Mississippi, the twentieth State, was admitted to the Union, December 10, 1817. It was named from "the Great Father of Waters" called the "Mississippi".
The Mississippi Territory it was first called, and included the present States of Alabama and Mississippi. In 1803, "the Purchase of Louisiana" brought this territory in the folds of the United States.
The first JONES to be recorded from this territory was the marriage of John Jones to Catharine Miller. The marriage date is 25 May 1803. It was listed in "Adams" county. These folks must have been present at the earliest days of this "Mississippi Territory". Any folks related out there?
This reference is found: Jones Journeys, Vol. 12, 1984 - 1985, p. 889.