David Jones
d bef Mar 1819
NC to Rutherford County, TN


David Jones was a soldier in the Revolutionaray War's North Carolina Line and in the Fourth Regiment which was mustered in Wilmington, NC. Duplin County, NC Register of Deeds Land Grant maps show a David Jones had a land grant in that county in 1760. Not sure if it's the same one.

By 1810 David and wife Elizabeth were living in Rutherford County, TN where he was granted land for his military service.

David and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth married Robert Potts from Lenoir County, NC and their first child was born in 1815.

David and Elizabeth's children's names were Elizabeth Potts, James Jones, Nancy Jones, William Jones, Polly Blount, David Jones, Patsey Jones, Sally Benson, Benjamin Jones, Hamilton Jones and Susan Jones.


Fortitude and Forbearance - The North Carolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 by Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard

Company Officers - First Lieutenants

David (Davis) Jones - First Lieutenant in Fourth NC, November 27, 1776. Omitted from rolls January 1, 1778.


North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts - Treasurer's & Comptroller's Papers - North Carolina Continental Line, 1776-1783 by Weynette Parks Haun

Jones, David - 1 Lt - Nelsons - 3 Apl 77 - Out'd Jany 78 - Mus'd Jany 79 - 4th Regt

He received a land warrant September 29, 1784 for thirty-six months Continental service.


North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee


1810 Jefferson, Rutherford County, TN Census - David Jones
3 males under 10
1 male 10-15
1 male 45 and over
3 females under 10
2 females 10-15
1 female 26-44
7 Slaves
Neighbors in census: German Winsett, Zach'h Brown, John Raney, Jas Gillespie, John Gillespie, Wm Spann, Jacob Paine, John Covington, Tho's Christopher

German (Jarman) Winsett is mentioned in Rachael Jarman's Jones County, NC will of 1815: "To grandson Jarman Winsett and other grandchildren the heirs of my son Robert Jarman dec'd..." "Give Negro man Dave after my grandchildren supposed to be in Tennessee do come or send for their legacy..."


Rutherford County, NC Tax Lists, 1809-1813 - W.P.A. Records
Persons name, Lands, Town lots, Free poles, B. polls, Stud horses, Do. Cts

1809
David Jones - 4 B. polls - $1.50
David Jones - Lands 102 1/2 - 3 B. polls - $1.74 1/2

1812
David Jones - Lands 105 - 3 B. polls - $1.31 1/2

1813
David Jones - Lands 103 - 4 B. polls - $1.69 1/2


Estate Sale, 1819


Wills and Inventories of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 1804-1828, Vol. I
by Helen C. & Timothy R. Marsh

21 Mar 1819 - Amount of sales of the estate of David Jones deceased returned to June Term 1820. Among the purchasers were the widow and Hamilton Jones, James Jones and H. Jones. 21st March 1819. Signed by Hamilton Jones, adm'r. Rec: 10th Oct 1820.

1820 - An Inventory of the property belonging to the estate of David Jones deceased as returned to June Term 1820. Axes, hoes, and several other items listed. Signed by H. Jones. Rec: 9 Oct 1820.

June Term 1821 - A settlement with Hamilton Jones, admr of David Jones deceased as returned to June Term. Several persons named. Signed by Jacob Payne, Sol. Beasley and L.__

2 Jan 1822 - Account of the sale of property of David Jones deceased. Sale commenced 2nd January 1822. Several Negroes sold to several persons including Elizabeth Jones and Susan Jones. Executed by Hamble Jones, admr.


19 Nov 1821 - Williamson Co Deed Bk H, p 334 - Deed from George Jordan to John Duke McClaran 1st mentions adjoining property on Nelson's Creek sold by Peter Young to Daniel Potts, Robert Winsett and David Jones (Jr).


Land Deed Genealogy of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 1819-1823, Vol. III
by Helen C. & Timothy R. Marsh

Jul 1822 - David Jones to James Jones, Nancy Jones and others for Division of lands. Rutherford County Court, July Term 1822. It is ordered by the court that Solomon Beasley, Jacob Payne, Luckett Davis, James Gillispie and John Rainey be appointed commissioners to lay off and divide and set apart to the heirs of David Jones deceased their several proportions in and to the tract of land on which said David Jones deceased lived at the time of his death lying and being in Rutherford County and make report to next term of court. NOTE: Survey and plat in original document.

We the commissioners having met at the house of Elizabeth Jones (widow of David Jones deceased) have proceeded to lay off and divide to the several heirs of said David Jones, their part of the land. Beginning at the southeast corner of the widow's dower on McClain's line, running north 11 poles 7 links, being the first lot of the plat drawn by Elizabeth Potts, running to Jarman Winsett's line; the second being drawn by James Jones; the third by Nancy Jones; the fourth by Wm. Jones; the fifth by Polly Blount; sixth by David Jones; seventh by Patsey Jones; eight by Sally Benson; ninth by Benjamin Jones; tenth by Hamilton Jones; and eleventh by Susan Jones, each lot running east to Robinson's line, except the sixth leaving at 14 poles so as to include the spring in the widow's dower. This 31 July 1822. Signed: L. Davis, Jacob Payne, James Gillispie, Sol. Beasley and John Raney Reg: 13 Nov 1822

Jul 1822 - David Jones to Elizabeth Jones for Dower. Rutherford County Court, July Term 1822. It is ordered by the court that a writ of dower issued to the sheriff of Rutherford County requiring him to summon twelve jurors to lay off to Elizabeth Jones, widow of David Jones deceased, her dower in and to a certain tract of land in Rutherford County, it being the same tract of land on which said David Jones lived at the time of his death and make report to next court. NOTE: Survey and plat in original document.

We the undersigned jurors having met at the house of Elizabeth Jones (widow of David Jones deceased) and after being duly sworn as the laws directs, have proceded to lay off the dower of said Elizabeth Jones beginning at the southwest corner on McClarin's line, running north 76 poles, thence west 33 1/2 poles, thence north 48 poles, thence east 62 poles, thence south 86 1/2 poles, thence ease 14 po9les, thence south 1 pole so as to include the spring, thence west 14 poles, thence south 86 1/21 poles, thence west 28 1/2 poles to beginning. This 31 July 1822.
Signed: L. Davis, James Babbett, Jacob Payne, Gordon Rideout, John Gillispie, Jarman Winsett, Rovert Ross, Sam'l Morton, Silas Winsett, Fracis Gillispie, and Solomon Beasley. Reg: 13 Nov 1822


Wills and Inventories of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 1804-1828, Vol. I
by Helen C. & Timothy R. Marsh

Jun 1820 - An Inventory of the property belonging to the estate of David Jones deceased as returned to June Term 1820. Axes, hoes, and several other items listed. Signed by H. Jones. Rec: 9 Oct 1820.


Wills and Inventories of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 1828-1840, Vol. 2
by Helen C. & Timothy R. Marsh

23 Nov 1838 - A settlement made with Mathew Marable, administrator of Elizabeth Jones deceased, who was the guardian of Nancy Jones deceased, in relation to what the said Elizabeth Jones deceased had in her hands of her ward by me Robert S. Morris, Clerk. I find the the said Elizabeth has made no return of what she had in her hands but find that the administrator of David Jones deceased, the father of said Nancy, was in debt to the estate of said David Jones deceased to the amount of $475.27, which sum is $43.20. Total $267.65. Several credits listed, $1.50. Balance $266.15. Rec: 17 Dec 1838.


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