B: c1796
D: ?    
M: Zebedee Jones

Sarah     [ID 02317] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Sarah's last name is currently uncertain.  

Born about 17961 [about 17932], Tennessee1.  

There has been some speculation that Sarah might have been a Hinshaw, based on the following: On Apr 4 1828 in Overton County, Tennessee, Zebedee Jones purchased some land from a George W. Sevier for $75.  The purchase was paid for by Jacob Hinshaw.3  Why Jacob Hinshaw would have paid for this transaction is unclear, but it has led to speculation that Jacob might have been closely related to Sarah.  However Jacob Hinshaw would have been much too young at the time Sarah was born to have been her father, and it appears unlikely that he was her uncle.  The exact reason why Jacob paid for the land transaction is unknown, and any blood relationship to Sarah is uncertain.  

She married Zebedee Jones.4  Zebedee, son of Isaac Jones, Jr. & Rachel Osborn, was born Mar 2 1803, Overton County, Tennessee.3,4,5,6,7  


Elizabeth Jones, b c1823, Overton County, Tennessee; married Alfred Curtis, Aug 17 1843, Illinois.
Mary "Polly" Jones, born Sep 26 1824, Overton County, Tennessee; died Jul 29 1884; married 1) William Rufus Jones, Nov 20 1845, Blount County, Tennessee; 2) Aaron Hildreth, Aug 27 1846, McLean County, Illinois.
John Jones, born c1827, Overton County, Tennessee.
Nancy Jane Jones, born c1829, Overton County, Tennessee; married 1) Alexander W. McCullough, Jul 18 1847, McLean County, Illinois; 2) Benjamin F. Martin, Jul 4 1869, McLean County, Illinois. 2,8,9
Isaac Jones, born c1831, Tennessee [Illinois]; married 1) Rebecca Kersey, Oct 1 1846, Turtle Creek MM, Ohio; 2) Priscilla Taylor, Mar 11 1860, McLean County, Illinois. 10
Mayena G. Jones, born c1833, McLean County, Illinois; probably died young.

Sarah and family were shown in the 1830 census, Overton County, Tennessee:11

Zebedee Jones household:
1 male under age 5 [John].
1 male age 20-30 [Zebedee].
1 female under age 5 [Nancy].
2 females age 5-10 [Elizabeth and Mary].
1 female age 30-40 [Sarah].
no slaves.
6 persons total in household.
Living nearby in 1830 were Zebedee's parents and family.11  

Zebedee died Aug 6 1833, Stout's Grove, McLean County, Illinois; buried Skaggs Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.4,5,6,7  

Widow Sarah and family were shown in the 1840 census, McLean County, Illinois:12

Sarah Jones household:
1 male age 5-10 [Isaac].
2 females age 15-20.
1 females age 40-50 [Sarah].

Widow Sarah and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 24 1850), Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:1

Sarah Jones, age 54, born in Tennessee; cannot read or write.
John Jones, age 23, born in Tennessee; farmer; $500 [unclear] real estate.
Isaac Jones, age 19, born in Tennessee; laborer.
Mary Jones, age 26, born in Tennessee.

Widow Sarah was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 22 1870), living in the household of daughter Nancy Jane in Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:2

Martin, Benj F, age 48, born in Kentucky; farmer; $200 personal property.
Martin, Nancy J., age 41, born in Tennessee; keeping house; $4000 real estate.
McCullough, Dick, age 22, born in Illinois; student; $4000 real estate; attended school.
McCullough, John, age 15, born in Illinois; cripple; $4000 real estate; attended school.
McCullough, Sarah B., age 12, born in Illinois; $4000 real estate; attended school.
Jones, Sarah, age 77, born in Tennessee; retired maiden [unclear]; cannot write.


  1. 1850 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M432-117, page 36, line #37, dwelling #762, family #778.
  2. 1870 census, Bloomington P.O., Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-259, page 382, line #37, dwelling #762, family #778.
  3. Contribution from Kathy Hancock () citing:
    "Our Cumberland Kinfolk; Noble English Ancestry", by Deward Charles Williams.
  4. Posting Jan 15 2006 by Scott Jones () to JONES-L.
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Kathy Craig-Higginbotham ().
  6. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Jim Smith ().
  7. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Johanna Jones Thompson ().
  8. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book B, page 160):
  9. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book F, page 150):
  10. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book D, page 78):
  11. 1830 census, Overton County, Tennessee; roll 179, page 185.
  12. 1840 census, McLean County, Illinois; roll 65, page 256.

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