Friday, May 19, 2017

Let's Network

From Alabama to Wyoming and all states in between...Australia and New Zealand...to Barbados and Bermuda...this blog has posted those with the JONES surname who are recorded to have arrive early in their history.  The documentation is derived from a publication called Jones Journeys which was published from 1973 until 1992.  Folks from all over the world that shared an interest in the JONES surname participated in this endeavor.  Let's continue in this process.  Those who have a JONES family from any area posted, please identify this family by dates under the post that matches the location.  This can be done in the comment section of each post.  Then those who share an interest  can "network" among these branches.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Alaska and Hawaii 1959



The last two to join the Union were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.  Not so long ago it would seem being eight years old at the time.  Using "Jones Journeys" for the years 1973 - 1992 [19 volumes], there were no listings for the JONES surname from either state.  I would guess that there are JONES families living in these states at the present time, but before 1992 there were no writings from those who would have interest in the genealogy of our surname. 

This bring us through all 50 states.   Any Jones families from Hawaii or Alaska out there?  Would love to hear from you.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Arizona 1912




The Grand Canyon State entered the Union in 1912.  Albert L. Jones was born 29 November, 1896, in "Blue" Arizona.  This was some 16 years before this statehood even.  The account found in Jones Journeys, Vol. I. , p.54 gives that his father James Henry Jones, Sr. was born 26 November 1854 in "Birdville", Texas.  It goes on to report that his father [Albert's grandfather] Lewis Westmoreland Jones, Jr., was born 1 June 1817 Christian Co., Kentucky.  On down the tree, it gives his father [Albert's greatgrandfather] Lewis Westmoreland Jones, Sr., was born 14 April 1784 in Virginia.
Let's see now, starting Virginia 1784...to Kentucky 1817...to Texas 1854...and to Arizona 1896.  A noted migration from East to West it is over some 112 years.  Bet there are some interesting family stories here.

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Mexico 1912



It would appear that after the 1880s, the folks with the JONES surname had pretty much settled down across these United States.  From the standpoint of those genealogist researching this surname from 1973 - 1992 [as recorded in Jones Journeys], there were not any involved from New Mexico.  Any folks out there who might have a JONES family to settle this area near or prior to 1912?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Oklahoma 1907



From the 1840's the Jones surname as appeared in what was to become the state of Oklahoma in 1907.  An inquiry from Jones Journeys, Vol. VI, No.2, p. 59 seeks genealogical information about a Robert M. Jones.  He is described as a prominent Choctaw who served his tribe faithfully and acted as intermediator with the Texas Republic in the 1840's.  No other information is recorded.

Starting 1890, the Choctaw Nation recorded marriages in Indian Territory.  Abstracted for the Jones surname recorded in Jones Journeys, Vol. 15, pp. 1392-1394.  The earliest for the Jones surname appears to be 30 July 1890 when Marin Jones (22) marries Arver B. Cochran (16).  Any Jones families out there related?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Utah 1896



East coast to West coast came together here in 1896.  A Thomas Jones seems to have arrived before 1890, Salt Lake City, where his 9th child was born 17 May, 1890.  He is recorded as being the son of Thomas and Mary Jones of Cardiff, Wales where his prior 8 children were born starting 1876.  He died 11 October 1909 Salt Lake City, and is buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Ten children total were born.  There must be a lot of descendants beginning here.  Any folks connected?

Taken from: Jones Journeys, Vol. 8, 1980, p. 309.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wyoming 1890



 Among those other States joining the Union between 1889-1890 [North and South Dakota, Montana, Washington, and Idaho] Wyoming is the only one during this period not to have recorded one family with the JONES surname.  That is at least from the Jones Journeys reference that has been the source for all previous post.  It is unclear why this should be the case, but anyone with thoughts out there please commit.  Does anyone have a JONES family from Wyoming?