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!

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