Allen Jones of Tennessee and Mary Ellen Carter of Virginia came to Christian County after the Civil War, settling near Clever, Missouri in Christian County. Allen and Mary Carter Jones' children were: William T., November 1865; John Jones, 1877; Tobe; Kyle Hezekiah; James Allen, Oct. 21, 1873, married Acenith Prunty; Della L., 1884; and Laura J., 1887.
James Allen Jones, born Oct. 21, 1873, married Acenith "Cena" Prunty, born Feb. 12, 1864, their children: Bertha M., Aug. 12, 1895; Charles William "Willie", May 30, 1898; Reathal Fern, born July 5, 1903, died 1905; Otis Arvil, April 30, 1907, married Ollie Reathal Jones, born Sept. 17, 1908. The connection link to the two Jones families is Otis Jones and Reathal Jones.
Ollie Reathal's parents were John Henry Jones, born 1868, son of William Jesse Jones & Nancy A.F. Inman, who married Allie Fair Wilhite. This was John Henry's third marriage.
John Henry & Allie Fair Wilhite Jones children: Andy, Jan. 24, 1902-Feb. 4, 1902; Henry Efton, Feb 2, 1903, married Doll Jackson; Ruby Ethel Jones, Aug. 11, 1904, married William Clifford Harp; Tilda Marie Jones, July 22, 1906, married Fred Inman; Roy Otis Jones, June 13, 1907, married Maggie Marie Klapp; Ollie Reathal Jones, Sept. 17, 1908, married Otis Arvil Jones; Artie Lena Jones, Aug. 15, 1910, married William Virgil Smith; Lillie Allie Fair Jones, March 16, 1912, married Henry Wadkins; Onis Lee "Tobe" Jones, Feb 20, 1915, married Iva Ellingsworth; Freeda Francis Jones, July 14, 1919, married Henry Reggie Smith; Lowell Wesley Jones, Aug. 15, 1921, married Charlotte; Anna Mae Jones, Dec 15, 1923, had three children.
Note: This story was submitted by Christine Lehman, Nixa, MO.