He was an attorney, mayor of Savannah, Georgia, an officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and author of a definitive history of Georgia. He married (1) Ruth Berrien Whitehead, and (2) Eva Berrien Eve. He had one child by his first wife , Ruth Jones, and one child, Edgeworth Jones, by his second wife. Edgeworth Jones never married. Ruth Jones married Reverend Samuel B. Carpenter, an Episcopal clergyman, and one of their descendents when this book was published was Harcourt Waller of Charlotte, North Carolina, who has done much to perpetuate the history of Jones families of Liberty County.
Mary Sharp Jones (1831-1889) married Reverend Robert Quarterman Mallard of Liberty County, and their children were Mary Jones Mallard, who never married, Charles Colcock Mallard, who never married, and Georgia Maxwell Mallard, who married William Kimsey Seago of Atlanta, Georgia. They had five children all born in New Orleans Louisiana one of whom is Mary Seago Brooke of Prescott, Arizona.
From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Page(s) 222; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office