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Frances Iredell Jones

(b. 1837)

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At a Glance

Frances Iredell Jones of Hillsborough, NC was the granddaughter of NC Governor James Iredell of Edenton, NC who served from 1827-1828 [1].

Story

Fanny I. Jones, listed mistakenly in the Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51 [2] as  "Fanny J. Jones,"  was the daughter of lawyer Col. Cadwallader [III] Jones and Annie Isabella Iredell, daughter of NC Governor James Iredell of Edenton, NC.

The Joneses purchased Burnside in Hillsborough, NC on the eastern edge of Hillsborough, NC on May 27, 1838, but Frances Iredell Jones, their first child, was born on February 5, 1837, before Burnside in Hillsborough, NC was acquired.

Besides having a most distinguished maternal ancestry, Fanny was also the granddaughter of Col. Cadwallader Jones, [Jr.] and Rebecca Edward Long of West Hill, NC in Hillsborough, NC. Although many Burwell students had notable ancestries, few could have surpassed that of Fanny Iredell Jones.

Fanny attened the Burwell School in the late 1840s or early 1850s. She had an interest in music, for Mrs. Burwell (Anna Robertson Burwell ) mentions in a letter of March 4, 1856, that Dr. Edward Scott bought  "Fanny Jones's piano"  for his sister Billie.

Fanny married George W. Erwin, son of John Erwin and Eliza Margaret Chadwick of Glencairn, Greensboro, AL, on October 14, 1856, at West Hill, NC, her paternal grandparents home [1].

Biographical Data

Frances was called Fanny.

Important Dates

Frances Iredell Jones was born on February 5, 1837.

Places of Residence

Schools Attended

  • Burwell School, between late 1840s and early 1850s . Fanny was a student in the late 1840s to early 1850s. She had an interest in music, for Mrs. Burwell (Anna Robertson Burwell) mentions in a letter of March 4, 1856, that Dr. Edward Scott bought  "Fanny Jones's piano"  for his sister, Billie [1].

Relatives

References

  1. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).
  2. Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51.