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The county was formed in 1779 from the southwestern part of Craven County. It was named for Willie Jones, a Revolutionary leader and president of the North Carolina Council of Safety; he was later the state’s chief opponent of ratification of the United States Constitution.

Source Wikipedia

Jones County NCGenweb site

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Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 340
County Courthouse
Trenton, NC 28585

Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription and Index Directory opens to listing of text files, index and one named by page number.

1810 Federal Census Images Directory opens to list of image files named by page number.

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Jones County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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tombagnmfamily on “RAVENSWOOD PLANTATION”

I recall grandmother Ollie Powell Meadows, family might came from the RAVENSWOOD PLANTATION, LOCATED IN THE POLLOCKSVILLE AREA OF JONES COUNTY. I AM LOOKING ANY INFORMATION.




tombagnmfamily on “Balaam Meadows”

March 06, 2006, went the Trenton and talked to cousin Ester Meadows Perry she is 89 years old and blind from glaucoma. Her father was Edward Hammond Meadows brother, both were the sons of Balaam Meadows.

Cousin Ester told me she recall Balaam Meadows ( Grand Pa) was born as a slave and his parents were Robinson, I do not recall her telling me where Balaam was born. She said Balaam was sold as a slave to an Master in Onslow County …She said Balaam was sent to Trenton to work for a white land owner name Joe Smith. She said Smith owner all of Trenton and the land out side on both sides of the road up to going into Green Town. She said some of this land was purchased by J.K. Warren. She said Joe sister Liza Smith the felt the Warren a lawyer had crocked Joe Smith into signing the paper for that land.

She said the old big house across from the cemetery as you go on back street was the home of Joe Smith. She also state a Hotel was located in that area ( Hotel Braylond). She said Balaam work at this hotel as a doorman. She said she recall Balaam carrying Mail and he was said to do something with the Law. She said Sam Jones told he found out the Balaam Meadows was the first Black Man to vote in Jones County.

She said the Balaam Married Carolina Williams. She said Carolina had two brothers AMOS AND OLIVER. She said OLIVER wife name was JANE ( mother of ROBERT HOLT BROWN). She said JANE had several children before OLIVER left or divorced her. She said JANE later married PETE BROWN.( A question as whether Jane Williams married Pete Brown in the 1900 census a Pete Brown is listed as Boarder in the home of Jane Williams).




tombagnmfamily on “ADONIJAH McDaniel’s from Jones County—1850 TO 1900″

Adonijah Mctodaniel lived in Trenton Township and according to his schedules he owned slaves,two MULATTOS FEMALES SLAVES, ONE BORN. One of these Mulatto female I feel is Jane Mcdaniel, aka Jane Williams, and the mother of my grandfather Robert Holt Brown of Jones County.

A review of FREEDMEN’S BANK RECORDS, 1865-1871, February 21, 1871 interview of Harriett Williams, she stated she was born in Jones County.

Light Complexion, stated she would be 28 in May (year of birth 1843), Her mother name AMY HILL (Husband Henry Hill, Father ADONIJAH MCDANIEL-”WHITE”,,,,SISTER JANE(husband Oliver WILLIAMS); 1/2 sisters, Matilda Hill, Virginia Hill, Caroline, Sallie, Lizzie; 1/2 brothers Theodore or Pete Hill, Shade Hill,Hubbard Hill, Robert,Godfrey and Hensy

My great grandmother was Jane Mcdaniel, married Oliver Williams and was married to him in 1870 census, and was living in Trenton,Jones Co.,NC,,The 1880,1900, list Jane Williams in Trenton as a Mulatto and widow,and I also found in the 1900 or 1910, my grandfather ROBERT HOLT BROWN is in the same household with his father Peter Brown.

Jane Mcdaniel is found in the Hatiti Cemetery next to Pete Brown.


Jones County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Jones County:

Comfort
Maysville
Pollocksville
Trenton (County Seat)

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Teenager thrown from vehicle in Jones County after storm caused crash – WNCT

Teenager thrown from vehicle in Jones County after storm caused crash
WNCT
TRENTON, N.C. – A teenager was thrown from a vehicle Sunday night after a weather related accident, according to the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Deputies tell 9 On Your Side a vehicle with two teenagers wrecked due to wet road conditions just …
DEPUTIES: Jones County rainstorm causes wreck, teen thrown from carWITN

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Jones Co. Health Department gets full accreditation – Jacksonville Daily News

Jones Co. Health Department gets full accreditation
Jacksonville Daily News
After a review of additional documentation submitted to the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board, Jones County Health Department was awarded full accreditation status by the Accreditation Board during their meeting on December 12, …

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Black Bears In Eastern North Carolina – Public Radio East

Black Bears In Eastern North Carolina
Public Radio East
Over the past 30 years, black bear populations in North Carolina have increased tenfold. Today, the population is estimated to be 20,000. Not only are bears growing in density, a recent article by the Virginian Pilot of Norfolk Virginia put forth the

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ECCC squads fall to Jones County – Philadelphia Neshoba Democrat

ECCC squads fall to Jones County
Philadelphia Neshoba Democrat
Morrison is a sophomore forward and product of East Wake High School in Wendell, N.C. She led the team in rebounds with 13. Duncan, a freshman guard, hails from Oak Grove High School. Also scoring were Tynika Bender of Newton, nine; Johnta' Hughes …




‘Mayberry Christmas’ to come to Jones County Civic Center – New Bern Sun Journal

'Mayberry Christmas' to come to Jones County Civic Center
New Bern Sun Journal
The 7 p.m. performance will be a traditional, old-timey Christmas show with music, humor, audience interaction and holiday inspiration. It will feature “The Andy Griffith Show” stars Rodney Dillard — one of the original Darling boys — and Maggie




Area unemployment rates decrease in October – Jacksonville Daily News


Jacksonville Daily News
Area unemployment rates decrease in October
Jacksonville Daily News
Unemployment rates decreased in 98 North Carolina counties in October, including several in Eastern North Carolina, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce Tuesday. Onslow County experienced a 0.5-percent decrease to its …

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