Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of James D. JONES and Maria Catherine STEHELY

1. James D. JONES, born 21 Dec 1794 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died 1842 in Pike County, Alabama, son of Henry JONES and Mary POU. He married Maria Catherine STEHELY, died in Pike County, Alabama.

Notes for James D. JONES: The descendants of Phillip and Ursula Mureno Pou Gavin (Scotland) and Margaret Mureno Pou (Orangeburg) Henry Jones (son of John and Esther Jones) and Mary Pou Jones (they had 8 children) 6 girls and 2 boys. Their James D. Jones married Mariah Catherine Stehely from Orangeburg, South Carolina and moved to Pike County, Alabama in 1837-38, 3 of their children who were born in SC Carrie Jones Boyd and her husband Alfred Boyd, son of Archibald or (Newberry Co., SC) came with them and Hansford S. Jones and Urban Louis Jones. Their other children in Alabama must have been named for Basil Manley Jones (from a Rev. Basil Manley) and where the names Lotan Jones and Septimus came from. Can not find out where Vossius Jones, a cousin came from...he was in Pike Co. also. These Joneses arrived in Alabama about the time that Rebecca Jones or the other sister Eleanor (both married to Salley boys..Uriah and John Henry Salley) went to Mississippi. They sold many acres and what happened to the slaves I don't know but by buggy they moved to Mississippi. The only other son of Henry and Mary Pou Jones was Louis Jones and he married Ann Elizabeth Pou and their dau. Rebecca Margaret Jones married a Lewis (sic) Jones. (no kin). They were known as the Edgefield Joneses and are buried there with 3 of their children in the old Jones cemetery that is now surrounded by houses. This Rebecca was named for her Father's sister Rebecca Jones Salley and the name Margaret came from her Gt Grandmother Margaret Mureno Pou. One of the Jones girls married a Rambo and went to Alabama, another married Livingson, another a Friday and one married a Wolfe.

Notes for Maria Catherine STEHELY: Migrated to Pike County, Alabama in 1836 with three of thier children. Rest born in Alabama. Maria married second Richard Locke on 25 January 1843 in Montgomery County, Alabama.

Children of James D. JONES and Maria Catherine STEHELY were as follows:

a. Caroline A. JONES, born 1818 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died in Pike County, Alabama. She married abt 1835 Alfred BOYD, son of Archibald BOYD.

b. Hansford S. JONES, born 1820 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died 2 Sep 1889 in Troy, Pike County, Alabama. He married (1) on 8 Oct 1842 in Pike County, Alabama Eleanor HALL; (2) on 14 May 1857 in Pike County, Alabama Martha THOMAS.

c. Urban Louis JONES, born 22 Sep 1821 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died 24 Sep 1884 in Troy, Pike County, Alabama. He married on 6 Dec 1847 in Pike County, Alabama Elizabeth Frances MURPHREE, daughter of James Strother MURPHREE and Matilda Strother DYER. He was the first Mayor of Troy, Alabama and was financially responsible for getting the railroad through Troy, Alabama.

d. Lotan C. JONES, born 1824 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

e. Caspar Henry JONES, born 1826 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; died bef 1900 in Alabama. He married (1) on 8 Nov 1845 in Pike County, Alabama Louisa Eliza COLLIER; (2) on 17 Nov 1853 in Montgomery County, Alabama Emily Elizabeth TOWNSEND.

f. Septimus F. JONES, born 1831 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Served in the 39th Alabama Infantry company A.

g. Basil Manly JONES, born 1835 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Named for Dr. Basil Manly of South Carolina and Alabama.

h. Mary Ann JONES, born 1836 in Pike County, Alabama; died abt 1875 in Bullock County, Alabama. She married on 1 Nov 1855 in Pike County, Alabama Eleazor L. PENNINGTON.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 22 Feb 2000.


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