[80]The Jones family represents one of the longest lists of this study with sixty-one family members being listed in records (see Chart 13). Despite the probable duplication of

Key to Chart

Probable = P,  Countryman = C,  Yes = Y,  Trader = T,
Married = md,  Mixed Blood = mb

Chart 13[81a]

Jones List of Mixed Bloods

Name Location MB Remarks
Jones, (nfn) Tensaw 20/11/2017
Jones, Anna 20/11/2017
Jones, Billy Robinson Road P 9 in family 20/11/2017 9 in family
Jones, Charles W Tombigbee R. P 3 in family 20/11/2017 3 in family
Jones, Cornelius 20/11/2017
Jones, Delilah 20/11/2017
Jones, Elijah 20/11/2017
Jones, Fred 20/11/2017
Jones, Frederic 20/11/2017
Jones, Gincy 20/11/2017
Jones, Hogan 20/11/2017 1 in family
Jones, Holin 20/11/2017
Jones, Isaac Lapluours 20/11/2017
Jones, Isaac Agency 20/11/2017 9 in family
Jones, Jack 20/11/2017
Jones, Jackson 20/11/2017
Jones, James 20/11/2017 9 in family
Jones, Jennifer Robinson Road 20/11/2017 4 in family
Jones, Jesse 20/11/2017
Jones, Jimmy 20/11/2017
Jones, Jimpson 20/11/2017
Jones, John 20/11/2017
Jones, John 20/11/2017 12 in family
Jones, John 20/11/2017 1 in family
Jones, John, Sr. 20/11/2017 2 mb chil.
Jones, Jonathon Tombigbee R 20/11/2017 Rev War Vet
Jones, Joseph 20/11/2017
Jones, Len Tombigbee R 20/11/2017 8 in family
Jones, Levi 20/11/2017 15 in family
Jones, Logan 20/11/2017
Jones, Lucy Tombigbee R 20/11/2017 4 in family
Jones, Mahale 20/11/2017
Jones, Michael Bigbee 20/11/2017
Jones, Molly near Hebrin 20/11/2017 2 in family
Jones, Mrs. Jane 20/11/2017
Jones, Na She 20/11/2017
Jones, Nat Pearl River 20/11/2017 9 in family
Jones, Norris 20/11/2017
Jones, Phillis 20/11/2017
Jones, Polly Alabama 20/11/2017
Jones, Robert 20/11/2017 1 in family
Jones, Robert M. 20/11/2017 2 in family
Jones, S. 20/11/2017
Jones, Sabala 20/11/2017
Jones, Samuel Trading House 20/11/2017
Jones, Samuel 2m fm Factory 20/11/2017 deceased
Jones, Samuel 20/11/2017 (Jr?)
Jones, Samuel, Jr Noxubee 20/11/2017
Jones, Sinah 20/11/2017
Jones, Siney 20/11/2017
Jones, Solomon Pearl River 20/11/2017 6 in family
Jones, Tennesse Oknoxoby Creek 20/11/2017 3 mb chit.
Jones, Thomas 20/11/2017
Jones, Tredrick Noxubee 19/11/2017 5 in family
Jones, Widow Robinson Road 20/11/2017 2 in family
Jones, Widow 20/11/2017 6 in family
Jones, William 20/11/2017
Jones, William 20/11/2017 T500 debtor
Jones, William 20/11/2017
Jones, William 20/11/2017 10 in family
Jones, Wilson N. 20/11/2017

[82]names there are by conservative estimate more than fifty valid individuals represented. Of the twenty-five on the Armstrong roll a family total of one hundred nineteen yields a family average size of just below five. At least four mixed bloods are named: William, Soloman, Polly, and Siney, with William being identified by three sources. Three Jones countrymen: John, Jonathon, and Michael lived along the Tombigbee River. Michael, possibly the patriarch, appears on a Spanish census of 1780 as “gone to the nation,” and was probably a trader as well as a countryman. 1Debt list of William Loyson, 1795, Archivo General de Indias, Papeles de Cuba (hereafter cited as AGI), Legajo #200.

Jonathon, Polly, and William Jones are described as Creek Indian full bloods or mixed bloods. Because no genealogy of the mixed-blood Jones family is known, one assumes that they are for the most part members of a single line. Thomas Woodward in his Reminiscences mentions:

“A man named Sam Jones took with him into the [Creek] Nation from Fort Wilkinson a woman named Betsy Coulter; Jim Cornells swapped his niece, Polly Kean, with Jones, and took Betsy Coulter for a wife- She was the woman that Peter McQueen and Jim Boy captured and carried to Pensacola, and sold to Madame Barrone. Sam Jones married Polly Kean — and in 1816, and near about the time that Col. Fisher and Jim Collier killed Bradberry, and Col. Phillips killed Roberts, Jim Cornells killed Sam Jones. Polly then married one-eyed Billy Oliver, an old countryman [friend] of mine. 2Woodward, Reminisinces, III.

[83]Another possible Jones mixed-blood progenitor could have been “John Jones, a soldier…[who] deserted…[the garrison at Fort Stoddert in 1799 and had] gone to the Chickasaw Indians to live.” 3Jack D. L. Holmes, “Fort Stoddard in 1799: Seven Letters of Captain Bartholomew Schaumburgh,” Alabama Historical Quarterly (Fall 1964), 26:242. There is also reason to connect the Jones family with Jones Bluff near Fort Confederation in Alabama, not far from the present-day town of Meridian, Mississippi, and yet another Jones lived on the Alabama River near Charles Weatherford and Peter Randon, both mixed bloods. 4Hamilton, Colonial Mobile, 427. Pickett also lists a Jones as a survivor of the massacre at Fort Mims but does not furnish a first name for him, although Halbert and Bail in their history of the Creek War list R. Jones, possibly Robert, as a militia officer in late 1813. 5Halbert and Ball, Creek War, 245. It is possible to see the thread of Jones mixed bloods stretching from Creek country up the Tombigbee and over along the Oknuxaby, Pearl and Yazoo River fronts where they are counted by Armstrong in 1831. A John Jones was present on Ward’s Register and may have been related to the Creek mixed blood, Jonathon Jones, who was also credited with being a Revolutionary War veteran. It is also worth noting that wealthy Robert M. Jones was active in Choctaw affairs after removal to Indian territory. 6Arrel M. Gibson, The Chickasaws, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976) 274; Debo, Rise and Fall, p. 60; Baird, Peter Pitchlynn, 74.

Footnotes:   [ + ]

1. Debt list of William Loyson, 1795, Archivo General de Indias, Papeles de Cuba (hereafter cited as AGI), Legajo #200.
2. Woodward, Reminisinces, III.
3. Jack D. L. Holmes, “Fort Stoddard in 1799: Seven Letters of Captain Bartholomew Schaumburgh,” Alabama Historical Quarterly (Fall 1964), 26:242.
4. Hamilton, Colonial Mobile, 427.
5. Halbert and Ball, Creek War, 245.
6. Arrel M. Gibson, The Chickasaws, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976) 274; Debo, Rise and Fall, p. 60; Baird, Peter Pitchlynn, 74.