Friday, March 31, 2017
The Grand Canyon State entered the Union in 1912. Albert L. Jones was born 29 November, 1896, in "Blue" Arizona. This was some 16 years before this statehood even. The account found in Jones Journeys, Vol. I. , p.54 gives that his father James Henry Jones, Sr. was born 26 November 1854 in "Birdville", Texas. It goes on to report that his father [Albert's grandfather] Lewis Westmoreland Jones, Jr., was born 1 June 1817 Christian Co., Kentucky. On down the tree, it gives his father [Albert's greatgrandfather] Lewis Westmoreland Jones, Sr., was born 14 April 1784 in Virginia.
Let's see now, starting Virginia 1784...to Kentucky 1817...to Texas 1854...and to Arizona 1896. A noted migration from East to West it is over some 112 years. Bet there are some interesting family stories here.
Friday, March 10, 2017
It would appear that after the 1880s, the folks with the JONES surname had pretty much settled down across these United States. From the standpoint of those genealogist researching this surname from 1973 - 1992 [as recorded in Jones Journeys], there were not any involved from New Mexico. Any folks out there who might have a JONES family to settle this area near or prior to 1912?