Friday, March 31, 2017

Carl Fremont Jones (Casey) Jones and Grandchildren 1954

Lucky (R D Jones Jr), Susan, Roberta, Granddad Casey(Carl Fremont) and Dale Jones

Trip to Yellowstone 1954.  
                        These are the children of Ray Dee Jones Sr and Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones.

Friday, March 24, 2017

News on Susan Madison wife of Noyes Jones

  News on Susan Madison wife of Noyes Jones
  By Susi Jones Pentico

  Finally, data has been located that is less confusing, than many others.  There are a couple of
  dates that are disagreed upon but they apply to the DAR /SAR Application not government      documents.

  Susan was born in Vermont, no matter what the children all said.  They each listed a different state.
  Susan Madison  b  24 March 1817 Pownall, VT  d 13 Feb 1881 Chickasaw Co. IA I have pictures of
  her and Noyes Jones tombstones. Graves were moved for road construction.
  Today would be her birthday.

   Her father is John Richardson Matteson
   b 14 Feb 1789 Dorset, Bennington Co. Vt
   d 12 May  1852  Lapeer Co. MI.

  Her Mother is Elizabeth   more work needed here.

  I find this interesting. Michigan again involved.  Also notice another Jones later is mentioned also.

  Her family  surname at this time is not proven for me.

  John Matteson father was Samuel Matteson 11
  b 16 Oct 1762 Bennington, Bennington Co. Vt.
  d  9  Apr 1848 Darien, NY

  Hannah Richardson John's wife was born
  b 14 July 1766 Cheshire, Berkshire Co. MA
  d 14 Mar 1852 Darien, Genesee Co. NY      4th Great Grandmother

  Samuel Matteson11 father was Samuel Matteson
  b 1725
  d 1777
  Rev War Oct 1775-1783 Rolls   5th Great Grandfather.
  Wife is implied a Dwyer, yet to be proven.

If you have more information to add we would love to have it.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
NameSamuel Matteson
Birth Date1725
Death Date1777
SAR Membership50981
Application Date3 Dec 1930
SpouseClarissa Matteson
ChildrenSamuel Matteson
Household Members
George Thomas Dwyer
Aurilla Sabina Matteson
Ozias Calvin Dwyer
Susannah Story Jones
Beriah Howard Matteson
Roxanna Howard
John Richardson Matteson
Hannah Richardson
Samuel Matteson Jr
Clarissa Matteson
Samuel Matteson


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Do You Remember These Men?

Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns intoYugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia.

James Stewart, US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.

Ernest Borgnine, US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USSLamberton.

Ed McMahon, US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)

Telly Savalas, US Army.

Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps. , B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.

Steve Forrest, US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.

Jonathan Winters, USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle ofOkinawa.

Paul Newman, US Navy Rear seat gunner/radsioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.

Kirk Douglas, US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged.

Robert Mitchum, US Army.

Dale Robertson, US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.

Henry Fonda, US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.

John Carroll, US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa. Broke his back in a crash.

Lee Marvin US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan.

Art Carney, US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.

Wayne Morris, US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.

Rod Steiger, US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.

Tony Curtis, US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan.

Larry Storch . US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with TonyCurtis.

Forrest Tucker, US Army. Enlisted as a private, rose to Lieutenant.

Robert Montgomery, US Navy.

George Kennedy, US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor, stayed in sixteen years.

Mickey Rooney, US Army under Patton. Bronze Star.

Denver Pyle, US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal.Medi call discharged.

Burgess Meredith, US Army Air Corps.

DeForest Kelley, US Army Air Corps.

Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Officer.

Neville Brand, US Army, Europe. Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Tyrone Power, US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.

Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerialgu nner on a B-25, Aleutians.

Danny Aiello, US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.

James Arness, US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy.

Efram Zimbalist, Jr., US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest.

Mickey Spillane, US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.

Rod Sterling. US Army. 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila.

Gene Autry, US Army Air C corps. Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-IndiaTheater.

William Holden, US Army Air Corps.

Alan Hale Jr, US Coast Guard.

Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Battle of Okinawa.

Russell Johnson, US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines.

William Conrad, US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.

Jack Klugman, US Army.

Frank Sutton, US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor.

Jackie Coogan, US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.

Tom Bosley, US Navy.

Claude Akins, US Army. Signal Corps., Burma and thePhilippines.

Chuck Connors, US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.

Harry Carey Jr., US Navy.

Mel Brooks, US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.

Robert Altman, US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.

Pat Hingle, US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall

Fred Gwynne, US Navy. Radioman.

Karl Malden, US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, NCO.

Earl Holliman. US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when they Navy found out.

Rock Hudson, US Navy. Aircraft mechanic, the Philippines.

Harvey Korman, US Navy.

Aldo Ray. US Navy. UDT frogman, Okinawa.

Don Knotts, US Army, Pacific Theater.

Don Rickles, US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa.

Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Instructor.

Soupy Sales, US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.

Lee Van Cleef, US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.

Clifton James, US Army, South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

Ted Knight, US Army, Combat Engineers.

Jack Warden, US Navy, 1938-1942, then US Army, 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.

Don Adams. US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served as a Drill Instructor.

James Gregory, US Navy and US Marines.

Brian Keith, US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.

Fess Parker, US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.

Charles Durning. US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.

Raymond Burr, US Navy. Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and medically discharged.

Hugh O'Brian, US Marines.

Robert Ryan, US Marines.

Eddie Albert, US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa.

Cark Gable, US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe.

Charles Bronson, US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner, wounded in action.

Peter Graves, US Army Air Corps.

Buddy Hackett, US Army anti-aircraft gunner.

Victor Mature, US Coast Guard.

Jack Palance, US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.

Robert Preston, US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer

Cesar Romero, US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.

Norman Fell, US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific Theater.

Jason Robards, US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USSNorthampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal. Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines, surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.

Steve Reeves, US Army, Philippines.

Dennis Weaver, US Navy. Pilot.

Robert Taylor, US Navy. Instructor Pilot.

Randolph Scott. Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.

Ronald Reagan. US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.

John Wayne. Declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army, Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets honorable mention.

And of course we have Audie Murphy, America's most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.

Would someone please remind me again how many of today's Hollywood elite put their careers on hold to enlist in Iraq or Afghanistan?

The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September, 11,  2001 and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died in 2004. But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers and the Left.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened.

My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort.  Like millions of Americans during the WWII, there was a job that needed done, they didn't question, they went and did it, those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on, very few ever saying what they did or saw.  They took it as their "responsibility", their "duty" to Country, to protect and preserve our freedoms and way of life, not just for themselves but for all future generations to come.  As a member of that "First" generation, I'm forever humbly in their debt.

Monday, March 20, 2017

JONES GIRLS, Aunts & Grandmother Victoria Mae Foulk Jones


Ida (Victoria Mae Foulk) Jones ,the mother. Behind her Etta Jones Morelli next to her is Bethel Jones Cooper and beside her in the front is Muriel Jones Collins.  

At this time  Grandma Ida was still single she later married Charles NORRIS, Senator for WYO.
Etta later married a Leo Moretti, after Uncle Comillo Morelli past. Army-Coast Watcher

Bethel never remarried after Uncle Pete's death (Aubie D Cooper)  Army

Muriel later married Mr. Isrealske after Uncle Joseph Collin's death  Army

Picture taken at Aunt Etta's, Red Hill Rd. Petaluma, Ca    Ollimac Dairy

1940'      Dad's sisters and Mom----  Ray Dee Jones Coast Watcher,
 brother Gerald Oliver Jones  Navy

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hannah Wright, became a Young, Her Mother was a Cook

Hannah WRIGHT became a YOUNG and her mother was a COOK.

Hannah Wright was born in Lewiston, Androscoggin Co. , Maine on 11 March 1781 to her parents
Jesse WRIGHT Sr. and Abbey COOK.

She was someone I would love to know more about.

Vital Records of Guilford, Maine. Genealogy archives

Abraham D. Young, born in Andover, Ms., October 3rd, 1784
Hannah, his wife, born in Lewiston, March 11th, 1781

Anna J. Young, born in Lewiston, December 1st, 1803
Jonathan W. Young, born in Lewiston, October 12th, 1805
George W. Young, born in Avon, December 11th, 18O7
Hannah Young, Jr., born in Avon, December 1st, 1809
Abraham D. Young, Jr., born in Avon, April 23rd, 1812   **
Elmira Young, born in Avon, April 12th, 1814
Elvira Young, born in Avon, May 29th 1816
Rolla Young, born in Avon, July 11th, 1818 Young
Joseph Young, born in Philips, April 18th, 1820
Julia Young, born in Guilford, October 20th, 1823
P163  ie pge 64  Pge 126  also

Abraham Dorrison Young Jr is our line. **  

Hannah died 25 Dec 1863 Guilford, Piscataquis  Co. Maine, USA

Might there be a picture somewhere, an Obituary, newspaper clipping,  death data.
What might have been her medical history?

Abraham  JR., left Maine and went to Iowa ultimately.  He was married twice. 

Twenty years of having children as recorded, maybe more. Moved at least 4 times. 

Another of our female lines.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Inez Mae Scott Hoffman, My Grandmother





your mother
Inez Mae Hoffman
her motherI

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Samuel Fuller- Margaret Warden is Here.

Samuel Fuller is my 7th Great Grandfather on this line. Margaret Fuller is daughter of James Hayes Fuller. I have pictures of the WARDEN Cemetery, taken by a relative of my husband's. They live near this cemetery.  Those needing pictures contact me.  One of my Females to honor.

I also have relationship to this line on another line.   : > )

Margaret Fuller Warden was born 16 May 1891 in Washington, Maryland, USA.
Died 29 Dec 1897 (96) Will see  if date shows on tombstone.
Hopkins Grove Cemetery, Polk City, Iowa USA.
Daughter of James Hayes Fuller and Catherine Fuller.
Wife of Daniel H Warden.

Samuel Fuller   b. 23 November 1676 Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, Prov of Mass.
                         d. 19 Dec 1724 (48)    Rehoboth, Bristol Co. Prov of Mass.   7th gen

Samuel Fuller  b 1646   d 28 April 1676  Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony(killed two weeks before end of the King Phillip's War.)  ( 2nd known ancestor in that war, Teague JONES another)  8th gen.

Robert Fuller of Salem and Rehoboth,   9th Gen
Bristol, Mass Colony, b Southampton, Hampshire, England

Thomas Fuller of Redenhall and A  ? Fuller   10th Gen.

Geni - Robert Fuller (c.1616-1706)- Rehoboth, also has a picture of family bible page.  Daniel Warden's picture also.
Geni - Margaret Warden (Fuller) (1801-1897)- Madrid, Douglas Township

Susi Pentico 

Dorothy Inez Jones
your mother

Inez Mae Hoffman
her mother
Ella D Scott
her mother
Daniel Warden
her father
Margaret Warden
his mother
Samuel Fuller
his father

Samuel Fuller
his father

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Susan Madison/Mattison, a Female

Susan Madison/Mattison was born in Vermont  24 March 1818. At least it seems the case.
Her children had her born in 4 different places. Then Researchers say that area's boundary was bouncing at the this time frame.  May all be same place different day.

She supposedly married 1832 Mount Holyoke, MASS.  So far not found data.  She married Noyes JONES, son of Noel Jones, downline from Teague Jones family. Alternate spelling is Nois Jones.
Or even Noyce Jones.

All the children I have found were born in New York, except 1, Jones Hollow, Jones Rd area.  Petersburg area. Needless to say descendant's of Silas Jones Sr, with family in between.  After and about 1855 they moved to Nunda, Illinois.  After the Civil War the family moved to Chickasaw Co. area and died there.  They were in more than one location and ironic they even were moved after death from one spot to another due to a road being made.

Children were:
1.  Henry George (b1834  NY?), Noel (1835 Mass),  Louise Arvilla 1844, William Harrison (b1841)(dcd 1862)  , Calvin Fay*(1843-1909),  Jennie (1845),  Lucy(1847) and Charles E. (1850)   I have learned that Henry George was also known as George Henry. So much fun.

Henry G  b 3 Sept 1834  died 25 Sept 1912  m Kathryn Kerns 1863  IA.
     1. Elsie,  2. Hubert    3. Jesse Marion  (Maude Mae Stephens/Stevens) is connected ??

2. Noel  was born 1835, according to census in MASS, also according to family story he died there.
He did not migrate west with family but I have not found any information on him.
From family stories I got the impression they left NY area /Mass area because of his youthful death.
He was alive in 1850 in census.

3. Louise Arvilla, b 1840 ?, census. I have much data to enter for her. She married both Alfred and Addison Johnson after the other brother died.

4. William Harrison  b 1841   died 31 Dec 1962, Stone River Battle, Tennessee. I have picture of his tombstone and some war record data.

William H. Jones (First_Last)
Regiment Name 36 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M539 roll 46

Killed in Civil War Stones River Battle on dec 31 1862.  Refer to Calvin Fremont Jones notes for additional details.            
MIDDLE NAME:         
COMPANY:         H
DATE OF BIRTH:         
DATE OF DEATH:         12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569
36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Have more data.
Thanks cousin Ed Roberts.

5.  Calvin Fay  was born 15 May 1843, Renssaeler Co. NY  (Jones Rd area.) d 23 Sept 1910 Nashua, IA,  farmer after the war . He married Hannah Young  b 13 Sept 1850 Belledere Boone Co. ILL ) married 5 July 1868 Butler Co. IA.  He was seriously injured in same battle as brother, given up for dead, but survived.
1850 census data:
Name:Noyes Jones
Birth Year:abt 1810
Birthplace:New York
Home in 1850:Petersburg, RensselaerNew YorkUSA
Family Number:294
Household Members:
Noyes Jones40
Susan Jones33
George H Jones14
Noel Jones13
Louis A Jones10
Harrison Jones9
Calvin Jones7
Jones Jones5
Lucy Jones3
My line.  They had 1 girl and 5 living boys.  I descend from Car Fremont Jones via my Father, Ray Dee Jones Sr..

6.  Jennie was born 1845 in NY?, per census. d 28 Feb 1874. She married Fred Apel  1864 Crystal Lake, Ill.      Need more information.

7.  Lucy Jones  b 1847 m William Fuller.  need more data also.  

8.  Charles b 1850 NY.
I know Charles E was last born child in 1850. NY.  Renssealer Co. NY Jones Rd area. 1855 census 
died 26 Sept 1916 in Iowa.  Married Betsey Bartlett.  
Had children: daughter (Fanny) etc. of family moved to Wheatland, Wyo.  Married to William H Drew.

Charles took my Grandparents to Blue Mound, MInn to marry.  His daughter moved to Wyo.
Where my Grandfather  Jones went to find work. Brought  his wife to Wheatland and Dad met Mom (Hoffman) in Wheatland, Wyo.
This is how my parents were able to meet. 

 I need more information on Susan Madison?Mattison?  We found a brother near her in the 1870 census. The brother's son is back in the east the next census. The brother may have been in NE.

Horatio Mattison had son George Mattison.

Friday, March 3, 2017


  As I am fatigued today from a family event. The thought I wanted to convey won't go away.

  On this day several years ago. I woke my Girl Friend Lucy and said it was time to go to the ferry,
  and Balboa Naval Hospital.  I went to her house and left the boys with her husband, with their daughter also asleep.

She drove us to the Ferry dock.  She told the ferryman I was in labor.  Wow, was that the creating of an interesting event.

I always got sea sick riding the ferry but we did it often since family lived in Lemon Grove and we were in Coronado.

The ferry man stopped loading the cars signaled the Captain of the eminent birth and the bar dropped and we started forward.

Never had a had such an exciting ride. Never dreamed the ferry could go so fast. We had a 30 foot or higher rooster tail. We were across the bay so fast and we bumped the landing.  The way was clear
and we were the second car off the ferry. In less than 20 minutes I was at Balboa Naval Hospital being admitted from the time we left Lucy's H.'s house.n  We both were still in awe at the speed and rooster tail of the ferry boat.

I did not get seasick. AMAZING

Within 30 minutes we had a girl in our family of boys. Husband's brother wanted a girl and ended up with five boys.  We had two boys then  later adding another girl and much later adding another boy.

Hubby was so excited to have the girl.  Seems they were scarce in his lineage.  So daughter one, is a morning baby.  She rolled at 6 weeks and terrified me.  Almost flipped off the table as I was packing her diaper bag. Brother Ed caught her with Don standing there to help. Startled us all.

She has been busy ever since. So many great little stories to tell her family.

We wish you a very great Happy Blessed Birthday Daughter.  3-3-66