JONES, Allen (1739-1798)

JONES, ALLEN, (brother of Willie Jones), a Delegate from North Carolina; born in Edgecombe (now Halifax) County, N.C., December 24, 1739; attended Eton College, England; was a member of the colonial assembly 1773-1775; delegate to the five Provincial Congresses 1774-1776; served throughout the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of brigadier general; served in the State senate 1777-1779, 1783, 1784, and 1787; Member of the Continental Congress in 1779 and 1780; member of the convention that rejected the proposed Constitution of the United States at Halifax, N.C., in 1788; died on his plantation, ``Mount Gallant,'' near Roanoke Rapids, Northampton County, N.C., on November 10, 1798; interment in the private burial ground on his estate.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1781, 5 items.
Collection consists of letters concerning military affairs.

Papers: In the papers of Preston Davie, 1560-1903, 3 linear feet.
Persons represented include Allen Jones.

Papers: In the Cameron family papers, 1757-1978, 69 linear feet.
Correspondents include Allen Jones.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the North Carolina papers, ca. 300 items.
Correspondents include Allen Jones.


The Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the papers of Josiah Parker, 1780-1800, 31 leaves.
Collection contains a letter from Brigadier Allen Jones in South Carolina to Parker reviewing the situation of General Nathanael Greene's army in South Carolina.