Jones Farm /Family history

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Since: Jan 11

Summersville, WV

#1 Feb 5, 2011
Anyone know anything about the Jones Farm or any of its history?
WoW

Fayetteville, WV

#2 Feb 5, 2011
Th farm originally belonged to the Blake family that settled oak hill, just the land though.TRUTHFULLY though Oak Hill should put a statue or something of Herbert Jones, he paid and had built the big church and Library, BUT NOOOOO some of the stupid people around here want to memorialize a drunen drug addict that died at the skyline drive in, go figure what an example for our kids.Old hanks music is ok don't get me wrong there but damn! hank never built us a church or library the only money of his ever spent here was to the funeral home.
Just the facts

United States

#3 Feb 5, 2011
WoW wrote:
Th farm originally belonged to the Blake family that settled oak hill, just the land though.TRUTHFULLY though Oak Hill should put a statue or something of Herbert Jones, he paid and had built the big church and Library, BUT NOOOOO some of the stupid people around here want to memorialize a drunen drug addict that died at the skyline drive in, go figure what an example for our kids.Old hanks music is ok don't get me wrong there but damn! hank never built us a church or library the only money of his ever spent here was to the funeral home.
Just so you do understand the facts and history, Hanks died somewhere on the road in route to a concert. The young driver of Hanks CoupeDeville noticed he had not moved in awhile, pulled the car over and got no response from him, the next stop was the Skyline Drive In where he was given directions to the OakHill Hos. Hank was pronounced dead there. So as to where Hank actually passed is Unknown!!! Also my family were friends Of Herbert, Charles, Thomas, And Tanis......
WoW

Fayetteville, WV

#4 Feb 5, 2011
who really gives a shit, it is about Jones not a drunken drug head

Since: Jan 11

Summersville, WV

#5 Feb 6, 2011
thanks WoW. i moved here yrs ago and the house has always interested me but its hard to find any info on it.it would be nice if the family gave a tour of the house.would love to go in it.
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oak hill resident

Oak Hill, WV

#7 Feb 7, 2011
I've been in both the white House and the mansion and the white house is beautiful inside and it's sad but the mansion is falling apart inside the walls are cracked and all kinds of stuff. The joneses have enough money to fix it up but I don't know why they won't but I think they should and turn it into a bed and breakfast and give tours or something.
Barf

Summersville, WV

#8 Feb 7, 2011
They should fix the old Jones mansion up...and turn it into the Hank Williams Museum this town has been begging for!
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Since: Jan 11

Summersville, WV

#11 Feb 8, 2011
are there any pics of the houses out in the media?

“Oak Hill Watch Dog”

Since: Feb 11

Oak Hill

#12 Feb 8, 2011
I didn't know Charlie died, I am sad to hear this he was a good guy
omg

Bronx, NY

#13 Feb 8, 2011
Charlie did not die... We have very close contact with them and he is certainly not dead.. Some people just post anything knowing nothing about it.
Cyndi

Mount Hope, WV

#14 Feb 8, 2011
Barf wrote:
They should fix the old Jones mansion up...and turn it into the Hank Williams Museum this town has been begging for!
I agree!

“Oak Hill Watch Dog”

Since: Feb 11

Oak Hill

#15 Feb 8, 2011
Cyndi wrote:
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I agree!
Thats just wrong,his dad built a church and library for us and we have never done anything for him and with the pill and drug problems here in Oak Hill I think it is a bad idea to Tribute a drug head who died in our community from a overdose.

Since: Jan 11

Summersville, WV

#16 Feb 9, 2011
it would be nice if an article was done either by the news or newspaper about the family. theres sits this hugh house and wheres the story behind it?
me too

United States

#17 Feb 9, 2011
I also would love to go inside. I wonder if the family would sale it. It would beautiful if someone in this town would restore it instead of rebuilding in thousand oaks. I also agree that they should build a statue of Mr Jones for he did to get oak hill on the map. So to his family. Thank you.
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I know

Oak Hill, WV

#18 Feb 9, 2011
I worked in the nursing home that Mr.Jones' driver worked in Razzy and his mind would come and go but on a good day he'd tell you about Mr. Jones and how his family were bought there to from what I gathered be his slaves, instead Mr. Jones treated them very well and even taught Raz how to read and write because they weren't allowed to attend school back then so Mr. Jones spent his time with a young black boy teaching him..He taught him how to drive and when his parents passed away he was still young but Mr. Jones still kept him and treated him with respect and from what I gather Mr. Jones' family including his children weren't as nice as he was..So when Mr. Jones passed on he left a will that noone could make Razzy leave or put him out and left him money to live on and be taken care of incase something happened to him..Razzy was one of a kind sweet as could be when he had his mind but when he didn't whew...LOL Anyhow I'm just going by what he told me..
Jess

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Mar 17, 2011
MrMess wrote:
I didn't know Charlie died, I am sad to hear this he was a good guy
. Charlie isn't dead, his son Nelson died last July. Charlie and mary Ellen still live there.
mystery

Beckley, WV

#20 Mar 17, 2011
That is the most beautiful home in this town. I would love if there were tours or something. Oak Hill has gone way down hill with pills and our streets becoming increasingly filthy, with business leaving the area to go elsewhere. This used to be a nice place to live. It needs cleaned up, and all the druggies and trashy homes tore down. We need our nice little town back. It is sad.
sick of it

Charleston, WV

#21 Mar 21, 2011
I know wrote:
I worked in the nursing home that Mr.Jones' driver worked in Razzy and his mind would come and go but on a good day he'd tell you about Mr. Jones and how his family were bought there to from what I gathered be his slaves, instead Mr. Jones treated them very well and even taught Raz how to read and write because they weren't allowed to attend school back then so Mr. Jones spent his time with a young black boy teaching him..He taught him how to drive and when his parents passed away he was still young but Mr. Jones still kept him and treated him with respect and from what I gather Mr. Jones' family including his children weren't as nice as he was..So when Mr. Jones passed on he left a will that noone could make Razzy leave or put him out and left him money to live on and be taken care of incase something happened to him..Razzy was one of a kind sweet as could be when he had his mind but when he didn't whew...LOL Anyhow I'm just going by what he told me..
I remember being told asa child that it used to be a poor house any truth to that?
PITTBULL

Mount Hope, WV

#22 Apr 3, 2011
sick of it wrote:
<quoted text>I remember being told asa child that it used to be a poor house any truth to that?
The poor farm used to be where the State Road Garage is now
agree

Charleston, WV

#23 May 26, 2011
I truly hope that whoever gets to be mayor does SOMETHING about the drugs and deteriation of what used to be such a great city... and I too would love to see this old house be a nice tourist spot.. so much story behind it that is just screaming to get out

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