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Mathew Jones

Male 1758 - 1836  (78 years)


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  • Name Mathew Jones  [1
    Born 18 Mar 1758  Nottoway Parish, Southampton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Tax List 1782  Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, 300 acres Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tax List 1783  Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, 300 acres Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tax List 1785  Matthew Jones 150 acres to Edmund Johnson ("Decent this land charged to Jones formerly as tenant to Johnson's father") Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tax List 1795  Matthew/BC/ Nottoway, 150 acres Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tax List 1799  Matthew/BC/ Nottoway, 150 acres Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 9 Nov 1801  Moved to Montgomery County, Kentucky (pension app) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration ABT. 1803  Moved to Clark County, Kentucky (pension app) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration ABT. 1811  Moved back to Montgomery County, Kentucky (pension app) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration ABT. 1814  Moved to Bath County, Kentucky (pension app) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration ABT. 1826  Moved to Owen Co., IN (pension app) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1830  "Mathew Johns, Sr" in Owens County, Indiana with sons, John, Mathew Jr., Thomas, Wiley Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Pension 17 Apr 1833  Declared pension app (John Jones signed) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Pension 14 Apr 1834  Pension app interrogatories, signed "X" Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will 11 Jul 1836  Made will, Hendricks Co., Recorded Aug 8, 1836 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 18 Jul 1836  Hendricks Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Cause: Reputed to be Cancer (Grace) 
    Buried 18 Jul 1836  Buried Primative Baptist Cemetary, Center Valley, Hendricks Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • [Related - Crumpler Name - jjones116@aol.com.ftw]

      1) Land sale document (Nov 1801) stated "...on the West side of Seacock Swamp formily pofsesed by Thomas Jones then decended to his son Thomas Jones will'd the same to his son Matthew Jones the surviving heir containing by estimation One hundred and fifty Acres..." (Land Book 1 page 552, Southampton County, Virginia).

      2) A Copy of Matthew Jones Will --

      I Matthew Jones of Hendricks County Indiana do make and Publish this my last will and testament 1st I direct that my body be decently entered and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my Estate and situation in life and as to the worldly Estate that god in his providence has bestowed upon me. I bequeath to my son Thomas Jones One Dollar, Wiley
      Jones One Dollar, Matthew Jones One Dollar & to my Daughter Sally Sturgeon five Dollars. 2nd I bequeath to my son John Jones my horse saddle Bridle & shot gun 3rd I leave the remainder of my personal property in the hands of my son John Jones to pay off all just debts and after paying the above mentioned debts the Remainder in the hands of the said John Jones to go to
      the use of my son Befsant to supply his wants in such case or cases as the said John Jones shall deem expedient; And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son John Jones Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all Others or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
      In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 11th of July 1836
      signed sealed published and
      declared as and for the last will his
      and testament of the above named Matthew x Jones seal
      Mathew Jones in the presence of mark
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      James Campbell
      Samuel C. Mitchell
      Samuel Barker

      State of Indiana Hendricks Probate Court
      Hendricks County August Term 1836

      Personally appeared in open Court Samuel C. Mitchell and
      Samuel Barker subscribing witnefses to the within will of Matthew Jones and after being duly sworn upon their Oaths say that they saw the said Matthew Jones Sign the within will and declare the same to be his Act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned and that they verily believe that the said Matthew Jones at the time of the signing of the within will was of sound mind & memory
      In testimony whereof I do hereunto
      seal set my hand and affix the seal of
      the said Court at Danville this 8th day of
      August A.D. 1836

      S. T. Hadley / Clerk

      3 )Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congrefs, pafsed June 7, 1832.
      State of Indiana
      County of Owen } s.s.
      On this 14th day of April 1834, personally appeared in open Court before the circuit Court in and for the County of Owen aforesaid now held by and before the Hon'bl Amory Kinney President Judge thereof and Alexander Esow and William Dunning, Esquires his associates, Matthew Jones a resident of Wayne township in the county aforesaid and State of Indiana now aged seventy six years on the 18th day of March last who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congrefs pafsed June 7, 1832 in answers to the following interrogatories propounded by the Court; - that is to say -

      Question.
      1. Where and in what year were you born?
      Answer. In Southampton County in the State of Virginia in the Parish of Nottoway on the 18th day of March 1758.
      Question.
      2. Have you any record of your age and if so where is it?
      Answer. I have my age recorded in an old Common Prayer Book into which it was transcribed from an old Bible once belonging to my father when I was about 27 years of age. The Bible I think has been lost or destroyed for many years back while in possession of my eldest son.
      Question
      3. Where were you living when called into service; where have you lived since the Revolutionary war, and where do you now live?
      Answer. I was first called into service in Southampton County Virginia, and I continued to live in said County when at home until the 9th day of November, 1801, when I removed to Montgomery County Kentucky from thence in about two years I removed to Clark County Kentucky where I resided about eight years when I removed back to Montgomery County aforesaid where I resided about three or four years when I removed to Bath County in Kentucky until between six and seven years ago (to the best of my recollection, when I removed from thence to Owen County in the State of Indiana where he has since continued to live and where he now lives.
      4. How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer; or were you a substitute?
      Answer. I was drafted into the militia service as before stated.
      5. State the names of some of the Regular Officers who were with the troops where you served; such Continental and Militia Regiments as you can recollect, and the general circumstances of your services?
      Answer. As before stated the first militia company into which I was drafted had Edmund Tyler, for Captain, John Carr Staffney, Lieutenant and Arthur Bowen, Ensign,; that he was out in such militia services at least six different tours of duty; and he thinks one or two more such tours, but is positive as to but six tours; that in his first tour he was marched to Portsmouth, thence to Fort Stephen on Wind Mill point on reaching Portsmouth he found a considerable number of Continental troops said to amount to 1500 or thereabouts which he thinks (but is not certain) was commanded by a Gen. Nelson; Fort Stephen was commanded by a Capt. Booker; - that he was six weeks engaged in said tour of service. That in the later part of May or beginning of June following he again entered the service by draft, a Company being then Commanded by Capt. John Rogers the names of the lieut. and Ensign not recollected,that in such his second tour he was marched thro' the town of Suffolk to the Enemy's lines and was frequently marched from point to point, as the movement of the enemy who occasionally landed at different places along Elizabeth river rendered necessary; that as before stated he was out (being drafted) on at least four other tours of duty in the militia service during said war, but has no distinct recollection, from his old age and consequent lofs of memory, of the order of events during the said tours subsequent to the second and preceding the last two; that Jefse Whitehead was his captain in one of those intermediate tours, in one of which he was marched to the town of Smithfield in "Isle of Wight" County, at another time to "Mead's Mill" in Nansemond County, at another time to a place then called "Burnt Mill" at another time to "Sholders Hill" and at another time to "Murderer's Old Field"; that in his last tour aforesaid, his company under the command of Capt. Elias Herring, (Lieut. not recollected) and Arthur Bowen, Ensign, joined the regiment to which it was attached at Broad Water Bridge in the edge of "Isle of Wight" county on the 15th April 1781, which Regiment was commanded by Col. Gaskins who had commanded the regiment to which declarant was attached in all his said tours of duty except the first tour, when it was commanded by Col. Wells, that his major's name was ____ Duvall in all his tours; that Benjamin Blount was that Colonel of the resident militia of said county of Southampton but seldom, probably never left said county on actual service; that in one of said tours the detachment to which he belonged had an action with the enemy commanded by Gen'l Arnold and Gen'l Phillips he does not know which was the officer in command, that the American forces on that occasion were commanded by Gen'l Muhlenburg and were compelled to retire. And for further particulars under this interrogatory he refers to his first declaration herewith returned, particularly as to another tour of service as a volunteer in a regiment commanded by Col. Dick, and Major Boyce, which declaration is true in substance and matter of fact as therein stated. That he served as a private in all his tours of duty and served six weeks in each tour aforesaid, making altogether at least thirty six weeks. Since making the first declaration he distinctly recollects that he was hired as a substitute in the place of one ____ Bryant (whose Christian name was Nathan ( he thinks but is not certain) to perform another six weeks tour of duty in addition to the above six tours and served as a private in the same regiment commanded by Col Gaskins as aforesaid for two weeks at least when the corps to which he belonged was discharged honorably, making the whole length of such his militia service at least thirty eight weeks.
      6. Did you ever receive a discharge from the service? and what has become of it?
      Answer. I did receive a written discharge from the service. It was given by Gen'l Muhlenburg, and just before my first declaration was sent to the War Department. I gave it to James Whitcomb, Esq to be enclosed and transmitted in it.
      7. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief of your services as a soldier of the Revolution?
      Answer. John Jones and Robert M. Wooden whose testimony is annexed to my first declaration herewith forwarded, and others may be procured if necefsary.
      Sworn to and subscribed in open court the day and year first aforesaid.

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      And the said court do hereby declare their opinion as the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary War soldier and served as he states. And the court further certifies that it appears to them that John Jones who signed the certificate in the first declaration mentioned is a clergyman resident in the neighborhood of said applicant in Wayne township, Owen County, Indiana, and that Robert M Wooden who has also signed the same is a resident in the same neighborhood and is a credible person; and that their statement is entitled to credit.
      State of Indiana
      Owen County, ssct
      Before me Isaac Heaton a justice of the peace of said county, personally appeared the said Matthew Jones who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that by reason of old age and the consequent lofs of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service, but according to the best of his recollection has served not lefs than thirty eight weeks as a private to wit, for the year 1778 six weeks; And for the year 1779 18 weeks; For the year 1780 eight weeks; and for the year 1781 six weeks as a private, and for such service I claim a pension.
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      Sworn to and subscribed before me as such justice of the peace this 14th day of April 1834 as witnefs my hand and seal


      I Thomas C. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court of Owen County aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing Contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of Matthew Jones for a pension heard at the April term of said Court for the year 1834.
      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office as such clerk this 14th day of April in the year of our Lord 1834. And I the said Thomas C, Johnson Clerk as aforesaid do further certify that the said Isaac Heaton whose name and signature appears on the foregoing affidavit of the said Matthew Jones was at the time thereof, to wit, on the said 14th day of April 1834 and before and ever since hath been a justice of the Peace of Owen County in the State of Indiana and that the signature thereto is the said Heaton's genuine signature. Witnefs hand at the times aforesaid
    Person ID I0949  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 May 2008 

    Family Mary Crumpler,   b. 10 Sep 1763, Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1826, Hendricks County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1785  Southampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Notes 
    • [Related - Crumpler Name - jjones116@aol.com.ftw]

      Marriage documented in Southampton Co. Court book (on file)
    Family ID F393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02786] Correspondence with Crumpler descendant, (Email Address - jjones116@aol.com.).
      Date of Import: 7 Aug 2001

    2. Annals of the S.W.R. Jones Family, Pension app.

    3. Annals of the S.W.R. Jones Family; Will in Henricks Co.

    4. Jay Jones from Automated Archives, Inc. CD 4, 1st Edition.