1865–1949

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 9, 1865, Tex­as Val­ley, Floyd Coun­ty, Geor­gia.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 19, 1949, Los An­ge­les, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Ev­er­green Ce­me­te­ry, Los An­ge­les, Ca­li­for­nia.

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Biography

Charles was the hus­band of Pearl E. Jones.

He grew up in Kings­ton, Geor­gia (be­tween Rome and At­lan­ta).

In 1894, he was pas­tor of the Ta­ber­na­cle Bap­tist Church in Sel­ma, Al­a­ba­ma. in 1895, he be­came pas­tor of the Mount Helm Bap­tist Church, Jack­son, Mis­sis­sip­pi.

Jones event­u­al­ly helped found what be­came the Church of Christ (Ho­li­ness) U.S.A.

Works

He is said to have writ­ten ov­er 1,000 Gos­pel songs, most be­tween 1895 and 1905.

Sources

Lyrics

Music

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