Jones, John (1749-1779)


This gentleman from Charles­ton, South Carolina, married Mary Sharp (1753-1798), daughter of James and Mary Newton Sharp of Van Dyke Plan­tation in Liberty County, when she was 16. They migrated to Liberty County not long before the Revolutionary War, established a home at Sunbury, and a plantation on Colonels Island. Their children were Mary, John Jr., Millicent, Hannah, and Joseph Jones.


John Jones Sr. was a major in the Con­tinental Army, and aide-de-camp to Major General Nathaniel Greene, during the Revolutionary War. He died in combat with British troops at Savannah, Georgia, on October 9, 1779. 


From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Page(s) 221-222; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office


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