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Descendants of

William Franklin Jones


1st wife:
Mary Jane (Sasser) Jones
2nd wife:
Mary "Polly"(Hensley) Jones

William Frankin Jones
son of
Thomas &Sally(Cook) Jones
grandson of
William &Mary(Jones) Jones
b: 1854
d: Aft 1910
buried: Taylor Cemetery, Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
1st wife:
Mary Jane Sasser

m: on 25 Nov 1870, in Laurel Co, KY
daughter of
Barden &Pharby(Jones) Sasser
b: 1857 Laurel Co, KY
d: 1892
buried: Taylor Cemetery, in
Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
2nd wife:
Mary "Polly" (Howard-LNU)Hensley

m: on 25 Apr 1899, in Laurel Co, KY
b: 1865
d: Aft 1910
Polly had been married twice before
and had mothered at least 12 children.
Maiden name believed to be Howard.
Some researchers believe that this Mary Jane Sasser (daughter of Barden)
is who married William Franklin Jones, while others believe that the
Mary Jane Sasser who married him is the daughter of Barden's brother,
Adin Sasser.
The following are research notes provided by Barden's gg-granddaughter
daughter of Grant &Elaine(Breshears) Sasser
granddaughter of Chet &Ella(Buchanan) Sasser
g-granddaughter of
Abe &Margaret(Hammack) Sasser.
which indicate Barden's Mary Jane as the one who married William Jones.
The Viewpoint of Adin's Mary Jane:
Adin Sasser 1860 Census
June 1, 1860

Last Name/First Name/ Age/ Sex/ Birth/ Place
Sasser Aiden/ 42/ M/ NC
Elizabeth/ 27/ F/ TN
Rebecca 19/ F/ KY
Elizabeth/ 17/ F/ KY
Thomas/ 16/ M/ KY
Nancy/ 14/ F/ KY
Eli/ 12/ M/ KY
Mahaly/ 10/ F/ KY
Mary/ 8/ F/ KY
Louisa/ 6/ F/ KY
Joseph/ 2/ M/ KY

Mary J Sasser b. 1852 (1860 Census)
m. John Gilbert
(no documentation on marriage)
*Mothers Birthplace is TN

I have not been able to locate this Mary in the 1880 Census

The Viewpoint of Barden's Mary Jane:
Bardin Sasser 1860 Census

Last Name/ First Name/ Age/ Sex/ BirthPlace/ Occupation
Sasser Barthan/ 40/ M/ NC/ Farmer
Phly/ 29/ F/ KY
Elizabeth/ 11/ F/ KY
Nicy/ 9/ F/ KY
Milton/ 7/ M/ KY
Mary/ 3/ F/ KY
Wesley/ 4M/ M/ KY
Nancy C/ 1/ F/ KY

Mary b. 1857
*Mothers Birthplace is KY

In 1880 for the Federal Census I have:
MS=Marital Status
FB=Father's BirthPlace

Name/ Relation/ MS/ Gender/ Race/ Age/ BP/ Occupation/ FB/ MB
Wm. F. JONES/ Self/ M/ M/ W/ 26/ KY/ Farming/ KY/ KY
Mary J. JONES/ Wife/ M/ F/ W/ 25/ KY/ Keeping House/ NC/ KY
Thos. J. JONES/ Son/ S/ M/ W/ 8/ KY/ KY/ KY
Sarah E. JONES/ Dau/ S/ F/ W/ 6/ KY/ KY/ KY
Bardin C. JONES/ Son/ S/ M/ W/ 3/ KY/ KY/ KY
Catharine JONES/ Dau/ S/ F/ W/ 4M/ KY/ KY/ KY

Mary J. Jones b.1855
*Mother's Birthplace is KY

*Assuming that Mary J. Jones is
the daughter of Bardin, the mother's
birthplace would be Kentucky which
is where Pharby was born.

But in Mary, Adin's daughter, her
mother Elizabeth was born in Tennessee.

William's & Mary's
List of Descendants
Scroll down the page to find William's & Polly's List of Descendants.

  • (1) Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Jones
    b: 23 Jan 1872 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 31 Aug 1942 London, KY
    buried: Pine Grove Cemetery London, KY
    m: HANNAH "SIS" McNEAL-BRUNER, on 24 Dec 1895, in Laurel Co, KY
    daughter of William &Hanna(Seaborn) Bruner
    b: 28 Nov 1876 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 28 Jun 1957 London, KY
    buried: Dyche Cemetery, London, KY

  • (2) Sarah Elizabeth Jones
    b: 09 Nov 1873
    d: Nov 1945
    buried: Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
    son of Joseph &Patience(Sasser) Tuttle
    b: 25 Sep 1871 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 30 Oct 1945 (coronary thrombosis) Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
    buried: Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
    Sarah died just 3 weeks after Jeff died.
    Sarah's grandfather, Adin Sasser, is a brother to
    Jeff's mother, Patience (Sasser) Tuttle; thus,
    Sarah & Jeff are 2nd cousins-once removed.

  • (3) Barden C. "Pete" Jones
    b: 10 Apr 1878
    d: 25 Aug 1951
    buried: Freedom Church Cemetery, Laurel Co, KY
    m: #1=PRISCILLA JANE "SILLER" PETRIE, in Abt 1897
    daughter of John &unknown Petrie
    b: 1873
    m: #2=SARAH CHEEK

  • (4) Belinda "Catherine" Jones
    b: Feb 1880
    m: FNU SMITH

  • (5) Mary Angeline Jones
    b: May 1884 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 1916
    buried: Taylor Cemetery, Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
    m: SAMUEL TROY TAYLOR, on 11 Apr 1901
    son of Thomas &Sarah(Hale) Taylor, Sr.
    b: 21 Mar 1881 Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
    d: 1948
    buried: Taylor Cemetery, Blackwater, Laurel Co, KY
    Samuel's 2nd wife was Nancy (Gray) Sasser,
    daughter of Martin V. &Isabelle(Sasser) Gray
    granddaughter of
    Stephen &Lucinda(Bowling) Gray.

  • (6) Joseph Preston Jones
    b: Mar 1887

  • (7) Pearl Jones

    William's & Polly's
    List of Descendants
    (William's step-daughter from Polly's previous marriage was Cynthia Hensley, b: 1887)

  • (1) Fred Jones
    b: 1899

  • (2) Berda "Berdie" Jones
    b: Mar 1900
    son of Marion &America(Jones) Rush
    paternal grandparents: Jacob &Lucy(Day) Rush
    maternal grandparents: Marlin &Catherine(McCrary) Jones
    Jones g-grandparents: William &Mary(Jones) Jones
    b: 1896 Clay Co, KY
    d: 1977
    Berdie's grandfather, Thomas Jones, is a brother to
    Edward's grandfather, Marlin Jones; thus,
    Berdie & Edward are 2nd cousins.

  • (3) Guy Jones
    b: 1902

  • (4) South F. Jones
    b: 1903

  • (5) Winnie Bell Jones
    b: 1905
    m: FNU JONES

  • (6) John B. "Johnny" Jones
    b: 1906

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