Jones County Wills and Estates
Jones county was formed in 1779 from the southwestern part of Craven County. It was named after Willie Jones, a Revolutionary leader and president of the North Carolina Council of Safety. Jones, a plantation and slave owner, was later the state's chief opponent of ratification of the United States Constitution.
Images of Jones County Wills and Deeds, Volume A, 1779 to 1812
Ahair, John - Andrews, Adam - Andrews, David - Andrews, Peter - Anniet, Peter - Antwine, Andrew - Austin, John - Barnett, William - Barret, Thomas - Benton, Michael - Blackshear, Agnes - Blackshear, Alexander Blackshear, Elisha - Blackshear, James - Blount, Francis - Bogue, Mark - Bogue, Robert - Brock, Joseph - Brockett, Benjamin to Benjamin Williams, Governor - Brown, Edward - Brown, John - Brown, William - Bryan, Frederick - Bryan, Lewis - Bryan, Nathan - Bump, Elizabeth - Bump, Jabez - Burich, James - Burnet, John Sr. - Buseck, Mitchel - Bush, William - Cahoon, John - Chance, Rebecca - Clark, George - Clifton, Ezekiel - Clifton, Sarah - Collins, Benjamin - Colvert, John - Conner, John - Cordeman, Barnard - Cox, Elisha - Cox, Marmaduke - Crutchfield, Ann - Dias, William - Dias, Wilson - Dudley, Abraham Sr. Dudley, Thomas - Dulin, Rice - Dulin, Thomas - Edwards, Simon - Eubanks, Thomas - Fields, Richard - Foy, Jacob - Foy, Thomas - Foy, Thomas (2) - Frank, Wickliff - Frazar, Mary - Frazer, Micajah - Frazar, Urbane - Furr, Thomas - Gilbert, Benjamin J. - Gilbert, Joseph - Gilbert, William D. - Giles, John Sr. - Gillet, Seth - Gooding, Moses - Goodson, Aaron - Granade, Joseph, the elder - Granade, Joseph - Gray, Israel - Gray, Joseph Cox - Gray, William Gilbert - Green, James - Grenade, John - Griffith, Daniel - Grimes, Robert - Gunter, John Sr. - Gunter, Richard - Hale, John - Hamilton, David - Hargett, Peter - Harkins, William - Harris, Zemeriah - Harrison, Daniel - Harrison, James Sr.- Harrison, John - Harrison, William - Harrison, William (2)- Harrison, William I1812) - Hatch, Anthony - Hatch, Edmund - Hatch, Samuel - Hathaway, Isaac - Hawkins, William - Hay, Thomas - Herbert, William - Hewet, Nancy - Higgins, William - Hill, James - Hill, Joseph - Howard, Titus - Huggins, Luke - Ipock, Jacob - Isler, Frederick - Isler, Sarah - Isler, William - Jackson, John - Jarman, Hall - Johnson, Collinson - Johnson, Jacob - Jones, Hardy - Jones, James - Jones, James (2) - Jones, William - Kellam, Mary - King, Mary - King, Samuel - Koonce, Christian - Koonce, Jacob - Koonce, John - Koonce, Michael - Kornegay, Abraham - Kornegy, Daniel - Kornegay, David - Kornegy, John - Kornegay, Littin - Lavender, William - Lavender, William (1802) - Lee, John Burton - Lipsey, Arthur - Lipsey, James - Lipsey, R. - Lipsey, Timothy - Lipsey, William - Littleton, Mary - Littleton, Thomas - Littleton, Thomas (2) - Macky, Isaac - Malding, Henry - Marret, Hezekiah Sr. - May, Charles - McCubbins, Samuel - McDaniel, James - McQuillian, Alexander - Mead, Rachel - Mead, Thomas - Meador, Abraham - Meadors, L. - Melton, James - Messer, Benjamin - Metts, George Sr. - Mew, Philip - Miller, George - Miller, Tobias - Moore, John - Moore, Mathew - Morris, William - Morrison, Daniel - Mundine, John - Mundine, K. W.- Mundine, Sarah - Mundine, Sarah, widow of John - Murdin, Mary Magdalin - Nelms, Jeremiah - Noble, Daniel - Oliver, John - Orme, Robert - Parry, Daniel - Parry, John Sr. - Parry, William - Parry, W. - Pate, William - Pharton, Abraham - Pickrin, Moses - Pickren, Richard - Prescott, Moses - Prescott, Thomas - PRichard, Caleb - PRichard, Jeremiah - Pybas, Henry - Quillian, Daniel - Randal, William - Reschover, Clara R. - Reynolds, James - Reynolds, Penelope - Sanders, Levi - Sanderson, Joseph - Shine, Daniel - Simmons, Amos - Simmons, Emmanuel - Simmons, George - Simmons, John - Skeen, Alexander - Skeen, Sarah - Skein, Betsy - Skein, Isaac - Small, Reuben - Smith, Bazel - Smith, Betsy - Smith, Vincent - Smith, William - Standland, John - Standly, John - Stanton, William - Starkey, Edward - Starkey, Edward (2) - Steel, Peter - Stephens, John - Stevenson, Charles - Taylor, Cornelius - Taylor, Rachel - Ventriss, William - Warren, Joseph - Watson, Jeremiah - Weeks, Archibald - West, Eli - Wharton, Edmond - Whitty, Edward - Williams, Chaplin Williams, James - Williams, Thomas - Williamson, David - Wilson, James - Wood, Gershon - Yeates, David - Yeates, Stephen
Images of Jones County Wills and Deeds, Volume A, 1813 to 1868
Amyett, Amos - Anders, John - Andrews, Adam Andrews, Francis - Andrews, John - Andrews, Penelope - Ashley, Benjamin - Askew, Zadoc Ball, John - Becton, Frederick Isler - Becton, Susannah - Bender, John - Brinson, H. - Brown, Isaac - Brown, Nancy - Brown, Samuel - Bryan, Wealthy - Burns, James - Burton, William M. - Calvert, John Sr. - Collins, Martha - Conner, Jeremiah - Conner, Michael - Conner, Rachel - Cox, Andrew - Cox, Elana - Cox, John R. - Cox, Levinah Cox, Owen B. - Davis, Enoch - Debrule, Edward C. - Dickson, Daniel - Dillahunt, Alice - Erwin, Shadrack Eubank, John - Eubanks, Lott - Fordham, John - Foreen, Frederick - Foreen, Simon - Foreen, Simon - Foreen, Susan H. - Foreen, John W. - Foy, Enoch - Francks, William H. - Frank, Edward - Frank, Edward S. - Franks, Edward S. - Gilbert, Joseph - Gillet, Thomas - Gooding, Council - Gooding, Frederickl - Gooding, Mary - Gooding, William - Griffin, Oliver - Harget, Peter - Harrison, John - Harrison, Richard - Harrison, William Sr. - Hatch, Edmund B. - Hatch, Joseph - Hawkins, Elizabeth - Hay, Joseph - Hay, Mary - Heath, Amos - Heath, Argent - Heath, John - Heath, Nancy - Holland, Esther - Howard, Israel - Howard, Julia N. - Huggins, James - Isler, John - Isler, Simmons - Isler, William - Jarman, Emanuel - Jarman, John - Jarman, John (1858) - Jarman, John Sr. - Jarman, Rachel - Jarman, William - Jarman, William (2) Johnson, Duncan B. - Jones, Bazzel = Jones, James - Jones, Jonas - Jones, Jonas (1850) - Jones, Kilby - Jones, William - Jones, William - Key, Joseph - Kinsey, John - Kinsey, Joseph - Kinsey, Mary - Knight, Kader - Koonce, Amos - Koonce, Beneter - Koonce, Benjamin - Koonce, Daniel - Koonce, Delphey - Koonce, Lydia - Koonce, Richard - Koonce, Simon E. - Koonce, T. - Koonce, Tobias - Koonce, William - Lane, Levan - Lipsey, Sarah - Loftin, John L. - Lovett, David - Lovett, Elijah - Mallard, Daniel - Mallard, John - Mallard, Kesiah - Mallard, Lawson - Mallard, Shadrack - Market, Elizabeth - Mashburn, James - McDaniel, James - McDaniel, James (2) - McDaniel, John - McDaniel, Risdon = McDaniel, Risdon Sr. - McDaniel, Thomas - McQuilling, Thomas - Meaders, Millington - Meador, Simeon - Miller, Martin - Morris, Sarah - Mumford, Edward - Mundine, Francis - Murphy, Mary - Murphy, Thomas - Murphy, Thomas(2)- Oliver, Joseph - Owens, Charlotte - Penuel, John - Perry, Hannah - Perry, Mary - Perry, Silas - Pollock, Amy- Pollock, John - Pollock, Mary - Pollock, Mary (1858) - Read, William - Rector, John - Rector, Mary - Reynolds, Elizabeth - Reynolds, Richard - Rhem, William - Rhodes, Henry - Richard - s, John Sr. - Robert - s, Richard - Robertson, Melissa T. - Sanders, Moses - Sanderson, Elijah - Scott, John - Shelfer, John - Simmons, Elijah - Simmons, Elizabeth - Simmons, Lemuel H. - Simmons, Mary - Simmons, Needham - Smith, Asa - Spight, Mary - Spight, Simon - Spock, Elizabeth - Stafford, Elisha Standly, John - Stanley, Daniel - Stanly, Nathan - Stanly, Wright - Stephens, Rachel - Stiley, Sarah - Stricklin, Fereba - Strong, John - Taler, Abraham - Taylor, Frederickl - Turnage, James - Twiddy, Joseph - Ward, Morris - Westbrook, Cathern Westbrook, Harman - Westbrook, James - Westbrook, John - Westbrook, John - Whitty, Joseph - Williams, Lewis Williams, Unity - Willson, Benjamin - Wise, Selby H. - Wood, John
- Granade, John - , LWT, 2-21-1790
- Granade, Joseph - , LWT, 1800
- Granade, Joseph - , LWT, 1799
The Battle of Rockfish Branch on the Cape Fear River
By Jeannette Holland Austin
By February 21, 1776, the British General MacDonald crossed to the east side of the Cape Fear and to avoid open battle, sank their boats to discourage pursuit. He then marched southward to Wilmington to join with the forces of Governor Martin. The pursuit of MacDonald lasted several days, resulting in his defeat at Moores Creek Bridge on February 27th.
Hugh Stanley testified before the North Carolina Assembly that he served in the militia and was disabled by wounds which he received during the Battle of Rockfish Creek while serving under General Kenan. He stated that he was disabled " by being chopped on the head and shoulders also on the hands." Source: Treasurer's and Comptrollers Records, Veterans Pensions, North Carolina Archives.
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