Jones, Charles Colcock, 1804-1863. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Jones, Charles Colcock, 1804-1863.
Historical Note: Charles Colcock Jones (1804-1863) was the secular and spiritual leader of his family. His ancestors included his grandfather, Major John Jones, who moved from South Carolina to Georgia before the American Revolution. C.C. Jones's father, also named John Jones, died in 1805; his mother died in 1810, leaving him an orphan. He studied at the Andover Theological Seminary and the Princeton Theological Seminary. He married Mary Jones (1806-1869), a first cousin, in 1829. After his ordination as a minister, C.C. Jones served as a pastor to the First Presbyterian Church in Savannah. In 1832, he returned to Liberty County to attend to his family's plantations, Montevideo, Maybank, and Arcadia. C.C.Jones served as professor of ecclesiastical history at the Columbia, S.C., Theological Seminary and as Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Domestic Missions in Philadelphia. Toward the end of his life, he kept a diary in his almanacs containing observations on the early years of the Civil War.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 154
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