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Willie Jones

Willie Jones, American Continental congressman, legislator.

Background

  • Jones, Willie was born in 1741 in Northampton County, North Carolina, circa. Son of Robert (Robin) and Sarah (Cobb) ap J.

  • Education

    • Attended Eton (England), several years.

    Career

    • Aide to Governor Tryon of North Carolina in Alamance campaign against Regulators. Chairman Halifax Committee of Safety. Member 5 North Carolina provincial congresses from Halifax County, elected superintendent Indian affairs for Southern colonies during 4th congress, 1774, member commission to draft North Carolina constitution during 5th congress, influential in determining its form and character, credited with its authorship.

      Member North Carolina House of Commons from Borough of Halifax, 1777, from Halifax County, 1779-1780. Member Continental Congress, 1780-1781. Member North Carolina Council of State, 1781, 87.

      Elected to North Carolina Senate, 1782, 84, 88. Delegate to North Carolina Convention of 1788, to ratify United States Constitution (opposed). Member 1st board of trustees U. North Carolina.

      Member of commission which located capitol of North Carolina, provided for building of statehouse.

    Membership

    Member 5 North Carolina provincial congresses from Halifax County, elected superintendent Indian affairs for Southern colonies during 4th congress, 1774. Member North Carolina House of Commons from Borough of Halifax, 1777, from Halifax County, 1779-1780. Member Continental Congress, 1780-1781.

    Member North Carolina Council of State, 1781, 87. Member 1st board of trustees U. North Carolina. Member of commission which located capitol of North Carolina, provided for building of statehouse.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Montfort, June 27, 1776.
    • father: Robert Jones
    • spouse: Mary Montfort
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    Born 1741
    Died June 18, 1801
    (aged 60)
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