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.


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Alexander, Joseph & H. G. Spruill. Deed to Bartlett Jones to 8 acres of land in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, NC. 10/23/1838
Box 1 Folder b Armstrong, Silvanus # Wife ("Ally"). Deed to Bartlett Jones to "piece" of land in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, NC. 12/15/1835
Box 1 Folder c Cahoon, J. B. Receipts for hard & soft shingles from C. B. Jones. 1/1 - 3/5/1880
Box 1 Folder d Cohoon, William & William Ransham. Patent No. 409 to 350 acres in Tyrrell County, NC on the West Side of the Great Alligator River. 8/22/1786. ["True Coppy (sic) dated 6/7/1813.]
Box 1 Folder e Committee on Erection of Graded & Normal Schools. Report to Elizabeth City, NC Chamber of Commerce, by J. B. [Duiff ?] for the Committee. 2 p. undated
Box 1 Folder f Davis, Mary F. Agreement to sell to N. R. Parker one lot in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, NC. 11/14/1906
Box 1 Folder h Dunbar, Thomas. Deed to Bartlett Jones to 8-3/4 acres of land in Tyrrell County, NC. 8/30/1830
Box 1 Folder I Jones, C. B. Receipts for registered letters, Gum Neck & Columbia, NC. 10/9/1878 - 8/23/1879
Box 1 Folder j Jones, C. B. Receipts for shipping, hardware, groceries, shingles, registered letters, and other expenses, Gum Neck, NC. 1/22/1879 - 12/31/1879
Box 1 Folder k Jones, C. B. Receipts for shipping, hardware, groceries expenses, Gum Neck, NC. 3/18/1878 - 12/19/1878
Box 1 Folder l Jones, D. C. & W. S. M. L. T. Davis & Co., Wholesale Grocers, Norfolk, VA receipt & statement. 3/28/1883, 1/14/1884
Box 1 Folder m Jones, C. B., B. & W. S. Receipts for shipping, tobacco, groceries expenses, etc. 1/22/1880 - 6/29/1880
Box 1 Folder n Jones, J. Corbin. Deed to Bartlett Jones to 50 acres of land in Tyrrell County, NC. 11/10/1787
Box 1 Folder o Jones, T. David. Deed to Corbin Jones for land in Tyrrell County, NC. 10/10/1785
Box 1 Folder p Jones, T. David. Deed to his son, Bartlett Jones, to approximately 50 acres of land in Tyrrell County, NC. 2/7/1793
Box 1 Folder q Jones, Timothy, Sr. Deed to Bartlett Jones to 8-1/2 acres of land in Tyrrell County, NC. 11/22/1828
Box 1 Folder r Jones, Timothy. Deed to Bartlett Jones to 18 acres of land on the West Side of the Great Alligator River, in Tyrrell County, NC. 1/9/1819
Box 1 Folder s Jones, W. S., Estate. Receipts of C. B. Jones, Administrator. 8/30/1878 - 2/28/1883
Box 1 Folder t Liverman, Abel. Note & mortgage & bill of sale to C. B. Jones, of personal property in Tyrrell County, NC. 7/12/1879 - 9/4/1879
Box 1 Folder u McCleese, Samuel. Deed to Bartlett Jones to a "piece" of land in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, NC. 4/26/1840
Box 1 Folder v Meekins, J. H., Agent. Request for cash advance; account balance with B. Jones, Jr., Columbia, NC. 7/1/1869
Box 1 Folder w Pool, John. Last will and testament, Tyrrell County, NC. Mentions gifts of slaves, one being "Sutton" and the future gift of Sutton's next child. 10/8/1826
Box 1 Folder x Poole, John. Deed of gift to his daughter, Darkis Brickhouse, to approximately 50 acres of land, Tyrrell County, NC. 1/24/1791
Box 1 Folder y Poole, John. Deed to Bartlett Jones for 37-1/2 acres of land, Tyrrell County, NC. 2/17/1790
Box 1 Folder z Smith, Enoch. Deed to Bartlett Jones to a "parcel" of land, Tyrrell County, NC. 8/8/1835
Box 1 Folder aa Spencer, J. J. Notes to C. B. Jones for credit. 6/2/1879 - 1/8/1880
Box 1 Folder bb White, Joshua. Deed to Carney Jones to 30 acres of land on the Great Alligator River, Tyrrell County, NC. 7/27/1837
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 b Jones, Barlett Braxton & Helen Bryan Chamberlain. Loose correspondence, envelopes, postcards, ephemera etc. 1947-1963,. Undated
Box 3 Folder c Includes two photos of interior and exterior group photo of attendees at Annual Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati. Undated
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
Box 3 Folder f Biographical and historical writings by Carlyle Windley, including, letters, invitations, periodicals, printed forms and genealogical materials pertaining to the Jones Family of Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, North Carolina. Also includes a letter from the White House (1950) to Mrs. Jones from First Lady Bess Truman
Folder os1 Jones, Bartlett Braxton & Helen Bryan Chamberlain. Certificates & Awards. One signed by President Harry Truman. [Printed forms] 1942-1962
Folder os2 Jones, Timothy, Jr. Sheriff's Deeds to Joseph White and Enoch Smith, Tyrrell County, NC [Printed forms] 8/3/1827, 10/26/1829