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Allen JONES

(1739-1798)

JONES, Allen, (brother of Willie Jones), a Delegate from North Carolina; born in Edgecombe (now Halifax) County, N.C., December 24, 1739; attended Eton College, England; was a member of the colonial assembly 1773-1775; delegate to the five Provincial Congresses 1774-1776; served throughout the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of brigadier general; served in the State senate 1777-1779, 1783, 1784, and 1787; Member of the Continental Congress in 1779 and 1780; member of the convention that rejected the proposed Constitution of the United States at Halifax, N.C., in 1788; died on his plantation, “Mount Gallant,” near Roanoke Rapids, Northampton County, N.C., on November 10, 1798; interment in the private burial ground on his estate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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