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Joseph JONES


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.


Jones, Joseph. Letters of Joseph Jones of Virginia, 1777-1787. Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. 1889. Reprint, [New York]: The New York Times, [1971].

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