An American Family History

William Jones, Jr.

The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.

William Jones was born about 1665 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Jones.

in 1715 he mortgaged part of John's Cabin Ridge.

Anne Arundel County, Maryland was established in 1650.
John's Cabin Ridge was on the north side of Flat Creek in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
1666 - Granted to Richard Beard
1668 - Sold to James Sanders
1705 - Part inherited by Mary Jones Beddenfield
1715 - Part mortgaged by William Jones, Jr. and James Sanders to James Carroll, who sold the mortgage to Charles Cheney.
1740 - Inherited by Elizabeth Beddenfield Ricketts
Children of William and Elizabeth Jones:
  • William Jones, Jr.
  • Elizabeth Jones Duvall Simpson
  • Mary Jones Trogden Beddenfield
  • Ann Jones Pattison Cheney
  • Jane Jones Clark
  • Maryland was established with religious freedom for Catholics. The colonial economy was based on tobacco cultivated by Africans who had been enslaved.