Saturday, October 18, 2014

North Carolina 1693

This colony began under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Company.  Early settlements were made by pioneers from other colonies.  It came under an association of proprietors in 1665 by a royal grant covering all the Carolina region.

The first with the surname JONES was "Mr. Charles Jones" who proved an oath regarding the will of Mr. George Durants 1693.  This is recorded in the State Records of NC (Vol. I, 1662 - 1713) p. 393.  These were the records of the Perquimans Precinct Court.

I have done a great deal of research into the State Records of North Carolina for the surname JONES.  This research can be found in a series of my "Research Notebooks" (RN) beginning with RN # 110, through RN # 117.  The content of this research can be found at "The Jones Genealogist Research Notebooks" which is a blog site.  Please explore.  Any JONES families from North Carolina?

Monday, October 13, 2014

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Connecticut 1639

The Plymouth Co. of November 1606, provided a framework in which a group of folks joined together to make a new beginning.  The main folks wanted a place to settle were everyone had the right to read the Bible and interpret it according to their own understanding.  They had already "dissented" and "separated" from the established Anglican Church in England [Scrooby Separatists] , and tried to make their way in Holland.   Not satisfied with their lot there, they needed to join with a group of London merchants to pay all their bills.  It took a number of years but they finally made it across the great pond to that northern coast line in a ship that was to echo down the pages of history, the Mayflower !  These "Pilgrims" created a settlement in which many of those wishing to separate from the established religion congregated.  Of course, it would not take long before "interpretations" varied, and many splinter groups moved out of this "New England" settlement.  Connecticut has its origins in such a group.

The Connecticut Valley served as the center of this settlement, and in 1637 Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield was formed.  In 1639, Thomas Jones had joined 40 some settlers into the "Guilford Colony".  It was this Thomas Jones that was to leave a large number of descendents in the Connecticut area.  A complete genealogy of this Thomas Jones is given in Jones Journeys, Vol. VI, pp. 70 - 73.

A readable and very helpful text for this history is "The History of The Thirteen Colonies", American Heritage Book Division , 1967.