Twin of Mary
May be same person as Elizabeth Jones listed on 1885 Choctaw Census in Bl ue County, Choctaw Nation.
Twin of Martha.
Sources: William C. Thompson, et al. vs. Choctaw Nation, MCR File 341, Bur eau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma; Choctaw Re-instatement list, co rrespondence from the Department of the Interior to the Commissioner of t he Five Civilized Tribes, February 20, 1909; Choctaw Roll Number 16021, Ce nsus card 5997, 15/32 Choctaw blood[Texas Indian Families.FTW]
Note: Joyce Nowell
, Jones, Harrison, Smith and Nowe ll Families of Oklahoma and Texas Database, states her name may have be en Mary.
Enrolled Choctaw Academy in Blue Springs, Scott County, Kentucky 1838
Listed on 1885 Choctaw Census in Blue County, Choctaw Nation.
Not sure of connection from Samuel to Nathaniel
Believed to have lived in Smith County, Texas during the Civil War, return ing to the Choctaw Nation in 1866. Listed on 1885 Choctaw Census in Blue County, Choctaw Nation. Noel Jones was bedfast in his latter years and lived in their home until h is death in May of 1908. Biography of Noel Jones Submitted by: Ruth Morris, great granddaughter Per Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma http://www.choctawnation.com/original%20Enrollees/enrollees_pg16.htm Noel Jones (born approximately 1837) Mary married (Maiden name unknown) Jo nes and both were full blood Choctaw (Note: Dawes records and other BIA da ta indicate she was Cherokee and not Choctaw). Noel was enrolled. But t he number for Mary is unknown. A daughter, named Narcissa Jones, was bo rn approximately in the year of 1882, to them and her married name was Wil son. She died 07-28-1909. There were three boys born to her. They were: Cl arence Monroe Wilson, born 12-07-1900; Walter Green, born 08-29-1902; a nd Noel J. Wilson, born 11-17-1904. He passed away 01-24-1994. The three b oys were ½ Choctaw. There was also a daughter named Mittie Mae Wilson, bo rn 05-13-1907 and died 12-25-1984. Record received later show that Narcis sa married a non-Indian by the name of S.W. Wilson on 12-06-1899 at Lan e, Indian Territory. He was born 07-25-1866 and died 06-18-1953. To this u nion, there were ten children: Eugene Waddie, born 04-19-1923, died 05-15-1977 Aubrey Delbert, born 03-23-1925, died 12-19-1983 Marjorie Nadean Wilson Warford, born 03-29-1927, died 12-12-1958 Edith Jewel Wilson Wood Soester, born 01-04-1929 G.E. (Peno), born 06-06-1931 Noel James, Jr., born 05-31-1934, died 06-24-1938 Ferman Dewayne, born 04-07-1937 Ruth Ellen Wilson Morris, born 03-06-1940 E.L. Louise Wilson Bingham, born 04-18-1943 Kenneth Harold (Butch), born 10-21-1946 There are 27 grandchildren: Delores Jean Wilson, born 02-27-1949; Joe Haro ld Wilson, born 01-28-1951; Audrey Ann Wilson Miller, born 07-15-1945; Pat ricia Marie Wilson Jameson, born 07-05-1947; Sarah Louise (Sallie) Wils on Buckelew Hallows, born 06-27-1948; Jeannie Marie Wilson Mobley, born 12 -27-1948; Patricia Ann Wilson Valdez, born 04-09-1950; Deborah Ann Wils on Cates, born 12-22-1954; Elizabeth Fran Wilson Pruitt Schulp, born 10-20 -1956; Patricia Ann Warford Bonds Musick, born 07-16-1947; Ronnie Eugene W arford, born 10-27-1948; Carolyn Sue Warford Wold, born 05-07-1950; Ali ce June Wood Puente, born 08-16-1948; Teresa Lynn Wilson White, born 12-07 -1956; David Stewart Wilson, born 08-20-1959; Carla Ann Wilson Williams, b orn 05-26-1962; Vickie Arlette Wilson Williams, born 04-19-1964; Emmett Dw ayne Wilson, born 06-01-1961; Marlin Darrell Wilson, born 01-02-1972, di ed 01-02-1972; Pamela Sue Morris Heflin Pearce, born 07-14-1957; Peggy LaR ue Morris Daniel dean, born 10-19-1958; Angela Kay Morris Mullen, born 08- 30-1962; Michael Wayne Bingham, born 03-22-1961; James Anthony (Tony) Bing ham, born 12-08-1966; Shawnda Rena Wilson Ables, born 05-18-1968; Buck Wil son, born 06-30-1968; Misty Dawn Wilson, born 07-07-1975. There are 54 gre at grandchildren and 27 great great grandchildren. Additional Information: E-Mail 9/26/2003
Hello Jay, My name is Terri Jones Schofield and i am the ggg grandaughter of Solom on and Ruth Jones and gg grandaughter of Noel Jones and Mary Ella Sande rs thier daughter Martha Louisa Jones is my g grandmother and one of her s on's William Andrew Jones is my grandfather and his wife is Emma Lee Jon es which is my granny my dads mother and this can get confusing because Em ma's maiden name is Jones as well and Martha Louisa Jones also married fir st a John Henry Wolfe then second she married a Thomas Watson Jones she h as kids by both husbands the second being my g grandfather. I can not tell you how HAPPY i am to find the info you have on our fami ly the farthest i have ever been able to go was to just Solomon Jones a nd i have nothing further back then him i am just so pleased to find yo ur site with this info on it about Solomon's parents and his siblings i kn ew they was from Mississippi but no earthly idea what part this is ju st to awesome. My grandpa William Andrew Jones aka Jack Jones aka Willie Jones aka Willi am Howard Taft Jones i will have to explain that to you later about all th ese names he was given it was due to him being swindled out of all of h is inhertinance from his mother after she passed when he was a small b oy 11 people took guardianship over him and two sister's to take away ever ything they had. anyways he never knew much about his mother's family and what he did kn ow he told to my granny Emma and my dad said he didnt talk much to them ab out any of it so what we do know my granny told us she passed in Jan 19 97 and my grandpa William passed in Nov 1962 they have 8 children togeth er and 3 are deceased now and 5 are still living. I can shed some light on this part of our family for you if you would like ? I see that Ruth Morris has been in contact with you as well i met her abo ut 4 years ago and how we happen to meet was somthing was published in t he Bishnick about looking for family info and one of my cousins contact ed her and the next thing we know she got an invite to a family reuni on in Durant so me and my immeadiate family went to it and when we got the re this gentleman ask if he could help us and my dad said yes we are he re for a family reunion and the man said well you must be with the fami ly in the next building and my dad said it is the Jones family and the m an looked at him and he said well i am with the Jones family as well a nd my dad said well it looks like we are in the right place then and th ey both laughed and we parked and got out and they introduced thier se lf to each other and the man said how are you related and my dad sa id i am the grandson of Louisa Jones (Martha Louisa Jones) is what we ca ll her anyways he the man says well we didnt even know that any of her des cendants even existed and my dad said well you do now and there is about 2 00 plus of us that live in Oklahoma and the man was so excited and so w as my dad,now for another twist to this reunion we go inside and the man h elps us to introduce ourself to everyone and this one lady kept looki ng at my mother and dad and then they give grace and we eat and we are sit ting in the north corner of this building and i remember looking up aft er taking a bite of food and all these people looking at us and us looki ng at them well after lunch this lady that was starring at my parents walk ed over and kept saying she knew us from some where well my mother kept te lling me this woman was a daughter to a lady we lived by for about 10 yea rs and my mother went to church with well she tells my mom that we all loo ked real familiar to her and my mom ask her if her mtohers name was Anna M ae Wilson and she said yes then right there she knew who we was and it w as a big shock because we had known her and her kids and i played with the se kids for 10 years and come to find out after we got grown they was my o wn cousins and i never knew it this lady's name was Patricia Wilson and s he is a neice to Ruth Morris which Ruth had just found her that year it w as just unbelieveable and Patricia had a daughter with spina bifida that p assed when she was 10 her name was Shiela and i had gotten to play and g et to know her and i feel so blessed now that i did because she was my cou sin. well i got off key here but i wanted to email you and let you know th at i am related to this Jones line and that i can help shed some lig ht on this part of our family. Also i met a new cousin about two years ago which is the grandson to Edmo nd Jones one of Noels Jones Brother's his name is Clinton Jones and he ru ns the Fort El Reno Trailer Park in El Reno Oklahoma but he lives he re in Oklahoma City on the North side of town and he is just such an aweso me person we just had a Jones reunion on Sept 6,2003 and he and his fami ly came and met lot of kin folks he was so thrilled and even his cousin th at he calls his brother his parents raised him after his parents dea th so they call each other brother's but he and his wife came all the w ay from Colorado it was such a neat time we had as well i found t wo of my first cousins that was taken from our family 30 years ago i fou nd them in May and i had been looking for them for so many years so this y ear has just been a great time for finding family and bringing family toge ther. I hope to hear back from you soon and again Thank you so much for all yo ur hard work and time that you have put in on tracing our family. Sincerely Terri Jones Schofield
Sources: Rankin County Historical Society, Inc., Brandon, Mississippi 3904 3 Rankin County, Mississippi, Cemetery Records, 1824-1980, published 1998
Sources: William C. Thompson, et al. vs. Choctaw Nation, MCR File 341, Bur eau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma; Choctaw Re-instatement list, co rrespondence from the Department of the Interior to the Commissioner of t he Five Civilized Tribes, February 20, 1909; Choctaw roll number 16024, ce nsus card 5997, 15/64 Choctaw blood[Texas Indian Families.FTW]
Sources: William C. Thompson, et al. vs. Choctaw Nation, MCR File 341, Bur eau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma; Choctaw Re-instatement list, co rrespondence from the Department of the Interior to the Commissioner of t he Five Civilized Tribes, February 20, 1909 ; Choctaw Roll Number 16018, C ensus card 5997, 15/32 Choctaw blood[Texas Indian Families.FTW]
Per William Heyland, Woody Jones, Sr. Database
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=heyland1&id=I 00 19 This is a copy of a handwritten sketch by and from a diary of Ransopher He nderson Jones II, the son of James Jones and Harriett Williams Jone s. " I was born one mile north of the old town of Mooreville, Falls Co.,.T exas, Oct. 28, 1867 in a log cabin. My early life was a very hard one as c ompared with the meager advantages I am giving my own children at this tim e, but my sainted parents did the very best they could and worked hard, a nd denied themselves, to send us children to school and we only had the ve ry meagerest kind of an education." " At young manhood I determined to be a physician and got a job with D r. C. C. Hawkins and Dr. G. B. Harris, who had a little Drug Busine ss in my home town. They paid me $15.00 per month with each of them by tur ns. I commenced to work for them Sept 4th, 1884. On Jan 1st, 1885 my fath er bought the little drug store and had the post office give to him a nd I could be manager and keep the post office until an older brother, Jo hn D. Jones, who had run off at 18 years of age and married, could g et in position to come up from Madison, Texas and take charge, which was a bout May of 1885. I then returned to my fathers farm about 3 miles out a nd helped with it till Jan. 1886, when I went to Keachie, La; and enter ed a private school operated by a Rev. Coleman." " That summer I returned home and worked in the harvest fields and cott on farm for my board and wash-till the fall of 1886 at which time about No v. I secured a school near my home at a salary of $30.00 per month, my par ents boarding me free-this was a 6 month school the parents liked me we ll I was re-elected for the term of 1887 & 88. In May of 1888 I went to Le banon, Ohio and entered the National Normal University where I remained un til Aug. 1889-returning home at that time and attended a summer Norm al at ---near my home site and during this summer secured the Principalsh ip of the school at Brady, Texas." " At the close of this school in the spring of 1890- my brother John offer ed me a position with him in his Drug & Grocery at Mooreville, paying me 1 0% of his sales & board and lodging, I remained with him until Jan.1st, 18 92, when I took a position with the County Tax Assessor to assess the tax es on the west side of the Brazos River in Falls Co., which was complet ed by May 1st, 1892 and returning home worked in the crops with my Fath er until the crops were layed by- In Sept of this year I took a contra ct to gather corn and put in barn at 2 cents per bushels. My father furnis hing me his wagon & team." "Oct. 1892 I left for Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tenn. to ta ke my first course in medicine. At the end of this year, I transferr ed to the Louisville Medical College, University of Louisville, Louisvill e, Kentucky. I graduated as a medical doctor in a commencement exercise wi th 191 other graduates on March 6, 1894. During the research necessa ry to document these events, his granddaughter, Carmaleta Brewster-daught er of Opal Jones Brewster- received a lot of help and information from a ll these Colleges. The archivist at the University of Louisville did ha ve records that confirmed Ransopher Jones attended the year of 1893-94 a nd did graduate that spring. He also advised that "Texas was the first sta te, in 1873, to enact a modern medical licensing law."" In 1991 when Carmaleta Brewster, Jackie Frazer and Bill Heyland, his grand children, were in Louisville and other cities in Kentucky, searching for d ocumentation, we found the building that was the Louisville Medical Colleg e. It is now being used for offices and one end of the building is us ed as a Ronald McDonald House. On another research trip in 1993, these thr ee grandchildren, went to Shreveport, La. and then due south, where in abo ut 25 miles we found Keatchie and an abandoned building that had been bui lt on that location as a schoolhouse. Keatchie College building had been d emolished in 1928 to make room for the schoolhouse. Actually Keatchie Coll ege had been closed in 1912 for lack of enough students. As to John D. Jones, his father knew that he would have to have he lp if he educated the other 8 children. By some fortune his father sent h im to the Sam Houston Normal at Huntsville. He did well that year and retu rned for school the next year. He did not understand that S. H. N. had a r ule that when you attended one year that you must teach a year before retu rning- so he hunted a job at Huntsville. By some coincidence he found th at Mr. Narnadore needed a clerk at Madisonville. Here Mr. Narnadore litera lly took him in-His business was teetering on the edge and he sold Jo hn a half interest for the money he had for schooling provided he would wo rk in the store. To John's astonishment one day the wholesalers closed h im out and got Judgment against him for the debt. Probably then he clerk ed for Major Visor until he and Effie Visor were married. His father boug ht the drug store at Mooreville and he came and took over- he enlarged, p ut in groceries, built a mansion of a house for $3700. He was rated by Bra dstreet and Dunn as being good for a debt of $30,000. He took in Geo. Bowm an as a partner-then came a deep depression when Cleveland was president w hen we went on the gold standard. They took mortgages on horses, mules, e tc for $75 to $100 that they had to take in and sell for $20 or less. He a nd Effie were the finest looking couple in the town. Chronological Time line of Events--Ransopher Henderson Jones Birth: October 28, 1867 Place: Mooreville, Texas High School: Eddy, Texas Business School: Galveston, Texas College: Keachie College, Keachie, Louisiana College: Oberlin College, Lebanon, Ohio (Graduated) Superintendent of Schools: Brady, Texas Medical School: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Postgraduate Term: Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Medical College Graduate as Medical Doctor in 1894 Commenced practice of medicine. Dr. Jones wrote and sent a poem from Fort Worth to his friends which was p ublished in the Mullin Enterprise after he had been retired many years; "The brother soul and the brother heart, Of a friend or two; Makes us drift on from the crowd apart, With a friend or two. A few who have watched me sail away, Will miss my craft from the busy bay; Some friendly barks that have anchored near, In silent sorrow will drop a tear but I shall have peacefully furled my sail in moorings sheltered from storm and gale, And greeted the friends who have sailed before, O'er the unknown seas to the unknown shore." Dr. Jones kept a book, which was the 1931 Warner's Calendar of Medical His tory, and over the years pasted newspaper clippings about the family and o ther special events; in addition he pasted a number of poems among the pag es which portrayed his thoughts. One such poem was written by Edgar A. Gue st: JUST FOLKS by Edgar A. Guest The city stores are fine to see with all their shiny cases But still they don't appeal to me; they've banished sitting places; They leave no boxes by the doors to use when days are sunny; They've nothing social, they're just stores designed to get the money. You can't go visiting down there and spend the morning talking, The city's busier thoroughfare is only meant for walking, The store has scarcely room to tread, so built for business is it The merchant keeps no barrel head where one can sit and visit. They all have managers in town who have to make a showing, No time have they for sitting down to ask how things are going, Oh, you might shop there all your life and never meet the owner, If something you must ask your wife a nickel's charged to phone her. I better liked that country store where neighbors met to chatter, Where old men sat about the door and business didn't matter. There, shopping was a pleasant task; a resting spot 'twas meant for. So friendly we forgot to ask for half the things we went for. Copyright, 1937. AN IDEA ---"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opp onent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to a mother, conduct that wi ll make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; and to all men, charity."- ---Selected---- ON CONTROL-----"To know one's self is Wisdom, To control one's self is Strength." ----Anon---- Memorium of Dr. Ransopher Henderson Jones II published in the paper at h is death. Dr. Jones, one of the pioneer leaders of Mills County, was born in Moorevi lle, Texas on October 26, 1867, and died at his home in Alice, Texas, on A pril 12, 1949. He served his community as physician, educator, and churchman. He attend ed Eddy High School, Eddy, Texas; Keachie College, Keachie, Louisiana, a nd National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio. In order to attend medical s chool, which he had chosen as his profession, he taught school several ter ms and served as Superintendent of the public schools at Brady, Texas, f or two terms. He graduated from medical college, Vanderbilt University, Na shville, Tennessee, and later took post graduate work at Louisville Medic al School at Louisville, Kentucky. While in Lebanon, Ohio he met Mary Elizabeth Davis (Mollie) to whom he w as married on June 7, 1893, and to them were born two sons, Carmon Davis J ones and Rufus Vernon Jones and three daughters, Auriel Jones Heyland, Op al Jones Brewster, and Aubra Jones Wood. He and his family moved to Mullin, Mills County, in 1902 and here he liv ed a full and honorable life, and many were the good deeds credited to h is name. His years of faithful service as a physician will be remember ed by many through the years. He was an active member of the Methodist Church, serving as Steward a nd on the Board of Trustees, and was an active member of the Masonic Lodg e. He served as Mayor of Mullin and was a member of the Board of Truste es of the Mullin Public Schools, serving as President for a number of year s. He was interested in anything pertaining to the upbuilding of the commu nity, and gave freely of his time, talents, and material goods for the bet terment of the town he had chosen as home.
[ElizabethMagee.FTW] One of twelve children of Woody Jones and Elizabeth Magee Jones, Ransoph er was born in Rankin Co., Miss., March 14, 1819. As a young man he we nt to La. where he met and married Cassandra Morris on Jan. 9, 1840. Th ey went back to Miss. and their first child James Thomas Jones was born th ere on Jan. 23, 1841. They went back to La. and a second son Hardy Richar dson Jomes was born Jan. 7, 1844 in Washington Parish. Then in about 18 45 or 46 they started to Texas but could not cross the Red River and we re in Arkansas for 7 years. During that time another son, John D. Jones w as born in 1848. In the gold rush of 1849, Ransopher went to California to "make h is fortune"--leaving his family in Louisiana. Returning to Louisiana ca 1 854 with one gold nugget and one gold stick pin, he packed up his fami ly in 1855 and moved from Louisiana to Texas--first to Cooke County, then ce to Bee County, to McLennan County, and finally settling at Moorevil le in Falls County. Years later,he gave two granddaughters the frui ts of his gold rush days in California: to Carrie (daughter of son, James ), the gold nugget; and to Madge (daughter of son, Hardy), the gold sti ck pin. The trip to California was an ordeal, but he was thought to have T .B. and exposure was thought to be a cure. Even though he found no gol d, he was healed in body and lived to be 86 years old. Their son, John D. Jones died in Bee Co. from a snake bite and is bu ried on the Ceilson Ranch, after many years of being engaged in farming a nd stock raising. In 1855 they crossed the river at Old Fulton and mov ed in to Cook Co., Texas. Then in 1859 they moved to Bee Co. settling 6 m iles South of Beeville. In 1860 they came to McLennan Co. settling 20 mil es north of Waco on Hog Creek. In 1863 he joined a Co. of State Troope rs for the protection of the citizens against the Indians. In 1866 they mo ved to Falls Co. settling 2 miles west of what is now the village of Moore ville. Still engaged in farming, stock raising and ran a gin. James a nd Hardy had been 4 years at Galveston in Co. A Cooks Heavy Artillery in t he service of their country during the Civil War but as the war was over t hey were home and had families. Ransopher served in the Texas Militia duri ng the Civil War -- enlisting in 1863 to assist in protecting settlers aga inst Indians. A letter written (copied below) in 1866 from R. H.'s brothe r, Hiram Jones, related how the Mississippi family members had been devast ated during the Civil War. Living near the creek there were lots of mosquitos, flies and the ch ildren had chills and fever. The Doctor thought the chills were caus ed by decayed timber in the woods and advised them to move to the prair ie which they did in about 1874. Buying land 3 miles west of Moorevill e. Died Jan. 23, 1906. He loved to ride horseback and every pretty day co uld be seen riding over the fields watching the crops grow. He was a wond erful man this Grandfather of mine. Written by Aunt Carrie. Census Check on Ransopher Heywood Jones: Year of 1820----Lawrence Co., Ms. Township 9, Roll #57, page 71. Year of 1830----Rankin Co., Ms. Roll # 71. page 107. Year of 1840----Washington Parish, La., M-704, page 107, 142. Year of 1850----Lafayette Co., Ar. Red River Township. Roll #27, page 169. Year of 1860----Bee Co., Tx. Roll # 1303, Family #330. Year of 1870----Not found. Year of 1880----Falls Co., Tx. Family #231 & 239, page 26. Year of 1990----Falls Co., Tx. Prec. 5, Family #226. Letter written by Hiram Jones, probably to Ransopher Jones (his brothe r) on 1 Aug., 1866. Hiram would have been approximately 57 years old at t he time. This is a literal translation of the typed copy from the origin al hand-written document. My dear Brother, I received your letter of July the first which was thankfully receive d. It finds us all well. That is those who are living. But it is a heart r endering thing to give you the sad misfortunes of our family since you la st heard from us. But the Lord's will be done and not mine. Our good Moth er (Elizabeth Magee Jones) departed this life the second day of Decemb er of 1865 after a long protracted illness of nearly four years of chron ic diarrhea. But perfectly resigned to the will of the Lord; so I trust o ur loss is her gain. I trust we will all meet in that upper and better wor ld where parting will be no more. Brother Anselm (Ansom) died the -- day of February 1861 and his wi fe died the -- day of February 1866. They left dear five interesting boy s. I have the care of all of them. I trust my Master will spare me to rai se them. Solomon Dobson has lost his wife. She died the 30 Nov. 1865. She le ft a fine little girl. I have her too. William Laird was killed at Marietta, Georgia. He leaves four childre n. John McLenden was in the seige of Vicksburg and came home sick. He di ed and leaves five children. My son, Wright, went off in the first compa ny to Virginia and he came home sick and died. Soloman Dobson is the on ly one of my family that came through safely, and he was wounded four tim e, but not seriously. He was in Virginia nearly four years and one of t he best soldiers. He is now teaching school and studying medicine. I thi nk he will make himself useful to the age in which he lives. Now you may see if it is not heart breaking to think of the misfortun es of my family. I have with me seven children of my own and five orpha ns and nine fatherless grand-children. So you may know I have my hands a nd heart full, but I trust my heavenly Master may spare me to raise the m. I hardly promise myself any such of life but the Lord only knows low lo ng I have to live, I don't. But my Prayer in that let my days be many or f ew they may be spent in the service of my Master and that I may be a gui de to those I have the care of. I am now in the 56 year of my age and it d on't look like I can be spared to see our baby raised. He was five years o ld the 30th of last June. I call him Anselm and Anselm called his last b oy Hiram. He was four years old last December. His oldest one was 12 yea rs old last May. They all are the finest looking boys you ever saw. I thi nk I am the strongest man that I know of for my age, for which I tha nk my heavenly Father for his blessings. If it were not so I don't know wh at I should do for the war has injured me by the misfortunes of war, b ut I care not for that. If my family could of come through safely, but I s ubmit to the will of my heavenly Master. His will be done. It doesn't lo ok to me like I could stand again what I have stood for the last five year s. After the surrender of Vicksburg the soldiers came by the thousan ds by my place, and I tell you it looked like they would take everythi ng I had. They took between 300 and 500 bushels of the corn out of my fie ld and $285 worth of beef and chickens. It looked to me the children a nd I would be left to starve, but after all I was not hurt like those whe re the enemy burned everything. After they left I have plenty to live on a nd plenty of --- and good prospects for a crop. I think I will make 20 bal es of cotton and plenty of corn to do me. Both my widowed daughters have v ery good places and stock enough to do them. Brother Robert is doing ve ry well and has a tolerable good crop. He bought himself another place la st fall three miles East of me. I never expect to move from the place whe re I live. If I wanted to move I could not do it on account of my childr en and their lonely condition, but if I am spared I think I can raise t he children and educate them if the Lord is on my side. I have freed men m aking crops for both my daughters and two families working for me, renti ng land from me, they work fine. The freed men generally doing very we ll in this country. The old lady Edeline is not married yet. Permelia is married and Hamp ton is married. I don't know how they are doing. I have not seen them th is year. The man that Permelia married was an old man and a cripple at tha t. His name is McGelem. Hamp married a Miss Price. You wrote to me to kn ow of Miranda. Sad news, I received a letter from her dated June 28 whi ch gave us sad news of her misfortunes. She wrote me on the 10th day of Ma rch 1863. A band of robbers came to Morris's house, six in number and sa id they wanted to stay all night. Henry was not at the house at the time t hey stopped, and she told them she did not like to take in travelers as ti mes were so critical, but they said they were very tired and could they g et supper and horse feed. She told them they could. Three of the men lit ( dismounted) and came to the door and the other three stayed at the gate. T he three that came to the door came with their guns in their hands which s cared her and she told the boy to go and tell Henry of the conduct. In a f ew minutes she heard Henry and the men at the gate talking about staying t he night. He told them he was scarce of corn; had to haul a long ways b ut to come in and let's talk about it. So they came in and as he walk ed in and turned around with his back to the fire they commenced firi ng at him and two of the balls passed through his chest. He died instantl y. One of the balls passed through her arm and halfway between the should er and elbow. It makes her stiff so she can't put on her clothing witho ut help and the thieves took his horse bridle and saddle and two mules. Henry had left Mississippi and gone further west into Louisana and so ld all the Negroes he had, but Pomp. He sold them for cattle. Ten Negro es so you know he had a fine stock. I do not know the name of the place wh ere he was killed. Miranda said the government took from her while the w ar was going on 200 beef. Never paid her one cent, but she writes me she m arketed last June, 165 calves. She said she knows nothing of Henry's deb ts but I think by the way she writes she will be broke. Pomps still sta ys with her and she said he has treated her like a child. Now see if you a re so lucky as to get this badly written letter. Write soon and give you n ews and the kind of a country you are in and your market. I think horses w ould sell well this fall about November. Horses are scarce in this count ry and the freed men have none. In the fall when they get money for the ir cotton they would buy cheap horses. Beef is high and scarce. Heavy be ef in Jackson is worth from 6 to 8 cents per lb. Quit for the want of space Brother in dead Hiram Jones