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Rice Andrew Jones
Fitzhugh, Pontotoc County

Rice Andrew Jones was born on January 30, 1851 near Oleander In Marshall Co., Alabama.  Rice moved through a number of states on his way eventually settling in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).  In 1870 he was living in Henderson co., Tennessee. 1871 daughter Martha J. born in Alabama. 1873, a son, James Jones was born near Jackson Co., Mississippi. 1875 son Walter Jones born in Missouri. In 1880, living in Yell County, Arkansas.  He moved to Indian Territory about 1883 and a daughter, Myrtle, was born there in 1892.  He moved to Fitzhugh in Pontotoc Co., Indian Territory in 1898 where he settled and lived in tents until he could build a log house where he and his wife lived until he died in 1926.  After that a daughter lived in the house, and then a great-grand daughter and her family.  The logs remained standing until 1953 when a tornado blew it away.  Rice Andrew was affectionately known as "old Uncle Andy".


Notes on photo of Harry and Eva Jones.

Children of James Jones. 
This picture postcard of brother and sister, Harry and Eva Jones, was mailed from Blanchard Okla. on Aug. 15, 1917, to their sister Nina, who lived at Roff, Okla.