Noble Wimberly Jones letters and obituary
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Noble Wimberly Jones letters and obituary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805.
Title: Noble Wimberly Jones letters and obituary
Dates: 1760-1805
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0442

Biographical/Historical Note

Noble Wimberly Jones (1723-1805), the son of Noble Jones, was born in Lambeth, England. He came to Georgia with his parents in 1733, in the first group of Georgia settlers. He studied medicine and practiced for several years. He was a member of the Colonial Assembly, 1755-1772, serving part of the time as Speaker. At the outbreak of the American Revolution he took a strong stand on the side of the Americans and was called the "Morning Star of Liberty." He was a member of the Council of Safety and the Provincial Congress, 1775, a delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-1776, 1781-1782, a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1783, president of the Constitutional Convention of 1785.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters to and from Noble Wimberly Jones, as well as his obituary. Included are seven letters to Noble Wimberly Jones from his father, Noble Jones, regarding family news, politics, the death of King Georgia II and coronation of King George III; a letter from Samuel Stirk to Jones congratulating Jones on his election as a delegate to Congress, mentioning military successes, and the election of Governor Nathan Brownson; George Jones to his father, Noble Wimberly Jones, regarding Native American depredations in the Midway district and stating that he will join his father in Charleston as soon as possible; and a letter from Noble Wimberly Jones to his son, George, containing news of family and friends. The obituary is in an unknown hand.

Index Terms

Brownson, Nathan, 1742-1796.
Georgia--Politics and government--To 1775.
Great Britain--Politics and government--1714-1820.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805.
Jones, Noble, 1701-1775.
Letters (correspondence)

Location of Originals

Original letter, Noble Wimberly Jones to George Jones,,in the New York Public Library.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Noble Wimberly Jones letters and obituary, MS 442, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alexander A. Lawrence, 1953 (Item 4).


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: Noble Jones to Noble Wimberly Jones, 1760-1761 ( 6.0 p. )
Copies of seven letters of Noble Jones to his son, Noble Wimberly Jones at Fort St. George, July 14, 1760 - January 29, 1761. News of family; politics; mentions death of King George II and proclamation of George III as King.
Item 2: Samuel Stirk to N.W. Jones. Augusta, 1781 August 29 ( 3.0 p. )
Congratulates Jones on election as delegate to Congress; military successes in back parts of state and anger of Gov. Wright; favorable comments on election of Nathan Brownson as Governor.
Item 3: George Jones to N.W. Jones. Savannah, 1788 February 26 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding Indian depredations in Midway district; will join his father in Charleston as soon as possible.
Item 4: Noble Wimberly Jones to George Jones ( 1.0 p. )
News of family and friends. Photocopy.
Item 5: Obituary of Noble Wimberly Jones, 1805 January ( 2.0 p. )
In unknown hand.