Noble Jones: From Carpenter To Supreme Court Justice In Colonial Georgia, 1733-1775

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Gary Lee Starrett (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Ina Van Noppen

Abstract: Noble Jones began his life in Georgia as a carpenter. He found himself very busy, those first months of the colonies' establishment, with the numerous construction projects which were going on . . . The most controversial years in Jones's life were those during which he served as surveyor of the colony. The Trustees of the colony, far off in England, seemingly did not realize the immensity of the job which Jones had . . . Underpaid and overworked, Jones was dismissed from his position as official surveyor in 1738 . . . Jones played a important role in the War of Jenkins' Ear. Spain claimed the southern part of the colony of Georgia, and this let to much hostility between the two colonies of St. Augustine and Georgia. Jones took part in the siege of St. Augustine and the Battle of Bloody Marsh . . . As a plantation owner, Jones started with 500 acres and built his total land acquisitions to more than 5,000 acres . . . In his later years, Noble served as Legislator, Judge, Treasurer, and Commissioner.

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Starrett, G. (1966). Noble Jones: From Carpenter To Supreme Court Justice In Colonial Georgia, 1733-1775. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 1966
Georgia, United States, Colonial history, Noble Jones, Supreme Court, Law, South

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