Jones's, Where Art Thou?
Looking for descendants of Silas Jones Sr of Rhode Island to New York via Dutchess County, New York. Recently learned the living in Dutchess prior to Albany then Rensselaer Co. (formation) by 1790 and suspect prior to 1780.
Reason: Letter states he is relative to Noel JONES's son NOYES JONES, born 1809 in Petersburg, New York. Court Records say that Noel JONES and Susannah are Noyes JONES parents.
Noyes JONES comes in variants of NOYCE, NOIS, NOYES and maybe other spellings.
Trusting in someone's JONES files is a message of whom NOEL JONES born about 1785 parents were.
I have tracked from youngest child to the three oldest of Silas Jones Sr. and am fairly sure that the parents were either: Abel, Ruscom, or Noel.
This is conjecture but will post here:
Noel, Susannah and Noyes are in the 1810 census. Never found again, looked in NY and Mass.
Many researchers have implied may have died with the flu epidemic in 1811-2 in that area.
Abel JONES census data shows an increase of child of right age to be Noyes in 1820, 1830.
Abel's passing is after Noyes would be of age.
Noyes marries Susan Madison around 1832. Family says Mass. Never found a clue 20 years + of researching.
After their marriage and prior to their moving to Illinois and then Iowa, I have a good handle on (births of children) events.
One son was supposedly killed prior to their leaving New York. Have not found a thing on him either.
NOEL JONES born about 1835-7 in Mass and died prior to 1860. Is in the 1850 New York Census for Petersburg with his family.
RECAP: Who was Noel JONES b abt 1785 in New York (?) father?
What happened to his grandson Noel JONES between 1850 and 1860 in Petersburg, NY?
He did not go west with them. Family said deceased prior to move.??