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Biography of Thomas Jones

THOMAS JONES. – It is a noted principle, that in the degree in which one is called to endure hardship and successfully surmounts all obstacles and triumphs over every opposition, in that degree is his character strengthened and his forces of real manhood brought out. May it not be that because of the application of this principle, we have in so many of the early pioneers of this wealthy county, such fine specimens of genuine manhood and especially developed in the virtues mentioned. Well known among this worthy number is the esteemed gentleman, whose name initiates this paragraph, and who has surely done a noble part in enduring the woes of humanity and is developing the resources of the county, while he has ever manifested in the long years of his residence here a commendable exemplication of the Christian character and the sagacity and ability with which he is endowed. In Cocke county, Tennessee, on September 12, 1827, Thomas Jones was born to Russell and Sarah (Hayes) Jones. The father died when Thomas was yet very small and so he never knew the wise guiding of a father’s counsel. He passed the years of his minority on the farm and in attending school as he had opportunity, until he was twenty-three years of age. At that time he hired out for four years to operate a farm. In 1854, he bought a farm for himself in his native county which he sold two years later and embarked in the mercantile world in partnership with Mr. McMahan at Bridgeport, in his native state. In the fall of 1858, he sold...

Cocke County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Cocke County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) A.C. Huff Cemetery Ambrose Cemetery Bell Hill Cemetery Breeden Cemetery Bryant Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clevenger 1 Cemetery¬† Clevenger 2 Cemetery Clevenger 3 Cemetery Fox Cemetery Abe Hartsell Cemetery Hartsell Cemetery Huff 1 Cemetery Huff 2 Cemetery Huff 3 Cemetery Huff-Susong Cemetery Stephen Huff Cemetery James Cemetery Jenkins Cemetery Jonestown Cemetery Kyker Cemetery McMillian Cemetery Norris Cemetery Waters Cemetery White’s Chapel Cemetery Yett Cemetery...

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