Frank F. Jones I 1872 - 1906

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Frank F. Jones
Born(1872-01-01)January 1, 1872
Harlan County, KY.
DiedNovember 16, 1906(1906-11-16) (aged 34)
Harlan County, KY.
Parent(s)Thomas Potter Jones and Araminta Howard




Frank F. Jones I 1872 - 1906
  • Sarah M. Holcomb/Halcomb (m. 1891)
  • Martha Alice Blanton (m. 1894)

Married first Sarah M. Holcomb or Halcomb, March 30, 1891.[1]

Studying the marriage record, it appears the Halcomb Family is from Letcher County, Kentucky as Sarah's birth place is notated as being born in Line Fork. There is no Line Fork in Harlan County. Although, Letcher was created out of Perry and Harlan counties in 1842 and it's very possible that Line Fork was in fact a part of Harlan County early on. However, we note that Frank is from Poor Fork in Harlan County. In reality, Line Fork waterway and Poor Fork waterway, which is actually a fork of the Cumberland River, run parallel to each other with Pine Mountain separating the two and the county line directly on the peak of Pine Mountain. Notice in the Marriage Record portion that Frank and Sarah are married on "top of Pine Mountain". It would very interesting to find the location of the wedding.

Married second Martha Alice Blanton, March 2, 1894







 When Frank F. Jones I enlisted in the army during 1893, he claimed his occupation was a teamster. In 1893 a teamster would have been a wagon team driver. In Harlan County, most likely a teamster would be hauling coal or timber. In the 1900 US Census, Frank F. claims his occupation as a "distiller". In 1900 a "distiller" would be a distiller of coal.


 Frank F. Jones I, at the age of 23, enlisted at Knoxville, Tennessee into the U.S. Army January 16, 1893. Frank was later discharged at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas on September 9, 1893 with a disability notation as well as a "very good" notation.



According to the US Army, Frank F. Jones I, died November 16, 1906. A death record or certificate has yet to be found as well as no information regarding burial.




  1. "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 December 2016), 005592241 > image 1045 of 2156; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.; Accessed 2017 JUN 24 LCJones
  2. The original data for the 1890 Census is no longer available. Almost all the population schedules were damaged in a fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. in 1921. Some 25% of the materials were presumed destroyed and another 50% damaged by smoke and water (although the actual damage may have been closer to 15–25%). The damage to the records led to an outcry for a permanent National Archives.[10][11] In December 1932, following standard federal record-keeping procedures, the Chief Clerk of the Bureau of the Census sent the Librarian of Congress a list of papers to be destroyed, including the original 1890 census schedules. The Librarian was asked by the Bureau to identify any records which should be retained for historical purposes, but the Librarian did not accept the census records. Congress authorized destruction of that list of records on February 21, 1933, and the surviving original 1890 census records were destroyed by government order by 1934 or 1935. The other censuses for which some information has been lost are the 1800 and 1810 enumerations.