Descendants of Ambrose Jones
Generation No. 1
1. AMBROSE1 JONES1 died 1799 in Granville
Co., North Carolina.
Child of AMBROSE JONES is:
i. STEPHEN2 JONES, b. 19 Aug 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland; d. Abt. 1839, Harlan
Generation No. 2
2. STEPHEN2 JONES (AMBROSE1) was born 19 Aug 1750 in St. Mary's County,
Maryland2, and died Abt. 1839 in Harlan County, KY3.
He married (1) SUSANNA WILBURN, daughter of EDWARD WILBURN and MARY ST. CLAIR. She was born Bef. 1764 in North Carolina. He married (2) NANCY
THOMPSON. He married (3) MARY ADAMS. She was born Abt. 1750.
More About STEPHEN JONES:
Event 1: Place and date of birth obtained from his pension
application of 1836
Child of STEPHEN JONES and SUSANNA WILBURN is:
i. WILEY3 JONES, b. Abt. 1781, Fincastle Co., Virginia; d. 1879, Laurel County, Kentucky.
Generation No. 3
3. WILEY3 JONES (STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1)4 was born Abt. 1781 in Fincastle Co., Virginia, and died 1879 in Laurel
Notes for WILEY JONES:
Excerpts from the
Died at the residence of his son, Mr. James Jones of this county
on the evening of the January(?) 19th,1879. Wiley Jones. Mr. Jones was one of the oldest men in the county, if he was not
the oldest. It is not definitely known what year he was born, but it is generally supposed by his connection, from all circumstances
and from his recollection that he was born about the year 1781, which if correct would make him about 98 years of age.
Jones, Wiley - 1Lt., Co. A, 24th KY Volunteer Infantry, USA. Home address Mershon's Cross Road, Ky from Report
of Adjutant General, State of KY, Vol. 2. Source is It Happened Here in Laurel
County, KY by Jess Wilson.
Jones, Edmund Captain 24th Infantry London, Ky.
Died May, 1862
Jones, Wiley 1st Lieut. 24th Infantry Mershon's Cross Roads
Resigned May 2, 1862
Children of WILEY JONES are:
i. MARTHA PATSY4 JONES, b. 1816, Harlan Couny, Kentucky.
ii. RACHEL JONES, b. 1795, Harlan
County, Kentucky; m. HENRY SIZEMORE; b. 1791.
iii. EDMOND JONES, b. 1811, Harlan
County, Kentucky; d. 01 May 1862, Laurel County, Kentucky.
iv. JAMES JONES, b. 1819.
v. HUGH JONES, b. 1830.
Generation No. 4
4. MARTHA PATSY4 JONES (WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 1816 in Harlan Couny, Kentucky. She
married (1) JOSHUA HOSKINS, son of JOHN HOSKINS and NANCY STOTTS.
He was born Abt. 1816 in Knox Co. Kentucky. She married (2) UNKN.
Child of MARTHA JONES and JOSHUA HOSKINS is:
i. EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5 JONES, b. 1835, Bull Creek, Clay
Co-Leslie Co. Kentucky; d. Abt. 1911, Jones Fork of Bull Creek Hyden, Kentucky.
5. EDMOND4 JONES (WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 1811 in Harlan County, Kentucky, and died 01 May 1862 in Laurel County, Kentucky. He married SALLY HOSKINS 21 Sep 1835 in Harlan County, Kentucky, daughter of JOHN
HOSKINS and NANCY STOTTS. She was born 1817 in
Harlan Co. Kentucky.
Notes for EDMOND JONES:
Edmund was a Captain in the 24th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.
Fought at the battle of Shilo with his father Wiley (1st. Leut.). Edmund got sick shortly after the battle of Shilo and died on May 1st. 1862 and his
father Wiley resigned his commission the next day.
----------------Kentucky Adjutant Generals Report
Children of EDMOND JONES and SALLY HOSKINS are:
i. POLLY5 JONES, b. 1836.
ii. IRVINE JONES, b. 1839.
iii. AGNES JONES, b. 1841.
iv. EMILY JONES, b. 1868.
v. WILLIAM JONES, b. 1847.
vi. JAMES JONES, b. 1849.
vii. NANCY JONES, b. 1851.
viii. SELBORNE JONES, b. 1855.
ix. FILMORE JONES, b. 1856.
x. JOHN JONES, b. 1862.
Generation No. 5
6. EDMOND (EDWARD)
"DICK"5 JONES (MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 1835 in Bull Creek, Clay Co-Leslie Co. Kentucky, and died
Abt. 1911 in Jones Fork of Bull Creek Hyden, Kentucky. He married MARY
(POLLY) ASHER 1858, daughter of DILLON ASHER and HENRIETTA BOLLING. She was born 1842 in Mouth of Asher's Branch, Clay County, Kentucky.
Notes for EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK" JONES:
Different accounts show his name as Richard or Richard Dick. No real basis can be found for these names.
In the various censuses he is shown as either Edmond or Edward and his military service record shows his name as Edward.
Private in 47th Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry, Co. H
Served with his brother-in-law Jim Asher.
More About EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK" JONES:
Event 1: Name appears in Censuses and Military records as either
Edmond or Edward
Children of EDMOND JONES and MARY ASHER are:
i. JACKSON6 JONES, d. Thousand Sticks, Ky..
Notes for JACKSON JONES:
He was shot while sitting at a window in his house in Thousand Sticks, Kentucky. It is thought it was over a property boundry line.
ii. MARGARET JONES, m. NEFF
iii. MARTHA JONES.
iv. ARTRICIA JONES, b. 1859; m. FELIX
v. ABIJAH JONES, b. 1860.
vi. MARY JANE JONES, b. 1862; m. RENIE
vii. VINA JONES, b. 1864.
viii. HARVEY JONES, b. 1868.
ix. HUEY JONES, b. 1870.
x. ELIJAH (LIGE) JONES, b. 1880, Leslie
County Kentucky; d. 22 Mar 1954, Hazard, Ky..
7. IRVINE5 JONES (EDMOND4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 1839. He married SALLY.
She was born 1848.
Children of IRVINE JONES and SALLY are:
i. EDMOND6 JONES, b. 1875.
ii. WILLIE JONES, b. 1877.
Generation No. 6
8. MARTHA6 JONES (EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) She
married JOHN MARTIN.
Child of MARTHA JONES and JOHN MARTIN is:
i. DOROTHY7 MARTIN, b. Abt. 1908.
9. VINA6 JONES (EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 1864.
She married JACK HIBBARD.
Child of VINA JONES and JACK HIBBARD is:
i. WILLIE7 HIBBARD.
10. ELIJAH (LIGE)6 JONES (EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1)5 was born 1880 in Leslie County
Kentucky, and died 22 Mar 1954 in Hazard, Ky.. He married (1) MARTHA COUCH
in Hazard, Kentucky. He married (2) LILLY BRITTAIN in Clay Co.
Ky. (mouth of Big Creek), daughter of CARLO BRITTAIN and ADELINE MARCUM. She was born 1884 in Red Bird River, Clay County Kentucky, and died 1926.
Notes for ELIJAH (LIGE) JONES:
Lige Jones was nicknamed "Chippy". He was a champion fiddler and was in much demand for square dancing events around Eastern Kentucky. For a period of time Lige was a tipper foreman for Wisconsin coal company and after
that he worked for and retired from L & N Railroad.
More About ELIJAH (LIGE) JONES:
Event 1: Champion Fiddler in Eastern Ky
Fact 2: Buried Riverside Cemetary, North Hazard, Ky
More About LILLY BRITTAIN:
Cause of Death: cancer
Medical Information: Cancer, Diabetes
Children of ELIJAH JONES and MARTHA COUCH
i. RAY7 JONES.
ii. SHAFTER JONES.
Children of ELIJAH JONES and LILLY BRITTAIN are:
iii. SHERMAN7 JONES, b. 18 Oct 1906, Thousand Sticks Leslie County Kentucky; d. 14 Nov
1997, Jackson, Ky.(Buried in Campton, Ky).
iv. OMAR JONES, b. Abt. 1908; d.
v. JAMES E. (JIMMY) JONES.
vi. CARLO JONES, b. 14 Feb 1911;
d. 06 Feb 1931.
vii. ODA (ODIE) JONES, b. 23 Oct 1915.
viii. CORNELIUS (CORN) (BLACKIE) JONES,
d. 05 Feb 2002, Prospect, Tn.
ix. JESSE JONES.
x. OLA (OLIE) JONES, b. 05 Dec 1902;
d. 28 Dec 1990.
xi. EDNA JONES.
xii. CHARLES JONES, d. California.
Generation No. 7
11. DOROTHY7 MARTIN (MARTHA6 JONES, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born Abt. 1908. She married OMAR JONES, son of ELIJAH JONES and LILLY BRITTAIN.
He was born Abt. 1908, and died Abt. 1980.
Notes for DOROTHY MARTIN:
Omar Jones was Dorothy Martin's first cousin.
Notes for OMAR JONES:
Dorothy Martin was Omar's 1st cousin.
Children of DOROTHY MARTIN and OMAR JONES are:
i. CHESTER (DEFOE)8 JONES.
ii. LORETTA JONES, b. 14 Aug 1931;
d. 14 Jul 1979; m. (1) PALMER (PAM) HANEY; m. (2) OTHER SPOUSE.
12. SHERMAN7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1)5 was
born 18 Oct 1906 in Thousand Sticks Leslie County Kentucky, and died 14 Nov 1997 in Jackson, Ky.(Buried in Campton, Ky). He married BESSIE WOOTON, daughter of HENDERSON WOOTON and ELLEN BEGLEY. She was born 09 Mar 1906 in Dry Hill, Leslie County, Kentucky, and died 29 Nov 1975 in Lexington, Kentucky(Buried
in Campton, Ky).
More About SHERMAN JONES:
Event 1: Buried in Campton, Ky
Notes for BESSIE WOOTON:
Bessie played accordian and guitar before she married Sherman.
Children of SHERMAN JONES and BESSIE WOOTON
i. MARGARET JUNE8 JONES, b. 22 Oct 1927, Hazard, Kentucky; m. HAYS PIGMAN, 15 Mar 1947, Hazard,
Kentucky; b. 04 Mar 1918, Hindman, Kentucky; d. 22 Aug 2001, Lexington, Ky.
ii. WILLIAM SHERMAN JONES,
b. 12 Jun 1936; d. 15 Jun 2002, Hazard, Ky (buried in Campton, Ky); m. MONA GILBERT.
iii. ARLIE JONES, b. 25 Jul 1926,
Hazard, Ky.; d. 18 Mar 2007, Flora Vista, NM; m. JOHN DORSEY, Hazard, KY; b. 22 Sep 1918; d. 20 Dec 1995, Farmington, NM.
13. OMAR7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born Abt.
1908, and died Abt. 1980. He married DOROTHY MARTIN, daughter of JOHN
MARTIN and MARTHA JONES. She was born Abt. 1908.
Notes for OMAR JONES:
Dorothy Martin was Omar's 1st cousin.
Notes for DOROTHY MARTIN:
Omar Jones was Dorothy Martin's first cousin.
Children are listed above under (11) Dorothy Martin.
14. JAMES E.
(JIMMY)7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) He married ARIZONA (ZONIE) TURNER.
Children of JAMES JONES and ARIZONA TURNER
i. PAULINE KESSLER8 JONES, Adopted child.
ii. GERALDINE JONES.
15. CARLO7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 14 Feb
1911, and died 06 Feb 1931. He married SALLY STEWART.
Notes for CARLO JONES:
Had a motorcycle accident in Louisville, Ky. and broke his
neck. Sherman Jones went and got him and tried to nurse him back to health in
his house in Wabbaco, Ky. He drove a nail in the ceiling so Carlo could raise
himself up occasionally. The nail was still there years later.
Child of CARLO JONES and SALLY STEWART is:
i. EMANUEL RAY8 JONES, d. Hindman, Ky.; m. SALLY.
Notes for EMANUEL RAY JONES:
He was the first person killed on the new Highway 80 which was still under construction
at the Hindman exit. The sun was in his eyes and he didn't see the car coming.
16. ODA (ODIE)7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 23 Oct
1915. She married WARD NAPIER.
He died Abt. 1995 in Lexington, Ky.
Children of ODA JONES and WARD NAPIER are:
i. DORIS JEAN8 NAPIER, b. 19 Jul 1935; d. 14 Oct 2006; m. UNKN MARTIN.
ii. DONALD DEAN NAPIER, b. 06 Sep 1938;
m. PAT SMITH.
iii. DIXIE LEE NAPIER, m. BILL
17. CORNELIUS (CORN)
(BLACKIE)7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) died 05 Feb 2002 in Prospect, Tn. He married (1) RITA. She was born in Boston, Ma. He married (2) WANDA.
Children of CORNELIUS JONES and RITA are:
i. CARL EDWARD8 JONES.
ii. CAROL JONES.
Child of CORNELIUS JONES and WANDA is:
iii. CORNELIEUS JR. (NUBBIN)8 JONES.
18. JESSE7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) She married CARL GOINS.
Children of JESSE JONES and CARL GOINS are:
i. LOIS EILEEN8 GOINS.
ii. RITA CAROL GOINS.
19. OLA (OLIE)7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) was born 05 Dec
1902, and died 28 Dec 1990. She married JOHN DANIEL ABNER. He was born 19 May 1902, and died 25 Mar 1961.
Children of OLA JONES and JOHN ABNER are:
i. ADDIE8 ABNER, b. 11 Jul 1924; d. 11 Jul 1924.
ii. ELMER ABNER, b. 11 Jul 1924;
d. 11 Jul 1924.
iii. GENEVA JEAN ABNER, m. VIRGIL
(JUNIOR) BAKER, JR..
iv. DIXIE RUTH ABNER, b. 02 Mar 1931;
m. WALLACE HATMAKER.
v. HAROLD DEAN ABNER.
Notes for HAROLD DEAN ABNER:
Died at age 18. The police were chasing
him and they shot out his tires. Wrecked into a gravel pile. Another boy was killed also.
vi. JOYCE ABNER, m. JUNIOR
vii. MARIE ABNER, b. 11 Jul 1926;
m. CECIL CAUDILL.
20. EDNA7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) She married ROE BOWLING.
Children of EDNA JONES and ROE BOWLING are:
i. ROY8 BOWLING.
ii. MARCUS BOWLING.
iii. SARA LEE BOWLING.
iv. JAMES EDDIE BOWLING.
v. NIG BOWLING.
vi. CHARLIE BOWLING.
vii. CARLENE BOWLING.
viii. MARVIN BOWLING.
21. CHARLES7 JONES (ELIJAH (LIGE)6, EDMOND (EDWARD) "DICK"5, MARTHA PATSY4, WILEY3, STEPHEN2, AMBROSE1) died in California. He married VERLENE.
Children of CHARLES JONES and VERLENE are:
i. CHARLEEN8 JONES.
ii. RANDY JONES.
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Craig Kilby CASHKILBY@aol.com =============================================================== Will and Estate of Ambrose Jones, (Sr.) Granville
County, North Carolina (1792) Will of Ambrose Jones (transcribed by Craig Kilby) Will dated 3 January
1792. Proved November 1792. Recorded in Will
Book 2, p. 320 Granville Co Circuit Clerk's Office, Oxford, NC. Original
at North Carolina State Archives, Box CR.044.801.21. I Ambrose Jones of Granville County and state of North Carolina do make my Testament and last will followeth viz:
Imprimis. I lend to my loving wife CATHARINE JONES during her natural life all my Estate of what nature so ever, and at her death I devise to my son GABRIEL his
heirs and assigns for ever a certain part of the land I now live on beginning
at my upper line where it crosses Aaron's Creek, thence down the said creek to the mouth of the long Branch thence East a straight line to Charles Harris' line upon his paying in two years after his Mother's
death to my executors hereinafter named, two hundred pounds Virginia money
which sum I give to my sons, daughters and grandson namely James, Ambrose,
Stephen and Reuben, Elizabeth Winfree, Ann Sandford, Phebe Gregory &
Peggy Davie, and John Brassie to be equally divided share and share alike. ITEM. I bequeath to my grandson
John Brassie his heirs and assigns, fifty pounds Virginia money. ITEM. The remainder of my estate of what nature
or kind so ever I give to my sons and daughters, and my grandson John Brassie
to be equally divided share and share alike providing that which ever of
my children had an over proportion at a Division I made of part of my negroes
between them formerly, they pay to my Executors that over [xxxx] and by
them to be paid to those of my children for their deficiency at that Division. LASTLY. I appoint my sons
James, Stephen and Gabriel executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal this [evening?] of third day of January Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. /s/ Ambrose Jones Witnessed by John
Brown, George Brown, Thomas Mutter. Proved
at November 1792 Court by John Brown and Thomas Mutter. Then came Gabriel Jones and Stephen Jones and two of the Executors therein named and qualified agreeable
to Law. Note that James Jones is not
among the executors named in court. Estate File of Ambrose
Jones, Sr. Original estate papers filed at NC state archives, Box
CR.044.508.97. Item No. 1. Dated 16 NOV 1799. Legatees Bond to Each Other for Insolvencies. Know all men by these presents that we James Jones, Ambrose Jones, Stephen Jones, Reuben Jones, Gabriel Jones, James Winfree, Robert Sandford, Thomas Gregory, William Davie and John Brassie are held and firmly bound unto each other jointly
and severally in the full sum of one thousand pounds Virginia money for
the payment of which well & truly to be made we bind ourselves and
our heirs so sealed with our seals & dated this 16th day of November 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the estate of
Ambrose Jones deceased hath been exposed to public sale for bond with approved
security payable the 25th day of December 1800 & whereas it is possible some insolvencies in the debts may arise Now if any such insolvency doth happen provided each of the above named persons shall well and truly bear an equal portion of the same when the estate is finally settled
& paid by the executors then.....[part of page not copied]....witness
our hands & seals the day and date above written. Witness Sterling
Yancey, Philip Yancey. Signed/ The legatees to each other James Jones Ambrose Jones Stephen Jones Reuben Jones Gabriel Jones James Winfree
Robin Sandford (signed by mark, written as Robin and not Robert) Thomas
Grigory William Davey John Brassie Item No. 2. Dated 8 Nov.
1799. Consent bond to sell estate.
Know ye that we James Jones, Ambrose Jones, Stephen Jones, Reubin Jones
and Gabriel J.
2. According to
his Pension application of 1836, Born in St. Mary's County Md. Aug 19, 1750.
3. Larry Jones.
5. Curtis Pigman.