An American Family History


Jones Families in Sullivan County, Tennesseew

  In 1796 Henry, John, Solomon and Thomas Jones were in Sullivan County, Tennessee.  

In 1782 Henry Jones was an Ensign in Captain Womack's Militia.


Solomon Jones was born about 1750 in Bedford County, Virginia.

In 1796 and 1812 a Solomon Jones was in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.

Thomas Jones was born about 1762, in Loudon County, Virginia.

Thomas served three months in Captain Turner's Virginia Company, shortly after this tour, he moved to Henry County, Virginia and served three month's in Captain Choice's Virginia Company.

Thomas married Susannah Ramsey on December 24, 1786, in Bedford County, Virginia.

Susanne Jones (1789),
Esquire Jones (1792, married Julia Ann Arrants)
Mary Jones (1792)
Wesley Jones (1793)
Rebecca Jones (1795)
Elizabeth Jones (1798)
William Jones (1800, married Artymes),
Daniel Jones (1802)
Betsey Jones (1805)
John Ramsey Jones (1805)
Stacy Jones (1805)
Eliza Jones (1809)
Catherine Jones (1811)
Todd Jones

1830 Sullivan County

a man 60 to 69
a woman 50 to 59
a man and a woman between 20 and 29
a boy and a girl between 15 & 19

Thomas appeared on the 1831 pension roll in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He was 72 years old and had been in the North Carolina militia.

1840 census of Sullivan County, Tennessee.

a man between 70 thru 79
a woman between 60 thru 69
2 enslaved people

Thomas died on July 25, 1842 in Sullivan County.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia was formed in 1767 from Halifax County. In 1777 the western part became Henry County.


Henry Jones was born bout 1770 in England.

He married Margaret Cross or Devault.

James Jones (1804),
John E. Jones (1806, married Margaret Beachboard),
William Jones (1808)
David Jones (1810),
Daniel Jones (1813), and
Sarah Jones (1819).

In 1830 Henry Jones and John Jones were in Piney Flats.

  A Frederick Jones was in Sullivan County in 1830. He was born about 1780. It was a multi-generational household.  










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