Moses Jones Family

North Alabamians In The War of 1812. (X) marks soldiers who have been positively identified as being from North Alabama.– 16th Regiment (Burrus’) Of Mississippi Militia Jones, Moses, private May 1809 — Settlers and Intruders on Cherokee Indian Lands 1801-1816 May 25, 1809, Original lessees 20, under those 18 (total) 38; A list of the tenants under Doublehead’s claim (O.S. – Old Settler) Jones, Moses (among others)

Names of Lessees under the first Lessees: Jones, Moses (among others) 1810, 1811, 1812, 1816 — Taxable Property in Madison Co., MS Territory, beginning 19 July 1810 Jones, Moses 1816 Madison Co., AL census lists 2 Moses Jones (my Moses Jones would be about 13). “In 1816 a special census was taken of the MS territory in preparation of MS becoming a state. Part of MS Territory became the state of AL.” Original records at Dept. of Archives & History, Jackson, AL

Sources: 1) Valley Leaves, Sept 1967, p. 100, 16th Reg. (Burrus’) of MS Militia; 2) War of 1812 Soldiers From North Alabama, Madison Co., AL website: 3) list from “Publication of the MS Historical Society” Vol. 4, published 1921 at Jackson, MS:

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  1. Barbara Hale Reynolds

    My 4th great grandfather was John William Jones. He fought in the War of 1812. John was born in Rutherford County, NC in 1784 and died in Scott County, Arkansas in 1860. He married Elizabeth Eddy (Aday) on March 5, 1815 in the Mississippi Territory (later Madison County, Alabama). John and Elizabeth went to Scott County, AR in 1844. John accepted a land grant for the War of 1812 service it appears to me on 6/16/1856 for his service in the War of 1812. John was a private in the First Regiment of the East Tennessee Volunteer Militia under the command of Captain Tidford. Captain Tidford was under Colonel Samuel Ware. He was 30 years old when he enlisted in 1813. John and Elizabeth had about 11 children. I believe they are buried in Parks Cemetery in the community of Nola, Scott County, Arkansas. I haven’t found any markers for them but many of their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren are buried in that cemetery. Those mostly have markers. Elizabeth was the daughter of Lloyd Aday and Margaret Riddle (Beddler) and I do have quite a bit of documentation for the Aday’s.

    Note: the land document can be found at the url:

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