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M-024 Samuel Worth Jones (1848-19??), Diary and Family Papers, 1806-1931.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The journal of a prosperous farmer in Webster Parish, Louisiana, kept 1870-1925; and the personal, legal, and business records and correspondence of Jones, his father John Jones III, his son Floyd and other members of the family. 2 boxes.

BOX:001
Diary

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Diary, Jun. 24, 1870-Dec. 14, 1877.

FOLDER:002
DESCRIPTION:
Diary, Feb. 1, 1878-Feb. 9, 1883.

FOLDER:003
DESCRIPTION:
Diary, Feb. 19, 1883-Dec. 31, 1887.

FOLDER:004
DESCRIPTION:
Diary, Jan. 1, 1888-Apr. 1894. [missing May 1894-Aug. 1896]

FOLDER:005
DESCRIPTION:
Diary Sept. 1, 1896-Jan. 1903.

FOLDER:006
DESCRIPTION:
Diary, Feb. 1, 1903-Dec. 29, 1910.


BOX:002
Diary and Family Papers

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Diary, Dec. 30, 1910-Aug. 1917

FOLDER:002
DESCRIPTION:
Diary, Sept., 1917-Dec. 31, 1925.

FOLDER:003
DESCRIPTION:
S.W. Jones, personal records and papers, 1848-1913:
Recipes and home remedies.
Samuel Worth Jones family Bible records.
S.W. Jones Masonic lodge records.
Letter to Bro. Hassell from S.W. Jones concerning his deceased brother J.B. Jones. (1834-1913).

FOLDER:004
DESCRIPTION:
S.W. Jones, legal and business records, 1863-1922:
Two deeds, 1869, 1872.
Business accounts, notes and bills, 1863-1922.

FOLDER:005
DESCRIPTION:
John Jones family, personal papers and records, 1831-1918:
Family Bible records.
History of the John Jones family.
Letter to John Jones II [?] and wife A. from sister S. Jones Lane and husband, 1857, in Georgia.
Letter to John Jones II from brother Uriah, 1857, telling of the death of their brother James.
Letters from Walton Wilson to his wife Sicily during the Civil War from a camp near Fredericksburg, Va.
A leaflet, 1918, by Eugene V. Debs entitled "The Indictment of our Leaders."

FOLDER:006
DESCRIPTION:
John Jones family, legal and business records, 1845-1889:
Slave bill of sale to John Jones, 1845.
Copies of receipts for sale of lands to Uriah Jones, 1849 in Bienville Parish and accompanying letter to brother in 1852.
Two land grants to Uriah Jones, 1850.
Deed, Uriah Jones to John Jones, 1851.
Land grant to John Jones, 1852.
Deed, Uriah Jones to John Jones, 1858.
Will of Uriah Jones, 1862.
Deed, John Jones to James Jones, 1869.
Deeds, John Jones to Martha Holland, 1869.
Deed, John Jones to William D. Jones, 1869.
Succession of Avy Jones, 1878, in Webster Parish and related records, 1881.
John Jones, note, 1889.

FOLDER:007
DESCRIPTION:
Floyd Jones, personal and miscellaneous papers, 1897-1923:
Journal kept January 1897.
Personal letters received while he was in Red River Parish, 1917-1918.
Letters to others concerning Floyd Jones as a mason.
Obituary of Sheriff T. M. Britain of Red River Parish, 1919.
Letter from Cpt. R. E. Loftin, soldier in France in 1918 to his sister.
Receipt for dues and pamphlet of Floyd Jones on Ku Klux Klan, 1921.
Two personal letters 1920, 1923.
A few miscellaneous items.

FOLDER:008
DESCRIPTION:
Floyd Jones, business and legal papers, 1900-1933:
Tax receipts, 1900-1923.
Lawsuit, 1910.
Certificate of appointment as deputy sheriff of Red River Parish, 1916.
Correspondence and other papers relating to his work as deputy sheriff.
Deed to Floyd Jones, 1912.
Receipt for cotton, 1923.
Certificate of membership in the Louisiana Farm Bureau Growers' Cooperative Association, 1923 and statement from it, 1924.
Bills and statements relating to sale of cotton and purchase of other goods.
Papers relating to seizure and sale of property, 1931, while Floyd Jones was sheriff of Red River Parish.
Other business letters to Floyd Jones, sheriff and tax collector, 1933.

FOLDER:009
DESCRIPTION:Miscellaneous:
Statement by Glenn Jordan about the S. W. Jones family papers.
Plat showing the Jones farm.
Two newspaper articles on the Shed Road and the Wire Road in North Louisiana.


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