A New Community Evolves (1810)

 

Samuel Jones in 1810 built himself a summer home or "retreat," on high ground across Bull Town Swamp. The community of Jonesville evolved around his home. Its first residents were John Way, Louis LeConte, Nathaniel Varne¬≠doe, and later W.L. Jones, Moses Jones, Thomas Sheppard, Edward Quarterman, T.W. Fleming, P.W. Fleming, Joseph Bacon, John Barnard, and John M.B. Harden, a Riceboro physician and son-in-law of Louis LeConte.  

 


From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Page(s) 26; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office 

 

 

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