 

On motion of Mr. Davidge, it was unanimously 
Resolved, That the secretary of this meeting be in- 
structed to cause these proceedings to be pubHshed in 
the newspapers of the city, and that the chairman be 
instructed to transmit a copy of them to the family 

of the deceased. 

Richard S. Coxe, Chairman. 

John A. Smith, Secretary.'' 

" Death of Gen. Walter Jones. 

National Monument Society, 
Washington, October 15, 1861. 

At a meeting of the Society, held this day, the fol- 
lowing resolutions were, on motion, adopted: 

Resolved, That this Society has learnt with pro- 
found grief that Gen. Walter Jones is no more. 

Resolved, That, in the death of this eminent man, 
his country has lost a citizen whose genius, learning, 
and eloquence had long been an honor to the Ameri- 
can name, and whose patriotism was ever fervent and 
devoted, from early youth to the close of a long and 
respected life ; that the American Bar has been de- 
prived of one of its most shining ornaments, this 
community of a member whose high endowments, 
moral and intellectual, were a source of honest pride 
to it for half a century, and his connexions and friends 
a wise and affectionate counsellor, ever ready with 
his aid and guidance. 

Resolved, That this Society feel with peculiar sen- 

Appendix. 253 

sibility their share in the general bereavement oc- 
casioned by this dispensation of Providence; they 
mourn for an associate in their labors, among the 
foremost and most constant in wakenina his fellow- 
citizens to their pious duty to the memory of the 
Father of his Country. 

Resolved, That, in manifestation of their respect for 
the memory of the deceased, this Society will attend 
his funeral in a body, and will wear the usual badge 
of mourning for thirty days. 

(Extract from the minutes.) 

John Carroll Brent." 

Contemporary Newspaper Notice of His Funeral: 

"The funeral of the late Gen. Walter Jones took 
place to-day at one o'clock, from the residence of Dr. 
Miller, on F street, and was attended by the members 
of the bar, and various distinguished individuals, civil 
and military, and many citizens who had long known 
and admired him; the ceremonies being of a very in- 
teresting- character. Durino- the morninor there had 
been a meeting of the legal gentlemen, in the court- 
rooms, to denote their sense of the loss of the com- 
munity and profession by the death of Gen. Jones. 
Richard S. Coxe, Esq., presided, and the venerable 
Philip R. Fendall, Esq., addressed the meeting in 
reference to the bereavement. He passed a most 
beautiful and appreciative eulogy upon the life and 
character of the deceased. The leading incidents of 

2 54 Appendix. 

Gen. Jones' life were sketched, the evidence of his 
hiofh attainments alluded to when he contended with 
contemporary giants and his exalted moral attributes 
also depicted, with his patriotism and love of country 
to the latest hour of his life. Mr. F.'s remarks were 
very chaste, and their discriminating truthfulness 
found an echo in the bosoms of those present. He 
concluded by offering resolutions of condolence and 
esteem, and wearing the usual badge of mourning, 
which were adopted. 

At the funeral Rev. Dr. Gurley officiated in the 
religious ceremonies, and the pall-bearers were Judge 
Dunlap, Judge Crawford, Mr. Marbury, W. W. Cor- 
coran, Gen. Force, Mr. Ogle Tayloe, Mr. William 
Selden, Mr. Carberry, Mr. J. M. Carlisle and Mr. R. 
C. Weightman. Gen. Scott was present but could 
not act as pall-bearer on account of feebleness of 
health. A number of the officers of the militia and 
of the District attended in uniform." 

Letter FROM (353) Gen. Walter Jones to His Son 
(376) Walter, then a Student at the University 
OF Virginia. 

" Washington, D. C, /^(^jK.- loth, 1829. 
Dear Walter, 
I have only time to say come home instantly on re- 
ceipt of this. I make a remittance to Mr. Broken- 
borough by this mail that will supply you the means 
to pay off your bills and bear your expenses home. 

Appendix. 255 

Do not leave a cent of debt behind you. I take this 
opportunity to say let it be your polar star in the 
economy of life as boy or man shun debt. Debt con- 
tracted either from vicious indulgence, useless ex- 
travagance or even benevolence is one of the most 
pernicious clogs upon all the elastic powers of thought 
and action, a noxious and obscure vermin that silently 
sucks the life blood of honor, dignity, independence 
and all generous and manly aspirations. 
Pack up all your books carefully and bring them with 

Remember me affectionately to Robert Lee, and 
invite him pressingly to accompany you and assure 
him of every welcome here. Perhaps, so suddenly 
called on, he may not be in funds ; if so, you can draw 
enough from Mr. Brokenborough to bear the expenses 
of both of you. I consider the epidemic you men- 
tion as of the highest malignity and most imminent 
danger to every inmate of the college, & though com- 
paratively few deaths have yet occurred there is no 
security against the most sudden & fatal turn to the 
disease ; indeed I think this highly probable. Besides 
the symptoms of the disease, short of a fatal tendency, 
are extremely detrimental to the constitution of 
youth, & may either permanently or for a series of 
years affect its stability & soundness. If you have a 
desire to see Mr. Madison you can take the stage only 
as far as Orange C. H., there hire a horse and spend 
a day with him. His society, even for so short a period, 
will give you a glimpse of the glorious effects of 

256 Appendix. 

strenuous and lono- continued cultivation of the intel- 
lect, leading youth and manhood to the heights of 
excellence and power ; — not power characterized by 
its mere force & momentum, but by its utility & 
beneficence, while the night of age & imbecility is 
kept at a distance by the continued irradiations of the 
mind, like the sun, at the command of Joshua, stand- 
ing still on Gibeon. Virtue, intelligence, industry, 
high aims and corresponding exertions are now the 
moral Joshuas that are to work this miracle in the 
moral world. In the greatest haste I remain your 

truly affectionate & anxious father 

W. Jones" 

Letter FROM (13) Thos. Jones to John Turberville 
OF " Hickory Hill," Westmoreland Co., Va., 
whose Daughter Married (29) Catesby Jones. 

" Dear Sir — 

My son Catesby tells me that he 

intends to pay his addresses to your daughter, Miss 
Letty, and that he has already spoke to you upon 
this subject ; that you returned him for answer, you 
had no objections either to him or his connections, 
but that your daughter was too young, that you in- 
tend to give her two thousand pounds whenever she 
married, and that you would be glad to know what 
expectations * * * is likely to have. I have a 
sincere regard Sr. for you & your family * * * 
Miss Letty is a very amiable and deserving young 
Lady, of consequence I can have no objection to 
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Appendix. 257 

immediately give him up my Clerk's place, which, be- 
fore these disturbances, was worth one year with 
another, £\oo, and as the Courts of Justice are now 
open, it certainly will not be less ; I shall give him 
all the assistance in my power in my Lifetime, 
and at my death, I shall at least give him an equal 
share with the rest of my Sons ; and my present in- 
tention is to give him the plantation whereon I live, 
but this I will not oblige myself to do, lest I should 
have an inclination to dispose of it & purchase 
another more advantageous. 

I will purchase for him as soon as it is in my power, 
a plantation sufficient to work six or eight hands, 
with a convenient dwelling house thereon, there are 
two in Cherry Point which I expect will be for Sale 
soon, it is probable it may be one of these. Catesby 
is very industrious, and if he should succeed, with 
what I can do for him and the £2000 you engage to 
give your daughter, I doubt not but he will soon 
make a genteel fortune. 

I am Dr. Sr. with great regard, 

Yr. Obedt. Servt. 


March * * 1778" 

Letter from the Same Gentleman to Councillor 
Carter of " Nomony Hall," Lancaster Co., Va., 
WHOSE Daughter Married (28) Thos. Jones. 

"Sir — 

My son Thomas informs me that he 


258 Appendix. 

has been so happy as to gain the Affections of your 
daughter Miss Fanny, to whom he expects soon to 
be married ; it gives his Mother and myself great 
pleasure that he has made so prudent a choice ; we 
can not have the least objection to a young Lady of 
Miss Fanny's general amiable good Character, 
brought up under the immediate inspection of so 
genteel and worthy Parents as Mr. Carter and his 
Lady are. You may depend Sr: that Mrs. Jones 
and myself will do every thing in our power towards 
their living in ease and affluence, and promoting 
their happiness ; to accomplish which good end, we 
doubt not but you and Mrs. Carter will most cheer- 
fully contribute. Our respectful Compliments at- 
tend yourself & your Lady, and the rest of your 
Family — 

I am Sr. with very great respect ; Yr. Obdt. 

I intend to make my son a Thos. Jones 
deed & give him immediate December 4th 1781 
possession of the Plantation 

whereon I live containing about ']oo Acres of Land, 
to leave the Furniture in the house except a very 
few Articles, the Stocks that are upon the plantation 

II or 12 working Slaves, which is all I can do at 
present, having lost a good many Slaves that went 
to the Enemy, at my death I shall at least give him 
an equal proportion with my other Children with 
these conditions, that if the Land in Hanover 

Appendix. 259 

County devised to my wife by her late brother Mr. 
Meriwether Skehon should be given to him, which I 
am pretty certain will be the case if he chuses it, 
then the Land in Northumb*^ to revert to me. As it 
will be a satisfaction to me & no doubt to the 
young people, you will oblige me by letting me 
know what provision you propose to make for your 
daughter — " 

In this connection we give Col. Carter's reply to 
the above: 

"Col Tho^ Jones — 

" Sir — Your letter of yesterday 
is now before me — Your son Mr. Tho^ Jones intends 
to return today to your house in Northum'' County 
— I myself shall sett out to visit a neighbor by a 
former appointment — for these Reasons I cannot 
write a full answer to your letter mentioned above — 
I can only inform you that I propose to give an ab- 
solute Estate immediately of those things which I 
shall hereafter mention, to my daughter Frances 
Carter — Namely five hundred Acres of forrest Land 
in Westm'' County — eight or ten negroes old & 
young, in families — and some live stock Myself 
and family present their Compliments to you & Mr® 
Jones & the 

Relations of your family — I am 

Sir — your very Hum Servt 

RoBT Carter " 

26o Appendix. 

Letter from the Wife of (13) Thos/ Jones, who 
WAS Sally Skelton, to her Son (28) Thos.^ 


"Spring Garden 

Dear Tom — 

I am sorry you have defer'd coming over 
till the fall, as the Creditors of the Estate are con- 
tinually plagueing me and inquiring if there is no 
provision made to pay them, and I am illy able to 
bear their duns, as I was taken the other day with a 
miliary fever, and am very unwell at present. I will 
be glad if you will look over the last acts of Assem- 
bly as I have been informed since I saw you that 
Lands cou'd not be taken to pay British debts, if so 
you and myself might have come to a positive agree- 
ment with regard to this place. If you come upon 
my terms I had as li've make you a deed for this 
place now as at any time, for me to have my life in 
it, and that there should be a proper provision 
made for such of my children as are unprovided 

My. love to you, Fanny, and your Children; also to 
Catesby, his wife and family. And believe me to 

be Dear Tom 

Your affectionate Mother 

Sally Jones 

July 6th, 1786." 

Appendix. 261 

Part of a Letter from (28) Thos. Jones to his 
Brother {^f) Bathurst Jones. 

" Aug.t loth, 1792 
Dear Brother 

I am just setting out with my Family on a 
trip up the Bay, partly on Business, but chiefly on 
account of my Health. Our Brothers Jekyll & Skel- 
ton are to be of the party and we wish you could 
make another. We will I believe go on Board to- 
morrow — and if nothing happens shall return in 
about four Weeks. We call on my Brother Catesby 
in the Time." * * * 

The Following Memoir of (229) Thos.^ Henry 
Jones was Taken from the Minutes of the Vir- 
ginia Conference of the M. E. Church, South, 
Adopted at Alexandria, Nov., i860: 
"Thomas H. Jones was born and brought up in 
Gloucester county, Va. At an early age he pro- 
fessed conversion and united with the M. E. Church. 
Conceiving it to be his duty to preach, but deeming 
his education inadequate for such a position, he went 
to Randolph Macon College, and applying himself 
diligently to his studies, graduated with credit at that 
institution. While at college, he won the universal 
esteem of the faculty and students by his consistent 
walk and godly life. His influence there in favor of 
religion, as all who knew him at that time will testify, 
was marked and extensive. 

262 Appendix. 

Probably few young men have ever passed through 
a college course with such a record of piety, unblem- 
ished by a stain, as that which distinguished our be- 
loved brother Jones. 

In 1841 he was received on trial in the Virginia Con- 
ference. Two years thereafter he was ordained 
deacon and in 1845 ordained an elder. From the 
time he was received on trial, to the day of his death, 
he was an earnest and successful preacher and faith- 
ful pastor to the full measure of his ability. He had, 
as many of the members of this Conference know 
peculiar and severe trials, but amid them all, he bore 
himself as a Christian minister, having the confidence 
and esteem of preachers and people. He died of 
typhoid fever, September 12, i860 at the residence 
of B. H. Jones, Esq., near Scottsville, Albemarle 
county, Va. His illness was severe, but through all 
the duration of those painful days and nights, he was 
patient and resigned. He seemed, nearly all the 
time, to be engaged in devotional exercises. As he 
approached the hour of death, his faith was unshaken, 
and his pure and peaceful spirit calmly awaited the 
call to the skies. His family, who resided in the 
city of Richmond, reached his bedside a few days 
before he died. He called them around him, 
blessed them in the name of God, enjoined them to 
meet him in Heaven, and with a tenderness and 
pathos that touched every heart, urged his little ones 
to love and serve the God of their father. Just a 
few minutes before his death, he exclaimed, ' Now 










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Lord let thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes 
have seen thy salvation.' Among his last words, he 
repeated the entire hymn, ' Come on my partners in 
distress.' In great triumph he passed to his reward 
on hio^h. 

Copied from the Conference Minutes. 

Paul Whitehead, Secretary" 

Extracts from a Sketch of (172) Catesby ap Roger 
Jones, Prepared by Capt. Robert D. Minor, at 
ONE Time of the U. S. Navy, Afterwards of the 
Confederate States Navy: 

" He was born in Clarke county, Virginia, in the 
valley of the Shenandoah at the foot of the Blue Ridge. 
His father was Genl. Roger Jones, for many years 
Adjt. Genl. of the U. S. Army, and he was named 
after his uncle Commodore Catesby Jones of the U. 
S. Navy. On his mother's side he is closely connected 
with the Paees and Lees of Va. 

Educated with a view of entering the Navy he re- 
ceived an appointment as midshipman at an earlier age 
than usual in order to serve under his uncle, then in 
command of the Exploring Expedition. His services 
as a midshipman were continuous, and when examined 
for promotion he took a very high stand in a class 
remarkable for talent and professional skill. His du- 
ties while in the U. S. Navy were unusually active 
and varied. He served through the war with Mexico, 
at first in the Gulf and then on the West coast, and 

264 Appendix. 

was at one time attached to the naval batteries in the 
siege of Vera Cruz. He was the first officer of the 
U. S. Navy who had circumnavigated the world three 
times. He served in the U. S. Coast Survey with 
Maury, and at the Naval Observatory. Recognizing 
the vital importance of Ordnance, he paid especial at- 
tention to it in all its branches, and while studying it 
he was three years with Dahlgren, and assisting him 
in constructing his experiments which resulted in the 
introduction of the Dahlgren gun, which completely 
revolutionized the * * '^ of the navy. The U. S. 
steam frigate " Merrimac " subsequently so well 
known in the Confederacy as the iron-clad Virginia 
was the first ship equipped with these heavy guns, 
and at the particular request of Dahlgren Lieut. Jones 
was ordered to her as ordnance officer, being at that 
time the only one in the navy besides the inventor 
familiar with the working of these new guns on their 
novel carriages. At the expiration of the cruise of 
the Merrimac, he was selected by Dahlgren as his 
executive officer of the ordnance ship Plymouth, on 
board of which, for the first time, in any navy, was 
mounted an eleven-inch gun, an experiment which 
proved eminently successful. A regulation of the 
navy department in regard to this ship was that the 
officers should be changed each year, but Lieut. 
Jones was continued as her executive officer until 
near the end of the cruise, when he was directed to 
return immediately to Washington, and ordered as 
ordnance officer of the Paraguay expedition. He 

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Appendix. 265 

was the only officer recalled from a foreign station to 
serve in this squadron. Jones like a true Virginian 
felt a pride in his State, and believed that his allegi- 
ance was due first to her, and also believed in the 
right of secession. When Virginia seceded he 
chanced to be in Richmond on that eventful day, and 
altho' attached to the Union and devoted to his pro- 
fession, he immediately resigned his commission in 
the navy of the U. S. He and Capt. Pegram, who 
had also resigned at the same time, were appointed 
captains in the Va. navy by Gov. Letcher and ordered 
to Norfolk. Capt. Jones under Capt. Pegram organ- 
ized an expedition and seized the naval powder maga- 
zine, in which he was assisted by Lieuts. Sinclair and 
Harrison, from under the guns of the frigate Cumber- 
land and other men-of-war. To divert attention he 
directed a sham attack to be made on the navy yard. 
The battle of Manassa was fought with this pow- 
der, and in fact there was little other for months af- 
terwards in the Confederate States. Returnino- to 
Norfolk, after taking the powder to Richmond, he 
found that the Federal ships had sailed leaving the 
navy yard in flames. Pie was appointed ^ * •*«■ 
and chief of staff to the commanding officer, and as- 
sisted energetically in placing the harbor in a state 
of defense until early in May when he was ordered 
to the defense of James river. He erected and com- 
manded the batteries at Jamestown Island, keeping 
them by the closest attention in an admirable state 
of efficiency and discipline, for which he was highly 

266 Appendix. 

complimented by Generals Lee and Magruder. The 
volunteer soldiers, many of whom were of the best 
families in the State, gentlemen of education and re- 
finement, were at first restless under the trammels of 
this strict discipline, but soon learned to appreciate 
it and their commander. He was in great request at 
this time, the Governor of Tennessee having ten- 
dered him a high command in that State, which the 
Governor of Virginia was unwilling he should accept, 
as Gen'l Lee represented that his services could not 
be dispensed with in Virginia at so critical a period. 
Disappointed at obtaining the facilities for erecting 
these batteries — which had been promised him, he 
took the responsibility of carrying on the work with- 
out the aid of the government, and appealed to the 
people of the neighborhood who promptly responded 
by sending negroes, materials and provisions, and so 
energetically was the work pushed that guns were 
actually mounted and fired before a single soldier 
was on the island; Jones himself loading and firing 
the first gun with his own hands. While in com- 
mand at Jamestown Island, in conjunction with Lieu- 
tenants Brooke and Minor, he experimented upon 
targets representing the section of a ship, to test the 
angle of inclination, thickness of iron, and disposition 
of different kinds of wood required to resist the pene- 
tration by shot of heavy weight with a view to the con- 
struction of the armor of the iron-clad steamer Vir- 
ginia, then preparing for service at Norfolk. Railroad 
iron and rolled iron plates were each experimented 

Appendix. 267 

upon with heavy guns, and the experience thus gained, 
the thickness of iron and angle of incHnation adopted 
in constructing the Virginia. In November, '61, he 
was ordered to the Merrimac or Virginia, as she 
was afterward called, as the executive and ordnance 
officer, and directed to select her battery, superintend 
its equipment, and was made responsible for its effi- 
ciency. Jones was the first officer ordered to the ship. 
The Secretary of the Navy in his office handed 
him the Navy Register with a request to select offi- 
cers for the vessel, and those then designated by him 
were ordered to her. Steps were promptly taken to 
obtain a crew, an order having been issued by the 
War Department permitting soldiers to volunteer 
for the ship, and Jones sent officers to the various 
camps to obtain them, in which great difficulties were 
encountered, the colonels and captains being exceed- 
ingly loath to give up good men — some positively 
refused to do so, and were court-martialed. After 
great exertions a crew was obtained, most of them 
being landsmen. Some of the "so-called" volunteers 
had bad characters from their commanding officers, 
who could not manage them, and were brought on 
board in double irons. Jones immediately had their 
irons struck off, and informed them that he would 
have no forced volunteers on board, and that if they 
wished to remain they could do so and start fair with 
the other men, and make a character for themselves. 
This course proved eminently judicious, as some of 
them were the best men on board, and after serving 

268 Appendix. 

on board the Virginia followed Jones to another 

The batteries selected consisted of &c. * * * 
The prow was of cast Iron bolted to the stem and 
projecting several feet from it. Jones condemned the 
material of which it was made and the mode of fast- 
ening and predicted that it would be lost on the 
first collision. His strenuous and repeated efforts to 
have it changed were unavailing. It will be seen that 

his prediction was unfortunately verified. 

Capt. Franklin Buchanan had been ordered as 
flag officer though he remained in charge of his 
bureau till late In February, leaving Jones, whose 
rank was only that of Lieutenant, to fit out and equip 
the ship. In order that he might not be interfered 
with in this duty no commander was ordered to the 

Flag Officer Buchanan made a rigid inspection of 
the ship immediately after joining her, and found her 
in admirable condition, and expressed himself very 
highly gratified. 

The engines had been thoroughly overhauled, and 
improved in some particulars, but still were not trust- 

It had been determined to make the attack by 
night on the frigates Cumberland and Congress lying 
at anchor off Newport News. All preparations were 
made for doing so, the ship's sides being heavily 
slushed under the belief that it would tend to aid in 

Appendix. 269 

glancing off the projectiles that might strike her. 
But the pilots, of whom there were five on board, an- 
nounced, only a few hours before the hour fixed upon 
for her departure, their objection to take the ship out 
at night, after having previously consented and made 
their arrangements to do so. This was on Thursday 
night and the ship did not leave the navy yard until 
Saturday morning about 1 1 o'clock. 

What estimate the officers of the Merrimac had of 
Jones may be inferred from their having asked after 
the fio^ht that he mig-ht be retained in command until 
Buchanan recovered from his wounds. Another 
severe test proving his intelligence and efficiency was 
that not a single improvement in the working or 
efficiency of the battery could be suggested after the 
two days' fight, by any of the officers, captains of 
guns, or quarter gunners, though each one was sep- 
arately asked if he could suggest any improvement." 

The following letter from the Secretary of the 

Confederate States Navy to (172) CatesbyapR. Jones 

explains itself : 

" Richmond, Sept. i6th, 1864. 

C. ap R. Jones, C. S. N. 

Chf. of Ordnance Works, 

Selma, Ala. 
Sir ; 

Your letter of the 5 Inst, has been received. 
The services which you are rendering at Selma are 

2 JO Appendix. 

regarded by this Department as more important to 
the Country than any which you could otherwise per- 
form in the Navy, and not less valuable to its best in- 
terests than those which are being rendered by any 
other Naval officer. 

You can be placed in the Provisional Navy at any 
time, and you were not so placed under the Presi- 
dent's views of its organization, only because your 
services in your present sphere of duty were regarded 
by me as indispensable ; and were you now withdrawn 
from it, I would find it extremely difficult to supply 
your place. I trust that the efficient discharge of the 
important duties devolved upon you, and which nec- 
essarily preclude you from Sea service, will not be 
found to decrease your right to, and your chances of, 
advancement in a profession in which you are re- 
garded as in all respects, a most efficient officer. 

Very Respty 

Yr Ob Servt. 
S. R. Mallory 

Sec Navyy 

The following extract is taken from a letter 
headed, " Ordnance Office, War Department, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Jany 28, 1884," and was written by S. 
V. Benet, Brig.-Gen., Chief of Ordnance, in refer- 
ence to the ordnance books kept by (172) Catesby 
ap R. Jones while in charge of the Ordnance works 
at Selma: 

" These documents have been examined carefully 

Appendix. 271 

by the Board. They are very interesting and evince 
great care and abiHty in their preparation. The cor- 
respondence between officers of such scientific re- 
nown as Rains, Catesby ap R. Jones, Garesche, 
Brook, and Cuyler is of particular interest not only 
to the military man but to the general reader as il- 
lustrative of the faithful and intelligent work of able 
men under adverse circumstances." ^ * * 

The Following is a Certificate of Service ren- 
dered THE Allied Republics (172) by Catesby 
AP R. Jones: 

"The undersigned Chief Clerk of the Department 
of Foreign Affairs of Peru, and Ex-secretary of the 
late Confidential Mission of the Peruvian Govern- 
ment to the United States of America, Certifies: 

ist. That Captain Catesby ap R. Jones left the 
City of New York on the 20th of January, 1866, for 
the South Pacific, via Panama, under a contract with 
Sr. Benjamin Vicunia Mackena to enter the service 
of the Chilian Government: that he left together 
with Sr, Mariano Alvarez and the undersigned, and 
all three arrived at Callao on the 9th of February, 
and immediately proceeded to see President Prado 
and Sr. Jose Galvez, Secy of War and the Navy. 

2nd. That in said first conference, and also in 
many other conferences held by Capt. Jones with Sr. 
Galvez in which Sr. Alvarez was present, and also 
the undersigned acting as Interpreter, it was resolved 
by the Supreme Chief that Capt. Jones should stay 

272 Appendix. 

in Peru as his services would be more useful here 
than in Chili. 

3d. That in consequence, Capt. Jones did remain 
in Lima until the 28th of Feb'y, being during that 
time consulted by the Secretary of War on several 
matters of public interest in relation to the defenses 
of the Republic, and especially in connection with 
the batteries of Callao, which he examined, accompa- 
nied by the Secretary, the Engineer Sr. Malinowski, 
and the undersigned, and on which he presented a 
Report. The triumph of the 2nd of May is greatly 
due to the advice given by Capt. Jones, and to his 
ideas expressed to the Engineer of the batteries and 
to the Secretary of War. 

4th. That the Government thought of employing 
Capt. Jones in different ways, for example; in estab- 
lishing a cannon foundry in Peru, which idea was 
given up; in commanding the Squadron of Peru, or 
a vessel like the " Dunderburg," which ideas were 
not accepted by Capt. Jones, so as not to affect the 
susceptibility of the native officers; and finally it was 
decided that Capt. Jones could best serve Peru in 
the United States, advising and helping the Agents 
of Peru there in all War measures that the Peruvian 
Government should think fit to adopt. In conse- 
quence of this resolution, Capt. Jones left Callao for 
the U. S. on the steamer of the 28th February, 
1866. Sr. • Alvarez, as confidential agent, and the 
undersigned as Secretary left also for New York on 
next steamer of 14th March. 

Appendix. 273 

5th. That all arrangements and the contract with 
Capt. Jones were verbal but perfectly well under- 
stood on both sides, both by Capt. Jones on one 
side and by Secretary Galvez and Sr. Alvarez 
on the other. — Now that Sr. Galvez is unfortu- 
nately dead, the undersigned considers himself 
in duty bound to solemnly declare, as he most 
willingly does it hereby at the request and for the 
benefit of Capt. Jones; — that it was fully understood 
and agreed by the Government of Peru represented 
by the Secretary of War, Sr. Galvez, that Capt. 
Jones while in the Peruvian service should receive 
as his pay (4000) four thousand Soles per annum, 
and besides a per diem of (5) five Soles for his per- 
sonal daily expenses. In consequence when Capt. 
Jones left Peru on 28th February, he received 1000 
Soles for three months pay in advance (as is proved 
in a separate document) and Mr. Alvarez received the 
order to give him the per diem. Afterwards on i8th 
July, Messrs. Barril Bros, of N. York paid Mr. Alva- 
rez for Capt. Jones (1910) one thousand nine hun- 
dred and ten Soles for the pay of Capt. Jones for the 
quarter from May nth to Aug. nth inclusive the 
per diem for the six months from Feb. nth to 
Aug. nth. 

6th. The undersigned finally certifies and declares, 
as an act of justice to Captain Catesby ap R. Jones, 
that from the moment he left N. York in January 
1866, to the present moment, he has been entirely 
and professionally devoted to the service of Peru and 

2 74 Appendix. 

Chili, and exclusively engaged in the cause of the 
Allied Republics, being of inestimable service to 
Messrs. Alvarez, Barreda, Vicuna Mackenna, and 
Erraxuris, winning by his immense acquirements and 
dignified manners the admiration and friendship of 
all South Americans. 

Lima, February 12th, 1867. 

J. Frederico Elmore." 

The Following ls a Copy of a Letter Written by 
Gen'l Lee recommending (193) C. Lucian Jones 
for Promotion in the Confederate States Navy: 

"This application is respectfully submitted to the 
Hon. Secretary of the Navy — Mr. Jones is the son 
of Gen'l Roger Jones formerly Adj't Gen'l of the 
Army of the United States. At the commencement 
of the war he came to Virginia, and has been ever 
since in the Confederate service as he relates. He 
is a young gentleman of unexceptionable character, 
zealous, attentive, and conscientious, in the discharge 
of his duties. When in command of the Depart, of 
South Carolina, Georgia, &c., I had the opportunity 
of witnessing his attention to duty, and of knowing 
the estimation in which he was held by the Naval 
Of^cers on that Station. 

He is a brother of Commander Catesby Jones, 
whose ability and services are known to you. 

R. E. Lee, 


Appe7idix. 275 

The Following Memoir of the Life and Services 
OF (231) J. Lucius^ Davis, Jr., was Taken from 
the Archives of the Virginia Military Insti- 

"In memoriam of J. Lucius Davis, Jr., of Henrico 
County, Va. loth Va. Cal. 

The brave young soldier whose name stands at the 
head of this Sketch was born in 1842. His father, 
Col. J. Lucius Davis, a graduate of West Point and 
well known as a military man in Richmond, was 
living at the beginning of the war on his farm not far 
from that city. Here he had given his sons, of 
whom Lucius was the eldest, such thorough training 
in all manly accomplishments as fitted them espe- 
cially for military service. Their boldness and skill 
in horsemanship being proverbial. Lucius in addi- 
tion to his accomplishments in this direction showed 
a decided literary talent at an early age. His 
father's taste leading him to the study of the 
Oriental languages, Lucius was early placed under 
the instruction of Rev. Dr. Michelbacher, a well 
known rabbi in Richmond, and made such rapid 
progress in Hebrew that when about twelve years 
old he was able to read the Old Testament fluently 
as well as to write in Hebrew with great facility. 
Being at the University at the beginning of the war 
he joined the University Rifles as a private and 
served with this company five or six months. He 
then entered in one of the companies of his father's 

2 76 Appendix. 

regiment, the loth Virginia Cavalry, and in a short 
time was promoted to the lieutenancy and performed 
his duties faithfully and creditably throughout the 
arduous campaign of 1862. A lull then taking place 
in military operations he resigned his commission 
and entered the Virginia Military Institute. Here 
he remained until he heard of his father's capture in 
the last Maryland Campaign, when he rejoined his 
company and served in its ranks as a private until 
the day of his death. 

On Friday, the 24th of June, 1864, in a cavalry 
fight near Samaria Church, Charles City County, 
Va., the loth Regiment was ordered to charge a well 
entrenched force of the enemy. As the regiment 
swept across the field young Davis shouted to his 
company, ' Look out boys, I will be the first in the 
enemy's works.' And so he was. Just as he was 
passing over the parapet he received, full in his face, 
the charge fired from the gun of one of the foe stoop- 
ing behind the works, and fell dead. Inspired by his 
brave example his comrades rushed on, stormed the 
works, avenged his death, and gained a victory for 
the cause that had brought about the death of one of 
their bravest boys. His remains, together with those 
of a cousin killed at the same time, were buried in 
the cemetery of Immanuel Church near his old home 
in Henrico. 

Lucius Davis was in private life genial and pleas- 
ant, yet exceedingly modest and diffident. On the 
field of battle he was as brave as a lion, quiet in dan- 

Appejidix. 277 

ger, undaunted by death. A true and devoted Chris- 
tian he rejoined his brother, Llewellen, who like him- 
self had fallen a sacrifice to patriotic devotion. Both 
of them were privates in the loth Cavalry, and first 
and second sons of an earnest defender of the lost 
cause, who himself has passed away from earth." 

From an Official Copy of the Will of (31) Law- 
rence Bathurst: 

" In the name of God amen, 1 Lawrence Bathurst 
of Essex County, Virginia being sick & weak but of 
sound mind & Memory doe make and ordaine this 
my last Will and Testament in Manner and forme 
following. — 

And first I bequeath my soul into the hands of God 
that gave it hoping through the Merritts of my 
blessed Savior Christ Jesus to obtain remission of 
my sins, and my body to the earth from whence it 
was taken, to be decently Interred at the discretion 
of my Executors hereafter named — Item I give 
unto my Cos: Mary Meriwether my own Riding 
Horse — Item I give and bequeath unto my three 
Brothers in law William Tomlin Francis Meriwether 
and Drury Stith all the rest of my estate to be 
equally divided betwixt them, either in Virginia or 
else where, and lastly I doe Constitute and appoint 
two of my Brothers in law aforesaid William Tomlin 
and Francis Meriwether my Ex-trs to this my last 
will and Testament, as Witness my hand and Seal 

278 Appendix. 

this twenty nineth day of December Seventeen Hun- 
dred and four. Signed Sealed and Published in the 
presence of us. — Those words interlined before as- 

Lawrence Bathurst. [Seal] 

William W Grinell ^^^^^^ ^y ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^"^• 
mark Grinell & William Danger- 

Will. Dangerfield field In Essex County Court 

Ye I ith day of Febry: 1705 and 
Teste Richard Buckner CI Curt 
A Copy Teste James Roy Micou Clk 

E. Cty. Ct. Va. 

March 24th 1881" 

The will of which the greater part is here copied 
is recorded in Richmond County Clerk's Office, Va., 
and was admitted to probate there Dec. 3d, 1793: 

" In the name of God amen. I William Fauntle- 
roy of Naylors hole in the county of Richmond being 
in my perfect senses and calling to mind the uncer- 
tainty of this life do make this my last Will and Tes- 
tament in Manner following. — My Soul I cheerfully 
resign to God who gave it me in hope of pardon, and 
acceptance through my blessed redeemer — my body 
to the Earth to be interr'd at the discretion of my Ex- 
ecutors and my worldly Estate God has blessed me 
with I give and devise in manner following — 
Imprimis It is my desire the following Slaves Tom 

Appendix. 279 

and his wife Rohlana, Rogor and his wife Nelly have 
their freedom. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Moore 
Fauntleroy what I formerly gave him, also one 
Seventh part of my Slaves not disposed of and one 
fifth part of my personal Estate and my Servant 
Somerset to him and his heirs forever — I also grive 
him during his natural life all my tract of land called 
the old plantation Supposed to be one thousand acres, 
likewise one hundred pounds to be raised out of my 
Estate for his Medical Services to my white & black 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son John 
Fauntleroy what I formerly gave him Likewise my 
Tract of Land called the old plantation (after the 
death of my Son Moore) to him & his heirs forever — 
Likewise I give and bequeath to my said Son John 
one seventh part of my Slaves and one fifth part of 
my personal Estate to him & his heirs forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Griffin 
Murdock Fauntleroy what I formerly gave him that 
he has now in his possession likewise one Seventh 
part of my Slaves and one fifth part of my personal 
Estate and the land I bought of William Ford ad- 
joining Cat point warehouse to him and his heirs 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph 
Fauntleroy what I formerly gave him and one 
Seventh part of my Slaves and one fifth part of my 
personal Estate to him & his heirs forever. 

28o Appendix. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Robert Faunt- 
leroy my Tract of Land called Naylors hole likewise 
one fifth part of my personal Estate — and I give to 
his Wife the Mulatto Girl Betsy to them and their 
heirs forever^ — -likewise it is my desire if none of my 
Executors will receive one Seventh part of my 
Slaves at the appraisment price payable in twelve 
months to my Son Robert on Bond and good secur- 
ity it is my desire that Colo. Vincent Redman will 
dispose of them at twelve months credit taking Bonds 
and good Security payable to my Son Robert which 
I give to him and his heirs forever. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane 
Turner's four Sons Harry, Thomas, Richard & 
George — also her three daughters Elizabeth Jenny, & 
Polly one Seventh part of my Slaves to be Equally 
Divided betwixt them, to them & their heirs for- 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Apphia 
Carter's Children the Slaves before given them, 
likewise I give and bequeath to the said Children 
one seventh part of my Slaves, but it is my desire that 
my Son in Law Capt. John C. Carter and his wife 
Apphia may have a mutual support with the Children 
from the annual labour of the two gifts of Slaves 
which I give to the Children and their heirs for- 

■vr TT vr vr vr w w 

Item I constitute — appoint my five Sons Moore, 
John, Griffin, Joseph & Robert Fauntleroys with Colo. 

Appendix, 281 

Vincent Redman Executors to this my last Will and 


In witness whereof I have Set my hand & Seal 

this Seventh day of October one thousand Seven 

hundred and ninety three. 

Richard Bruer William Fauntleroy Seal 

Thomas Pritchett" 

This will was probated in Richmond County Court 
Dec. 3d, 1793. 


(25) Dr. Walter Jones married Alice Flood. 

(2) Dr. William Cocke, the secretary, and Eliza- 
beth Catesby had, besides the children named, two 
other daughters, Susan and Rachel, both of whom 
married; Rachel possibly married a Mr. Gulliver. 

Jas. Thos. Garnett and (53) Mary E. Fauntleroy 
had the following children, in addition to those named 
on page 176: Marion Hite, Eliza Belfield, Sarah 
Ellen, Jas. Thos. and Mary Fannie. 

282 Appendix. 



6d. For (58) Col. Jekyll Lucius Davis, read (58) 
Col. Jas. Lucius Davis. 

62. For (28), read (25) Dr. Walter Jones; and for 
(360), read (361) Elizabeth H. Peck. 

63. For (213), read (357) Frederick Jones. 

68. For (27), read (30) Dr. Samuel D. Martin. 

74. (151) Thos. ap Catesby Jones was born some 
two years after (150) Gen'l Roger Jones, who was 
born in 1788. 

126. P'or (1732), in the seventh line from the bot- 
tom, read 1737. 

131. For (301), read (302) Walker Jones; for 
(274), read (275) Alice Jones; and for (322), read 
(323) Geo. Booth Field. 

154. For Mary Bathurst, in the tenth line from the 
bottom, read Mary Meriwether. 

155. The comma after "beak" should be after the 
word "proper." 

186. For (23), read (26) John Lewis. 
241. For (353), read (354) Gen'l Walter Jones. 
354. For (353), read (354) Gen'l Walter Jones; 
and for (376), read {i']']) Walter Jones. 

Jones arms correctly displaying the serpents around the boys' necks. 

Sable, a fesse or between three children's heads, front faced, 

couped at the shoulders proper, crined of the second, each 

with a serpent twined around the neck proper. 

Crest: A helmet, a boy's head as in the arms. 


Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 

'Tis only noble to be good. 
Kind hearts are more than coronets. 

And simple faith than Norman blood. 

Tennyson {Lady Clara Vere de Vere) . 

In this new or supplementary edition not one word 
of the printed context of the old book has been 
altered. As it is, it represents the progress of my 
inquiries and the development of the work, which I 
think adds interest to it. In its arrangement I have 
taken all kinds of privileges, for I have never come 
to regard it as anything but a sort of protracted fam- 
ily correspondence. The facsimile containing a de- 
scription of the family arms which was in the old 
book, the original of which, as I have explained, was 
found in the folds of a letter from (4) Col. Thos. 
Jones to his wife, dated "July y^ 22th: 1728," has 
been replaced by a better and slightly reduced fac- 
simile showing the slip of paper just as it appears, 
except that the original is colored a deep yellowish- 
brown with age. I have not attempted to reproduce 
the color of the old papers, except to the extent of 
using brown ink in printing them. My aim has been 
to reproduce each paper exactly as if it had been 
photographed on a page of the book, and the full size 

284 Supplement. 

of the original has been preserved except when it was 
necessary to reduce it within the hmits of the page. 
If asked why, in making facsimiles, I duplicated 
matter already printed, my answer is, because of the 
genealogical importance of the papers selected and 
the evidential value of halftone work. In other cases, 
I have preferred papers complete on a single page 
small enough to admit of a facsimile that would go in 
the book. All the portraits in the old book remain, 
except that I have substituted a halftone picture of 
myself for the heliotype that was in the old book. 
All the halftone work — the facsimiles, the seals and 
halftone portraits — are new matter. The halftones 
have been scattered at pleasure through the old book, 
but all the new printed matter succeeds this supple- 
mentary preface, and was either originally obtained 
by me direct from court records or verified by a per- 
sonal inspection of the records. Last February I 
visited North Carolina for this purpose, and every 
record referred to in the supplement was seen by me 
either at Raleigh, Edenton, Newbern, or Wilmington. 
All the halftones of seals are from sketches made at 
the College of Arms, whither the papers having the 
seals were sent for this purpose. The Walker and 
Ap John arms were supplied by the same authority. 
The new matter has of course necessitated a new 
index to the book. The book should be ordered 
direct from me. Books offered by others are the old 
edition. If a letter addressed to me at Louisville 
should fail to reach me, one addressed to me at Win- 

Supplement. 285 

Chester will be forwarded to me, or receive proper 

attention. It is the present purpose of the family in 

Kentucky to deposit its entire collection of ancient 

family papers with the Library of Congress, in the 

name of the heirs of Thos. ap Thos. Jones, formerly 

of Essex County, Virginia, but later of Clark County, 




Dear Cousin: 

It is now twenty years since this book was pub- 
lished, yet time has revealed few mistakes in it, and 
these, with rare exceptions, not important. The ap- 
preciative reception accorded the book by others not 
of the family has afforded me genuine satisfaction 
and relieved me of a sense of diffidence and misgiv- 
ing lest it should have been looked upon as an effort 
to exploit my family, or as a trivial expenditure of 
time. I may say in my own behalf that the work 
has not been pursued wholly from the more selfish 
standpoint of family pride but largely from a broader 
sense of historic interest. Our family may be re- 
garded as a typical Southern family of the more 
prosperous class, and its history as, in so far, a history 
of the Southern people; and it is from the intimate 
personal details of family history alone that any cor- 
rect and adequate perspective of general history can 
be supplied. I do not regret, in the least, either the 
time or the money I have expended in its execution. 
It has been prosecuted at odd times when I needed 
relaxation from other work; it has afforded me at 
such times much agreeable and refreshing entertain- 
ment by bringing me into more intimate relations 

Ap John of Nottinghamshire. From sketch enclosed 
with Garter's letter, page 292. 

Introductory Letter. 287 

with many agreeable and worthy people, both in the 
way of new-found kinspeople and strangers whose 
kindly letters and unselfish efforts to be of assistance 
to me have sweetened many moments of my life 
which might very well have been less pleasantly and 
less profitably spent. Many English gentlemen to 
whom I have addressed letters of inquiry have been 
notably kind and responsive, and some of them have 
been at great pains to render me such assistance as 
was in their power. Some of these letters express 
the satisfaction of the writers in knowing that their 
"American cousins" still recognize the ties of blood 
that bind them to their English forebears. Thus, 
in regard to our arms we find them writing: "The 
coat you mention of 3 children's heads & child's head 
Crest is the well-known coat of the Vaughans of 
Cardiganshire." One of them incloses me twelve 
pages of matter which he had "a friend better versed 
in such things" look up for me, which must have re- 
quired several hours of industrious application to col- 
lect, and closes with the statement: "Thus the 
Captain Roger Jones enquired for appears to be a 
cadet of the old Welsh race given in this paper — 
Virginian and Cavalier, in all probability of the Aber- 
marlais stock, — anyway the family is clearly of gentle 
blood, one of old Virginian stock. With compli- 
ments and kind wishes to 'our American cousin' 
from" — &c., &c. Another letter from a representa- 
tive of the distinguished and ancient family of Her- 
bert begins: "1 was much interested by your letter 

288 Intro ducto7y Letter, 

and have endeavoured with the help of friends better 
versed in ^genealogical lore than I, to make out the 
correct answers to the questions you submit to me"; 
and concludes: "It has been a great pleasure to me 
to realize that among the old families of Virginia 
which are descended from some of our best blood, 
there is still preserved an interest and I trust friendly 
feeling for the old stock in the old country." If a 
cue should be taken from such kindly expressed sen- 
timents on the part of our English cousins, and our 
people encouraged and facilities afforded them to 
trace their descent back to their English ancestry, 
it might go far to cement the two nations in a feehng 
of kinship and good will, and furnish a powerful guar- 
anty against future misunderstandings and even war, 
which never should occur again and never can be- 
come necessary. One of the most cordial, de- 
lightfully interesting and helpful of these cor- 
respondents is Capt. A. O. Vaughan, of Cardiff, 
a true Welshman and a gallant soldier who saw much 
service in the Boer War as an officer of scouts, who 
is well known in the literary world by his pen-name, 
Owen Rhoscomyl, as the author of several interest- 
ing and ably written novels dealing with Welsh life. 
He is, besides, an expert genealogist and an ac- 
knowledged authority on Welsh pedigrees. In re- 
plying to a letter I had written, in which I described 
the arms of Capt. Roger Jones, he says: "The let- 
ter giving the arms of your ancestor shows his descent 
from Moreiddig of the White Neck, nephew of 

Inh'oductory Letter. 289 

Bleddyn ap Maenarch, King of Brecon, whose an- 
cestry I have worked out beyond dispute." In a 
later letter he says: "That Roger Jones, your an- 
cestor, came from Moreiddig Warwyn ( 'of the white 
neck') I am as certain as that I am writing this. 
But the Hnks!" Undoubtedly our arms are derived 
from the coat ascribed to Moreiddig Warwyn, 
nephew — some authorities say son — of Bleddyn ap 
Maenarch, lord of Garthmadryn (Brecon), who lost 
his life A. D. 1094, while defending his territory 
against Norman invasion, a fact which, according to 
the laws of heraldry, proclaims us to be Hneal de- 
scendants of Moreiddig Warwyn. These arms are 
borne, with slight variations, by the families of 
Vaughan, Ap John, Madocks (Madog), and possibly 
others. In An^ials and Antiquities of Counties and 
County Families of Wales, by Thos. Nicholas, M. 
A., under Madocks of Llanfrynach, it is said: "The 
Madogs of Llanfrynach (Maesmawr) were of the 
line of Gwgan, second son of Moreiddig Warwyn — 
that Moreiddig who was said to have been born with 
a snake about his neck [probably a birth mark], 'and 
therefore he, changing his coat, assumed, ' as Arms, 
'sa. three boies heads, couped at y^ shoulders, full- 
faced, proper, ermined or, about the neck of each 
a snake, proper.'" Guillim, an ancient writer on 
heraldry, makes this quaint allusion to them: "Now 
I shall shew you a rare, yet an ancient Bearing of 
Childrens Heads, enwrapped about the Necks with 
Snakes. He beareth Sable, a Chevron between 

290 Introductory Letter. 

three Childrens Heads couped at the Shoulders Ar- 
gent, ^ * It hath been reported (how truly I can 
not say) that some one of the Ancestors of this Fam- 
ily, was born with a Snake about his Neck; a Matter 
not impossible, but very improbable: Ideo quere. " 
It is impossible to tell how the snakes came to be 
left out of any description or instance of the use of 
our arms that has come down to the American fam- 
ily. Possibly some one made a mistake in reading 
them or in transmitting a description of them and 
everybody else followed in his wake. Possibly some 
ancestor decided to leave them off temporarily and 
simply as a matter of taste or fancy — maybe he 
didn't like snakes and preferred to use the arms 
without them. Instances in point may be seen in 
John Catesby's use of the antelope's head without 
the battle-axes, and in Mark Catesby's use of the 
lions without the crowns, which Burke ascribes to 
this crest and arms. That the snakes belong to our 
coat appears to be the opinion of every one. It ap- 
pears to be taken for granted at the College of Arms, 
and they act on the assumption that our arms are 
identical with the arms of Ap John, of Nottingham- 
shire, which are set forth with a pedigree in the 
heralds' Visitations of Surrey. There certainly is 
no reason to doubt that our ancestors in displaying 
these arms knew them to be the arms of Ap John, 
and thereby meant to assert their right to bear them. 
They displayed them on their coaches and harness 
and on their tableware; engraved them on their 

^ -^^i^Ue^ 485 CENTR« 

x-'^-Vv^vo-^^ .~-^A-6^ ->-i.v^^>C~ ^-;l-<^l>^.A. ,<^^<t^ -^/T-A^C-e-vwe-v-v/'^o' 

^^^^^t'*^ ^v^<Pt>v?e:&jfe ^ ^ 'v^^wC^./Ji^ ^..^.^^.t^:^ .«-A<:.t>.,^.ao^ c.v>v^ 

Inclosing sketch of seal, page 296, on will of (3) Col. Frederick Jones, 1722. 
See pages 290 and 291 of Introductory Letter to Supplement. 

Introductory Letter. 291 

seals; impressed them on their wills — their legal in- 
struments executed under the most solemn condi- 
tions; and even devised them in their wills, passing 
them from one member of the family to another. 
The fact that Capt. Roger Jones and his immediate 
family asserted their right to these arms in this un- 
mistakable manner is stronger proof of our right to 
them, it seems to me, than would be any paper 
genealogy of the family prepared at this late day 
and purporting to show the links connecting Capt. 
Roger Jones with an individual whose name appears 
in a recorded pedigree of the Ap John family. In 
using our arms, therefore, we may with entire pro- 
priety restore the snakes, and are at liberty to fol- 
low the opinion of the present Garter King of Arms, 
whom I had consulted in regard to a bookplate, on 
this point, and who advised me under date of Aug. 
10, 1911, as follows : " Seeing that it is highly proba- 
ble that your ancestor Captain Roger Jones came 
from the Ap John family, I certainly think it would be 
better for 3'ou to use the correct coat, which includes 
the snakes, on your bookplate." In this connection 
see facsimiles of two letters from the College of 
Arms, one signed by Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty, the 
present Garter King of Arms, in which he describes 
the seal on Jane Swann's letter, and the other signed 
by Wm. A. Caffall, an attache of the College, "for 
Garter," in which he describes the seal on the will of 
Frederick Jones, who died in 1722. The change in 
the name from Ap John to Jones appears more 

292 Introductory Letter. 

natural when we remember that the name John was 
originally pronounced with the "o" long, as if it were 
spelled ' ' Jone. " Instances of two forms of the name in 
the course of its transition are found under "Burials" 
in the parish registers of St. James, Clerkenwell, 
London, in the Sixteenth Century, thus: "Will'm Ap 
Johnes," and "John Ap Jones." 

It was a year or two after I began to search the 
trunk of old papers before I discovered any trace 
of the family arms. After awhile I discovered the 
fragment of a letter referred to on page 15 (see its 
facsimile), and a long time afterward I found the 
letter of 1728 and the original of the facsimile which 
appears in the front of the book. Prior to this, I did 
not know that we had a Roger Jones for an ancestor 
or that there had been a Hoskins or Walker mar- 
riage in the family, and yet, with this apparently com- 
plete description of our arms, I could not find them 
in any book of heraldry, search I never so indus- 
triously. Shortly before the book came out, a friend 
conveyed the information contained in a foot-note to 
page 17, in which he incorrectly described the Ap 
John arms as having a chevron, instead of a fesse as 
in our arms. Eight or ten years later, Mrs. Boyd, 
of Cynthiana, Ky., called at my office in Winchester, 
and during our conversation informed me that she 
had seen the arms I described to her, in Burke's 
General Armory, in which I was entirely confident 
she was mistaken. But in a few days she returned 
bringing her Burke with her, and pointed out to me 



r-eto^v^ono 485 CENTRAL 2 UIIQ T "9 1 1 

Dear 3ir, 

I e 'Close herewith the sketches of the seals, to,-, ether 
v»lth Vv^f'. Wal :er and a.p 'ohn Arms as re .aested in your letter 
of 10 March last, T'he Ap ohn cr^st !.=; not upon re.;ord 
here. In regard to the seals, number ose appears to conta/ti 
the arms of 3wan of co vent, A a chevron •Hra, betwaen three 
3wans Arg, quartering the arms of Hardin . and Ap 'ohn. r^ 2 
maybe the crest of Gate- " co ^arwic'-:. as t^i /en in ur es 
Araory, ainus the battlea t^ between the horns. No'3 3/.4. are 
apparently incorrect representations oi/.^ateG.y arius. 

The fee for these s" etches and loo'.in?^ ul. the aras la 

Yours faithfully 

L H ones ^ss -, 

524 i'irst .-.treet, 

Louisville, y 

'J. 3. A. 

Garter's letter. Ap John sketch, page 286. Walker sketch, page 32. 

Seals: •■Number one." page 16; "No. 2," page 120; 

••Nos. 3 & 4," pages 118, 128. 

Introductory Letter. 29^? 


the arms of Ap John, of Streatham (descended from 
Ap John, of Notts), as being identical with mine, and 
I reahzed, for the first time, that I had been serious- 
ly misled through the inadvertence of my friend. I 
do not doubt that our arms are identical with Ap 
John, of Notts, but whether, as seems probable, we 
are descended from the one that settled at North 
Collingham and, marrying the final heiress of Sir 
Robert Cottingham, Kt. , succeeded to his estates 
there, or from another branch of the same stem, 
remains for future elucidation. 

In 1880 I received a letter from (53) Dr. E. Bath- 
urst Smith, whose grandmother was (51) Jane 
Jones, the wife of John Monroe. The Dr. Monroe 
mentioned in the letter was her son, and died in 
1840. In his letter Dr. Smith says: "Dr. Monroe 
caused inquiry at the heraldry office in London, ' if 
any family of Ap Jones in Eng. or Wales bore by 
registered lineal descent a coat armour of an ancient 
Ap Jones?' He was informed that Thos. Ap Jones 
in Eng. and Philip Ap Jones in Wales were descended 
from Philip Ap Gwys-Jones a crusader. * * * That 
Thos. Ap Jones, Jr., and a brother went from Eng. 
and settled in the colony of Virginia about A. D. 
1650. Dr. Monroe adopted the opinion that these 
emigrants must have been the beginning of the Ap 
Jones' in Virginia." This is important in that the 
mere fact of the inquiry and its contents show that 
the tradition in our family was that we are descended 
from "an ancient Ap Jones" (Ap John?), from whom 

294 Intro dtictory Letter. 

we derived our coat-of-arms. The inquiry therefore 
appears to have been for a registered pedigree of an 
ancient Ap Jones family entitled to bear these arms. 
The words of the inquiry are inclosed in quotation 
points, as I have shown, in Dr. Smith's letter, indi- 
cating that he was quoting from another, an older, 
writing. In a subsequent letter of the same year 
Dr. Smith writes : ' ' The coat-of-arms in my Mother's 
possession was that of Thos. Ap Gwyes-Jones, a 
crusader. Before the imigration to America, if I 
remember, there was a distinguished Roger Jones, 
descend't of Thos. Ap Gwyes-Jones." Dr. Smith's 
mother was a granddaughter of Col. Thos. Jones, 
of Spring Garden, who was the eldest son of our im- 
migrant ancestor, Thos. Jones, who, with his brother 
Frederick, came to Virginia in 1702, and he certain- 
ly knew that his father's arms bore children's heads 
for charges. In the lists of things ordered from 
London by him at various times throughout his life, 
he often directs that on certain articles of tableware 
a child's head shall be engraved "for crest." As- 
suming that the granddaughter, Dr. Smith's mother, 
knew what the charges were, it seems improbable 
that she would have adopted the arms of Thos. ap 
Gwyes-Jones if his arms did not have children's 
heads for charges. It should be kept in mind that 
the question is, not what our coat-of-arms is, but, 
to what family that bore these arms do we immediate- 
ly belong? This may be a branch of the Ap John 
family from which we are immediately descended. 



J?fiHr jptrriJr ij^nyrjt o. ^^^t%f€<x.d 

Memorandum of goods ordered from London by the wife of 
(4) Col. Thos. Jones— "ye Crest a Child's head." 

Introductory Letter. 295 

It may refer to an earlier period in the history of the 
family that settled in Nottinghamshire, whose pedi- 
gree begins, I think, in 1530. I wrote to the Col- 
lege of Arms to know why the pedigree ran the 
wife's family back so much farther than the Ap Johns, 
and was informed that it was to protect the estate 
which came through the wife's line. The fact that the 
date of the immigration of the brothers is stated as 
1650, instead of 1702, is not conclusive, for such 
chronological errors are of frequent occurrence. It 
is even possible that the panel painting of arms (on 
wood) found in Gen'l Roger Jones' home, referred 
to on pages 15-16, may be a representation of the 
arms of Thos. ap Gwyes-Jones and may have come 
into his possession through his cousin, Dr. Monroe. 
The quarterings may not have been intended to 
represent the Hoskins' coat as I have supposed. 

Knowing that Frederick Jones, who died in North 
Carolina in 1722, had a seal with his coat-of-arms on 
it, knowing that he was an elder son who rigidly en- 
tailed his large landed estate on his sons to the ex- 
clusion of his daughters, according to the old En- 
glish custom, I anticipated that if I could find his 
original will it would probably be sealed with his coat- 
of-arms. Thomas, of Virginia, was a younger son; 
he had been excluded in his father's will; in his will 
he left his property to be distributed equally among 
all of his children. But the strength of tradition as- 
serted itself in his wife, for it will be observed that in 
disposing of two thousand pounds sterhng which she 

296 Introductory Letter. 

recites she is entitled to dispose of by will, by virtue 
of her marriage contract and the will of her late hus- 
band, she proceeds to give Thomas, the eldest son, 
more than twice as much as any of the other children, 
and further provides as follows: "Whereas, my late 
Husband by his will hath Directed that after my de- 
cease and the paiment of his Debts, the Residue of 
his Estate be Divided among our Eight Children 
herein before named to each an Equal Share or Por- 
tion according to the Value it shall be Appraised to 
by Five Indifferent persons, or for what it will sell, 
But he hath not declared who shall have the first 
choice of the said Shares to which I think our Eldest 
son Thomas Intituled as his Birthright," and provides 
that Thomas shall have the first choice. I accord- 
ingly wrote many letters to the various county clerks 
and others in North Carolina in a fruitless effort to 
find the will of Frederick Jones. Finally, after years 
of intermission and rest, one day in Januar}^ 19 10, 
it occurred to me to wi'ite to the postmaster in Hills- 
boro, N. C, where I had understood the Nashes and 
others, descendants of Frederick Jones, lived or had 
lived, and I requested the postmaster to hand my 
letter to a representative of one of these families. In 
a few days I received a letter from Frank Nash, 
Esq., an attorney of Hillsbaro and a descendant of 
Fred'k Jones, informing me that he had seen, the will 
of Fred'k Jones in the Secretary of State's office at 
Raleigh and that it had a coat-of-arms on it, but he 
could not remember anything further about them. 

From sketch made at the Herald's College, London, of seal on the will 

of (3) Col. Fred'k Jones, of North Carolina, dated 1722. From 

"drawing" named in Mr. Caffall's letter, page 290; 

Jones (Ap John) arms impaling Harding 

(his wife's arms). 

Intro d2utory Letter. 297 

I then wrote to the secretary, Mr. J. Bryan Grimes, 
and he finally consented to send the will to the College 
of Arms, London, where a sketch of the seal was made, 
a halftone representation of which appears in the book. 
Accompanying the sketch was the letter from Mr. 
Caffall, of the College of Arms, to which I have al- 
ready alluded, in which he writes, "The coat as you 
are aware is that of Ap John impaling Harding." 
The coat of Ap John, as described in the Heralds 
Visitatiojis, is : " Sable, a fesse or between 
three children's heads, front faced, couped at the 
shoulder proper, crined of the second, each with a 
serpent twined round the neck proper." It is evi- 
dent that Fred'k Jones had two such seals, for the 
seal on the will impales the arms of his wife, while 
the seal referred to on page 15 contained the Jones 
coat only and apparently had the family motto. 

According to the rules of heraldry, the fact of our 
arms proclaims us to be lineal descendants of Moreid- 
dig Warwyn, the first assumer of the coat, and, if 
one is inclined to the fabulous and has the temerity 
to press an advantage so far, he may find by refer- 
ring to Thos. Nicholas, M. A.., Ph. D., F. G. S., and 
other eminent Welsh authorities, that Moreiddig's 
father was fourteenth in descent from Caradog 
Freichfras, Kt. of the Round Table. In this event, 
however, he must pursue his ambitious and adven- 
turous course at his own peril and without encour- 
agement from me. 

Among several generous notices of the book by 

298 Introductory Letter. 

periodicals, in one instance I am taken pleasantly to 
task for seeming to attach so much importance to 
coats-of-arms, and yet it is not very apparent how 
one could do justice to the history of a family en- 
titled to a coat-of-arms without taking into due ac- 
count this important genealogical asset. The grant 
or concession of a coat-of-arms was the one authori- 
tative act by which a family was lifted out of the 
condition of yeomen into the rank of gentlefolk, or 
ladies and gentlemen; and, in very ancient times at 
least, was conferred on families of merit only. How- 
ever harsh and artificial it may seem to us now, in 
ancient times it marked a well-recognized social dif- 
ference that had its foundation in personal worth. 
Nor could it well have been more foolish and artifi- 
cial than some of the distinctions attempted in modern 
times. We have a striking instance of the ambition 
and struggles of a family to lift itself above the con- 
dition of yeomen, in the case of the illustrious Shake- 
speare, whose ambition and persevering efforts to ob- 
tain the grant of a coat-of-arms are well-known mat- 
ters of history. If the great brain of a Shakespeare 
could be affected by follies like this, surely such as 
we may be pardoned for lingering a bit fondly in the 
shadows of a past that is speeding rapidly out of 
memory; and while, like our grandmother's bureau, 
a coat-of-arms may seem quite worthless to another, 
yet we may still treasure it and may cherish the 
memories that cluster about it, like the scent of a 
vase that once held our roses. 


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(53) Dr. Edwin Bathursl Smith to (89) Lewis H. Jones. 
Concluded on page 300. Noticed, page 293. 

Introductory Letter. 299 

There seems to be in store for us a genuine genea- 
logical romance of the first water, which, however, 
had been practically worked out by the zeal and en- 
thusiasm of a New England genealogist engaged in 
the insatiable pursuit of more Mayflower ancestry, 
long before I appeared on the scene. It appears 
that in 1756 Fred'k Jones, of Virginia, nephew of 
the Fred'k of whom we have just been writing, went 
to North Carohna to visit his cousins and while there 
wrote a letter home telling his mother of his cousins 
and the kindly reception they had accorded him. In 
this letter, dated Dec. 10, 1756, which appears in the 
Appendix, he says: "My cousin Harding has just 
returned from New England where he has been for 
education several years past, with a very agreeable 
young woman to his wife." Upon this hint, I wrote 
to Yale University inquiring if Wm. Harding Jones 
had been a student at Yale, for I supposed the ref- 
erence was to him and did not then know that such 
a man as Harding Jones., nephew of Wm. Harding 
Jones, had ever existed. This was in December, 
1909. I received a letter from the university stat- 
ing that Harding Jones had graduated there in 1756, 
had married a daughter of John Whiting, Esq., and 
communicating such information as the records of 
the university contained. I then obtained the ad- 
dress of Mrs. Edward Douglas Reed, of Buffalo, N. Y., 
who was said to be interested_, and wrote to her. 
It appeared from Mrs. Reed's letters that she and 
others had been greatly interested in tracing their 

300 Introductory Letter. 

Whiting ancestry to a Lieu't Frederick Jones Whit- 
ing, who was a young officer in the army of the Rev- 
olution, but whom they had never been able to con- 
nect immediately with his supposed ancestor, John 
Whiting, Esq. Finally Mrs. Reed, who is an inde- 
fatigable worker, discovered the will of Mary Whit- 
ing, of Windham, Connecticut, dated Oct. lo, 1780 
(Vol. 13, p. 195), in which she gives certain property 
to " Frederick Jones Whiting" on condition that he 
pay " his Grandfather, my said Husband, 3 pounds 
lawful money per annum," &c. This settled the fact 
that Fred'k Jones Whiting was a grandson of John 
Whiting, but left unsolved the question that had 
grown to be a mystery, viz., how was he a grandson? 
No son of John Whiting could be found of whom he 
was a son. Then Frank Nash, Esq., came again 
to the rescue by finding the will of Harding Jones, in 
which he names his daughter, Mary, and in a codi- 
cil provides for the possible birth of a posthumous 
child. This child was born and was baptized Fred'k 
Harding Jones, but no further record of him can be 
found by that name. However, Mrs. Reed had al- 
ready discovered in New England records that Hard- 
ing Jones had a son born and christened Fred'k Hard- 
ing Jones. In the Starr Family Book we find that 
Fred'k Jones Whiting, who married Rachel Starr, 
was born July 5, 1759, and we know that Harding 
Jones died April 15, 1759, at Newport, R. I. At the 
present stage of the inquiry, the inference forced on 
all concerned is that the son of Harding Jones either 

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Introductory Letter. 301 

remained in, or returned to, New England to live 
with his grandparents Whiting, possibly upon his 
mother's second marriage, and that at some time 
prior to his enlistment in the army his name was 
changed to Fred'k Jones Whiting. 

The discovery of a picture of Skelton Jones is also 
a happy incident in my recent experience. While in 
the Louisville Public Library one day in the spring of 
19 10, I noticed in the A. L. A. Catalog of Portraits 
the name Shelton Jones, and it occurred to me that 
the printer might have mistaken a "k" for an "h" in 
the name, and although I had never heard of a pic- 
ture of Skelton Jones, I thought it was worth a trial 
and wrote to the Librarian of Congress. He wrote me 
that upon examination he found my surmise was cor- 
rect and that in the Dexter Catalogue of St. Memin's 
portraits the picture is entered as ' ' No. 546. Skelton 
Jones, 1808. Author and duellist of Richmond, Va." 
Skelton Jones was my grandfather's uncle. It should 
be remembered that occurrences of the past are al- 
ways to be judged in the light of the period in which 
they occurred, and that the practice of dueling is 
not an exception. My grandfather was involved in 
an affair of the kind before he came to Kentucky. 
Among our papers is a note from one who was acting 
as his "friend," in which it appears that the offend- 
ing party was disposed to make the amende honora- 
ble and the incident was closed without a meeting. 

While in Washington last June I unexpectedly 
discovered a portrait of Gen. Walter Jones, by St. 

302 Introductory Letter. 

Memin, in the Library of Congress, which is repro- 
duced in the book. 

Dr. Edwin Bathurst Smith writes me in one of his 
letters: "I find in an old letter: — 'Thos. Jones 
(Jane Jones' brother) is at this date 1832, living in 
Mercer Co., Ky., and has the family pictures of 
the Skeltons, painted by Reubins.'" My grand- 
father, Thos. ap Thos. Jones, lived in Mercer Coun- 
ty for two or three years after he came to Kentucky, 
but he did not have the pictures and never brought 
them from Virginia. There is in his handwriting a 
hst of twenty-three pictures left by him in Virginia 
with "Mr. C. Jones in Northumberland," when he 
removed to Kentucky, four of which are named as 
large family pictures, two of which were pictures of 
his grandparents. Col. Thos. Jones of Spring Garden, 
and his wife Sally Skelton, and another of which, 
mentioned as being five feet high, was probably the 
well-known family piece representing the marriage of 
one of our Bathurst ancestors in a garden. Five of 
the others were Hogarths. Among various accounts 
for goods purchased in London for this Col. Jones, in 
1770, there is one from Wm. Molleson, London, 
to wit: "Nov. 10. To Hogarths Original Print of 
Midnight Conversation in Peartree Gilt Edge fr b 

glass o. II. o. 

paid for Case i. 3. 

12. 3. 
It appears in the fragment of a skeleton letter from 
this (13) Col. Thos. Jones — see facsimile — that he 

Introductory Letter. 303 

then owned Hogarths as follows: A Midnight Mod- 
ern Conversation, The Rake's Progress, The Har- 
lot's Progress, The Roast Beef of Old England, and 
another which he calls Distress a la Mode, and which 
was probably Marriage a la Mode. These may 
have been the five Hogarths referred to in the list 
of pictures left by his grandson in Virginia. But the 
list includes two other pictures, named as Taste 
a la Mode in Distress and St. Paul Preaching to Fe- 
lix, which were probably Hogarth's Taste in High 
Life and Paul before Felix. 

The Mr. C. Jones with whom the pictures were 
left was probably (151) Com. Thos. ap Catesby 
Jones, who, it is supposed, was then living at Mt. 
Zion, the old Jones homestead in Northumberland. 
This family afterward removed to Fairfax County, 
and I am informed that Com. Jones' house was loot- 
ed during the war. His picture, from a photograph 
of which the picture in the book was made, was cut 
out of its frame and was found in a junk shop in 
Washington City a year after the war. It is strange 
to what constant peril matters of this nature are ex- 
posed and how impossible it is to preserve the in- 
tegrity of family history when committed to the frail 
tenure of individual memory and effort. 

Your kinsman, 

Louisville, Ky., August, 19 11. 


Capt. Roger Jones. 305 


It is to be regretted that further research has failed 
to shed more hght on the antecedents of Capt. Roger 
Jones. No doubt his life was an active one from the 
time he entered the marine service, probably when a 
mere child, to the time when, probably in advanced 
years, he turned, with a ripened experience, to the 
more quiet pursuits of a merchant's life in London. 
I think his second wife died in 1720, for I recently 
found among our old papers a long apothecary's 
account against "Madam Jones," amounting to £']- 
14s. -4p., the first item in which is dated June 19, 
1720, and it was receipted August 19th of the same 
year. The word "Madam" was sometimes prefixed 
to the surnames of married women and widows, in 
early days, and when so used in England and colonial 
Virginia was a term of respect and compliment. It 
was often applied to the wives and widows of officials 
and persons of more or less distinguished considera- 

There are various allusions in British State papers 
to the activities of a Roger Jones who may very well 
have been our ancestor, but since I have found no 
means of verifying the assumption I prefer to abstain 
from protracted and unprofitable speculations. An 
example may be cited, however, from Lord Willough- 
by's correspondence, to wit, 1668: "Sent Roger 

3o6 Capt. Roger Jones. 

Jones about the beginning of July with his Majesty's 
orders for the rendition of Surinam, " &c. And (from 
Acts of the Privy Council) this: "Whitehall 2 De- 
cember: Whereas Information hath been given to 
the Board, That Mr. Roger Jones being one of his 
Majesty's Subjects (employed to Surinam by Lord 
Wilioughby with orders and Instructions for the De- 
livery thereof to the Dutch) is detayned Prisoner and 
continues at present on Board a Dutch Man of Warr, 
now lying at the Isle of Weight, * * ^ Lord Cul- 
peper, Governour of the Isle of Wight, is directed 
forthwith to give Directions to his Deputy Governor 
to secure the Captaine of the said Man of Warr, and 
not suffer him to depart until the said Roger Jones be 
sett at Liberty. "^ * * Lord Arlington is at the same 
time instructed to acquaint Sir William Temple, 
Ambassador in Holland, with the measures taken." 
Among the published letters of the elder Wm. 
Fitzhugh of Va., there are several to our Roger Jones, 
two of which I reproduce here. The first letter, 
dated Jan'y 8, 1682-3, is one of three letters of the 
same date and tenor, the two others being addressed, 
the one, to Hon. Ralph Wormley, the other to Lord 
Culpeper, all at Green Springs, to wit: 

"Mr. Roger Jones, 

This day I had report of Blagg's arrival. This 
Gentleman the bearer being bound directly down to 
your parts and Blagg's house being not far out of his 
way, he assured me he would purposely call and give 

Capt. Roger Jones. }p'j 

you a true and certain relation thereof. This Gentle- 
man has come to my Lord to move for the Sheriffs 
place of our County, I desire you in his behalf to 
give him what assistance you can in it; a small con- 
verse with him I am sure will endear him to you for 
you will find him as well supplied with gratitude to 
acknowledge and when it lies in his power, to kind- 
ness as facetious and Jocose in boon jovial Company. 
Sr Assure yourself the readyest ways and easiest 
shall be sought to do your Service that thereby you 
may be assured that I am 

Your Wff. 
To Mr. Roger Jones at Green Springs 
p. Doct'r Wm. Bankes. " 

"May 1 8, 1685. 
Dear Friend, 

Our good friend George Brent with his most accept- 
able self brings up your welcome letter wherein you 
advise of your immediate voyage for England, where 
I hope this will find you safe arrived to your own sat- 
isfaction and wishes and therein desire to hear from 
me which I was always ready to perform and can now 
more readily to London than formerly to James 
Town and where conveniency admits I'll be sure 
never to miss the congratulating so good a friend. 
Sr if I had gone for England this year as I once in- 
tended, amongst others I should have endeavoured 
two things, one was to get if possibly I could, Letters 

3o8 Capt. Roger Jones. 

Patents for the high Sheriff's Place of our County, in 
fee or at least for life, the other to have acquainted 
the Bishop of London the advantages he might make 
in this part of his Diocess, by Probate of Wills, grant 
of Administrations charitable Dispositions of Intes- 
tates Estates and other things as appertains to his 
jurisdiction, what at present I suppose might be 
worth 5 or ^600 sterling p annum and in this grow- 
ing country will with it every year increase. Now 
Sr for the Sheriffs place to be granted in fee, has 
been antiently practiced in England, and in one 
County is still retained to the family of Cliffords and 
to this day is continued in the Kingdom of Scotland, 
therefore the proposal is not illegal, and I suppose 
might neither be improbable nor impossible to effect 
if it be not too much trouble to you and you see any 
likelyhood of effecting it. I desire you in my behalf 
to negotiate therein, and if can be performed though 
it be at the charge of 40-50 guineas, I will readily 
and thankfully repay them again. The other of the 
Bishops, can be no unwelcome news, nor make you 
unacceptable for the relations of it, if it be not laid 
hold of, but I suppose if should, you cannot miss for 
your Intelligence some mark of favour, if not some 
place of advantage (a great many of which profitable 
places I heartily wish you) besides the obligation it 
will be to the Country in General if this should give 
occasion to his Lordship's more intimate care of us, 
if this should give occasion of supplying us with 
plenty of able, and painful and sober Pastors which 

Capt, Roger Jones. 309 

at present now greatly wanting yourself is fully able 
to inform. Sr I know your skill and activity for 
business, therefore need not farther advise but if I 
were [to farther advise,] knowing your interest and 
acquaintance with my Lord Culpeper [,] I should ad- 
vise to consult him before you embark therein, whose 
great judgment and strong ability together with his 
great Interest is able both to advise and direct you 
in the management thereof to whom if I be not 
wholly forgotten, please to present my humble serv- 
ice and best wishes. 

By this trouble Sr you see I do not take your 
friendly letter merely complimental but really as it is 
writ and I am confident as you intend it and please 
readily to command anything that lyes in my power 
to serve you and you shall find it as readily obeyed by 

Sr Your Wmff . 
To Capt. Roger Jones at &c." 

From the above letter it appears that Capt. Roger 
Jones returned to England at a much earlier date 
than I had supposed. Copies of the York County 
records in the Virginia State Library contain a dec- 
laration of his intention to quit the colony, viz. : 

' ' These are to certifie whom it may concerne Y. 
Capt. Roger Jones & Mr. XXX Chisley intend God 
willing for Old England by the first Ships. 

January y^ 24th 1684-5" 

It will be seen that the second letter of Wm. Fitz- 
hugh was written after the time in which it was pos- 

3IO Capt. Roger Jones. 

sible for any of the things to have occurred which are 
referred to in the petition of the Governor and council 
against Capt. Roger Jones, except such cause of offense 
as may have been contained in his letter to Peter Perry, 
of which later. (See pp. 27-29.) Had they occurred, 
they must have been as fresh in the minds of people 
then as at any later date. His commission as captain 
of the small sloop or revenue cutter is dated May 28, 
1683, and in, I think, not longer than a year, and 
after Lord Culpeper's return to England during the 
same year, the Virginia council entered an order, 
which I have seen but can not turn to at present, in 
effect that the vessel employed by Lord Culpeper 
having failed to accomplish the purpose for which it 
was employed, is discharged. Hence Capt. Roger 
Jones was not employed in this service longer than a 
year. Nearly ten years later, and after he had been 
absent from the colony for seven years, these things 
were trumped up and recited in a petition, in an 
effort to disparage him, by Governor Nicholson and 
his subservient council — Francis Nicholson, the irate 
Lieutenant-governor, who towered in such fine frenzies 
when his imperious will was balked in any manner, 
and flew into such passions of violence and truculency 
that, because a young woman in the colony declined 
to marry him, he threatened to cut the throats of her 
father and brothers, the minister who should perform 
the ceremony, and the man to whom she should be 

Capt. Roge7' Jo7ies. 311 

In Lord Culpeper's report to the London Govern- 
ment, dated Sept. 20, 1683, we find what the duties 
of Roger Jones were as captain of the sloop, viz. : " I 
have given such particular instructions to the Captain 
Mr. Roger Jones both in relation to the o, 2, o, p. 
Hogs'hd, and the penny p. pound on Tobaccoe, that 
if pursued will either prevent Fraud, and soe be 
worth that way much more than the Charge [for the 
vessel, &c.] comes to, or else bring up Vessels and 
make seizures enough to reimburse it. * * * Besides 
these, and a great many other advantages, a good 
vessel will also restrayne the unbridled liberty of 
Privateers pyrates (for the most part) who have of 
late been troublesome there to the noe Small terror 
of the Inhabitants, and begin formidably to infest the 
Seas thereabouts, Even to the disturbance of the 
trade with England." It is evident from this that 
Capt. Roger Jones' active duties consisted primarily 
and principally, if not wholly, in faithfully collecting 
this two shillings per hogshead and penny per pound 
on all tobacco exported by the colonists, and that the 
"unlawful trading" which it was his first duty to 
suppress was that of the colonists themselves, who it 
is known did not hesitate to resort to every device to 
"smuggle" their tobacco out of the colony and cheat 
the Government out of its revenues. The duties of a 
revenue officer, at best, are not calculated to add 
greatly to his popularity with those who pay the rev- 
enue and feel that they have a moral right to cheat 
the Government when they can, and it would be truly 

-> 1 2 Capt. Roger Jones. 


interesting to know whether Capt. Jones did not incur 
the enmity of these tobacco lords rather by a too vigi- 
lant performance of his duties toward some of them 
than by any laxity of performance toward other 
"unlawful traders," who are sometimes invidiously 
called pirates by people who themselves were never 
quite above the suspicion of being in sympathy if not 
in complicity with them. The Randolph Manuscript 
contains the synopsis of a letter from the King to the 
Governor of Virginia, in 1687, which serves excellently 
well to illustrate the attitude of certain people toward 
piracy and largely discounts the virtuous indignation 
of the Lieutenant-governor and his council lest Capt. 
Roger Jones should have dealt too laxly with these 
"unlawful traders," to wit: "King James 2d sends 
his Letter to the Governor of Virginia dated 13 Octo- 
ber 1687 to this Effect Whereas we have received 
frequent Information from our Several Colonies and 
Plantations in America that instead of a due Prose- 
cution of Pirates that have been seized either upon 
the high Seas or upon Land, an unwarrantable prac- 
tice has been carried on to bring them immediately 
to their trials before any Evidence could be produced 
against them and such other Methods of like Nature 
have been used. Whereby the most notorious Pirates 
have, as it is well known by the facility or Partiality 
of the Judges been acquitted," &c. So the secret of 
their indignation could scarcely have been Capt. 
Jones' leniency to the pirates. 

Capt. Roger Jones. 313 

The statement in the petition that Lord Culpeper 
had endeavored to bring him to an account for any of 
his conduct is false on its face; for there was nothing 
to prevent his being brought to an account for any- 
thing of which he was suspected of being guilty, since 
he continued to reside at Green Springs, the colonial 
residence of Lord Culpeper, until his departure for 
England some years later. Did it happen, as Lord 
Culpeper appears to have anticipated, that in the 
discharge of his duties Capt. Jones found it necessary 
to "make seizures" or "bring up vessels" in which 
tobacco belonging to "influential citizens, "or may- 
hap some lordling of the council, was being smuggled 
through to escape payment of taxes ? And was it 
the stinging recollection of some such embarrassing 
experience that infuriated them so against him when, 
having been so vigilant in collecting taxes of them, 
and having finally quitted the colony forever, they 
learned that he had instructed his agent to take steps 
to avoid paying taxes on his property, which the Vir- 
ginia Government believed to be justly due it ? 
Whatever be the conjectures one's fancy may choose 
to indulge, it is certain that not a scintilla of evidence 
appears anywhere in support of one of these charges. 
Indeed it is difficult to see how by any use of language 
it is possible to dignify any of these things into 
"charges," for they do not appear in the petition as 
something for which anybody proposes to assume 
responsibility, not as something capable of proof or 
as to which an issue could be joined, but as something 

314 Capt. Roger Jones. 

which some nameless somebody is supposed to have 
reported ten years before. It is wholly improbable 
that either the Lieutenant-governor or any member of 
his council believed one of them to be true or to have 
any foundation in fact. It may be regarded as fortu- 
nate by those who think the incident worthy of fur- 
ther attention that the British Public Records Office, 
London, has preserved the contents of the petition, 
of Capt. Roger Jones' letter to Peter Perry, which is 
made the basis of their complaint by the petitioners, 
and the proceedings of the Lords of Trade and Plan- 
tations, whose duty it was to hear and dispose of the 
entire matter on its merits. Copies of these items 
were kindly furnished by Mr. Mcllwain of the Vir- 
ginia State Library, and are reproduced here for the 
convenience of the reader, to wit : 

"July 6. 2318. Lieut. Governor and Council of 
Virginia to Lords of Trade and Plantations. We 
beg to represent the danger and inconvenience to the 
Colony if ships be not suffered and encouraged to 
bring the ordinary supplies of goods at the usual 
times, otherwise the planters will be forced to manu- 
facture the things that they require and give up 
planting tobacco, which will diminish the King's rev- 
enue here and in England. If the distress for want 
of the usual clothing should be increased, the peace 
of the country will be endangered. We think that 
much might be remedied by suffering all ships for 
Virginia to proceed on their voyage early next fall, 

Capt. Roger Jo7ies. 315 

especially those from the North and West of Eng- 
land, which run least risk in coming out and supplied 
most of our goods last year. We must inform you 
also that we find the minds of the people much dis- 
turbed by false reports spread by residents in London 
(who pretend to have great credit with the Commis- 
sioners of Customs) that the Acts of this country are 
valid only for one year after passing, unless the royal 
assent to them has been given. Some have declared 
this to be the expressed opinion of the Commission- 
ers, who we are sure cannot have altered it. The 
busiest of these malicious persons is Captain Roger 
Jones, sometime a resident here but now of London, 
as enclosed letter shows (see No. 1979). He is a 
man who from nothing pretends to have risen in a 
few years to great estate, and as he left this country 
refusing to serve in any office or take any oath, we 
will inform you as to his character. He came out as 
a soldier under Lord Culpeper, and was by him made 
Captain of a small sloop which was manned to carry 
twelve men and crews in prevention of illicit traders. 
But having early learned to cheat, he never had 
more than eight men, though he received pay for 12, 
for which, as well as for entertaining pirates. Lord 
Culpeper tried to call him to account. This is the 
foundation of his great estate, this and his trade with 
the pirate Davies, to whom he is said to'have struck 
the King's colours. But seeing that he was one of 
themselves they dismissed him with a present of 
French wines, as was credibly reported at the time. 

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We beg you to take measures for suppressing these 
reports. Signed. Fr. Nicholson, William Byrd, 
Jno. Lear, Edw. Hill, Hen. Whitinge, E. Jennings, 
Chr. Robinson, Hen. Hartwell. " 

"1692. Jan. I. 1979. Roger Jones to Peter 
Perry. If the Government of Virginia insist on their 
duty on skins, and nothing is done on our behalf by 
the English government, order all our skins to be 
packed in hogsheads and keep them till further orders. 
The Commissioners of Customs have drawn up a 
very favorable report, so that we can draw out our 
goods. Besides, they have decided that no law is in 
force in the Colony for more than a year without the 
Royal Assent being then known, so that presumably 
all goods shipped after the expiration of a year from 
the date of the law will be exempt. However, use 
your own judgment. 1 am not for contending with 
any Government where there is any pretense of reg- 
ularity, though I would not lose my rights as a free 
English subject. Beaver is miserably low at 5s. and 
Cub not above 2s. 3d. per lb. Otter, unless very 
large and black, will not fetch above 4s. to 6s., not 
indeed the price of good raccoon, unless large and in 
prime. Tobacco also is miserably low. See that no 
more is sent. Signed. Roger Jones, i p. Cer- 
tificate added below to the genuineness of Roger 
Jones' hand. Signed. Pr. Perry, 7 July, 1692." 

"Sept. 19. 2481. Journal of Lords of Trade and 
Plantations. * * Letter from the Council of Virginia 

Capt, Roger Jones. 317 

of 6 July read (see 2318)- Ordered that Captain 
Jones do attend next meeting of Committee." 

"Sept. 19. 2485. Order of William Blathwayt for 
Capt. Ro^er Jones to be summoned to the meeting 
of Lords of Trade and Plantation on the 22nd of 

"Oct. 1 1. 2545. Journal of Lords of Trade and 
Plantations. * * * Captain Jones attended, and 
explaining that he intended nothing against the Gov- 
ernment of Virginia, was dismissed." 

And so the fiasco ended. Let us hope that nobody 
was hurt any worse than they appear to have been. 
In York Co. Records, 1684- 1685, there are various 
entries of judgments in favor of Roger Jones, of 
which I give three examples, to wit : 

"Judgment is granted Capt. Roger Jones against 
Alexander Anderson for the payment of One pound 
tenn shilhngs ster. to be paid according to. .. .spe- 
cialltie which he is ordered to pay with costs als. 
Execution " 

"An order against the Sher. is granted Capt. 
Roger Jones Assignee Mary Dyer for the non appear- 
ance of Xopher Hurt, returnable to the next court 
according to Law for Judgm't." 

"Judgment is granted Capt. Roger Jones against 
Mr. Willm. Clopton for the present paymn't of fouer 

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hundred Seaventy and one pounds of tobacco and 
cask, being in full ballance of acc'ts between them 
which he is ordered to pay with costs als. Ex'c." 

I have added one other letter from Wm. Fitzhugh, 
which, from the order of its succession among his 
published letters, was written in December, 1693. 
to wit : 

' ' Dear Sir : 

At James Town. I received about the 3d Nov'r 
and a small time after Capt. Brent and myself 
received the powers and Instructions from the Pro- 
prietor, of which we gave you an account, by Ship 
then ready to go out, which I hope by this time you 
have receiv'd. At my coming home which was about 
the last of Nov'r I received two more from you that 
came by Capt. Jones in the Davis of Bristol, wherein 
you are pleased to repeat your kindness in your Kind 
Recommends to the Proprietor, for which I heartily 
thank you, and shall endeavor to serve & accommo- 
date their Interest, (which really at present lyes 
under ver}^ great confusion & Distraction by reason 
of the incapacity of Coll. Ludwell's Deputy and the 
opposition of the Government very ill managed) that 
I hope they may suddenly reap profit thereby and 
yourself no disreputation for your kindness. As to 
Mr. Sherwood's business Capt. Brent & myself ap- 
peared for you in the General Court and cast him, 
making it manifest that the debt claimed by him was 

Capt. Roger Jones, 319 

never assumed by you by which means you are 
cleared from that clamour, but you had not so good 
success in Capt. Mason's business, the reasons I sup- 
pose Capt. Brent will write you at large; to that shall 
refer. As to shipping Tob'o we have not one London 
Ship in our whole River, so no possibility of getting 
freight, which I earnestly endeavoured but could not, 
Capt. Braines whom you depended upon for freight 
came no nearer us than James River, where Tob'o is 
not so scarce as to invite him to send up to us for 
Tob'o. We are just now fitting & Marshalling out 
our Receivers about the Quit Rents, and if we can 
get any Tob'o ready before Jones is full, shall endeav- 
our to get what we can in him and assign it to you ; 
this I don't absolutely say but only hope within this 
month or six weeks we shall be able to give them 
some account of their affairs, in which we have never 
been idle since empowered. When I have told you 
your success against Sherwood the Privateer's Ingrat- 
itude will better pass. Pray Sr by the first cpnven- 
iency let me have the happiness of hearing from you, 
as you may assure yourself you shall by all opportu- 
nitys. Pray in your next direct me where directly to 
direct to you. I am Your Wff. 

To Capt. Roger Jones." 

320 Col, Frederick Jones. 



The book, as at first published, contained all the 
information I then possessed of either this gentleman 
or his descendants, and I had apparently exhausted 
every avenue of information open to me. It was not 
until many years later that I came into communica- 
tion with sources from which I gradually collected 
the new matter contained in this Supplement. As 
previously stated, in a deed of release executed by 
him to his brother Thomas, dated July 20, 1708, in 
which he releases his interest in 640 acres of land in 
New Kent County, he is described as "Frederick 
Jones of the County of James City Gent." The 
Colonial Records of North Carolina show that he 
was in that State as early as July, 1703, when he 
was referred to as "Mr. Fred'k Jones Late of Lon- 
don." Th.t North Carolina Historical and Genealog- 
ical Register, by Hathaway, notes a record of sever- 
al suits pending in the courts of that State at an early 
date, in which he appears as plaintiff. Thus: (Feb., 
1702-3) "Mr. Fred'k Jones of James City County in 
Virginia als Mr. Fred Jones and Company Mer- 
chants in London against Thomas Dereham of Pam- 
lico in y^ County of Bath in y^ Government of North 
Carolina in an action," &c. Again (1697): "Fred- 
erick Jones and Julius Deeds, Merchants of London, 

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Assignees of Robert Harrison of York Co., Va.," 
against Wm. Duckinfield. Various patents for land, 
embracing several thousand acres, were granted to 
him in North Carolina, and in a division of some of 
this land among his descendants as late as 1805, 
there are references to "a patent granted to Freder- 
ick Jones, called South Wales. " He may have called 
it South Wales because his ancestors originally came 
from that section of Wales. As late as 17 10, his 
name continues to appear as one of the vestry of old 
Bruton Church at Wilhamsburg, but it is probable 
that about this time he located permanently in North 
Carolina. We do not know when or where he mar- 
ried, whether in England, Virginia, or North Caro- 
lina. His coat-of-arms found on his will, 1722, im- 
pale Harding, and his eldest son was named Wm. 
Harding, from which it is strongly to be inferred that 
he married *Jane Harding. His eldest daughter 

*Several years prior to his death, Mr. J. R. B. Hathaway, a genealo- 
gist, of Edenton, N. C, called ray attention to the record of a deed exe- 
cuted by Fred'k Jones in 1720-1, to his "grandson" Alexander Cotton, 
for eight hundred acres of land on which his father, John Cotton, then 
resided, and when recently in Edenton I examined carefully the record 
of this deed and came to the conclusion that the recorder of the deed, in 
copying it on the record, had mistaken the words "godson" in the orig- 
inal deed for "grandson," The record recites a consideration of seventy 
pounds paid by John Cotton, the father, and conveys the land to John 
Cotton and his wife, Martha Cotton, during their joint lives and the life 
of the survivor, remainder to Alexander Cotton, son of the said John and 
Martha Cotton. It nowhere refers to the wife as a daughter of the 
grantor, which it almost certaiuly would have done if she had been his 
daughter, and in every respect appears to have been a conveyance as 
much for the benefit of John Cotton as for the benefit of his wife. In 
John Cotton's will, which I also examined at Raleigh, he mentions his 
children, none of whom bore names common in the Jones family, and 
mentions several "younger children," but does not include Alexander as 
one of them, and there is nothing to indicate that he had been previous- 
ly married or that his wife Martha was not the mother of all of his ten 

322 Col. Frederick Jones. 

was named Jane. I recently (Feb., 191 1) saw his 
original will in the Secretary of State's office at Ra- 
leigh and with a good magnifying glass carefully ex- 
amined the seal impression of his coat-of-arms. The 
impression of his arms on the will proper is remarka- 
bly clear and perfectly preserved, even to the ex- 
tent of showing the expression on the children's 
faces, and showing that the halftone picture of it in 
the book is an exact reproduction of the seal im- 
pression. The codicil was apparently stamped with 
the same seal, but the impression is so defaced by the 
blistering and chipping off of the wax that none of the 
figures are discernible and scarcely more than some 
of the scroll work remains to indicate that it was so 
stamped. Both he and his brother Thomas of Vir- 
ginia, like their father before them, were active men 
from the time they landed in the colony of Virginia 
in 1702. In 1705, by act of the Colonial Council of 
Virginia, he is named with Governor Nott, Edmund 
Jennings, Philip Ludwell, William Byrd, Benjamin 
Harrison, Jr., Henry Tyler, David Bray, Archibald 
Blair, &c. , "to direct and order the laying-out of 

or twelve children. His will was probated in 1728. If Martha, the wife, 
had been a daughter of Fred'k Jones, it is improbable that he would 
have singled out one of his grandchildren and made no mention of or 
provision for the others, but this might very well have been the case if 
Alexander were his godson and the seventy pounds paid as a considera- 
tion was meant to reduce the value of the gift to him to an estate in re- 
mainder. It is improbable that Fred'k Jones had two daughters living 
named Martha, and it is certain that John Cotton's wife could not have 
been the only Martha mentioned as a child in Fred'k Jones' will; for she 
was a mere child when her father died, in 1722, and was still a mere 
child, at school in Williamsburg, several years afterward. The Cotton 
or Gotten family, for it is supposed to be the same name, are reputed to 
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lots and streets ' and establish rules "for the more 
regular and orderly building of the houses "in Williams- 
burg. His name appears frequently in the Colonial 
Records of North Carolina. In 1711 he was a 
member of the Colonial Assembly of North Carolina. 
Again, November 17, 1715, members of the Assem- 
bly: "In the Lower House — Edward Moseley, 
Esq., Speaker, Capt. Fred. Jones, Capt. Nicho. 
Crisp, Capt. Henry Bonner, Major Robt. West," 
&c. In 1712 his house was attacked by the Tusca- 
rora Indians, as appears in a letter from President 
Pollock to the Governor of South Carolina (Pollock's 
Letter Book), to wit: "The Indians lately have killed 
one man (at) Readings Fort; and to the number 
of about 200 of them assaulted it, but were beaten 
off with the loss of about five of their men, and did 
little damage, only burned a sloop that lay by the 
fort. Likewise some of them have burnt the houses 
upon four plantations towards the mouth of Pamtico 
River, and attacked Capt. Jones' house, but were 
beat off, none killed of our people." A picture show- 
ing the site of his house, a few hundred yards from 
the Bay and close to the present town of Edenton, 
appears in the book. On January 21, 1 715-16, Gov- 
ernor Eden, Governor-General, &c., of North Caro- 
lina, and his Council of State met at "the house of 
Capt. Fred'k Jones in Chowan." 

"Att a Council holden," &c., &c., "on Thursday 
y^ 15th day of November, 1716. 

324 Col. Frederick Jones. 

"Cap'n Frederick Jones presented to this Board a 
deputacon from Lady Blake Guardian of Joseph 
Blake one of the True and Absolute Lds proprietors 
of Carolina thereby appointing him to be Dep'y to 
y^ said Joseph Blake which was read allowed and 
ordered to be recorded, 

"Then the said Capt. Fred'k Jones took and sub- 
scribed the Severall Oathes by law appointed to be 
taken for his Qualifycation and tooke his place at y^ 
Board Accordingly." He was still a Deputy and 
met with the Board as late as May 27, 17 19. 

From Pollock's Letter Book, February 10, 17 17- 
18: "Yours of the 4th instant came to hand the 
loth and Capt. Jones had been over here the day be- 
fore with two proclamations for liberty of exporting 
grain" (wheat). Council Meeting, Oct. 30, 17 18: 
" It is therefore Ordered that ffred Jones Esqr Coll 
William Reed and Capt. Richd Sanderson or any 
two of them be and are hereby appointed Commis- 
sioners for that purpose [to adjust the dividing line 
between Virginia and North Carolina] who with the 
Suveyor General on the loth of May next ensuing are 
to proceed to lay out a line between the two Govern- 
ment agreeable and according to the Instruments 
Signed by both Governors afors'd." * * * 

"Att a Council holden at the house of Mr. Chief 
Justice Jones, December 30, 1718. 

"Ordered the Secretary prepare a Letter to be 
sent to the Lords Prop'trs for recommending Fred'k 
Jones, Esqr. to be Chief Justice of this province." 

Col. Frederick Jones. 325 

He continued to be Chief Justice of North Carolina 
until, apparently, his health began to decline, for his 
will is dated April 9, 1722, and he died prior to 
July 7th following, and was succeeded by Chief Justice 
Gale in March, 1722. He succeeded Tobias Knight 
as Chief Justice, who had been removed because of 
his suspected complicity in the piracies of Teach, the 
notorious Black Beard. He passed freely back and 
forth between North Carolina and Virginia. Like 
his brother Thomas, of Virginia, he appears to have 
been a supporter of Gov. Spotswood's administration, 
and may have been instrumental in inducing that ex- 
ecutive to interfere in behalf of North Carolina inter- 
ests, the coast of which was then greatly infested with 
pirates. It was this Governor that sent Lieut. May- 
nard and his boats around, in 17 18, and killed Black 
Beard and captured most of his crew. He was ac- 
tive in the Indian wars, and about this time his name 
begins to appear in official correspondence as Capt. 
Fred'k Jones. In Gov. Pollock's letters his name 
frequently appears. In one of his letters to Gov. 
Spotswood, in 1712, referring to an important matter 
connected with the conduct of the Indian war, he 
says, "of which Capt. Jones can give the best ac- 
count." His wife died in 1719, as appears from the 
following entry on the records : ' 'At a Court of Oyer 
and Terminer held at the Court House in Chowan 
Presinct, March 31st, 17 19. Chief Justice Fred'k 
Jones absent on account of the death of his Lady. " 
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2 6 Col. Frederick Jones. 

death, a valuable landed estate in King William 
County, Virginia, which was purchased of his sons by 
his brother Thomas. It is certain that his children 
were all minors at the time of his death. Two of 
his daughters, Martha and Rebecca, appear to have 
been very young at that time. All three of his sons 
were at school in Williamsburg in 1719, as may be 
seen in the facsimile of an account for books furnish- 
ed them while at school. The sons continued at 
school in Virginia, the girls were brought there soon 
after their father's death, and all continued to live in 
Virginia for several years. Martha and Rebecca 
boarded with Mrs. Benj. Weldon, who seems to have 
had them in especial charge, and in the account of 
her or her husband, presented in 1727 for boarding 
them from Nov. 20, 1724, is this item, "To my 
Journey to North Carolina to bring the children to 
Virga." Among our family papers are several ac- 
counts against the "Estate of Col. Fred'k Jones" for 
goods furnished the children, in Virginia, one as late 
as 1728, and the items appearing against Martha and 
Rebecca are always charged as ' ' childs stockings, " 
"girles Shoes" to "Martha" and "Rebecca," while 
Jane is charged with "womens Shoes" and is referred 
to as "Miss Jenny," or rather " Mrs." Jenny. In an 
account for 1726 there is a single item of "6 Pair of 
Womens Lamb Gloves p Mrs Jenny"; while, about 
the same time, Wm. Harding, the eldest son, had 
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Many years later, Jane was to become the wife of 
Mr. Speaker Swann, one of the most considerable 
men in the colony of North Carolina, and still many 
years later was to be written of by him as "one of 
the best of wives." It does not appear when they 
returned to North Carolina. In the summer of 1728, 
Fred'k was visiting in England, and Bristol seems 
to have been his base. The oldest child of their 
uncle Thomas in Virginia was not born until Christ- 
mas day, 1726, and was doubtless too much preoc- 
cupied with his own immediate affairs to give his 
cousins the attention due them. 

Chief Justice Jones lived and died at his home 
called " Hayes," just out of Edenton, on that part of 
Albemarle Sound known as Edenton Bay, the tract 
containing twelve hundred acres and forming a pen- 
insula almost entirely surrounded by water and sepa- 
rated from the town site by a narrow stream known 
as Queen Anne's Creek. He purchased it of Ed- 
ward Smith wick, 1703-5, and in his will devised it to 
his eldest son, Wm. Harding Jones, who, dying 
without issue, it passed, under the entail, to his 
brothers, Frederick and Thomas. Thomas and 
Harding Jones, the latter being the only surviving 
heir of Frederick, sold Hayes in 1757, having ob- 
tained an act of the Legislature docking the entail, 
reserving, however, "one eighth part of an acre in- 
cluding in the middle or center thereof the burying 
place or graves of the ancestors or family of the said 
Thos. Jones and Harding Jones." In 1765 it came 

328 Col. Frederick Jones. 

into the possession of Gov. Samuel Johnston who, 
in 1 80 1, built the present beautiful residence on it, 
near the site of the old building. I recently visited 
Hayes and found, as the present owner, Mr. Wood, 
had written me, that the foundation outlines of the 
old house are still plainly visible and indicate that it 
must have been a considerable mansion. It is still 
known by its old name, Hayes, and is regarded as 
being one of the most interesting of the historic homes 
of the South. While in Edenton, accompanied by a 
local photographer I crossed the little bridge that spans 
Queen Anne's Creek and obtained a photograph, 
from which the halftone print in the book was made, 
which shows the cluster of trees, mostly cedars, that 
marks the exact site of old Hayes, the frame over 
the old well, and a glimpse of Edenton Bay, four or 
five hundred yards distant. 

Issue of (3) Frederick^ and Jane (Harding) 



(5) William'* Harding Jones, who was educated 
at Williamsburg, Va., and married, most likely in 

North Carolina, Ann ? When I stated 

elsewhere that he was probably educated in New 
England, I evidently confused him with his nephew, 
Harding Jones. He was at school in WiUiamsburg 
as late as 1728, and died without surviving issue in 
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Col. Frederick Jones. 329 

his father's will. His will, which I recentl}^ saw in 
the Secretary of State's office at Raleigh, is sealed 
with a coat-of-arms, but only the outlines of the 
lower part of the shield is discernible, which in shape 
and size is the same with that on his father's will. 
He devised to his wife four thousand acres of land on 
Roanoke River in Bertie Precinct, besides a life 
estate in the ' ' house and plantation whereon I now 
live " — and other property, ' ' Excepting y^ family 
pictures and Coat of Arms which I give to my well 
beloved brother Frederick Jones." The family pic- 
tures possibly included the picture of his grandfather, 
Capt. Roger Jones, which the latter devised to his 
son Frederick. 

(6) Frederick'' Jones. In Colonial Records his 
name appears among the members of the Assembly 
that met at Newbern, Feb. 6, 1738 ; and, again, he 
appears as one of the justices of the peace for Chowan 
County, in 1739. He died intestate, leaving a wife, 
Mary, who it is supposed was a daughter of the elder 
Jeremiah Vail, and two sons, (448) Harding^ Jones 
and (449) Frederick^ Jones. His widow married 
William Wilson, by whom she had a daughter, 
Elizabeth, who married Richard Spaight and became 
the mother of Richard Dobbs Spaight, the first native 
of North Carolina to become Governor of his State. 
As the widow of Wm. Wilson, on Jan. 4, 1747, this 
lady, who must have been an attractive woman to 
have married so often and so worthily, entered into 

330 Col. Frederick Jones. 

a marriage contract with "Roger Moore Esqr. of 
New Hanover County, " whom she accordingly mar- 
ried, which recites that ' ' Whereas the said Mary also, 
as administratrix of her former Husband Frederick 
Jones Gent., and as executrix of her late Husband 
William Wilson Esqr., as also in her own Right, and 
as guardian of her children, is possessed of other 
valuable estate, " etc. In an instrument dated Sept. 
29, 1759. her name appears as "Mary Moore of 
Craven County, widow"; and in a deed of 1763, she 
refers to herself as ' ' Mary Moore widow and Relict 
of Roger Moore Esqr. Deceased." I suppose this 
was Roger Moore of Orton, who is sometimes referred 
to as " King " Roger. We have an account of the 
entertainment afforded at Orton, given by a young 
English gentleman who visited the Cape Fear settle- 
ment in 1734, to wit : "We dined there [old Bruns- 
wick] that afternoon./ Mr. Roger Moore, hearing we 
had come, was so kind as to send fresh horses for us 
to come up to his house, which we did and were 
kindly received by him, he being the chief gentleman 
in all Cape Fear. His house is built of brick and 
exceedingly pleasantly situated about two miles from 
the town and about half a mile from the river." 

In 1756, (16) Frederick Jones of Virginia went to 
North Carolina to visit his cousins, and while in New- 
bern wrote a letter to his mother in Virginia, describ- 
ing his visit and the reception he received at the 
hands of his kinspeople, in which he says : "The 
Governor is a very agreeable well bred Gentleman. 

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(3) Col. Fred'k Jones' three sons, then at school in Williamsburg. Va. 

Concluded on page 332. 

Col. Frederick Jones . 331 

I have had the honour of dining with him several 
times, & am by Invitation with Mrs. Moore's Family 
to pay him a Visit to morrow ; they are very intimate 
and as her Family are principal People here ; have 
met with a vast deal of Civility & been kindly treated 
& entertained by the best Gentlemen in the place. 
* * * Mrs. Moore's Daughter (Miss Wilson) was 
married about a fortnight before I got into Newbern 
to an Irish Gentleman without a Fortune; she is sup- 
pos'd to be worth fifteen Thousand Pounds Sterling 
at the most moderate Computation ; Her Mother & 
the Family were very much against it, but as her 
Fortune was at her own disposal she imprudently 
declared she would have him & 'twas not in their 
Power to prevent it." The " Irish Gentleman " was 
the Hon. Richard Spaight, and from this marriage 
descended two governors of North Carolina, both 
named Richard Dobbs Spaight. 

II. (449) Fredericks Jones, the younger of the sons, 
never married. He died early, and in his will, which 
begins, "I, Frederick Jones of Craven County, 
Gentle.," devised his property to his mother and 

I. (448) Hardings Jones, the elder son, graduated 
from Yale College in 1756, and on Oct. 17th of that 
year married Mary, daughter of Captain John Whit- 
ing of Middleton and Newport, Rhode Island, and 
his wife Phebe Greenman, then the widow of Amos 
Hallam. Among the various provisions of his will, 
which begins, 'T, Harding Jones, of Craven County, 

332 Col. Frederick Jones. 

in North Carolina, Gentleman," this item appears : 
"Also I give my Family Pictures and Coat of Arms to 
the Eldest Son of my Uncle Thomas Jones." 
(i6) Frederick Jones in his letter of 1756, to which I 
have referred, says: "My Cousin Harding has just 
returned from New England (where he has been for 
Education several years past) with a very agreeable 
fine young Woman to his Wife." This was Mary 
Whiting. There is a college sketch of him in Dex- 
ter's Yale Biographies and Anjials, which, in part, 
says: " Harding Jones is said by President Stiles to 
have been 'descended of an honorable and opulent 
Family in (Newbern). North Carolina'; and the same, 
author, who was his tutor in College, testified of him 
that ' Gravity and Sobriety were his natural char- 
acteristics — addicted to no Vice — a man of Probity 
and Virtue' * * * He was naturally of a Slender 
Constitution, and after a long struggle with Consump- 
tion he died at Newport on April 15, 1759, at the age 
of 20." His age is somewhat understated in the 
sketch. At the time of his death he had but the one 
child, (450) Mary*^ Jones, mentioned in his will, but 
in a codicil of the same date he provides for the 
possible birth of a posthumous child, which should 
share jointly and equally in the property left to his 
daughter. This child, a son, was born, was named 
(451) Frederick^ Harding Jones, and by that name 
was baptized in Rhode Island, as the following record 
shows {Rhode Island Vital Records, Vol. 8, p. 447): 

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Col. Frederick Jones. 333 

"Jones Frederick Harding — of Harding & 
Mary Jones. May 4, 1760." 

On Dec. 5, 1761, his widow executed a power of 
attorney to her father, "John Whiting of New Port 
aforesaid Gentleman," which begins, " I Mary Jones 
of New Port in the County of Newport, in the Col- 
ony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, 
widow," and authorizes him to transact all of her 
business in North Carolina. Shortly afterward, John 
Whiting appointed John Fonville of Craven County, 
N, C, attorney in his stead. On Sept. 14, 1764, 
she had become the wife of "Richard Ellis of New- 
bern, Merchant"; and on Feb. 21, 1767, they join in 
a lease for twelve years of land belonging to the 
estate of her former husband — "between Richard 
Ellis, Esqr. of Newbern and Mary his wife widow & 
Relict of Harding Jones Esqr. late of Craven County 
in said Province Deceased & Mother & guardian of 
Mary Jones a minor only Daughter & Heir of the 
said Harding Jones," of the one part. Professor 
Dexter writes me that she died, as Mrs. Ellis, in 
Newbern, in December, 1784. 

The daughter, (450) Mary^ Jones, became the 
second wife of Gov. Abner Nash and bore him sev- 
eral children of whom Chief Justice Frederick Nash 
was one. An obligation submitted to me by Mr. 
Frank Nash of Hillsboro, dated June 19, 1776, re- 
cites that "Whereas Disputes were likely to arise 
between the said Richard Ellis & Mary his wife on 

334 ^0^' Frederick Jones. 

the one part, and Abner Nash Esqr. and Mary his 
wife on the other part, of an concerning the property 
of certain negroe Slaves late the property of Freder- 
ick Jones Esqr. of this Craven County deceased," &c. 
Gov. Nash's will, executed during his last illness, is 
dated New York, Nov. 22, 1786. A deed recorded 
at Newbern recites that an execution against his 
estate had been levied on certain slaves "in no ways 
liable for the debts of their father," and names the 
children to whom they belonged, viz.: (452) Ann^ 
Nash, (453) Betsey^ Nash, (454) Frederick^ Nash, 
(455) Fanny7 Nash, and (456) Maria^ Nash. These 
were evidently all the children of his second wife. 
In 1788 (450) Mary Jones Nash, widow, married 
David Witherspoon, son of Dr. John Witherspoon of 
Princeton, the "Signer," and by him had one child, 
(457) John, 7 who, like his grandfather, became a dis- 
tinguished Presbyterian divine. The marriage con- 
tract is dated Sept. 28, 1788, between "David 
Witherspoon of the town of New Bern, attorney at 
law, " and ' ' Mary Nash of the aforesaid place widow. " 
The nuncupative will of Mrs. Mary Witherspoon 
was admitted to probate at Newbern, Feb. 5, 1800, 
the witnesses being John C. Osborne and D. Wither- 
spoon, the clerk certifying that it was reduced to 
writing within three days after testator's death. 
David Witherspoon's will is dated Oct. 24, 180 1, at 
Princeton, New Jersey, and certified to North Caro- 
lina for record — gives "to my son John, one Silver 
Tea Urn marked with the initials of his grandfather 

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(3) Col. Fred'k Jones' three sons, then at school in Williamsburg, Va. 

Col. Frederick Jones. 335 

and grandmother's name 'J. E. W.'" — nephew John 
Witherspoon Ramsey — to the Royal Arch Chapter in 
New Bern "my double Barreled Pistols" — to Fred- 
erick Nash my best gun — to Fanny Nash my horse 
Bradock — friends Benj. Wood, Doctor Osborne, Rev. 
Thos. Irving — "as soon as the childrens' division of 
land takes place & my sons negroes can be settled on 
his share so as to produce him a sufficient income at 
princeton." In July, 18 15, Mrs. Witherspoon's land 
was allotted to her children as follows : To Miss Ann 
Nash, Pembroke plantation and adjoining land, 644 
acres, and 500 pounds to make her equal ; to Mrs. 
Elizabeth S. Ogden, Silver Springs plantation, 1066 
acres, in Jones County, one of its lines runs "to the 
back line of a patent granted to Frederick Jones 
called South Wales "; to Miss Maria Nash, 986 acres, 
in Jones County, "to the back line of the South 
Wales patent"; to John Witherspoon, 985 acres, in 
Jones County ; to Frederick Nash, 2200 acres, in 
Jones County. Fanny Nash had probably died in 
the meantime. 

What became of (451) Frederick^ Harding Jones, 
son of Harding Jones ? No trace of him, by that 
name, has been found since his baptism in New 
England in 1760. His mother married again, cer- 
tainly as early as 1 764, and went to Hve with her new 
husband in the distant State of North Carolina, taking 
the daughter with her; did she leave the son in New 
England to be reared and finally adopted by its 
grandparents under the name Frederick Jones Whit- 

336 Col. Frederick Jones. 

ing ? (45 1 ) Frederick Harding Jones was a grandson of 
Capt. John Whiting, and we know that Frederick 
Jones Whiting was also a grandson and was born 
July 5, 1759, which might well be the date of the 
birth of Harding Jones' posthumous son. Did Capt.' 
Whiting have two grandsons, about the same age, 
one named Frederick Harding Jones, the other 
Frederick Jones Whiting ? (See introductory letter 
to this Supplement.) Frederick Jones Whiting en- 
listed in the Revolutionary army, from Rhode Island, 
Oct. 1777, in Capt. Abner Robinson's company. In 
1780 he was a lieutenant of dragoons in a Connecticut 
company of which Capt. Nathaniel Wells of Windham 
was captain, and on Dec. 10, 1780, he and his cap- 
tain were taken prisoners by the British near Horse- 
neck. He is mentioned by Lossing as one of the 
officers present at Baron Steuben's headquarters 
when Washington signed the charter of the order of 
the Cincinnati. 


(7) Thomas* Jones, of New Hanover County, 
married Margaret, daughter of Col. Maurice Moore 
and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Major Alexander 
LiUington and his second wife, Elizabeth Cooke. 
Col. Moore was her third husband. (7) Thomas 
Jones left three sons and six daughters and a large 
estate in lands, slaves, bonds, and money. His will 
begins, "I Thomas Jones of New Hanover County 
in the Province aforesaid. Gentleman, " is dated Jany. 
5, 1762, mentions his children by name, and ap- 

Col. Frederick Jones. 337 

points as his executors his friends and sons-in-law, 
Geo. Moore, Thos. Merrick, and Job Howe. Devises 
to his children certain property, "Except the family 
pictures and Coat of Arms which I give to my son 
Frederick. " Also, ' ' I give and bequeath to my said 
son Frederick Jones my clock. Gun, Sword, Hangers, 
& Buckles, & my silver shoe buckles, knee buckles & 
stock buckle." 

I. (458) Frederick^ Jones, evidently the eldest son, 
married Sarah, daughter of his brother-in-law, Geo. 
Moore, and his first wife, Mary Ashe, sister of Gov. 
Samuel and Gen. John Ashe. In his will Geo. 
Moore mentions his daughter Sarah Jones, makes 
"Frederick Jones, Junior," one of several executors, 
the active execution of the will being assumed by him 
and testator's son, John Baptista Moore. There is 
a deed of conveyance to part of Geo. Moore's estate 
"between Fred'k Jones the Younger of New Hanover 
County, Esqr. and Sarah his wife, and John Baptista 
Moore and the said Frederick Jones as acting exec- 
utors of the last will and testament of Geo. Moore 
late," &c., of the one part. His name is often written 
in the records Fred'k Jones, Junior, or ' ' the Younger, " 
to distinguish him from (16) Frederick, son of Thomas 
of Va., who is designated Fred'k Jones, Senior. In 
his will, which was probated Jany. , 1791, he gives all 
of his property to his wife. 

II. (459) Thos. 5 Jones married Mary, daughter of 
Maurice Moore, son of Nathaniel Moore and nephew 
of Col. Maurice Moore. The Moore family was one 

338 Col. Frederick Jones. 

of the wealthiest and most distinguished of the North 
Carohna famihes and came originally from South 
Carolina. Thos. Jones' name appears in conveyances 
of property as late as 1778, but I can not find what 
became of him or whether he left descendants. 
However, I had the same difficulty regarding his 
brother Maurice until quite recently. He may have 
been the Thos. Jones who was sheriff of New Han- 
over in 1779. 

ni. (460) Maurice^ Jones, youngest son of (7) 
Thomas, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jehu Davis 
(son of Jehu) and his wife, Elizabeth Eagles. His 
residence was called "Rocky Run" — see Waddell's 
History of New Hanover. His children were : I 
(461) Margaret^ Jones, who married Richard Eagles 
and had issue, (462) Richard^ W. Eagles, (463) 
Nancy^ Eagles who married Jacob Brewster, and 
(464) Margaret" Eagles who married John Brewster ; 
and n (465) Sarah^ Julia Jones, who was the second 
wife of Dr. Nathaniel Hill, a distinguished physician 
and graduate of Edinburgh. They lived at Rocky 
Run. He was a brother of John Hill, who married 
(205) Elizabeth, daughter of (16) Fred'k Jones. In 
his will, dated Jany. i, 1842, he gives to "my be- 
loved wife Sarah Julia Hill all my Rocky Run land 
including Creeke & Hall, containing five hundred 
acres more or less," and other lands ; "also all the 
negroes I received upon my intermarriage with her. " 
He mentions two daughters and a son Nathaniel 
Maurice Hill and several grandchildren, but it is 

Col. Frederick Jones. 339 

probable that the daughters were children of his first 
wife. His widow never married. Her will was pro- 
bated March, 1855, in which, among other provisions, 
she gives her grandniece, Margaret Jones Brewster, 
#500 to be paid to her annually while she remains 
single, and $500 to help her prepare for her wedding 
if she marries. Mentions her nephew Richard W. 
Eagles, her son Nathaniel M. Hill, and his son 
Nathaniel Moore Hill. It appears, then, that she 
left but the one child, (466) Nathaniel Maurice Hill, 
who had a son (467) NathanieP Moore Hill. 

IV. (468) Margaret^ Jones married 

Moore, and was a widow, Jany. 5, 1762, the date of 
her father's will, in which she is mentioned as "my 
daughter Margaret Moore, widow." 

V. (469) Elizabeth^ Jones married Thos. Merrick 
and had two daughters, (470) Sarah^ Merrick, the 
elder, and (471) Dorothy^ Merrick. His will was 
probated September, 1767, in which he gives to his 
wife Elizabeth, "during her widowhood, " the plan- 
tation whereon "I now live called Richland" — prop- 
erty left to his daughters, to be divided between them 
when "my daughter Sally" arrives at the age of 
eighteen — if both daughters should die before mar- 
riage or arrival at the age of eighteen, all the property 
left them to go to his wife for life, and then to "my 
Godson Maurice Jones son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. 
Margaret Jones." His widow, (469) Elizabeth^ Jones, 
married, 2nd, Gov. Samuel Ashe and had several 
children, only one of whom, (472) Thomas^ Ashe, 

340 Col. Frederick Jones. 

arrived at the age of maturity. (472) Thos/ Ashe 
married Sophia, daughter of Jehu Davis, and they 
had (473) PaschaP Paoh Ashe, who married Ehza- 
beth, daughter of Col. W. F. Strudwick, and left 
many descendants, among them (474) Dr. Williams^ 
Cincinnatus Ashe of Alabama, and (475) Hon. Thos.^ 
S. Ashe of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. 
(See Wheeler's Reminiscences.^ 

VI. (476) Jane^ Jones married Job Howe, son of 
Job and brother of Gen. Robert Howe, of the Revo- 
lution. His will, probated in 1803, mentions children, 
Jobe, Thomas, Robert, Margaret, Martha, Mary, and 
Elizabeth. The will of his son Thos. C. Howe 
mentions his mother Jane Howe, sisters Margaret, 
Mary, Elizabeth, and brother Robert. I infer that 
the children not mentioned by Thos. C. Howe were 
of a former marriage, as the father is said to have 
been previously married. I therefore give the chil- 
dren of (476) Janes Jones Howe as follows: I (477) 
Thos.' C. Howe, H (478) Margaret^ Howe, HI 
(479) Mary' Howe, IV (480) Elizabeth' Howe, V 
(481) Robert' Howe. This name is sometimes writ- 
ten Hows and Howes in early records. 

VII. (482) Sarah^ Jones married Geo. Moore of 
Morefields, only child of Roger Moore, "King" 
Roger of Orton, and his first wife. Miss Raynes. 
As he was twice married and both wives left children, 
I have no means of separating the children of one 
wife from the children of the other. In his will, 
dated March 20, 1778, he mentions his sons, George, 

Col. Frederick Jones. 341 

John Baptista, James, Thomas, WilHam Harding, 
and Frederick — daughters, Sarah Jones, Margaret 
and Martha Moore — "my daughter Mary Davis" — 
son-in-law Thos. Hooper — "wife Sarah Moore Exec- 
utrix and Guardian to all her children, together with 
my beloved friends Samuel Ashe, Frederick Jones 
Senior, Frederick Jones Junior, and my two sons 
George and John Baptista Moore, executors," &c. 
The extent to which persons who married into this 
Jones family adopted their Christian names for their 
children and the persistency of these names, espe- 
cially the name Frederick, in these families to the 
present time is a noticeable fact. 

VHL (483) Martha^ Jones and IX (484) Mary^ 
Jones, daughters of (7) Thos. Jones, mentioned in 
his will as being under age. Nothing further is known 
of either of them. 


(8) Jane'* Jones, eldest daughter of (3) Freder- 
ick Jones, as stated elsewhere, married Speaker 
Samuel Swann, "a distinguished lawyer," who, 
Wheeler says in his Reminiscences, was ' ' the greatest 
man of his name." He was son of Samuel Swann, 
Collector of her Majesty's Customs in Roanoke, by 
his second wife, Elizabeth, widowed daughter of 
Major Alexander Lillington, and who later became 
the wife of Col. Maurice Moore. Mr. Speaker Swann's 
residence, on Cape Fear River not far from Wilming- 
ton, was called "The Oak." His brother John's 
plantation, called "Swann's Point," some two miles 

342 Col. Frederick Jones. 

from Wilmington, was near and west of "y* Oak." 
John, called Lawyer John, married Ann, daughter of 
' ' King " Roger Moore, and died childless. A sister, 
Elizabeth, married John Baptista Ashe. Sarah, 
another sister, married Thos. Jones, a distinguished 
lawyer of Virginia, and member of the old Peter 
Jones family. There were several half-brothers and 
sisters by the father's first marriage with Sarah 
Drummond. Of Mr. Speaker Swann's residence, 
The Oak, Hon. A. M. Waddell in his history of New 
Hanover says : ' ' His residence was the finest on 
the Cape Fear"; and adds in a foot-note: "A gen- 
tleman who visited the ruins of this house more than 
fifty years ago, in a private letter to the writer of 
these pages, says : ' It must have been one of the 
finest residences in America. * * * The stairs were 
mahogany. * * * The elegance one could trace in 
the ruins amazed me.'" In our collection of family 
letters there are several from him to his wife's uncle, 
(4) Col. Thomas Jones of Va., two of which are 
copied in the Appendix. His will, probated April, 
1774, is on record at Wilmington, in which he men- 
tions granddaughters Rebecca Jones, Jane Jones, Ann 
Jones, grandsons Frederick Jones and John Swann 
Jones — granddaughter Emelia Swann — son Samuel 
Swann and daughter Jane Jones, negroes to be equally 
divided between them — three youngest daughters of 
my daughter Jane Jones — to wife Jane, plantation 
whereon I now live and also plantation called Legre, 
during widowhood and no longer — " plantation and 

Col. Frederick Jones. 343 

land whereon my late brother, John Svvann, dwelt 
at the time of his decease, & which were by the last 
will & testament of my said brother given and devised 
after the death of his wife (since deceased) to my 
said grandson John Swann Jones, upon condition 
that he doth live to the age of twenty one years and 
will change his surname to Swann." They had only 
the two children, I (9) Jane^ Swann, and II (10) 
Samuel^ Swann. 

I. (9) Jane5 Swann married her cousin, (16) Fred- 
erick Jones of Virginia, a full account of whose de- 
scendants is given elsewhere. Her will, dated Feb. 
2, 1800, probated March, 1801, is of record at Wil- 
mington. In it she provides that she shall be buried 
near her husband and that her executors shall erect 
"a neat tomb stone over their joint graves" and 
• ' procure such part of the Grave Yard at the Oak 
Plantation as contains the remains of my said husband 
and children, to be inclosed with a brick wall or sub- 
stantial paling" — son "John Swann" — grandson 
Frederick Jones Swann — daughter Elizabeth Hill and 
her son Frederick — daughter Jane Sampson — daugh- 
ter Rebecca's children — children of her daughter 
Lucy — in case of the death of her daughter Nancy 
without children living at her death — ex'ors, son John 
Swann and sons-in-law John Hill and Michael 

II. (10) Major Samuels Swann married Mildred, 
daughter of John Lyon, Esq. He was an officer in 
the Revolutionary army and lost his life in a duel, an 

344 ^ol. Frederick Jones. 

account of which appears in Waddell's History of 
New Hanover County, as follows: 

"On the afternoon of the nth of July, 1787, in 
rear of the original St. James church, and in what is 
now Fourth street near its intersection with Market 
street, a fatal duel was fought between Maj. Samuel 
Swann and Mr. John Bradley. * * * 

"A shipwrecked British officer who had lost all 
his belongings was brought into Wilmington, and his 
condition appealed so strongly to Maj. Swann, who 
was a high strung gentleman of fortune and distin- 
guished lineage, that he invited him to become an 
inmate of his house. Mr. Bradley was a merchant, 
and the Englishman happening one day to be in 
Bradley's shop when some rings disappeared, Bradley 
charged him with stealing them. The stranger was 
helpless, and knew that if a personal encounter en- 
sued and Bradley should be killed or even seriously 
injured, his own hfe would be the forfeit, but Swann 
immediately came to the rescue, and, asserting that 
the insult to his guest was an insult to himself, de- 
manded an apology, which was peremptorily refused, 
whereupon he challenged Bradley. Swann, who had 
been an officer in the Revolution, was 'a crack shot,' 
and on the way to the meeting place told his second 
that he did not wish to kill his opponent and would 
only inflict a flesh wound upon him. This he did, 
wounding him in his hip ; but as Bradley fell he hred, 
and his bullet struck Swann in the head killing him 

Col. Frederick Jones. 345 

The children of (10) Major Samuel^ and Mildred 
(Lyon) Swann were : I (485) Betsey^ Swann, who 
never married. II (486) Jane^ Swann, who married 
Charles Jones and died leaving one daughter (487) 
Mildred^ Jones, who died without issue. Ill (488) 
SamueP Swann, married Feb. 16, 1804, Sarah Scott, 
by whom he had children, (489) Sarah^ Ann Swann, 
born Dec. 2, 1804, married B. F. Mitchell and had 
children, (490) Mildred^ Jones Mitchell, (491) Frank^ 
Mitchell, (492) Jane^ Mitchell, (493) Emma® Swann 
Mitchell, (494) Betsey® Mitchell, (495) Hannah^ 
Mitchell, (496) Chas.® Mitchell, (497) David® Mitchell, 
(498) Joseph® Mitchell, and (499) Geo.® Mitchell; 
(500) Emma-' Swann, born Dec. 29, 1805, died Dec. 
20, 1850, married, first, John Brown, by whom she 
had one daughter, (501) John® Athalia, called 
"Johnnie," who married John Baptista Quince. As 
the widow Brown, (500) Emma married, 2nd, Isham 
Peterson, by whom she had (502) Samuel® Swann 
Peterson, (503) Emma® Peterson, and (504) Jane® 
Peterson ; (505) SamueP John Swann, born Aug. 5, 
1807, died Aug. 10, 1809; (506) Robert Scott 
Swann, born Oct. 2, 1809, died Dec. 14, 1850, with- 
out issue; (507) Sarah^ Scott Swann, born Oct. 21, 
V 18 1 3, died March 10, 1881. 

346 Col. Thomas J 07ies. 


He was one of the first aldermen of old Williams- 
burg. In Tyler's Williamsburg, we read: "In the 
last year of Spotswood's administration (1722), the 
town of Williamsburg was made, by order of the 
colonial council, 'a city incorporate,' and given all 
the rights and privileges usually incident to cities. 
By the charter, John Holloway, the eminent lawyer, 
became first mayor; John Clayton, first recorder; 
and John Randolph, John Custis, James Bray, Arch- 
ibald Blair, William Robertson, and Thos. Jones, 
the first aldermen." 

He represented William and Mary College in the 
House of Burgesses. Thus, we find in the same author- 
ity : " The right of the college under its charter to send 
representatives to the assembly was taken away by 
the constitution of 1776. The following gentlemen 
represented the college at different times: John Cus- 
tis in 1720; Thos. Jones, 1720-1722; Sir John Ran- 
dolph, knight speaker, 1736; Edward Barradall, at- 
torney-general, 1738-1742"; etc. 

He was associated with Gov. Spotswood in the 
iron business. Thus, in Virginia County Records — 
Spotsylvania — p. 89, we find this memorandum of a 
deed: "July 18, 1722. 'Whereas the sd. Alex. 
Spotswood and Robert Beverly of the Co. of King 
and Queen, Gentle., deed., and Thomas Jones of 

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(53) Dr. Edwin Bathurst Smith to (89) Lewis H. Jones. 
Concluded, page 348. Noticed, pages 294, 302. 

Col. Thomas Jones. 347 

Wmburg., Mercht., did enter into a copartnership 
for the carrying on the design of melting and casting 
iron, and for the purpose the sd. Beverly and Jones 
by patent bearing date Feby. 20, 17 19, did obtain a 
grant of 15,000 a. of land in Spts. Co., formerly part 
of Essex Co., commonly called or known by the 
name of the Ironmine Land.'" 

His name appears among the first in the list of 
grand-jurymen who signed the report of April 18, 
1 7 19, and a similar address to the King, commend- 
ing the administration of Gov. Spotswood. 

On Jany. 22, 1747-8, he entered into the follow- 
ing bond: 

"KNOW all Men by these Presents that Thomas 
Jones of the City of Williamsburgh in the County of 
James City, is held and firmly bound unto Susan 
Cocke of the City aforesaid * * * 

"WHEREAS The above bound Thomas Jones 
with the approbation of the said Elizabeth his Wife 
hath disposed and made sale of a Negro Slave named 
Maisa belonging to their said Daughter Lucy, and 
doth hereby acknowledge that on the twelvth Inst, 
he did receive the Sum of forty four pounds Curr't 
Money for the produce of the Said Negro Slave. 
And WHEREAS, The Said Thomas hath in his 
possession a Certain Bond from Richard Kennon and 
Peter Randolph to pay him the Sum of One hundred 
pounds Ster'g with lawful Interest thereon bearing 
date the fourteenth day of May Seventeen hundred 
and forty four, which Bond is in Trust for the said 

348 Thomas Jones. 

Lucy for a Legacy left her by her Godmother Sarah 
Barradall late of this City deceased " * * * 

It was therefore (19) Lucy Jones who received a 
legacy under the will of her godmother, Sarah Bar- 
radall, and not the daughter, Elizabeth, as stated 
on page 44. Sarah Barradall was a daughter of 
Wm. Fitzhugh of "Eagle's Nest," was born 17 10, 
died Oct., 1743, married Jany. 5, 1735-6, Edward 
Barradall, attorney-general. 

Col. Thos. Jones lived for many years during the 
latter part of his life in Hanover County, on York 
River, ' ' four miles below the Court-House, " where he 
died, and his widow then went to live with her son at 
Mount Zion in Northumberland County. But in one 
of the wife's letters she says, ' ' I live 3 miles below 
the Court-House and about 10 miles above New 


There is among our papers a deed executed by him 
to his son Thomas, evidently in view of the latter's ap- 
proaching marriage with Fanny Carter. It is dated 
Dec. 7, 1 78 1, "between Thos. Jones of the Parish of 
St. Stephens, in the county of Northumberland, Esq., 
& Sally his wife of the first part, Walter Jones of the 
said Parish and county, Doctor of Physic of the sec- 
ond part, and Thos. Jones, Junior, Eldest Son of 
the said Thos. Jones of the said Parish & county, 

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Esqr. " Conveys "several tracts of land" adjoining 
each other of which " the Father now is possessed of 
and lives on," "containing by Estimation Eight 
Hundred Acres," also "the Water Grist Mill which 
he is possessed of in the same county and near to 
the dwelling House." Conveyed to Walter in trust 
for the son Thomas, "upon the condition neverthe- 
less, that if the said Thos. Jones the son or his 
Heirs shall ever become possessed of or entituled to 
the Seat of Land lately belonging to Meriwether 
Skelton, late of the county of Hanover, Esqr., deed., 
called Spring Garden, " then the land conveyed to be 
to the use of the said Father, &c. The land con- 
veyed was Mount Zion, the old Jones homestead in 
Northumberland. The following extract is from an 
article which appeared in the Richmond (Va. ) Dis- 
patch in 1902 and was contributed by Dr. Geo. W. 
Beale, D. D. : "Midway between Callao and Lotts- 
burg, in Northumberland County, the traveler passes 
a little grist mill which was long known as Mount 
Zion Mill. Its origin dates back to the last quarter 
of the seventeenth century, when the creek at the 
head of which it stands still bore its Indian name, 
Mattaponi. The main road, as it leaves the mill 
dam, ascends a steep hill with high, precipitous 
banks on either hand. Just beyond the summit on 
the left stretch is the well-tilled fields of the farm 
known as Mount Zion. 

"The mansion is set back a quarter of a mile or 
more from the main highway, and is situated on an 

3 5 o Frederick Jones. 

elevated ridge, from which the land falls into a low, 
level plain reaching for several miles to the Potomac. 
Frpm the portico, and especially from the cupola of 
the dwelling, a far-reaching and beautiful view is ob- 
tained of that portion of Northumberland known as 
Cherry Point. The waters of the Potomac, Yec- 
comico and Coan rivers, which bound this attractive 
region, are at points visible, gleaming between the 
openings in the forests or seen above them, and they 
add a pleasing charm to the prospect. 

"The chief interest in the place dates from the 
year 1761, when Thomas Jones, the oldest son of a 
wealthy merchant of the same name in Gloucester 
county, established his home here," etc. 


(16) Frederick'* Jones, son of (4) Col. Thomas of 
Virginia, married Jane Swann, and settled in North 
Carolina, as stated elsewhere. His residence, in 
Cape Fear, was called Spring Garden, but he is also 
referred to in contemporaneous documents as ' ' Fred'k 
Jones of the Oak," this being the name of his father- 
in-law's plantation, and the place where he and his 
wife and some of their children were buried. He 
was a Revolutionary patriot and an active member, 
from New Hanover County, of various Revolutionary 
committees formed previous to, and continued during, 




Superscription on (IGj Fred'k Jones' letter, page 352. 

Frederick Jones. 3 5 1 

the War of Independence. Thus, we find in 
Colonial Records: 

' ' The Call for the First Provincial Congress. 

"At a General Meeting of the Inhabitants of the 
district of Wilmington in the Province of North Car- 
olina held at the Town of Wilmington, July 21st 


"WiUiam Hooper, Esq're Chairman. 

"Resolved that Col. James Moore, John Ancrum, 
Fred Jones, Samuel Ashe, Robert Howe, Robert 
Hogg, Francis Clayton, and Archibald Maclaine 
Esq'rs be a Committee to prepare a circular Letter 
to the several Counties of this Province expressive 
of the sense of the Inhabitants of this district with 
respect to the several acts of Parliament lately made 
for the oppression of our Sister Colony of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay for having exerted itself in defence of 
the constitutional Rights of America." 

"Proceedings of the Safety Committee at Wilming- 

Wednesday, January 4th, 1775. 
The Committee met at the Court House. 

Present: CorneHus Harnet, Archibald McLaine, 
John Ancrum, William Hooper and John Robeson. 

"At the same time the freeholders of New Han- 
over County assembled to choose a Committee for 
the county to join and co-operate with the com- 
mittee of the town, which the members present 

-'52 Frederick Jones. 


agreed to; then the freeholders present, having Cor- 
nehus Harnett in the chair, unanimously chose 
George Moore, John Ashe, Samuel Ashe, James 
Moore, Frederick Jones, Alex. Lillington, Sampson 
Moseley, Samuel Swann, George Merrick, Esquires — " 

"Congress met pursuant to adjournment, Sept. 9, 

"Resolved, That the Committees of Safety for 

the several districts in this Province be composed of 

the following persons, to wit, 

"For the district of Wilmington — Frederick Jones, 

Sampson Moseley, Archibald Maclaine, Richard 

Quince, Thomas Davis, William Cray — " 

"Senate Journal, Message from the Commons, May 
6, 1783. 

"We also nominate for Judge of the Admiralty 
for Port Brunswick Frederick Jones, Esquire." 

His will, the will of " Fred'k Jones, Gentleman," 
dated Aug. 7, 1796, proved December term, 1797, 
is recorded at Wilmington, in which he bequeaths 
his estate to his wife Jane, his son John Swann 
Jones, his daughters Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John 
Hill, Jane, wife of Michael Sampson, Rebecca, wife 
of William Cutlar, Lucy, wife of Archie Cutlar, and 
Ann, wife of Dr. Roger Cutlar. Concerning his 
descendants, the following facts are added to what 
has been given elsewhere: 

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"Spring Garden," Virginia. Superscription, page 350. 

Frederick Jones. 353 


(199) John^ Swann Jones, an only son, whose 
name was changed to Swann after his father's death. 
His will, dated May 28, 1823, is recorded at Wil- 
mington. In it he mentions his wife Sarah — "my 
Sound plantation or residence in Moore" — "all my 
lands in Cumberland & Moore, being the same as 
recently purchased for one [my] summer residence " 
— "my plantation on the Sound whereon I now re- 
side" — son Fred'k Jones Swann — grandsons John 
Swann Toomer and Alexander Swann — Son John 
D. Toomer — son John Swann — gives to sons Fred'k 
Jones Swann and John Swann all my Swann Point 
Plantation — grandson Fred'k Wm. Swann — grand- 
son Henry Toomer — granddaughter Mary Green 
Swann, daughter of my son Fred'k Jones Swann — 
granddaughter Eliza Toomer — daughter M. R. 
Toomer — John Swann Toomer brother of Henry 
Toomer. Of his children — 

I. (200) John^ Swann, married Fannie, daughter 
of Hugh Waddell and Fannie Herron, son of Genl. 
Hugh Waddell of Revolutionary annals. 

n. (202) Maria^ Rhett Swann and Judge Toomer 
had children, I (508) John^ Swann Toomer; H (509) 
Henry^ Toomer; HI (510) Eliza'' Toomer, and pos- 
sibly others. 

HI. (201) Frederick^ Jones Swann, married Ann 
Sophia Green. Her mother was named Mary, and 
her will, probated Feb., 1815, is at Wilmington, in 
which she mentions her daughters Mary, wife of Thos. 

354 Frederick Jones. 

Wright, Ann Sophia, wife of Fred Swann, and sons 
WiUiam and James Green. Mrs. Swann's will is also 
of record at Wilmington, probated in 1866, in which 
she gives a house in Wilmington to her daughter 
Sally Swann, and mentions six younger children. 
Of these six children were, — 

I. (511) Frederick^ J. Swann of Moore County, 
who died several years ago leaving a large family; 
II (512) SamueP A. Swann, late of Fernandina, 
Fla., who married Martha R., daughter of Wm. 
Travers of England, and recently died leaving 
children (513) Edward^ Swann, a lawyer of New 
York City, (514) SamueP Davis Swann, of Fernan- 
dina Fla., and (515) Elizabeth^ Swann, who married 
a few years ago. 


(205) Elizabeths Jones, born April 20, 1761, mar- 
ried, first, Harry Neile, second, John Hill, by whom 
she had five children. John Hill was a brother of 
Dr. Nathaniel Hill who married Maurice Jones' 
daughter. They were sons of William Hill, mentioned 
in Waddell's History of New Hanover County as fol- 
lows: "Mr. William Hill, merchant of Brunswick and 
justice of the peace, was a man of prominence, of high 
character and well connected, having married Mar- 
garet, daughter of Nathaniel Moore. He was a native 
of Boston. His grandfather was Henry Hill of Boston, 
who died in 1726, and who owned all of South Street 
and large distilleries near Essex Street. John Hill, 

Frederick Jones. 355 

his son, by will dated March 16, 1773, bequeathed 
his estate to his daughters, and ' only son William, 
now hving in Brunswick, Cape Feare, North Caro- 
hna.'" This William Hill's will, of which Margaret 
Hill qualified as executrix Oct. 9, 1783, mentions 
wife Margaret, sons John, Wm. Henry, Nat. Moore, 
and Thos. Hill. John Hill's will, dated May 26, 
18 1 2, probated F'eb., 1813, recorded at Wilmington, 
mentions sons William, Frederick Jones Hill, and 
John — land on which he then resided, called Fair- 
fields — two younger children John and Catharine 
Ann — daughter Eliza Hill, now Lord — brother Dr. 
Nathaniel Hill— "son Hill"— ex'or Col. Thos. Hill, 
"my brother" — also ex'ors with former, "my son 
Fred'k Jones Hill, my son-in-law Wm. C. Lord, & 
my son Hill" — "my Western lands or the warrant I 
am entitled to as an officer in the Revolutionary 
Army, I give and bequeath to my two sons William 
and Fred'k Jones Hill" — "the funds arising from 
my claims on my grandfather's estate in Boston." 
The children of John and Elizabeth (Jones) Hill 
were : 

\. (516) Wilham^ Hill, married Ann Claypole, and 
had three children, I (517) Henry^ Hill, H (518) 
Frederick^ C. Hill, and HI (519) Eliza^ Ann Hill. 

n. (207) Frederick^ Jones Hill, married Ann 
Waters and died without issue. In his will, which is 
dated March 2, i860, and probated in June, 1861, 
he refers to himself as of the town of Wilmington — 
gives to "Albert B. Stith, brother of N. S. (orN. L.) 

356 Frederick Jones. 

Stith, now of Petersburg, Va., in trust & for the sole 
use of my much beloved niece Annie Stith, wife of 
Dr. N. L. Stith, and such child or children as she 
now has or may hereafter have, " a number of slaves 
and $4,000, money paid as security for Dr. N. S. 
Stith for which he is indebted to me — nephew Fred'k 
Claypole Hill — nephew Fred'k J. Lord, 15,000 — 
friend Wm. C. Bondinot, $5,000 — nephew Dr. 
Wm, Fred'k Berry, of Pittsborough, $2,500, hav- 
ing already provided for him fully that amount or 
more — sister Eliza Lord, $5,000 for life, and after 
her death to go to nephew Wm. Ancrum Lord her 
son — nephew Fred'k London, son of Henry A. Lon- 
don, aforementioned railroad stock — nephew Fred'k 
Burr, son of James Burr of Wilmington, railroad 
stock — niece Annie W. Miller wife of Thos. C. 
Miller, $4,000 — wife Ann Ivie Hill, various stocks, 
house, &c., in Wilmington & "summer residence" 
in the county of Chatham — residence in Wilming- 
ton and 20 acres of land to Bishop Thos. Atkinson 
for poor orphans of North Carolina & in addition 
$10,000 for same trust. 

HL (520) Ehza^ Ann Hill, married Wm. C. Lord, 
and left issue, I (521) Eliza^Jane Lord (DeRosset), 
n (522) Fred'k^J. Lord, HI (523) Wm.^ Ancrum 
Lord, and possibly others. 

IV. (206) John^ Hill, married Eliza Bradley. 

V. (524) Catharine^ Ann Hill, married Ancrum 
Berry, and had one child at least, (525) Dr. Wm."^ 
Fred'k Berry, of Pittsborough. 

(537) DuBrutz Cutlar, Esq., Wilmington, N. C. 

Frederick Jones. 357 


(208) Jane5 Jones, married Michael Sampson 
of Ireland, and left five children, viz. : 

I. (526) James^ Sampson, married Margaret, 
daughter of Jas. Walker, and went West. 

II- (527) Mary^ Ann Sampson, married Samuel 
R. Joscelyn, d. s. p. 

III. (528) Lucy^ Sampson, d. s. p. 

IV. (529) Eliza^ Sampson, married Strong, 

and left, I (530) Alexander^ Strong, II (531) 
George'' Strong, III (532) Kate^ Strong, IV (533) 
Henry^ Strong, V (534) Robert^ Strong. 

V- (535) Jane^ Sampson, married Dr. Henry 


(204) Rebecca^ Jones, married Capt. Wm. Cut- 
lar. In the will of "Wm. Cutlar of the town of 
Wilmington," dated Jany. 22, 1815, probated May 
following, he bequeaths his property to trustees, for 
the benefit of his "daughter Mary Jane and her 
husband Edward Miller." 


(209) Ann-^ Jones, married Dr. Roger Cutlar, 
and had at least one child, (536) Dr. Frederick^ J. 
Cutlar, who married a Miss DuBrutz, and they were 
the parents of (537) DuBrutz^ Cutlar, deceased, late 
a lawyer of Wilmington, and others, to him I am 

35^ Dr. Walter Jones. 

greatly indebted for valuable assistance which made 
possible this amplified account of the North Caro- 
lina family.* 


In Collections of the Virginia Hist. Society (con- 
vention of 1788) occurs this sketch: "Dr. Walter 
Jones was born in Virginia in 1745 ; graduated at 
William and Mary College in 1760; studied medicine 
in Edinburgh, Scotland, and received the degree of 
M. D. ; on his return to Virginia he settled in Nor- 
thumberland county and became eminent as a scholar 
and physician. In 1777 he was appointed by Con- 
gress Physician-General of Hospitals in the Middle 
Department ; was a representative in Congress from 
Virginia from 1797 to 1799, and again from 1803 to 
181 1. He was at onetime a 'Free Thinker,' but his 
views were subsequently entirely changed, and he 
embraced the Christian faith, after which he wrote a 
lengthy volume denouncing his former views, and 
stating with clearness the grounds on which he did so. 
This was done for the satisfaction and the gratifica- 
tion of his children. He died in Westmoreland 
county, Virginia, December 31, 1815." It appears 

•All records of deeds, wills, etc., referred to in the preceding account 
of the North Carolina family were personally examined by me during a 
visit I made to the State in Feb., 1911, and are at either Wilmington, 
Newbem, or Eden ton, except tliree wills in the Secretary of State's 
office at Raleigh. — L. H. J. 

Dr. Walter Jones. 359 

from the following entry in the Journal of Congress 
that Dr. Jones did not accept his appointment as 
physician-general: "Monday, June 22, 1777- A 
letter of Dr. Shippen, informing that Dr. Walter 
Jones, for weighty reasons, cannot accept the honor 
Congress did him in appointing him physician-general 
of the hospital in the middle department ; and that he 
gives this information at the desire of doctor Jones." 
He was appointed to this position April ri, 1777. 
In 1774 he was elected a member of the American 
Philosophical Society, of Philadelphia, and Philip 
Fithian made a note of the incident in his diary, viz.: 
"Late last Evening the Packets came in: In the 
Pennsylvania Gazette I saw that Docter Elmer of my 
acquaintance in Jersey ; & Docter Jones at whose 
House I dined Last Sunday are created members of 
the American Philosophical Society. " He also makes 
this note of his visit to Dr. Jones' on the "Last Sun- 
day" referred to: "After Sermon Ben & I rode to 
Doctor Jones s ; he was from home. Mrs. Jones a 
young, Handsome, polite lady, received & entertained 
us exceeding civilly." "Mrs. Jones," wife of Dr. 
Walter Jones, was Alice Flood, daughter, it is sup- 
posed, of Dr. Wm. Flood. It does not appear what 
relation she was to the Flood who married (26) Eliz- 
abeth Jones, but the latter's son, (27) Wm. P. 
Flood, could hardly have been the "Billy Flood" 
mentioned in Dr. Walter Jones' letter, page 240, as 
having received a " great estate '' under the will of 
Dr. Wm. Savage. Dr. Savage's will is of record at 

360 Dr. Walter Jones. 

Edenton and among other provisions, contains the 
following: "I give to Wm. Flood (son of Dr. Wm. 
Flood) of Virginia deceased," several houses and lots 
and tracts of land; mentions "Nicholas Flood son of 
the late Dr. Flood"; various houses and tracts of 
land in Virginia and North Carolina — several titles 
under officer's warrants granted by Lord Dunmore — 
"all my rights for imported Servants under the 
charter of Va., which is fifty acres p. Head and I 
believe will exceed one hundred thousand acres"; 
half of proceeds of estate "to V^illiam Flood, Nich- 
olas Flood, Elsy Flood now married to Dr. Walter 
Jones, Elizabeth Flood daughter of the said Wm. 
Flood, Frances Batchelor & her children (naming 
them), Edward Rue, Dr. Walter Jones & Dr. Sam 
Dickerson"; ex'ors, "Dr. Samuel Dickerson of 
North Carolina, Dr. Walter Jones of Virginia & 
the said Wm. Flood." The following is added from 
Life and Times of Madison, by Wm. Cabell Rives : 
"Besides the members who were leaders in debate 
on the one side and the other, there was a large num- 
ber of able men on the benches of the Convention, 
distinguished by future public service, who took no 
part in the animated contests on the floor, but sat 
intelligent listeners and judges of the great questions 
under discussion. Among these, it can hardly be 
invidious to mention the names of John Blair, Paul 
Carrington, Meriwether Smith, Walter Jones, Theo- 
doric Bland, William Cabell," &c. And again, quot- 
ing from a letter from Mr. Madison, dated April 22, 





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(5G) Thos. ap Thos. Jones, "Bathurst," Va., who removed to Kentucky in ISIO, 
died in Clark Co., Ky., in 1843. Concluded on page 3G2. 

Skelton Jones. . 361 

1788, to Thos. Jefferson, who was then in Paris, Mr. 
Madison says: 

"From the returns (excluding those from Ken- 
tucky, which are not yet known) it seems probable, 
though not absolutely certain, that a majority of the 
members elect are friends to the Constitution. The 
superiority of abilities, at least, seems to lie on that 
side. The characters of most note that occur to me 
are marshalled thus: For the Constitution, — Pendle- 
ton, Wythe, Blair, Innes, Marshall, Dr. Walter 
Jones, Geo. Nicholas, Wilson Nicholas, Gabriel 
Jones, Thos. Lewis, Francis Corbin, Ralph Worm- 
ley, Jr.," etc. 


In Hening's Statutes at Large, edition 1812, Vol. 
I, in a foot-note by the editor, it is stated: 

"They [the Byrd MSS] are now in the possession 
of Skelton Jones, Esq., who has undertaken to com- 
plete the History of Virginia, left unfinished by his 
predecessor. From the well known talents of this 
gentleman, and his celebrity as a writer, the public, 
it is believed, will have no cause to regret the change 
of historians, notwithstanding the deservedly high 
reputation of Mr. Burke as an author." I have else- 
where given an account of how I came to discover 
the picture of Skelton Jones in Drexel's collection of 
St. Memin's portraits. It is No. 546, and is entered 

362 Merizvether Jones. 

as "Skelton Jones, 1808. Author and duelist of 
Richmond, Va." Mrs. Johnston introduces Skelton 
Jones as second in a fictitious duel, in her novel 
Lewis Rand. 


In a letter from Bathurst Jones to his brother, 
Maj. Thos. ap Thos. Jones, of date Nov. 22, 1796, 
he says: "I spent this day with my brother Meri- 
wether he is a candidate for Council and from what 
I can gather will centainly be elected." He was 
elected a member of the Privy Council or Council of 
State, as we find in Calendar of State papers, to wit: 

" In the House of Senators. 
Tuesday, December the 6th, 1796. 


"The Committee then withdrew, and after some 
time returned into the House, and Mr. Peyton re- 
ported that the Committee had, according to orders, 
met a Committee from the House of Delegates in the 
Conference Chamber, and jointly with them examined 
the ballot-boxes and found a majority of the votes 
in favor of Meriwether Jones, John Pendleton, and 
John Mayo, Esquires. — Extract from the Journal." 
Judging from a letter dated Sept. 20, 1806, in regard 
to a debt due Meriwether Jones' estate, which is 
signed "Geo. W. Smith admr. of M. Jones, deed.,' 
it is probable his death occurred about this period. 



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It is altogether improbable that he was a major in 
the Revolutionary army as stated in the book. Most 
likely he was a lieutenant, like his brother Catesby, 
and like him was promoted to major of militia. 
He was too young to have held any such office as 
major. That he belonged to the Revolutionary army 
I have not the slightest doubt; for he was my father's 
grandfather, and my father told me that grandpa 
told him that his father was in the Revolutionary 
army and that an old flint-lock musket, then in my 
father's house, which my grandfather brought to 
Kentucky, had come into his possession while in the 
service. I had the same account from some of my 
uncles and it seemed to be well understood among 
them. My father told me that he could not be mis- 
taken as to what grandpa told him. It would be a 
remarkable occurrence indeed if two such men as my 
father and grandfather, or either of them, should 
have been mistaken about so simple a matter. It is 
also quite unreasonable to suppose that he enlisted 
as a private soldier. Heitman gives Catesby Jones 
ist Lieutenant 2nd Va. , and gives also a ist Lieu- 
tenant Thomas Jones as enlisting later in the same 
regiment. The 2nd Va. was commanded by Col. 
Wm. Woodford, who was an own cousin of the father 
of Thomas and Catesby, and that would be a reason 

364 Thos. ap Thos. Jones. 

why these young men should enhst in this regiment. 
When the auditor's office at Richmond is put in 
order, so that the auditor's receipts for money paid 
Revolutionary soldiers are accessible, it may be pos- 
sible to identify some such receipt as being in the 
handwriting of Major Thos. Jones. 


When my grandfather came to Kentucky he lived 
for two or three years in Mercer County at a place 
called Harrod's Station, which he rented of Mrs. Ann 
Harrod, a widow, who lived neighbor to him. His 
diary found among our papers has written on its 
back, "Thos. Jones, Harrods Station, Kentucky, 
June 15th, i8i2,"in which, as in two letters to his 
wife in Virginia written while on his journey to Ken- 
tucky, he recounts some of the hardships he endured 
on his first trip to the State. It is brief but admits 
of some interesting extracts as follows: "When I 
was married I examined the state of my pecuniary 
matters and discovered myself indebted to different 
persons to the am't ^1441 ^^3 which I have paid 
from the sale of my stock, &c which leaves me 
;^42i6 in bonds and about 50 Negroes. — " There 
are lists of his creditors to whom he paid money and 
of the purchasers and bonds given by them for ar- 
ticles purchased at his sale, including bonds executed 

TJios. ap Thos. Jones. 365 

by the purchaser of "Bathurst," and for lands in 
Frederick County. Bathurst sold for ^^3950. The 
sale took place a few days before he left for Ken- 
tucky. In one place he says: "Monday i6th Octo- 
ber 1 8 10 set off for the State of Kentucky about 3 
oclock P M and got to Tappahannock about dark." 
Next day he wrote a letter to his wife at Bathurst 
and says: " I got here last night and the difficulty of 
lodging my servants prevented me from returning to 
* * * (Bathurst). There was a party here last 
night. The violin for the first time made me un- 
happy although cousin John Belfield played. I did 
not go into the room. * * ^ The sweet birds at 
poor old Bathurst! may they find that friendship 
they experienced in me." In his diary he writes of 
his journey to Kentucky, viz.: "The necessity of 
keeping with the waggon rendered the journey ex- 
tremely disagreeable. The scarcity of corn and the 
insolence of the Virginians contributed not a little to 
make it more so. In crossing at rockfish The horses 
were much fatigued so much so that I lost poor 
Blaise a horse I was extremely fond of from a long 
acquaintance I had with him. * * * Below the 
town of Fredericksburg the mass of the Inhabitants 
are servile and poor and the respect they shew a 
Stranger proceeds from a servile mercenary disposi- 
tion more than from a generous hospitality. The 
cause of this deplorable evil is the unequal distribu- 
tion of property and information. The counties 
above Fredericksburg toward the mountains are ex- 

366 Thos. ap Thos. Jones. 

tremely sterile and principally inhabited by the poor- 
est wretches immagineable. The spirit of republi- 
canism reigns here unmolested. They pay respect 
to no man however meritorious but are extremely 
impertinent and envious — . Loquacious in the ex- 
treme and curious beyond compare — a stranger is 
called Mr and asked from whence he came and 
where he is going to what his name might be &c 
I was at a loss for some time to account for the ex- 
tent and numbers of these barbarians and am doubt- 
ful now whether my surmises are correct. The soil 
they inhabit is extremely poor and perhaps the 
cheapness of lands might have induced them to in- 
fest this part of the Union. Those who possessed 
good Lands would if different before naturally im- 
bibe the manners of the majority. This disposition 
was visible in the people of Tennessee. I witnessed 
several proofs of brutality there." Continuing his 
journey, he writes a letter to his wife, dated "Ab- 
ingdon November nth 18 10," in which he says: "At 
Rock Fish Gap I was accommodated with pen ink & 
paper, but ever since have been a wanderer through 
a country savage in the extreme. When I had the 
necessaries for writing I was far from any post town, 
and when I was in any place that seemed civilized 
some obstacle prevented me * ^ * When I last 
wrote you I meant to leave m}^ people in Greenbriar 
county, but the frost having killed the corn through 
this country has prevented me and renders traveling 
expensive. I am now about 40 miles from a country 

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when he removed to Kentucky in ISIO. See pages 302-3. 

Thos. ap Thos. Jones. 367 

where I can leave them with httle expense to myself 
and will fly to * * * (Bathurst) What hardships 
have I not experienced since I saw you? Some- 
times in the woods wet with rain and exposed to 
every ruffian that wanders the road & at other 
times detained by the Sick. * * * Two night ago 
we had scarcely kindled a fire when we were molest- 
ed by a ruffian. I threatened to throw him in the 
fire if he did not behave better which had no effect, 
and was obliged to present a pistol at his breast be- 
fore I could get rid of the monster. Write me on 
the receite of this, and direct your letter to Abingdon 
Virginia that I may get it on my return through 
this place — remember me to ail friends," etc. He 
left his servants in Sullivan County, Tennessee, 
he returning to Virginia, and, presumably, he and 
his wife, with what other household goods and serv- 
ants he brought to Kentucky, joined them in the 
following spring and all resumed their journey to 
this State. At another place we find this entry: 
"Mem — Cousin Philip entered at School nth of 
Augt. 1812 — " This was evidently Philip Jones, 
younger brother of Gen. Roger Jones and Com. 
Thos. ap Catesby Jones. There is also mention of a 
"Majr. John Fauntleroy" and his son William who 
were apparently near neighbors. In 18 13 he was 
still living in Mercer. A deed of record in Clark 
County, dated March 10, 18 14, executed by the 
children and heirs of James Morrow, deceased, conveys 
to him 271 acres of land, described as "part of an 

368 Thos. ap Thos. Jones. 

entry and survey of 400 acres granted by the Com- 
monwealth of Virginia to the said decedent bearing 
date on the first day of January, 1785." On this 
land he built his home and resided until his death in 
1843. He continued to add to it by the purchase of 
various other smaller tracts until he had a good sized 
farm. One of the children of James Morrow who 
signed this deed was Col. Robert Morrow, for many 
years a prominent citizen of Montgomery County; 
another child was the wife of James Browning, 
whose daughter Martha married my father and was 
my mother. In Clark County my grandfather early 
became a justice of the peace and was popularly 
known and always referred to as 'Squire Jones. He 
held the office for many years under the old ap- 
pointive system, according to which the senior mag- 
istrate, in regular course, became the sheriff of the 
county. He held the office until he resigned, it is 
said, in favor of an indigent neighbor who was junior 
magistrate in his district, in order that his neighbor 
might have a better prospect of succeeding to an 
office which he needed but which 'Squire Jones did 
not need. His name appears often in the records of 
the county court as Thos. ap Jones and Thos. ap 
Jones, Esq. An order entered Nov., 18 19, recites: 
"A majority of the Justices of this county being 
present doth Recommend unto his excellency the 
Governor Thos. ap Jones and John G. Allan as fit 
and proper persons to fill the office of a Justice of 
the peace in this County in the place of Isaac Hock- 

Corrections and Other Additions. 369 

aday Deceased "; and, Jany. Court, 1820, "Present 
— Thomas ap Jones Esq." In 1833 he had become a 
good Kentuckian, for in a long letter to " Col. John 
W. Belfield, Richmond County, Virginia," which 
was returned "missent, " he refers to the Kentuck- 
ians "whose bravery won exclusively Jackson's glory 
on the 8th of Jany., at N. Orleans," and continues: 
"I have for 17 years been delighted with this pt of 
our common country. It is certainly superior to any 
other I ever saw or read of now that we have 
Steam Boats and shortly our railroad from Lexing- 
ton to Louisville will be finished, also the Maysville 
and Lexington turnpike, a work of great utility, 
beauty & durability, nearly compleat in spite of the 
Genls veto — Those bad Men who set the Genl 
against the Bank of the U. S. have had their day 
here." See mention of him in Col. Flanagan's no- 
tice of this book in the Appendix. 


Page 35, reads 2500 for 25000. 

(244) Col. Wm. Jones was not born in 1764, 
his father married in 1766, as stated in a letter of 
that date. 

(315) Capt. Wm. ap Walker Jones prided himself 
on never getting excited and was giving expression 
to his satisfaction in this respect on one occasion long 
after the war in the presence of Prof. T. J. Stubbs, 

370 Corrections and Other Additions. 

when the latter said to him: "Cousin WiUiam, I 
don't agree with you in all you have said. I saw 
you, when our line was wavering at Hatcher's Run, 
draw your sword and stepping through our line you 
led that charge against the enemy that drove them 
off the field, and I don't believe anybody could have 
done what you did then and not be excited." But 
the old soldier, protesting, would have his way, and 
replied: "Now, Jebb, you are wrong in that. I cal- 
culated that was the thing to do, and I did it, but I 
wasn't any more excited than I am right now." 

The name Geo. Rutherford should be Geo. 

In the will of (448) Harding Jones two negroes are 
mentioned as named respectively "Biddeford" and 
' ' London. " There is a Bideford town near Bideford 
Bay, England. The will of Elizabeth Jones, widow 
of (4) Col. Thos. Jones, contains the following: "I 
give to my Son in law James Burwell my two Chair 
horses the one called Suffolk the other Sudbury." 
Also, "I have also taken for my use Two Horses 
belonging to my said Son Walter the one named 
Bolton the other Rowland." 

(50) Sally Jones and Capt. Nat. Anderson cer- 
tainly had issue. 

James Skelton died in 1754, and his wife in Janu- 
ary, 1 75 1. See William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 
12. The "Mr. Skelton" mentioned on page 154, 
as living in 1770, was probably his son, Meriwether. 

Reuben Skelton, page 156, married Elizabeth, 

Corrections and Other Additions. 371 

daughter of Lunsford Lomax, July, 175 1. As the 
widow Skelton, she married John Wayles, January, 

Lucy (Skelton) Gilliam, page 157, was certainly a 
daughter of James and Jane (Meriwether) Skelton, 
and is mentioned as a sister and joint devisee with 
Mrs. Jones in Meriwether Skelton's will. 

Elizabeth Digby, page 33, married, first, Geo. 
Walker, and second, Thos. Trigott. As the "widow 
Walker" she married Thos. Trigott in 161 8. 

The statement, page 56, that Judge John Monroe 
resided in Lexington, Ky., is a mistake. 

(80) Mattie^ Moore married John Pursley of Clark 
County, son of John Pursley and his wife Mildred, 
daughter of S. A. B. Woodford, page 134. They 
have one child, Wm.'° Fauntleroy Pursley. Her 
father, John W. Moore, was a gallant soldier in Gen. 
John H. Morgan's command, was captured on the 
Ohio raid, and remained in Northern prisons until 
exchanged about the close of the war. 

(81) Dr. Francis^ Jones was engaged in the active 
practice of his profession when his useful life was 
terminated by death on July 27, 1898, scarcely more 
than a year from the death of his father. His picture, 
"A Morgan Raider," is from a photograph which he 
had taken and sent home to his mother soon after he 
was captured. 

Instead of (85) Roy^ Willie Jones, read Roy^ Jones 
and Wm.9 Jones, two children, now young men. 

372 Corrections and Other Additions. 

(82) Bertha^ Jones married Oliver M. Flynn, of 
Clark County. 

(88) Laura^ Jones married Chas. Alexander, of 
Clark County. 

(89) Lewis^ Hampton Jones, becoming deeply 
interested in Christian Science, had the good fortune 
to take class instruction under Edward A. Kimball, 
C. S. D., of Chicago, in 1900. In 1901, he received 
a complimentary invitation from Mrs. Eddy to enter 
the Massachussetts Metaphysical College in Boston, 
and was graduated therefrom a Christian Science 
teacher, in June of that year. Abandoning the prac- 
tice of law which he had followed with creditable 
success for more than twenty years, in order to devote 
himself exclusively to what he deemed a higher and 
more useful service, he removed to Louisville in the 
fall of 1903 and entered into the work of a Christian 
Science practitioner, teacher, and writer, in which 
work he is at present happily engaged. His picture 
in the supplement is from a photograph by Steffens, 
at Klauber's, Louisville, taken in 1908, the one in the 
old book is from a photo by MuUins, of Lexington, 
taken some seventeen years earlier. 

For the children of (90) Elizabeth^ Jane and R. M. 
Moore, read: 

(91) Margaret^ Elleanor, married Feb. 8, 191 1, John 
Gay Hanna, of Woodford County, son of John 
Stevens Hanna, of Shelby County, and Bettie, his 
wife, daughter of John Thos. Gay, of near Pisgah, 
Woodford County. 

Corrections and Other Additions. 373 

(92) Verner^ Madison Moore. 

(93) Alice^ Carter, married Harry Hamilton Brown, 
of Lawton, W. Va., son of Wm. Augustus and 
Henrietta Hughes Brown, formerly of Harrisburg, 

(94) John^ W. Moore. 

(99) Leila^ Woodford did not die in infancy but is 
now living and is the wife of Walter Young, of Clark 

(loi) Stella' Woodford married O. T. Sudduth, 
of Clark County. December, 1909, and died January 
16, 191 1, without living issue. She had many friends 
and was greatly beloved. 

Bathurst' Woodford, another child of (95) Alice 
W. and (48) Louis A. Woodford, born since the book 
was published, is now a young man. 

(96) Leon' Catesby Woodford married Porah, 
daughter of Jas. D. Lisle, and his wife, Nancy J., 
daughter of the elder Howard Hampton, of Clark 
County. Their children are Lisle'° Woodford, 
Louis'° Hampton Woodford, and Nancy'° Virginia 

To the children of (106) Susie^ (Jones) Steel add, 
Sarah' Gray Steel and Frances' Tasker Steel, born 
since the book was issued. 

To the children of (109) Roger^ W. Jones add, 
Carrie' Lee Jones. 

(113) Lizzie^ Jones married Dr. Wm. T. Monserrat, 
of Honolulu, Hawaii, and they have one child, 
Marcus' Roger Monserrat. 

374 Corrections and Other Additions. 

(114) Tasker^ Jones married Richard Norman 
Halstead, formerly of Honolulu, now of Atlanta, Ga. 
Their children are Ernest^ Fauntleroy, and Ralph^ 
Thos. Halstead. 

(118) Frances^ Tasker (Martin) Francisco has the 
following children: I, Geo.^ Thomas, married Nellie 
Painter, and has children, John'° George, Harry'° 
Cameron, Mary'° Frances, Samuel, '° and Nellie'° 
Julia; n, Eliza^ Wood, married Thadeus R. Mc- 
Clurken, and has children, Roger'° Q., and Francisco'° 
T. McClurken; HI, Annie^ Julia, married Chas. P. 
Butler, and has children, Kate'° Burnice and Jos/° 
V. Butler; IV, Annie, ^ married a Methodist minister; 
V, Mary9 Elizabeth, married Albert Beatty, of 
Askin. Ky. ; VI, John^ Samuel; and VII, Murray^ 
Chas. Francisco. 

(142) Thos. ^ B, Jones married Fleeta B. , daughter 
of C. F. Cook, of Ridgefarm, 111., and has one child, 
Grace^ Virginia Jones. 

(145) Wm.^ M. Jones' children are Elizabeth, ^ 
married Jas. Ellison, of Madison County; Joseph" 
Jones; Annie^ Morford Jones; and Wm.^ Jones. 

(173) Roger^ ap Catesby Jones married Carrie Lee 
Cawthon, and has children, Laura^ Keith, Gertrude^ 
Tartt, Catesby9 ap Roger, and Sarah^ Cawthon Jones. 

(174) Catesby^ ap Catesby Jones did not die in 
infancy as seems to be stated in the book, but is a 
physician now living in New York City. 

(176) Gertrude^ Letitia Jones married Edward 
Carlisle Melvin, of Selma, Ala., president of the 

Corrections and Other Additions 375 

Selma National Bank and several similar institutions, 
and has children, Gertrude^ Tartt, Mary^ Page, and 
Martha^ Mabry Melvin. 

(177) Mary^ Page Jones married Wm. Norton 
Thompson, cotton merchant of Selma, Ala., and has 
children, Mary^ Page, and Wm.^ Norton Thompson. 

(178) Mattie^ Moran Jones married Jonathan 
Haralson, Jr., an electrical engineer, Rochester, N. Y. 

(237) Walter^ N. Jones died without issue, March 
18, 1908. His mother died December 2, 1906. 

(239) Thos.^ Catesby Jones, after practicing law 
with eminent success for eight years in Norfolk, Va., 
has recently removed to New York City and will 
resume the practice in that city. He married 
Olga, daughter of Frank Hasbrouck, of Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

(241) Robert^ F. Jones has become an M. D., and 
recently stood a successful examination for surgeon 
in the U. S. navy. 

(349) Wm.'^ Catesby Jones was a gifted young 
lawyer of great professional promise who was, at the 
time of his death, January 25, 1904, Commonwealth's 
Attorney of Gloucester County, being the third gen- 
eration of the family to fill this office. 

(350) Hetty^ C. Jones married John L. Bouldin, 
son of Judge Thos. Tyler Bouldin, and nephew of 
Judge Wood Bouldin, of the Supreme Court of 

(351) John^ W. C. Jones is an M. D., and an emi- 
nent eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist in Newport 

376 The Jekyll Family. 

News, Va. He married Charlotte S., daughter of 
Hon. John W. Staphenson, of Bath County, Va. 

(352) Anne^ B. Jones married Ernest G. Rogers, 
of Newport News, formerly of Erie, Penn. , and has 
children, Wm.^ Catesby, Sarah^ Shadduck, and 
PowelP Burwell Rogers. 

(226) Rosalie^ Fontaine Jones married John Grant 
Armistead, son of Thos. S. and Lucy (Grant) Armi- 
stead, of Virginia. 


The mother of Elizabeth Catesby, who married 
Dr. Wm. Cocke and was the mother of (4) Col. Thos. 
Jones' wife, was Elizabeth Jekyll, of the family that 
owned and occupied Hedingham Castle, in Essex 
County, England. In London Marriage Licenses, 
1 524-1 869, by Jos. Foster, p. 255, we find the fol- 
lowing entry : 

"Catesby, John, of Sudbury, Suffolk, gent., bach- 
elor, about 28, and Elizabeth Jekyll, of Hedingham 
Castle, Essex, spinster, about 18, her father con- 
sents — at St. Andrews, Holborn, or Gray's Inn, or 
Charterhouse Chapel, London, 16 May, 1670. V." 

The following account of her family is taken from 
Burke's Family Records: (2) William Jekyll, of 
Newington, Co. Middlesex (son of (i) John Jekyll, 
who came from Lincolnshire), married Margaret, 
daughter and heir of John Stocker, of Newington, 

Jhc 6AMqt/£TriHO /^Ai-t. , Tff 

Home of the Jekylls. 

Elizabeth Jekyll of Castle Hedingham, Co. Essex, England, married John 

Catesbi', and they were the grandparents of (4) Col. Thos. Jones' wife. 

The Jekyll Family. 377 

Middlesex, and Alice, his wife, daughter of Sir Wil- 
ham Snawsell, Lord Mayor of York, 1468, and died 
1522 (will dated May, 1500, proved 15 Nov., 1539), 
leaving issue, with others, (3) Bartholomew Jekyll, 
who married, ist, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert 
Elrington, of Hackney, and had issue, with others, 
(4) John Stocker Jekyll, of Newington. 

(4) Joh^"^ Stocker Jekyll, of Newington, Middlesex, 
married Mary, daughter and heir of Nicholas Barne- 
house, of Wellington, Somerset, and had issue, with 
others, (5) Thomas, of Booking. 

(5) Thos. Jekyll, of Booking, Essex, and Clifford's 
Inn, London, born Jan. 21, 1570, had a confirmation 
of arms Feb. 6, 1621, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Richard Leake, of Norton Honeypeare, Co. Leices- 
ter, and had issue, with others, (6) Thomas, Sec- 
ondary of the King's Bench, 1664; (7) John, father 
of the great lawyer, (8) Sir Joseph Jekyll, Master of 
the Rolls, &c. ; and (9) Nicholas, of Hedingham 

(9) Nicholas Jekyll. of Hedingham Castle, Essex, 
born Oct. i, 161 5, married Martha, daughter of 
William Carter, of Gastingthorp, Essex, and died 
1683 (will dated 10 Sept., proved 6 Dec. of that 
year), leaving issue, with others, (10) Elizabeth. 

(10) Elizabeth Jekyll, married May 16, 1670, John 
Catesby, of Sudbury, Suffolk, and had issue (not 
given by Burke), (11) Mark Catesby, the naturalist — 
see facsimile of his letter; (12) Elizabeth Catesby, 
married Dr. Wm. Cocke, Secretary of State for the 

378 The Carter Family. 

colony of Virginia, whose daughter, Ehzabeth, mar- 
ried, 2nd, (4) Col. Thos. Jones — see facsimile of her 
letter; (13) John Catesby — see facsimile of his 
letter — and, perhaps others. It must be of the latter 
that Dr. Walter Jones, then a student in Edinburgh, 
writing under date Dec. 15, 1769, to his brother 
Thomas in Virginia, says: " Our uncle Catesby lives 
in a retired village in Suffolk — he is so much decayed 
as scarcely to be able to walk across the room." 

The Jekyll arms, as given in Family Records^ are: 
Or a fesse between three hinds trippant Sa. 

Crest — A nag's head couped arg. maned and bridled 
sa. studded and tasselled or. 


In the first volume of Some Colonial Mansions y by 
Glenn, there is an extended and richly illustrated 
account of the Carter family. Part II of which opens 
with this statement: "The most celebrated of the 
grandsons of 'King Carter' was Robert of Nomini, 
usually known as Councillor Carter." Councillor 
Carter, whose daughter Fanny was the mother of 
my grandfather Jones, was born in 1728, and was an 
only son of Robert Carter of Nomini and his wife, 
who was Priscilla "Churchill," daughter of Col. Wm. 
Churchill, of Middlesex County, Va., and not Pris- 
cilla "Bladen," as heretofore stated. Councillor 

-, //i^l^ ^Cy ?ny-Aj^ u^d^' iP .-^ 4^ ^'^ //>a,^.J^e^r 

Councillor Carter to (28) Maj. Thos. ap Thos. Jones, of "Bathurst." 

The Carter Family. 379 

Carter died in Baltimore, March 4, 1804. On April 
2, 1754, he married Frances Ann, tenth child of 
Hon. Benj. Tasker, who was for more than thirty- 
two years member of the council of state for *Mary- 
land and, as president of the council, was acting gov- 
ernor in 1752-53. Rebecca Tasker, a sister of Mrs. 
Carter, married the elder Daniel Dulany, the cele- 
brated lawyer of "Hunting Ridge" and Baltimore. 
Mrs. Carter's mother was Ann Bladen, only daughter 
of Wm. Bladen, Attorney-General of Maryland, 1707, 
son of Nathaniel Bladen, of Hemsworth, Yorkshire, 
and his wife, Isabella Fairfax, daughter of Sir Wm. 
Fairfax, of Steeton, and Frances, his wife, daughter 
of Sir Thos. Chaloner, of Gainsborough. Col. Thos. 
Bladen, only brother of Ann Bladen, was governor 
of Maryland, 1742-47, and later a member of Par- 
liament. His daughter Harriot married Wm. Anne 
Capel, fourth earl of Essex. Councillor Carter's 
wife died Oct. 31, 1787, aged 49, and was interred 
"in the family burying ground in the garden at 
Nomony Hall." (See Letter Book of Councillor 
Carter.) His father, Robert Carter, who is supposed 
to have built Nomini Hall, and who died in 1732, is 
also buried there, and a catalpa tree which the Coun- 
cillor "with his own hands" planted at the head of 
his grave, was still standing in 1900. His wife bore 
him seventeen children, only nine of whom survived 

*For information contained here, I am largely indebted to Richard H, 
Spencer, Esq., of the Maryland Historical Society. 

380 The Carter Family. 

in 1773. Yet in 1773 Philip Fithian* notes in his 
diary: "Mrs. Carter looks & would pass for a 
younger Woman than some unmarried Ladies of my 
acquaintance, who would willingly enough make us 
place them below twenty!" Mr. Carter was ap- 
pointed a councillor Nov. 9, 1758, and in 1761 he 
and his family removed to Williamsburg, where 
they continued to reside until June, 1772, when they 
returned to Nomini Hall. He was councillor during 
this period and probably until he removed to Balti- 
more. His third daughter and sixth child, Frances, 
who married Major Thos. ap Thos. Jones, it is pre- 
sumed in Dec. 1781, was born in Williamsburg in 
1764. The following is the preamble to a deed of 
gift of five hundred acres of land in Northumberland, 
which is found among our papers: "This Indenture 
made the Se'nth day of March in the Year of our 
Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Eighty Five 
Between Robert Carter of Copel parish in the County 
of Westmoreland and Commonwealth of Virginia 
Esqr. of the One Part, and Frances (third daughter 
of the said Robert Carter and Frances his wife), at 

* Philip Fithian was'a native of New Jersey, a graduate of Princeton, 
and became a Presbyterian minister. In 1773 he came as tutor in Coun- 
cillor Carter's family, bringing with him the usual New England 
prejudices due to ignorance of Southern life, and while residing at 
Nomini Hall kept a daily journal of his impressions of the family and the 
daily happenings at Nomini, which has been published in a handsome 
volume for the Princeton Historical Association. It is difficult to see 
how any one who feels a geuuine interest in the home life of the Vir- 
ginians prior to the Revolution can fail to add this delightfully interest- 
ing and instructive volume to the family library. 

The Carter Family. 381 

the time of Ensealing of these Presents wife unto 
Major Thomas Jones Jun'r son of Col. Thomas 
Jones of Hanover County of the other Part, Wit- 
nesseth" etc. Mrs. Jones was one of Philip Fithian's 
pupils, and his diary (1774) contains the following 
sketch of her, along with similar sketches of his other 

"Fanny next, is in her Person, according to my 
Judgment, the Flower in the Family — She has a 
strong resemblance to her Mama who is an elegant, 
beautiful woman — Miss Fanny seems to have a re- 
markable Sedateness, & simplicity in her counte- 
nance, which is always rather cheerful than melan- 
choly ; She has nothing with which we can find Fault 
in her person, but has something in the Features of 
her Face which insensibly pleases us, & always when 
She draws our Attention, & much more because there 
seems to be for every agreeable Feature a corres- 
pondent Action which improves and adorns it. " 

I append certain extracts from Philip's diary 
illustrative of life at Nomini Hall and vicinity and, 
incidentally, of southern life in general as it was 
then lived by the better classes. At the time it was 
written our family lived at Mt. Zion, their family 
seat in Northumberland. First, from Philip's letter 
home to his former tutor, the Rev. Enoch Green, 
dated December i, 1773: "Rev'd Sir. As you de- 
sired I may not omit to inform you; so far as I can 
by a letter, of the business in which I am now 
engaged * * ^*- 

382 The Carter Family. 

"I set out from home the 20th. of Octr. and 
arrived at the Hon. Robert Carter's, of Nominy, in 
Westmoreland County, the 28th. * * * Mr. 
Carter is one of the Counsellors in the general court 
at Williamsburg, and posesst of as great, perhaps 
the clearest fortune according to the estimation of 
people here, of any man in Virginia. He seems to 
be a good scholar, even in classical learning, and is 
remarkable one in english grammar; and notwith- 
standing his rank, which in general seems to counte- 
nance indulgence to children, both himself and Mrs. 
Carter have a manner of instructing and dealing with 
children far superior, I may say it with confidence, to 
any I have ever seen, in any place, or in any family. 
They keep them in perfect subjection to themselves, 
and never pass over an occasion of reproof; and I 
blush for many of my acquaintances when I say that 
the children are more kind and complaisant to the 
servants who constantly attend them than we are to 
our superiors in age and condition. Mr. Carter has 
an overgrown library of Books of which he allows 
me the free use. It consists of a general collection of 
law books, all the Latin and Greek Classicks, vast 
number of books on Divinity chiefly by writers who 
are of the established Religion; he has the works of 
almost all the late famous writers, as Locke, Addi- 
son, Young, Pope, Swift, Dryden, &c. in Short, Sir, 
to speak moderately, he has more than eight times 
your number — His eldest Son, who seems to be a 
Boy of genius and application is to be sent to Cam- 

The Carter Family. 383 

bridge University, but I believe will go through a 
course either in Philadelphia or Princeton College 
first. As to what is commonly said concerning Vir- 
ginia that it is difficult to avoid being corrupted with 
the manners of the people, I believe it is founded 
wholly in a mistaken notion that persons must, when 
here frequent all promiscous assemblies; but this is 
so far from truth that any one who does practice it, 
tho' he is accused of no crime, loses at once his char- 
acter; so that either the manners have been lately 
changed, or the report is false, for he seems now to 
be best esteemed and most applauded who attends 
to his business, whatever it be, with the greatest dili- 
gence." No, Hfe in the South had not changed. 
Philip was simply seeing it with his own eyes and 
not with the eyes of one that never had seen it and 
knew nothing of it. The social customs or manner 
of life in colonial Virginia differed in no appreciable 
respect, at any period, from that which obtained, at 
a corresponding period, in England among people ot 
the better class. Thus the Rev. Hugh Jones, writ- 
ing in 1724, says: "The habits, life, customs, &c., 
of the Virginians are much the same as about 
London. They live in the same neat manner, dress 
after the same modes, and behave themselves ex- 
actly as the gentry in London; most families of any 
note having a coach, chariot, berlin, or chaise. At 
the Capitol at public times may be seen a great 
number of handsome, well-dressed, compleat gentle- 
men; and at the governor's house upon birth nights 

384 The Carter Fafuily. 

and at balls and assemblies, I have seen as fine an 
appearance, as good diversion, and as splendid enter- 
tainments in Gov. Spotswood's time, as I have seen 
anywhere else." The Virginians loved their mother 
country. They were loyal to its institutions, social, 
civil, and religious. They had no grievances against 
the established order. The Virginians were of the 
established order! No, Philip was simply seeing 
for himself. Philip was present taking notes, let 
him tell the story, to wit: 

1773. Dec. 13 — "The people are extremely hos- 
pitable, and very polite both of which are most cer- 
tainly universal Characteristics of the Gentlemen in 
Virginia — I have heard that this Country is noto- 
rious for Gaming, however this be, I have not seen a 
Pack of Cards, nor a Die, since I left home, nor 
gaming or Betting of any kind except at the Rich- 
mond-Race. Almost every Gentleman of Condition, 
keeps a Chariot and Four; many drive with six 
Horses. — Mr. Carter is practising this evening on the 
Guittar He begins with the Trumpet Minuet. He 
has a good Ear for Music; a vastly delicate Taste: 
and keeps good Instruments, he has here at Home 
a Harpsichord, Forte-Piano, Harmonica, Guittar & 
German Flutes, & at Williamsburg, has a good 
Organ, he himself also is indefatigable in the Practice. 

Dec. 21 — "To day, before Dinner called in and 
stayed a short time Mr. Blain and Mr. Lee who were 
going to one Mr. Lanes to a Christening, which I 
understand is one of the chief times for Diversion 

The Carter Family. 385 

here — Miss Carter told me that her Mama thought 
of giving a small Ball at the approaching Christmas 
for select friends. 

Dec. 25 — "At Breakfast, when Mr. Carter entered 
the Room, he gave us the compHments of the Season. 
He told me, very civily, that as my Horse was 
Lame, his own riding Horse is at my Service to ride 
when & where I Choose. 

"Mrs. Carter was, as always, cheerful, chatty, & 
agreeable; She told me after Breakfast several droll, 
merry occurrences that happened while she was in 
the City Williamsburg. 

"We dined at four o-Clock — There were at Table 
Mrs. Carter & her five Daughters that are at School 
with me — Miss Priscilla, Nancy, Fanny, Betsy, and 
Harriot, five as beautiful delicate, well-instructed 
Children as I have ever known! 

Dec. 27 — "At Breakfast Mrs. Carter gave me an 
invitation to wait on her to parson Smiths Mr. Carter 
offered Me his riding Horse, a beautiful grey, young, 
lively Colt; We sat out about ten, Mrs. Carter, 
Miss Prissy, Miss Fanny, & Miss Betsy, in the 
Chariot; Bob and I were on Horse back; Mrs. 
Carter had three waiting Men: a Coachman, Driver 
& Postillion. — We returned in the Evening; & found 
Mr. Carter & Miss Nancy practising Music, one on 
the Forte-Piano, and the other on the Guitar. 

1774, Jany. 2 — "I was solicited by Dr. Wither- 
spoon to go into Virginia & teach in a Gentlemans 
Family — The offer seem'd profitable; I was encour- 

386 The Carter Family. 

aged by the Dr. and was to have his Recommenda- 
tion — * * * Yet I was in great Doubt & Wholly 
undetermined for some Weeks, because many of my 
friends, and some of my near Relations opposed my 
leaving * * * They told me * * * That 
Virginia is sickly — That the People there are pro- 
fane, and exceeding wicked. — Here now I am in a 
strange Province; But I am under no more nor 
stronger temptations to any kind of vice, perhaps not 
so great as at Cohansie. — unless sometimes when I 
am solicited to dance I am forc'd to blush, for my 

Jany. 3 — "Last Evening, by Miss Prissy, I was 
complimented with an Invitation from Mr. Turber- 
ville to Dine with Him tomorrow — Squire Lee is as 
Miss Prissy told me, preparing to make a splendid 
Ball, which is to last four or- five Days; we are to be 

Jan. 4 — "The Family is most agreeable! Mr. 
Carter is sensible judicious, much given to retirement 
& Study; his Company, and conversation are always 
profitable — His main studies are Law and Music, the 
latter of which seems to be his darling Amusement — 
It seems to nourish, as well as entertain his mind! 
And to be sure he has a nice well judging Ear, and 
has made great advances in the Theory, and Practice 
of music. 

Jan. 6 — "To Day about twelve Bob & Prissy & 
Nancy went in the Chariot to Stratford, to attend 
the Dancing-School — Mr. Taylor, the Colonel's prin- 

The Carter Family. 387 

cipal Overseer dined with us — After School in the 
Evening, I sat with Betsy & Fanny while they sung 
me many songs. When they had done I waited on 
them Home, & spent the Evening with Mr. & 
Mrs. Carter. 

Jan. 8 — ''About Six in the Evening the Chariot 
returned with Bob, Miss Prissy & Nancy from the 
Dance at Stratford — They brought News as follows: 
Miss Prissy told us, that they had an elegant Dance 
on the Whole; that Colonel Philip Lee, where they 
met to Dance, was on Friday, at the Wedding, &c. ; 
Mr. Christian the Master danced several Minuets, 
prodigiously beautiful, that Captain Grigg (Captain 
of an English Ship) danced a Minuet with her; that 
he hobbled most dolefully, & that the whole Assem- 
bly laughed. 

March 18 — Mr. Carter now possesses 60000 Acres 
of Land, & about 600 Negroes — * * * Qut of 
these Lands, which are situated so remote from each 
other in various parts of these two large Provinces, 
Virginia, & Maryland, Mr. Carter has chosen for the 
place of his habitation a high spot of Ground in West- 
moreland County at the head of the Navigation of the 
River Nomini, where he has erected a large Elegant 
House, at a vast expense, which commonly goes by 
the name of Nomini-Hall. This House is built with 
Brick, but the bricks have been covered with strong 
lime Mortar; so that the building is now perfectly 
white; It is seventy-six Feet long from East to 
West; & forty-four wide from North to South, two 

388 The Carter Fmnily. 

Stories high. — Due East of the Great House are two 
Rows of tall, flourishing, beautiful Poplars; these 
Rows are something wider than the House, & are 
about 300 yards Long, at the Easternmost end of 
which is the great Road leading through Westmore- 
land to Richmond. These Rows of Poplars form an 
extremely pleasant avenue, & at the Road, through 
them, the House appears most romantic, at the same 
time that it does truly elegant. 

April 4 — "Easter Monday; a general holiday; 
Negroes* are now all disbanded till Wednesday 
morning & are at Cock Fights through the County. 

April 10 — "This morning is extremely pleasant 
the Country full of flowers, & the branches full of 

*The overseer that told Philip of his improved method of punishing 
slaves by tying them up until their feet just touched the points of shar- 
pened pegs, was certainly "kidding" Philip. It should have occurred to 
him that men of Mr. Carter's character would not permit unnecessary 
cruelty to slaves. It recalls an incident that occurred in Winchester, my 
old town, before the war, and was related to me by leading citizens many 
years afterward. The man was pointed out to me and was still an irre- 
pressible joker. An inquisitive stranger from a northern State visited 
the town and soou became an object of interest to this village wag. A 
one-legged negro came hobbling by and the wag said to him, " You see 
that poor negro, stranger! He belongs to, I reckon, the meanest man in 
seven states. He's a shoemaker, like myself, I'm sorry to say, and he 
buys the likeliest negroes he can find to work in his shop, and cuts one 
leg off to keep them from running away, for you know they make as good 
shoemakers with one leg as with two. Don't talk about it here, stranger, 
for you might get into trouble." Of course he didn't speak of it, as the 
wag anticipated, and no one had an opportunity to undeceive him. No 
doubt he believed every word that was told him, and gave it due currency 
among his friends in the North, as his descendants may be doing to this 
good day. " Of course it is true ; did not our father get it from a promi- 
nent citizen of Kentucky, was he not in Kentucky at the time and 
did he not actually see with his own eyes one of the negroes whose leg 
had been cut off?" 

The Carter Family. 389 

lovely singing Birds. — Before Breakfast I saw a Ring 
of Negroes at the Stable, fighting Cocks, and in sev- 
eral parts of the plantation they are digging up their 
small Lots of ground allow'd by their Master for 
Potatoes, peas, &c. 

June 18 — " Toward evening 'Squire Lee call'd in 
& brought a late London News Paper — He informed 
us likewise that last Saturday in Richmond (our 
neighboring County) the people drest & burnt with 
great marks of Detestation the infamous Lord 
North — Mrs. Carter, after the 'Squire left us quite 
astonished me in the Course of the evening, with her 
perfect acquaintance with the American Constitution. 

Aug. 2 — "About Sunset we left the Ship, & went 
all to Hobb's Hole (Tappahannock), where a Ball 
was agreed on — This is a small Village, with only a 
few Stores, & Shops, it is on a beautiful River, & has 
I am told commonly six, eight, & ten Ships loading 
before it the Crews of which enliven the Town — 
(Ball Room) 25 Ladies — 40 Gentlemen — The Room 
very long, well-finished, airy & cool, & well-seated — 
two Fiddlers — Miss Aphia Fantleroy* danced next, 
the best dancer of the whole absolutely — And the 
finest Girl — Her head tho' was powdered white as 
Snow, & crap'd in the newest taste — She is the Copy 
of the goddess of Modesty — Very handsome; she 
seemed to be loved by all her Acquaintances, and 
admired by every Stranger." 

* An aunt of Grandma Jones. 


To (4) Col. Thos. Jones of Va., from Hon. Sam- 
uel SwANN OF North Carolina. 

Edenton July 30th 1743 
Hon'd Sr 

I yesterday had the pleasure by Mr. Parks Mes- 
senger, to hear of the health of yourself and Family; 
at the same time he gave me a lett'r from you, which 
I suppose, had layd long in Mr. Parks office being 
dated the 25th of March last & was in answer to one 
I wrote from this place the 19th of the same month. 

When I then returned home to the satisfaction of 
finding my Family well was added that of hearing 
by your Lett'r to my wife of the Blessing you enjoy- 
ed of a Perfect health, and tho' farr advanced in 
life, entirely free from decays, and complaints, too 
frequent in persons of your age, may you as long re- 
main so as did the Meek Prophet, that was the Jew- 
ish lawgiver and tho' late; when you pay your debt 
to Nature, may your Exit be as happy; in the mean 
time pray give us the pleasure of hearing often from 
you and that you remain in the enjoyment of the 
first part of my wish. 

I now come to your letter of the 25th of March, 
and hope long before this my little kinswoman Lucy 
hath cot well of the wound in her foot with much 

392 Appendix. 

less pain than that with which she may hereafter in- 
spire the Breast of some worthy lover who she may 
suffer to sigh in Vain, before the little Fabled god 
has made her conscious of the pain she gives. 

I'm pleased with the character you give me of Mr, 
King and could wish I was happy in his Friendship 
and acquaintance; had he less merit, my regard for 
the Family to which he is now alied, would create in 
me an Esteem for him. 

I thank you for your congratulations on my New 
Office; Ambition is my least foible, and the only 
pleasure that results from this office being conferred 
tho' unsought after by me; is that it gives me reason 
to believe my conduct in General has been Agreeable 
to the most distinguishing part of the community in 
which it is my fortune to live. 

I have here enclosed you a Release from Mr. 
Wilson and his wife (late widow and Executrix of 
my Brother Fred'k Jones deceased) also one from 
Mr. Howes and my self. You will observe an ex- 
ception to the release signed by Mr. Wilson and his 
wife as to any Demand they may have on the Estate 
of Maj. Holloway they imagining a General release 
to you being one of the Executors to him might be a 
barr to any claim they might think proper to make 
against his Estate on Acc't of an Instrument of 
writing given by him to my Brother Harding Jones, 
as it might be plead by all of Maj. Holloways Exrs; 
(the release is full as to your being Exr to your 
Brother;) this they reminded me of, when I called 

Appendix. 393 

on them in my way to this place to get them to 
signe a release which I had drawn General as is that 
from Mr. Howes and myself; and one I had with me 
signed by my Brother Thos. Jones which I have 
kept to have it altered in the same particular; as this 
Exception did not occur to me when I got him to 
signe & as he left it to me that I should not advise 
him to signe any instrument that might operate to 
his prejudice in any particular, when I return I will 
get him to execute one with the Exception, and will 
send it from this place if I live to come here at our 
next Assembly which is to be about the middle of 
Novem'r next. I left your Niece and all our friends 
well when I came from home about three weeks 
agoe, I shall return about two day, hence. Pray 
make my complements to all my friends in Gen'l but 
in particular to my Aunt & Little kinsfolk who to- 
gether with you I wish all the happiness that can be 
enjoyed on this side imortality. 
I am Sr Yr Most 

Dutiful & obliged Nephew 

(Signed) Sam'l Swann 

P S 

The blots & scrawls of this paper I hope you'l 
excuse as it is a Public time when I'm obliged to 
write in much hurry & have not time to copy it over. 

394 Appendix. 

To (4) Col. Thos. Jones of Va., from Hon. Sam- 
uel SwANN OF North Carolina. 

September the 8th 1757. 
"Hon'd Sr 

Your kind lett'r of the 10th of June with those for 
my wife did not come to hand 'till the 3d of August 
when Mr. Ashe a kinsman of mine met with them at 
Bladen County Court and brought them down to 
me, but could give me no account by whome they 
came from Virginia. I should by the Post have ac- 
knowledged the rece't of them before now but was 
at that time very ill with a fevor of which I am yet 
but scarcely recovered, and that hath reduced me so 
low that I am now but just able to write — 

I am glad to find your son* got safe home found 
you his mother and your family well and that he 
was pleased with his treatment at Cape Fear. I 
think him deserving of all the civility and respect it 
was in my power to shew him, and that he had little 
occation of my recomendation as his own merit and 
behaviour would have been a very good Introduction 
to the Gent'm here and Justly claimed their civilitys 
and regard; abstracted from which my having from a 
member of your Family been blest with one of the 
best of wives and the Obligations I am under to you 
and her Aunt on her account as well as my own will 
always engage the most grateful returns I can make. 

*(16) Fred'k Jones, who later married the writer's daughter, Jane 

Appendix. 395 

We have had a very sickly Summer hardly a 
Family having escaped; my Brother Jones hath had 
a very large Share of sickness in his and is now very 
111 most of our friends and neighbours are else sick or 
upon the recovery: Time reflection and the agree- 
able account we have reed, of our Son's safe arrival 
in England and of his having got well through the 
small pox hath pretty well allayed my wife's grief 
Occationed by the death of her Sister & parting with 
him and she begins to resume her usual chearful- 

I am advised by Let'rs from England that Lieuf- 
tenant Heron on his arrival at home had the Com- 
mand of a Pacquet given him, Employed in carry- 
ing Expresses from the English Court to the Armies 
of the King of Prussia & Duke of Cumberland from 
which Voiage by lett's of the last of June past I am 
advised he was safely returned and was in expecta- 
tion very soon to have the Comand of a ship on this 
Station, the Temple Family among which his great- 
est interest lay being now again in the administra- 
tion in England. I believe the comand of a ship on 
this Station will be more agreeable to him than any 
other Comand as his wife is averse to going to Eng- 
land while the war continues. The character you 
have of him from your Son is very Just for he really 
deserves whatever can be said of him in his favour. 

I am much Obliged to you for so freely and in- 
geniously acquainting me with the Situation of your 
affairs which occation your non comphance with what 

396 Appendix. 

I promised in case of a Marriage between your Son 
Mr. Fred'k and my Daughter, and at the same time 
am very sorry to find you are so circumstanced. As 
the charge of my Sons Education in England, high 
freights and Insurance, the loss of about ^100 
Sterl'g in Indies the last Season (taken by the 
French) a very bad crop this year and from my Sta- 
tion in life being Obliged to live at a considerable 
expense which cant easily or at once be retrenched; 
puts it out of my power at present to do (alone my- 
self) for them what I proposed might be done Equal- 
ly between us, and all I can further say on this head 
is that (if the S'd Marriage takes Effect) I shall from 
time to time during my life advance such Sums as I 
can spare without Embarrassing my Affairs, toward 
settling them in the world and that in the meantime 
they shall want for none of the conveniencys of life 
in my power to provide them. And on condition 
your Son Mr. Fred'k shall have as you mention an 
equal Share with his Brothers & Sisters of your and 
his Mothers Estate after your & her decease, let it 
be more or less; I shall give my Daughter at my de- 
cease some land and an equal share (including what 
I shall give her in my life time) with my Son of my 
Personal Estate which without some unforeseen Mis- 
fortunes happening to me will be sufficient to make 
their circumstances Easy in the world. As I believe 
they have a mutual Regard for each other which is the 
best Prognostick of their future happiness; if my kins- 
man is wilhng to take my Daughter under the cir- 

Appendix. 397 

cumstances before mentioned & hath your and his 
Mothers consent thereto, the further alhance with a 
worthy family for which I have always had the high- 
est regard will be very pleasing to 

Your Most Dutiful & Obliged Nephew — 

(Signed) Sam'l Swann. 

(4) Col. Thos. Jones of Va., from (8) Jane Swann, 
WIFE OF Hon. Samuel Swann of North Carolina. 

March y^ 8th 1756 
Hon'd Sr 

I have long waited for an opportunity of ac- 
knowledging your kind and obliging Letter of the 
20th of August was twelve months giving me the 
pleasing account of the health of your Self and fam- 
ily and of the happy marriage of my Cousin Thomas 
and his having a Son on all of which I heartily con- 
gratulate you & my aunt as well as him and his 
spouse but not having been able to meet any direct- 
ly to that part of Virginia where you live at last to 
relieve my Impatience of Scribbling to you; I write 
this to take the first Chance passage from New- 
bern if not directly to you at least by the way of 

I do assure you Sr you do me but Justice in be- 
lieving that the regard I have always Expressed for 
you & your Family Proceeds purely from the Sin- 
cerity of my Heart & that I esteem your Letters 
whenever your Leasure or Ease will permit your 
obliging me with them giving me an account of 

398 Appendix. 

the scituation and health of your Self & Family a 
most pleasing and agreeable return of it. I thank 
God we are very happy in the Enjoyment of many 
blessings as well as in Respect to our Circumstances 
and Reputation in the world; which I doubt not may 
be of advantage to our Children; Jane is grown near 
as tall as my Self and Sam is also well grown of his 
age & Reads and writes very prettily and is very 
fond of Lerning was it in my power to present 
them to you for your blessing my happiness would 
be compleat his Father talks of Sending him to Eng- 
land in a very few years and I am afraid I shall have 
occasion of more resolution than I am Mistress of at 
present to support me in parting with him; tho I am 
fully sensible from Experience as well as observation 
how Essential a Liberal Education is to that sex 
and the Indifernt figure they make in the world 
without it 

Mr. Swann & my Self in particular as well as our 
other friends & relations have been greatly disap- 
pointed in y^ pleasure we proposed from the Visit 
you as well as our Cousin Fred flattered us we 
Should have from him last Spring; and Still hope 
tho he hath hitherto delayed it, it will not be long 
before he will oblige us with that favour My Cousin 

lly Howes is marryed to y^ Gentleman Mr. 

Swann mentioned in to you My Sister M — — 

a very fine Daughter and my Brother Tomas a 

Son as to any thing Else that concerns our relations 
here there is no alteration Sence I last wrote to you. 

Appendix. 399 

Mr. Swann & my Son & Daughter Joyn me in Duty 
to you & Aunt & Love to our young kinsfolks that 
you all may enjoy the favour of the Almighty & his 
Christ's blessings in this Life & a blissful Eternity 
here after is y^ ardent prayer of 

Yr Dutifull & obliged Neice 

(signed) Jane Swann 

(16) Fred'k Jones to his Mother: 

December loth, 1756. 
Dear Madam 

The strictest Ties of Duty, (with the feeling of 
Satisfaction I have always been inspir'd with, to 

oblige my and more particularly a Mother to 

whom I owe my being, my all) induces me to ac- 
quaint you of my present Residence. I am now at 
Newbern at Mrs. Moore's, where I got in Six Days 
from Wm's Burg without the least Interruption, after 
a very pleasant Journey. I was received by the 
Family & have been entertained by them, more like 
a Son and Brother, than as a distant Relation. My 
Cousin Harding has just returned from New England 
(where he has been for Education several years past) 
with a very agreeable fine young Woman to his Wife; 
& Mrs. Moore's Daughter (Miss Wilson) was married 
about a fortnight before I got into Newbern to an 
Irish Gentleman without a Fortune ; she is suppos'd 
to be worth fifteen Thousand Pounds Sterling at the 
most moderate Computation ; Her Mother & the 
Family were very much against it, but as her For* 

400 Appendix. 

tune was at her own disposal she imprudently de- 
clared she would have him & 'twas not in their Power 
to prevent it. I suppose my Sister Lucy by this 
time has near enter'd that State, if she has I heartily 
wish her all the Comforts attending it which I think 
includes all this World can afford. 

1 am in great hopes that innocent agreable Counte- 
nance that my Sister Nancy (if she please) can as- 
sume, will engage some advantageous Match, & 
nothing will give me more Satisfaction than to be 
agreably surpris'd at my return home. I hope what 
I mention'd in my Letter from WmsBurgh did not 
surprise you ; as it was only my surmise ; & perhaps 
there might be nothing in it ; only I thought a hint 
might be proper, as it was not impossible. As to 
Public News I don't suppose you expect any from this 
Corner of the World. The Governor is a very agre- 
able well bred Gentleman. I have had the honour of 
dining with him several times, & am by Invitation 
with Mrs. Moore's Family to pay him a Visit tomor- 
row ; they are very intimate and as her Family are 
principal People here ; have met with a vast deal of 
Civility & been kindly treated & entertained by the 
best Gentlemen in the Place. 

Tho' I am here so agreably entertain'd cant avoid 
spending many an hour on home, my Father, You, 
and the rest of us in General ; who I hope are all well 
& will continue so till I return which will be as soon 
as I have spent a little time with my Relations round 
which I cant avoid as I have got so far & believe 

Appendix. 401 

they are all confident I came with that View alone. 
I should have wrote to my Brother Tom but suppos'd 
you would hardly have met with a Conveyance; as he 
lives in so out of the way a place. I expect you will 
have sent Brother Watt over to School before this 
comes to hand. This tho' not by an immediate 
opportunity hope will reach you safe & find you Dear 
Mother with my Loving Brothers & Sisters well, my 
Duty to you & kind Love to them all ; particularly 
Brother Watt & Betty 

I am Dear Madam 
Your most Dutiful and Loving Son 

(Signed) Fred'k Jones. 

Extract from a Skeleton Letter Written by 

(13) Col. Thos. Jones to his Brother Dr. 

Walter, then a Student in Edinburgh: 

Virg'a. March loth, 1770. 
With regard to Mr. Warden, his treatment, &c., 
is so vastly preferable to the Tutors in general in 
Virg'a, suppose he was put to a little inconvenience, 
his advantages are so many and great, that he ought 
to be silent, but he is put to no inconvenience with 
regard to a place to retire to, or any thing else. It 
is true he has not a room in my house, it is impos- 
sible. I told him this the day after he came here, 
but he has a house about three hundred yards from 
mine 24 ft. square, I think, with two rooms one his 
Lodging room the other School room, extremely 
warm & tight, a plank floor, plaistered & white 

402 Appendix. 

finished, a brick chimney with two very good fire 
places, his furniture is as good a bed as any in my 

house (torn off) chair, Book Case, &c. , &c. r 

a boy i6 yr's old attends him from if every 

thing is not in order, upon complaint, which he is apt 
to make, the boy is corrected, he has Candles when 
he pleases, and generally burns 3 large mould 
Candles of myrtle wax & talow in six Nights, has no- 
body to interrupt him, comes to the house by day or 
night, when he pleases, & retires when he pleases, is 
company for every Gent, that visits me. I think 
there is no man can be more retired than he if he 
chooses it. Indeed Doctr. Steptoe tells me he 
understands it is a saying among the Pedagogues, 
see how Mr. Jones treats Mr. Warden, however, a 
neough of this, but I hope you will live to be a wit- 
ness to these matters. Facts, he is a good Tutor,* & 
a good sort of Man, but that cursed pride so inherent 
in these people is most insufferable. I certainly have 

not wrote you Dr. Watt (gone) in whom you 

can confide, which appears to be the case with the 

Boy you mention, who I think a ver}^ proper 

Person, it is certainly better than running the risque 
of getting a cursed villianous Negroe that will be a 

*Mr. Warden continued to teach in the family as late as 1772, whether 
lie continued after this does not appear. He was highly esteemed as 
a tutor. I think he remained in the colony, and became a lawyer. In 
one of Col. Jones' letters the terms of the original contract between him 
and Dr. Walter Jones is stated, viz.: * * * "between my Brother 
Walter & Mr. Warden, is, that he is to teach my Children for ^30 Ster- 
his board, &c., & to have the advantage of three scholars, (at least)" 

Appendix . - 403 


continual vexation to you. I think you had better 
engage a Servant for at least 4 ys. in which Time, 
you may be able to provide yourself with a good one 
in this County. I know of no inconvenience that can 
possibly attend your bringing in a Servant, except to 
the Person himself who may sometimes meet with 
but indifferent Lodging, but it is probable you will 
not often lodge yourself where this is the case, & he 
may put up with it once awhile. Don't you think it 
would be most prudent (on account of the great ex- 
pense) not to carry this Servant to England but to 
take his passage in a Scotch Ship from Glasgow or 
Ayr to Potommack or Rappahannock, so that he may 
be in about the Time, or rather sooner, than you ex- 
pect to be here yourself, his passage would be cheaper 
& it would save you a good deal of expence, you 
might direct him to me, however I shall entirely 
leave this matter to yourself, to act in it as you think 

I do not recollect any thing more that I have to 
mention to you, except it is to acquaint you that 
your relations here are all well. I reed, a letter the 
other day from our Brother Fred'k acquainting me 
that himself & Family were in good health. Mr. 
William I before informed you, was married to the 
Widow of Col. Chas. Carter, a Sister of Christo: 
Taliaferro, 1000 Ster. I think her Fortune They 
have two Sons, the eldest a Patagonian, the most 
ruined that ever a Child was by the Father, I sup- 
pose you remember what he used to say upon these 

404 Appendix. 

occasions. Our worthy Sister Smith is now lying in 
with the sixth Daughter, they have one Son only. 
If you live to return to your own Country, you will 
find that death has made great havvock amongst 
your acquaintances, poor Col. Thornton & John 
Williams died the other day, also old Major Bicker- 

(25) Dr. Walter Jones, then a Student 
IN Edinburgh. 

To Mr. Jones Student of Medicine 


Edin'b 16. July 1767. 

As I am going for some time to a distance 

from Town, I think it is very Proper to send you this 

line, relating to your desire, that I might recommend 

a fit person to Go to Virginia, in the capacity of Tutor 

to your Brothers Children; I can think of none, who 

will probably accept of the Terms you mention'd, that 

seems to be better qualify'd for that Trust, than Mr. 

John Warden, one of my Students, he was Educated 

in the University of St. Andrews, and was amply 

recommend'd to me, by the Professors with whom he 

studied, as a Good Scholar in the several Branches 

of Learning that are taught there, Greek, Latin, 

Philosophy & Mathematics, and his Moral Character 

is unspotted, he has a Good Stock also of Prudence, 

can submit to the Labour requisite in such a Station, 

and will, I am fully persuaded, do all Justice to his 

Appendix. 405 

Young Pupils, and give all Satisfaction to their 
Parents; Mr. John Warden one of the Ministers of 
the Canongate, is his near Relation, he will at your 
desire write to his friend on the subject and bring 
him in from the country to converse with you upon 
it, and to settle and transact all matters relating to 
your design of Engaging one to serve your Brother 
in that shape, I propose to return to Town in a fort- 
night or in less than three Weeks, so that in case 
Matters shall not be Settled between you and Mr. 
Warden, 1 may try to point out some one with whom 
an agreement may be made, Mean While I am with 
great Esteem 

Sir Your most obed't and 

Most humble Serv't 
(Signed) Robt Hamilton. 

(19) Lucy (Jones) Smith, in her Eighty-first 
Year, to (150) Gen. Roger Jones. 

La-Vallee Dec'r 5th 181 8. 
My Dear Roger 

As the second was the day appointed for the 

celebration of your marriage, I may safely venture to 

congratulate you — it was a day big with importance 

to you both, and I sincerely hope and cherish the 

belief, that as far as it is in your power, your fondest 

wishes will be realis'd — I know that in the youthful 

mind, little of evil is anticipated upon those joyous 

occasions — all appears sunshine, the idea that sorrow 

can ever approach, is banish'd from our thoughts. 

4o6 Appendix, 

and none but halcyon days are to await us. — that the 
best blessings of heaven may attend your union is my 
fervent prayer — but as perfect happiness has never 
yet fallen to the lot of any creature, I wou'd wish to 
prepare your mind to expect the bitter to be much 
mingl'd with the sweets of life — often our fondest 
hopes are blighted by some dispensation of Provi- 
dence; you must therefore endeavor to lower your 
expectations of uninterrupted bliss, that when disap- 
pointments come you may be the better prepared to 
meet them. — 

The thorough knowledge I have of the excellence 
of your disposition and kindness of your heart leads 
me to feel assur'd you will act your part well as a 
husband — but human nature is not perfect — you 
must set out with a full determination, to bear with 
each others frailties with patience — do not be shock'd 
when I speak of frailties — we all have them some in 
a smaller others in a greater degree — be to each 
others faults a "little blind, to the virtues ever 
kind". — 

I well remember the kindness with which you us'd 
to indulge me, by reading a portion of Scripture for 
me every morning — let me earnestly recommend to 
you my Son, and I feel assur'd that your dear Mary 
will heartily join you in this reasonable service, to 
devote a part of every morning and evening to read- 
ing the bible with diligence & attention — consider- 
the obligations you are under to your Creator and 
best benefactor — all the blessings you receive flow 

Appendix. 407 

from his bounty, and surely a part of your time 
shoul'd be devoted to His service — I flatter myself 
that this proposal will be heartily acquiesc'd in, and 
that you will consider it a privilege, and not a hard 
duty. — 

I have often considered you as a child of peculiar 
good fortune — few young men have attain'd to the 
same standing with yourself — worldly honors have 
flow'd thick upon you. — these marks of distinction 
are certainly highly gratifying, and is the strongest 
evidence of the propriety of the conduct you have 
persu'd — but the time must come when all these 
things are to be of no use to us — let me exhort you 
then to endeavor so to live that when you are sum- 
mon'd before the Judge of the quick and the dead to 
be prepared for those imperishable honors that never 
fade, eternal in the Heavens! You must pardon me 
for writing to you in this stile — I feel it my duty, and 
love you too well to omit it. 

I have lately received another charming letter 
from my precious Walter dated from Copenhagen, 
he was well and delighted with his trip thus far — he 
says it will be replete with instruction — poor fellow I 
have had many anxious hours about him, lest he 
shoul'd be detain'd in the Baltic until the season was 
so far advanced as to make his hardships so great as 
to be almost insupportable — but my mind was 
relieved to find from the last papers the Guerri was 
in the Mediterranean. — 

4o8 Appendix. 

Mr. Miller desires to be kindly remember'd to you 
and bid me tell you he expects you were more 
alarm'd when you were married than in the hardest 
battle you were engag'd in during the war, and that 
you will now sing "Wife children and friends", with 
greater glee than ever. — All the family send their 
love and sincere congratulations. — Betsy says she 
thinks you might have sent her some message in 
reply to hers in my last letter. — 

To my new neice say everything that is kind and 
affectionate for me — kiss her as often as you please 
on my account. — When am I to see you? Surely you 
will lay some plan to visit me — consider I am double 
anxious now that you are married. — 

I received a very kind letter from Catesby the 
other day — and one from Betsy, I was sorr}^ — her 
health not at all improved. — Direct to me in Rich- 
mond, I expect to be there next week. 

God bless you & yours 

Affect'y Your Aunt 
(Signed) Lucy F. Smith 

Extracts from a Letter Received from Capt. 

A. O. Vaughan (Owen Rhoscomyl), of Vron, 

DiNAS Powis, Wales, May 25, 19 10. 

' ' In Wales the recording of genealogies was entirely 
a different matter. The unit before the law was not 
the individual, but the clan of four generations, involv- 
ing the whole tribe to the ninth generation from the 

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Kj L-i^-t^ eZ^^f-^'^C^) ' 


-i^-i^-iS-^-'/J^^^*:— , 

The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, to (89) Lewis H. Jones. 

Concluded on page 410. 

Appendix. 409 

common male ancestor. Any individual who could 
not prove himself of full kin and descent to some clan 
or other was simply the prey of the first clans-man 
who met him. He could be killed or made a bonds- 
man, for the simple reason that he had no clan to 
avenge him, either by life for life, or by the exaction 
of "galanas," blood-fine. Therefore every man was 
keen to keep his status in his clan. As, however, the 
clan as a whole was responsible for the deeds of any 
member of it, and answerable in blood or money for 
anything done against outsiders, the clan again was 
extremely careful about who did or did not belong to 
the clan. Hence each tribe had an officer called 
'The Avoucher, ' whose duty was to keep a jealous 
record of the members of the clans, and so to avouch 
who did and who did not belong to the clans of the 
tribe. Remember that the lands of a clan belonged 
to the whole male blood of the clan, not to any indi- 
vidual of it. Each individual man had the right to five 
free acres of the ploughlands of the tribe and also to 
a certain number of cattle, sheep, etc., out of the 
tribe stock, when, at fourteen, he was taken to the 
chief and sworn 'man and kin' to him, and entered 
upon the seven years training in everything that went 
to the earning of a living, and especially to the defend- 
ing of that living. 

"So you see that a Welshman's genealogy was a 
sheer matter of life and death to him, with any 
number of people ready to deny his right to clanship, 
unless that right were beyond dispute. 

4 1 o Appe7idix. 

"The whole question of the supposed confusion 
and contradictoriness of Welsh genealogies, lies in the 
one word ' misidentification, ' the misidentification 
of one gentleman of such and such a name with an- 
other gentleman of the same name. It is the old story 
again of Homer's poems, 'that they were not written 
by Homer, but by another gentleman of the same 
name!' So the seven Brychans of ancient Wales 
have been rolled into the personality of one of them, 
Br3^chan Brycheinioc, the three Arthurs into one, 
etc., etc. 

" Thus you see that I deal only with Welsh geneal- 
ogies kept by Welsh genealogists. Many of these 
genealogists in Elizabeth's days, and down to the 
days of Queen Anne, were deputies from Herald's 
College also, and so their records would be accepted 
there. From Elizabeth's days also they used to keep 
records of members of the clans who had settled in 
England, especially in London, and so I should simply 
proceed to go systematically through all the Welsh 
genealogies which were brought down to, say, 1750. 
I could not offer you any 'tentative' pedigree, because 
there is nothing tentative in Welsh genealogies. 
Either a man is a son of so and so, or he doesn't 
exist on paper at all. If he's on paper he's a fact, 
and if he isn't there you can't invent him on to it, nor 
suggest him on to it. And if any-one did forge a 
name on to a genealogy, it would be detected in- 
stantly by comparision with the endless copies of 
each genealogy which were constantly being made. 

Appendix. 4 1 1 

' ' But, precisely because I should have to go through 
all the genealogies written in the i6th, 17th and 
early part of the i8th centuries before I could say 
definitely whether I could or could not find the an- 
cestry of Capt. Roger Jones, so I cannot advise you 
to stop the researches you are having made in London. 
I might hit upon what you want in the first collection 
I went to, but I might not hit upon it at all in any of 

"But, let me make it quite clear to you that all I 
should ever find would be this — the clear, plain des- 
cent of Roger Jones, back from father to father, clear 
back to his tribal ancestor and then, of course, back 
to Cunedda and the Emperor Maximus. Which 
branch he came of would be immaterial, and yet 
I take it that his marriage of a wife at Mansfield, as 
well as the similarity of the coat of arms, less one 
point, suggests him kin to the Ap John of Collingham. 
Though there again comes in a reservation; for many 
of the Welshmen wounded at their epoch-making 
victory at Bosworth Field, in 1485, settled in the 
neighborhood, on their recovery, and the tribe of the 
Sons of Moreiddig Warwyn was represented at that 
victory by men of every clan of the tribe. 

"Thank you for that about your brother's answer: 
I'm glad it was a descendant of Cunedda the Burner 
who said that he'd give in when hell froze over. 
That was the old Cymric spirit in a phrase: all old 
Cymric history is epitomized in it. 

412 Appendix. 

"And for your mother's 'Good night, don't come 
back a coward '* — my greatest favorite of all the end- 
less songs of Wales is ' Plas Gogerddan. ' Plas Go- 
gerddan is the ancient seat of the Pryces of that 
district, under the shadow of dark Pumluman (Plyn- 
limmon, the English call it). In the Cromwellian 
wars, Pryce of Gogerddan had taken every man of 

*I remember well my brother's leaving home to join Morgan, and my 
mother's last words to him as he rode off into the darkness of that mid- 
night. My father stormed and my mother wept, but to no avail. Gen. 
Morgan was passing through the State on one of his flying raids, but 
there was no visible excitement in the community. Except for this, the 
State was in complete Federal occupation and no one else in the com- 
munity, none of his companions, went with him or attempted to reach 
Morgan. He was a mere child reared on the farm, had doubtless never 
seen a Confederate soldier, and, I suppose, had never been fifty miles 
from home. Was it a call of the blood? My mother who had been an 
invalid as long as I could remember, looked that night like the merest 
shadow of frail invalidism. I heard her say to my brother, in words 
clear and distinct, " Frank, don't come home a coward, I'd rather see you 
dead." They were the last words he heard from his mother that night. 

A little later in the war, many of the boys in the neighborhood enlisted 
in Morgan's command and were all captured on the Ohio raid, my 
brother with the rest. At first the mothers and sisters of the boys, and 
doubtless some of their sweethearts, were brave enough, but when news 
began to reach them of the cruel hardships to which they were exposed in 
northern prisons, for the want of food and sufficient clothing and covering 
to withstand the extreme rigor of northern winters, and some of them 
were sick, and deaths were reported as of frequent occurrence, and the 
Federal authorities were suspected of a fixed purpose to compass the 
death of as many of them as possible by such means, the ladies began 
to weaken, their pride was humbled, and after many consultations they 
decided to write a tentative lettpr to one of the boys and urge him to 
take the oath and come home. As near as I can recall the language, they 
received this answer from the boy they wrote to: "As to taking the oath, 
I will agree to take it when Frank Jones does, and Frank has just been 
consulted and says he will take it when hell freezes over, so please don't 
mention it again." 

Chicago, January 11th., 1907, 

Hon. Lo H, Jones, 

Louisville, KentucKy, 

Vfy dear Student :- 

I was just about to write to you when I received your let- 
ter of the 8th. It was ray purpose to say this: I have read your ar- 
ticle in the December Journal with much interest and profit. Next 
to the work of our Leader, I regard it as a classic, standing at the 
head of our literature. It is very effective and instructive, and 
will be of great value in connection with our educational endeavor. 

Now in relation to the letters which you refer to, I aia 
obliged to say that I have very little recollection concerning thorn, 
I recall the fact that I have had at least two, and in a general way 
I remember that they instantly impressed me as being wretched man- 
ifestations of mischief, I did not believe one word they contained 
concerning you, and recognized in them all the ear-marks of envy, 
jealousy, and rivalry. If I remember correctly, the writer of one 
letter stated that she was your student, and in reply to this, I 
wrote briefly, advising her to become reconciled to you as speedily 
as possible. It is customary for me to destroy my letters after I 
answer them. I do not think I have five letters left out of sixty 
thousand that I have received since I have been a scientist. These 
letters were destroyed among others, and therefore I cannot comply 
with your request to send them to you. This experience of yours is 
upon the same fashion as that that most of us have to pass through. 
If a Christian scientist ever gets to a point where he can and does 
accomplish something, he always reaches the point where his foot- 
steps will be dogged by the envious. Inasmuch as you have been 
through several classes with me, and inasmuch as I have been able 
by reason of considerable intimacy with you to judge, I am free to 
say that I consider you unusually competent adequately to teach 
students on the subject of Christian Science and its practice. My 
own impression is that the Christian Scientists at Louisville and 
its vicinity would do well to be glad that you are at work in that 
field and to heartily co-operate with you. 

Sincerely yours, 

<f. d 

Edward A. Kimball. C. S. D., of Chicago, to (89) Lewis H. Jones. 

Appendix. 4 1 3 

fighting age and fallen with them on the fields of Eng- 
land, for the King. Then Powell of Nant Eos, the 
next clan to the south, coming home from many a 
Roundhead victory — for he was for 'The Houses, ' the 
Parliament — marched to root out, butt and branch, 
Gogerddan. All the remnant gathered to defend 
Gogerddan, but old men and boys and women were all 
that could be found, while to command them was only a 
lad of fifteen, son of the slain chief. When the fight- 
ing grew thick at the gate, the lad came back into the 
great hall where his mother waited, and fear was 
on him. But his mother pointed to the trophies 
of his ancestors on the walls and asked him if he could 
be a coward in the face of those. * No, ' he said. 
'Kiss me, mother, and I'll go.' She kissed him and 
he went. A little while after, as the mother still 
stood in the hall, the fighting broke, and in came Nant 
Eos and his men, and on the bier of their locked 
spears they brought her youngling, dead. ' He would 
not fly. He would not yield. He would but die. 
He is here.' And for his sake they did not burn 

Judge Jones' Book. 

(Written for The Sun by Hon. James Flanagan.) 

I have read with great interest and instruction the 
notes prepared, and published in book form, by Judge 
Lewis H. Jones, of Winchester, Ky. , relative to the 
antecedents and descendants of Captain Roger Jones, 

4 1 4 Appendix. 

of London and Virginia, with notice of other famihes of 
the grand old Commonwealth of Virginia, the mother 
of states and statesmen; of orators, painters, sculp- 
tors, poets and heroes; of the families of Bathurst, 
Belfield, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, 
Hoskins, Latane, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, 
Waring, Woodford and other names that have 
adorned the annals of our country in general, and of 
Virginia and Kentucky in particular. 

The Jones family of Virginia, descended from Capt. 
Roger Jones, have been distinguished in every section 
of the United States. They have furnished some of 
the brightest intellects that have adorned the Ameri- 
can bar. They have furnished some of the most 
gallant and skillful commanders in our Army and 
Navy. They have furnished some of the brightest 
types of the human race. They have been men of 
honor and probity of character, and the author of 
the notes has shown by his own honorable and useful 
career, though yet in the prime of his life, that he 
sprang from a noble ancestry, who have ever been 
distinguished for their patriotism, valor and lofty 
spirit, and have added luster to the pages of Ameri- 
can histor}^ 

The late Thomas Ap Jones, the grandfather of 
Judge Jones, who moved from Virginia to Kentucky 
over seventy-five years ago, was a man of the highest 
order of talents, and one of nature's noblemen. Wm. 
Flanagan, deceased, the gifted brother of the writer, 
considered him the most intellectual man who ever 

Emma Bledsoe, a former slave and faithful friend. 

Appendix. 4 1 5 

lived in Clark county, and often related an incident 
illustrating his nobility of character. On one occa- 
sion he sold a lot of mules to a young man who 
lived neighbor to him. The purchaser drove the 
mules South, struck a poor market and was forced 
to sell out at a loss of I500. Any one in Mr. 
Jones' place would have sympathized with the young 
man in his misfortune but Mr. Jones, in his goodness 
of heart, had more than this to offer. He deducted 
the 1500 from the balance due him for the mules, 
and would accept no other terms of settlement. 

Judge Jones is a man of genius and great versa- 
tility of talents, and deserves credit for energy and 
application, by which he has come to the front as a 
lawyer — an advocate of marked ability and attain- 

He has already reached the goal of a young lawyer's 
ambition, the bench, where, as Judge of the Clark 
County Court, he distinguished himself for the 
manner in which he discharged his official duties. 
From this honorable and responsible position he re- 
tired with the ermine of his office untarnished, and 
with his generous ambition and determination of 
character, together with a continuation of that great 
blessing, good health, he is destined to reach still 
higher as a jurist. 

Emma Bledsoe. 

Emma Bledsoe, or "Em," as we always call her, 
whose picture appears in the book, was a faithful 

4 1 6 Appendix. 

slave that belonged to my father. She was the 
nurse or personal attendant of my sister, Mrs. 
Woodford. When the slaves, after their emancipa- 
tion, began to assume surnames, her father, "Jim," 
assumed the name Roy and was thereafter known as 
Jim Roy. He was a light copper-colored man, 
polite, intelligent, frugal, self-respecting, industrious, 
and of good principles. After his freedom he pur- 
chased a few acres off a corner of my father's farm 
and built, or improved, a little house on it until he 
had a neat and comfortable home where he lived until 
he died. He continued to labor for my father many 
years, and few indeed were the ungracious words that 
ever passed between him and my father or any 
member of the family. His wife, Em's mother, was 
"aunt Kitty," as we children called her. She was 
about the color of her husband and they seemed to 
be well mated. Jim's father was "uncle Patrick," 
the blacksmith, an intelligent, good workman, of 
lighter complexion than Jim, whose wife was "aunt 
Sukey," a very black woman. Kitty's mother was 
"aunt Emma," who belonged to uncle Roger Jones. 
She was a sister of uncle Patrick and about his color, 
so that Jim and his wife were cousins. They all 
came into the family through grandma who was a 
Fauntleroy, hence probably, the name Jim "Roy." 
Grandma used to tell the children how uncle Patrick 
as a little boy would run ahead of the wagons as they 
journeyed from Virginia to Kentucky, and kick up his 
heels and cut all manner of shines which afforded no 

Appendix. 4 1 7 

little amusement on their arduous and monotonous 
journey. A sister of Jim Roy was "aunt Jenny," 
grandma's cook, and no French chef could have held 
a place in that family while aunt Jenny was around. 
There were many intelhgent and faithful servants 
that belonged to the family, for my grandfather was 
a large slaveholder in his own right, between whom 
and the family there existed the kindliest relations of 
mutual respect and esteem. There was "uncle Joe 
Banks," a Baptist preacher, very popular with his 
race and much in demand both to preach and to offi- 
ciate at their marriages. Their marriage ceremony, 
which I have witnessed, was like that of the whites, 
it was respected by the whites and every opportunity 
given them to be faithful to their marriage vows. 
On such occasions the mistress of the bride would 
generally have a quantity of cakes and nice things 
cooked and provide an inviting and bountiful wedding 

When a little child, I used to tease uncle Joe into 
talking about judgment day and then get so fright- 
ened at his vivid and awful description of it that I 
was afraid to go to sleep at night for fear it would 
come before morning. True, as our poor old neigh- 
bor. Col. Green, told his wife who was haunted by the 
same fear, I couldn't make out how judgment day 
could come in the night, still it looked like taking 

Neither uncle Joe nor uncle Patrick would eat mut- 
ton, although Em fooled them sometimes by telling 

4 1 8 Appendix. 

them it was beef, without any ill effect except to her. 
But they wanted bacon, and when, between hog- 
killing times, the bacon would give out and the rest 
of us were feasting on the nicest bluegrass-fatted 
lamb, my father would stop a hand from his work and 
ransack the neighborhood for bacon for uncle Joe and 
uncle Patrick. 

Then, there was "uncle John, " grandma's foreman, 
who kept order on the farm and saw that the other 
servants did their work, a tall dark-skinned negro 
who brooked no shirking of work by any, who was 
straight as an Indian chief and just as fearless. 
There was "uncle Dennis," the coachman, who died 
not many years ago, and who, to the day of his death, 
always lifted his hat, with a "Sarv'nt, Marster!" 
(very broad a's) whenever he met me, due to an in- 
veterate sense of respect and politeness from which 
the President's proclamation could never quite eman- 
cipate him and which greatly scandalized some of the 
younger members of his race. 

When Clayton made his ascent in a balloon, at 
Lexington, in 1835, he landed in the top of an apple 
tree in my grandfather's orchard, in close proximity to 
the negro quarters. The negroes were greatly fright- 
ened and some of them fell on their knees and began 
to pray vociferously. They thought it was a super- 
natural visitation. In landing he broke his leg and 
remained at my grandfather's several days until he 
could be removed. 

Appendix. 4 1 9 

From "aunt Emma," who was very old at the 
time but had a good memory, I obtained much of 
my earhest information of the Fauntleroy family. 
Indeed it is possible that my genealogical interest had 
its beginning in occasional hints thrown out by dif- 
ferent negroes in the family, for many of the slaves 
were, in sentiment, at least, down-right aristocrats, 
and were jealous of the honor and social position of 
their master's family. They seemed to think it re- 
liected credit on them and in a measure determined 
their social position and their right to pretensions 
among others of their race. And in a measure this 
was true, for the slaves imitated the manners of their 
master and partially imbibed his principles and even 
some of his romantic sense of honor and chivalry. 

But to return to the subject proper of my sketch. 
I have just returned from a visit to my sister, Mrs. 
Woodford, in Clark County, where I found Em help- 
ing to do a day's washing and ironing. She had 
slipped off from her home, two miles distant, leaving 
her company, and had come to help, in time of 
stress, her neighbor, her former mistress and always 
her friend. True, she was paid for her work, but 
the work or the pay is not the point. It was neither 
the love of money nor the need of it that impelled 
her to leave her home at this inconvenient season. 
It was her old-time spirit of helpfulness and of loyalty 
to her people, whom she regards as still her people 
and her friends in a way that no other people are. 
Indeed, Em's loyalty to her friends carried her so far, 

42 o Appendix. 

in our Civil War, that she became an out and out 
rebel. Nobody enjoyed more than Em the "ske- 
daddle of the stinking yankees," as she called them, 
from Richmond when they met Gen. Smith's army, 
and passed pell-mell along the road by our front gate, 
gunless, and many of them coatless and hatless, 
on their way to Lexington. This was good enough; 
but, when Em heard that John Morgan was coming 
into Kentucky on one of his periodical raids, she 
simply had to hold herself down to stay on the earth. 
There is no doubt but that Em was a rebel of the 
very worst type. After the war she married a man 
named Bledsoe and they have several grown children, 
one of them was a non-commissioned officer in the 
loth Cavalry, U. S. A., and helped to redeem the 
day at San Juan Hill. 

Slaves were not required to work when they grew 
old and feeble. Aunt Kitty, who was a middle aged 
woman but thought her health was delicate, and 
aunt Sukey, who was growing quite old, lived for 
years in a good two-story house of four rooms and 
a kitchen, about a mile from the family residence on 
my father's farm, which they and their husbands had 
to themselves, and were furnished with fuel, food, 
and clothing; yet they did little or nothing, aunt 
Sukey literally nothing, while aunt Kitty worked only 
when she felt like it and then did only light sewing 
and occasionally spun some yarn. That the slaves 
were not overworked is evident from the fact that it 
required from six to a dozen slaves to do the work on 

Appendix. 42 1 

a farm that is now done by two or three hired helps. 
They were seldom sold so as to separate them from 
their families. It was the rarest occurrence that a 
mother was separated from her young children or a 
husband from his wife. They were divided out, 
swapped around and things adjusted so that there 
were seldom any cruel separations. It was very usual 
to consult negroes as to their preference of masters 
when it was proposed either to sell or to hire them 
out, and many a master has refused to part with a 
servant, at great sacrifice to himself, because of the 
servant's opposition. They were usually hired for the 
year, and if their employer neglected or mistreated 
them they were sure to report to their owner when 
they came home at Christmas, and, if their complaint 
seemed just, they were not hired again to the same 

I am aware that my experience was of slavery as 
it existed under the most favorable conditions. Un- 
doubtedly there were instances of cruelty to slaves 
of frequent recurrence in the broad area embraced 
by slavery. So there are instances of cruelty to 
wives and children and white employes of frequent 
and constant recurrence now and at all times. I am 
not defending slavery, but drawing from memory a 
true picture of slavery as it existed in the community 
in which I lived. Measured by any standard of 
abstract right slavery was wrong. So is the forcible 
occupation of the Philippines! The difference is one 
of degree only. 

42 2 Appendix. 

Slaves were not cringing or servile in their deport- 
ment, but natural and of easy grace in their master's 
presence. Some of them were courtly and exceed- 
ingly gracious of manner, were good diplomats in 
their own way, were shrewd to detect and prompt to 
play upon the foibles and petty vanities of human 
nature. True, they were not taught out of books, as 
a rule, and were not bothered with catechisms, but 
no people who are capable of progress could sustain 
for generations such intimate contact with a people 
as superior as their masters and mistresses were and 
not become more or less educated. It depends, 
however, on what one understands by education. If 
education consists in ability to obtain a first-class cer- 
tificate to teach a district school, I fear that a large 
per cent of our most refined and cultivated people 
should be classed as illiterates. But, if real education 
means enlightened character-building and the best 
method be by moral precept and example, the negro 
enjoyed educational advantages not inferior to that 
enjoyed by any people in the history of civilization, 
whose condition in their native state was anything 
approaching his condition. The question is, could 
he have been brought to such a state of improvement 
by any process that did not include the wholesome 
discipline of enforced industry and self-restraint, 
accompanied by such intimate and constant contact 
with a superior race as slavery alone could make pos- 
sible to him? The only ones benefited by their 
enslavement were the negroes themselves, and I am 

Appendix. 423 

confident that their owners were the ones most bene- 
fited by their emancipation. To make clear the first 
proposition one need only reflect on what would have 
been their condition at the time of their freedom if 
their ancestors had been left in Africa. It was the 
negro's only chance to become a citizen of the United 
States. Slavery was never a profitable institution, 
unless in the extreme South where the slaves were 
worked in cotton fields under overseers. It required 
a large part of all the master could make on his farm 
or plantation to feed, clothe, and care for them. 
When they were brought to the colonies they were 
too ignorant and debased to be of much value, and 
when they became educated along lines of industry 
and usefulness they became too numerous for the 
service to which they were adapted. They became 
a burden on the planter to which he had become 
attached by custom and from which he could not rid 
himself. He could have sold them South, as many 
of the slaveholders in the northern colonies had done 
when slavery proved to be unprofitable in the North, 
but no prospect of financial advantage could, I imag- 
ine, have induced my family to sell one of these 
servants to be worked in the cotton fields of the 
South. They could have done it. They knew it 
would be exceedingly profitable to do it. But the 
fact remains to their everlasting credit that they did 
not do it. They could have freed them, and, by that 
act, at least entitled themselves to the merit of sacri- 
ficing their own, and not their neighbor's, property. 

424 Appen dix. 

But this would have been a distinct injury to their 
neighbors, for a free negro in a slaveholding com- 
munity was a nuisance as tending to demorahze and 
spread discontent among neighboring slaves, and a 
settlement of free negroes was scarcely to be tolerated 
under any circumstances. Some of them purchased 
lands for their slaves in free States and colonized 
them. Councillor Carter, of Virginia, did this and 
manumitted a large number of slaves, but the result 
was not encouraging. Their lands soon went to 
wreck, or they were cheated out of them by design- 
ing white neighbors, and the former slaves became a 
charge on the community. What was the master to 
do with them! They had been in his family for gen- 
erations, he had inherited them from his ancestors, 
they were looked upon as part of the family estab- 
lishment, were identified with its traditions and rich 
in its reminiscences, he had played with them in his 
infancy, had grown up with them to manhood, had 
championed their cause and fought their battles, 
their very dependence upon him was a mute but 
powerful appeal to all that was noble and generous 
in his nature, and although they loved their leisure 
and were none too attentive to their work, they were 
good-natured, cheery and sunny in their tempera- 
ment, and their mere presence helped to relieve the 
monotony of plantation life. 

Appendix. 425 



60. For (58) Col. Jekyll Lucius Davis, read (58) 
Col. Jas. Lucius Davis. 

62. For (28), read (25) Dr. Walter Jones; and for 
(360), read (361) Elizabeth H. Peck. 

63. For (213), read (357) Frederick Jones. 

68. For (27), read (30) Dr. Samuel D. Martin. 

74. (151) Thos. ap Catesby Jones was born some 
two years after (150) Gen'l Roger Jones, who was 
born in 1788. 

126. For (1732), in the seventh line from the bot- 
tom, read 1737. 

131. For (301), read (302) Walker Jones; for 
(274), read (275) Alice Jones; and for (322), read 
(323) Geo. Booth Field. 

1 54. For Mary Bathurst, in the tenth line from the 
bottom, read Mary Meriwether. 

155. The comma after "beak" should be after the 
word " proper." 

186. For (23), read (26) John Lewis. 

241. For (353), read (354) Gen'l Walter Jones. 

254. For (353), read (354) Gen'l Walter Jones; 
and for (376), read (377) \A/alter Jones. 

375. (351) Dr. John W. C. Jones married Char- 
lotte S., daughter of Hon. John W. Stephenson, not 

320. The deed of (3) Fred'k Jones, July 20, 170^'^ 
closes with a covenant to cause ' 'Jane his now wife' ' 
to release her dower in the land conveyed. Quaere: 
Does this mean that he had been previously married? 

In his will (448) Harding Jones mentions "his 
uncles" Jeremiah, John, and Edward Vail. 
















1 12. 




354) Gen'l Walter Jones 106 

244) Col. William Jones 90 

105) Roger Jones 68 

132) Cadwallo Jones 70 

3S) Skelton Jones 55 

41) Elizabeth (Fauntleroy) Jones 174 

1 1 2) Thos. ap R. Jones 68 

58) Col. Jas. Lucius Davis 60 

81) Dr. Francis Jones 66 

89) Lewis H. Jones 67 

150) Maj. -Gen'l Roger Jones 71 

151) Com. Thos. ap Catesby Jones 74 

172) Com'r Catesby ap Roger Jones. ... 'j'] 

173) Roger ap Catesby Jones 78 

185) Brig. -Gen'l Roger Jones 80 

193) Chas. Lucian Jones 82 

196) Capt. Thos. Skelton Jones 83 

221) Thos. Catesby Jones 87 

229) Meriwether Jones 88 

236) Walter N. Jones 89 

143) Henry M. Jones 71 

354) Gen'l Walter Jones 106 

145) Wilham M. Jones 71 

81) Dr. Francis Jones 66 

1 01) Stella (Woodford) Sudduth 67, 373 

95) Alice (Jones) Woodford 67 

48) Louis A. Woodford 134 

89) Lewis H. Jones 67 

537) DuBrutz Cutlar 357 

Bmma Bledsoe 415 


The asterisk (*) indicates that the page given is followed by the individual's 
portrait; the dagger sign (t) indicates that a facsimile or other halftone follows 
the page number. 

Adams, Mr.. 170. 
Allen, Jas., 137. 

Mattie, 68. 

Susan, 137. 
Allensworth, A. J., et al., 177. 

Joanna B. (Fauntleroy), 177. 

Nannie, 176. 
Anderson, Mary A., 82. 

Capt. Nathaniel, 56, 370. 

Mrs. Sally (Jones), 56, 370. 
Ap Gwys-Jones, Philip, 293. 

Thos., 294. 
Ap John, 289, 290, 291, 293, 295, 297. 
Ap Jones, The, in Virginia, 293. 
Ap Jones, Philip, 293. 

Thos., 293. 

Thos., Jr., 293. 
Appleton, Philadelphia, 174. 
Archer, Anna M., 133. 

Capt. Edward, 133. 
Armistead, Hon. John, 160. 

John Grant, 376. 

Judith, 160, 162. 

Lucy (Grant), 376. 

Miss, 163. 

Rosalie (Jones), 376. 

Thos. S., 376. 
Arms, in America, 9-13. 

Ap John, 284, 286t, 289, 290, 
291, 292t, 293, 297. 

Bathurst, 143-4. 

Beckwith, 50. 

Carter, 159. 

Catesby, 118t, 120t, 292t. 

Cocke. 128t, 292t. 

Fauntleroy, 168-9. 

Harding, 16t, 290t, 292t, 296t, 
297, 321. 

Hoskins, frontispiece, 2t, 14- 
16, 19, 29, 30, 208. 

Jones, see under "Jones, coat- 

Pratt, 127. 

Skelton, 154-5-61. 

Swann, 15, 16t, 39, 292t. 

Walker, 19, 31-2t, 208, 284, 292t. 

Woodford, 135. 
Ashe, Elizabeth (Jones, Merrick), 

Gen'l John, 337. 

John Baptista, 342. 

Mary, 337. 

Paschal Paoli, 340. 

Gov. Samuel. 337, 339, 341. 

Thos., 339-40. 

Judge Thos. S., 340. 

Dr. Williams C, 340. 
Atkinson, Bishop Thos., 356. 
Bailey, Arthur, 197. 
Ball, A. L., et al., 97, 

Bettie (Carter), 164. 

Fanny, 175. 

Frances T., 141. 

Henry, et al., 77. 

Henry W., 136. 

Col. Jas., 180. 

Judith, 136. 

Lelia (Carter), et al., 97. 

Dr. Mottram, 136. 

Sallv Skelton (Jones), 77. 

Sarah, 180. 

Spencer, 136, 141, 164. 



Ball, Col. Spencer M., 136. 

Col. William, 136. 
Bankes, Dr. William, 307. 
Banks, Elizabeth (Jones), 92. 

Dr. John, 92. 

Thomas, 92. 

Thos. W., et al., 92-3. 

William, 92. 
Barlow, Anestacia (Thompson), 

Florence, 174. 

Milton, 174. 

Teresa V., 174. 
Barnes, Sur.-Gen'l, 178. 
Barradall, Edward, 348. 

Sarah, 44, 348. 
Batchelor, Frances, et al., .360. 
Bathurst, arms, 143-4. 

Earls, 144-5. 

Sir Edward, 146-7. 

Family, 143-9. 

Capt. Lancelot, 144-8. 

Lawrence, 149, 277-8. 

Mary, 40, 143, 145, 149, 152, 
154, 182, 425. 

Susan, 149. 
Battaile, Elizabeth, 133. 
Baylor, Richard, 137. 
Baytop, Eugenia, 92. 

Martha A., 98. 
Beale, Ann H., 183. 

Geo. W., D. D., 349. 
Beatty, Albert, 374. 

Mrs. Mary (Francisco), 374. 
Beckner, Bettie (Taliaferro), 191. 

Judge Wm., et al., 191. 
Beckwith, arms, 50. 

Miss, 49. 

Miss, 183. 
Belfield, Anne, 1721, 184. 

Family, 182-4. 

Frances (Jones), 56. 

Frances M., 63. 

Geo. Tasker, 64. 

Jane (Jones), 63. 

John, 144, et al., 182-3. 

Col. John W., 56, 183, 365, 369. 

Dr. Joseph, et al., 182. 

Col. Joseph, 67, 183. 

Thos. Jones, 63. 

Thos. W., 182. 

Walter Jones, 64. 
Bendall, Capt. Hopefor, 197. 

Benedict, Anne, 114. 

Prof., 114. 
Berkeley, Frances A. T., 61. 

Mary B., 139. 

Nelson, 139. 

Dr. Robert, 61. 

Dr. Robert, 164. 

Sophia, 164. 
Berry, Ancrum, 356. 

Mrs. Catharine Ann (Hill), 

Dr. Wm. Fred'k, 356. 
Binford, Alfred R., et al., 86. 

Catharine (Jones), 86. 

Frank, 85, et al., 86. 

Jas. H., 86. 

Jas. J., 86. 
Biscoe, A. H., 173. 

Chloe, 173. 
Blackwell, Armistead, et al., 70. 

Sally (Jones), 70. 
Bladen, Ann, 379. 

Harriot, 379. 

Nathaniel, 379. 

Priscilla, 163, 378. 

Gov. Thos., 379. 

Hon. William, 379. 
Blair, John, 124-5. 

Mr., 230. 
Bland, Theodoric, 153. 
Bledsoe, Emma, 414*, 415-20. 
Bondinot, Wm. C, 356. 
Bouldin, Mrs. Hettie (Jones), 

John L., 375. 
Bowen, Dr., 142. . 
Bowman, Eliza B., 175. 

Capt. Isaac, 176. 

Matilda, 179. 
Boyd, Mrs. L., 292. 
Bradley, Eliza, 356. 

John, 344. 
Braxton, Carter, 55, 163. 

George, 163. 

George, 140 f. 
Brent, George, 307, 318-9. 
Brewster, Jacob, 338. 

John, 338. 

Margaret (Eagles), 338. 

Margaret Jones, 339. 

Nancy (Eagles), 338. 
Broaddus, Dr. John B., 99. 
Brown, Alice Carter (Moore), 373. 



Brown, Emma (Swann), 345. 

Harry Hamilton, 373. 

John, 345. 

John Athalia, 345. 
Browning, Caleb, 193. 

Family, 192-4. 

Col. Jas., et al., 64, 194, 368. 

Martha J., 64, 194, 368. 

Micajah, 193. 

Milton D., 193. 

Hon. Orville H., 193. 
Bruce, Mr., 126t, 217. 
Brumley, Maria, 140. 

William, 140. 
Branson, Dr., et al., 98. 
Buchanan, David, 157. 
Buckner, Charity, 90. 

Elizabeth H., 134. 

Mrs. Lucy T. C, 133. 

William, 134. 

William T., 134. 
Burr, Fred'k, 356. 

Jas., 356. 
Burwell, Ann E., 139. 

Anne (Jones), 45. 

Bettie, 46. 

Fanny K., 105. 

James, 139. 

James, 44t, 45. 

James, 45. 

Lucy, 45. 

Nathaniel, 45. 

Nathaniel, 162. 
Bushrod, Apphia, 170. 
Butler, Annie (Francisco), 374. 

Chas. P., 374. 

Joseph v., 374. 

Kate Burnice, 374. 
Byrd, Ann, 163. 

Jane, 162. 

Maria, 163. 

Col. Wm., 248t. 
Caffall, Wm. A., 290t, 291. 297. 
Caldwell, Miss, 193. 
Calhoun, Mary, 186. 
Calloway, Lydia, 192. 
Calvert, Julia, 80. 
Campbell, Anna S., 173. 

John, 173. 
Carter, Addison Lombard, 97. 

Apphia (Fauntleroy), 181, 389. 

Arms, 159. 

Col. Chas., 43, 403. 

Carter Family, 159-67, 378-89. 
Frances, 50t, 164-6, 348, 378, 

380, 381, 385, 387. 
Mrs. Frances (Tasker), 164, 

379, 380, 385, 389. 
Capt. John C, 181. 
Mary, 162. 
Mary (Jones), 97. 
Robert, 163, 378, 379. 
Robert, Councillor, 50, 163- 

7, 378t. 380, 382, 384, 385, 
386, 387. 

Robert, "King", 160-3, 378. 
Catesby, arms, USf, 120t, 292t. 

Elizabeth, 35, 117-8, 121, 
140t, 281, 376, .377-8. 

Family, 117-21. 

Jekyll, 118. 

Jekyll, 119-20. 

John, 376, 377. 

John, 118, 1201, 122t, 124t, 
217, 290. 

Mark, 19, 116t, 118t, 119-20-21, 
126, 212, 217-22, 377. 
Catlett, Mary A., 44, 104. 

John, 43, 105. 

John, 90. 

John, 90. 

John, 135. 

Hon. John W., 105. 
Cawthon, Carrie Lee, 374. 
Chiles, Sarah, 189. 
Chinn, Sally Fairfax (Carter), 164, 

165, 378t. 
Churchill, Priscilla, 378. 

Col. William, 378. 
Clarkson, Susan, 189. 
Clopton, Andrew J., 139. 

William, 317. 
Cocke, Ann, 120, 131, 212, 215. 

Arms, 12St, 292t. 

Catesby, 45, et al., 128t, 129, 

215, 217-8, 292t. 
Elizabeth, 34, 40, 117-8, 123- 

8, 140t, 207, 212, 214t, 215, 

216, 218, 222, 224, 294t, 378. 
Family, 121-43. 

Capt. John Catesby, 129, 240. 
Rachel, 118, 211, 217-8, 281. 
Susan, 223. 
Susan, 281. 

Dr. William, Sec, 35, 117, et 
al., 121-3, 281, 376-7. 



Colston, Frances, 154. 

Mary, 182. 

William, 152, 154, 182. 
Conrad, Frank, et al., 114. 
Cook, Eliza, 90. 

C. F., 374. 

Fleeta B., 374. 

Thomas, 146. 
Cooke, Elizabeth, 336. 
Corbin, Elizabeth, 55. 

Gawin, 50t, 55, 239. 

Gawin, 55. 

George, 55. 

Lancelot, 55. 

Letitia, 55. 

Sally, 55. 
Cotton, Alexander, 321-2. 

John, 321-2. 

Martha, 321-2. 
Coxe, Richard S., 241-2. 
Cralle, Frances, et al., 63. 

Mr., et al., 63. 
Crawford, David, 151. 

Elizabeth, 151. 
Cullen, Dr., 233-4. 
Culpeper, Lady, 25-6, 130t, 199. 

Lord, 25, 27-8, 306, 310, 311, 
313, 315. 
Cunningham, Martha, 113. 
Currie, Armistead, 157. 

Ellyson, 157. 

Dr. Ellyson, 110. 
Custis, G. W. P., 163. 

Mary, 163. 
Cutlar, Ann (Jones), 85, 343, 352, 

Dr. Archie, 85, 352. 

DuBrutz, 356*, 357. 

Dr. Fred'k J.,357. 

Lucy (Jones), 85, 343, 352. 

Mary Jane, 357. 

Rebecca (Jones), 85, 343,352, 

Dr. Roger, 85, 352, 357. 

Capt. William, 85, 352, 357. 
Daingerfield, Miss, 183. 
Dakyne, Arthur, 33. 
Dandridge, Maria (Jones), etal., 

Mr., et al., 111. 
Davidson, George, et al., 180. 
Davis, Bathurst M., 62. 

Elizabeth, 338. 

Davis, Frances A. T., 61. 

Rev. Frank, 62. 

James, et al., 60. 

Col. Jas. Lucius, 60-2*. 110, 

Jehu, 338. 

Jekyll L., 62-3, 275. 

Llewellen C, 62. 

Maggie E., 138. 

Mary (Moore), 341. 

Robert M., 138. 

Sally (Jones), 60. 
Day, Rosa, 88. 
Deakyn, Charles, 197. 
Deane, Samuel, 197, 200. 

William, 200. 
Deeds, Julius, 320. 
Dickerson, Dr. Samuel, 360. 
Didlake, Edmond, 134. 
Digby, Elizabeth, 32-3, 371. 

John, 32. 

Sir John, 33. 
Dillon, Mrs., 112. 
Downman, Mrs., 94. 

Raleigh, 94. 

Raleigh, 110. 

Dr. Yates, 94. 
DuBrutz, Miss, 357. 
Dudley, Dr. Simeon, 133. 
Dulany, Daniel, 166, 379. 

Rebecca Tasker, 379. 
Eagles, Elizabeth, 338. 

Margaret, 338. 

Margaret (Jones), 338. 

Nancy, 338. 

Richard, 338. 

Richard W., 338, 339. 
Eastman, Phcebe, 190. 
Elderton, Sarah, 200. 
Elliott, Miss, 190. 
Ellis, Mary (Whiting, Jones), 333. 

Richard, 333. 
Ellison, Elizabeth (Jones), 374. 

James, 374. 
Fairfax, Col., 129. 

Isabella, 379. 

Thomas, Lord, 26, 199. 

Sir William, 379. 
Faith, Josephine (Fauntleroy) 

Fauntleroy, Ann, C, 140. 

Anne, 173. 

Apphia, 181, 389. 



Fauntleroy, Arms, 168-9. 

Betsey F., 175. 

Charles, 167. 

Capt. Chas. M., 167-8, 178. 

Donna I. C, et al., 177. 

Elizabeth, 56*, 57, 64, 167, 

Elizabeth, 170. 

Emily C, 178. 

Eugenia, et al., 179. 

Family, 167-81. 

Ferdinand, et al., 173. 

Griffin M., 57, 167, 172-5. 

Henry, 181. 

Dr. Henry, 170, 180. 

Jane, 181. 

John, 171. 

John, 172. 

Maj. John, 367. 

John F., 180. 

Joseph, et al., 172. 

Joseph, 175. 

Joseph M., 175. 

Laurence B., 179. 

Leroy D., 178. 

Margaret, 174. 

Maria B., 175. 

Mary, 173. 

Mary E., et al., 176, 281. 

Major Moore, 179-80. 

Moore, 171. 

Dr. Moore, 172. 

Dr. Moore G., 140. 

Robert, 180. 

Robert H., et al., 179-80. 

Gen'l Thos. T., 178. 

William, 170. 

William, 170-1, 278. 

William, 367. 

Dr. William, 171-2. 

William M., et al., 175. 
Fendall, Arthur, et al.. 111. 

Philip, 246. 
Fennacy, A. R., 164. 

Hebe (Carter), 164. 
Field, Clara Walker (Jones), 

George B., et al., 100, 425. 

Lucy (Jones), 100. 

Mary, 157. 

Sally T., 100. 

Col. William, 100. 

William S., 100. 

Fielding, Frances, 141. 
Fithian, Philip Vickers, 380. 
Fitzhugh, Henry, 163. 

Mary, 163. 

William, 306-9. 318. 

William, 348. 

William, 163. 
Flood, Alice, 106, 281, 359, 360. 

Elizabeth, 360. 

Elsy, 360. 

Nicholas, 360. 

William, 240, 360. 

Dr. William, 359-60. 

William P., 49, 240, 359. 
Flower, George, 33. 
Fontaine, Col. Edmond, 87. 

Rosalie, 87. 
Foster, Cornelia, 112. 
Frame, Elizabeth, 194. 
Francisco, Annie, 374. 

Annie Julia, 374. 

Eliza Wood, 374. 

Frances (Martin), 69, 374. 

George Thos., 374. 

Harry Cameron, 374. 

John, 69. 

John George, 374. 

John Samuel, 374. 

Joseph, 69. 

Mary Elizabeth, 374. 

Mary Frances, 374. 

Murray Charles, 374. 

Nellie Julia, 374. 

Nellie (Painter), 374. 

Samuel, 374. 
Freichfras, Sir Caradog, 297. 
FuUilove, Mrs. Angelica, 188. 
Garnett, James T., et al., 176, 

Garter king-at-arms, 291, 2921. 
Gatty, Sir Alfred Scott-, 291, 

292 1. 
Gay, Alia, 71. 

Bettie, 372. 

James, 71. 

John Thos., 372. 
Gilliam, Lucy (Skelton), et al., 
157, 371. 

Robert, et al., 157, 371. 
Gilmer, Mrs. Fanny, 94. 
Givens, Elizabeth, 187. 
Glynn, Jane, 159. 

Morgan, 160. 



Gooch, Lady Rebecca, 127-8, 222, 

Sir William, 127, 222, 224t. 
Goodloe, Elizabeth, 103. 
Gordon, Caroline V., 77. 

John T., 77. 

Juliana, et al., 77. 

Major, 214. 

Martha H., 138. 

Martha (Jones), 76. 

Dr. Thomas C, 138. 

William, 76-7. 

William W., 77. 
Graham, Alice C, 102. 

Capt. Edward, et al., 102. 

John, et al., 129. 

Gen'l Lawrence P., 130. 

Mary, et al., 131. 
Gray, John, 135. 
Grayson, George, 114. 
Gregory, Mildred, 132. 
Green, Ann Sophia, 353-^. 

Rev. Enoch, 381. 

James, 354. 

Mary, 353-4. 

William, 354. 
Greenman, Phebe, 331. 
Gresham, Caroline, 173. 
Griffin, W. P., et al., 177. 
Griggs, Robert, 182. 

Ruth, 182. 
Guillam on Heraldry, 297. 
Gulliver, Mr., 281. 
Gwyes-Jones, Thos. ap, 294, 295, 

346t, 348t. 
Gwys-Jones, Philip ap, 293, 294, 

Haddock, Sir Richard, 197. 
Haden, Sarah A., 134. 
Haile, Anna M., 137. 

Capt. Robert G., 137. 
Hale, Margaret, 179. 
Hallam, Amos, 331. 

Phebe (Greenman), 331. 
Hallick, Mary, 134. 
Halstead, Ernest Fauntleroy, 374. 

Ralph Thomas, 374. 

Richard Norman, 374. 

Tasker (Jones), 374. 
Hanna, Bettie (Gay), 372. 

John Gay, 372. 

Margaret (Moore), 372. 
Hannewinkle, Meta, 112. 

Hanson, Gen'l Roger, 192. 

Samuel, et al., 192. 
Haralson, Jonathan, 375. 
Harding, Jane, 321, 325. 
Harris, Mollie R., 86. 
Harrison, Anne (Jones), 114. 

Alice J., 114. 

Arabella, 115. 

Benjamin, et al., 162. 

Catharine, 115. 

Edward B., 114. 

Elizabeth (Jones), 113. 

Elizabeth L., 114. 

H. T., 113. 

Henry T., 114. 

Maria W., 114. 

Mary J., 114. 

Matthew, 115. 

Sarah P., et al., 115. 

Thomas W., 115. 

Walter J., et al., 114. 
Hart, Dr., 188. 
Hasbrouk, Frank, 375. 

Olga, 375. 
Hatley, Benjamin, 197. 
Hatton, Adelaid, 64. 
Hayes, Rev., et al., 77. 
Hayes, place, 3261, 327-8. 
Hedingham Castle, 376t. 
Heyl, Col. Edward M., et al., 181. 
Hickman, family, 189-192. 

James, 188, et al., 190. 

Lucy, et al., 190. 

Matilda, et al., 192. 

Gen'l Richard, 191-2. 

Susannah, 190, 193. 
Hill, Ann (Claypole), 355. 

Ann Ivie, 356. 

Ann (Waters), 355. 

Catharine Ann, 355-6. 

Edward, 103. 

Eliza Ann, 355. 

Eliza Ann, 355-6. 

Elizabeth, 162. 

Elizabeth (Jones, Neil), 85, 
343, 352, 354. 

Fred'k C, 355. 

Fred'k Jones, 85, 343, 355. 

George, 192. 

Henry, 354. 

Henry, 355. 

Jo., 191. 

John, 354-5. 



Hill, John, 85, 338, 354-5. 

John, 355-6. 

Lizzie G., 103. 

Nathaniel Maurice, 338. 

Nathaniel Moore, 339. 

Dr. Nathaniel Moore, 338, 

Sarah Julia (Jones), 338-9. 

Thomas, 355. 

William, 354-5. 

William, 355. 

William Henry, 355. 
Hogarth, prints, 302-3.- 
Holliday, John Z., 138. 

Martha, 134. 

Mary M., 138. 

Stephen, 190. 
Holloway, Elizabeth (Catesby, 
Cocke), 117-8, 140t. 

Col. John, 117-18, 228, 392. 

Miss, 140. , 
Hooe, Kate, 97. 

Sally, 97. 
Hooper, Thos., 341. 
Hoskins, arms, frontispiece, 2t, 
14-6, 19, 29, 30, 208. 

Of Barrow Green, 29-30. 

Family, 29-30, 208. 

Sir John, 30. 

Sir William, 30. 
Howe, Howes, Hows, The name, 340. 
Howe, Elizabeth, 340. 

Jane (Jones), 340. 

Job, 340. 

Margaret, 340. 

Mary, 340. 

Gen'l Robert, 340. 

Robert, 340. 

Thos. C, 340. 
Howes, Jo. C, 40, 392. 

Martha (Jones), 40, 201, 322, 
Hunt, Julia M., 181. 
Jacob, Richard W., et al., 177. 
January, Mr., 175. 
Jefferson, Thomas, 48, 158. 
Jekyll, arms, 378. 

Elizabeth, 378. 

Family, 376t-8. 

Home. Castle Hedingham, 

Mr., 118-9, 126t, 217. 
Johnston, Dr. Christopher, 149. 

Jones, coat-of-arms; quartering 
Hoskins, colored frontis- 
piece; colored, displaying 
the serpents around the 
children's necks, page 282, 
as per Garter's advice, page 
291; facsimile description by 
(4) Col. Thos. Jones, date 
1728-9, page 2, reverse side 
page 4; facsimile of (4) Col. 
Thos. Jones' letter, dated 
1728, referring to same, page 
200; halftone from sketch 
made at the Heralds' Col- 
lege, of seal on (3) Col. 
Fred'k Jones' will, dated 
1722, page 296; described as 
the arms of Ap John, in 
letter from Heralds' College, 
page 290t; quartered with 
Swann and Harding on seal 
used by Jane Swann in 1758, 
page 16t; described as arms 
of Ap John in Garter's let- 
ter, page 292; bequest of, 
in the will of Wm. Harding 
Jones, dated 1732, page 329; 
in the will of Harding Jones, 
dated 1759, page 332; in the 
will of Thos. Jones, dated 
1762, page 336; facsimile 
list of goods ordered from 
London by the wife of 
(4) Col. Thos. Jones, "ye 
Crest a Child's head," page 
294; facsimile letter of (16) 
Fred'k Jones to (13) Col. 
Thos. Jones, inclosing im- 
pressions of "our family 
arms" from seal of (3) 
Fred'k Jones who died in 
1722, page 42; said impres- 
sions described in a facsim- 
ile fragment of a letter of 
(13) Col. Thos. Jones to (25) 
Walter Jones in London, 
page 14. See also pages 14- 
6, 19, 29, 30, 287, 288-98. 

Jones, The Ap Joneses in Va., 293. 
Origin of the name, 13, 14, 

Jones, Alice, 95, 131, 425. 
Alice, 114. 



Jones, Alice W., et al., 67, 134*. 
Ann, 85, 343, 352, 357. 
Mrs. Ann., 328. 
Anna, 93, 95. 
Anne, 45, 216, 239, 400. 
Anne, 110. 
Anne B., 105, 376. 
Anne H., 115. 
Annie, 71. 
Annie M., 374. 
Arms, see above under Jones, 

Bathurst, 50t, 54, 261, 362. 
Benjamin V., 89. 
Bertha, 66, 372. 
Bettie, 94. 
Brook N., 89. 
C. Lucian, 15, 82*, 274. 
Cadwallo, 48*, 70. 
Carrie Lee, 373. 
Catesby, 71. 
Maj. Catesby, 52, 71, 239, 256t, 

260-1, 363. 
Col. Catesby, 21, 101. 
Dr. Catesby ap Catesby, 78, 

Catesby ap L., 82. 
Com'r Catesbv ap R., 21, 77*, 

104, 151, 263-74. 
Catesby ap R., 374. 
Catesby B., 103. 
Catesby G., 100. 
Catharine, 86. 
Catharine E., 114. 
Charles, 64. 
Charles, 99, 100. 
Charles, 345. 
Charles L., 114. 
Christopher, 93. 
Christopher W., 88. 
Clara W., 100. 

Dorothea, 41-2, 209, 216, 239. 
Edmonia Page, 80. 
Eliza, 68. 
Eliza, et al., 68-9. 
Eliza W., 98. 
Elizabeth, 49, 216, 240. 
Elizabeth, 54. 
Elizabeth, 54, 239. 
Elizabeth, 76. 
Elizabeth, 85, 343, 352, 354. 
Elizabeth, 92. 
Elizabeth, 110. 

Jones, Elizabeth, 339. 
Elizabeth, 374. 
Elizabeth C, 63. 
Elizabeth (Fauntleroy), 56*, 

57, 64, 167, 174-5. 
Elizabeth Jane, et al., 67. 
Elizabeth L., 76. 
Elizabeth Mary, 113. 
Emma (Morford), 71. 
Etta , 68. 

Dr. Eusebius L., 79. 
Fanny, 95. 
Griffin Fauntleroy, 64+, 194, 

Fontaine, 87. 
Frances Lee, 115. 
Frances Tasker, 56, 183. 
Frances Tasker, 64. 
Francis, 66. 
Dr. Francis, 66*, 112*, 371, 

Dr. Francis D., 94. 
Frederica, 81. 
Col. Frederick, 8t, 14, 15, 25, 

34t ^8, 197-200. 290t, 294, 

295, 296t, 297, 320t-2t, 326t, 

330i 334t, 320-8. 
Frederick, 38, 203, 327, 329, 

330t, 334t, 392. 
Frederick, 39, 42t, 84, 216, 

227, 238, 299, 330, 332, 337, 

Frederick, 99. 
Frederick, 63, 110, 425. 
Frederick, 329, 331. 
Frederick, 337, 341. 
Frederick, 342. 
Frederick Harding, 300, 332-3, 

Frederick W., 100. 
Gertrude L., 78, 374. 
Gertrude P., 82. 
Gertrude Tartt, 374. 
Gertrude (Tartt), 78. 
Grace Virginia, 374. 
Griffin Fauntleroy, 64t, 194. 
Harding, 299, 300, 327, 329. 

331-6, 370, 425. 
Harriet R., 94. 
Henry M., 71, 96*. 
Hetty Catlett, 105, 375. 
Horace W., 97. 
Rev. Hugh, 383. 



Jones, Sir Hugh, 14, 17. 
James B., 99. 
Jane, 15, 16t, 39, 201, 326-7, 

341-2, 394, 397. 
Jane, 56, 239, 293, 300t, 346t. 
Jane, 85, 343, 352, 357. 
Jane (Harding), 34, 321, 325. 
Jane Skelton, 63, 183. 
Jane (Swann), 39, 342, 343, 

350, 352, 398. 
Jekyll, 53, 261. 
John Swann, 84, 342, 343, 

Dr. John T., 103. 
John W., 76. 

Dr. John W. C, 105, 375, 425. 
Joseph, 71. 
Joseph, 374. 
Joseph Fauntleroy, 4, 70t, 

Julian Stuart, 80. 
Kitty Lee, 81. 
Laura, 67, 372. 
Laura K., 374. 
Lemuel R., 89. 
Letitia Corbin, 79. 
Lewin T., 76. 
Lewis H., 67, 68*, 304*, 372, 

408t, 412t, 413-5. 
Lilian R., 89. 
Lizzie, 68, 373. 
Lucy, 44, 216, 239, 347, 391, 400, 

Lucy, 54. 
Lucy, 71. 

Lucy, 85, 343, 352. 
Lucy Catesby, 89. 
Lucy Taliaferro, 102. 
Lucy W., et a!., 96. 
Lucy (Wragg), 68. 
Madam, 305. 
Margaret, 339. 
Margaret, 338. 
Margaret (Moore), 336, 339. 
Maria, 110. 
Mark Catesby, 76. 
Martha, 40, 201, 322, 326. 
Martha, 67. 
Martha, 341. 

Martha (Browning), 64, 194. 
Martha Corbin, 76. 
Martha Corbin, 76. 
Mary, 3S, 329-31. 

Jones, Mary, 54. 
Mary, 55, 239. 
Mary, 97. 

Mary, 332, 333, 334. 
Mary, 341. 
Mary A., 79. 
Mary C, 81. 
Mary L., 76. 
Mary Page, 78, 375. 
Mary T., 66. 
Mary (Whiting), 331-3. 
Mary us, 44, 63, 104. 
Mattie A., 99. 
Mattie Moran, 78, 375. 
Maurice, 338, 339. 
Col. Meriwether, 21, 50t, 52t, 

53, 151, 231, 362. 
Meriwether, 88*. 
Meriwether P., 76. 
Mildred, 345. 
Mollie C, 96. 
Mollie G., 99. 
Nanette Lee, 112. 
Olga (Hasbrouk), 375. 
Paul ap F., 66. 
Philip de C, 76, 367. 
Rebecca, 39, 202, 326. 
Rebecca, 85, 342, 343, 352, 

Robert B., 82. 
Robert B., 103. 
Robert C, 89, 102. 
Robert C, 89. 
Robert C, 94. 
Robert C, 97. 
Robert F., 89, 375. 
Capt. Roger, 2\, 14, 16, 17-20, 

25-34, 196, 287-8-9, 291-2, 

305-19, 329, 411, 413. 
Maj.-Gen'l Roger, 15, 21, 71- 

2*, 77, 151, 162,295,367,405, 

Brig.-Gen'l Roger, 21, 80*. 
Roger, 36*, 58t, 68. 
Roger, 68. 

Roger ap Catesby, 78*, 374. 
Roger W., 68, 373. 
Rosalie Fontaine, 87. 
Rose Lilian, 89. 
Rosina, 112. 
Roy, 66, 371. 
Roy M., 87. 
vSally, 56, 370. 



Jones, Sally, et al., 70. 

Sally Jekyll, et al., 60. 

Sally M., 97. 

Sally Taliaferro, 100. 

Sarah, 340. 

Sarah C, 115. 

Sarah Cawthon, 374. 

Sarah Julia, 338-9. 

Skelton, 21, 50t, 54*, 55, 58, 
301, 361-2. 

Susan, 139. 

Susie O., et al., 68, 373. 

Tasker, 68, 374. 

Col. Thomas, 2\, 8t, 15, 19, 
20, 25-6, 34t-7, 40, 117, 124, 
130t, 199, 200t, 205, 207, 215- 
6, 224t, 227, 228t, 230t, 248t, 
2641, 294t, 295, 320t, 322, 
346-8, 391, 394, 397. 

Col. Thomas, 14t, 40t, 42t, 
44t, 49, loot, 143, 153, 158, 
209, 216, 224-5, 229, 232, 
236t, 239, 256-7, 259, 260, 
262t, 294, 296, 302, 303, 348- 
50, 397, 401. 

Thomas, 38, 203, 327, 330t, 
332, 334t, 336, 339, 393, 398. 

Thomas, 85. 

Thomas, 110. 

Thomas, 337-8. 

Com. Thos. ap Catesby, 21, 
74*, 75-6, 151, 162, 303,367, 

Dr. Thos. apR., 60*, 68. 

Maj. Thos. ap Thos., 49, 50t, 
52t, 56, 164, 239, 256t, 
257, 259, 260-1, 348, 352t, 
362, 363-4, 378t. 380-1. 

Thos. ap Thos., 5, 57-60, 64, 
285, 301-2, 360t, 364-9, 366t, 

Thos. ap Thos., 64. 

Thos. B., 71, 374. 

Thos. Catesby, 85, 86*, 87. 

Thos. Catesby, 89, 375. 

Rev. Thos. H., 88, 261. 

Capt. Thos. Skelton, 83, 84*. 

Thomas W., 115. 

Virginia B., 84. 

Virginia C, 111. 

Walker, 98, 425. 

Walker, 99. 

Dr. Walker F., 98. 

Jones, Dr. Walter, 14t, 21, 46-9, 52, 
62, 106, 158, 216, 224, 225, 
229, 232, 238, 281, 348-9, 
358-61, 378, 401, 404, 425. 

Gen'l Walter, 21, 24*, 46, 106*, 
111, 151-2, 241-.56, 301, 425. 

Walter, 54. 

Walter, 54. 

Walter, 81. 

Walter, 111, 254, 425. 

Walter N., 85, 89, 90*. 

Walter N., 89, 375. 

William, 43, 45, 85, lOOf, 216, 
231, 239, 403. 

Col. William, 21, 30*, 90-2, 
101, 369. 

William, 66, 371. 

Dr. William, 93. 

William, 110. 

William, 374. 

William ap Catesby, 104. 

Capt. William ap Walker, 99, 

William B., 82. 

William Catesby, 105, 375. 

Wm. Harding, 38, 202, 299, 
326-7, 328t, 330t, 334t, 392. 

Wm. Meriwether, 71, 108*, 


William N., 97. 

William R., 88. 

William P., 77. 

Willie, 94. 

Winfield S., 84. 
Keith, Sir William, 125, 214. 
Kennon, Richard, 347. 
King, Walter, 124, 128, 392. 
Kirk. Dr. William M., 143. 
Laird, Rosa (Packard), et al., 113. 

Rev. William H., et al., 113. 
Lancaster, Adelaide, 140. 

John A., 140. 
Landon, Thomas, 160. 
Latane, Ann S., 140, 142. 

Elizabeth, 140. 

Henry W., et al., 137. 

Bishop Jas. A., 138. 

John, et al., 67. 

Rev. Lewis, 136. 

Lucy, et al., 137. 

Mary, et al., 138. 

Dr. Thomas, 140. 

Thomas L., et al., 139. 



Latane, William, 136. 

Capt. William, 138. 

William C, 137. 

William C, 139. 
Lee, Ann, 162. 

Ann L., 106, 111. 

Anne, 114. 

Charles, 106. 

Elizabeth, 55. 

Gen'l Harry, 162. 

Lancelot, 55, 239. 

Lancelot, 55. 

Mary (Jones), 55. 

Richard Henry, 106. 

Gen'l Robert E., 162, 163, 255, 

Sally, 55. 
Lewis, arms, 1S4-5. 

Gen'l Andrew, 186-7. 

Bettie, 164. 

Col. Charles, 140-1. 

Charles, 186. 

Capt. Charles A., 141. 

Elizabeth, et al., 189. 

Col. Fielding, 141. 187. 

Hannah, 188, et al., 190, 

Joel, 189. 

John, 141. 

John, et al., 141. 

John, 152. 

John, 186, 189, 425. 

Dr. John T., 141. 

John W., 185. 

Joseph J., 143. 

Maj. Lawrence, 187. 

Lucy, et al., 141. 

Meriwether, 187. 

Rebecca, 151. 

Robert, 151. 

Gen'l Robert, 186-7. 

Thomas W., et al., 142. 

Warner, 140, et al., 142. 

William T., 186. 
Lightfoot, Miss, 131. 
Lillington, Maj. Alexander, 336, 

Elizabeth, 336, 341. 
Lindsay, Laura, 66. 

Rebecca, 188. 
Littlepage, Frances, 81. 

Richard, Sf. 
Lockhart, Elizabeth, 188. 

Lomax, Elizabeth, 370. 

Lunsford, 370. 
London, Fred'k, 356. 

Henry A., 356. 
Lord, Eliza (Hill), 355-6. 

Eliza Jane, 356. 

Fred'k J., 356. 

W^m. Ancrum, 356. 

William C, 355-6. 
Ludlowe, Gabriel, 160. 

Sarah, 160. 
Lyddell, Dennis, 197. 
Lynn, Margaret, 186. 
Lyon, Carrie P., 174. 

F. A., 174. 

John, 343. 

Mildred, 343. 
Mackey, Alexander, 189. 
Madison, Col. Gabriel, 189. 

Gov. George, 189. 

Bishop James, 189. 

President James, 361. 
Madock, of Llanfrynach, 289. 
Maenarch, Bleddyn ap, 289. 
Manson, Elizabeth, 157. 
Marks, Mary, 189. 
Martin, Eliza(Jones). 

Maj. John, 189. 

Sally, 188. 

Dr. Samuel D., 68, 189, 425. 

Samuel T., et al., 68. 
McCleland, Miss, 186. 
McClurken, Eliza (Francisco), 

Francisco T., 374. 

Roger Q., 374. 

Thadeus R., 374. 
McGrath, Mary, 188. 
McKinley, Dr. I. H., et al., 191. 

Lucy (Taliaferro), et al., 
McPhersou, Catharine (Binford), 
et al., 86. 

W. T.. et al., 86. 
Melvin, Edward C, 374. 

Gertrude L., 375. 

Martha M., 375. 

Mary P., 375. 
Meriwether, family, 149-153. 

Frances, 153. 

Francis, 40, 143, 145, 152, 154, 
182 277 

Jane,' 40, i43, 153, 154, 156. 



Meriwether, Lucy, 152. 

Mary, 145, 152, 154, 182, 425. 

William, 154. 
Merrick, Dorothy, 339. 

Elizabeth (Jones), 339. 

Sarah, 339. 

Thomas, 339. 
Miller, Anne L,., 111. 

Annie W., 356. 

Edward, 357. 

Dr. George, 111. 

Mrs. Mary Jane, 357. 

Dr. Thomas, 111. 

Thomas, 111. 

Thos. C, 356. 

Thomas J., 111. 

Virginia, 111. 

Virginia (Jones), 111. 
Mills, James G., 82. 

Sally N., 82. 
Minor, Capt. Robert D., 263. 
Mitchell, B. F., et al., 345. 

Mr., 164. 

Priscilla (Carter), 164. 

Sarah (Swann), et al, 345. 
Monroe, Jane (Jones), 56, 239, 293, 
300 1, 346 1. 

John, 56, 239, 298t, 371. 

Sally Skelton, 56, 346t. 

Dr. Thos. Jekyll C, 56, 293, 
Monserrat, Lizzie (Jones), 373. 

Marcus Roger, 373. 

Dr. Wm. T., 373. 
Montague, Catesby, 98. 

Charles W. , 98. 

Lucy L., 98. 
Montgomery, John R., 134. 
Moore, Alice Carter, 67, 373. 

Anne B., 162. 

Elizabeth Jane (Jones), 67, 

Frederick, 341. 

George, 337, 340. 

George. 340, 341. 

James, 341. 

Gen. James, 84. 

John Baptista, 337, 341. 

John W., etal., 66, 67, 371. 

John W., 67, 373. 

Margaret, 336. 

Margaret, 341. 

Margaret, 354. 

Moore, Margaret EUeanor, 67, 372. 

Margaret (Jones), 339. 

Martha, 341. 

Mary, 337. 

Mary, 341. 

Mary (Vail, Jones, Wilson), 
329-31, 399. 

Mattie, 66, 371. 

Col. Maurice, 336-7, 341. 

Maurice, 337. 

Nathaniel, 337. 

Nathaniel, 354. 

Reuben M., et al., 67, 372. 

Roger, 330, 340, 342. 

Sally, 84. 

Sarah, 337, 341. 

Sarah (Jones), 340-1. 

Verner M., 67, 373. 

Wm. Harding, 341. 
Morford, Emma, 71. 

Noah B., 71. 
Morris, Ann, 146. 

Anthonay, 197. 
Morrow, James, 194, 367-8. 

Jane, 194. 

Col. Robert, 368. 
Morson, Hugh, 100. 
Morton, J. V., et al., 191. 

Sarah (Taliaferro), et al., 191. 
Moseley, Edward, 206. 
Mound, Ann T. (Carter), 164. 

John, 164. 
Mount Zion, place, 303, 348, 349-50, 

Munford. John H., 103. 

Lucy (Smyth), 103. 

R. B., 103. 
Murdock, Miss, 171. 
Murray, Sterling, 111. 
Musick, Abraham, 188. 
Nash, Gov. Abner, 333-4. 

Ann, 334-5. 

Betsey, 334-5. 

Fanny, 334. 

Frederick, 333-4-5. 

Frank, 296, 300, 333. 

Maria, 334-5. 

Mary (Jones), 333-4. 
Neile, Harry, 354. 
Nelson, Fanny W., 97. 
Nettleton, Emilv (Fauntleroy), et 
al., 172. 

N. G., et al., 172. 



Nicholas, Dr. George, 162. 
Nicholson, Lieut. -Gov. Francis, 

Nomini Hall, place, 387-8. 
Obannon, Mr., 193. 

Talitha (Browning), 193. 
Ogden, Elizabeth (Nash), 335. 
Omohonder, Frances (Cralle), 63. 
Osborne, John C, 334. 
Owen, Jane Dale, 180. 

Robert, 180. 

Robert Dale, 180. 
Packard, Cornelia Jones, 113. 

John C, 113. 

Rev. Joseph, 112. 

Joseph, et al., 112. 

Mary, 113. 

Rosa, et al., 113. 

Rosina (Jones), 112. 

Rev. Thomas Jones, 113. 

Walter Jones, 112. 

William, 113. 
Page, John, 162. 

Mann, 162. 

Mary A. M., 73, 77. 

Mr., 229, 231. 

William B., 73, 162. 
Painter, Nellie, 374. 
Pearson, Sarah, 190. 
Peck, Elizabeth, 62, 110, 425. 

Lucy, 94, 110. 

Mr., 110. 
Perkins, Thomas, 33. 
Perrin, Maj. William K., et al., 96. 
Perry, Micagie, 126. 

Peter, 314, 316. 

Philip, 126. 

Richard, 197. 
Peterson, Emma, 345. 

Emma (Swann), 345. 

Isham, 345. 

Jane, 345. 

Samuel Swann, 345. 
Peyton, Anne Lee, 112. 

Eliza G. S., 112. 

NanetteLee (Jones), etal., 112. 

Dr. Robert E., et al., 112. 
Pollard, S. Maria, 99. 
Powell, Annie, 114. 

Dr. William, 114. 
Pratt, arms, 127. 

Elizabeth, 124, 126-7, 208, 215, 

Pratt, John, 124-6, 212-5. 

John, 136. 

Keith Wm., 124. 

William, 34, 123, 215. 
Pruess, Mr., 172. 

Virginia (Fauntleroy), 172. 
Pursley, John, 371. 

Mattie (Moore), 371. 

Wm. Fauntleroy, 371. 
Quince, Mrs. J. Athalia (Brown), 

John Baptista, 345. 
Ramsey, John Witherspoon, 335. 
Randolph, Anne, 163. 

Capt. Edward, 37, 227. 

Elizabeth C, 181. 

Sir John, 227, 240t, 346. 

Mr., 135. 

Col. P., 228. 

Peter, 347. 

Col. Richard, 37, 227-9. 

Col. Robert, 181. 

Col. William, 37, 227, 2281- 
Raynes, Miss, 340. 
Reed, Mrs. Edward Douglas, 299, 

Franklin, U. S. Navy, 53. 

Lucy Franklin, 53. 
Reedy, Charles, 83. 

Mary Elizabeth, 83. 

Wm. Francis, 83. 
Rees, Miss, 193. 
Reynolds, Mr., 96. 
Rich, Susan, 146. 

Thomas, 146. 
Richards, Jane E., 138-9. 
Robb, Annie, 135. 

Eliza S., 137. 

James, 135. 

Lucy, 135. 

Patrick C, 136. 

Robert G., 136, 137. 
Robins, Col. Augustine W., 137. 

Mary E., 137. 
Robinson, Hon. John, 149, 152. 
Rogers, Annie (Jones), 376. 

Ernest G., 376. 

Powell B., 376. 

Sarah Shadduck, 376. 

William C, 376. 
Rowzie, Janet J., 139. 

Col. Richard, 139. 
Roy, Jeane, 85. 



Rue, Edward, 360. 
Rtmcie, Constance (Fauntleroy), 

Rev. James, et al., 180. 
Rutherford, George, 370. 
Rutterford, George, 118, 126t, 

130t, 216, 370. 
Sampson, Eliza, 357. 

Hannah, 157. 

James, 357. 

Jane, 357. 

Jane (Jones), 343, 352, 357. 

Lucy, 357. 

Mary Ann, 357. 

Michael. 357. 
Saunders, William, 146. 
Savage, Dr. William, 240, 359-60. 

Col., 131. 
Scott, Charles, 131. 

Col. Joseph, 131. 

Sarah 345. 
Scott-Gatty, Sir Alfred, 291, 2921. 
Shippen, Dr., 359. 
Sinclair, Henry, et al., 93. 

Robert M., et al., 93. 
Skelton, arms, 154-5-6t. 

Bathurst, 46-7-8, 158, 231, 

Family, 153-158. 

James, 40, 152, 153-4, 156, 

lyucy, et al., 157, 371. 

Meriwether, 155-6-7, 259, 349, 

Rueben, 155-6, 370. 

vSally, 40, 49, 143, 153-4, 158, 
260, 302. 
Slaughter, Guilford, 177. 
Smith, Dr. Edwin Bathurst, 56, 
153, 293-4, 298t, 302, 346t. 

Elizabeth, 44, 348. 

Eugenia (Fauntleroy), 179. 

Francis, 152. 

Gov. Geo. Wm., 50t, 53, 153, 

Geo. Wm., 173. 

John, 44, 239. 

J. Henry, et al., 179. 

Lucy (Jones), Smith, 44, 239, 

Hon. Meriwether, 152-3. 

Millie, 179. 
Smithwick, Edward, 327. 

Smyth, Arthur W. C, 102. 

Kate, 102. 

Lucy C, 103. 

Margaret E., et al., 102. 

Mollie B., 102. 

Thomas, 102. 
Smythe, Isabella, 173. 

Judge, et al., 173. 
Spaight, Elizabeth, 329. 

Richard, 39, 331. 

Gov. Richard Dobbs, 329, 331. 

Gov. Richard Dobbs, 331. 
Spotswood, Gov. Alexander, 125-6, 

214, 325, 346. 
Stark, Elizabeth (Belfield), 183. 
Starr, Rachel, 300. 
Steel, Frances Tasker, 373. 

Lucy Annette, 68. 

Richard, 68. 

Roger S.. 68. 

Sarah Gray, 373. 

Susie (Jones), 68, 373. 
Stephenson, Charlotte S., 282, 376, 

Hon. John W., 282, 376, 425. 
Sterne, Archbishop, 32. 

Simon, 32. 
Stevens, Kate (Fauntleroy), 179. 

L. E., et al., 179. 
Stith, Albert B., 355. 

Annie, 356. 

Drury, 149, 277. 

Mary (Randolph), 240t. 

Rev. William, 240t. 
Stovall, Rebecca, 188. 
Stringer, Thomas, 32. 

Dr., 142. 
Strong, Alexander, 357. 

Eliza (Sampson), 357. 

George, et al., 357. 
Strudwick, Elizabeth, 340. 

Col. W. F., 340. 
Stuart, Fannie, 142. 

Julia C, 80. 

Miss, 136. 

Dr. Richard H., 80. 
Stubbs, Prof. T. J., 369. 
Sudduth, O. T., 373. 

Stella (Woodford), 132*, 373. 
Swann, Alexander, 353. 

Ann (Moore), 342. 

Ann Sophia (Green), 353, 354. 

Arms, 15, 16t, 39, 292t. 



Swann, Betsey, 345. 

Edward, 354. 

Elizabeth, 342. 

Elizabeth, 354. 

Elizabeth (Lillington), 341. 

Emelia, 342. 

Emma, 345. 

Fred'k J., 354. 
• Fred'k Jones, 84, 343, 353. 

Fred'k Wm., 353. 

Jane, 39, 342, 343, 350, 352, 398. 

Jane, 345. 

Jane (Jones), 15, 16t, 397. 
(See also under Jones.) 

John, 341-2-3. 

John, 84, 353. 

John, 84, 353. 

Maria Rhett, 84, 353. 

Mary Green, 353. 

Mildred (Lyon), 343, 345. 

Robert Scott, 345. 

Sally M., 84, 354. 

Samuel, 341. 

Hon. Samuel, 39,341-2, 391 , 394. 

Maj. Samuel, 39, 343-4-5, 398. 

Samuel, 345. 

Samuel A., 354. 

Samuel D., 354. 

Sarah, 342. 

Sarah Ann, 345. 

Sarah Scott, 345. 
■ ; Sarah (Scott), 345. 
Sweeney, Jennie, 71. 

Jesse 71. 
Sydnor, Ruth, 182. 
Taliaferro, Betsey, 191. 

Christopher, 43, 403. 

Isabella, 87, 95. 

Jack, 101. 

John, 141. 

Maj. John, et al., 191. 

Lucy, 141. 

Lucy, 163. 

Lucy Aylett, 191. 

Mary T., 133. 

Mollie B., 101. 

Dr. Robert B., et al., 95. 

Sarah, 189. 

Sarah, 191. 
Tartt, Gertrude, 78. 
Tasker, Ann, 165-6. 

Benjamin, 166. 

Hon. Benjamin, 379. 

Tasker, Frances Ann, 164,. 379. 

Rebecca, 379. 
Taylor, Elizabeth, 133. 

Dr. John, 1.33. 

R. Stuart, 68. 

Dr. Thomas M., 134. 

Col. William, 141. 
Temple, John, et al., 141. 
Terrell, Joel, 189. 

Miss, 188. 
Thorn, Col., et al., 141. 
Thomas, Lucy, 189. ."^ 

Thompson, Butler F., et al., 174. 

Mary P., 374. 

Raphael, et al., 173-4. • .• 

Sarah G., 179. 

William H., et al., 174. 

Wnu Norton, 374. 

Wm. Norton, 374. 
Thornton, John, 132. • , ". 

Mary, 132. 

Miss, 129, 240. 

Sally, 133. 
Tomlin, William, 149, 277. 
Toomer, Eliza, 353. 

Henry, 353. ■ • ■• 

Judge John D., 84, -353. 

John Swann, .353. 

Maria Rhett (Swann), 84, 353. 
Turberville, John, 52, 239, 256.' ■ 

Lettice C, 52, 71, 256. ■ 
Tureman, Mary, 189. 
Turner, Maj. Henry S., et al;., 181. 

Jane (Fauntleroy), 181. 

Lavinia, 180. 

Col. Thomas, et al., 181. 
Vail, Edward, 425. 

Jeremiah, 329. 

John, 425. . • > 

Mary, 38, 329, 330. 
Van Lear, Rev. Matthew, 191. 

Sue, 191. 
Vaughn, Capt. A. O., 288, 408. 

Ada Virginia, 89, 375. 

Benj. Boisseau, 89. 
Veysse, Julia (Carter), 164. 

L. E., 164. 
Waddell, Fannie, 353. 

Hugh, 353. 

Gen. Hugh, 353. 
Walker, arms, 2\, 19, 31-2, 208, 
284, 292t. 

Dorothy, 25, 31-2t-3, 196. 



V/aiker, Family, 31-4. 

Frederick, 32-3. 

George, et al., 32, 33, 371. 

Dr. Henry, 357. 

James, 357. 

Jane (Sampson), 357. 

John, et al., 31-4, 196. 

Margaret, 357. 

Mary, 163. 
Wallace, James A., 176. 

Mary, et al., 176. 
Waller, Ben, 264t. 

Elizabeth, et al., 146. 

Robert, 146. 
Warden, John, 234, 401, 402, 404-5. 
W3.riag, Col. Francis, et al., 135-6. 

John, et al., 140. 

Robert P., et al., 137. 

Col. Thomas, 135. 
Washington, Bettie, 141, 187. 

Catharine, 187. 

Gen'l George, 141, 170-1, 187. 
Watts, Dr. D. A., et al., 177. 

Ellen Douglas (Fauntleroy), 
Wayles, John, 158, 371. 

Martha, 158, 238. 
Webb, George, 228. 
Wellford, Fanny E., 96. 
White, Eliza (Fauntleroy), 172. 

George, et al., 172. 

Josephine W., 103. 

William L., 103. 
Whiting, Lieut. Fred'k Jones, 300, 
301, 336. 

John, 299, 300, 331. 

Marv, 331, 332. 

Mary, 300. 
Wiatt, Alice, 95. 

Alice (Jones), 95. 

Capt. Americus V., et al., 95, 
131, 425. 

Wiatt, Eliza M., 98, 131, 425. 

Dr. William E., et al., 131. 
Willis, Capt. Francis, 197, 200. 
Wilson, Bettie H., 86. 

Elizabeth, 70. 

Elizabeth, 329, 331, 399. 

Frances G., 192. 

William, 38, 329, 392. 
Winchester, Dr. W. R., et al., 115. 
Winston, Barbara J., 141. 

Philip B., 142. 
Witherspoon, David, 334. 

Dr. John, 334, 385-6. 

John, 334-5. 
Woodford, arms, 135. 

Alice (Jones), et al., 67. 

Bathurst, 373. 

Family, 131-5. 

John T., et al., 133. 

John T., 134. 

Leila, 67, 373. 

Leon Catesby, 67, 373. 

Lisle, 373. 

Louis A., 67, 373. 

Louis Hampton, 373. 

Nancy Virginia, 373. 

Porah (Lisle), 373. 

Samuel A. B., 134. 

Stella, 67, 132*, 373. 

Thomas, 134. 

Thomas Earl, 67. 

Maj. William, et al., 120, 131-2. 

Gen'lWilliam.etal., 132-3,363. 
Wormley, Elizabeth, 160. 
Wragg, Lucy, 68. 
Wright, Frances, 182. 

Mattrom, 182. 

Thomas, 353-4. 
Yantis, Edward M., et al., 69. 

Elizabeth F. (Martin), 69. 
Yerby, Capt., 174. 

Margaret (Fauntleroy), 174.