Fetna Slawson

Female 1850 - 1937


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  • Name  Fetna Slawson 
    Born  30 Mar 1850  Near Sarcoxie, Jasper Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  13 Oct 1937  Near Alder Springs/Brays, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I081  Seaver-Bilyeu-Lowell
    Last Modified  19 Jan 2010 

    Father  Joseph Obediah Slawson,   b. 04 Oct 1811, Wake Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1877, Saledo, Bell Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Celia or Cecilia Williams,   b. 1811, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1853, Sarcoxie, Jasper Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jan 1831  Wake Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Slawsons came to Miller County from southwest Missouri (near Sarcoxie, Jasper County) after the Civil War and located in the Brays Mill area. Before coming west to Missouri, they had stopped off in Kentucky on their way from North Carolina where a couple of their children were born. Some of their children included: Katherine Slawson b. c/1833 in NC; Haywood Slawson b. c/1835 NC; Lowry A. Slawson b. c/1839 KY; James Slawson b. c/1841 KY; Sarah Slawson b. c/1847 MO. and Fetna Slawson b. c/1850 MO. Latermore children were born to Joseph Slawson Sr. and a second wife including Joseph Arnold Slawson Jr (born in Jasper Co., MO in 1854)
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    Family ID  F039  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elijah Dake,   b. Abt 1825,   d. Aft 1900 
    Last Modified  9 Jan 2010 
    Family ID  F038  Group Sheet

    Family 2  William Marshall Jones,   b. 9 Apr 1849, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1888 
    Married  3 Mar 1867  Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Laura A Jones,   b. 1867,   d. 1889
     2. Sarah Ella Jones,   b. 1870
     3. Joseph N Jones,   b. 1871,   d. 1967
     4. Nancy E Jones,   b. 1874
    >5. Sophia Francis Jones,   b. 26 Sep 1876, Iberia, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1960, Spring Hill, Johnson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. John Thomas Jones,   b. 1879,   d. 1960
     7. James Walter Jones,   b. 1882
     8. Otis or Ottie M Jones,   b. 1884,   d. 1958
     9. William Gordon Jones,   b. 1886
    Last Modified  9 Jan 2010 
    Family ID  F036  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Mar 1850 - Near Sarcoxie, Jasper Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1867 - Miller Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1937 - Near Alder Springs/Brays, MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Biographies of Miller County Persons
      http://www.millercountymuseum.org/people.html

      FETNA SLAWSON JONES

      Fetna Slawson Jones was born 30 March 1850 in Jasper County, MO near the town of Sarcoxie. She was a daughter of Joseph Arnold Slawson Sr. and his first wife, Celia Williams, both natives of North Carolina. Both were born about 1812 and according to Mormon Church records, married in Wake County, NC on January 25,

      The Slawsons came to Miller County from southwest Missouri (near Sarcoxie, Jasper County) after the Civil War and located in the Brays Mill area. Before coming west to Missouri, they had stopped off in Kentucky on their way from North Carolina where a couple of their children were born. Some of their children included: Katherine Slawson b. c/1833 in NC; Haywood Slawson b. c/1835 NC; Lowry A. Slawson b. c/1839 KY; James Slawson b. c/1841 KY; Sarah Slawson b. c/1847 MO. and Fetna Slawson b. c/1850 MO. Later more children were born to Joseph Slawson Sr. and a second wife including Joseph Arnold Slawson Jr (born in Jasper Co., MO in 1854).

      Fetna Slawson married William Marshall Jones in Miller County 3 March 1867, the marriage performed by Rev. Thomas Owen Workman, a circuit-riding preacher of central Missouri. William Marshall Jones was a son of Henry and Nancy (Davis) Jones who had moved to Pike Co., Illinois by 1832 because they married there on April 5, 1832. Their marriage was performed by Rev. John M. Davis, the father of Nancy. The Jones and Davis families came on to the Big Richwoods of Miller County in the late 1830s and lived near one another in the census of 1840.

      William Marshall Jones was born in Miller Co. 9 Apr 1849. He was one of nine children born to Henry & Nancy. I do not know where Henry and Nancy are buried. There is no record for them in any of the cemetery records. He died c/1874 and she lived until 1902. They are probably buried in unmarked graves in either the Old Brays Cemetery or the Brays Union Cemetery. Fetna (Slawson) and Wm. Marshall (called Marshal) continued to live in the same area of the Big Richwoods in the Brays/Alder Springs community. The Jones' lived there for several generations but most of the Slawson family evidently moved elsewhere. Fetna had a half-brother, Joseph Arnold Slawson Jr., who lived in the Brays Mill area and at one time operated a grist mill in the area. I believe he may have run and operated the old Brays Mill before it was known by that name.
      # Fetna and Marshall became parents of several children including:
      # 1. Laura A. Jones 1867-1889 m. John H. Thompson
      # 2. Sarah Ella Jones 1870- m. Wm. T. Yoakum
      # 3. Joseph N. Jones 1871-1967 m. Mishia F._________
      # 4. Nancy E. Jones 1874- m. Albert S. Sloan
      # 5. Sophia F. Jones 1876- m. George Clinton Bilyeu
      # 6. John Thomas Jones 1879-1960 m. Elizabeth Ardora Irvin
      # 7. James Walter Jones 1882- m. Leftie Morrow
      # 8. Otis/Ottie M. Jones 1884-1958 m. Martha Jane Sloan
      # 9. Wm. Gordon Jones 1886- m. Maude Crismon

      Marshall Jones died at the young age of 36 years leaving Fetna alone to rear their 9 children. He died of typhoid pneumonia on 2 Dec 1888 and was buried at the Morrow Cemetery (today known as Brays Union). I found record of his death in an old book at the Miller County courthouse. Between 1883-1891, both birth and death records were kept by Missouri counties and Miller Co. has their records in an old book in the County Clerk's office. About 1896, when she had been a widow for about 8 years, Fetna married an older man who lived in her neighborhood. His name was Elijah Dake and he was 25 years older than Fetna. His first wife, Eliza (Lawson) Dake, had died after giving birth to at least 7 children: James, Matilda, Mary, Harvey, Sarah, Perry, and Rebecca. I do not know how long Fetna was married to Elijah. He died sometime after 1900. Fetna Slawson-Jones-Dake lived to the age of 86 years and died at her home in the Alder Springs/Brays area on October 13, 1937. She was survived by 8 children (her oldest daughter, Laura Jones Thompson, died in 1889). She was buried beside her first husband, Marshall Jones, in Brays Union cemetery where many other members of the Jones family are buried.