born July 1872 in TN. Children in picture are his grandchildren, the boy in the middle is John Paul ( J P ) Jones.
If you will look at Thomas's right hand you will see his fingers are missing. He had been bitten by a cooperhead snake while making moonshine, and had to have them removed. My aunt Carrie said every time the cops would find a moonshine still, they would only find three finger prints on it and they knew still belonged to Tom.