Capt. Jones was a great traveler and fond of telling large stories, some of which he verified by an oath. When he died, the following Epitaph was placed on his tombstone:
- Tread softly, mortals, o’er the bones
- Of the world’s wonder, Captain Jones!
- Who told his glorious deeds to many,
- But never was believed by any.
- Posterity, let this suffice:
- He swore all’s true, yet here he lies