2 recently discovered 1916 queeries say that Wilkes County, NC may point to the origins of the Jones brothers who were in Wilkinson County, GA by 1820.
The DAR Magazine of July 1916, page 41, #4462, Lingo. "As I am the great granddaughter of Elijah Lingo who married Mary Hardin Taliaferro....Mary Hardin Taliaferro was the daughter of Dr. John and Mary (Hardin) Taliaferro of Surry Co., NC. Elija drew a bounty land on Fishing Creek, Baldwin County, GA, where he died in 1822. Mary H. Lingo died in 1826. From Mrs. S. J. Jones.
The DAR Magazine of December 1916 Vol. XLIX #6, page 394, query 4859, Jones-Hardin. John L. Jones Jr. of Morgan District Wilkes County NC was b. December 8, 1776 and married Lucy, daughter of Dr. John and Mary (Hardin) Taliaferro. He was the son of John L. Jones who was living in Morgan District Wilkes County NC in 1790 according to the census with 4 males under 16 and two females in his family. John Taliaferro was living in the same District with 3 females in his family in 1790. His wife Mary Hardin was the daughter of Henry Hardin who was also living there with 1 male under 16 and 3 females in 1790."
The previous earliest known information on this line came from 1926 booklet on Historic Georgia Families by Rigsby which identified John L. Jones and wife Lucy Taliaferro receiving land via her father's (Dr. John Taliaferro) will next to Joseph Jones in Wilkinson County, GA in 1821/1822. John L. Jones was viewed as being from Surry County, NC or Virginia. It has since been learned that John L. Jones was brother to Joseph (mentioned above) and Thomas and Hiram Jones who were in Wilkinson County by the 1820 census.
Does anyone have any insights on John L. Jones, Sr. in the Wilkes County, NC area in 1790 and before? Thank you.
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