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The following death notice appeared in the May 24, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. James HOWARD was a Senator from the Jones and Carteret districts.
The following death notice for Wimberly COXE appeared in the April 15, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. He was 23 years old.
The following death notice for Daniel ANDREWS appeared in the May 13, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.
The following death notice appeared in the May 13, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. John ASKEW was 35 years old.
Old slave darkies a Pension and if such is facts why then we hope that we are in time to meet the benefits of such. Yours respectfully, Geo. Jones junior & Annie Koonce P.O. Tuckahoe Jones Co. NC Received Jan 4, 1898 Source: Correspondence and Case Files of the Bureau of Pensions Pertaining to the Ex-Slave Pension […]
In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the workers of the Works Progress Administration (now called the Works Projects Administration) set out to record burial information for cemeteries across the state. These records have now been added online by the NC State Archives and State Library of NC. The survey includes listings for the following cemeteries. Do […]
Philyaw Cemetery (as listed on numerous death certificates), is now called the “Jones Family Cemetery”. It is located on NC Highway 41 in Comfort, NC; Behind brick house with circle drive; Three giant oak in midst of cemetery. Surveyed by Brenda Craft Hardy and Lynda Lewis Frisch – June 2011 Bishop, Barney W. b. Sep., 1827 […]
Survey completed December 2011 by Lynda Lewis Frisch & Brenda Craft Hardy.
Thanks to the work of a volunteer contributor, we now have on the site a list of slave names mentioned in Jones County wills from 1778-1868. The wills were abstracted by Zae Hargett Gwynn and published in 1998 in what is now a very important reference work for Jones County researchers. The list has […]