Lucy Standridge married Noah Lewis Jones in 1858 (according to her Civil War Pension application). She in not near her father in 1860. I have thought for 30 years that Noah was the son of John and Alapher Meek Jones of Newton County, but this week I found Lucy in Carroll County, AR in 1860. She is living with her Aunt Mary Standridge Jones. Her husband is there and he is listed as Mariah--but I think it should say Noah and either the census taker did not understand or the writing is misread. James and Mary Jones had a son named Noah the correct age to be Lucy's husband.
I have heard that after (rumor mill) Noah Jones died the next child Lucy had was by Geo. Gregory. Geo. is from Carroll county and grew up neighbors to Noah Jones. The people in the area that the Gregorys and Jones lived in mostly joined the Union Army because my Grandfather Geo. Ellis Gaddy was a strong Union man and he rode the country recruiting for the Union. What puzzled me was how could Lucy have had a child by Geo. Gregory as they lived no where near each other--BUT if Geo. and Noah were in the same unit of the MO. Cav. I think after Noah joined the army Lucy might have returned to her people in Newton Co. or she may have went to Ok. with her Aunt Mary Standridge Jones. After Noah was killed it would make sense that Geo. returned to tell Lucy about what happend to Noah. Then later she had a child by Geo. or his brother. Her name is Gnetta Jones.
I am quering who might know who the other children's father was? Lucy had 2 more children--Rosa and Caty Jones and never married. She drew a small pension on Noah Jones and I believe that is why she never married. Another rumor is she had a son by Richard Standridge (Lemuel) that he and his wife raised.
I am not here to judge what others have done in the past but wonder if anyone out there can shed any passed down stories about Lucy and WHO her children belong to? Who can tell me where she lived in 1870? If she is not in Carroll Co. AR with Aunt Mary Jones in 1860, where is she in 1860. She is not living near her father in 1860 or 1870! Also, I can not find Geo. Gregory or his brother in 1870 or 1880--where are they?
I hope someone will share what they know with me abut Lucy Standridge Jones and her children!