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
Also Smythe Co. Salop, Acton Burnerll
SMITH and JONES, a few tough nuts to crack it is.