Thomas Potter Jones 1850 - 1931

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Thomas P. Jones
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Born(1850-12-01)December 1, 1850
Harlan County, KY.
DiedJune 1, 1931(1931-06-01) (aged 80)
Harlan County, KY.
OccupationMerchant/Farmer
Parent(s)Martin Jones & Mary Magdalene Eager


Birth

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Thomas Potter Jones was born in Harlan County, Kentucky during the month of December in 1850. Thomas was the second child of six to Martin Jones and Mary Magdalene Eager. The 1880 US Census requires birth month and year. Thomas' death cert has incorrect birth year of 1851.

Marriage

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Thomas Potter Jones 1850 - 1931
Spouse(s)
  • Araminta Howard (m. 1871⁠–⁠1931)

A marriage bond[1] was issued for Thomas P. Jones to wed Araminta "Minty" Howard. The bond is dated Sunday January 22, 1871. Thomas' mother, Mary Magdalene Eager, and Araminta's father, Samuel Howard, gave written permission for this marriage.

Family Tree

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Pedigree

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Land/Property

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See historic Harlan Quadrant 1903 USGS Topology Map for the Tom Jones Branch in Ross Point of Harlan County.

Occupation

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Military

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Death

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Thomas P. Jones was murdered June 1, 1931. An article in the Courier Journal, a newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky, dated June 2, 1931 claims Tom Jones' store had been robbed three weeks prior to his murder. On June 1, 1931 Tom was standing guard over his store in Gatron, Kentucky, about 7 miles from Harlan. Apparently he was hoping to capture the robbers in an attempt to destroy evidence of their previous robbery. Unfortunately, Tom was, according to his death certificate, killed instantly by a gun shot. Thomas P. Jones was 83 at the time of his death. Six months later his wife of many years, Araminta Howard committed suicide by throwing herself off a bridge into the Poor Fork branch of the Cumberland River.

Census

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References

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  1. "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4S3-ZXV : accessed 23 Nov 2013)