From a postcard image of the 1920's, the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina.  The foreground shows the remains of an old settlers road and ferry crossing.   An early 20th century railroad bridge is in view.

 

The names of our ancestors . . . .  
are pressed like flowers
 among pages of old document books, to remind us
 to remember their journeys.  Pedigree they were, from an old country, arriving in a foreign wilderness.   Their  heavy timbered wagons ferried across wide rivers, through laurel covered mountain gaps - they arrived to settle
 on the land of fragrant meadow.
   Generation after generation said their last goodbyes along early frontier fences before the march to the pull and tug and the bleeding of history.  Our ancestors are disciples of their time -  we bring them home to rest at our living hearth.  We prepare an honored place at the long table of family.  We give them lodging in our hearts.   Their names and deeds show us the way along the long road of their journeys. . . .
they are of the perennial spirit,
 and in the script of their stories they will bloom again.

Iris Wagner, 2014


 Jones and Garman Families
of West Buncombe -
Foster, Alexander, Sams & White Families of
Asheville & Swannanoa -
Stepp, Porter, Young, Hemphill Families
of Burke & East Buncombe County,
 North Carolina

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Scotland, Glasgow- Govan (?)
Ulster, Northern Ireland
to Albemarle County, Virginia  c1755

Joshua Jones and Elinor Medley
c1740 - 1838

Old Burke, Wilkes and Buncombe Counties,
North Carolina  1778 - 1838
children
Stephen Jones  1773 Albemarle, Virginia
m Jane "Jennie" Hayes,  lived Henderson Co., North Carolina

Jackson Jones  1775  Albemarle, Virginia
m Elizabeth ? ,  lived Cherokee Co., North Carolina

Mary Jones  1778 Albemarle, Virginia
m Jesse Israel -  lived Buncombe, North Carolina

Russel Jones  1780 , Burke, North Carolina
m Sarah Hayes -  lived Cocke Co., Tennessee

Thomas Jones  1782, Burke, North Carolina
m  Ann ?   - lived Buncombe, North Carolina 

William Jones  1785 , Burke, North Carolina
m Ann Maloney (?) - lived Buncombe, North Carolina


Nancy Jones  1789  Wilkes, North Carolina
m George W. Jones -  lived Buncombe, North Carolina

Frances Jones  1791, Wilkes, North Carolina
m Abram Penland - lived Cocke Co., Tennessee

Joshua Jones, Jr.  1795  Wilkes, North Carolina
m  Lurana Stewart
 - lived Henderson Co., North Carolina
 

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William Jones  1785 - 1845
m Ann Maloney (?)
lived Sulphur Springs, west Asheville,
Buncombe County, North Carolina

 
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Joshua Russel Jones  1815 - 1899
m Laura Marinthia Garman

 Sulphur Springs, West Asheville,
Buncombe County, North Carolina

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Alexander Porter
&
Jane Young

children
Rosannah Jane Porter
Isabella Anna Porter
John H. Porter
William Y. Porter
Elizabeth Louise Porter
Nancy S. Porter
Martha Porter
Mary A. Porter

 

 

Marcus Maloney Jones
Sulphur Springs , West Asheville
Buncombe County,  North Carolina

&

Rachel Jane Stepp
Swannanoa & Black Mountain,
Buncombe County, North Carolina

children
Nora Isabella Jones
(1) C. Stinnett
      (2) William Grant
Joshua Alexander Jones
died infancy
Rosanna "Annie" Jones
Mr. Walton
Arthur Govan Jones
Mary Gorman
Hester  Isabella Jones
Mr. Turner
William Orlando Jones
Doctor Calhoun Jones
Winfred Lee Jones
(1) Martha Gibbs
Sarah Lenora Foster
Robert Maloney Jones
Frances Burroughs Jones
Daniel Webster Whisenhunt

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Winfred Lee Jones
 Martha Gibbs
Black Mountain, North Carolina
and Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
children

Winfred Lee Jones, Jr.
Ruby Jones
William Jones
Clyde Jones
Jack Jones
Morris Jones
Joe Jones
Dixie Jones
Charles Jones

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Winfred Lee Jones
 Sarah Lenora Foster
Swannanoa & Black Mountain,
Buncombe County, North Carolina

children with Sarah Lenora Foster
Bonnie Katherine Jones
 Winfred Lee Foster
(also known as Winford)

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Original Narrative & Web Site © Iris Teta Eubank Wagner 2014