Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones.
Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles, and the company gained national success. Jones was active in the development of Wilmington as a seaport and shipping center. He was also involved in the development of railways on the eastern coast.
Jones married Sarah Wharton Green in 1884, and the couple purchased 400 S. Front Street, known as the Governor Dudley Mansion. Sarah Green also personally owned a large portion of the Mount Lebanon Estate, helping to develop the property into what is now known as Airlie Gardens. During their marriage, Pembroke also acquired 2000 acres of land that he called Pembroke Park. The property included a large lodge that hosted many of the Jones' famous friends. The Landfall community sits on this property today. Jones is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
London Family Collection, Sp. Coll. # 1222
Donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Ms. Berry Billey in 2006.
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Items in the collection were owned and collected by Ann Hunter London Campbell (Mrs. James D. Campbell).