James and Andrew Jones Family of Moundville, Missouri


Left: Andrew Jones (1847 - 1996)

Right: His wife Martha Ellen Powell Jones

Andrew and Martha were married on 22 January, 1871 in Mercer County, Illinois

From the 1880 Moundville Township census,

Andrew J. Jones, age 32, Farmer, born in Illinois

  • Martha E. Jones, age 31, born in Illinois
  • Lenora (?) E. Jones, age 6, born in Missouri
  • B. Jones, age 4, born in Missouri

Andrew Jones died August 27, 1886 at the age of 38 years, 10 months and 22 days. He was buried at Welborn Cemetery.

Scans shared by Dennis Ward

The three Jones sisters, left to right

Bea Jones

Winnifred Jones (who married Claude Ward )

Lenora (Nora) Jones

Scan shared by Dennis Ward

In 1900, widow, Martha E. Jones resided in Moundville.

  • Martha E. Jones, born September 1848 in Illinois
  • Lenora (?) E. Jones, born August 1873 in Missouri
  • Bea Jones, born November 1875 in Missouri, a teacher

Left: Winnifred Jones, born March 1883 in Missouri. This is her graduation photo from Cooper College.


Right: This unidenfied photo MAY be of Andrew Jones. Andrew was born in Illinois and this photo was made in Galesburg, Illinois. There are some similarities to the other known photo of Andrew.


Scans shared by Dennis Ward

left: This is the marker for Andrew J. Jones who died August 26, 1886 of Typhoid Fever at the age of only 38. He was the nominee of the Democrats for Associate Justice of the County Court and had been a Vernon County resident for many years. His funeral was held at his Moundville home and featured Masonic services under direction of Vernon Lodge Number 493. Rev. Sevier preached the funeral. Although the local newspaper said that he was buried at Hackberry, he is buried at Welborn.

It appears that Andrew J. Jones was the son of James Jones who was listed in the 1860 Vernon county census. The son, Andrew, age 12, would have been born in 1848 - which agrees with the grave marker to the left.

The James Jones family was known to live just a very short distance south of the Moundville site. James was a Kentucky native and was age 35. This census shows that his wife was Margarett, age 32, who had been born in Illinois . They had three sons and two daughters. Andrew was age 12; Henry, age 11; Melvina, age 7; Lafayett, age 5; Monah, age 3; and Thomas was three months old. The first three children had been born in Kentucky . Monah, interestingly, had been born in California , making one wonder if James might have taken his family west to try the gold fields. Baby Thomas had been born in Missouri , again indicating that the family had not been in Missouri long. Jones reported $4,640 in real estate holdings.

This is the graduation photo of Bea Jones. According to the census, she was born in November, 1875. The photo was taken when she was a student at Cooper College.





The clipping below is scanned from the January 2, 1924 issue of the Bronaugh Journal, telling of Bea's tragic death.

Bea Jones is buried at Welborn Cemetery near Moundville, 1875 - 1923. She is buried beside her parents.

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