ORIGIN & INFORMATION ~ JONES FAMILY CEMETERY
The Jones Family Cemetery is located on a farm off the Dancyville-Fayette Corners Road( On Caldwell Road, in Fayette County, very near the Haywood County Line. Located on the original Jones Farm, the first interment in the cemetery was James Thompson Jones in 1843. James was the first of this Jones family to come to the Fayette County, Tennessee, area. He was the son of Thomas Lovick and Abigal Parker Jones and the husband of Sarah Jannet Carney Jones. The primary burials in this 158 year old cemetery are James T. and Sarah Jannet Carney Jones, their children and grandchildren
CONTRIBUTORS TO JONES CEMETERY FENCE - 1968
In 1968 Nell Naylor Stuart (Mrs. Charles Stuart) began solicitation for a chain link fence to protect the Jones Family Cemetery. She was concerned, without a fence, the cemetery might be plowed under. In addition, damage by livestock, moving in and through the cemetery, was also of great concern. Some stones were already down and it was presumed this damage was caused by grazing livestock.
Jones Family descendants contributing to the fence were:
Robert Archbell Charles M. McGee Virgie Naylor Smith *
Hunter Barcroft Ila McGee Mary Naylor Smith
Gladys Beckner * Robert McGee Nell Naylor Stuart
Edna Caldwell Bond Annie Sue Moody Ryon J. Stewart
Clyde Caldwell Edna Caldwell Moss Grace Taylor
Jones Caldwell Alice Naylor Mary Harbison Woods *
Lucile Naylor Dowdy Harry Naylor
Gilliam Jones Ruby Naylor
Huston Jones, Sr. William Naylor
Harold Kelso Melba Powell *
Joe Kelso Mrs.Sam Rhea, Sr.
Harold Kelso Nell Caldwell Short
It is very probable that there were more contributors than appear on this list. We all know how it always works, there are others that end up doing a lot of the work and picking up the tab for additional or unexpected costs.
Contributors were instructed to send contributions to Fred Jones at the Funeral Home in Brownsville. It was stated that he was very interested in getting the project started.
* Denotes the contributors surviving in October 2001.
Thanks to TYRRELL JONES BOND for the records and information of NELL NAYLOR STUART.
Posted October 30, 2001