Friday, November 30, 2012

RN #154 The Children of Tudor Trevor

This notebook contains a series of detailed charts/graphs/chronology that outlines the children of Tudor Trevor.  It begins with the first generation following Tudor Trevor (JC-1).  It then numbers the generations in sequence.  The following chart is such a page.  It shows Gadforch (JA-1), to Ynyr (JB-1), to Tudor Trevor (JC-1).   It then begins with the three sons of Tudor Trevor (JC-1): Goronwy (JD-1), Llydocka (JD-2), and my specific line (the baby) Dingad (JD-3).  It then outlines the lineage of each branch of this family tree down to my own generation.   It represents some my earliest work on the generations of my family tree using a coding system and coloring system.

Pink was the eldest son, orange was the second son, and blue was used for the baby boy.  A rough chronology is shown to the right.  The color coding was especially helpful as the branches of the family tree grew.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RN # 153 House of Tudor Trevor

The next group of research notebooks begins my family tree research on the other side of the great pond.  It begins with my first attempt to put together the family tree from the earliest days in the mountains of Wales.  This notebook (#153) starts with what was discovered after some 40 years of genealogy.  It places each (grandfather) in rough historical context beginning Gadforch fl 850 AD to Robert Jones of  Llwyn-Onn fl 1550 .  Each generation is presented in sequence.

Some content :

Strathclyde (history)
Kingdom of Powys (history)
Kings of Powys
Wales - Early Powys
Region in Wales
Welsh Annalistic Sources
Fitzalan - Warenne
Cornovii (Midlands)
The Deceangli
Gaul, 1st century BC
Roman Britain (map)
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Watershed of the Dee River
Tysilio (Celtic saint)
References Anglo-Saxon charter(s)
Hanmer family of Pentrepant, Shropshire
Powys Fadog (Princes of Powys Fadog)
Wrexham District (maps)
The Vale of Clwyd
Patent Rolls (12 Richard II)
Cholmondeley family, Marquesses of Cholmondeley
Acton family of Acton Scott, Shropshire
Smythe family of Acton Burnell, Shropshire
Venables family of Oswestry, Shropshire
Sheriff's Books - Chester - Sheriff's of Chester
Chester City Council, Town Clerk
maps/tables/graphs Roman Britain -
The Revolt of Owain Glyndwr (1400 AD)

Monday, November 26, 2012

RN # 152 (A) Associated Family Names

Associated family names (maternal) are often vital in establishing certain branches of the family tree.  In many situations, the maternal names can be followed to help establish direct descent.  This notebook contains a number of associated family surnames that have been used over the years to help climb out the tree branches on this side of the great pond.

Adams (II)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

RN #152 Family Tree - Male Lines

This notebook contains family trees for each male (grandfathers) from my generation to that of  Richard Jones, Eastcheap.  There are personal notes/graphs/ and drawings in a chronological order.

Henry Edward Jones, 1926 -
Joseph Wheeler Jones, 1898 - 1972
Edward Turner Jones, 1873 - 1938
William Carter Jones, 1826 - 1902
Thomas Jones, 1796 - 1860
Nicholas Jones, 1762 - 1842/45
Griffin Jones, Jr., ca. 1740 - after 5 Apr. 1785
Griffin Jones, Sr., ca. 171-  - after 14 Aug. 1766
John Jones, ca. 167- to 1716
Cadwallader Jones, ca. 1650 - 1703
Richard Jones, ca. 1608 - 1652

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

RN #151 Joseph Wheeler Jones 1898 - 1972

This notebook contains the story of Joseph Wheeler Jones my grandfather.  He was born July 5, 1898 in Clark Co., KY.  He married Gertrude Patterson Monroe on Sept. 6, 1924 and resided in Winchester, Kentucky.  He was called "Jay" by his sisters, and "Wheeler" by Gertrude, who we called "Mam Maw".  Family pictures, documents, and stories are contained within.

For stories and pictures see: -

"Louder Than Words" dated Wed., July 14, 2010
"Sworn to Secrecy" dated Friday, July 9, 2010
"A Glass Eye" dated Friday, Aug. 6, 2010
"Mam maw's Coffee Cup" dated Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010
"A picture from the past", dated Sat., Sept. 4, 2010
"Pap paw's Picture", dated Tues., Sept. 21, 2010
"Pap paw's Parents", dated Thurs., Sept. 23, 2010
"Casting Shadows" dated Sat., Jan. 8, 2011

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RN #150 (A) John Hunt Morgan

Benjamin Harrison Jones was a brother to W.C. (William Carter Jones).  He join the Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, Company C, which was recruited in Clark County, KY.  Most of its members were from Clark County, and he signed his name on Saturday, September 6, 1862.  He participated in the Confederate raid through Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia.  He was captured at Buffinton Island and spent the remaining war time as a prisoner of war.  This notebook contains my research  into the John Hunt Morgan, and the Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A.

The Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. [from : Lexington, Ky. Herald, April 27, 1907.]
The Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry
     [Southern Historical Papers, Vol. 35,]
History of Morgan's Men, Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society
History Morgan's Men - chronology
Roll of Quirk's Scouts, C.S.A.
Research notes/listings

Monday, November 19, 2012

RN #150 Edward Turner Jones 1873 - 1939

This notebook continues the grandfather's of my JONES family.  Edward Turner Jones was the baby boy of 10 brothers and sisters.  He was born in Madison Co., KY in what then called Science Hill.  He married Ellen Dorcas Henderson December 20, 1893 in her home in Estill Co., Kentucky.  Unknown to my growing up days, she was a direct descent from the family of Richard Henderson who had a few things to do with the Wilderness Road and the settlement at Boonesborough.  This notebook contains my personal notes, family pictures, and a lot of research about Boonesborough.

A Partial List of Those At Fort Boonesborough

A Journal of The Proceedings of The House of Delegates or Representatives of The Colony of Transylvania Begun on Wednesday (Tuesday), The 23rd of May, In The Year of Our Lord Christ 1775, and In The Fifteenth Year of The Reign of His Majesty George The Third King of Great Britain

Family charts/pictures

Family tree Col. Samuel Henderson 1756
Col. Richard Henderson (family tree)
Fincastle KY - grants Samuel Henderson
Richard Henderson - Otter Creek
Transylvania Company - Notes/Proprietors
Plan of Fort Boonesborough
VA Assembly Declaration : 4 Nov. 1778
The First Trip To Boonesborough (The Filson Club Historical Quarterly, Vol.45, No.3, 1971)
The First Attempt To Settle Kentucky: Boone In Virginia

For discussion and pictures see -

"E.T. phone home" dated Friday, Sept. 24, 2010
"Generation to Generation" dated Sun., Sept. 26, 2010
"Clan Henderson The Dreamers" dated Sat., Oct. 2, 2010
"In His Youth" dated Sun., Oct. 3, 2010
"E.T. Phoned Home" dated Sat., Oct. 9, 2010

Sunday, November 18, 2012

RN #149 W.C. Jones 1826-1902

W.C. was the first name that got me started along my genealogy travels some 53 years ago.  My grandmother ("Mam Maw") did not know what the W.C. stood for, but he was the farthest that she knew the family tree.  He was supposed to be buried at the mouth of the Red River.  It took me some 20 years to find out the W.C. stood for William Carter, and he indeed was buried in our family cemetery at the mouth of Red River. [Madison Co., KY side where the mouth of Red River joins the Kentucky River.]  This notebook contains some of my earliest genealogy work.  [some from my childhood days]

On the day that my Dad and I found the grave site, I drew the following chart of the cemetery.

The location and position to Red River and Kentucky River is shown in the following map.  It is the junction of Clark Co., Estill Co., Powell Co., and Madison Co., KY.  A great aunt I talked with many years ago told me stories of crossing the Kentucky River here by buggy,  and having her bonnet blow off into the water.   It was near here that Warrior's Path crossed the Kentucky, and one could put a canoe into the water to travel down stream to the Ohio River.


 Here among these pages contain the communications (family stories) that became the bridge between their generation to mine.

For discussion and pictures see -

"20 Years Later" dated Wed., Oct. 6, 2010
"Silent Slumber" dated Fri., Oct. 8, 2010
"The Mouth of Red River" dated Sun., Oct. 10, 2010
"Farmer Jones" dated Tues., Oct. 19, 2010
"Make Love Not War" dated Thurs., Oct. 21, 2010

Saturday, November 17, 2012

RN # 148 Thomas Jones

Climbing on down the family tree, Thomas Jones was the first to stay settled along the waters of 4 Mile Creek.  He was born in Virginia (1796), and an error in the census of 1840 [which gave that he was born in Kentucky], caused 10 years of research climbing out other Jones branches until the trail brought me right back to this Thomas.  Who can you trust in this genealogy world?

This notebook contains my research into this Thomas Jones who married 20 December 1823 to a Sallie Chisom (Chism and various other spellings).  Multiple graphs/maps/family charts are included.  Documents, census records, court records and other primary documents define and describe this grandfathers life.  He died after the 1860 census but have not found a definite date.

Details of the Bush Settlement, Clark Co., KY also included.

For a discussion see

"Farmer Jones" dated Tues., Oct. 19, 2010
"4 Mile Creek" dated Wed., Oct. 13, 2010

Thursday, November 15, 2012

RN #147(A) Nicholas Jones 1762-1842

This notebook contains additional documents pertaining to Nicholas Jones b. 14 Nov. 1762 and died Bartholomew Co., IN 1842-1845.  Family charts, associated family charts, census records, and other documents are contained.

Names heads of Families: Bartholomew Co., IN 1840 census
Census Nicholas Jones, Jr.: Flatrock Township, IN 1850 census
Flatrock Township 1860 census
Bartholomew Co., IN 1870 census
Inhabitants in Flatrock Township, Bartholomew Co., IN 1880 census

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RN #147 Nicholas Jones

This notebook continues my direct family line from Virginia to Kentucky.  Nicholas Jones was the first JONES of my family to make their home along 4 Mile Creek.  Detailed research into his life and times are contained.  One of my most prized family treasure is the document with his signature. [Picture shown below.]

Nicholas Jones, family tree
Revolutionary War Service Record S16169
work sheets, family research
1810 census Spotsylvania Co., VA
1787 census Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Carolina Co., VA
South Elkhorn Baptist Church records 1817
Clark Co., KY wills/deeds/ records
4 Mile Creek maps/graphs/ land anaylsis
Providence Church 1783-1785
Clark Co., KY marriages 1793-1852
Bartholomew Co., IN land grant analysis 1834
Nicholas Jones will

For discussion and pictures see

"Baptist" dated Tues., Nov. 9, 2010
"Handwriting from History" dated Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010
"Road to Caroline Co., VA" dated Mon., Nov. 22, 2010

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

RN #146 Griffin Jones, Jr.

Griffin Jones, Jr. was of course the son of Griffin Jones, Sr.  It only took around ten years of research to establish that there were "two" Griffins documented in Caroline Co. VA.  This notebook contains my hand written notes/ graphs/ family trees and search history.

Family tree charts - Griffin Sr./Jr.
Children of Griffin Jones, Jr.
Caroline Co. VA, notes
Associated family documents/research
   Chisum (Chism) (Chisholm)

Spotsylvania Co. tax list 1787

For a discussion see

"Unusual Places" dated Wed., Dec. 15, 2010
"Leaves on the Tree" dated Wed., Dec. 8, 2010
"A Road Map" dated Sun., Dec., 5, 2010
"Making a Trip" dated Sat., Dec. 4, 2010
"Road to Caroline Co., VA" dated Mon., Nov., 22, 2010

Monday, November 12, 2012

RN #145 Griffin Jones, Sr.

The next series of notebooks contain my research into the direct family line leading from what to become Caroline Co., VA into KY.  They essentially take a grandfather, and document the life and times of each.

Griffin Jones, Sr., Caroline Co. VA (family tree)
  first record Order Book, 1736, located court house Caroline Co.
  documentation of records 1736- 1766

Taliaferro family connections
Archibald McPherson (connections)
Reuben Thornton (connections)
Thomas Turner (connections)
John Jones (connections) family tree
Buckner's family connections

maps/charts/ diagrams/ family connections

For discussion see

"Baptist" dated Tues., Nov., 9, 2010
"Brick Walls" dated Wed., Nov., 17, 2010
"Road to Caroline Co., VA" dated Mon., Nov., 22, 2010
"Making a Trip" dated Sat., Dec., 4, 2010
"A Road Map" dated Sun., Dec., 5, 2010
"Leaves on the Tree", dated Wed., Dec., 8, 2010
"Unusual Places", dated Wed., Dec., 15, 2010

Sunday, November 11, 2012

RN #144 Richard Jones of St.Clement, Eastcheap

This notebook contains my genealogical research into the father of Cadwallader Jones.  Richard Jones of St. Clement, Eastcheap, London who died in Virginia before 20 March 1653.  It has personal notes, family trees, documentation, wills, etc. of the life and times of this Richard Jones.

Land of Richard Jones, VA
Entry, P.C.C.  Adm Act Book, 1659, fo. 232
Glocester Co., VA land, maps, research
Records of St. Cement's Eastcheap
   Baptisms 1539-1839
   Marriages 1559-1849
   Burials 1539-1663
   Burials 1671-1853
   Marriages 1625-1738
   Baptists 1625-1812
   Burials 1624-1812

Inhabitants of London in 1638, St. Clement's Eastcheap
Frances (nee Baldwin) Townshend Jones
Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 23, Westmoreland Co., 1653-1657
Townsend family research
   Adventurers of Purse and Person
      Townshend (1607-1625)
Baldwin family research
William family research
Chotank (VA) research

Friday, November 9, 2012

RN #143 The Map of Cadwallader Jones 1698

A detailed analysis of the map drawn by Cadwallader Jones is contained in this notebook.  He was responding to the French maps recently published by Louis Hennepin (1683) which gave the French view of the Ohio Valley.  Each written comment, figure, and text, was translated and analyzed.  A copy of the title figure is shown below.

It is a summary of his personnel exploration over a eleven year period.  The original map is in the British Public Record Office, British Transcripts, No. 1310.  A copy titled: Cadwallader Jones "Essay about the Indian Trade with a MS map of plot of Louisiana", Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

RN #142 Children of Cadwallader Jones

This notebook contains my research into the children of Cadwallader Jones.  It took many years of tree climbing to establish the children and their names.   The notebook contains documentation of their lives and position among the family tree.  From the earliest times, genealogist declared that Cadwallader Jones had no children.   This was not the case.

Cadwallader Jones chronology from 1670 - 1770
Thomas Boswell references
Essex Co. VA chronology from 1692
Spotsylvania Co. VA chronology from 1720
Griffin Jones, Sr., Caroline Co. VA 1714
Virginia Indian Trade Co. [Cadwallader Jones connections]
Francis Anne Jones (daughter) wife of Robert Slaughter
Thomas Jones (son) [Indian Trade Company ]
Robert Jones (unknown connection)
Hugh Jones (unknown connection)
James Jones (unknown connection)
John Jones (son) wife Elizabeth (nee Fleming) Thornton
Nicholas Thomas Jones, master Sea Flower (unknown connection)
Cadwallader Jones map 1699

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

RN #141 Pneumansend Creek 1673

This notebook contains research on Pneumansend Creek area in Virginia.  This was the first creek identified in the land grant of Cadwallader Jones, 1673.  It includes analysis of all grants along this creek involving a large number of individuals.  A series of maps were generated using this research.

Cadwallader Jones lands on Pneumansend Creek beginning Nov. 1673
Index listing Cavaliers and Pioneers, 1665-1728
Clement Herbert (lands)
John Barrow (lands)
John Prosser (lands)
John Phipps (lands)
Henry Berry (lands)
Capt. Alexander Fleming (lands)
John Gillett (lands)
25 Sept. 1665 (map)
17 Apr 1667
27 Sept 1667
19 Sept 1671
5 Nov 1673

Multiple maps and drawings of Pneumansend Creek area.  Two samples are shown below.

Geography and genealogy are 1st cousins in this JONES surname tree climbing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

RN #140 Cadwallader Jones(es) England/Wales

This notebook contains research pertaining to the group of Cadwallader Jones that are recorded in England and Wales.  This group of individuals are often confused by the genealogist. 

History of Wales/The Birth of The Cymry

Cadwallader (Kadwallader) from legal documents England
Oxford group
Cambridge group
Cadwallader Jones, of Greenham, Esq
Cadwallader Jones, of Cromley
Cadwallader Jones, Cambridge/Carnarvon
Cadwallader Jones, Devonshire
Cadwallader Jones, (Thomas ap Hugh) (John ap Thomas, of Wales)
Cadwallader Jones (London group) active 1590s
Cadwallader Jones, Chester - ironmonger
personal notes and references/maps and documents

Monday, November 5, 2012

RN #139 Working Papers - Cadwallader Jones(es)

This notebook contains a variety of topics/content/research/resources for Cadwallader Jones (es).  You can tell by now that I have collected a great deal of information regarding this name.  It contains my personal correspondence, e-mails, data sets, references, documents, and other items that have something to do with the name Cadwallader Jones.  This is mostly during the Civil War period of England, but a wide variety of notes and research are included.

E-mails/correspondence re: Cadwallader Jones(es) [a large # of items]
Research notes from other sources/genealogy/etc.
Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, 1574-1660 [Capt. Thomas Jones] VA Company
Massacre 1622 VA Company notes [for Jones and related family names]
Working notes on Cadwallader Jones [early research]
Chronology and Time tables [personal notes]
Reference sources [list of sources given for Cadwallader Jones]
Cadwallader Jones [of England] (Greeham)
   Bluet family
Howard family
Typed notes [from research] from 1645 - 1675 [for Cadwallader Jones, Greenham]
English Civil War period for JONES [Royalist Officers in England and Wales, 1642-1660.
Cavaliers & Roundheads of Barbados 1650-1652.
Kent Co. England during English Civil War
Cadwallader Jones of Archers Hope 1624
Devonshire (research notes)
Capt. John Wither (Stafford Co. VA)
coat of arms/ family research

Sunday, November 4, 2012

RN #138 (A) Inigo Jones - Family Study

This notebook contains my research into the family and related connections of Inigo Jones.  Much detail and references are contained regarding the origin of this family.

Annals and Antiquities of The Counties and County Families of Wales (Nicholas)
  documents the Welsh spelling of Inigo = Ynyr = line of Tudor Trevor
Mostyn family documents
Detailed analysis from The Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. X, 1917 pp 999-1007.
Analysis of "Grothenan, Co. Denbigh" - Family origin of Inigo Jones
Historical Context from Pope Pius V (Papal Bull - 1570)
Smithfield origin and fairs [Inigo Jones, Sr. here 1573 ]
Detailed chronology from 1583 to 1653
Lambeth Palace Library files [Catalogue Ref. MSS]
Lordship or Bromfield and Yale (a study)
Herbert family
   William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke

Saturday, November 3, 2012

RN #138 Inigo Jones - Life and Times

This notebook contains my research into the life of Inigo Jones.  He is related to my family by arms, and was apparently never married.  He lived through the English Civil War, and it is this context that brought my research together with this amazing individual.  I have come to appreciate his contribution to the world of art, design, and architecture.  The content varies by topic and related subject to this individuals life.

Livery Company.
Merchant Taylors and Skinners
Richard Whittington 1356-1423
Inigo Jones 1573- 1652 (chronology)
Connected family members
Inigo Jones (Catholic Encyclopedia )
Inigo Jones, Sr. (will 1597)
Inigo Jones (will 1652)
St.Benet Paul's Wharf
Wentworth Woodhouse Muniments, Catalogue Ref. WWM (official papers)
House of Lords, Catalogue Ref. HL (orders for Inigo Jones)
The Earl of Pembroke, Catalogue Ref. 2057
At Shakespeare's Theater (movable screens)
coat of arms (Burke p. 547)
Earl of Arundel (research notes on personal relationship)
Dictionary of National Biography, part I (architect)
Herberts of Raglan Castle
Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
Index on publications re: Inigo Jones (long list of 125 references)
St Benet Paul's Wharf (history)
John Webb (architect)
Parish records: St Benet, Paul's Wharf 1619-1837
St Peter, Paul's Wharf 1607-1837
Register of St Benet
Other related surnames from St Benet and St Pete, Paul's Wharf
Index analysis St Benet and St Peter, Paul's Wharf, Marriages 1619-1730
research analysis of members St Benet and St Peter by title(s) and year

Friday, November 2, 2012

RN #137 Jones Family Groups

A number of individual Jones(es) were involved in my research efforts.  Many names needed to be identified and separated into family groups.  You can imagine the research effort.  Most reflect my personal notes and family trees of a number of individuals.  This notebook contains my research over a long number of years.

Roger Jones, d. 1612 (St. Benet & St. Paul, Paul's Wharf, London)
Capt. Roger Jones of London 1685
Jones (Viscount Ranelagh)
Thomas ap John of Tre-Owain (Monmonth)
   House of Herbert
Thomas Jones (Williamsburg)
   (A number of different individuals)
       Thomas Jones (1758)
       Thomas Jones, gent. (1722)
       Col. Thomas Jones (1731)
Frederick Jones
Abstract of NC wills
A listing of all Thomas Jones, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. III, 1695-1732
A large number of Thomas Jones(es) listed and researched.  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

RN #136 Cadwallader Jones (other)

Another notebook on the many Cadwallader Jones.  This notebook has detailed research on several Cadwallader Jones.  This again was some of my first research effort to separate these JONES.  They deal with SC, NC, and PA groups.

The name Cadwallader: its background and Welsh meaning.
   A Genealogical History : By Colonel Cadwallader Jones
   The Lords Proprietors of Carolina
   North Carolina Illustrated 1524-1984 (by H.G. Jones)
   The Story of Fayetteville and The Upper Cape Fear by John Oates
   The North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. 7, 1930 (Cad. Jones of Halifax)
   The North Carolina Historical Review, Vol.18, No.1, 1941 (Willie Jones of Halifax)
   Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Gone to Carolina
   The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy
   Historical Southern Families
   Dictionary of Alabama Biography
   Cadwallader of Philadelphia
   Colonial Families of The United States
   First Families of America
   Pennsylvania Magazine, Vol. 4, 1880 (John ap Thomas and His Friends)
      Early history of Merion
   Notes on Quaker group PA
   Historical Southern Families
   Quaker and Anti-Quaker Literature In Welsh From The Restoration To Methodism
   Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey, and Delaware 1630-1707
   The Letter of John Jones 1725
   The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies 1628-1776

Personal notes, letters, communication regarding Cadwallader Jones(es).