Submitted by Len
Jones Family: Neshoba County: 1850s-1890s: Martha M. B. (Nash) Jones, Thomas Jones, Carriedora, Lucy E., John I., Belinda G., Elvira L., Thomas, Ora, Irene M., Cephus W. (Josephus W. Jones?).
Martha Malinda Belinda Nash (b. circa 1833 in MS) married Thomas B. Jones (b. circa 1829 in AL). They lived in the Bond/Spring Creek community of N.E. Neshoba County. They were neighbors of several of Marytha's siblings.
Martha's eldest brother was my g.g.grandfather, John Jasper Newton Nash (1829-1912). Their parents were Ira N. and Lucy Nash of the Bond area of Neshoba County. In addition to John Nash, Martha's other siblings were: Charles A., Elvira E., Frannie A., Ira M., Ora L., P. Irene, and Stephen Perry.
Martha and Thomas Jones children were:
1. Carriedora or Carrie Dora, (b. 1856),
2. Lucy E. (b. 1858), named after martha's mother
3. John I. (b. circa 1859)... (John Ira Jones ?)
4. Belinda G. (b. 1861),
5. Elvira L. (b. 1863),
6. Thomas M./ Thomas B. (b. 1864),
7. Ora (b. 1868),
8. Irene M. Jones (b 1872),
9. Cephus (Josephus?) W. Jones , (b. 1879)
Children's birth-years are approximate as they were taken from the 1870 and 1880 censuses.
I believe that John I. Jones had moved to Winston County and was working for a neighbor of the family of his churches' Pastor, R. Woodruff at the time of the 1880 census; John Ira Jones is shown living in the household of William T. Lewis of Winston county on the 1880 Census.
Carriedora, Lucy E., and Elvira L. Jones are also not listed in the Martha and Thomas Jones household on the 1880. they may have married or else died between 1870 and 1880.
While I did not find marriage records for the above three daughters prior to 1880, I saw a marriage listing for a Miss C. Jones and M. C. Smyth in 1880, and a L. E (Lucy E.?) Jones and F. M. Jenkins also in 1880.
I would be very interested in sharing family history info with descendants of this family.
Jeff Kemp - State Coordinator
If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator. Please do not ask for specfic research on your family. I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in Neshoba Co., MS and do not have access to additional records.