Bridger Jones, Sr.

Bridger Jones, Sr.

Male 1753 - 1819  (66 years)

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  • Name Bridger Jones  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Birth 11 Aug 1753  , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military: Revolutionary War About 1776  , , Wilmington District, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "Militia - Bridger Jones, No. 5212" 
    County Formation 1779 
    Jones County was formed from Craven County 
    Census: Federal 1790  , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    male >16: Brigger Jones [at 31]
    female [Rachel at 28]
    male <16 [Barry at 4]
    male <16
    female [Mary at 1]
    7 slaves 
    Census: Federal 1800  , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    male 26-45: Bridger Jones [at 41]
    female 26-45 [Rachel at 38]
    male 16-26
    male 10-16 [Berry at 14]
    female 10-16 [Mary at 11]
    female <10 [Rachel at 9]
    male <10 [Bridger Jr. at 7]
    male <10 [John Thomas at 4]
    male <10 [Josiah at 1] 
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    Move 1800  , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 1 Jan 1800  , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No. 1 Georgia To Aaron Everitt County Surveyor of said County
    Bullock County You are hereby authorized and required admeasure and lay out, or cause to be admeasured and laid out, unto Bridger Jones a Tract of Land, which shall contain Five hundred and Fifty Acres including the improvement where Jesse Mixon now lives in the County of Bullock on headrights

    Taking Special care that the same has not heretofore been Laid out to any other person or persons and you are also hereby Directed and Required to Record a plat of the same in your office and Transmit a copy thereof together with this warrant to the Surveyor General, within the term of Two Years from this Date. Given under our hands as Justices of the said Court, this 1st of January 1800

    attest
    Charles McCall
    W. H. Redding C. L. C.
    Samuel Peacock
    Josiah Jones
    William Parker 
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    Land Grant 1 Aug 1808  , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Will Written 1 May 1819  , Captain Tilman's District, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    In the name of God Amen. I Bridger Jones of Bulloch County and
    State of Georgia Planter: Being weak in body but of perfect and of Sound mind and memory blessed be god I do therefore this the first day of May in the year of our Lord Christ anno domini one thousand Eighteen hundred and nineteen do make and Publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following

    First) All my Just debts & demands to be paid and the schooling of my younger children the money to be raised out of my Hogs and Cattle
    for the same.

    2) I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Berry Jones a plantation that I bought of Josiah Jones on the E. side of Lots. Creek and all my lands Joining thereunto two hundred dollars in money one horse bridle and saddle one bed and furniture and several other things two tegious [tedious?] to mention which said Property the above has already received to him his Heirs and assigns forever.

    3rd  I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary Everett one negro woman named Serene and all her increase one mare bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture two hundred dollars in money other things two [sic] tegious [sic] to mention which said Property the above has allready received to her and her heirs and assigns forever

    4th  I bequeath unto my beloved daughter Rachel Wise one negro woman named Tab and her increase one mare bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture two hundred dollars in money other things two tegious to mention which said property the above has allready received to her her heirs and assigns forever.

    5th  I bequeath unto my beloved son Briant Jones one negro boy named Donum another named Sharp and all the land I bought of Henry Dutton one
    Horse bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture to him his heirs and assigns forever.

    6th  I bequeath unto my beloved Son Josiah Jones one negro boy named Antony one girl named Jinny and all my land lying between the two ten mile Creek concluding all the land I bought of Oliver and Parimore except that part lying in the fork of the bad prong and ten mile Creek  I also give unto him five hundred acres survey ajoining to it ten Cows and Calves one horse bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture to him his Heirs and assigns forever.

    7th  I bequeath unto my beloved son Bassel Jones one negro girl named Massey all my lands that I bought of Jessy Mixon and Cornelius Mixon lying on the fifteen mile Creek near Canochee River other lands Connected to the Same tracts the line beginning on the Canochee River between the awkerd Cut and newtons field running thence to the back line known by the Heirs all the lands lying on the north side one Horse bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture to him his Heirs and assigns forever.

    8th  I bequeath unto my beloved son Buckner Jones one negro girl named Tener the Plantation where I now live other lands that I bought of Singleton and Newton and Fletcher and part of Parimores and part of other surveys all Joining the plantation whereon I now live all on the South Side of the division line one Horse bridle and Saddle one negro man named Luke and one negro girl named Darkes and all her increase from this time one feather bed and furniture to him his Heirs and assigns forever.

    9th  I bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Nancy Jones one negro girl named Darkes Junior one negro boy named Ebis Horse bridle and Saddle one bed and furniture to her her Heirs and assigns forever.

    10th  I make this reserve that if any of the negros shoulddy that I have wild to my young Children before they be of age or marry that another should be bought out of my Estate of the same value and placed in their place this not to be neglected.

    11th  Also my will is that after paying all my just debts and furnishing my younger Children with Horses then I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachel Jones all the rest of my Stock of Horses Cattle and Hogs to her her Heirs and assigns forever.

    12th  I lend to my beloved wife Rachel Jones all my negroes that is not mentioned before in my will and all my house hold furniture and plantation lols[?] during her natural life or widowhood.

    13th  Then I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Buckner Jones my new side board still and Clock to him his Heirs and assigns forever

    14th  I give and bequeath unto my Heirs 6[?] chances in this insuing land lotery if I should be so lucky as to draw any prises I want it sold
    and equally divided among my Heirs

    15th  I give and bequeath all my lent Property after the Death or Marriage of my beloved wife to be equally divided between six of my
    Children Berry Mary Rachel Bazzel Buckner & Nancy to them their Heirs and assigns forever.

    16th  I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my sons Berry Jones Briant Jones and Josiah Jones my Executors to this my last will and Testament

    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date first above ritten Signed Sealed and delivered by the testator for his last will and testament. I[n] the Presence
    of us - John Wise
    Bridger Jones Seal
    Bazel Jones 
    Death 7 Sep 1819  , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Probated 12 Nov 1819  , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Georgia, Bulloch County
    Personally appeared before the Court of Ordinary of said County John Wise who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw Bridger Jones sign and seal the within instrument of writing as his last will and testament and that he saw Bazel Jones Sign the same together with himself as witnesses thereto.
    Sworn to in Open Court this 1st day of November 1819
    David Kennedy
    Joshua Everett
    John Wise
    Thomas Rawls
    Recorded this 12th day of November 1819
    Ely Kennedy C.C.O. 
    Burial Lower Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I735  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2023 

    Father James Jones,   b. Abt 1727, , Isle Of Wight, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1779, , Swansboro, Onslow County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Rebecca Bridger,   b. Abt 1734, , Isle Of Wight, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1763, , , Nansemond County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1755  , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Barry,   b. 9 Sep 1762, , , Carteret County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1830, , , Tattnall County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 67 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1783  , New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barry Jones,   b. 19 Nov 1786, , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Jan 1821, , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years)
     2. Mary Jones,   b. 9 Mar 1789, , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1869 (Age 79 years)
     3. Rachel Jones,   b. 9 Jun 1791, , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown  [Father: natural]
     4. Bridger Jones, Jr.,   b. 26 Aug 1793, , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
    +5. John Thomas "Bryant" Jones,   b. 23 Nov 1796, , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Mar 1844, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 47 years)
    +6. Josiah Jones,   b. 12 Mar 1799, , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1842 and 7 Nov 1846, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years)  [Father: natural]
    +7. Bazel W. Jones,   b. 16 Nov 1800, , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Jun 1857, , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years)
     8. Buckner Jones,   b. 22 Mar 1802, , , Warren County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1840, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years)
     9. Nancy Ann Jones,   b. 7 Apr 1807, , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Aug 1753 - , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary: Revolutionary War - About 1776 - , , Wilmington District, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Abt 1783 - , New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1790 - , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1800 - , , Jones County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1800 - , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 1 Jan 1800 - , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 1 Aug 1808 - , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Written - 1 May 1819 - , Captain Tilman's District, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 7 Sep 1819 - , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Probated - 12 Nov 1819 - , , Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Lower Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Gail Rich Nestor. "Bridger Jones, Sr.". A Family Tree from Roots to Buds. https://www.roots2buds.net/getperson.php?personID=I735&tree=nestortree (accessed February 23, 2024).

  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Godfrey Memorial Library, American Genealogical-Biographical Index, 206 vols., 92: 467.

    2. [S1038] Eustus Howard Hayes, compiler; Ida Kirkland Boyce, transcriber, "Bridger Jones Family Bible," database, Rootsweb: Decatur County, Georgia, Jones Family Bible entry for Bridger Jones.

    3. [S1009] Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, With an Appendix Containing a Collection of Miscellaneous Records, 394; citing a list of "sundry names".

    4. [S1671] North Carolina, Jones County, 1790 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, M637, roll 7, p. 143, Brigger Jones household, accessed 1 Jul 2008.

    5. [S1681] North Carolina, Jones County, 1800 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, M32, roll 31, p. 417, Bridger Jones household, accessed 1 Jul 2008.

    6. [S787] Court of Ordinary, Bulloch County, Georgia, "Will Book 1-A, 1816-1836," on microfilm in drawer 25, box 53, will of Bridger Jones (1819), 41-45.

    7. [S787] Court of Ordinary, Bulloch County, Georgia, "Will Book 1-A, 1816-1836," on microfilm in drawer 25, box 53, will of Bridger Jones proven (1819), 46.

    8. [S222] Patricia Law Hatcher, "Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vols. 1-4," subscription database, Ancestry.com, 2:210; citing serial set 12625, vol. 4.