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Daniel
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Dean
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(1953 - 20??)

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William
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(1918 - 1979)

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Lester
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(1876 - 1937)

William Alexander
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(1851 - 1939)

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Franklin
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(1827 - 1864)

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(1798 - 185?)

James
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(1768 - 1836)

John
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(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
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(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
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(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
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(1648 - 1735)

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Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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"Ebba"
Caroline
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(18?? - 1???)

Betsy
Salina
Loftin
(18?? - 1???)

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Isabella "Ebba" Caroline Loftin

 
 

Born: Abt. 1823, Lincoln County (now Catawba County), North Carolina
Died:  25 Jun 1893, Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina

 

 

Isabella "Ebba" Caroline Loftin was the first child born to Thomas Loftin and Sally Lavinia BeattyIsabella was born about 1823 in Lincoln/Catawba County, NC, and was named after her maternal grandmother Isabella McCorkle Beatty.  Isabella Carolina occasionally went by the name Ebba. With limited records, the actual date of Isabella's birth and death are unknown and Census records about her age are not consisten. The 1860 Census says that she was born in 1823 - that's the one I've chosen to use. The 1870 Census says that she was born in 1827 and the 1880 Census says that she was born in 1830.

 
 

According to the 1830 Lincoln County Census, there were 3 living in the Thomas Loftin home, 1 male under 5 years of age (James Franklin), 1 female under 5 years of age (Elizabeth Salina) and a male between 30 - 40 years old (Thomas).  There is no indication where Isabella Caroline was living - more than likely with other relatives. She would have been about 7 years old.

 
1830 Lincoln County, NC, Census
 
NAME MALES FEMALES
First Last Under 5 Years Of 30 and Under 40 Under 5 Years
Thomas Loftin 1 1 1
    James Franklin Loftin Thomas Loftin Elizabeth Salina Loftin
 
 
 

Will of Isabella McCorkle Beatty

 
Isabella Caroline Loftin was mentioned in the Will of her maternal grandmother, Isabella McCorkle Beatty dated 11 Dec 1836. It says:
 
“2nd, I leave and bequeath to my granddaughter Isabella Caroline Loftin, a feather bed and under bed and bedstead, one bolster and too pillows, one sheet, one blanket, one coverlet worn some (one new, one her choice) one calico quilt (her choice) and a white knotted counterpen. And I leave and bequeath to my grand daughter Betsy Salina Loftin, one sheet, a blanket, too/two coverleds, one calico quilt, a white corded counterpen, these beds and furniture is what I allow for my daughter Sarah L. (Lavina/Viney) Loftin the mother of the above named my two granddaughters. I leave also a large stand of white curtains to my too/two granddaughters above named to devide."
 
 
 
Isabella Caroline Loftin married James Jones sometime after 1850. James was born about 1814 and was the son of George Jones (1780 - 1829) and Anna Litton (1783 - 1853). James had 15 children and most genealogist attribute all 15 to his marriage to Isabella Loftin. I, however, think that is an error.
 
 
 
James Jones had first married Elizabeth Robinson on 15 Jul 1833 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. The 1850 Census shows all six of James and Elizabeth Jones' children living with David and Nancy Summett Huitt in Catawba County, North Carolina. I think this Census points out an all to familiar story of life in the 1800s. My guess is that Elizabeth Robinson Jones had died while giving birth to youngest daughter, Emeline. With the death of his wife, James Jones could not care for six small children and work at the same time. When that happened, the children were either sent to live in an orphanage, with relatives or even with family friends. I think this is the case for the five youngest Jones children.
 
The 1850 Catawba County, NC, Census shows James Jones' children Manuel (age 10), Alfred (age 9), Burton (age 5), James A (age 2) and Emeline (age 11 months) living with David and Nancy Huitt on their farm in Catawba County, NC. Eldest son Marcus Lafayette Jones (age 14) was not living with his siblings on the Huitt farm. He was more than likely trying to find work for himself. As of yet, there has been no Census found for him or for his father, James Jones, for 1850.
 

1850 Catawba County, NC, Census

 
Name Age Sex Occupation Birth Attended
School
First Last
David Huitt 45 M Farmer Catawba  
Nancy " 40 F   "  
Louiza " 20 F   "  
Franklin " 14 M   " /
Sarah " 12 F   " /
William " 8 M   " /
John A. " 5 M   " /
Susanah " 3 F   "  
Michael E " 1 M   "  
Manuel Jones 10 M   "  
Alfred " 9 M   "  
Burton " 5 M   "  
James A " 2 M   "  
Emeline " 0 F   "  
 
 
 
By 1860, James' eldest son Marcus Lafayette Jones (age 24) and his brother Manuel Waller Jones (age 20) were living in Louisville Ward 3, Jefferson County, Kentucky. The brothers were working as painters and living with 20 other boarders at Caroline Munchausen's Boarding House. I imagine both boys thought their personal estates were rather large considering the rough times they had seen after the death of their mother. Louisville, Kentucky was a thriving city at the time. Other boarders with Caroline Munchausen on this Census had occupations such as barber, tailor, baker, merchant, peddler, servant, engineer, stone mason, wagon wheel maker, carriage maker, saddler, iron worker and black smith. The town was predominately populated with German immigrants.

 

1860 Jefferson County, Kentucky, Census

 

Name Age Sex Occupation Personal
Estate
Birth
First Last
Caroline Munchausen 64 F Boarding House 600 Germany
Monroe Jones 20 M Painter 100 NC
M.L. Jones 24 M Painter 25 NC
 
 
 

At the same time in North Carolina, the 1860 Census shows James Jones and his wife (of about 10 years) Isabella Caroline Loftin Jones with seven of his children. The three youngest children from his marriage to Elizabeth Robinson were back at home. They were: Burton (age 16), Alexander (age 12) and Emeline (age 10). The children form James' marriage to Isabella Caroline Loftin were: Lucinda (age 9), Martha A. (age 6), Elizabeth (age 4) and Isaac M. (age 2). James was working as a farmer with a Real Estate value of $800 and a Personal Estate value of $550.

 

1860 Catawba County, NC, Census

 

Name Age Sex Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth
First Last
James Jones 47 M Farmer 800 550 NC
Caroline " 37 F       "
Burton " 16 M       "
Alexander " 12 M       "
Emiline " 10 F       "
Lucinda " 9 F       "
Martha A. " 6 F       "
Elizabeth " 4 F       "
Isaac M. " 2 M       "
 
 
 
 
At the same time in Fairfield County, South Carolina, James Jones' third son Alfred C. Jones was living and working as a laborer for Hiram Steele, a wealthy carriage maker. Alfred was 17 years old at the time. It appears that Steele's eldest son, James, was the overseer of his business.

 

1860 Fairfield County, SC, Census

 

Name Age Sex Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth Attended
School
First Last
Hiram Steele 44 M Carriage Maker 1635 3130 Virginia  
Mary E. " 45 F       S Carolina  
James A. " 15 M Overseer        
Ellen R. " 12 F         /
Harriett A. " 10 F         /
Thomas W. " 6 M         /
A. C.  Jones 17 M Laborer     N Carolina  
 
 
 
 
The three oldest Jones brothers had a very close bond after the death of their mother. The 1860 Census shows that Manuel and Marcus were living in Kentucky while their brother Alfred was in South Carolina, but when the Civil War broke out in 1861, the Jones brothers returned home to North Carolina and on 20 Sep 1861 all three brothers enlisted in the Confederate army, Company F, 32nd Regiment North Carolina Infantry as Privates. Marcus was 25 at the time of his enlistment, Manuel was 21 and Alfred was 18. Fortunately, all three brothers survived the Civil War.
 

Civil War Reenactment at Murray's Mill, Catawba, NC

Photo Courtesy of Curtis Loftin

 

 

 

The 4 Oldest Jones Boys

 

As a result of their moving around to find work after their mother's death, as well as their support for each other during the Civil War, the four oldest boys kept on moving from place to place during their lifetime. It's easy to see the times when their moves overlapped with their other brothers.

 

(1) Marcus Lafayette Jones was in North Carolina in 1840, Kentucky in 1860, Illinois in 1870, in Kansas in 1880 and in Texas by 1910.

 

(2) Manuel Waller Jones was in North Carolina in 1850, Kentucky in 1860, in Georgia in 1870 and in Texas by 1890.

 

(3) Alfred C. Jones was in North Carolina in 1850, in South Carolina in 1860, in Illinois by 1870, in Kansas by 1875, in Texas during 1910, in California in 1912 and in Oklahoma by 1924.

 
(4) Burton Jones was in North Carolina in 1850, in Missouri by 1870, and in Texas by 1880.
 
 

 

 

James Jones had six children from his marriage to Elizabeth Robinson and nine more from his marriage to Isabella Caroline Loftin.

 

Children of James Jones and Elizabeth Robinson
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Marcus Lafayette Jones 25 Jan 1836
Catawba,
Lincoln Co, NC
17 Sep 1910
Cass Co, TX
Mary Adaline Robinson
m. 27 Dec 1863
Catawba Co, NC
Manuel Waller Jones, Sr. 15 Apr 1840
Catawba,
Lincoln Co, NC
28 Dec 1919
Winnsboro,
Wood Co, TX
(1) Frances Victoria Bullock
m. 24 Sep 1866, Georgia
(2)Holland "Holly" S. Corbitt
m. 1900, Van Zandt Co, TX
Alfred C. Jones 15 Oct 1842
Catawba
Catawba Co, NC
03 Dec 1924
Ketchum,
Craig Co, OK
(1) Olive Catherine Robinson
m. 16 Oct 1864, Catawba, NC
(2) Marian V. Stitzel
m. 1912, California
Burton Jones Abt. 1844
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
After. 1880 Alice C. (Unknown)
m. 19 Jan 1880, Rockwall, TX
James Alexander Jones 23 Dec 1848
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
09 Jun 1931
Siloam Springs,
Benton, AR
Martha Ann Burr
m. Abt. 1870
Emaline Jones 02 Apr 1850
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
31 Dec 1922
Catawba,
Catawba, NC
Thomas N. McGee
m. 12 May 1872
Catawba, Catawba Co, NC
 
Children of James Jones and Isabella Caroline Loftin
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Lucinda Jones Abt. 1851
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
08 Feb 1897
Prescott,
Nevada Co, AR
Eli Hugh Frisby
m. 23 Jan 1873
Redland, Nevada Co, AR
Martha Ann Louvina Jones 22 Jul 1853
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
20 Dec 1929
Lemley,
Mecklenburg Co, NC
Robert Perry Bumgarner
m. 24 Jul 1879
Catawba, Catawba Co, NC
Rosanna Elizabeth Jones 22 May 1856
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
17 Feb 1932
Mountain Creek,
Catawba Co, NC
Adam Tilford Sherrill
m. Before 1881
Isaac Monroe Jones Jan 1858
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
03 Mar 1920
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
Susan Jane Caldwell
m. 18 Jan 1882
Catawba, Catawba Co, NC
Sarah Jane Jones 01 Jul 1861
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
26 Jun 1942
Newton,
Catawba Co, NC
James Rainey Murray
m. About 1884
Nancy "Millie" Catherine Jones 02 Jul 1862
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
02 Apr 1925
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
John Harvey Wilson
m. 03 Sep 1879
Catawba, Catawba Co, NC
Florence Jones Abt. 1863
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
   
Olivia "Levia" Margaret Jones 01 Aug 1865
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
09 Feb 1934
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
William Pinkney Goodman
m. About 1886
Helenbeck Jones Abt. 1867
Catawba,
Catawba Co, NC
   
 
 
 
The 1870 Census shows James and Caroline Jones living in the Hamilton Township of Catawba County, NC. Their Post Office was Catawba Station which eventually became the town of Catawba. The Census lists James' age as 56 and Caroline as 43. The only children from his first marriage still in the Jones home was Emaline (age 20). The children from James and Caroline's marriage were: Lucinda (age 18), Martha Ann Louvinia (age 14), Roseanna Elizabeth (age 13), Isaac Monroe (age 12), Sarah Jane (age 11), Nancy Catharine (age 8), Olivia Margaret (age 6) and Holenbeck (age 3). James was working as a farmer with a Real Estate value of $450 and a Personal Estate value of $50. Both Real Estate and Personal Estate amounts have decreased from the 1860 Census.
 
None of the children younger than Emaline were able to read and write and there is no indication that any of them had ever attended school on this or the 1860 Census.
 

1870 Catawba County, NC, Census

 

Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth Cannot
Read/Write
Last First
Jones James 56 M W Farmer 450 50 N Carolina  
----- Caroline 43 F W Keeping House     N Carolina  
----- Emaline 20 F W At Home     N Carolina  
----- Lucinda 18 F W At Home     N Carolina /
----- Louvinia 14 F W At Home     N Carolina /
----- Elizabeth 13 F W At Home     N Carolina /
----- Monroe 12 M W At Home     N Carolina /
----- Sarah J. 11 F W At Home     N Carolina /
----- Catharine 8 F W       N Carolina  
----- Olevia 6 F W       N Carolina  
----- Holenbeck 3 M W       N Carolina  
 
 

 

By 1880, James and Caroline had moved from Catawba County to the Lillesville Township of Anson County, North Carolina. His age is listed as 69 and her age as 50. James' occupation was listed as "Tenant" as was one of his neighbors. Daughter Nancy Catharine was listed as 8 on the 1870 Census and 21 on the 1880 Census. Her correct age should have been 18 on this Census according to the birth date I have for her (b. 1862). James and Caroline's daughter Florence, age 17, was not listed on the 1870 Census and she should have been. Where was she living at the time of the 1870 Census? She would have been about 7 years old then. There is also the possibility that this is not "our" James & Caroline Loftin Jones. If you have reason to believe this is not them, let me hear from you.
 
1880 Anson County, NC, Census

 
Name Personal Information Relation Civil Occupation Sick Birth
Last First Race Sex Age S M Self Dad Mom
Jones James W M 69     / Tenant   NC NC NC
  Caroline W F 50 Wife   /     " " "
  Nancy W F 21 Daughter /       " " "
  Florence W F 17 " /       " " "
 
 
 

From most sources, it seems that James Jones died some time after the 1880 Census. Isabella Caroline Loftin Jones died 25 Jun 1893 in Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina.

 
 
 
Children & Grandchildren of James & Caroline Loftin Jones
 
 
 
The 1908 Jones Family Reunion in Avinger, Texas
Children and Grandchildren of Marcus Lafayette Jones & Mary Adaline Robinson

 

Clockwise: Starting at 1908 - Avinger, Texas - Jones Family Reunion
Uncle Charlie Jones; Uncle Willie Jones; Mamma Nellie Jones Alley; Papa John Alley; Cass; Aunt Mollie Jones Bean; Grandma Mary Adeline Jones; Grandpa Marcus Jones; and all the grand-children

 

 
 
 
1901 - 1902: Daughters of Marcus Lafayette Jones & Mary Adaline Robinson
Nellie Maude Jones Axley & her sister Mollie Jones Bean

 
 
 
Eli Hugh Frisby - Husband of Lucinda Jones

 

The Frisby-Rice Farm about 1890

 
The Frisby House in Malvern, Arizona

Eli Hugh Frisby and his wife Lucinda Jones built this house in 1879 - at 321 West 3rd Street, Malvern, Arkansas. Later, the address changed to 329 West 3rd Street. Tracy Black purchased the house in 1939. The house was torn down about 1980.
 
 
 
Gravestone for John Harvey Wilson & Nancy Millie Catherine Jones Wilson

 
 
 
 

SOURCES

 

Ancestry.com

 

Thanks to those of you who shared photos of the Jones Family on Ancestry.com
It's wonderful to pass those photos on to future generations.
If you were the person who originally shared the photo on Ancestry.com, let me know and I'll credit you.

 
 
 
 

Any photos or additional information on Isabella Caroline Loftin would be appreciated.