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George Washington JONES
Eliza J. FELTS
Husband:  George Washington JONES
Birth:  5 Apr 1825 or 1826, Edgecombe Co., NC
Death:  3 Nov 1910
Occupation:  farmer
Parents:  born in NC
Marriage:  16 Feb 1847, Carroll Co., VA
Wife:  Eliza J. FELTS
Birth:  1825/6, Grayson [now Carroll] Co., VA
Death:  1880-1900
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Joshua FELTS
Mother:  Mary __?__
Children born in Carroll Co., VA:
  1.  Ellis JONES, b. 10 Aug 1847
  2.  Andrew JONES, b. 17 Nov 1848
  3.  Jane JONES, b. 1849
  4.  Julia JONES, b. 30 Jan 1852
  5.  Ira Creed JONES, b. 1854/5; m. 1879/80, Rosamond __?__
  6.  Benjamin JONES, b. 6 Nov 1856
  7.  Franklin JONES, b. 6 Nov 1856
  8.  Thomas JONES, b. 17 Dec 1858
  9.  James Lafayette JONES, b. 20 Mar 1861
10.  Stephen Monteville JONES, b. 25 Mar 1866
11.  Robert E. Lee JONES, b. 2 Jun 1869; d. 7 Oct 1870
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1a.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray, compilers.  1995. Marriage Index:  MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915 (Broderbund CD-4):  not found.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found, but there are no Carroll County marriages on the CD.

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #105 of 130):  11th Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M432_939, p. 370B, 787/787, enumerated 14 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
George W Jones 24 M   farmer   NC
Eliza do 23 F       Va
Ellis do  2 M       Va
Andrew do  1 M       Va

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22-23 of 41):  Hillsville P.O., Piper's Gap Twp., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M593_1639, pp. 487B-488A, PN 22-23, 150/155, enumerated 15 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jones Washington 45 M W Farmer     Va
_____ Eliza 44 F W Keeping House     Va
_____ Andrew 21 M W Works on Farm     Va
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Jones Jane 19 F W At Home     Virginia
_____ Julia 17 F W At Home     Va
_____ Ira Creed 15 M W Works on Farm     Va
_____ Benjamin 13 M W Works on Farm     Va
_____ Franklin 13 M W Works on Farm     Va
_____ Thomas 11 M W At Home     Va
_____ James  9 M W At Home     Va
_____ Stephen  4 M W At Home     Va
_____ Robert Lee  1 M W At Home     Va

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #37 of 55):  Piper Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll 1360, p. 100A, PN 37, SD 5, ED 20, enumerated 18 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
345 345 Jones George W W M 55     /   Farmer       NC NC NC
    _____ Eliza W F 54 Wife   /   Keeping house   / / Va Va Va
    _____ Ira C W M 25 Son     / Farmer       Va NC Va
    _____ Rosamon W F 23 StepDau   / /         NC NC Va
    _____ Thomas W M 21 Son /     Carpenter       Va NC Va
    _____ James L W M 19 Son /             Va NC Va
    _____ Stephen M W M 14 Son /       /     Va NC Va
    Felts Joshua W M 85 F in Law   /           NC NC NC
    _____ Polly W F 78 M in Law   /       / / Va Va Va
Column 12 means married within the year, so it appears that Rosamond is Ira's wife, but if so, she should have been labeled "D in Law," not stepdaughter.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  widower George W. JONES (æ 74, b. Apr 1826, NC) is living in Sulphur Springs Magisterial Dist., Carroll Co., VA (p. 185B), with his married son, Stephen M. JONES (æ 34, b. Mar 1866, VA), and his family.

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

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