Friday, July 17, 2015
Arkansas became official in 1836. It is not completely clear who was the first JONES, but two brothers are identified as arriving before 1840. Shadrach and Abraham Jones are their names. This would lead one to suspect that they were of the religious type with such good Old Testament names. [That Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in that furnace of blazing fire!]
"Shadrach Jones, b. 16 May 1810 in Ind. - Abraham Jones, b. 1819 in Ind. - Shadrach was married when he came to Ark. to Mary George b. 30 July 1819 in Ind."
Does anyone have connections? Were their settlements of Quakers/Baptist/etc. in the area?
This reference is found: Jones Journeys, Vol. I, May 1973, p. 97.