Ann C. Randolph Jones Family Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Ann Cary Randolph Jones Family Papers, 451 THL

The Ann Cary Randolph Jones Family Papers collection includes original letters to William Strother Jones (grandson of Gabriel Jones) from Alexander Burnet and correspondence of Ann Cary Jones. Also included are land surveys, Vaucluse farm plat and floor plans, and a codicil to Ann Cary Jones’s will. (1 box) Last updated 02/03.

Note: All correspondence has been transcribed. It is available in that form for researchers' use. For additional information about the family, see the itemized list that accompanies this inventory. Researchers may wish to consult Defend the Valley: A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War, by Margaretta Barton Colt (New York: Orion Books, 1994), call number 975.5 COL in the Archives Reading Room.

Box 1

Chart of Ann Cary Randolph Jones family tree, 1651-1870, 1 leaf, manuscript

Codicil to the will of Ann Cary Randolph Jones, January 19, 1875, 1 page, manuscript; 1 leaf, typed transcript

Correspondence - Burnet, Alexander M. to William Strother Jones, February 5, 1803 to September 6, 1807, 9 pages, manuscript

Correspondence - Burnet, Alexander M. to William Strother Jones,
February 5, 1803 to September 6, 1807, 10 leaves, typed transcript

Correspondence - Davis, Susie L. to Harriet Parkhill,
May 24, 1863, 1 page, manuscript; 1 leaf, typed transcript Correspondence - Jones, Ann Cary Randolph to family members and friends, 1861-1876, 20 pages, 1 envelope, manuscript

Correspondence - Jones, Ann Cary Randolph to family members and friends, 1861-1876, 26 leaves, typed transcript

Correspondence - Jones, Francis Buckner to Ann Cary Randolph Jones (his mother), February 11, 1857, 1 leaf, manuscript; 1 leaf, typed transcript

Correspondence - Parkhill, Harriet Randolph to Alexander T. Jones, 1916, 5 items, 1 leaf, 1 page, 2 envelopes, manuscript; 1 leaf, typed transcript

List of slaves on unexecuted receipt to W. S. Jones, December 27, 1841, 1 page, manuscript

Miscellaneous, 1 page, 7 envelopes, manuscript

Newspaper articles, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Plat and survey - William Strother Jones land by John Wright, September 30, 1806, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Mapcase 1, Drawer 4

Unidentified house plans (perhaps tentative sketches of Vaucluse), 3 leaves, manuscript

Floor plan of Vaucluse - first floor, no date, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy available in collection)

Plat and survey of Jacob Crisman land, by John Baylis, March 21, 1749, 1 leaf, manuscript

Plat and survey of William Strother Jones land, by John Wright, September 30, 1806, 1 leaf, manuscript (photocopy available in collection)

Plat of Vaucluse farm, April 26, 1815, 1 leaf, manuscript

Ann Cary Randolph Jones Family Correspondence
1861-1976

Itemized List

Date Location, Addressee and/or Event
From Ann Cary Randolph Jones:
1861 – June 10 at Vaucluse
1862 – October 15 at Winchester, to [cousin Harriet] - Yankee soldiers in Fauquier
1862 -- October 23 at Winchester, to cousin Harriet
1862 -- December 24 at Vaucluse, to cousin Harriet
1863 -- May 18 at Vaucluse, to Lucy
1863 -- May 18 at Vaucluse, to Harriet
1863 -- May 19 at Vaucluse (fragment), envelope addressed to Mrs. Lucy B. Parkhill of Tallahassee, Florida - Speaks of her brothers
1863 – June 6 at Vaucluse - Yankee soldiers keeping guard and detaining local people for questioning

Battle of Winchester

1863 – July 13 at Winchester
1863 – August 7 at Winchester, to Lucy -
Has suffered from a slight typhoid fever
Yankees have left the area for now
Post Office in Winchester is closed, and there seems to be some difficulty in taking letters up the Valley to be mailed
Her son is in Staunton
People are anxious to leave Winchester; they are selling their homes
A lot of people are sick and have fevers; diphtheria is also common
1864 – November 30 from Vaucluse, to cousin [Lucy] -
A friend, Tom Marshall, was killed
Searching of private property
1874 – June 22 at Vaucluse -
Taxes on property
Other personal news
1875 – March 2 from Vaucluse -
Friendly gossip
1876 – August 21 from Buffalo Marsh
[1875 or 1876] – Winter from Vaucluse -
Mentions abolition of slavery
Family news
From Alexander Burnet:
1803 – February 5 at Farley, to Wm. Strother Jones at Chapel Hill, NC
1804 – February 13 at Farley, Culpeper Co., to William Strother Jones at home of Gabriel Jones, Rockingham
1805 – March 26 at Falmouth, to William Strother Jones at Vaucluse, personal letter
1805 – June 16 at Falmouth, to Wm. Strother Jones at Vaucluse, near Stephensburg, personal letter
1805 – July 3 at Falmouth, to William Strother Jones at Vaucluse, personal letter
1806 – January 3 at Falmouth, to William Strother Jones at Elm Grove, Culpeper, personal letter
1806 – January 25 at Falmouth, to Wm. Strother Jones, personal letter
1807 – January 19 to William Strother Jones at Fauquier C. H. - personal letter, describes Jones's baby son, Charles Marshall
1807 – September 6 at Falmouth, to Wm. Strother Jones at Belle Pre
From Susie L. Davis:
1863 – May 24 at Vaucluse, to Miss Harriet Parkhill of Florida
From Francis Buckner Jones:
1857 – February 11 to "my dearest mother" (Ann Cary Randolph Jones) on the death of his Mammy
From Harriet Randolph Parkhill:
1916 – May 9 at Orlando, Florida, to "My Dear Cousin" (Alexander T. Jones) at Winchester, introducing herself
1916 – May 23 at Orlando, Florida, to "My Dear Cousin" (Alexander T. Jones) at Winchester, replying to his letter