Jones Family Collection

1778-1974, undated
Manuscript Collection #890
Creator(s)
Jones family
Physical description
0.84 Cubic Feet, contains 3 boxes and 2 oversized folders., consisting of deeds, estate records, business records, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and printed material
Preferred Citation
Jones Family Collection (#890), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Collection (1778-1974) of papers pertaining to the Jones Family of Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, North Carolina, including deeds and other land records, business and estate records in Tyrrell County and Pasquotank County, relating primarily to Bartlett Jones, C. B. Jones, Carney Jones, W. S. Jones, T. David Jones, Timothy Jones, Sr.; and including clippings, correspondence, photographic prints, and printed materials, relating to Bartlett Braxton Jones, of Elizabeth City, NC, who served as an attorney in the Justice Department, Washington, DC, a National officer of the Society of the Cincinnati, and his wife Helen Bryan Chamberlain Jones, of Kinston, NC, who were both active in Democratic Party politics and social activities.


Biographical/historical information

The Jones Family Papers document two different generations. The Jones Family (circa 1800s) of Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, North Carolina, pertain primarily to Bartlett Jones, C. B. Jones, Carney Jones, W. S. Jones, T. David Jones and Timothy Jones, Sr. The second generation focuses on Bartlett Braxton Jones (from Elizabeth City, NC, 1895-1976) an attorney in the Justice Department, Washington, DC, and a National officer of the Society of the Cincinnati, and his wife Helen Bryan Chamberlain Jones (from Kinston, NC, 1904-1984.) They were both active in Democratic Party politics and social activities. Bartlett and his wife both died in Kinston and were buried in Elizabeth City, NC.


Scope and arrangement

The early papers (1785-1974) consist of deeds and other land records, business and estate records in Tyrrell County and Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Of interest is the last will and testament of John Pool (1826) which mentions gifts of slaves, one being named "Sutton," and the future gift of Sutton's next child. Also included is a report to Elizabeth City, NC, Chamber of Commerce by the Committee on Erection of Graded & Normal Schools (undated).

Also present are materials (circa 1940s-1950s) consisting of clippings, a scrapbook, correspondence, photographic prints and printed materials. These items document the activities of Bartlett Braxton Jones and his wife Helen Bryan Chamberlain Jones. In addition, are biographical and historical writings (1941-2002) by Carlyle Windley (an assumed relative.) These include letters, invitations, periodicals, printed forms and genealogical materials pertaining to the Jones Family and other extended families. This includes a transcript of information and dates transcribed from the Bible of Bartlett Jones, Jr. (1821-1893) and some handwritten information by Windley on the career of Bartlett Braxton Jones. Also included is a letter from the White House (1950) to Mrs. Jones from First Lady Bess Truman. In the oversized material is a certificate of award signed by President Harry Truman (1951).


Administrative information
Custodial History

October 30, 2002, 2 containers, 0.83 cubic feet; Collection (1785-1974) of papers pertaining to the Jones Family of Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, North Carolina, including deeds and other land records, business and estate records in Tyrrell County and Pasquotank County, relating primarily to Bartlett Jones, C. B. Jones, Carney Jones, W. S. Jones, T. David Jones, Timothy Jones, Sr.; and including clippings, correspondence, photographic prints, and printed materials, relating to Bartlett Braxton Jones, of Elizabeth City, NC, who served as an attorney in the Justice Department, Washington, DC, a National officer of the Society of the Cincinnati, and his wife Helen Bryan Chamberlain Jones, of Kinston, NC, who were both active in Democratic Party politics and social activities. See Preliminary Inventory attached. Donor: Carlyle Windley.

October 30, 2002, (addition 1), 25 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Collection (1941-2002) of biographical and historical writings by Carlyle Windley (2002), and clippings, letters, invitations, periodicals, printed forms, papers, 1941-1984 pertaining to the Jones Family of Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, North Carolina, including deeds and other land records, business and estate records in Tyrrell County relating to Bartlett Braxton Jones, 1895-1976, of Elizabeth City, NC and his wife Helen Bryan Chamberlain Jones, 1904-1984, of Kinston, NC. Donor: Carlyle Windley.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Carlyle Windley

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Processing completed by Dale Sauter December, 2018.

Additional processing by Faith Mya on December, 2018.

Additional processing by Megan Turner and Leah Turner on December 19, 2017.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Personal Names
Jones, Bartlett Braxton
Jones, Helen Bryan Chamberlain
Truman, Bess Wallace--Correspondence
Family Names
Jones family
Topical
Education--North Carolina--Elizabeth City
Slaves--North Carolina
Places
Jones County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Pasquotank County (N.C.)--Genealogy

Container list
Box 1 Folder I Jones, C. B. Receipts for registered letters, Gum Neck & Columbia, NC. 10/9/1878 - 8/23/1879
Box 2 Folder 2 Jones, Bartlett Braxton & Helen Bryan Chamberlain. Scrapbook of clippings, invitations, letters received, photographic prints & printed items pertaining their social lives in Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina, Democratic Party politics, the Society of the Cincinnati, etc. 1949-1956, undated. 1 vol
Box 3 Folder a Jones, Bartlett Braxton & Helen Bryan Chamberlain. Loose clippings from a scrapbook pertaining their social lives in Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina, Democratic Party politics, the Society of the Cincinnati from World War II to the Kennedy Administration, 1943-1960
Box 3 Folder d The Society of the Cincinnati. Anderson House Museum Director's Report for the Year 1973. Washington, DC, 1974. 28 p. The Society of the Cincinnati. Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia, October 19, 1974 (Paris Triennial Report), p. 1051-1142, 91 p.;
Box 3 Folder e De Contenson, Baron Ludovic. La societe des Cincinnati de France et la Guerre D'Amerique 1778-1783. [The Society of the Cincinnati of France and the War of American Independence 1778-1783] Ronsard No. 86 of 150. Editions Auguste Picard, Paris, 82, Rue Bonaparte, Vie c. 1934. 1 vol. 309 p