JONES, Joseph, (uncle of James Monroe),
a Delegate from Virginia; born in King George County, Va., in 1727;
member of the colonial House of Burgesses; served on the committee of safety in
1775; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1776; served in the
State house of delegates in 1776, 1777, 1780, 1781, and 1783-1785; Member of
the Continental Congress in 1777 and 1780-1783; appointed judge of the Virginia
General Court January 23, 1778, and resigned in October 1779; reappointed to
the same court November 19, 1789; member of the State convention in 1788 which
ratified the Federal Constitution; major general of State militia; died in
Fredericksburg, Va., October 28, 1805.
BibliographyJones, Joseph. Letters of Joseph Jones of Virginia,
1777-1787. Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. 1889. Reprint, [New
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