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Biographical Sketch of Ezekiel Jones

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Ezekiel Jones, of Buckingham Co., Va., married Rhoda Gill, and they had James, John, Andrew, Polly, Nancy, and Sallie. John married Anna Herron, and lived in North Carolina. They had eight children. Andrew was married first to a Miss Wilson, daughter of a Congressman of that name from South Carolina. He was married four times in all, and lived in Arkansas. Polly married John Lapping, and they had five children. One of their sons married and had thirteen daughters. Nancy married Joseph Tate, of North Carolina. Sallie married Jesse Orr, of North Carolina. James married Elizabeth Wardlow, daughter of Patrick Wardlow and Esther Connor, both of Ireland, but who settled in Buckingham Co., Va., previous to the American Revolution. He was married in 1811, and settled in Montgomery County, where Jonesburg now stands, in 1829. The town was named for him, and he was the first postmaster at that place. He also kept hotel and the stage office, and after the railroad was built he was ticket agent for some time. He had seven children-Calvin, Julia A., Patrick, Luther, Thomas, William, and James F.


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