JOHN RICE JONES

John Rice Jones Sr.

b: 11 Feb. 1759 - Mallwyd, Merionethshire
d: 1 Feb. 1824 - St. Louis, MO.
m: 1)  ???      2) Mary Barger

Was a graduate in both law & medicine

Came to America in 1784 & located in Philadelphia

Came to Northwest Territory in 1786

Was at the taking of Vincennes Indiana with Geo. Rogers Clark

Was a member of the first board of trustees of Vincennes University

Indiana Territory Attorney General

Went to Louisville Ky.

Moved to Illinois where he was the first practicing lawyer

Moved to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

Owned slaves & all of his children were slave owners

Associate with Moses Austin

Member of Missouri Legislature in 1814

Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional convention from Washington County in 1820

Justice of Missouri State Supreme Court 1820 - 1824

 

Children of John Rice Jones Sr.:

Rice Jones - b: 1781 Brecon, Brecknockshire, Walse  d: Dec. 1808 (A duel was fought between Shadrach Bond & Rice Jones on 8 Aug. 1808.  The duel was settled without bloodshed however in December of that same year Dr. James Dunlap (Bond's second) shot & killed Rice Jones in Kaskaskia.

John Rice Jones - b: 1792 Kaskaskia, Ill. - originally his name was just John Jones but after the untimely death of his brother, Rice Jones, John took the name Rice as his middle name.

Augustus Jones - b: 1796 - War of 1812 under Capt. Dodge -  was friend of Gen./Pres. Jackson - participated in a number of duels one of which he was second for Lionel Browne against the notorious John S.mith T. - in 1829 he platted the Jones Addition to the town of Potosi - was living in Bellevue T. (but not in Caledonia) in 1830 (there were only 13 families in Caledonia in 1830) - was living in Breton T., WashCoMo. in 1840  -  living in Potosi in 1850 with wife Agnes & children Augustus Jr. & Mary Emily - went to Texas in 1851 - Jones died Feb. 1887 at age of 91 at Columbus, Texas. He was married 3 times: Wife #1)  Mary Reyburn       #2) 1826 - Mrs. Agnes Woods Rayburn Hunter    #3) Hannah Eliz. Elson in Texas -  Augustus had 18 children. According to Ancestry.com they were: Children by wife #1: Cornelia, Wm. Ashley, & twins that were born & died in 1824 - by wife #2:  Eliza Linn, Harriet Wallace, Eliza Powell, Augustus Dodge, Mary Reyburn, Maria, Mary Emily (1836-1925) - by wife #3: Augustus, Josephine Hanne Dodge, John Rice, Pauline Northington, Geo. Wallace, Fannie Georgia, Cornelia Will

George Wallace Jones - 12 Apr. 1804 Vincennes, Ind. - 22 July 1896 Dubuque, Iowa - Lawyer, served in Army during Black Hawk war, Delegate to U.S. Congress & many other political accoplishments - appointed minister to New Granada, Colombia, South America -

Adolpus

William Powell -

Myers Fisher  - iron smelter, milling, stock dealer, farming in Washington Co., Mo. - member of Missouri State Legislature. Went to Texas in 1839.   Died in Texas in 1846.  Twice married - numerous descendants.

Harriett - b: _____  d:______ m: 1) Mr. Brady in 1814 in Missouri & had 5 children  2) John Scott (John Scott was a lawyer & Missouri politician - died at Ste. Gen, Mo.)

Female - b: _____  d:______ m: Andrew Scott (Andrew was lawyer & Arkansas politician. Killed Judge Joseph Selden in a duel on island in Mississippi River near Helena, Ark. - buried in Oakland Cem., Pope Co., Ark.)

 

 

 

Gen. John Rice Jones Jr.

b: 8 Jan. 1792 - Kaskaskia, Ill.
d: 1845 - Cummins Creek, Fayette Co., Texas
m: 1) 1818 - Ruth Mary Hawkins (Dau. of Maj. John Hawkins)  - 2) Sarah Fidelia Heard (Hord?)
 

Was a General in the War of 1812 under Capt. Henry Dodge

Donated 10 acres of land along with Moses Austin's 40 acres for establishment of a county seat for Washington County - Potosi - 1814

went to Texas in 1831

Was friends with Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Wm. Travis, James Bowie, Davie Crockett, & Benjamin Milam

Was executor of the will of James Travis who was killed at the Alamo

Was twice Postmaster General of Texas

United States Senator

A large & respectable family of children survive him:

James H. Jones, Esq.

John Rice Jones III - b: possibly Missouri - was with Snively expedition.  Returned to Texas by way of St. Louis in 1843. d: Aug. 1850

 

 

 

 

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http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/JJ/fjo57.html
 

http://dig.lib.niu.edu/ISHS/ishs-2004winter/ishs-2004winter272.pdf
 

http://www.tshaonline.org/publications/journals/shq/online/v035/n2/contrib_DIVL1754.html

 
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/JJ/fjo56.html