Jones Family Gathering 2003The second annual Jones Family Gathering was held Sunday, October 12, 2003 at the Elgin Community Center. We welcomed many returning folks from last year, in addition to many first time attendees. There were over 50 people in attendance, representing 7 states and several counties in Tennessee. Our family is beginning to expand, as a descendant of the John Jackson Jones family [Jeremiah’s brother] joined us. Pictures of past generations, as well as last year’s gathering were displayed and enjoyed.
Following a bountiful meal, each family was introduced by the family lines descending from Jeremiah and Louisa Stonecipher-Jones. We singled out some of the group by asking for the oldest mother – Lela Jones-Pierce; oldest father – Fred Pierce; youngest mother – Tabatha Robbins-Sims; youngest father – Jim Jones; one traveling the farthest – Joe and Judi Guffey; and the one who could name all 13 of Jeremiah and Louisa’s children – or at least as many as they could – Cindy Smith-Boyer with runner-up, Pat Pierce-Goss. Prizes were bottles of Jones Soda.
We look forward to our next Gathering. Plans are to include those descendants not only of Jeremiah and Louisa Stonecipher Jones, but also those of Jeremiah’s siblings which include: Creesy Jones, b. 1821, NC; Elizabeth Jones, b. 1823, TN; Samuel Jones, mrd. Mary “Polly” Guffey; Katherine Jones, b. 1832, TN; Larkin Jones, b. 1835, TN; John Jackson Jones mrd. Elizabeth; Josiah H. Jones mrd. Catherine; Ervin Stephen Jones mrd. Parthenia Elizabeth Duncan; Minerva Jones, b. 1843, TN; and Margaret Jones, b. 1844, TN. Shadrack and Mary Ann Davis-Jones were the parents of these children.
If you are descended from any of the above family lines – or know of someone who is, please contact Jill Jones-Lazuka at: email@example.com or 586-491-4177, so that we can work together to have yet another memorable gathering next year.
THE 'FAMILIES' - 2003
Family of Henry Jones
Christina Foran, Joe Guffey, Judi Guffey, Jill Lazuka, Joshua Foran
Family of James Jones
Row 1: Daughter of Jim Jones, Lela Jones Pierce, Pat Pierce Goss
Row 2: Jim Jones holding daughter, Ineta Moore, Fred Pierce,
Butch Pierce, Jack Goss
Family of John Jones
Row 1: Dartha Carlton, Pam Doughty, Cindy Boyer, Ross Smith.
Row 2: Trudy Kautz, Blackie Doughty, Rose Marie Smith
Row 3: Steve Kautz, Joshua Warren
Not pictured: Greg, Karen and Lance Doughty
Family of William Thomas "WT" Jones
Row 1: Alonzo Jones, Ann Luffman and Dennis, Samantha Sparkman.
Row 2: Helen Bledsoe, Tabatha Robbins Sims, Tracy Honeycutt Hall,
Libby and son.
Row 3: Sallie Sparkman, Ralph Strunk, Chester Honeycutt, Beverly Walker, Jean Honeycutt Barnett [somewhat hidden].
Row 4: Junior Burchfield, Imogene Burgess, Clarence White, Betty Lou Shannon, Lodena Strunk [hidden].
Row 5: Robert Byrge, Buddy Honeycutt, Kenneth Burchfield, Jacklyn Brown.
Not pictured: Arnold and Ina Crowley
Family of Sarah Elizabeth Jones Winningham
Winfred Young and son, Johnny
Family of Ruth Jones Land
Phyllis Land Hoover
Drove in from NC on her way back to NM
Compiled and submitted by Jill Jones-Lazuka
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