Friday, September 11, 2009

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Hawkins County History Book


Keeping Up With the Joneses:

Descendants of Peter Paul Jones of Hawkins County, Tennessee

Peter Paul Jones was an almost legendary character in the Clinch/Lee Valley area of Hawkins County. He married at least twice. His son William Asa “Ace” Jones was a primary person in the famous Greene-Jones War and was accused of the murder of Thomas J. Berry, the father of well-known Hawkins County benefactor, George L. Berry. This book traces eight generations of Peter’s family and over 2000 descendants who are described in this almost 300-page volume. There are more than 10,000 connected people in the large index. Original court cases and Civil War pension documents are transcribed in this volume which give us much insight into the family and times.

Because so many of the Jones descendants do not have the name of Jones, a complete index to the book has been posted on the web so you can see if any of your people are included. Copy and paste this link into your web browser if it doesn’t link directly.

There are dozens of other surnames besides Jones—with substantial numbers of the surnames of Short, Trent, Pearson, Cope, Collins, Davis, Day, Price, Rippetoe, Greene, Drinnon, Amyx, Byrd, etc.

Mrs. Garner, a genealogical and historical researcher, published the award-winning East Tennessee companion books, The Ancestry and Descendants of Henry Price Jr. and Cantwell-Greene Families of East Tennessee and, in order to keep the price as low as possible, has Greene Families of East Tennessee and, in order to keep the price as low as possible, has chosen to forego the recovery of all expenses she incurred over her years of dedication to this project so that she could provide for you this book for only the printing, binding, and shipping costs. Printed on pH neutral paper, conforming to Library of Congress standards, with an every-name index, the book has many pictures, documents and obituaries and that will be treasured for generations.

If you would like your own copy of this book, please reserve by phone or email the number you want by Sep 18, as that is the date I will place the order with the printer. To complete your order, please fill out the order form below and send with a check for the total amount made out to Hallie Garner. This book will be mailed hopefully in October, but certainly before Christmas if you wish to use as a Christmas present for anyone in the family. Each book will be autographed and can be inscribed to the recipient if that information is given. If ordering multiple copies to one address, reductions can be made in shipping costs.

For additional information contact: Hallie Garner, 214-349-3869 or

If you look closely you can
see the handwritten
inscription Peter Jones on
this hand-made tombstone
in Treadway. He is buried
beside his first wife.

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