Darling Jones

This information is contributed by Barbara A. Shore

Darling JONES b. 7/22/1764 Orange (Wake) Co NC d. 10/9/1848 Washington Co. (now Carter) TN. He was the first son of Lewis Jones Sr (an early Watauga settler) and Elizabeth ARNOLD. * Hero of Kings Mountain (re: Watauga Settlement)...said to have killed Col. Ferguson "Rogersville Review, Dec 19, 1940") * Hero in the battle of Monk's Corner under Col. Evan Shelby's NC regiment. Jones rec'd a land grant from NC for 259 acres in Washington Co. TN (then NC) for his duty in the war. Jones received a land grant from NC for 259 acres in Washington co. (then NC) TN for his duty in the war. Haynes MILLER purchased the log cabin once lived in by Darling and Nancy HUFF that stood on Barton St. between two railroads. Haynes willed the cabin to the Girl Scouts of Johnson City. It stands as the Girl Scouts Lodge at their camp off Broadway St. There is a picture of Nancy standing in front of the cabin in 1898 when Nancy was in her late nineties. At the time she was the oldest Revolutionary War pension in the country. Darling first married Nancy J. NELSON (d/o William Nelson and granddaughter of Henry and Jane Nelson). They were div. in 1804. He fathered several children by a widow Ann RADER, who he did not marry. He married second Nancy HUFF in 2/18/1832 (b. 1816 Carter TN d. 7/6/1902 Jonesboro TN) --

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