Monday, November 30, 2015

Wisconsin 1848

The French were the first to settle this area in 1717.  After the French and Indian War, it became part of the British Empire until after the American Revolution when it became part of the Northwest Territory.  In 1800 it became part of the Indiana Territory, and a stream of northern European immigrants began to arrive from the 1830s.  It was April 4, 1832 that a Miles Jones married a Sally Crane at Jefferson, Ft. Atkinson.  You would know that a Jones would have to be among the early folks to arrive.  In 1841 Milwaukee, Julie B. Jones married Samuel I. Brooks [27 Sept] and Martha Jones married David Griffin [20 Jul].  The Wisconsin Territory was organized in 1836, and a state was formed 1848.  New places to land and settle, those Jones were.  Any folks out there related?

References taken from: Jones Journeys, Vol. 13, 1985 - 1986,  pp.1059 - 1061 titled "Wisconsin Records".

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Iowa 1846

Before Iowa became a State of the Union 1846, there is recorded a marriage between William S. Jones and Mary Legerd, 3 May, 1841.  This was located in Davis County, Iowa as recorded by Benton County, Iowa; Western Hist. Co., Chicago 1878.  This reference is taken from a submission to Jones Journeys, Vol. 12, Nov. 1984, p. 926 by Trudy Belcher.  Under "Davis County, Iowa, Marriages" it is listed. [Not sure when Davis Co. Iowa was officially formed?]  This is the earliest date that I have been able to discover for a Jones family.  In the 1850 census of Iowa, there are 20 Jones families listed among the counties that had been established.  There was even a "Jones County" with 4 Jones families recorded. [Isaac Jones (age 40) being born in TN is the oldest.]  Does anyone know the history of this "Jones County, Iowa".  Please post!