Monday, April 13, 2015
The northwest territories seemed to be a good place to get a new start for those with the surname JONES. Early on did this surname arrive. For Illinois it is a Thomas Jones who is thought to arrive around 1815.
He is reported to have first moved to Kentucky from SC. He initially owned land in Christian Co., KY, but moved to Crawford Co., "ILL TERR" in 1815. He died between 31 Oct. and 7 Dec. 1829 in Edgar Co., ILL. His wife was named Elizabeth, and their first child (Mary) was born in SC 1794. This Mary is reported to have married in Crawford Co., IL in 1816.
The reference is : Jones Journeys, Vol. 5, 1977, p. 107. Any folks related out there?