Tuesday, June 27, 2017

RN # 274 Smith Families

Researching the JONES surname over these past 58 years or so, certainly provided some interesting challenges.  The research notebooks given in the previous 273 post have stored many of these areas of interest.  Adding a surname like SMITH gets things even tougher.  At any rate, a good genealogy question always stimulated my interest.

The note book listed contains some recent work on the connection between my JONES family and the Smith (Smyth) families.  Not all of course, but those that needed some clarification among my own tree branches.  "Smith Families : Study Notebook" it is called.  The following folks have been investigated:

"Sir Thomas Smythe, customer" (Burke, p. 945)
Thomas Smith, Co. Devon ca. 1580's
Capt. John Smith, early VA [never married]
Smith families early VA : including
     William Smith 1624
     John Smith (Old) Rappahannock Co. 1656
     Thomas Smith - Accomack Co. 1639
     Toby Smith (Smyth) 1637
     Nicholas Smith 1645
     Henry Smith 1635
     Lawrence Smith 1652
     Edward Smith 1637
     Robert Smith
     Augustin Smith

Also Smythe Co. Salop, Acton Burnerll

SMITH and JONES, a few tough nuts to crack it is.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

RN #273 John Jones to Griffin Jones

This past year as been spent focusing on the difficult areas that remain in the old family tree.  John Jones [b. ca. 1680 +/- 5 yrs] - [ d. 1716 ] to Griffin Jones, Sr. [b. ca. 1710 +/- 5 yrs] - [d. ca. 1758 +/-2 yrs.] is one example.   This notebook contains the work completed on these two individuals.  A branch of the family tree connected it is.  Some brick walls take a little more time.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

RN # 272 Early Jones Surname VA

It has been a little more than one year since the last research notebook was posted.  During this year there have been several other branches [and notebooks] explored which will be identified using the next several posts.  The first of this new group contains research on the early JONES surname's settlement pattern in early Virginia.  In a chronological order it includes:

Elizabeth - Giles Jones 1609 settlement in Elizabeth City Co.

William Jones 1626 Accomacke Co.

Rice Jones 1623 Warwick River [from Cannada in John & Frances 1623

Thomas Jones 1623 Henrico [College Land]

Anthony Jones 1623 Charles City Co. [Pagan Point Creek]

David Jones 1622 Charles City Co. [Tanks Weyanoke ]

A map is included which place each in their geographic locations.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

RN # 271 Jones Journeys : A Topical Index (II)

This notebook continues the indexing of the 19 volume set called Jones Journeys.  The cover of my copy for volume two is shown below. [Some nice drawings on the covers of various volumes.]


Again, it is a alphabetical listing by state (US) outlining the content of each volume for that state.  This notebook begins with the state of Nebraska, and ends of course with Wyoming... which is the only state of the 50 that did not seem to have a Jones Surname reference. [How about that.]

The notebook then contains the references for 1)) Revolutionary War Pensions and records, 2) War of 1812, and 3) references for England and Wales.

Does anyone know of an early Jones family to Wyoming?  Please post a comment below.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

RN #270 Jones Journeys : A Topical Index (I)

Jones Journeys has been a continual help in my Jones surname tree climbing.  It was first published May 1973 by Mrs. Darla M. Jones, Rialto, CA.  It was published quarterly until 1992, and contains a wealth of information pertaining to the Jones surname.  No cumulative index existed, and as a reference, it was very hard to use since each volume had to be checked. [Has 19 volumes!]   The following notebook contains a state by state index [by topic/subject] of the complete set 1973 - 1992.  It was made following many frustrating attempts to follow an individual through the 19 volumes.

A sample from the cover of volume 19 is shown:


A sample of this notebook's content for the states "Alabama" through "Montana" is shown for Kentucky...

Each state has been organized from the content of this amazing collection of genealogy for the Jones surname.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

RN #269 Surname Association Related Groups

This notebook contains fairly recent research trying to make association between family groups to my main Jones line.  Many records are confusing and complex relating to some historical events that bring these families together.  The working sheets include:

Henry Corbyn 1658
Abraham Moon(e) 1639
John Battaile 1684
Samuel Sollis [Sallate] 1651
Francis Dade 1650
Gervace Dodson 1650
Fitzhugh surname
Cattlett surname
Williams surname
Fleming surname
Savage surname
Slaughter surname
Smyth surname
Grimes [Grymes] surname

These individuals and family surnames get congested among the branches.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

RN #268 Associated Jones

Over the years a group of individual JONES shared a first name.  This often produced a number of brick walls caused by this fact.  This notebook contains a number of names that formed a group of folks that were sorted (or presently being sorted) among the branches.  I have called this my collection of associated Jones names.  The ones included in this notebook are: 1) James , 2) Gabriel , 3) Thornton (surname) , 4) Gabriel (attorney) , 5) Catlet (surname) , 6) Slaughter (surname) , and 7) Taliaferro (surname).  There is also a flow chart of the formation of various counties in VA which these names became interwoven.  It is still a work in progress.