Thursday, August 3, 2017

RN # 275 Abraham Wood 1615 - 1684

This notebook contains a detailed chronology of the life of Abraham Wood.  The Peter Jones family [of Petersburg VA] has a historic connection to this Abraham Wood.  The chronology begins 1620 when on 10 January the Lord Mayor of London orders a collection to be taken in each parish [assisted by the constable] towards the clothing, feeding, and transportation of 100 children to VA.  In the list of names of the living in VA 1624, "Abram Wood" is found living at the plantation over against James City.  In the "Musters of the inhabitants of Virginia" 1625, Abraham Wood is listed as age 10 and arrived VA 1620 in the ship named Margaret & John.  Contains my research trying to clarify the connections made between the JONES and WOOD families.

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.