Baby Margaret – Eight Month Update

Margaret at eight months, taken on November 22, 2017 This post contains affiliate links We started the month by celebrating Halloween with our sweet little girl, her first outside the womb, and since she is too small for trick-or-treating we had fun dolling her up in this sweet Halloween outfit: Her outfit was from Toys […]

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James Addison Jones I: strict discipline – thrift and generosity

{this post continues with the text of Minnie B. Jones Ussery, who wrote this in 1960} Previous posts here. Strict Discipline But my father’s efforts to rear his large family in his religious beliefs and customs were not as easy as Bishop Harrell portrayed and Berryman recalled. I remember several times after family prayer Dad […]

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A great man

Hello to all of you who are maybe still following me on Bloglovin’, Twitter, and the like! I know I have not written in a long time, but I have had quite the busy late Winter and early Spring. Some of it good, most of it crummy. I’ve had a hard time having my head […]

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James Addison Jones I: reasons for greatness – religious faith

Reasons for Greatness No one could dispute that James Addison Jones was a great man. He was great in what he accomplished in the business world, great in his overcoming the handicaps of poverty and very limited education, and great in carrying on his home, church, and business affairs when his heart was heavy many […]

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James Addison Jones I: last period of life

Last Period of Life Into the life of this man who gave of himself so unreservedly in business, church, and civic affairs, more sorrow was destined to came. In 1933 or 1934, “Miss Maude”, his third wife, underwent surgery for the removal of one breast, as it was found to have a malignant growth. The […]

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James Addison Jones I: religious and civic activities

Religious Activities Not only did the family get a beautiful home in Dilworth, but they also got a beautiful, new, large stone church-home, the Dilworth Methodist Church, built on the city block directly across from our home. The J. A. Jones Construction Company built this church, with Dad watching every step of its construction. He […]

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James Addison Jones I: years from 1914-1933

On February 14, 1914, a great blow struck this man and his large family of little children. The wife and mother died, leaving her twelfth baby, Helen, only twelve days old. In this time of great sorrow, as in all to come, Jim Jones turned to his Church and to his God for comfort–not to […]

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James Addison Jones I: early married life, part II

Today’s post is another from a family history written in December 1960 by Minnie B. Jones Ussery, about my great-great grandfather, James Addison Jones I. This section continues on from the one started yesterday, about his early married life. These posts will be broken up into several parts, as this section is one of the […]

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James Addison Jones I: early married life, part I

I am continuing on posts from a family history written in December 1960 by Minnie B. Jones Ussery, about my great-great grandfather, James Addison Jones I. In the previous posts (here and here), you learned how he grew up on a farm in Cotton Grove, North Carolina, but wanted to get experience and start a […]

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James Addison Jones I: childhood and youth

Yesterday you were able to read Part I of a family history that was written by a great great Aunt of mine, Minnie B. Jones Ussery. Today is Part II on the family history of my great-great Grandfather, James Addison Jones I. She distributed it to all the family branches in December 1960. I have […]

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