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Willie Jones

Birth24 DEC 1740
 
Org.1776 Committee of Safety, President
Org.1776
 
North Carolina State Convention, North Carolina, Delegate
Flag of North Carolina
Org.1789-1799
 
Chapel Hill, University Of NC, TrusteeChapel Hill, University Of NC
Death18 JUN 1801
 
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Aged: 60.5 years
Continental Congressman, North Carolina Governor. His first name was pronounced "wily", and he was the son of Robin Jones, the agent and attorney of Lord Grenville, one of North Carolina's lord proprietors. He attended England's Eton College, and then returned to North Carolina where he owned a plantation. He served in North Carolina's Provincial Congress from 1774 to 1776. In 1776 he was appointed President of the state Committee of Safety and ex officio Governor. Jones served in the North Carolina House from 1776 to 1778, and the Continental Congress in 1780. He was chosen as a Delegate to the US Constitutional Convention in 1787 but declined to accept. In 1788 he was a member of the state convention called to consider the new US Constitution. He opposed ratification as the leader of the anti-Federalists, placing him in opposition to his brother Allen, a former Continental Congressman who favored a strong federal government and led the pro-ratification delegates. Willie Jones prevailed and the Constitution was not adopted at this convention. In the 1790s he was one of three commisioners who chose a site and design for Raleigh, a new city planned as the state capital, and also served as a trustee of the University of North Carolina. In keeping with his Deist beliefs, when he died Jones was buried in an unmarked grave. This grave is believed to have been located on the site of what is now Raleigh's St. Augustine's College, but attempts to locate it have proved unsuccessful. (bio by: Bill McKern)
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Gracie 

27 Mar 175514 DEC 1834  VA, Albemarle Co Perminter Morgan 
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Annie Marie 

10 OCT 177917 SEP 1840  NC Joseph Blount Littlejohn 
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Sarah "Sallie" Welsh 

19 Oct 179124 Jan 1872  NC, Halifax Co, Halifax, "The Grove" Andrew Joyner, Hutchins Gordon Burton 
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  4. Other: Gedcom Import: November2011Tree.ged; Imported 11/12/2011;
  5. Website:57174755;
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  6. Website:Tom Hamm Jr;
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  1. Other: Gedcom Import: November2011Tree.ged; Imported 11/12/2011;
  2. Website:Tom Hamm Jr;
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
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