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Jones Plantation

The fartherest that I can prove by records is the ownership by John S. and Elizabeth Broxton Jones.  When John S died in 1842, the property was divided up to his sons:  Joseph, James R., John S.B., Robert and Jesse.

Being that Robert and Jesse were both minors, Robert came under the guardianship of Joseph and Jesse came under the guardianship of James R.  The bulk of the property was kept by the widow, Elizabeth,  including most of the family slaves.

Elizabeth died around the time of the onset of the war of northern aggression and Jesse was killed in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee. James R, being the executor of the estate of his mother and brother, lived on their portion of the John S. Jones Estate.  Some of James' descendants still live on part of the original property. The property is located on Willow Swamp Road where Blue Goose Lane turns off. Most of the property was lost in the confiscation and re-distribution during the reformation.

Information and photograph contributed by Foster Jones.

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