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Noble Jones family papers

Noble Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Noble Jones family papers
Creator: Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805
Creator: Jones family
Creator: Jones, George, 1766-1838
Creator: Jones, Noble, 1702-1775
Inclusive Dates: 1754-1838
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.22 Linear Feet 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms1127
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Noble Jones (1702-1775), surveyor, planter, and politician, born in Surrey, England. His son, Noble Wymberly Jones (1723-1805), politician and physician, born in Lambeth, England. Both emigrated to the United States in 1733 as part of the original settlement of Georgia. Noble Wymberly Jones' son, George Jones (1766-1838), physician and politician, born in Savannah, Georgia.

See also the article, Noble W. Jones (ca. 1723-1805) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Noble Jones family of Savannah, Georgia from 1754-1838. Bound in a volume, the papers contain legal instruments including wills and indentures, business records, sales and dispensations of enslaved people, and correspondence documenting land transactions, legal matters, political matters, and family concerns. The materials document three generations of the Jones family including Noble Jones, Noble Wymberly Jones, and George Jones. The last will and Testament of Noble Jones includes the bequest of Wormslow [Wormsloe] and enslaved people.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Noble Jones family papers, ms1127, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
Savannah (Ga.)
Slave bills of sale -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Bound volume, 1754-1838 Access Online
12Will and testament of Noble Jones Access Online
Bequests enslaved people to the Jones children, including: Primus, Dona, Tench, Mingo, Young-Grace, Luke, Kane, Jack London, Monday, Tom, Scipio, Peter, Grelah, Sue, Frank, Harvey, Jeffrey, Kate, Chloe, Poole, Nanny, Old Grace, Rose, Clarinda, Venia