Wednesday, January 28, 2015

RN #252 James Jones(es) VA, NC

When one faces a single name, which seems to cause a lot of brick walls, a central location for all these folks often helps separate the branches.  This notebook contains the work of several folks who had to deal with the first name "James".  Chris Jones from Roswell, GA, and Caroline Cunningham from NC, provided most of the work outlined in this notebook.  From VA to NC an outline of this first name is arranged.  The deeds, wills, and mostly marriages of this first name are identified by their source and location.  There are lots of folks with the first name JAMES!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RN #251 Jacob Jones(es) NC

This notebook contains research into the JONES surname in early NC.  It is an analysis, chronological, of the JONES surname beginning 1663 for each county in NC up to 1750.   It also contains my work sheets on the various aspects of NC history that played a role in the settlement relating to the JONES surname.  A page of the work sheet is shown below.

This begins in the year 1663 when Charles II granted Carolina to the "Lords Proprietors".  The next page shows the alphabetical listing of NC counties with the dates of their formation.

The chronology for each county would begin with the dates listed above.  A hefty research notebook indeed!