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Jones Family Papers, 1826-1916

Jones Family Papers, 1826-1916
Mss. 69 J71
1.75 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1826-1916, of the Jones family of "Land's End," Gloucester County, Va. and related families of Curtis, Taliaferro, Page and Harrison.   Includes correspondence; genealogical notes; obituaries; legal files; real estate material; notes concerning  Land's End, Petsworth Parish (Gloucester County), Yorktown, and the homes of the Cringan family and the Mackenzie family; and Bible records of the Jones and Fauntleroy families.

The first two accessions, which compose the bulk of the material, are gifts of Mrs. Jackson  L. Fray, Jr.

Addition Mss. Acc. 1955.001 was given by Maria Talcott, but the material deals with the same family, so it has been included with the Fray gift accessions.  She was a first cousin of Mary Fauntleroy Cocke Fray and granddaughter of Harriet Jones and Charles Curtis.

Mary Fauntleroy Cocke Fray was the daughter of William Fauntleroy Cocke and great granddaughter of Harriet Jones and Charles Curtis.  The 1969 accessions are family papers and documents from both the Jones and Curtis families with some material relating to the Cocke family.

Harriet's parents were Richard and Martha Washington Throckmorton Jones and her siblings were William Langborne, Mary Lanborne, Lucy Ann (married Mann Page), John James Emanuel, Richard P. (married Maria Greenhow Curtis) and Warner Throckmorton Jones (never married and lived with both his Curtis relations through the years).  Harriet Jones Curtis's children were Martha, Harriet, Lucy, Mary, Fanny and Charles Curtis.

Other URL
Subseries were not used with this collection because it was difficult to separate papers into their family of origin.  But when possible, the papers have been grouped either by recipient or creator, whether individual or family. Most of the correspondence is arranged chronologically and is a mix of the Jones, Curtis, Taliaferro, Page and related families.  Most envelopes were missing which made it difficult to ascertain not only who received the letters but who wrote them.
Jones family
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington (1832-1908)
Curtis family
Foster, Adam
Jones, Mary Fauntleroy
Jones, Mary Throckmorton
Jones, Richard P.
Jones, Warner Throckmorton
Page family
Taliaferro family.
Tucker, St. George (1752-1827)
Cringan family
Curtis family
Education--Virginia--Williamsburg--19th century
Fauntleroy family
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century
Harrison family
Hicks family
Jones family
Land's End (Gloucester County, Va.)
Langborn, William
Legal documents
Mackenzie family
Page family
Petsworth Parish (Gloucester County, Va.)
Sheldon family
Sinclair family
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Taliaferro family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Virginia--Religious history
Yorktown (Va.)--History--19th century
Financial records

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Jackson L. Fray, Jr. and Maria Talcott.

Gifts of 1969 and 1976 were made by Mrs. Jackson L. Fray, Jr.

Mss. Acc. 1955.001 is a gift of Maria Talcott.

Related Materials

Mss. 39.1 J75  Warner T. Jones Papers

65 Ar6 Armistead-Cocke Family Papers

Preferred Citation
Jones Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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