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.