Wednesday, December 7, 2016

More JONES family members

Having located Rhode Island Vital Records files.  It has expanded our research.
Alas the over use of same names can drive one to make sure you are doing deep breathing exercises while do this.

My files show this:   Teague and Ruhamana ( Wampanoag) Jones had at least 6 children.
Josiah,  Ruhamah,  Elizabeth,  Samuel,  Jeremiah and Teague Jr.

My records indicate we are from Josiah.  b. 1762 Yarmouth, Mass died 1744 East Greenwich, RI.
Wife was Elizabeth Berry from Richard Berry and Alice (? ) Berry.

Sojourners Web Site  She helped me alot.  We talked weekly often for years.

 Having recorded 6 children for them: Dorcas, Jeremiah, Ann, Seth, Elizabeth, & Sarah

 Again records say we are from Seth 4th born child.  Wife was Priscilla Hamilton or Hamblin?
 Depending on paper, suspect same varied spelling?

Mabel Hewitt has his first born as Silas Jones Sr. She also said probably 3 children. Because I originally was tracking direct line I did not watch for siblings.  Being this was done in the 80's and 90's when some of these early researchers were alive and I spoke with them on the phone several times.

Since later learning I have a brick wall I have been tracking backwards and also tracking forward from Teague for clues.

We have done DNA also.  Thanks Zak Jones for all your assistance.

Silas Jones Sr  was born 11 May 1721 Greenwich, RI. m 21 Nov. 1742 East Greenwich, RI. to Susanna Sweet. Daughter of Benjamin Sweet  and Margaret Hammert.
ID: I659
Name: Susanna SWEET
Sex: F
Birth: 3 MAY 1725 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI 1
Obviously this Susanna Sweet married at the very young age of 16. She went on to have ten children, all of whom seemed to have married and had families of their own.

Some of the many sources.

1790,1800 census records NY
RI vital records 1750 and later
Mabel Hewitt and Hulda Allen data
Rensselaer Co Historical Society files in drawers
family stories
Bennington Co Vt files in library drawer
Melanie Richards data shared
information orally from Sand Lake Historian NY Jones descendant

american Genealogical Bio grahicl index b 1720 RI vol 93 page 238

1760 Kent  CO> RI  East Greenwich- Ratable  
 1777 kent Co East Greenwich  p 007 RI 1777 Miltary census index
1790 Stephen Town  Albany NY
1800 Petersburg NY Rensselaer Co NY   to be

1790 Silas Jones Jr in Stephen TOWN NY

Marriage 1 Silas JONES b: 11 MAY 1721 in pr. E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
• Married: 21 NOV 1741 in E. Greenwish, RI        2 3 source no.'s.
1. Abel JONES b: 16 MAY 1743 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
2. Roscum Rescomb JONES b: 18 MAR 1746 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
3. Noel JONES b: 14 APR 1748 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
4. Martha "Patty" JONES b: 19 OCT 1749 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
5. Salmon Zalmon JONES b: 3 DEC 1751 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
6. Norman JONES b: 1 JUN 1754 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
7. Laban JONES b: 15 AUG 1756 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
8. Abigail JONES b: 26 JUN 1758 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
9. Silas, Jr. JONES b: 26 APR 1760 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
10. Samuel JONES b: 9 NOV 1762 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI
11. Benjamin JONES b: 23 OCT 1765 in E. Greenwich, Kent, RI

 I have picture of house Silas Jones Sr built in RI. He put date of building on the chimney.
Thanks to a cousin in Los Angeles area.  Who spends time in RI in the summers.

1. Text: A. Children of Benjamin and Margaret (Hammett) Sweet, births and birthplaces from Vital Records of R.I., 1636-1850, Vol. I, Kent Co., by James N. Arnold (Prov., RI: Narragansett Hist. Pub. Co., 1891). Many other Jones records are also found in this volume of Rhode Island Vital Records.
B. Children of Silas Jones and Susanna, his wife, from the above source and from the original copy of vital records sent from E. Greenwich Town Clerk, RI.
2. Text: Marriage of Silas Jones and Susanna Sweet, dau. of Benjamin 21 Nov 1741, E. Greenwich, RI; m. by Dotor Mowry, J.P., Record from Division of Vital Statistics, R.I. State Dept. of Health, E. Greenwich Town Clerk's Office, E. Greenwich, R.I.
3. Text: A. VITAL RECORD OF RHODE ISLAND, 1636-1850, Vol. I, Kent County, by James N. Arnold (Providence, RI: Narragansett Hist. Pub. Co., 1891), p. 75 - Entry 3-162, states m. by William Hall, Justice, May 11, 1721.
B. Same record, same page, for marriage of Susannah Sweet and Silas Jones, Nov. 21, 1741. Entry 3-147.
C. Same record, p. 158, for births of children of Benjamin (of Richard) and Margaret - names: Benjamin, Susanna, Susanna, 2d, Thomas, Margaret, and Jeremiah.

Marriage to: Susanna Susannah Jones (born Jones Sweet) Spouse: Silas Jones Nov 21 1741
Wray Family Tree, MyHeritage [1]

Jones Genealogy Facebook Group:
Jones Surname Study WikiTree

Not everything seems to be factual but I have posted where I have been.

Our situation is who was Noel born 1785ish near Albany, NY parents. 
He claims himself as father of my Noyes Jones b 1809 in Record Book I have copy of his note in the Vital Records book. 
We find Noel, Susanna and baby Noyes in the 1810 census.  

Never again to find.

Now the town historian cousin said we were from Noel Jones, not found that factual yet.
Another cousin said Noel was from Roscum/Roscumb.  Still not proving it to my satisfaction. - Rhode Island, Wills and Probate Records, 1582-1932 is the only item I find on Abel Jones for Will data. But I can find the potential of Noyes being in Abel's home in 1820 thru 1830.
His children were raised and suddenly he had a child under 12 in his home in 1820. Did he raise Noyes.

There is a NOEL JONES that left this area went to Utica, New York then to Alleghany Co. had 5 wives and his oldest was according to papers Noel Jones b 1812.    

Noyes grew up in Petersburg, NY.  We find him and wife prior to his moving to Ill then to IA.

Today I got a note from someone looking for Susan Madison(Mattison) Jones nephew. George Mattison, her nephew and Horatio N Mattison is the brother..   I did find her brother was in Iowa for one census and moved back to NY/VT area.  Any one with Mattison would love to hear from you.


  1. I totally understand the over use of the same name issue. We also are descended through Josiah Jones and Elizabeth Berry's son Seth. Our line is through his son Josiah (your Silas's brother) then his son Seth who moved to Middlefield NY. His son Seth Nelson was father to Seth Eugene, then we have a break with my grandfather Warren Benson (named after the stove) and then my father Seth Eugene Jones.

  2. Anita, Thanks so much for the response. Where are you living now? Would like to share more.
    Susi Jones Pentico

    1. I live in lower Delaware. My dad's baby sister, now 93, still lives in the same area NY where Seth settled. My daughter began researching family during a long cold winter in northern China a few years back. We've mainly relied on what we could discover online, too many family members and records are gone now and we really don't have the skills or means to track down things own our own. Often it is so hard to sift through what's out there. I'm thankful for people like you that have solid information. I'm pretty confident about what we have on the Jones family line and hope to some day come up with more documentation. Would love to know more.

  3. Anita, please contact me back would love to share your information and it may fill in some of the blanks we have. Would love pictures of your parents and your Aunt. She may be someone I had contact with at one time.
    Jones researchers you can contact me here or at or

    1. Susi, I know this has been a terribly long time but I didn't forget. It's just been quite a year. I'm going to email my family info tonight.