Deborah Ann Hastings Jones (1829-1885)

Deborah Ann Hastings was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in about 1829 to James William Hastings and Nancy Priscilla Smith. When she was a girl her parents moved the family to Madison, Indiana where she met and married Charles Wesley Jones on May 30, 1849. They began their family in Madison even after Jane's parents and siblings moved to Texas in 1850. They finally followed the rest of the family to Texas in 1860 and were en route when Lincoln was elected that November.

Ann and James had eight children, they were :

  1. Wesley Jones
  2. Lee Jones
  3. Billy Jones
  4. Watson Jones (born ?1857)
  5. John Jones
  6. Maggie Jones
  7. Nancy "Nannie" Jones (1858-1890) m. Henry Poff
  8. Ella Jones



  1. Narrative: Maternal Lineage of John D. Jones

Vital Records

  1. Indiana Marriage Index: to Charles W. Jones in Jefferson County on May 30, 1849