Zachariah Martin Jones 1787 - 1895
|Zachariah Martin Jones 1787 - 1895|
Zachariah was born Stephen and Susanna Jones during the year 1787. Zachariah is the only child of Stephen and Susanna's to be named in documentation, which can be found in Stephen's Rev War Petition papers. Zachariah was probably born in Russell County, Virginia. Russell County had been formed out of Washington County, VA. one year earlier on January 2, 1786.
To put things in geographical context, Stephen Jones moved from Surry County, North Carolina into Washington County, Virginia in the mid 1780's. Surry County, NC and Washington County, VA. share the state line border between North Carolina and Virginia. At that time, Washington County, Virginia was the western frontier.