REV. JONES HOUSE circa 1840
Rev. John Jones, son of Captain John Jones and Sarah Fisher, married Susan Jane Bell in 1832. The 1850 census recorded widower Jones on Bogue Sound with seven children. Married in 1856, Rev. Jones and Sarah Caroline Davis were in Beaufort by 1860 with daughters Mary and Emily.
During the Civil War, the house is said to have been used as an auxiliary hospital morgue. In 1874, Rev. Jones sold the house to son Benjamin Leecraft Jones and wife Orpha Neal Gibbs for $600; they became parents of John Leecraft, Hugh Cole, William Howard and Mary Gibbs Jones. With Winfield Scott Chadwick, Benjamin Leecraft Jones formed Chadwick & Jones Drygoods, and later Carteret Fish Oil and Guano Company.
Summer Field Study: This Greek Revival house was probably built in the 1850s, based on the copious use of circular sawn framing members combined with sash sawn material.