NEW EVIDENCE for the wife of Jeremiah Jones of Blount Co. AL (see land warrant below and info in warrant file after that). This Jeremiah was NOT married to Eliza Brown.
Jeremiah Jones married 1786 Knox Co. TN Mary Swisher (see below warrant transcription)
Land Warrant File issued to widow, Mary Jones 10 Dec 1852 Blount Co. AL she filed her info for proof on 21 August, 1851, Walker County, Alabama (date of application)
Mary Jones, aged 86, resident of Walker County,AL widow of Jeramiah Jones who was a volunteer from Ray (Rhea) County, TN, War of 1812, served for the term of 3 months and was discharged in Washington, Ray County. Discharged is lost or mislaid.
Married in Knox County, TN, about the year 1786 by Parson Reno and name before marriage was Mary Swisher! Husband died in Blount County, AL on the 22nd of April,1847,
Mary Jones is listed age 84 b. MD in the 1850 Blount Co, AL census in home of her son James Jones.
Mary is listed as living in Walker Co. AL at the time she filed papers for Jeremiah's War of 1812 Land Warrant 01 Aug 1851. The date of issue was 10 Dec 1852 and she is not listed in the 1860 census so she died probably between 1853-1860
son Jeremiah in the 1880 Blount Co. AL census lists his father b. VA mother b. MD which matches the 1850 census
children listed in 1861-64 Estate Papers
1. William Jones b. ca 1791 TN m Cynthia Hill (Wm decd by estate but Cintha listed in estate)
2. Michael S. Jones b. 1794 TN m Edy Harwood in TN
3. James Jones b. 1795 TN m Amanda Jane Baker (James decd Amanda/Almina is listed in estate pages)
4. Nancy Jones b. 1799 TN m Robert Pickle
5. George Jeremiah Jones b. 1804 TN m Sarah Lauderdale
6. Jesse Government Jones b. 1806 TN m. Narcissa Hill
7. Henry Swisher Jones b. 1808 TN m Mary W Stout
8. Jeremiah Jones b. 1811 TN m Angeline Lauderdale
9. Elizabeth Jones b. 1814 TN m. Josiah McCallum
Probate of Jeremiah Jones filed Blount Co. AL began in 1861 and lasted until 1864.
Deed Book K, p. 304
Jeremiah Jones deceased, estate of and order to sell lands
Probate Court December 2nd 1861
This day comes Jesse Jones the administrator of the estate of Jeremiah Jones deceased and files his application in writing and under oath praying for and order to sell certain real estate in said petition described the property of said decedent at the time of his death for division and upon the ground that the same cannot be equally divided among the heirs and devisees of said estate and it appearing from an inspection of said petition that the (? heirs of) deceased are Nancy Pickle, his daughter and her ten children, Michael Jones, his son and three children, James Jones his son and his six children, and William Jones son and his nine children and George Jones his son and six children and Jesse Jones his son and his nine children and Henry S. Jones son of deceased and his eleven children, Jeremiah Jones son of deceased and his ten children. It is therefore ordered that the second Monday in January 1862 (?) hereby appointed a day for hearing the said application and the proof which may exhibited in support of the same. It is futher (?ordered) that the notice of the (?sealed) application and of the time above set for the hearing thereof at least forty days before hearing of the same by posting notices thereof at the courthouse door there being no paper published in this county.
for some reason a part of the estate papers that remain are for the grandchildren of Jeremiah Jones from his son James Jones who was deceased by the divison.
Deed Book K, pp. 569 - 571 Settlement of Jeremiah Jones' estate
This indenture made and entered into this the 12th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one between William B.Jones, Jesse S. Jones, J.F.M. Jones, and Thomas J.L. Jones, and Almina Jane Jones all of the county of Giles and State of Tennessee of the first part and Josiah McCollum of the County of Blount and the State of Alabama of the second part, witnesseth that the said William B. Jones, Jesse S. Jones, J.F.M. Jones, Thomas J.L. Jones, and Almina Jane Jones are entitled to use undivided interest in the estate of Jeremiah Jones deceased of Blount Conty, State of Alabama and whereas said parties of the first part are anxious to dispose their interest in said estate do for and in consideration of the sum of eighty four dollars to them paid by Josiah McCollum of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge do by those present sell, transfer, and convey to the said Josiah McCollum all their right, title, and interest in and to said estate both real and personal and the said parties of thefirst part for themselves their heirs and representatives agree to warrant and defend the title to their interest in 1/8 of said estate, it being 5/7 of 1/8 of said estate to the said Josiah McCollum againt he lawful claim of all persons whatsoever.
William B. Jones seal
Jesse S. Jones seal
Thomas J.L. Jones seal his mark
J.F.M. Jones seal his mark
Almina Jones seal her mark
State of Tennessee
Personally appeared before me Amos B. Richardson, Clerk of the County Court of Giles County, William B. Jones, Jesse S. Jones, Thomas J.L. Jones, J.F.M. Jones and Amanda Jones the maker of the within deed with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposes therein contained in testimony. I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at office 12th February 1861.
Amos R. Richardson, Clerk
Filed for record on the 29th August 1861 and recorded on the 19th day of September 1861.
John G. Gillespie
Judge of Probate
Based on his military land warrant in Blount Co. AL)
Transcription of text in document
WAR 1812 MILITARY LAND WARRANT #52.446
Land in Blount County, Alabama present day Cullman
The United States opf America To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas, In pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved September 28, 1850, entitled "An Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States,
" Warrant No. 52.446 for 40 acres, issued in favor of Mary Jones, Widow of Jeremiah Jones, Private in Captain Preston's Company, Tennessee Militia War 1812.
has been returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section twenty two in township Thirteen of Range five, West, in the Distric of lands subject to sale at Huntsville, Alabama c ontaining forty acres. According to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Lands returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL: which has been assigned unto Lewis V. Musgrove. Now Know Ye, That there is therfore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said Lewis V. Musgrove. the tract of Land above descrived: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof , unto the said Lewis V. Musgrove, and to his heirs and assigns forever.
further proof of Sarah Bird Jones Jett in the line.
Giles County, Tennessee
Isaac Jett Deed Josiah McCollum
This indenture made and entered into this February twenty first day of our lord one thousaand eight hundred sixty one between Isaac Jett and Sarah Bird Jett his wife heirs of the estate of Jeremiah Jones deceased of the county of Blount and State of Alabama of the first part and Josiah McCullum of the county of Blount and the state aforesaid of the second property witness of oath wheras the said Isaac Jett and Sarah Bird Jett his wife are entiteld to one divided interest in the estate of Jeremiah Jones deceased and whereas the said parties of the first part being anxious to dispose of their interest in said estate for *can't decipher).