In the beginning of January, I wrote about the settling of the estate in 1857 for my 5th great-grandfather, Thomas Jones. I have not spent much time covering his other children, as I am still researching these lines. This post is on one of Thomas' sons, Conway Jones. My assumption is that Conway was the fifth child of Thomas Jones and Nancy Tucker.
Conway Jones was born in 1812 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
Conway appears as a witness in Gibbons v. Thornhill in 1839. One year later, he married Ruth Biggs on 10 November 1840 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. John Gass (later Thomas Jones' executor) was the justice of the peace who performed the marriage for the young couple.
"At some point of the journey they loaded the wagon onto a barge and they traveled up the Mississippi River to the Arkansas River. His wife (Ruth Biggs) died and was buried on the river bank at Pine Bluff, AR. The family landed at Roseville where they found a two-story hotel to spend the night in. The next day Conway rode one of the mules to Driggs to get the place ready for the family."
I need to look in Harrison and Hamilton Counties for records on Conway Jones, and also in Logan County, Arkansas.
Conway was not the only Jones son who went to Arkansas. His older brother William Jones had arrived in Marion County, Arkansas sometime before 1850. I'll pick up William's story next.