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James was a brother to Thomas and Adam Jones.Before migrating to Georgia in the mid-1780s they lived in the Hawtree Creek area of northern Bute County, NC.He was of age by February 1778 for he was appointed as a petit juror in that term of court.On April 8, 1778 he applied for 120 acres of unclaimed land on Hawtree Creek beginning on Henry Dicken's line and then to Jones' line and Ross's line.A warrant for the tract was issued to him on September 22, 1778.In 1779 he was assessed for property valued at 540 pounds in the Smith's Creek and Hawtree Creek district.In the next year his property was assessed at 630 pounds and in 1781 it had increased to 753 pounds.He does not appear on subsequent tax lists.
Nothing is known of his whereabouts from 1781 until 1785 when he appeared on Captain Newsom'stax list for Wilkes County, GA in the Long Creek area.He paid only a poll; he did not own any land.At some time in 1801-1802, he and his brother Thomas moved from Warren County to Jackson County.On the 1802 tax list of Captain Aaron Wood's district of Jackson County, James was taxed 38 1/2 cents on 75 acres which adjoined Bagby, the original grantee.
We do not know exactly when James died, but on October 25, 1803 the Jackson County court issued a citation to Mary Jones ordering her to obtain letters of administration on his estate.On July 19, 1804, an inventory was taken of the estate by George Bagby, John Bagby and William Pentecost.Both George and John Bagby were soldiers during the Revolution.George served as a private in Capt. Robert Carr's Company of Rangers of Wilkes County and John served in a unit from Halifax County, North Carolina, probably in Georgia since many North Carolina units were involved in fighting there.
James' estate was valued at $245.87 and 1/2 cent.An itemized list of the sale items and prices brought was presented to the court clerk by Mary Jones on July 19, 1804 which showed that she bought all but two small items valued at less than one dollar, for a total of $247.36 1/2. On September 5, 1808, at Mary's request, the court made Benjamin Camp co-administrator of the estate.
On January 2, 1809,Agrippa Atkinson, who gave security for Mary's administration of James' estate, came into court and asked that he be relieved of his security arrangement because Mary Jones was about to leave Jackson County.At some point she returned to Warren County where she lived until her death many years later.