Finding aid to the Jones-Sterling Family Collection

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Jones Memorial Library
2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 846-0501
JONES – STERLING FAMILY COLLECTION
The collection includes two farm journals (1831-1851) kept by James T. Jones
(1789-1879) of Fluvanna County, Virginia; one book of French lessons (1852-1854) of
Sallie Willie Jones; one diary (1867-1875) of Mary E. Jones; 27 diaries (1878-1946) of
Mary Otway Sterling of Charlottesville, Virginia (completed by Sallie Willie Sterling
Allen in 1946); one diary (1879) and memory book of Lucia Green Sterling Allen;
miscellaneous papers and letters; and a genealogical report on the Jones family of
Fluvanna County, Virginia.
The collection has remained in the Jones and Sterling families since 1831. The
donor, Frances Wallace Allen Kirby (1904-2004) was the niece of Mary Otway Sterling
(1868-1946), the granddaughter of Sallie Willie Jones Sterling (1837-1907) and the greatgrand-niece of James T. Jones (1789-1879). At her death, Mrs. Kirby bequeathed the
collection to Jones Memorial Library.
[Detailed finding guide available with the collection.]

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Jones Memorial Library
2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 846-0501
JONES – STERLING FAMILY COLLECTION
The collection includes two farm journals (1831-1851) kept by James T. Jones
(1789-1879) of Fluvanna County, Virginia; one book of French lessons (1852-1854) of
Sallie Willie Jones; one diary (1867-1875) of Mary E. Jones; 27 diaries (1878-1946) of
Mary Otway Sterling (completed by Sallie Willie Sterling Allen in 1946); one diary
(1879) and memory book of Lucia Green Sterling Allen; miscellaneous papers and
letters; and a genealogical report on the Jones family of Fluvanna County, Virginia.
The collection has remained in the Jones and Sterling families since 1831.
Frances Wallace Allen Kirby (1904-2004) is the niece of Mary Otway Sterling (18681946), the granddaughter of Sallie Willie Jones Sterling (1837-1907) and the great-grandniece of James T. Jones (1789-1879).
BOX 1

1-1 Jones Family of Fluvanna County, Virginia by Phillip Wayne Rhodes
1-2 Miscellaneous documents and letters
1-3 Miscellaneous photocopies
1-4 Memory Book (Lucia Sterling Allen) (ca. 1898-ca 1904)
1-5 Daybook (Robert S. Sterling) (1888); Diary (Sallie Willie Jones
Sterling) (1890-1892)
1-6 French lessons (Sallie Willie Jones) (1852-1854); Diary (Mary Otway
Sterling) (1876-1878)
1-7 Diary (Mary E. Jones) (1867-1874)
1-8 Diary (Lucia G. Sterling) (Aug-Oct 1879)

BOX 2

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2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
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2-11
2-12
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Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1880-1887)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1888-1889)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1890)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1891)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1892)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1893)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1894)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1895-1896)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1896-Feb 1897)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (Mar 1897-1899)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1900-1902)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1903)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (Jan 1904-Jan 1907)
(Continued)

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JONES – STERLING FAMILY COLLECTION, Cont’d.

BOX 3

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3-4
3-5
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3-8
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3-11
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BOX 4

4-1 Farm journal (James T. Jones) (1831-1841)
4-2 Farm journal (James T. Jones) (1841-1851)

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Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (Jan 1907-Jan 1909)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (Jan 1909-Jan 1910)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1911)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1912-1917)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1918)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1919-1920)
Memo booklet (1927-1937); Trip booklets (1920-1923)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1921-1922)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1922-1924)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1925-1929)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1929-1931)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1932-1934)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (1935-1938, 1944-1945)
Diary (Mary Otway Sterling) (Jun 1945-Jan 1946); Diary
(Sallie Willie Sterling) (Jan 1946-Aug 1946)

Jones Memorial Library
2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 846-0501
JAMES T. JONES (1789-1879)
James T. Jones, son of George Jones and Elizabeth Wilson of Prince Georges County,
Maryland, was born February 1, 1789 in Maryland. He moved with his parents to
Fluvanna County, Virginia, before 1800. He married Sarah S. Richardson, daughter of
James Richardson and Nancy Payne, on March 19, 1818, in Fluvanna County. They
were the parents of nine children.
James T. Jones died May 31, 1879, in Fluvanna County and was buried on the “old
Jones place.”
[Phillip Wayne Rhodes, Jones Family of Fluvanna County, Virginia, MS1247, Jones Memorial Library,
Lynchburg, Va.]

MARY E. JONES (1834-1894)
Mary E. Jones, daughter of Robert Sharp Jones (half-brother of James T. Jones) and
Mildred Duke Crewdson, was born June 7, 1834, in Fluvanna County, Virginia. She was
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She died July 11, 1894, in Charlottesville,
Virginia, and was buried at Maplewood Cemetery.
[Phillip Wayne Rhodes, Jones Family of Fluvanna County, Virginia, MS1247, Jones Memorial Library,
Lynchburg, Va.]

SALLIE WILLIE JONES STERLING (1837-1907)
Sallie Willie Jones, daughter of Robert Sharp Jones and Mildred Duke Crewdson, was
born December 25, 1837, in Albemarle County, Virginia. She married Charles Henry
Sterling, son of Otway Sterling and Cathering Yeakle, on October 27, 1859, in
Charlottesville, Virginia. She died November 29, 1907, in Charlottesville.
[Phillip Wayne Rhodes, Jones Family of Fluvanna County, Virginia, MS1247, Jones Memorial Library,
Lynchburg, Va.]

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MARY OTWAY STERLING (1868-1946)
Mary Otway Sterling, daughter of Charles Henry Sterling and Sallie Willie Jones, was
born March 1, 1868 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She died January 4, 1946, in
Charlottesville and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery.
[Phillip Wayne Rhodes, Jones Family of Fluvanna County, Virginia, MS1247, Jones Memorial Library,
Lynchburg, Va.]

SALLIE WILLIE STERLING (1870-1963)
Sallie Willie Sterling, daughter of Charles Henry Sterling and Sallie Willie Jones, was
born February 1870 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She attended Randolph-Macon
Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she majored in music. She died in 1963
and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville.
[Phillip Wayne Rhodes, Jones Family of Fluvanna County, Virginia, MS1247, Jones Memorial Library,
Lynchburg, Va.]

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Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Jones-Sterling Family Collection

Subject

finding aids
Jones, James T. , 1789-1879

Description

Finding aid to the Jones-Sterling Family Collection held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The collection includes books, diaries, papers, letters, and genealogies related to the family of James T. Jones of Fluvanna County, Virginia.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1247FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Jones-Sterling Family Collection,” Digital Collections, accessed June 23, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/284.