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Description: Sensational Elopement - Jones and FarrowDate: June 21 1888
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 8, Column 4
Great excitement prevails in Laurens, S. C., caused by the recent elopement of Rev. Joe Jones, brother of Sam Jones, and Miss Bassie Farrow, of Cross Anchor, S. C. Mr. Jones met the lady last Summer, while conducting a series of religious meetings at Laurens. The mother of the young lady was very much opposed to the match, but on the other hand it was favored by her father. On one occasion, it is said, that Mr. Jones went to see his affianced, and was met by her mother who “shut the door in his face,” and refused to admit him. It seems Mr. Jones became tired of such obstacles, and with the aid of friends, secured the girl and ran away and married her. The happy couple were expected to leave on the night train, but unfortunately, the bride had left home in such haste that she neglected to carry her baggage, and therefore they were detained. The mother declines to give it up, and threatens to shoot the “first man who puts his foot inside of the door.” Mr. Jones is about thirty years of age, and has for some time past been preaching at Laurens, S. C.