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John JONES

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  • Name John JONES 
    Born [1743] 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 20 Mar 1775  Hallowell, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 17 Jul 1777  Hallowell, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1782  Castine, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 3 Jul 1783  Castine, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1800  Augusta, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Jones
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: John Jones
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 7
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Augusta, Kennebec, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 7; Page: 287; Image: 170; Family History Library Film: 218677
    Residence 1810  Augusta, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Jones
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: John Jones
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 3
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 4
      Number of Household Members: 6
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Augusta, Kennebec, Maine; Roll: 11; Page: 662; Image: 00654; Family History Library Film: 0218682
    Residence 1820  Augusta, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Jones II
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: John Jones
      [John Jones II]
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 4
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Augusta, Kennebec, Maine; Page: 565; NARA Roll: M33_35; Image: 107
    Died 16 Aug 1823 
    • The History of Augusta, from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time
      by James W North
      1870 Augusta
      p 110
      [John Jones biography]
      ...died Augusta 16 August 1823
      ae 80
    Person ID I49037  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2019 

    Family Ruth LEE,   d. 7 Oct 1835 
    Married 24 Jan 1775  Concord, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    A look at the families living on the Penobscot Association Grant in the rural part of St Andrews, New Brunswick, around 1805.

  • Notes 
    • Early NB Probate: Nil
      Old Soldiers: Nil
      Hallowell 1777: Nil
      Soldiers Sailords Patriots Revolutionary Maine: John Jones r Hallowell named a Tory. Town Records p 13
      Pownalborough 1766: Nil
      ECW: John Jones Maine St Andrews
    • Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name JONES, JOHN
      Year 1784
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1024
      See petition of BROWN, TITUS
      All names on this petition : 3
      . ARNOLD, AMOS
      . BROWN, TITUS
      . JONES, JOHN

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name JONES, JOHN
      Year 1806
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of GERRISH, MOSES
      All names on this petition : 4
      . CUNARD, THOMAS
      . GERRISH, MOSES
      . JONES, JOHN
      . ROSS, THOMAS

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name JONES, JOHN
      Year 1806
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of MCMASTER, DANIEL
      All names on this petition : 4
      . CHAFFEY, JAMES
      . GERRISH, MOSES
      . JONES, JOHN
      . MCMASTER, DANIEL

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name JONES, JOHN
      Year 1807
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of GERRISH, MOSES
      All names on this petition : 7
      . GERRISH, MOSES
      . JONES, JOHN
      . MCDONALD, DONALD
      . MCMASTER, JAMES
      . MCMASTER, PATRICK
      . OXNARD, THOMAS
      . ROSS, THOMAS
    • John Jones Lot Waweig

      This Grant isn't in the database, but the Crown Grant Map indicates that John Jones was granted 500 acres on Grant 40 8 February 1784.

      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name CAMPBELL, Colin
      Volume NS-1
      Page 156
      Grant number 40
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan Yes
      Acres 166
      Microfilm F16300
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/12
      Other names on this grant (5):
      GALLOP, William 166 acres
      PAGAN, Robert 11 acres
      PAGAN, Thomas 11 acres
      PAGAN, William 11 acres
      WYER, Thomas * 166 acres

      Volume A Page 141
      [143/485]
      No 26
      John Jones merchant Grand Manan
      Patrick, John, Daniel McMaster merchants Halifax
      100 pounds
      Beginning at a stake and stones near the entrance of the Waweig Basin (an arm of the Scoodick River) on the east side of said entrance being the upper bound of Farm Lot 76
      thence to run north 76 degrees east 66 chains of 4 rods each
      thence north fourteen degrees west 102 chains
      thence south 62 degreees west 100 chains or until it comes to a road
      thence south 18 degrees east 73 chains by said road
      thence south 76 degrees west or till it comes to a brook emptying into Waweg basin
      thence by the waters of said brook unto the shore of said basin to the bounds first mentioned
      500 acres
      30 June 1786
      John Jones
      Wit: William Gallop, H B Brown

      Volume A Page 419
      [422/485]
      No 242
      Daniel McMaster of the firm of Patrick, John, and Daniel McMaster merchants Halifax
      James Thompson & John Caldwell yeomen St David
      130 pounds
      above described lot
      1 January 1789
      Daniel McMaster
      Wit: H B Brown

      Volume B Page 159
      [162/753]
      No 465
      John Thomas Caldwell St Andrews
      Silas Cummings blacksmith St Andrews
      176 pounds
      1 half share
      above described lot
      19 January 1792
      John T Caldwell
      Wit: Daniel McMaster

      Volume D Page 31
      [34/473]
      No 28
      James Thompson gentleman St Stephen
      James Connick & Samuel Connick [also Connack] yeomen St David
      250 pounds
      500 acres above described lot
      23 June 1803
      James Thopmson
      Hannah Thompson
      Wit: H B Brown

      Volume Q Page 7
      Thomas Connick to James Strang
      40 acres of John Jones lot adjoining Lot 76.
      6 April 1837

      Volume Q Page 502
      Thomas Connick to James Strang
      more John Jones lot
      4 June 1838

      Volume Q Page 551
      Thomas Connick to James Strang
      more John Jones lot and grist mill
      7 July 1838
    • See

      https://archive.org/details/frontiermissio00bart

      p 325 John Jones r Kennebec

      The frontier missionary : a memoir of the life of the Rev. Jacob Bailey, A.M., missionary at Pownalborough, Maine; Cornwallis and Annapolis, N. S.; with illustrations, notes, and an appendix
      by Bartlet, William S. (William Stoodley), 1809-1883; Protestant Episcopal Historical Society
      Publication date 1853
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/333107?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Town and vital records, 1771-1813
      Authors: Hallowell (Maine). Town Clerk
      Town and vital records, 1771-1813
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10934
      7834657
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834657?cat=333107
      [14/183]
      p 13
      At a meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitants of this town at Fort Weston March the 20 AD 1775
      ...
      Constable Mr John Jones. Treasurer James Howard Esq
      Reconsidered the Constable vote purged the meeting and made choice of Mr John Jones again.

      [17/]
      p 19
      At a meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the town of Hallowell Qualified to Vote in town affairs Duly Warned and Regularly Convened at Fort Western in said town on thursday the seventeenth day of July AD 1777
      Agreeable to an Act of the General Court of the State of Massachusetts Bay Entitled an act for the preservation of this and the other United American States from the Danger to which they are Exposed by the Internal Enemies thereof" The town made Choice by Ballot of Leut John Shaw to procure and lay Before the Court Discried in Said Act Evidence against John Jones of said Hallowell Whose name was Exhibited to the town and Who they Supose to be of a Disposition Inimical to the Liberties and priviledges of the said States

      ...
      3ly Voted not to Reconsider that Vote pased the 17th of July 1777 Relating to John Jones being Voted Inimical to the priviledges and Liberties of the united States
      4ly Voted sd John Jones Inimical again to the liberties and priviledges of sd States
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS108/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=48486
      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name OXNARD, THOMAS
      Year 1807
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of GERRISH, MOSES
      6 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
      GERRISH, MOSES
      JONES, JOHN
      MCDONALD, DONALD
      MCMASTER, JAMES
      MCMASTER, PATRICK
      ROSS, THOMAS

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1806 Arnold, Oliver - 1808 Connors, Nathaniel
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288467
      8191404
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191404?cat=78954
      [566/846]
      ...The Memorial and Petition of MOses Gerrish and Donald McDonald
      ...
      re: 1783 license of occupation given by the Government of Nova Scotia to Thomas Oxnard, Thomas Ross, John Jones and Moses Gerrish of the Island of Grand Manan, and the adjacent Island...on condition of these setting thereon themselves and procuring other Settlers to the amount of Fifty families....May 1784 Thomas Ross, John Jones and Moses Gerrish too possession...
      ...
      25 August 1807
    • https://archive.org/details/historyaugustaf00ballgoog/page/n8/mode/2up?q=lee
      The history of Augusta; first settlements and early days as a town, including the diary of Mrs. Martha Moore Ballard, 1785 to 1812
      by Nash, Charles Elventon; Ballard, Martha, 1735-1812
      Publication date 1904

      p73
      His [John Jones] wife was Ruth Lee of Concord, Mass, a sister of Judge Lee of Wiscasset, and of John Lee, an absentee tory.

      p73
      John Jones's name is preserved in the records of the numerous surveys which he made, and will survive so long as title deeds to lands on the Kennebec shall pass from seller to buyer; but the man is more widely remembered through his lealty and escapades and retaliations as a tory during the war of the Revolution. The political ferment (that preceded the bloody outbreak) was active throughout the country, and the whigs and tories were rallying in bitterness to their respective party alignments, at the time when the Plymouth company with new hopefulness was vigorously engaged in multiplying and enlarging its settlements. Early in the conflict John Jones stood boldly with the tories, like Benjamin Hallowell, Sylvester Gardiner, and most of the other proprietors, looking haughtily upon the revolting patriots as s dreadful brotherhood, "in whom all tarbolent vices were let loose;" he declared for the king and parliament, and in no weak or halting manner, and when he came to the Kennebec he did not leave any of his convictions and prejudices behind.

      but April 14th, 1777, it was "Voted that Lieutenant John Shaw be the man to inspect the tories and make information thereof." John Jones was still the blatant and potential leader of the obnoxious faction and the person against whom the vote was aimed. The action of the town irritated him, and provoked him to new insolences and mischievous activity. A special town meeting assembled July 17, 1777, when the voters took action as follows:

      "Agreeable to an Act of the General Court of the State of Massachasetts Bay, entitled "An Act for the preservation of this and the other United American States from the danger to which they are exposed from the internal enemies thereof," the town made choice by ballot of Lieut John Shaw to procure and lay before the court described In said Act evidence against John Jones of said Hallowell, whose name was exhibited to the town, and who they suppose to be of a disposition Inimical to the liberties and privileges of the said town."

      John Shaw as above directed Immediately laid the case of Jones before the Court of Sessions of the Peace at Pownalborongh; thereupon the accused, courageously relying upon the forbearance of a majority of his townsmen, petitioned the selectmen to call a town meeting to reconsider the vote against him; fifteen others "on his behalf" joined in the petition, which shows that the tories were relatively numerous In the town. The selectmen accordingly issued their warrant for a meeting October 25th, "to see if the town will reconsider the vote of July 17th relating to John Jones being voted inimical to the liberties and privileges of the United States" also "to see if the town will declare him again inimical, or vote to clear him of the charge, and direct Lieut Shaw to enter a nolle prosequi in his case." But unhappily for Jones the patriotic spirit of the town was too intense to release its indictment against him; "Voted not to reconsider that vote passed the 17th of July 1777, relating to John Jones being Inimical to the privileges and liberties of the United States; Voted, said Jones Inimical again to the liberties and privileges of said States." This settled the matter for Jones, who soon after fled, first going to James Winslow, a sympathising half-quaker friend of his who resided on the east side of the river below the town, near the upper edge of the present town of Randolph, where he remained over night, and was taken down the river the next morning, and thus escaped for a time.

      On the 4th of November he appeared before the Court at Pownalborongh, and was ordered to "recognize in the sum of ?100 to answer the accusation of the town of Hallowell against him for being Inimically disposed toward this and the other United States of America." The following named persons were recognized as witnesses In the case In the sum of ?5 each: Samuel Bullen, George Brown, John Robbins, L Costigan, Oliver Wood, John Carlow, Ezekiel Chase. When the time arrived for convening the Court to try Jones, Justice James Howard, who had started on his Journey from Fort Western to Pownalborongh, "encountered a terrible fall upon the Ice (December 1777), which prevented his attendance," and no other Justice of the quorum being at hand to supply his place the Court adjourned without day; and as the "transportation act," under which the prosecution was Instituted, expired on the first of the next month (January 1, 1778), nothing farther was done with Jones under the town meeting proceeding.

      John Jones was also the respondent in another case growing out of his toryism. At the session of the court held at Pownalborough in the fall of 1777, he was indicted for an attempt "to hurt and destroy the credit of the public bills of the United States of America and the State, by speaking in the hearing of divers subjects of the State, of and concerning said bills, as follows: "Damn the trash. I had rather have half the sum in silver. Curse the continental bills. I wish they were in hell. there's no value in it." The record, after the arraignment and plea, then proceeds: "Timothy Langdon, attorney for the government, being in court, says he will not farther prosecute the case, and it was nolle prossed. This result was on account of a defect in the indictment.

      Thus ended in court the cases against John Jones for disloyalty; they were dropped without trials, perhaps in a spirit of forbearance toward the accused, who, without his obtrusive toryism, would have been a worthy and esteemed citizen, but probably because the prosecution apprehended that a determined defence by the bold and sprightly respondent, and the mixed condition of public sentiment, would defeat conviction before the jury. James Howard, the first settler and faithful factotum of the province government at ancient Hallowell, was a leading Justice of the court; Jones was his fellow-townsman; both were affiliated with the English Episcopal Church, and had worshipped together at services conducted by the surpliced frontier missionary, Jacob Bailey, within the walls of Fort Western. Under the circumstances it is not strange that Judge Howard, although a whig, should shrink from sitting in Judgment on his tory neighbor and brother churchman, whose toryism differed not much from that of some others of his town, only it was more brazenly demonstrative and noisy and exasperating.

      After running successfully the gauntlet of prosecution In the local court, slipping unpunished through the meshes of the law in the bailiwick where his few friends and claqueurs could make themselves felt in his Interest, Jones presently and unexpectedly found himself in the hands of a power that took little heed of social or neighborly amenities. If the law was unable to repress him in Lincoln county because of surrounding influences and hesitating magistrates, there was a tribunal, possessing full star-chamber attributes, that could." He was seized by order of the revolutionary government and lodged in Jail at Boston; there he remained for some time In humiliating and irksome confinement. It being the policy of the government to permit all politically proscribed persons to remove beyond the limits of the United States, Jones was tacitly allowed that privilege, and under the guise of an escape, quite agreeable to the authorities, he fled to Canada, where, instead of retrieving his character and name, he took the field in the service of the British, and engaged in a mild form of guerilla warfare, on two occasions penetrating to the Kennebec, and once retaliating severely though bioodlessly upon one of his old political foes. Colonel Charles Cushlng of Pownalborough, as related by himself in a letter to his friend and fellow-tory, the Rev Jacob Bailey.
    • https://archive.org/details/historyaugustaf00ballgoog/page/n8/mode/2up?q=lee
      The history of Augusta; first settlements and early days as a town, including the diary of Mrs. Martha Moore Ballard, 1785 to 1812
      by Nash, Charles Elventon; Ballard, Martha, 1735-1812
      Publication date 1904

      p 253
      Mrs Ballard's Diary
      13 October 1786
      Dr Lee here.
      ...
      [Doctor John Lee m Sally Howard d Lieut Samuel Howard m Margaret Lithgow. John Lee was a brother of Silas Lee, lawyer and of the wife of John Jones.

      p 265
      [Silas Lee, lawyer, of Wiscasset. No lawyer then resided in Hallowell. Silas Lee was a brother of John Jones's wife, and hence Lee's connection with the Jones's mill property, which seems never to have been in the ownership of the Ballards.

      p 571
      Marriage Intentions
      ...
      John Lee of Penobscot and Sarah Howard of Hallowell, int m 16 March 1784