William Jones
(Abt 1702-1755)
Mary Tunstall
(Abt 1705-1774/1774)
Capt. John Jones
(Abt 1730-1795)
Eleanor Dashiell
Capt. Thomas Jones
(Abt 1765-1803/1803)


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1. Elizabeth (Betsy) Miles

Capt. Thomas Jones

  • Born: Abt 1765, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth (Betsy) Miles
  • Died: 19 Nov 1803-13 Dec 1803, Somerset Co., MD

bullet  General Notes:

Captain Thomas Jones was a contempoary of about the same age as Thomas Hamilton, one of the wealthiest persons in Simerset County around the turn of the 19th century. Thomas Jones named one of his sons Thomas Hamilton Jones either out of admiration for the man or because they were good friends. Thomas Hamilton lived in the vicinity of Dr. Charles Nutter and Thomas Jones bought land from Nutter suggesting the friendship of the two.

On May 10 1793, Thomas Jones, son of John, had land surveyed for him, a 10a tract called "Advice" which he received a patent for on Nov 30 1795 (SoCert-0191). Thomas petitioned for rights to this tract per his father John Jones' will. Children of John mentioned in the petition include this Thomas Jones, Tubman Jones (deceased), Bridget Jones who married George Miles (he is deceased), Elizabeth Jones who married Henry J. Jones, and Eleanor Jones. All living children had assigned rights to Thomas Jones.

On Nov 10 1797, Thomas Jones purchased 38a of land from Dr. Charles Nutter and Louisa his wife for 150, part of the tract "Dentry". (SoLR-L:186)

In 1798, Capt. Thomas Jones is listed in Wicomico Hundred of Somerset as owner/occupant back from the main road from head of Wicomico Creek to Princess Anne about 1/2 mile with dwelling house of wood 20' x 18' one story and 4 windows of plain order, kitchen 15' x 15', milk house 8' x 8', smokehouse 10' x 10' all in good repair and new, 80 perches, $150. He has (slave) quarters 15' x 15', barn 20' x 20' shed round by 10' open, corn house of sawed logs 20' x 6', 400a, $1270. He also owns the land occupied by Stephen Wright to the east of Wicomico Creek mills about 2 miles with a dwelling house 16' x 16', barn of logs 16' x 16', 314a, $640. He owns 10 slaves of which 6 are between the age of 13 and 49. (1798 Federal Direct Tax of Somerset)

Thomas Jones (of Princess Anne) wrote his will on Nov 19 1803 and it was proven on Dec 13 1803 in Somerset Co., MD:
- To sons John and Tubman Jones, all the lands on which I now live tracts "Mors Barrow", "Advice", and "Stitch Hill" lands in the neck below Col. Done's line and across to the county road where div line between sons John and Tubman begins at a bridge that was a gate for Josiah Hobbs, John to have upper end and Tubman to have lower end. (NOTE: these tracts are contiguous and are located in modern day on the northern edge of Princess Anne, MD east of US 13.)
- To son Tubman, 500 apple trees out of my nursery to be planted on his part of the land
- If either of sons John or Tubman not reach age 21 or not have lawful issue then the survivor to have the other's lands
- To sons John and Tubman, 50a each of tract "Second Addition to Hog Quarter" lying at Wecomico
- To son Thomas Hamilton Jones, the rest of tract "Second Addition To Hog Quarter" and the land I bought of Doctor Charles Nutter lying in Wecomico (NOTE: these tracts are a bit further north than the tracts left to John?Tubman, on the east side of modern US13 just adjacent to and north of where in intersects with Allen Road (2020))
- To son John, my long gun
- To son Tubman, my small gun
- To daughter Nancy Jones, my negro man Cesar and one hundred pounds
- To daughter Mary Ann Jones, my negro man Ebbin and 100 pounds
- Remainder of estate to be divided among my five children John, Nancy, Tubman, Thomas Hamilton and Mary Ann Jones.
- Wife Betsy and Matthias Miles Jr. as executors
Witnesses: John Dashiell, Thomas Hamilton, Robert Jones (SoW-EB23:79)


Thomas married Elizabeth (Betsy) Miles, daughter of Matthias Miles Sr. and (?) (?). (Elizabeth (Betsy) Miles was born about 1770 in Somerset Co., MD and died before 04 Jul 1818 in Somerset Co., MD.)

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