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Joseph Jones

Continental congressman

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