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JONES, Noble Wimberly, patriot, born near London, England, in 1724; died in Savannah, Georgia, 9 January, 1805. He was the son of Dr. Noble Jones, an early settler of Georgia, who was treasurer of the province and a councillor of state. The son was associated with his father in the practice of medicine in Savannah from 1748 till 1756. At an early age he held a military commission, and was a member of the assembly in 1761 and subsequently, and served frequently as speaker. He was an active patriot in 1774, corresponding with Franklin, who was then in England. He was speaker of the first Georgia legislature, and a delegate to the Continental congress from 1775 till 1776, and from 1781 till 1783. He lost a son at the capture of Savannah in 1778, was taken prisoner at the fall of Charleston in 1780, and carried to St. Augustine. Dr. Jones was exchanged in July, 1781, and practised medicine in Philadelphia until December, 1782, when he returned to Georgia, and again served in the assembly. He practised in Charleston from 1783 till 1788. after which he lived in Savannah. He was president of the convention that revised the state constitution in 1795.
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