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Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones, American Continental congressman.

Background

  • Jones, Joseph was born in 1727 in King George County, Virginia, United States. Son of James and Hester Jones.

  • Career

    • General Court, 1778-1783, 89-1805. General Virginia Militia</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Fredericksburg, Virginia, Oct.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1772. Member 2d Virginia Committee Safety, 1775, also all Virginia revolutionary convs. Member Virginia House of Delegates 1776, 77, 80, 81, 83-85.

    Member committee which framed Virginia Declaration of Rights and Virginia Constitution, 1776. Member Continental Congress from Virginia, 1777-1778, 80-83. Member Virginia Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1788.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Taliaferro, before 1758.
    • father: James Jones
    • mother: Hester Jones
    • spouse: Mary Taliaferro
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    Died October 28, 1805
    (aged 78)
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