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John Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, John, d. approximately 1813.
Title: John Jones papers
Dates: 1798-1813
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0441

Biographical/Historical Note

John Jones (d. ca. 1813) was a brother of Seaborn Jones.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters from John Jones to Governor James Jackson and Joseph Jones, as well as a letter from Seaborn Jones to his cousin, Joseph Jones. In his letters to Jackson, Jones mentions Native American "intrusions," charges brought by Isaac Lafaver against Major Gaither, and militia affairs. His letter to Joseph Jones asks for information on family and friends and mentions Napoleon Bonaparte and Aaron Burr. Joseph Jones was a cousin of John Jones and lived in Petersburg, Virginia. Seaborn Jones' letter to Joseph tells of the deaths of his siblings, Susan, John, James and Abram; the letter has a postscript from Robert Jones, Jr.

All of the letters in this collection are photocopies.

Index Terms

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Jackson, James, 1757-1806.
Jones family.
Jones, John, d. approximately 1813.
Jones, Seaborn, 1752-1815.
Letters (correspondence)
Napoleon, I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.

Location of Originals

Originals were in the possession of Dr. William Heard Kilpatrick of New York City in 1959.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Jones papers, MS 441, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edward P. Lawton, 1959.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: John Jones letter to the Governor of Georgia, James Jackson. Montgomery Court House, Georgia, 1789 February 11 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding Native American intrusions, charges by Isaac Lafaver against Major Gaither and militia affairs.
Item 2: John Jones letter to the Governor of Georgia, James Jackson. Silver Bluff, 1798 February 26 ( 2.0 p. )
LeFaver's charges.
Item 3: John Jones letter to the Governor of Georgia, James Jackson. Castle Manor, Burke County, Georgia, 1798 March 14 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding Lefaver's charges.
Item 4: John Jones letter to Joseph Jones. Laurel Spring, 1807 May 30 ( 3.0 p. )
Asking for information about family and friends; news of himself; mentions Napoleon Bonaparte and Aaron Burr. Joseph Jones, a cousin, was in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item 5: Seaborn Jones letter to Joseph Jones, 1813 June 16 ( 3.0 p. )
Tells of deaths of sister, Susan, and brothers John, James and Abram during the past few years; postscript by Robert Jones (Jr.).