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Allen Jones

Allen Jones, American Continental congressman. member North Carolina House of Commons from Northampton County, 1873-1875; member Committee of Safety for Halifax district, 1775; member North Carolina Senate, 1777-1779, speaker, 1778, 79; member Continental Congress, 1779-1780,; member North Carolina Council of State, 1782; member North Carolina Senate from Northampton County, 1783, 84, 87.

Background

  • Jones, Allen was born on December 24, 1739 in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robert (Robin) and Sarah (Cobb) J.

  • Education

    • Attended Eton College, England.

    Career

    • Clerk of Superior Court for Halifax district. Member North Carolina House of Commons from Northampton County, 1873-1875. Assisted in suppression of “Regulators”, 1771.

      Member Committee of Safety for Halifax district, 1775. Represented Northampton in 5 North Carolina provincial congresses, 1774-1776, member coms. to provide military defense, to establish temporary forms of civil government, to impower North Carolina delegations in Congress to concur with those of other colonies in declaring independence, 1776, and to frame state constitution of 1776. Commissioned brigadier general North Carolina Militia for Halifax district 1776.

      Member North Carolina Senate, 1777-1779, speaker, 1778, 79. Member Continental Congress, 1779-1780, member of council extraordinary charged with conduct of war, 1781. Member North Carolina Council of State, 1782.

      Member North Carolina Senate from Northampton County, 1783, 84, 87.

    Membership

    Member North Carolina House of Commons from Northampton County, 1873-1875. Member Committee of Safety for Halifax district, 1775. Member North Carolina Senate, 1777-1779, speaker, 1778, 79.

    Member Continental Congress, 1779-1780. Member North Carolina Council of State, 1782. Member North Carolina Senate from Northampton County, 1783, 84, 87.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Haynes, January 21, 1762. Married second, Rebecca Edwards, September 3, 1768.
    • father: Robert Jones
    • spouses: Mary Haynes
    • Rebecca Edwards
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    Born December 24, 1739
    Died November 14, 1807
    (aged 67)
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