Hi, I know this is a few years down the road since you posted this, and you may have gotten a lot of information from the time that has passed. I was curious where you got your information about them being slave sympathizers. My husband's great, great grandfather was Captain Joseph Rickards who married Elizabeth Barkley, sister of Amelia Jones nee Barkley. They were married in their home and she actually passed away there too a few years later. I am going to be planning a trip to Liberty, MO coming up in a few months to do research. What other info do you have about James and Amelia Jones?