John Wesley Jones Sr

7 October 1886–10 December 1958 (Age 72)
Society Hill, Darlington, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Jones Sr was born on 7 October 1886, in Society Hill, Darlington, South Carolina, United States, his father, Hugh J Jones, was 24 and his mother, Salley Freeman, was 20. He married Chessie Belvia Edwards on 25 June 1911. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Hartsville, Chaffee, Colorado, United States in 1958. He died on 10 December 1958, at the age of 72, and was buried in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Jones Sr
Chessie Belvia Edwards
Marriage: 25 June 1911
Jasper Hildreth Jones
Herlon Jones
Jerry Jones
Wanda Jean Jones
Carrie D. Jones
Egleston Jones
Clarence D Jones
Guy H Jones
Thomas R Jones
John Wesley Jones Jr
Ethel May "Polly" Jones

Spouse and Children

25 June 1911



    Carrie D. Jones


    Egleston Jones


    Clarence D Jones


    Guy H Jones


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Salley Freeman




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 4

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John W Jones, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Jones in household of Hugh Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Jones in household of George W Petty, "United States Census, 1900"

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