I am writing to you per a request by my Aunt Lelia.She told me that you are requesting information on our great grandfather Thomas Jefferson Silcox Jones.
Thomas Jefferson (Silcox) Jones was my great great-grandfather.He and his wife Mary A. are listed on both the 1920 and 1930 United States Federal Census for Davidson County; Nashville TN.On both Census he lists his father as being born in North Carolina, and his mother was born in TN.According to the age he lists on both Census he would have been born in 1848.As you will read in the last paragraph I have documented that Thomas Jefferson (Silcox) Jones was born in Clay County, Knob Creek, TN.
Listed with them on the 1920 Davidson County, Nashville TN Census Civil District 8, Enumeration District 118, Sheet Number 1A are two sons, McMillean born 1898 and Richard Jones born 1890.Richard’s wife Mary born 1903 is listed on this Census as well.My grandfather Thomas H. (Hensley) was listed as a Jones, he was 6 years old born 1913…but he was listed as a grandson to the head of the household.
On the 1930 Davidson County, Nashville, TN Census Second Ward, Block 179, Enumeration District 19-97, Sheet Number 11AThomas J. Jones was listed as head of household.His age was listed as 82, this would have made his birth year as 1848.He stated that he could read and write that he was born in TN, and that he served in the Civil War.His wife Mary A. was listed as 69 this would have made her birth year as 1863.She stated that she could not read or write and that she was born in TN. My grandfather William Thomas Hensley was listed as Thomas W. Hensley he was 17 at the time.
William Thomas Hensley’s mother, according to her death certificate, Della Jane (Silcox) Jones was born August 2, 1894 and she died June 26, 1976.She is buried in Wilson County, Lebanon, TN in the Williams Cemetery.
I requested a copy of her original SS application. The SS Administration was unable to find a copy of the application.However, they were able to send me a copy of a claim form on which I was able to glean that her father Thomas Jefferson (Silcox) Jones was born in Clay County, TN in the city of Knob Creek.
I hope this helps.
I would love to have any information that you may have on Thomas Jefferson Silcox Jones’ parents and siblings.Also, do you know when he died?Or where he is buried?