William Foote JONES Sallie Florence MINCE Alexander JONES William Thomas JONES Robert Foote JONES Mary E Nomaiden SMITH Mini tree diagram
William Foote JONES

William Foote JONES3,4,5,6,7,8,1,2,10,9

12th Nov 18693,4,5,6,7,8,2,9 - 11th Feb 19295,1,2

Life History

12th Nov 1869

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,4,5,6,7,8,2,9

5th Dec 1897

Married Sallie Florence MINCE in Prairie County, Arkansas.9

11th Feb 1929

Died in DeValls Bluff, Prairie, Arkansas.5,1,2

13th Feb 1929

Buried in Oakland Cemetery, DeValls Bluff, Prairie, Arkansas.1,2


  • Foote's full name was William Foote Jones, according to Jonesresearcher Jerry Robnett.  He had a brother also nmaed Foote.  Andanother brother was name Robert Foote Jones.

    "My husband, Michael L Robnett is descended from William Foote Jones(1860-1929) who resided in DeValls Bluff, AR and is a brother ofWilliam Thomas Jones (1875-1948)."
    --  Jerry Lyn Robnett, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17April 2015

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 2 July, PrairieTownship, PO St Charles, page 12, Hse/Fam #89
    Jones, William F 61 M W Farmer $320 Real Estate $500 Personal  bVirginia
    Jones, Mary E 28 F W Keeping House born Arkansas cannot read or write
    Jones, Foote 7mos M W born Arkansas November 1869

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 11 June, (Location &District Unstated), p 17, #115, Fam #118
    William F Jones W M 71    Farmer VA VA VA (b abt 1809)
    Mary E Jones W F 38 Wife Keeping House b AR Mass KY (b abt 1822)
    Foote Jones 10 W M Son On Farm AR VA AR (b abt 1870)

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Foot Jones
    Gender Male
    Age 28, Birth Year abt 1869
    Residence Vaby, Prairie, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Florence Miner
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 18
    Spouse's Residence Vaby, Prairie, Arkansas
    Marriage 5 Dec 1897 Prairie County
    Marriage License Date 4 Dec 1897

    1900 Federal Census, Prairie County, Arkansas, 13 June, Roc RoeTownship, District 93, page 9B, Ulm Village, Hse #121, Fam #122
    Jones, Foot Head  W M Nov 1869 30 married 2 years  AR GA IL FarmerOwns
    Jones, Florence Wife W F Dec 1879 20 married 2 yrs 1 child/1 living MSGA GA
    Jones, Thomas R  Son  W M Aug 1898 1  AR AR MS

    This census interestingly reports the birthplace of Foote's mother asIllinois.  She is otherwise reported as born in Arkansas.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 18 April, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 2A, Hse/Fam #24
    Jones, Foot Head  M W 40 2nd marriage Married 12 years AR VA ARFarmer, Owns Farm (abt 1870)
    Jones, Florence Wife F W 30 1st Marriage Married 12 years 5 children/5living TN GA GA (abt 1880)
    Jones, Robert Son M W 11 Single AR AR TN
    Jones, Mildred Dau F W 9 Single AR AR TN
    Jones, May Dau  F W 8 Single AR AR TN
    Jones, Ora Dau F W 6 Single AR AR TN
    Jones, Raleigh Son M W 4 Single AR AR TN

    In the 1920 census, Foote and Florence are in El Paso County,Colorado.  I have been able to determine when they moved there.  Allthe children were born in Arkansas, so with Herbert the youngest atage 3, we can say that they moved to Colorado after 1917.  I havefound no clues about when they moved back to Arkansas.

    1920 Federal Census, El Paso County, Colorado, 3 January, Precinct 62,District 156, page 2A, (No town stated) 705 N Main St, Hse #30, Fam#33
    Jones, Foot Head  Owns Farm  M W 50 AR US AR Farmer (abt 1870)
    Jones, Florence S  Wife F W 40 AR GA GA No occupation (abt 1880)
    Jones, May J  Dau F W 17 AR AR AR Waitress
    Jones, Ora B Dau F W 16 AR AR AR Waitress
    Jones, Rollie M  Son M W 13 AR AR AR No occupation
    Jones, Henry W Son M W 8 AR AR AR No occupation
    Jones, Herbert B  Son M W 3 AR AR AR No occupation

    I have not found any documentation indicating how long they lived inColorado.  Someone posted a photo of Foote and Florence in their café. No date or location was given for the photo.  This 1920 census helpsto locate the photo in Colorado, since the two daughters are workinghere as waitresses.  However a family source, Terry Carty, also hadthis photo and sent it to me separately.  Terry says the photo is ofthem in a café they owned in DeValls Bluff (Prairie County), Arkansas. No date is attached to the photo.  I do note that the 1920 census inColorado reports Foote himself as a Farmer, not a café owner.  But heis not listed as a café owner in any of the Arkansas censuses either.

    At some point in their life they moved back to Arkansas, and lived forsome years in the DeVall's Bluff community in Prairie County.  I founda copy of Foote's obituary posted on the Internet, but the exact dateand name of the Newspaper were not included on the clip from thepaper.  This obit mentions that they had lived in DeVall's Bluff "fora number of years."  The posting reports the date of Foote's death as11 February 1929.  This day was on a Monday in February 1929.  Thatmatches the newspaper obituary stating he died on "Monday night."  Theobituary reports that the funeral (and thus the burial) was conductedon Wednesday, which was 13 February 1929.  This would lead us to thinkthat the obit was published in the Thursday paper.

    "Foote Jones, aged 59 years died at his home south of DeVall's BluffMonday night [11 February 1929] after an illness of more than a year.Mr Jones had lived in this community for a number of years and washeld in high esteem by his neighbors.  He is survived by his widow andfour sons, Raleigh, Henry, Robe and Herbert: and three daughters,Misses Ora and Mildred Jones and Mrs Mae Moore.  Funeral Services wereconducted at Oaklawn [Oakland] Cemetary [sic] here Wednesday afternoon[13 February 1929]."
    --  Jones Foote Obit, Feb 1929, DeValls Bluff Democrat. (DeVallsBluff, Prairie County, Ark.) newspaper,http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ViewPhoto.aspx?tid=12951280&oid=0ce733e1-1b41-473b-b861-f3df1f05a0c1

    Find a Grave reports that the name of the cemetery is Oakland, ratherthan Oaklawn.

    I found a photo of Foote's gravestone, but the resolution made itdifficult to read some numbers.  It appeared to read:
    Foote Jones
    Nov 12(?), 1869
    Feb 11, 1929

    Foote''s memorial on Find a Grave reports his birth year as 1860,which may be what the hard-to-discern gravestone seems to say.  Butthe thing is, in the 1870 census, Foote is reported to be age 7months, so it had to be in 1869.  Also his obit reports that he was 59years old, which matches the birth date of November 12, 1869.  Footedied in February and would have been 60 on November 12 of 1929.  Whenthis correciton was submitted, it was not changed, but the manager ofthe memorial did add the places of birth and death I submitted to thememorial.

    Foote Jones
    Birth Nov. 12, 1860 [ref age 7 months in the 1870 census] ArkansasCounty, Arkansas
    Death Feb. 11, 1929 De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas
    Spouse S. Florence Jones (1879 - 1973)
    Burial Oakland Cemetery, De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas
    Created byHarmony and Heritage Oct 23, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #99444680,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99444680&ref=acom&ftm=1


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