Randell Jones is an award-winning author and storyteller. He is the author of In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone and Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain as well as other books of the pioneer era and the American Revolution. Most of his books feature historical aspects of North Carolina, including From Time to Time in North Carolina and Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North State. He has produced three videos including “The American Spirit, 1780.”
Since 2007, Randell has served as an invited member of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the North Carolina Humanities Council. In 2013, the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, conferred on him their national History Award Medal. His works have received two Kentucky History Awards from the Kentucky Historical Society. Several of his books and videos have been recognized with awards from the North Carolina Society of Historians.
Randell lives in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife. He has two grown daughters and two grandchildren. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. His Jones ancestors lived in East Tennessee during the time David Crockett was there and he believes a McBride ancestor was on the campaign with Colonel Andrew Lewis down the Kanawha River to what became the Battle of Point Pleasant along the Ohio River during Lord Dunmore’s War in October 1774.
Randell speaks to groups of varying size on topics related to American heritage and North Carolina history. He is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. If you would like him to speak to your group, please contact him at DBooneFootsteps@gmail.com
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