The Courant American News

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 1, 1891, Page 5
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A Notable Gathering.
The Patriarchs of the Famous Jones Family Reunite.

A Family Of Methodist Ministers, Including the Original Samuel Jones and His Famous Grandson.

[Atlanta Constitution.]
Rev. Samuel F. Jones, the patriarch, and Rev. Samuel P. Jones, the apostle, with two other ministers of the same family, and with about forty men, women and children, descendants of the old minister, enjoyed a rare family reunion at the residence of Rev. A. P. Jones, in Cartersville, Christmas Day. It was a most notable occasion.

Rev. Samuel F. Jones, the patriarch of the family, is in his eight-sixth year and once every year the family assemble together and for a day enjoy themselves.

On this occasion there were, besides the head of the family, Rev. Sam P. Jones, the famous evangelist, who is a son of the eldest son of Rev. Samuel F. Jones; Rev. W. E. Jones, of this city, fourth son of the patriarch; Rev. A. P. Jones, another son, at whose home the reunion was held; Rev. Joseph Jones, also an evangelist; Rev. Simon Peter Richardson, an old friend of the family, and about forty of the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of the original Samuel Jones. There is another minister, Rev. J. H. Jones, of Alabama, who was unable to be present. [Article continues.]


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