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Samuel Porter "Sam" Jones
Birth: Oct. 16, 1847
Chambers County, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1906
Perry
Perry County
Arkansas, USA

Religious Leader. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest gospel preachers of all time. Born in Alabama, he grew up in Cartersville, Georgia, north of Atlanta. A failed lawyer and school teacher, he was converted after a deathbed plea from his father to become a Christian. He proved to be a very engaging preacher, wildly popular in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Estimates by many claim that over half a million people were converted to Christ because of his ministries. Jones started out as a circuit minister, but before long his talent for preaching had him doing revivals in large cities before thousands of attendees. He was asked to speak not only for religious organizations but for the likes of state legislatures and President Theodore Roosevelt. Legend states that Captain Tom Ryman built the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee after attending a Sam Jones revival. Many historians also claim that the wit and humor of Will Rogers can be traced directly back to the style of Jones. On his way home from a campaign in Oklahoma City, he died on a train in Perry, Arkansas. It is estimated that over 30,000 people came to view him as he lay in state in the rotunda of the Capital in Atlanta. Sam Jones wrote many popular Christian books. Over a hundred years later, many of his sermons can be found on the Internet. His home, Roselawn in Cartersville, is a museum and registered historic site. In downtown Cartersville, next to the courthouse, stands the Sam Jones Methodist Church. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Laura McElwain Jones (1850 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Beulah McElwain Jones (1869 - 1871)*
  Mary Myrtle Jones Turner (1871 - 1955)*
  Annie Cordelia Jones Pyron (1873 - 1924)*
  Samuel Paul Jones (1875 - 1926)*
  Samuel Paul Jones (1875 - 1926)*
  Robert Wilkerson Jones (1877 - 1907)*
  Robert Wilkerson Jones (1877 - 1907)*
  Laura Henry Jones Sloan (1881 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cartersville
Bartow County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 13
 
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Sep 07, 2003
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Son of John Joseph Jones & Nancy Sarah Porter...Grandson of Samuel Gamble Jones & Elizabeth Anne Edwards..& Slaton Porter & Nancy Cosby...GGrandson of Charles Porter & Elizabeth Stanton...GGGrandson of Nicholas Porter & Sarah Hansbord...3XGrandson of Benj...(Read more)
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