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My website is designed both to celebrate my ancestry and to provide information for those who might be interested in my books or in my services as a professional genealogist, and as a speaker to civic and historical organizations.  Links are provided for several areas of interest.

 For those interested, my books can be purchased by contacting me, or my publisher Tate Publishing(888.361.9473).The books can also be ordered online at www.TatePublishing.com or from any of the major book stores including Borders as well as Barnes and Noble.

If you are a member of a civic or historical organization and are in need of a speaker on a subject relating to the American Revolution, the War Between the States, or the history of the Scots-Irish at one of your meetings or events, I am available to speak locally in East Tennessee.

Those intersted in purchasing a signed copy of my books directly from me, looking for a genealogy service, or for a program for their group may contact me by any of the methods below

Phone:  865.947.3394

Email 1:  ronann619@comcast.net

Email 2:   gatennreb@comcast.net

About the Author

Ron Jones is a native of Knoxville, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and  a life long student of history, with a special interest in the War Between the States and the American Revolution. Retired after almost 40 years of working in a non-related field, he has renewed his love of history thru genealogy work and writing and speaking on both these periods.

An eleventh generation southerner, he is a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Commander of the SCV Camp in his hometown of Knoxville, Tenn. He is also President of the Knoxville Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member of other heritage and historical groups in East Tennessee including First Families of Tennessee and the Scottish Society of Knoxville.

He is the author of two historical novels, “War Comes to Broad River”, based on a diary kept by his Great Great Grand Uncle during the War Between the States and “The Road to Rock Island”, based on the service of his Great Great Grandfather and his imprisonment at Rock Island for the last year of the war. Both books are stories of real people caught up in one of the most tragic periods of our history. Each follows a small band of men from northeast Georgia, one serving in the Army of Tennessee and the other in Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.