Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mississippi 1817

Mississippi, the twentieth State, was admitted to the Union, December 10, 1817.  It was named from "the Great Father of Waters" called the "Mississippi".

The Mississippi Territory it was first called, and included the present States of Alabama and Mississippi.  In 1803, "the Purchase of Louisiana" brought this territory in the folds of the United States.

The first JONES to be recorded from this territory was the marriage of John Jones to Catharine Miller.  The marriage date is 25 May 1803.  It was listed in "Adams" county.  These folks must have been present at the earliest days of this "Mississippi Territory".   Any folks related out there?

This reference is found: Jones Journeys, Vol. 12, 1984 - 1985, p. 889.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Indiana 1816

The Indiana Territory begins its story 1803 - 1805.  However, what was to become the state of Indiana was not formed until 1816.  The earliest records appear to be dated from 1801 in Clark County Wills & Executor's Records 1801 - 1833.  Here it is recorded that the will of George Jones was dated  August 13, 1806.  His wife was Jane Jones, and sister was listed as Polly Jones.  A Jones family it must have been before 1806.  The will was proved by Davis Floyd, along with a number of other Floyd being listed.  The will was probated 9 January 1808.  Any folks out there related?

The documentation is given: Jones Journeys, Vol. 14, 1986 - 1987, p.1273.