Monday, January 28, 2013

Sharing Family HIstory, Oh Those Jones's.

Oh Those Jones's, Sharing Family History

Our Jones lines starts a long way back in England, according to English Records. Teague's father was a Ship Owner and Fleet Owner. His mother was Josian Grey Jones of England.

American Records are very sparse in the beginning. Town Council Minutes, Judges Reports, Church Condemnations, are some of the few with Teague Jones fighting the Narragansett Indians (28 Oct 1645) with his friend Richard Berry. His wife Rahamana is mentioned seldom by name. I only found two sources for her name.

Their children married and bound the two lines together. Josiah Jones b 1652 Yarmouth Mass., married 28 Nov 1677 Yarmouth, Mass to Elizabeth Berry daughter of Richard and Alice Berry. Josiah had at least 3 brothers and 1 sister. Having found that data recently. Both passing in Rhode Island.
Josiah and Elizabeth  had 6 children so far known. 4 girls and 2 boys. #4 Seth JONES

Seth Jones b abt 1693 Yarmouth, Mass, died East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.  He marries Priscilla
Hamilton or HAMBLIN depends on records. More research needed here.
Mabel Hewitt supplied some of this data from her files. Some I got from the RI Vital Records books.
Silas Jones b 11 May 1721 in probably E Greenwich, Kent, R I
Mary Jones b abt 1722 in  prob E Greenwich, Kent R I
Josiah b 1725 abt in         ditto.
(More on this line on older computer)

Silas b 11 May 1721 Greenwich, Rhode Island m 21 Nov 1741 East Greenwich, R I, to Susanna Sweet b 11 May 1724 East Greenwich R I.  They had many children. After many years in R I. they moved to New York,  first found in Dutchess Co. NY, then Old Albany Co. later named Rensselaer Co. NY.  All census shows in NY. No Census taken when in R I.
I have no death date for Susanna and most can not so far find one. Some think he remarried, but surmise they have grandchildren mixed as children.
Silas dies 14 Oct 1802  Petersburgh, Rensselaer Co. NY. I have picture of his tombstone in Petersburg Cemetery thanks to cousin in Canada. The OLD JONES CEMETERY, on Jones Rd.  I believe it goes by a different name today.

The next level is the unknown. Research by self says that either Noel, Roscomb or Abel is the parent
 of Noel Jones m to Susannah.  Noel born about 1785 in NY.
Petersburgh, Rensselaer Co. NY Records state that they are the parents of Noyes JONES b 31 March 1809 in records(1808) on tombstone, Rensselaer Co. NY. His wife is Susan Madison b 24 March 1818 (Mass, VT)? children all said a different place. They marry (according to family story written by his Granddaughter) around 1832 near Springfield, Holyoke, MASS. NO Records ever found.

Family story says after the death of their son Noel, they leave NY and go to NUNDA, ILL. Proven they were in Nunda, Ill.  All their children born in NY, that have been recorded. Other kin can be found near them from this Jones family.

Children:
 Henry George b 2 Sept 1834  Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY  d 25 Sept 1912 Nashua, IA
 Noel b 1835-37 NY ?? dies about 1855   aged 20 death was either NY or MASS.
 Louise Arvilla b abt 1840 NY Petersburg. dies IA as Mrs Johnson
 William Harrison b 1841  Petersburg, NY served CW with brother Calvin dies Tenn.
*Calvin Fay b 15 May 1843 Rensselaer Co. NY  served in CW twice. marries Hannah Young
 Jenny  b abt 1847  Rennselaer Co. NY  death 28 Feb 1874 m Fred Apel
 Lucy Loretta b abt 1847 Petersburg, Ny m William Fuller
 Charles E b 1850 Rensselaer Co. NY  m  Betsey Bartlett, in Iowa dies Iowa 26 Sept 1916.

Great Uncle Charles took my Grandparents to Minn. to marry. Both Grandparents shared that story and I have their marriage certificate.* Carl Fremont and Victoria Mae (Ida) Foulk JONES.

I have not found death of Noel JONES yet but have looked for over 40 years. b 1835-37.

I have been sharing photos on Facebook with other JONES cousins. So take a look, the family sure looks like family.  The 1903 Family Reunion in NY has all those same looking faces.  Some pretty strong genes running around.

Thanks to Sand Lake County Historian and cousin, Thanks to Jones cousin in Canada,Thanks to Melanie Richards cousin, Thanks to Lucy Jones, cousin, also her two sister in laws in Minn. Don Jones in Sacramento, Ca. and all the other Jones and Sweet cousins that have helped track down some of these results. Especially Shirley Becker as my distant Sweet cousin and computer helper and dear friend.
It seems I have more documentation than names.




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