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Jones family papers

Jones family papers, 1775-1995
Jones family papers
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  • Jones family papers, 1775-1995, consisting of Bible records, biographies, books, business records, clippings, cloth, correspondence, currency and bonds, genealogical notes and charts, land records, magazines, photographs, portraits, and silhouettes concerning the Jones family of Botetourt County and Lexington, Virginia. Papers concern the genealogy of the Jones and related families. Papers are organized into the following series: I: Genealogy. II: Correspondence, 1847-1949. III: Papers, 1835-1938. IV: Land Records, 1783-1890. V: Currency and bonds, 1775-1777, 1861-1865. VI: Photographs. VII: Miscellaneous papers and envelopes. VIII: Newspaper clippings. IX: Magazines. X: Books. XI: Material
  • Series I: Genealogy contains Bible records, biographies, clippings, correspondence, DAR applications, genealogical notes and charts, memorials, obituaries, photographs, and programs concerning the Jones, Scott, and Houston families of Botetourt County and Lexington, Virginia, as well as other localities in Virginia and West Virginia. Also includes brief research notes on the Alexander, Ashton, Blair, Lewis, Ronald, Slaughter, Smith, Stuart, Todd, and Wigginton families. Also contains handwritten and typed transcripts of the will of Gabriel Jones (ca. 1737-1777) and handwritten transcripts of the will of Marion Stuart Alexander Jones (1828-1912), as well as correspondence concerning Marion Jones' will. Also contains copy of a deed for Julia M. Mayo's life interest in a farm in Botetourt County. Also, a sketchbook containing quotes and spurious letter by Publius Lentulus describing Jesus
  • Series II: Correspondence, 1847-1949, contains letters concerning news about the Alexander, Jones, and related families concerning family news and events. Much of the correspondence is to Marion Stuart Alexander Jones from her step-mother Judith Blackburn, her sister Mariette Alexander McGuire, her step-son Edward Valentine Jones, and her step-daughter Susan Archer Jones. Letters also discuss the Civil War in King George County, Virginia; the settlement of the estate of Judith Blackburn Alexander; and Edward Valentine Jones' education and ministry. Also includes copy of letter from President James A. Garfield (1831-1881) to his mother and a letter from the United States Battleship Maine Salvage Company endeavoring to raise funds to raise the U.S.S. Maine from the Havana, Cuba, harbor
  • Series III: Papers, 1835-1938, contain the papers of John Wigginton Jones (1807-1894) consisting of deeds, receipts, surveys, judicial records, accounts, promissory notes, articles of agreement, wills, ads, tax records, correspondence, bonds, and appraisements concerning the Jones and Finney foundry, real property in Botetourt County and Genesee County, Michigan, Jones' estate, Jacob Finney's (d. 1859) will, and other matters relating to J. W. Jones; Moorman family papers, 1835-1888, consisting of correspondence and papers containing family news, news about a missionary school in Greece, bonds, trip to London, England, and J. J. Moorman's career as a doctor at the Warm Sulphur Springs in West Virginia; Edward Herndon Scott's (1839-1872) journal detailing his service in Missouri during the Civil War; and Scott's Civil War papers including military passes, receipts, military parole, and list of the battles of the Stonewall Brigade, also an 1866 account and 1867 tax receipt for Scott
  • Series IV: Land Records, 1783-1890, contain surveys, 1794-1805 and no date, and deeds, 1783-1890, for land in Botetourt County. Also, correspondence, 1869-1876, concerning the sale of property
  • Series V: Currency and Bonds, 1775-1777 and 1861-1865, contain notes issued by Virginia during the American Revolution and notes issued by various banks in Virginia and by the Confederate government during the Civil War. Also contain bonds issued by the Confederate government
  • Series VI: Photographs of the Jones family; Eddie Scott (Mary Edward Herndon Scott Jones [1872-1932]); family and friends of Eddie Scott; the Moorman family; Civil War generals and politicians and Charles Carter Randolph; and Robert E. Lee (1807-1870). Also includes silhouettes of members of the Jones family and a copy of a portrait of George Mason (1725-1792)
  • Series VII: Miscellaneous papers and envelopes contain list of births and deaths for slaves owned by the Joneses; poems; teacher certificate from King George County; last words of unidentified individual; recipes for whitewash and boot repair and cures for illnesses including dropsy; table of box sizes; description of a coat-of-arms; pictures of buildings; memorandum and account book; list of Virginia county formation; sign language alphabet card; and invitation to a picnic held by Mountain Home school. Also contain envelopes
  • Series VIII: Newspaper clippings contain clippings concerning the Jones family, genealogy, history, the Civil War, and other topics. Also include poems
  • Series IX: Magazines contain issues of the following magazines: THE HOUSEHOLD COMPANION (18 January 1897); LADIES HOME JOURNAL ad (1892); THE PETERSON MAGAZINE (January 1898); SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER (November 1862-February 1864) run and some issues incomplete; THE VIRGINIA SEMINARY MAGAZINE (January 1892)
  • Series X: Books containing volumes acquired by members of the Jones family including the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, as well as books on religion and theology, poetry, novels, history, and genealogy
  • Series XI: Material contains lace, including gloves, and a blanket
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The Jones family resided in Botetourt County and Lexington, Virginia. The Joneses' extended family line included members of the Scott, Moorman, Houston, Alexander, and Stuart families.
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Jones family papers
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Bennett, Robert and Jane
Organization method
Organized into the following series: I: Genealogy. II: Correspondence, 1847-1949. III: Papers, 1835-1938. IV: Land Records, 1783-1890. V: Currency and bonds, 1775-1777, 1861-1865. VI: Photographs. VII: Miscellaneous papers and envelopes. VIII: Newspaper clippings. IX: Magazines. X: Books. XI: Material.
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