- ... From: Richard Matthews To: Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 9:41 AM Subject: RE: [jacksongenealogy]Message 1 of 8 , Aug 31, 2002View Source
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From: "Richard Matthews" <prm@...>
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 9:41 AM
Subject: RE: [jacksongenealogy] Jones Cove inhabitants
> What about the church, Mt. Olive Baptist there? Ever heard of it. It is
not the same as the Mt. Olive Baptist near Rosalie.>
- Sheila, I lived many years near the mouth of the cove, one of my favorite spots in all of Jackson County to this day. My Uncle helped log out the cove bottomMessage 2 of 8 , Sep 2, 2002View SourceSheila,
I lived many years near the mouth of the cove, one of my favorite spots in
all of Jackson County to this day. My Uncle helped log out the cove bottom
land for TVA before they backed up the lake so he remembered its
pre-Gunterville Lake days. There were a number of families who lived and
worked the rich bottom farm land in the cove and according to my Uncle there
were huge trees in the wooded areas of the cove that were, as he described,
"too big for two men to even reach around".
The cove has gone by a number of different names through the years that can
be seen on the old maps. I suppose it assumed the name of the different land
owners who llived and farmed there.
Geographically the cove is huge, stretching from its mouth at the river just
north of the BB Comer/Bob Jones bridges up through the creek and gorge that
runs all the way up to Pisgah and cuts deeply into the side of Sand
Mountain. One of the highest points in Jackson County over looks the cove
and adds even more to its beauty. The area is still mostly wild with only
the encroachment of Camp Jackson, a boy scout camp that is at the cove
In river ferry days, Hales ferry landed near the cove mouth and connected
that part of Sand Mountain to the valley on the north side of the river.
Jones cove is just a few miles down stream from the old Bellefonte landing
and Sublett's ferry and the whole area is littered with signs of past native
American occupation. There are several small indian mounds just across the
river and up stream from its mouth. The cove and the surrounding mountains
were a haven for the Cherokees and it stayed in Cherokee hands until the mid
1830's, some 15 years after the land north of the river became Jackson
My last visit to the cove awarded me with the biggest largemouth I've caught
in my 56 years of fishing life, she weighed in at 9 lb 3 oz and was over 25
Richard (forgive me for bragging about my big bass catch)
From: Sheila McCloud [mailto:s_mccloud@...]
Subject: [jacksongenealogy] Jones Cove inhabitants
Does anyone have information on Jones Cove near Pisgah?
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- On page 155 of J. R. Kennamer s HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY originally published in 1935 (republished by the JCHA in 1993), Mr. Kennamer wrote: Jones Cove isMessage 3 of 8 , Sep 2, 2002View SourceOn page 155 of J. R. Kennamer's HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY originally
published in 1935 (republished by the JCHA in 1993), Mr. Kennamer wrote:
"Jones' Cove is between the (Tennessee) River and Sand Mountain up from
Sublett's Ferry. There are about ten families living in the cove (in
early 1930s.) The school house has been moved down on the main road
nearer the river."
Jones Cove was originally called Riley's Cove (named for either James or
Richard Riley - both received Cherokee reservations adjacent to the
Tennessee River in 1819.) The name was later changed to Jones Cove
after Moses Jones bought land in this cove. Moses Jones was elected
Jackson County Court Clerk in 1836 and served that office through
early 1840s. He was also elected County Commissioner in 1872 and
served until he died in July 1873. Some other families who lived in
Jones Cove at early date were: John W. Ambrestor, Isaac Newton Derrick,
George and Samuel Sublett, John V. Wheeler, Allison A. Gay, James
Anderson Hess, and others.
Ann B. Chambless
- Anyone have additional information on this Moses Jones? My Jones family ( Elijah Jones and wife Margaret) lived in Paint Rock area in the coves of the TenneseeMessage 4 of 8 , Sep 2, 2002View SourceAnyone have additional information on this Moses Jones? My Jones family ( Elijah Jones and wife Margaret) lived in Paint Rock area in the coves of the Tennesee River until about 1839 when they migrated from Jackson County to Crawford County AR with the Miller, Pense, Tingler and Johnston families.
- MOSES JONES first wife was Delilah Derrick. His second wife was Delilah Ambrester, daughter of Phillip Henry and Mary (Derrick) Ambrester. Moses JonesMessage 5 of 8 , Sep 2, 2002View SourceMOSES JONES' first wife was Delilah Derrick. His second wife was
Delilah Ambrester, daughter of Phillip Henry and Mary (Derrick)
Ambrester. Moses Jones can be found on the 1830 Madison Co, AL census
and the 1840 through 1870 censuses of Jackson Co, AL.
Moses Jones' daughter, Charlotte T. Jones, was born in 1818 and married
G. W. Ambrester. His daughter Margaret was born circa 1830, married
John Lancaster, and moved to Texas.
Moses Jones' children living with him at the time of the 1850 Jackson
County, AL census are:
JOHN W. JONES born circa 1831, married Frances Lewis
HETTY JONES born circa 1834, married Dr. J. M. Lewis on Aug 14, 1856
JOSEPH JONES, born circa 1836, died in 1860s.
MELISSA ELLEN, born circa 1840, married Edwin Acklin
MARIA JONES, born circa 1842
MALINDA JONES, born circa 1846
HORACE JONES, born circa 1848, died young
LAURA JONES, born circa 1852, married H. Wisdom on June 13, 1885.
Ann B. Chambless
- Richard, my dad was on one of the crews that logged some of those big tree s your talking about .He described one to me that was on a point below Langston thatMessage 6 of 8 , Sep 2, 2002View SourceRichard, my dad was on one of the crews that logged some of those big tree's
your talking about .He described one to me that was on a point below
Langston that was a Popular 12 to 14 feet across he said. I was a little
skeptical about a tree being that big but one time I was fishing during a
TVA draw down and I saw the stump. When I first drifted over it I thought
it was a bald clean place with no vegetation. It was huge and ever bit as
big as he said it was .
When Mr. Kanamer wrote his book he talked to some of the original settlers
that told of the huge trees here when they arrived. The loggers here in Mink
Creek in 1920 were brought in during the late 1800's from Kentucky to cut
the timber. Sawmills were set up in Dry cove and Dotsonville on Mink Creek
and powered by steam . A lot of old growth forest left from here .
- Thanks for your help. This information is certainly helpful. Sincerely, JamesMessage 7 of 8 , Sep 2, 2002View SourceThanks for your help. This information is certainly helpful.