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".

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