News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 22, 1900, page 1
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Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Col. and Mrs. C. M. Jones Reach the Fiftieth Milepost
Of their Wedded Life
And Celebrate the Day at Their Home, Where a General Family Reunion is Held.

[A very long article—contains a nice portrait of “Col. and Mrs. Charles Milton Jones.”   An excerpt: He [Col. Jones] was the son of Wylie and Nancy (Lively) Jones, and was born in what is now DeKalb county, Georgia, July 29th, 1829.  His grandfather, William Jones, was a native of Wales, England, who emigrated to America, settled in Maryland, where he died.  Mr. Jones’ father left Maryland when a young man, came to Georgia and settled in Morgan county where he married.  Later he moved to what is now DeKalb county, where he engaged in farming and stock raising and died in 1830.  His children were Francis, wife of Jacob House, Cobb county, Georgia; William L. died in 1854 in Alabama.  Reared on the plantation, receiving common school education; his father having died when he was young, Col. Jones was deprived of some advantages in this respect he might otherwise have enjoyed…..In 1850 he married Miss Sarah, daughter of Thomas Carroll, of Gwinnett county.  He has been a Master Mason forty-three years.  He is a Methodist prominent in his church and has been a delegate to its general conference.”]


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