Rutherford Lewis Jones


Personal and Family Information

Rutherford was born on 14 Oct 1825 in Carroll County, Tennessee, the son of Richard Jones and Mary Martin.

He died on 23 Jun 1906 in Jackson County, Arkansas.

His wife was Fanny Bell Hall, who he married on 17 OCT 1886 in Jackson County, Arkansas. Their three known children were Nora (1889-1967), Lewis Robert (1896-1955) and John Wesley (1901-1983).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Rutherford Lewis Jones


Richard Jones


William Richard Jones


Mary Agnes Buchanan


Mary Martin



Birth14 OCT 1825
Place: Carroll County, Tennessee
Death23 JUN 1906
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Census8 JUN 1900
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 74
Address: Breckenridge west ed 53 sheet 8, dwelling 106, family 107 Jones, Relaford L, head wm , Oct 1825 age 74, married 13 yrs, born Tenn, f & m North Carolina, farmer, owns home with morgage __ Fannie B. wife wf born Feb 1868, age 32, married 13 yrs mother of 3, 3 living, born Alabama, f Georgia, m Alabama __ Nettie, daughter wf, bornMar 1877 age 23 single born Ark f &m Tenn __ Nora, daughter wf born May 1884 age 11, single born Ark f Tenn, m Ark __ Ednie, daughter wf born Feb 1891 age 9 single born Ark, f Tenn m Ark __ Louis, son wm born Aug 1895 age 4 single, born Ark , f Tenn, m Ark
BurialJUN 1906
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: White Church Cemetery with 3rd wife findagrave 68477872


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Rutherford Lewis Jones BIRTH 14 Oct 1825 Carroll County, Tennessee, USA DEATH 23 Jun 1906 (aged 80)

Goodspeed's History of Jackson County, Arkansas:

Rutherford Lewis Jones, a prominent planter and stock raiser of Breckinridge Township, was born in Carroll County, Tenn.. in 1825. and was the fourth in a family of eight children born to Richard and Polly (Martin) Jones, of Tennessee, where the father was an extensive planter in Wilson County. The elder Jones moved from Wilson County to Carroll County, and a few years later went to Wayne County. Mo., where he became engaged in farming until his


in 1844. While in Carroll County he took an active part in polities, and was one of the prominent figures in the history of that county. and was also a member of the [p.875] Masonic fraternity for a number of years, and deputy sheriff. He had one brother, who fought in the Creek and Seminole Wars, and his father was an old Revolutionary soldier. who was born in North Carolina. and in 1839 died in Davidson County, Tenn., at the age of eighty-four years. R. L. Jones was reared in Carroll County, Tenn., and instructed in the duties of farm life. In 1843 he moved with his parents to Wayne County, Mo., and continued farming in that State until 1847, when he went to Jackson County, Ark., settling in Breckinridge Township, where he took up a pre-emption claim, and later entered the same. The land consisted of sixty acres of virgin soil, and he at once commenced improving it and erected a log cabin.

In 1850 he was married to Miss Emaline Brazeale, a daughter of Archibald and Dorcas Brazeale, of Tennessee, and resided with his bride on the first farm until 1859. when he sold it and bought a claim of 160 acres, of which twenty-five were under fence. He has added to this and improved the land since he first occupied it, until now he owns a fine farm of 520 acres, and has 225 under cultivation. He raises principally corn and cotton, and other portions of the land make excellent grazing for cattle, in which he also deals quite largely.

In 1871 Mr. Jones lost his wife after a happy married life of twenty-one years. Eight children were born to this marriage, of whom four are yet living: Mary Dorcas, now Mrs. Martin; Sarah, now Mrs. Jagers. who resides on her father's farm; Edgar, and Nancy Alice, now Mrs. Harris. Mr. Jones was again married. in 1872. his second wife being Miss Barbara C. Outlaw. of Tennessee, who died leaving two children. Joseph E. and Jeanette, both of whom reside at home.

In 1886 Mr. Jones married his third wife, who was Miss Fanny B. Hall, of Alabama, by whom he has one child, Nora.

He does not take an active part in polities. but his sympathies ever since the war have been with the Democratic party. In educational matters he is

greatly interested, and his efforts toward promoting the schools in Jackson County have been praise worthy. He is a member of Augusta Lodge of the A. F.& A. M., while in the religious faith he attends the Missionary Baptist Church, of which his wife is also a member, and Mr. Jones has held a membership in that church for forty-three years.

During the war he accompanied Gen. Price on his raid through Missouri, and also took part in the battles of Pilot Knob, Jefferson City, Blue Gap, Kansas City, Newtonia and Fayetteville, Ark., from which place he returned home after an honorable service. Mr. Jones is a very attentive man to the welfare of his children, and is providing them with the best education to be obtained. He is a very close observer, and, from an educational and religious standpoint, notes that there is a decided change for the better constantly going on.

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