Lewis Jones Family of Moundville, Missouri

The Lewis Carroll and Salome (Miles) Jones family was in Moundville very early - in the 1850's.


The scan to the right is from a tin-type of Salome Miles Jones shared by Nancy and JaWan Thompson.

In the above photo taken ca. 1898, in front, left to right: Philip, Huldah (Buford ), and Alfred Jones

Back row, l to r Adeline (or Addie (Richmond )), John and Ed.

From History of Vernon County, Missouri. 1887, p. 525.


(Farmer and Proprietor of Coal Bank, Section 34. Post-office, Moundville).

Of those whose times appear in this work there are some who are native-born residents of the county, and on that account if for no other these deserve more than a passing notice. Among them is Mr. Jones, now actively and successfully engaged in farming and coal mining. His birth occurred April 8, 1858, in this county, and here his entire life has been passed, a period still less than 30 years. Very naturally he was taught in youth the rudiments of farm life, his father being a farmer, but after attaining manhood he followed in connection with this pursuit the profession of teaching. Steadily pursuing his way, attending to those duties which lay in his path, and by practicing close economy, he became enabled after a time to purchase property of his own, and this he is now engaged in cultivating. He owns 209 acres, upon which are valuable coal deposits that he is now operating. Below the surface some 18 feet is a vein of excellent coal, 30 inches in thickness; further down, after passing through a 12-inch strata of fire clay is another 12-inch vein of coal, underlying which is a vein of fire clay, six inches in thickness. Still another vein of coal, 24 inches through, is next found, then a six-inch strata of fire clay, and finally a four-inch coal vein. This coal, all of it, is of good quality and portions are adapted to the use of blacksmiths. Surely one could not ask for more favorable prospects than Mr. Jones enjoys, but he thoroughly merits his good fortune. April 8, 1883, he was married to Miss Amanda Hill, also of Missouri. They have two children: Maud and George.

The above article was written in 1887. Philip and Amanda had five more children. The eventually moved California where Philip Jones died of erysipelas in 1905. The photo to the left is of his wife and seven children taken ca. 1909.

Betsy Scott shared the photo and these identifications:

front row l to r: Huldah, Maud, Amanda (mother) Vena

back row l to r: Mary Adeline, George, Elbert, and Rose Eunice.


Welborn Cemetery is the grave of Andrew F. Jones who was born in 1886 and died 1908. Andrew was the son of Alfred and Maria Jones. He died while a student at Morrisville College, a Methodist College in Polk County, MO.

The newspaper said that Maria Jones, wife of Alfred Jones, died on January 25, 1894 of diabetes. She was thirty-six years old. Burial was at Welborn Cemetery.


The obituary to the right is for Elbert Benton Jones is from the December 11, 1918 Bronaugh Journal.

Betsy Scott says that she is a great great granddaughter of Lewis Carroll and Salome (Miles) Jones. Her great grandfather was Philip Winfrey Jones, brother of Addie Jones Richmond and Hulda Jones Buford.

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