DESCENDANTS OF JOSHUA JONES AND SOLOMON KING 1771-1994
Submitted by: Nadine Billingsley
This genealogy is devoted to the Joshua Jones line in Blount County Alabama
and the Solomon King line of Buncombe County, North Carolina and Blount County
Many of the Jones's and King's living in Blount County today are kin to each
other plus other lines such as Handley, Allred, Blackwood, Sloan just to
mention a few.
Leonard and Joshua Jones's life and that of their descendants were documented
from records in Georgia Tennessee and Alabama. It is belived both father
and son came to America after the American Revolutionary War.
After compiling and reviewing the information, there is evidence that Leonard
and Joshua were educated and believed in education for their children. Joshua
and his sons William and Alva are mentioned together on many deed and court
records. Alva must have been much loved by his brothers, almost every brother
named a son Alva. This is also true of Milton Asbury Jones of the Wiley Jones
line, many of his grandchildren were named Milton or Asbury.
In order to give a personality when possible family traditions and history
are included for most families. These were gathered when interviewing family
Wiley King's (Solomon's son) sons, Charlie, Jonah, James and Andrew King
moved to Blount and Marshall Counties after the War Between the States. Wiley
lived in the Avery and Haw Creek areas of Buncombe County, North Carolina
until Vanderbilt bought land and establisted his estate. With no land available
he moved to Jackson County in order to feed his large family.
Many of the Jones children married Handleys and the Kings would later marry
Jones, thus making double and triple cousins.