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Author Jones, H. G. (Houston Gwynne), 1924-2018, author.

Title Miss Mary's money : fortune and misfortune in a North Carolina plantation family, 1760-1924 / H.G. Jones with David Southern
Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Preface: "The wealthy old lady" -- Landed grandfather : Francis Jones (1760-1844) -- Profligate father : Congressman James Strudwick Smith (1787-1852) -- Boozing politician son : James Sidney Smith (1819-1867) -- Lecherous doctor son : Francis Jones Smith (1816-1877) -- Saintly daughter : Mary Ruffin Smith (1814-1885) -- Beneficiaries : church and state -- Warring Episcopalians: the battle for Price Creek -- Saving St. Mary's School -- Healing the wounds : the Chapel of the Cross -- Cleaning up, warming up, and lighting up the university -- End of the trail
Summary "The Smith fortune was made by Mary's grandfather, Revolutionary War veteran Francis Jones, and survived the profligacy of his son-in-law, Dr. James Smith, before being willed to the university and the North Carolina Episcopal diocese. Hundreds of descendants have been virtually ignored. This book, the result of eight years of research, is for them"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Jones, Francis, 1760-1844 -- Family
Smith, Mary Ruffin, 1814-1885 -- Family
Jones, Francis, 1760-1844 fast
Smith, Mary Ruffin, 1814-1885 fast
Subject Plantation owners -- North Carolina -- Chatham County -- Biography
Plantation owners -- North Carolina -- Orange County -- Biography
Plantations -- North Carolina -- History
Land grants -- North Carolina -- History
Beneficiaries -- North Carolina -- History
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Land grants
Plantation owners
SUBJECT Chatham County (N.C.) -- Biography
Orange County (N.C.) -- Biography
Subject North Carolina
North Carolina -- Chatham County
North Carolina -- Orange County
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Southern, David, 1946-2021, author.
LC no. 2014038441
ISBN 9781476619873