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Jones-Williamson family of Person County, North Carolina

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  John Gustavus Adolphus Williamson (1793-1840) — also known as John G. A. Williamson — Born in Roxboro, Person County, N.C., December 2, 1793. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1823-25; U.S. Consul in La Guaira, as of 1827; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1833; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Venezuela, 1835-40, died in office 1840. Scottish ancestry. Died in Caracas, Venezuela, August 7, 1840 (age 46 years, 249 days). Interment at English Cemetery, Caracas, Venezuela.
  Presumably named for: Gustavus Adolphus
  Relatives: Son of James Williamson; half-brother of Mildred Williamson (who married Calvin Jones); married 1832 to Frances Travis.
  Political family: Jones-Williamson family of Person County, North Carolina.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Calvin Jones (b. 1810) — of Somerville, Fayette County, Tenn. Born in Person County, N.C., July 8, 1810. Democrat. University professor; lawyer; Chancellor, Western Division of Tennessee, 1847-54. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wilson Jones and Rebecca (McKissack) Jones; brother of Thomas McKissick Jones; married, October 15, 1835, to Mildred Williamson (half-sister of John Gustavus Adolphus Williamson).
  Political family: Jones-Williamson family of Person County, North Carolina.
  Thomas McKissick Jones (1816-1892) — also known as Thomas M. Jones — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Born in Person County, N.C., December 16, 1816. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1840; member of Tennessee state senate, 1840; Delegate from Tennessee to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan was organized in his law office; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1870; state court judge in Tennessee, 1872-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee). Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., March 13, 1892 (age 75 years, 88 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tenn.
  Relatives: Brother of Calvin Jones.
  Political family: Jones-Williamson family of Person County, North Carolina.
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