Jones

 

My Jones ancestors
GENERATION 1

01. Griffith Jones was born abt 1614 in Wales.  He came to America on the ship "Thomas and John" on Jan. 6, 1635 from London to Virginia. He was listed as arriving at Springfield, Mass. in 1644. He was a "Freeman" at Springfield, Mass. April 5, 1649, was a prop. in 1646. He wife's name was Sarah, no records were found as to her last name or when, or where they were married. Griffith died Feb. 19, 1676/7 at Springfield, Mass. His estate was administered July 23, 1677. His wife Sarah died May 6, 1666.  Source: "And Then There Was You" by Marjorie Eilene Wells Cook (1979) p. 1. There are many records in established journals of Griffith's various transactions and land purchases.  His father may be Morgan Jones but I have not seen proof of that.

The 11 children of Griffith and Sarah are:
 

1 Sarah Jones (Jan 1, 1645 in Springfield, MA - Jul 2, 1645)
2 Mercy Jones (May 4, 1647 in Springfield, MA - Apr 27, 1716) Married James Barker
3 Hepzibah Jones (Jul 16, 1648 in Springfield, MA - Mar 8, 1685) Married Isaac Cakebread on Dec 20, 1677
4 Samuel Jones (Nov 9, 1650 in Springfield, MA - )
5 Ebenezer Jones (May 14, 1653 in Springfield, MA - Jan 24, 1735) Married Mercy Bagg on Jun 26, 1679
6 Thomas Jones (Apr 8, 1655 in Springfield, MA - 1738) Married Elizabeth Graves on Aug 31, 1682
7 Griffith Jones (Apr 2, 1658 in Springfield, MA - 1658 in Springfield, MA)
8 Griffith Jones (Jan 28, 1660 in Springfield, MA - )
9 Experience Jones (Aug 12, 1662 in Springfield, MA - May 9, 1714) Married John Huggins on Feb 4, 1684
10 Pelatiah Jones (Jul 22, 1664 in Springfield, MA - Dec 29, 1739) Married Sarah Meekins
11 Benoni Jones  (See Below)
GENERATION 2

02. Benoni Jones was the youngest of Griffith and Sarah Jones' eleven children.  Born on May 13, 1665 he was indentured at the age of 12 to William Clark, associate judge of Northampton, Mass. He served him well until he was 21. At the age of 23 he married the widow Gurley, Ester Ingersoll. He and Ester had four children.  The family lived in a cluster of houses known as Pascommuck lying at the foot of Mt. Tom, now within the ciy limits of Eastampton, Mass.  The Benoni Jones house was the only house in the area that was fortified. On May 13, 1704, Indians attacked the Jones house in which all of the area's inhabitants had assembled for cover. Of 33 persons in the house, 19 were killed, 3 escaped, 8 were rescued later and 3 were carried off. Benoni Jones and two of his sons, Ebenezer and Jonathan, were slain. Eight year old Benjamin Jones was scalped but later escaped. Ester was kidnapped and taken to Canada where she died after being tormented by priests trying to convert her.   Click HERE to see a memorial sign of Pascommuck taken by Ronald Reisinger who also descends from Benoni.

The 4 children of Benoni and Ester are:
 

1 Jonathan Jones (Jan 4, 1695 - Bef. 1700)
2 Benjamin Jones (See Below)
3 Ebenezer Jones (Nov 12, 1698 - May 14, 1704) - Indian raid
4 Jonathan Jones (Mar 3, 1703 - May 13, 1704) - Indian raid
GENERATION 3

03. Benjamin Jones was the 2nd child of Benoni and Ester.  He was born in 1696.  Raised in Massachusetts, Benjamin was scalped in 1704 when he was 8 years old when his settlement was brutally attacked by Indians. He barely escaped death which took the lives of his father and two brothers.  He later married Hannah (last name not known) and had one child, Seth. After Hannah's death in childbirth, he married Patience Evarts and had 9 children. He was a "fence viewer" in 1731, on a commision, also to "call the people to the Hall" in 1731.  His date of death is listed as February 1, 1783, age 87 according to a monument in the Beech Plain Cemetery in Sandisfield, MA.  

The 9 children of Benjamin and Patience are:
 

1 Ebenezer Jones (See Below)
2 Ester Jones (May 1, 1720 - Apr 21, 1797) Married Nathaniel Evarts in 1747 in Coventry, CT
3 Jonathan Jones (Jun 21, 1722 - Jun 7, 1801) Married Abigail Strong on May 12, 1747
4 Noah Jones (May 15, 1724 - Oct, 1811) Married Dina Hitchcock on May 9, 1745
5 Benjamin Jones (Sep 15, 1726 - Jun 7, 1801 Married Mehitable Terrill on May 6, 1756
6 Huldah Jones (Jun 25, 1729 - Oct 28, 1798) Married Zechariah Loomis on Mar 25, 1751
7 Asael Jones (Jul 7, 1731 - Aug 17, 1740)
8 Sybil Jones (Mar 22, 1735 - Aug 29, 1740)
9 Dinah Jones (Mar 29, 1739 - Sep 7, 1740)
GENERATION 4

04. Ebenezer Jones was the oldest child of Benjamin and Patience Evarts.  He was born on April 18, 1718 in Coventry, CT.   On December 4th, 1745 he married Zerviah Loomis, daughter of Zachariah Loomis and Joanna Abell.  The Abell line has a confirmed connection to royalty.   Ebenezer and Patience had 14 children. 

Ebenezer was an active patriot during the revolution. In 1774 he served on the committee of inspection. He was highway surveyor in 1775. He is called lieutenant on the Palmer records and doubtless fought in the French and Indian war. He was chosen on a committee to provision the minutemen at the time of the Lexington call with a barrel of biscuit, a barrel of pork, a barrel of flour. He served on the committee of correspondence in 1776; and on the committee to care for the families of revolutionary soldiers in 1777. He was a selectman 1777-79.   Paragraph source: "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts", Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910

He died on April 18, 1800 in Sandisfield, MA where he was buried in the Beech Plain Cemetary.  The Coventry, Ct. town records have a page assigned to Ebenezer Jones showing his wives, children, and land purchases. 

The 14 children of Ebenezer and Zerviah are:
 

1 Abigail Jones (Feb 24, 1747 - Sep 18, 1750) age 3
2 Adonijah Jones (Sep 24, 1747 - 1747)
3 Adonijah Jones (Aug 20, 1748 - Dec 18, 1820 in Otis, MA) Married Sarah Lyman on May 15, 1770 in CT
4 Dinah Jones (Oct 11, 1750 - ) Married Luthcr Chapin
5 Ebenezer Jones (Apr 23, 1752 - Bef. Apr 5, 1823)  Married Ann Spears
6 Israel Jones (Oct 24, 1753 - ) Married Elizabeth Macelwain
7 Abigail Jones (Feb 2, 1756 - )
8 Ester Jones (Apr 24, 1758 - )
9 Benoni Jones (Nov 5, 1759 in Coventry, CT - ) Married Catherine Daniels
10 Eber Jones (Jun 4, 1761 - )
11 Submit Jones (Jan 22, 1763 in CT - Aug 21, 1841) Married Lot Fuller on Jan 11, 1787
12 Miles Jones (See Below)
13 Silas Jones (Jul 28, 1764 - )
14 Lucretia Jones (Sep 9, 1772 in Palmer, MA - )
GENERATION 5

 05. Miles Jones is the son of Ebenezer and Zerviah.  The following summary of his life appears in the book "And Then There Was You" by Marjorie Eilene Wells Cook (1979) p. 6-7:

"Miles Jones was born at Coventry, Ct. July 28, 1764. He is not listed in Coventry records, but "History of Berkshire Co., Mass. Vol. 2 pg. 259 1885 edition states "Adonijah, Miles and Ebenezer, sons of Ebenezer Jones were living on a place now owned by Charles Clark. They came from Palmer, Mass formerly from Hebron, CT." Also the Vital Records at Otis, Mass, states "the brothers of Silas, Benoni and Adonijah were living at Otis, Mass at the time of their brother miles death in 1812". He is also listed in the Cornwall Bible at Otis as a son of Ebenezer and the Family Bible of his son Luther gives him as the father and a son of Ebenezer Jones. Coventry records lists Silas at the bottom of a page, and as they must have been twins, in some way, it is believed Miles name did not get recorded on the page.  Miles died at Otis, Mass. April 17, 1812 (Otis Vital Records to 1850 pg. 142) He married Nov. 28, 1792 to Mehitable Adams, born June 7, 1771 at Sandisfield, Mass. daughter of Samuel and Sarah(Clark) Adams. She died May 7, 1812 at Otis, Mass. They are both buried in the West Center Cemetery (Otis Vital Records p. 142, also in "Births and Deaths and Intentions of Bethehm and Otis" pg. 16. There is a double tombstone on the Grave which reads "In memory of Miles and Mehitable Jones, giving the dates of births and deaths, then the following inscription at the base "Friends and Physicians could not save these immortal bodies from the grave, nor can this day contain us here, when Christ shall call us to appear."  Miles Jones Rev. War record in Mass. Soldiers and Sailors Vol 8 pg. 945, as follows; Miles Jones served as a Private in Capt. Jeremiah Hicok's Co. Lt. Col. Sears Reg. Enlisted 8/6/1781 discharged 11/18/1781. Service 3 mos. including 4 days travel home (84) mile. The Regiment was raised in Berkshire Co. Mass for three months service Roll endorsed "Co. Elisha Porter's Regt. Miles Jones pension-negative report."

The 11 children of Miles and Mehitable are:
 

1 Mehitable Jones (Jan 1, 1793, soon died)
2 Mehitable Jones (Nov 17, 1793 - Mar 16, 1853) Married Samuel Young

     1. Elizabeth Young (Abt 1826 in Chautauqua Co., NY - Jan 27, 1904 in Chautauqua Co., NY)
     2. Zenas Coleman Young (1828 in Chautauqua Co., NY - 1829 in Chautauqua Co., NY )
     3. Festus Young (Jan 8, 1833 in Chautauqua Co., NY - Oct 11, 1904 in Chautauqua Co., NY)
               Married Alice Haner (1836-1904)
               (1) Henry H. Young (Jan 14, 1861 - Jul 13, 1922)  Married Sarah E. Smith
               (2) William K. Young (1861 - )
     4. James B. Young (Dec 27, 1834 - Mar 4, 1900 in Chautauqua Co., NY)
               Married Sarah Haner (1834-1885) on Mar 21, 1860
               (1) Fidelia Young (Abt. 1862 - )
3 Miles Jones (See Below)
4 Festus Jones (Dec 3, 1796 in Otis, Berkshire, MA - Nov 21, 1866 in Chautauqua, NY)
    
Married Martha B Young (Nov 6, 1798 in VT - Apr 7, 1876 in NY) on May 28, 1822
     1850 Census

     1. Elizabeth Jones (1824 - ) Married John Flanders - 1850 Census
     2. F. Harvey Jones (Mar 1, 1825 - Mar 30, 1855) Married Armena Clark
     3. Martha R. Jones (May 12, 1831 - 1917 Married William R. Haviland on Dec 3, 1852
         1850 Census
               (1) Alice M. Haviland (Jul 12, 1855 - 1932)
               (2) Walter A. Haviland (Apr 1865 in NY - ) Married Mary A.
                    
1. Charles G. Haviland (1897 in NY - )
                    2. Harold W. Haviland (May 1899 in NY - )

               (3) Leslie W. Haviland (Jan 20, 1866 - Aug. 1942)
                   
Married Luella Kirkland (1864-1938) on Jun 25, 1890
                    
1. Ferne Vivian Haviland (Abt 1899 in Colfax, IL - May 1980 in NY)

     4. Louisa Z. Jones (1834 - Dec 11, 1907)
              1850 Census , 1875 Census
               Married Franklin Leet (1815-1906)
              
Note: Franklin is on the 1900 Census listed as 85 and "widowed" living with George and Alma.
                        Was he divorced from Louisa?  FindAGrave says she died in 1907.
               (1) Emma C. Leet (Abt. 1856 - ) : 1875 Census
               (2) Elsy E.Leet (Abt. 1859 - ) : 1875 Census
               (3) George Franklin. Leet (Sep 3, 1869 in NY - Oct 20, 1955 in NY)
                   
Married Alma Julia Scofield (1873-1939) : 1875 Census , 1900 Census
                   
1. Esther Leet
                    2. Alan George Leet (Sep 14, 1902 in NY - Oct 16, 1975 in NY)

               (4) Harriet L. Leet (Dec 14, 1871 - ) : 1875 Census

     5. Lucinda R. Jones (1834 - Jan 28, 1903) Married William Oscar Brownell (1834-1917)
         1850 Census , 1900 Census

     6. Frederick W. Jones (1841 - May 19, 1852) age 11 : 1850 Census
5 Zerviah Jones (Nov 7, 1798 in Thetford, VT - Nov 13, 1848) Married Enoch Young
6 Elizabeth Jones (Aug 7, 1801 - Jul 6, 1881) Married Asahel Clark (1799-1868)
     1. Miles James Clark (Mar13, 1825 in MA - Feb 10, 1862 in NY) Married Delia L. Smith (1828-1905)
                (1) Orville S. Clark (1856-1869)
                (2) Elizabeth E. Clark (1859-1879)
     2. Sylvia R. Clark
(1829-1896) Married Lorenzo Rundell (1817-1901)
     3. Orville James Clark
(May 22, 1831 in NY - Mar 8, 1912 in WI)
     4. Mercy M. Clark
(1839 in NY - 1875 in WI)
     5. Rosabelle L. Clark
(Jan 13, 1841 - May 21, 1860)
7 Ebenezer Jones (Jun 13, 1803 - Aug 23, 1883) Married Rachel Hill
8 Luther Chapin Jones (Feb 26, 1806 - Mar 16, 1871 in Ellery, NY) Married Mary Spencer
9 Leonard A. Jones (Sep 6, 1808 in Otis, MA - Feb 11, 1861 in Knox Co., IL)
       
Married Pamelia Putman

     1. Amelia Maria Jones
(Jan 17, 1836 in NY - Apr 6, 1899 in NB) Married James Allen Adams
     2. John P. Jones (Abt 1839 in IL - Feb 18, 1861 in IL) age 22
     3. Emaline Jones (May 31, 1831 - Jun 8, 1843) 12 yrs
     4. Elizabeth A. Jones (1845 - )
     5. Angeline Jones (1847 - Mar 30, 1861) age 13
     6. Oscar R. Jones (Jul 30, 1849 in Knox Co., IL - Aug 21, 1921 in Bradshaw, NE)
     7. Milea A. Jones (Mar 6, 1851 - Nov 26, 1852) age 1
10 Darius Benjamin Jones (Oct 10, 1810 - Sep 7, 1874) Married Julia Corning
11 John Hawley Jones (Oct 10, 1810 - Oct 18, 1852) Married Fanny
     1. Fred B. Jones
GENERATION 6

06. Miles Jones, son of Miles and Mehitable was born on November 6, 1794 in Otis, MA (Otis Vital Records).   He married Pamelia Ketchum Turner on November 6, 1822.  She is the daughter of Asa Turner and Isabel Ketchum.  Miles was a Universalist and Pamelia was a Baptist.   They had 7 children together.  They moved from New York to Illinois in 1859.  A Historian in Chautaqua Co. NY states Miles Jones recorded property in 1822, another record states Sheridan in Chautauqua Co. Land transactions, recorded at Mayville, N.Y.  Miles appears on the 1870 Census living with wife in son Loomis Franklin's household.  Miles appears on the 1880 Census in Elmwood, Illinois age 85 and living with his wife, daughter Eleanor and her family. Miles died on February 8, 1885 in Elmwood, Illinois.    For a detailed sketch on the life of Miles visit Albert D. Hart's site here.

The 8 children of Miles and Pamelia are:
 

1 Loomis Franklin Jones (1826 in Jamestown, NY - Jun 19, 1871 in  Elmwood, IL)
     Married Sarah Gilmore Huey on May 29, 1862 in Peoria, IL
     1870 Census

     1. Charles M. Jones (Abt. 1858 - ) : 1870 Census
     2. James E. Jones (Abt. 1864 - ) : 1870 Census
     3. Flora Jones (Abt. 1867 - ) : 1870 Census
     4. Hattie Jones (Abt. 1867 - ) : 1870 Census
2 Eleanor Eliza Jones (Mar 30, 1829 in Chautauqua, NY - Apr 28, 1910 in Peoria, IL)
     
Married Joseph Vandervoort (1829-1887) on Nov 6, 1849 in Ontario, Canada
     1880 Census , 1910 Census

     1. Lucilia Amarilla Vandervoort (Jan 16, 1851 in Ontario, Canada - Aug 4, 1921 in Peoria, IL)
               Married Everett Coleman Wiley (1849-1912)
     2. Bertha Amelia Vandervoort (Sep 1, 1856 in Ontario, Canada - Sep 2, 1933 in Clay, IN) : 1910 Census
               Married William Thompson Sloan (Sep 27, 1848 - Aug 17, 1929)
              
(1) Helen Sloan (Jan 28, 1889 - Nov 10, 1978) : 1910 Census
                    Married James Craig McCrea (1881-1973)
     3. Winsor Aikens Vandervoort (May 7, 1859 in Ontario, Canada - Jan 16, 1861) age 1
     4. Winsor Miles Vandervoort (Mar 4, 1861 in Peoria, IL - Jul 1941 in Evanston, IL) : 1880 Census
               Married Susan Heponstall on Jun 6, 1883 in Peoria, IL
     5. Albert Newton Vandervoort (Jun 27, 1867 in Peoria, IL - Oct 20, 1864 in Peoria, IL) age 1
3 Sarah Maria Jones (Apr 18, 1831 in MA - Dec 10, 1910 in Elmwood, IL)
     
Married William Douglass (1830-1896) on Oct 5, 1852 in Ontario, Canada
     1870 Census , 1880 Census , 1910 Census


     1. William Henry Douglass (Aug 26, 1853 in Canada - Nov 22, 1923 in Peoria, IL : 1880 Census
                 Married Blanch Amy Hoffman (1867-1946)  on Jun 8, 1892 in Elmwood, IL
                 (1) Naomi Maria Douglass (Oct 15, 1893 in Elmwood, IL - Nov 28, 1964 in Grass Valley, CA)
                 (2) Norma Elizabeth Douglass (Jul 29, 1895 in IL - Jan 27, 1989 in Pompano Beach, FL)
               
 (3) Marcia Imogene Douglass (Oct 9, 1898 - Jun 6, 1989 in Pompano Beach, FL)

     2. Albert Potter Douglass (Jun 1857 in Ontario, Canada - Sep 22, 1859 in Ontario, Canada)
     3. Edwin Franklin Douglass (Mar 7, 1860 in in B.C., Canada - Dec 9, 1918 in Elmwood, IL)
                 1870 Census , 1880 Census
, 1910 Census
                 Married Nellie Mae Houser (1866-1936) on May 4, 1887 in Yates City, IL
                 (1) William Edwin Douglass (Apr 29, 1890 in IL - ) : 1910 Census

     4. Alfred Douglass
(1867 - 1870 in Elmwood, IL) age 3
     5. Orville Albert Douglass (May 14, 1870 in IL - Jan 28, 1890 in Elmwood, IL) age 19
         1870 Census , 1880 Census

     6. Asa William Douglass (1872 - 1872 in Elmwood, IL)
4 Washington Winsor Jones (Apr 7, 1833 in Jamestown, NY - Jan 24, 1900 in Elmwood, IL)
     1871 Canadian Census
     Married Nancy Ketcheson on Oct 8, 1856 in Ontario, Canada

     1. William Akens Jones (Oct 13, 1857 in Ontario, Canada - Jul 17, 1929 in Abingdon, IL)
               1900 Census , 1910 Census
               Married Hattie Magdalene Givens (1862-1926) on Jun 30, 1881 in Abingdon, IL
               (1) Clara May Jones (May 5, 1882 - Jun 16, 1958) : 1900 Census
                   
Married J. Arthur Shafer (1876-1958)
               (2) Edgar Givens Jones (Aug 2, 1884 - Mar 1938) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
                    Married Alice M. Marshall (1882-1962)
               (3) Harry Ketcheson Jones (May 13, 1886 - Oct 3, 1870 in Warren, IL) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
                   
Married Emma C. Parker (1890-1946)
               (4) Bertha Mabel Jones (Jul 21, 1888 - Dec 3, 1966) : 1900 Census
                    Married Newell D. Moore (1885-1928)
               (5) William Willis Jones (Mar 20, 1890 in Laura, IL - Dec 3, 1949 in Princeville, IL)
                   
Married Villa L. Shaw (1904-1989)
                         
 1. Virginia M. Jones (1924-2008)
                           2. William A. Jones (1926-1998)

               (6) Thales Winsor Jones (Aug 2, 1890 - Feb 19, 1986) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
                    Married Margaret Thomson (1907-1972)
                           1. Roger Kent Jones (1926-2004)
                           2. Beverly Jones (1939-1994)
               (7) Fred Carter Jones (Sep 3, 1892 - Oct 21, 1977) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
                   
Married (1) Dona M. Tucker (1893-1945)
                    Married (2 Mabel Eleanor Mansfield Sorenson
(1901-1948)
                    Married (3) Marion E. Davis
(1916-1961)

               (8) William Asa Jones (1894 - )
               (9) Frank Houston Jones (Jan 10, 1896 - Mar 10, 1960) : 1910 Census
                    Married M. Olive King (1896-1962)
             (10) Vera Annis Jones (May 4, 1898 - Oct 30, 1977) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
                   
Married Willis E. Day (1893-1954)
                           1. Betty Day (Abt 1924 - )
                           2. Miriam Day
                       
   3. Harold Day
             (11) Ruth D. Jones (Oct 17, 1901 - Aug 8, 1988) , 1910 Census
                    Married James. H Cole (1893-1970)
             (12) D. Reece Jones (Nov 20, 1903 in Peoria, IL - Oct 13, 1975 in Knox, IL) , 1910 Census
                    Married E. Viola Van Winkle (1902-1984)

     2. Owen Miles Jones (Dec 23, 1858 in Ontario, Canada - Mar 1, 1914 in Ontario, Canada)
               Married Helen C
     3. Ella Marie Jones (1861 - )
     4. Gilbert Jones (1862 - )
     5. Darius Jones (1864 - )
5 Henrietta Almira Jones (Dec 25, 1837 in Ontario, Canada - Jul 13, 1866) age 28
     Married Baltus Barager on Dec 3, 1857 in Ontario, Canada

     1. Mary Lucella Barager
(Aug 18, 1864 in Ontario, Canada - Mar 27, 1912 in Ontario, Canada)
               Married George Thompson on Jun 20, 1894 in Ontario, Canada
               (1) Ella Marjorie Thompson (1898 - ) Married Howard Stanley May on Aug 16, 1922 in Ontario, Canada
                  
 1. Margaret May
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (See Below)
7 Mary Ann Jones (May 9, 1840 in Ontario, Canada - May 9, 1918 in Elmwood, IL)
     1880 Census
     Married James Venn on Sep 1, 1870
     1. Francis Venn
(Abt. 1863 in IL - ) : 1880 Census
     2. Harry Venn
(Abt. 1865 in IL - ) : 1880 Census
     3. Nellie B. Venn (Abt. 1868 in IL - )
Married Isaac Julius Potts (1858-1918)  : 1880 Census  
     
4. Willard Harvey Venn (Sep 22, 1875 in Elmwood, IL - Jun 7, 1941 in Elmwood, IL) : 1880 Census
              
Married Daisy M. Threw (1880-1947)
     5. Albert Venn (Abt. 1878 in IL - ) : 1880 Census  
     6. Clifton Venn
(Abt. 1879 in IL - ) : 1880 Census  
8 Harriet Cordelia Jones (Jun 30, 1842 - Aug 25, 1842)
 
GENERATION 7

07. Darius Benjamin Jones is the son of Miles and Pamelia.  The following obituary from "Sumner News, Dawson Co. Thursday Feb. 7, 1918" summarizes his life:

 "Darius Benjamin Jones was born in Chautauqua Co, at Jamestown, NY Aug. 9, 1834. The deceased went to Canada when 18 years old. In 1856 he moved to Kansas and joined an emigrant company under the direction of the Massachusetts Aid Society. While there he married Margaret Bertha Cowan on Nov. 29, 1857. To this union was born fourteen children.... In his long life Brother Jones made several moves, mention of which will be of interest to his many friends. From 1862 to 1872 he was engaged in the mercantile business in Elmwood, Illinois 1872 to 1879 in the same business at Emerson, Iowa. In 1879 he homesteaded in Armada township, part of the time being engaged in the mercantile business. In 1894 to 1900 he had stores at Lomax, Buffalo, and Sumner. The summer of 1900 was spent on a farm between Sumner and Miller, the winter of 1900-1901 at Scottsbluff. He moved to Minnesota in 1901 where he farmed until he returned to Miller on account of the health of his wife, his wife dying the same fall. He has made his home since with his children in and around Sumner and Miller. he departed this life Tues, Jan. 29, 1918 age 83 yr 5 months and 20 days." 

Darius shows up on the 1870 Census age 36 and living in Elba, Knox, Illinois with 6 children.  By the time of the 1880 Census he was in Buffalo, Nebraska, age 46 with 10 children.  The National 1890 Census was destroyed by fire so there are no records for that year. In the 1900 Census he was 66 living with his wife and son Fred, age 21.  All the other children had moved out.  Margaret died on October 24, 1908, age 71.  In the 1910 Census he was age 75, widowed and living with his son William and family in Armada, Buffalo, Nebraska.  There are several letters written by and to Darius to several of his children up until the time of his death.

The 14 children of Darius and Margaret are:

1 Mary Pamelia Jones (Born Dec 4, 1858 in Kansas - Died Apr 10, 1911 in Sumner, NB)
    Married William Hough (1853-1901) on May 24, 1878.
    1870 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census

     1. Edwin Gilbert Hough (Sep 24, 1879 in Emerson, IA - Sep 26, 1927 in SD) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census

    2. Bertha Mable Hough
(Dec 21, 1881 in Red Oak, IA - Aug 6, 1883 in Red Oak, IA) age 1

    3. Charles Allen Hough
(Nov 16, 1882 in Red Oak, IA - Jul 19, 1901) age 19 : 1900 Census

    4. Edith May Hough
(Oct 7, 1883 in Red Oak, IA - Dec 2, 1952 in Deer Creek, MN) : 1900 Census

               
Married Francis "Frank" Monroe Horner (1878-1953) on Dec 13, 1906  

   
5. Ralph Orkey Hough
(Mar 30, 1886 in Miller, NB - Jul 17, 1908 in Wadena, MN) age 22 : 1900 Census

    6. Orville Ray Hough
(Nov 13, 1890 - Jan 12, 1963 in IA) : 1900 Census
                Married Amelia P. Cole (1899-1963)

    7. Lula Hough
(May 24, 1892 - May 26, 1931) : 1900 Census
                Married Thomas Nolan

           (1) Carson W Nolan (Oct 29, 1924 - Feb 3, 1964 in Kearney, NB)
                Married Virginia Axtell

    8. Darius Arthur Hough (Mar 13, 1893 - Nov 14, 1951) : 1900 Census
                Married Faustina "Faussie" Daughtery (1899-1947) on Mar 2, 1916
           (1) Arthur Daryl Hough (Jun 10, 1923 in Council Bluffs, IA - Jun 30, 2004)
                   Married Vera Cool (1924-2011)
                   1. Vera Hough
                   2. Jimmy Hough
                   3. Donald A. Hough (Oct 14, 1943 in Kearney, NB - Jun 15, 2009 in Kearney, NB)
                       Married Cheryl Locke
                   4. Marlyn Hough

           (2) Carson Hough ( - Bef. 2004)


    9. Marion Virgil  Hough
(Apr 19, 1895 - Jun 27, 1896) age 1

  
10. Carl Hough
(Sep 12, 1897 in Miller, NB - May 1964 in Eddyville, NB) :
               1900 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census
                Married Lucy May Watkinson (1899-1996)
           (1) Dorothy M. Hough (Apr 27, 1918 - Aug 16, 1932) age 14 : 1930 Census
           (2) William Howard Hough (Dec 16, 1921 in Eddyville, NB - Mar 17, 2002 in Manilus, NY) : 1930 Census
           (3) Donald Claire Hough (Sep 12, 1923 in Eddyville, NB - Sep 6, 1992 in Council Bluffs, IA) : 1930 Census
                          Married Wanda May Woods (1922-2008)
           (4) Carl Louis Hough (Apr 22, 1928 - Jun 21, 1991) : 1930 Census


  
11. Harriet Irene Hough
(Sep 30, 1900 in Kearney, NB - Dec 20, 1956 in Denver, CO) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
            Married William McMichael on Sep 24, 1917 in Minneapolis, MN
           (1) Maurice Alvin McMichael (Feb 13, 1926 in Denver, CO - Jan 15, 1972)
2 John Alden Jones (Born Jan 15, 1860 in Laurence, KS - Died Apr 17, 1938 in Scottsbluff, NB)
                          1870 Census , 1880 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census
                           Married Ida May Tottersman (1868-1960) on Jun 1, 1887 in Kearney, NB.
                           Ida is the daughter of John Tottersman and Mary Jane Hawk, daughter of David Hawk.

Picture source: "
History of Western NE 1921 by Grant Lee Shumway Vol 3"
   
     1. Mabel Alice Jones (Feb 24, 1888 - ) - Married Earl Enos on May 2, 1915 : 1910 Census
            (1) Marjorie Enos
            (2) Robert Enos
            (3) Kenneth Enos
            (4) Myrhl Enos
            (5) William Enos

     2. Roy Allen Jones (Feb 24, 1890 - Oct 29, 1978) : 1910 Census
               Married Roxie Reid on Jun 21, 1913

     3. Ima Eleanor Jones (Abt. 1892 - ) : 1910 Census
     4. Hazel Mary Jones (Abt. 1894 - ) : 1910 Census
    
5. Benjamin Wesley Jones (Abt. 1900 - )  : 1910 Census
, 1920 Census
3 Laura Amelia Jones (Born Aug 9, 1861 in Elmwood, IL - Died Jul 22, 1939 in Reno, NV)
     Married Herman Edward Geopfarth (1846-1919)
    1870 Census , 1880 Census , 1910 Census

Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Laura Angus, formerly Mrs. Laura Geopfarth of this place. Rev. J. F. Stille was in charge of the service. Burial in the Emerson Cemetery.  Laura Angus was born in Greenwood, Illinois, August 19, 1862. She passed away in Reno, Nevada, July 1939 at the home of her daughter Gertrude Geopfarth.  Her early married life was spent in Emerson, where five children were born to her and her husband, Herman Geopfarth.  The five children surviving are: George Geopfarth of Bellflower, California; Will Geopfarth of Pueblo, Colorado; Gertrude Geopfarth of Reno, Nevada, Herbert Geopfarth of Loretto, Nebraska and Mrs. Guy Clark of Cumberland.  Mrs. Laura Angus was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Emerson and likewise of the Federated Presbyterian Congregational Church of Reno, Nevada.
Malvern Leader, August 3, 1939, page 7

     1. Gertrude Geopfarth (1886 in Emerson, IA - ) : 1910 Census

     2. William Herman Geopfarth
(Sep 4, 1886 in IA - Dec 29, 1971 in San Diego, CA)
              
Married Nellie F
         
1930 Census , 1940 Census
          
(1) William C Geopfarth (Abt. 1917 in ID - ) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census
           (2) Jack N. Geopfarth (Oct 29, 1913 in ID - Jul 29, 1996 in Vancouver, WA) : 1930 Census
              
Married Lois Virginia Bredfield on Nov 5, 1937 in Denver, CO
                 
 1. Richard Geopfarth

     3. George Edward Geopfarth
(Dec 25, 1881 in IA - Oct 3, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA)
              
Married Nellie J. Jenkins
          
1930 Census , 1940 Census
           (1) Marian Jean Geopfarth (Jul 24, 1913 in Emerson, IA - ) : 1930 Census
              
Married Earl George Parsons on Apr 16, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA

     4. Hubert Geopfarth
(Oct 10, 1888 in Emerson, IA - Dec 23, 1965)
              
Married Beryl M McMullen
          
(1) Herbert Geopfarth (Feb 18, 1910 in Indian Creek, IA - Jul 14, 2010 in Garden Grove, CA)
              
Married Margaret
                
  
1. Barbara Geopfarth
                    2. Suzanne Geopfarth
                    3. David Geopfarth

          
(2) Lewis Donald Geopfarth

    
5. Faye Geopfarth
(1892 - ) : 1910 Census
|        Married Guy Clark
4 Frank Miles Jones (Born Aug 1862 in Elmwood, IL - Died in 1864) age 2
5 Ella Cordella Jones (Born Apr 24, 1864 in Elmwood, IL - Died Jul 1, 1938 in Spokane, WA)
    Married Roswell Gad Crossett (1854-1931) on Apr 14, 1882 in Dawson, NB
   
1870 Census , 1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census
 

(from left: Laura, Alice, Inez, Gladys, Marietta, Ella, Alta, Zorady, Rachel) - Click to enlarge
     Picture source: Ernest Schwiening photo album

Crossett Family - from Ernest Schwiening photo album


     1. Alice Bertha Crossett (Sep 24, 1882 - 1961)

     2. Fred Gad Crossett
(Jul 7, 1884 in NB - 1970)
               
1900 Census , 1930 Census
               
Married Vietta M. Compton (1890-1978) on Dec 25, 1908
                (1) Gladys L. Crossett (Abt. 1913 in OR - ) : 1930 Census
                (2) Willis A. Crossett (Abt. 1915 in OR - ) : 1930 Census
                (3) Harold G. Crossett (Abt. 1917 in OR - ) : 1930 Census

     3. Zorady Blanche Crossett
(Aug 20, 1886 in Custer Co. NB - Jan 10, 1936 in Kalamazoo, MI)
               
1900 Census
               
Married a Glady
 
     4. Laura Ellen Crossett
(Jul 13, 1888 in Oconto, NB - Mar 24, 1971 in Lagrande, OR)
                Married Frederick Lincoln Prescott (1883-1918) in Apr, 1905 in Spokane, WA
                1900 Census , 1910 Census
                (1) Verla Georgia Prescott (Aug 1, 1915 - Jun 17, 1979)
                     Married Francis Harry Tams (1918-2011) on Feb 14, 1942

                     1. William Lawrence Tams

    
5. Marietta Crossett
(Jun 6, 1891 - ) : 1900 Census

     6. Alta Bessie Crossett
(Jul 22, 1893 in NB - Dec 19, 1988 in Portland, OR)
                1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1940 Census
              
 Married Hiram N. Calder

     7. Gladys Leona Crossett
(May 10, 1896 in NB- )
               
1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
              
 Married Guy E Hibbs (abt 1889 - ) on Apr 25, 1921 in Nez Perce, ID
                (1) Charles Hibbs (abt 1923) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                (2) Ralph Gordon Hibbs (Dec 11, 1926 in OR - Nov 24, 1992 in OR) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                (3) Robert Hibbs  : 1940 Census

     8. Janus Oscar Crossett
(Oct 4, 1898 in Otter Tail, MN - Jun 24, 1960 in San Rafael, CA)
                1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census
                Married Lucy Frazier on Dec 27, 1927 in Spokane, WA - Lucille & Dolores

                (1) Lucille Cordellia Crossett 
                (2) Dolores Jane Crossett


     9. Agnes Lucresch Crossett
(Apr 17, 1901 - )

  
10. Inez Maude Crossett
(Feb 19, 1904 - ) Married Harry Tucker on Oct 31, 1921 
        1910 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                (1) Elaine H Tucker (abt. 1924 in WA - ) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                (2) Harriet E. Tucker (abt. 1927 in WA - ) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census


  
11. Rachel Edna Crossett
(Jul 22, 1906 - ) - Married Leslie Steen on Dec 20, 1925  : 1910 Census , 1920 Census

6 Heneretta Maria Jones (Born Nov 9, 1866 in Elmwood, IL - Died Aug 24, 1917 in NB)
     Married Frank Himmelright (1858-1925) n 1880
     1870 Census , 1880 Census , 1910 Census

     
     1. Mae Himmelright (Jan 2, 1886 in Elmwood, IL - Apr 1, 1959 in MN)
        1920 Census
        Married Horace A. Castle (1882 - 1956)
                 Horace
                (1) Cecil Castle (1908 - 1930) : 1920 Census
                (1) Helen E. Castle (Dec 4, 1905 - Jul 11, 1999) : 1920 Census
                     Married Albert Knutson

     2. Ernest Himmelright
(Nov 15, 1891 - Apr 15, 1947 in Colfax, Whitman, WA)
         
      Married Laura Belle Caffee (1890-1966)
               
1940 Census
                (1) Laura Bell Himmelright (Nov 13, 1920 - 1920)
                (2) Ernest Ray Himmelright (Oct 10, 1921 - 1923)
                (3) Robert Stephen Himmelright (Aug 14, 1925 - Mar 18, 1998 in Spokane, WA)
                (4) James Philip Himmelright (Jul 18, 1930 - Mar 13, 2000)

     3. William G Himmelright
(Oct 28, 1888 in NB - Sep 9, 1970 in Beltrami Co., MN)
                 Married Lettie Viola Bush (1897-1992) on Jun 14, 1915 in Kearney, NB
                 1930 Census
                (1) Kenneth H. Himmelright (Apr 3, 1916 in Miller, NB - Aug 9, 1997) : 1930 Census
                     Married Helen Hadrava on Sep 5, 1936
                     1. Keith Raymond Himmelright
                     2. Phyliss Maxine Himmelright
                     3. Jeanette Helen Himmelright

                (2) Elma Himmelright (Apr 14, 1917 - Apr 1995 in MN) : 1930 Census
                     Married John Hadrava

                (3) Paul Ray Himmelright (Feb 27, 1919 - Apr 17, 1991 in MN) : 1930 Census
                    
Married Betty
                (4) Irma Himmelright
                (5) George Himmelright (abt 1923 in MN - ) : 1930 Census
                (6) Melvin Himmelright (abt 1921 in MN - ) : 1930 Census
                (7) Ivan John Himmelright (1924 in MN - ) 1930 Census
                     Married Lila Mae Milton
                    
1. Diane Lynn Himmelright
                     2. Vicki Lee Himmelright
                     3. John Ivan Himmelright
                     4. James William Himmelright
7 Anna Irene Jones (See Below)
8 Arthur Darius Jones (Born Dec 6, 1868 in Eugene, IL - Died Oct 4, 1936)
     Married Gertrude Kendall (1880-1957) on May 5, 1896
     1870 Census , 1880 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1940 Census


      1. Floyd Benjamin Jones (Oct 27, 1897 in Gandy, NB - Jan 3, 1970 in Burns, OR)
         1910 Census
         Married Dorothy Pease (1902-2000) on Jan 14, 1921
               (1) Wesley Darrell Jones (Apr 10, 1922 - Jan 19, 1980 in Oregon)
                    1. Floyd Lee Jones

     2. Laurence Isaac Jones
(Apr 1, 1900 in Chadron, NB - Jan 7, 1977 in Burns, OR)
         1910 Census , 1920 Census
         Married Josephine Hollie Faulds (1910-1968) on Apr 1, 1938

     3. Theodore Roosevelt Jones
(Jan 23, 1902 in Scottsbluff, NB - Feb 27, 1973 in Burns, OR)
         1910 Census , 1920 Census

     4. Gladys Fern Jones (Nov 14, 1909 in Plains, MT - Oct 19, 1996 in Hines, OR)
         1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
          Married Aaron Floyd "Sandy" Morris (1897-1984) on Oct 13, 1928
                (1) Leland Frank Morris (Abt. 1930 - ) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                (2) Darlene Fern Morris (Jul 29, 1932 - 1945) age 13 : 1940 Census
                (3) Norma Edna Morris (Abt. 1937 - ) : 1940 Census

     5. Edna Christinna Jones
(Feb 17, 1914 in Burns, OR - Mar 5, 1996 in Redmond, OR)
         1920 Census , 1940 Census
         
Married Dale Floyd Banta (1908-1994) on May 7, 1930 in Burns, OR
               
 (1) Leslie Banta (Abt. 1937 - ) : 1940 Census

     6. Arthur Glen Jones
(Nov 20, 1917 in Burns, OR - Oct 4, 1936 in Burns, OR) age 18
         1920 Census
9 Flora Lucella Jones (Born May 20, 1871 in Eugene, IL - Died Jun 25, 1932)
     Married Richard Darbyshire (1855-1929) on Jun 28, 1891
     1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census

     1. Norris Darbyshire (Jun 27, 1893 - Feb 26, 1964 in WA) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
         
Married Zelleda Vey Huchinson on May 29, 1954

     2. Gladys Darbyshire
(Mar 5, 1895 - ) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census

     3. Cyril Darbyshire
(Feb 27, 1897 - ) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census

     4. Addie Mae Darbyshire (Feb 27, 1899 - Jun 22, 1971 in Scottsbluff, NB)
         
1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1930 Census
          Married Ernest Millard Jull (1899-1972) on Aug 3, 1921
                (1) Mary Maxine Jull (Abt. 1922 in NB - ) : 1930 Census
                (2) Robert Millard Jull
10 William Windsor Jones (Born Jan 21, 1872 in Elmwood, IL - Died Jan 2, 1952)
     Married Stella Elizabeh Houston (1881-1959) in 1904
     1880 Census , 1910 Census 1920 Census

     1. Thelma Jones (Mar 10, 1905 - Apr 22, 1978 in Salmon, ID) Married a Turton (George?)
     2. Lawrence Jones (Sep 5, 1915 in Miller, NB - Nov 1, 1995 in Idaho) : 1920 Census
               
Married Mozell Myrtle Hyde
               
(1) Alice Joan Jones (1944-1945)

11 Effie Clara Jones (Born Feb 22, 1874 in Emerson, IA - Died Mar 27, 1955 in Emerson, IA)
     Married Sherman Eli Gage (1866-1959) on Feb 22, 1896
     1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census

     1. Linda Verna Gage (Dec 29, 1896 in Emerson, IA - Dec 30, 1928) : 1900 Census , 1910 Census
                Married Walter McCormick on Dec, 1919
                (1)  Agnes Mable McCormick (Abt 1921 in WA - ) : 1930 Census

     2. Ethel May Gage
(Jul 18, 1897 in Lomax, NB - Nov 26, 1966 in Clarkston, WA)
         1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1930 Census
                Married Roscoe D Smith on Aug 7, 1922


     3. Beulah Irene Gage
(Jan 12, 1900 in Elberton, WA - Nov 25, 1997 in Clarkston, WA)
         1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                Married Elbert A Bird on Aug 25, 1918
                (1) Jack Elbert Bird (Nov 17, 1919 in Thornton, WA - Feb 20, 2005 in Clearwater, ID) :  1930 Census , 1940 Census
                (2) Earl Sherman Bird (Jul 10, 1922 in Thornton, WA - Jul 27, 1973) :  1930 Census , 1940 Census
                     Married Lois Jean Meyers on Jun 23, 1945
                     1. Kathy Eilene Bird
                (3) Nadine E Bird (Abt 1930 in ID - ) : 1930 Census , 1940 Census
12 Alice Minnie Jones (Born Oct 26, 1875 in Emerson, IA - Died Nov 24, 1926 in Watertown, NB)
     Married George Lewis Veal (1868-1957) on Dec 25, 1892 in NB
     1880 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census

     1. Clifford Veal (Nov 5, 1894 in Overton, NB - Jan 11, 1959 in Lincoln, NB)
        
1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
             
  Married (1) Etta Marjorie Rumbeck (1894-1947)
               
Married (2) Ruth Enid Dike (1914-1990)
                Married (3) Doris Alice Dike (1912-1951)


     2. Edna N. Veal
(Nov 3, 1896 in NB - Mar, 21 1950) : 1910 Census , 1920 Census

     3. Orlie Camilla Veal
(Oct 8, 1898 - Apr 7, 1919 in Miller, NB) : 1910 Census
                Married Ernest Davis on Jan 19, 1916
                (1) Ernest W. Davis (Apr 25, 1917 - Aug 28, 1951) age 34 : 1920 Census
                     Married Arlene Shepardson on Oct 16, 1937
                      1. Douglas Davis
13 Addie Mae Jones (Born Aug 30, 1877 in Emerson, IA - Died Sep 18, 1972)
     Married Thomas Elmer Wells (1871-1930)
on Dec 23, 1893
     1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census

     1. Lela Pearl Wells (Nov 16, 1894 in Clinton, MT - Feb 25, 1973 in Vancouver, WA)
                1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1940 Census
                Married Webster Carl Mansfield on Feb 18, 1913 in Stapleton, OR
                (1) Eleanor Faye Mansfield (Jun 8, 1915 Stapleton, NB - Apr 8, 2011 in Camas, WA)
                     Married Frederick H. Weakley on Nov 17, 1939 in Camas, WA

 
                   1. Gail Lavelle Weakley
                     2. Gregg Frederick Weakley

     2. Chester Earl Wells
(Nov 22, 1896 in Buffalo, NB - Apr 17, 1977 in Columbus, NB)
                1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census
                Married (1) Myrtle Roberts on Jan 5, 1915 in Lexington, NB
                (1) Charles Wells (1916 - 1916)
                (2) Gerald Chester Wells (Aug 3, 1917 in Stapleton, OR - Dec, 1974) : 1920 Census
                     Married Viola Fisher on Jul 20, 1940
                     1. Thomas Allen Wells
                     2. Mary Louise Wells
                (3) Delphia Jean Wells (Nov 19, 1919 in Edison, NB - )
                     Married Jack Francois on Oct 9, 1943
                (4) Wilma Louis Wells

                Married (2) Edith A. Bernt (1910-1995)


     3. Harry Elmer Wells
(Dec 4, 1898 in Buffalo, NB - Apr 7, 1965 in Stapleton, NB)
                1900 Census , 1910 Census
                Married (1) Lucille Edna Danker (1902-1981) on Sep 3, 1917

                (1) Patricia Mae Wells (Mar 4, 1925 - Sep 18, 1928) age 3

                (2) Richard Harry Wells

                Married (2) Noma V. Holt (1905-1982)


     4. Vyta Margaret Wells
(Jun 9, 1903 in Buffalo, NB - Feb 1985 in Camas, WA)
                1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census
                 Married William Edward Snow (1897-1969)
on Apr 9, 1924 in Stapleton, NB
                (1) Rolland Laverne Snow (Apr 19, 1925 in Stapleton, NB - Apr 13, 1998) : 1930 Census
                (2) Doris Eudean Snow (Abt. 1929 in NB - ) : 1930 Census
                (3) Donald Edward Snow
                (4) Laurence Eldon Snow ((Sep 22, 1933 in Logan, NB - Jan 19, 1988 in Camas, WA)

                (5) Marlene Eleanor Snow

    
5. Wayne Charles Wells
(Jun 9, 1905 in Buffalo, NB - Oct 9, 1977 in Vancouver, WA)
                1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census
                Married Lorena Wallace


     6. Lester Darius Wells
(Oc 24, 1907 in Stapleton, NB - Jan 12, 1978 in Salem, OR)
                1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                Married Marquerite Britton on Sep 5, 1928
                (1) Clifford Lester Wells (Abt 1930 in NB - ) : 1940 Census
                (2) Francis Gene Wells
                (3) John Thomas Wells
                (4) Barbara Joan Wells : 1940 Census

     7. Melvin Laverne Wells
(Jun 9, 1911 in Stapleton, NB - Jun 21, 1992 in CO)
                1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                Married Grace Lillian Glandon (1915-2004)
on Nov 26, 1933
                (1) Kenneth Laverne Wells : 1940 Census
                (2) Norman Eugene Wells : 1940 Census

     8. Marjorie Eileen Wells
(Jun 21, 1913 in Stapleton, NB - Jan 31, 1998 in Plattsmouth, NB)
                1920 Census , 1930 Census , 1940 Census
                Married Dwight Kenneth Cook (Jan 3, 1906 - Jun 21, 1980) on Jan 23, 1930
                (1) Janet Marlene Cook : 1940 Census
                (2) Robert Leroy Cook : 1940 Census
                (3) Charles Thomas Cook
14 Fred Miles Jones (Born Sep 8, 1879 in Amherst, NB - Died Jul 31, 1957 in Cour d'Alene, ID)
        Married
Nancy Alice Jones (1878-1941)
        1880 Census , 1900 Census , 1910 Census , 1920 Census


 

Photo courtesy
of Virgina showing
 Fred's children

(Click to enlarge)

      1. Theodore Benjamin Jones (Dec 24, 1902 - ) - Married Maude Gunter
        
1910 Census , 1920 Census , 1930 Census


     2. John Virgil Jones
(Nov 1, 1905 - ) - Married Laura Helena Pickering
        
1910 Census , 1920 Census
 
       (1) John Virgil Jones
         (2) Farrell Burton Jones
         (3) Eleanor Faye Jones
         (4) Alice Marie Jones
         (5) Arthur Earl Jones (May 29, 1937 in Sandpoint, ID - Jun 25, 1952) age 15

   
 3. Lela Belle Jones (Abt. 1908 in NB - ) Married Roy Renker
        
1910 Census , 1920 Census


    
4. Julia Leola Jones
(Jul 1, 1909 in NB - Oct 4, 1988 in Gibbon, NB)
         1910 Census , 1920 Census
             Married Earnest Noble Adams
        
(1) Donna Jean Adams (Apr 26, 1939 - Feb 9, 2009 in Okemah, OK)


    
5. Earl Weston (Japp) Jones (Abt. 1912 in NB - )
- Married Virginia Turner :  1930 Census

     6. Dennis R Jones (Abt. 1913 in NB - )
- Married several times, no children :  1930 Census  
               

 
GENERATION 8

08. Anna Irene Jones, daughter of Darius and Margaret was born on April 18, 1868 in Eugene, Illinois. The 1870 Census shows her age 3, the youngest child of 7 children.  The 1880 Census shows her age 13 living with 12 brothers and sisters.  She married Nathaniel Henry Hawk, a barber and son of David Hawk and Eleanor Jones on November 24, 1884. Records of their marriage show up in the "Buffalo County, Nebraska Marriages, vol. 2", page 579.  Their 4 youngest children were born in Armada.  By 1895 they had made the move to Texas by covered wagon.  Son Leonard was born in Blue Ridge in 1895.  By the 1900 Census they were living in Dallas, Texas.  By 1903 they had moved to Portales, New Mexico where son Eugene was born in 1904.  The 1910 Census shows them in Portales where youngest daughter Ruth was born that year.  They had moved to Vancouver, Washington by 1920 where they show up on the 1920 Census  with Leonard and Ira showing up next door as another household.   The 1930 Census shows them in the same area.  Anna died on February 9, 1936.

I descend from Anna's daughter Grace.
Visit the Anna Irene Jones memorial page here.

 

4 Generations:
Anna Irene Jones sits with great granddaughter Janet.

  

Surnames that married into my Jones family

ADAMS

COWAN

EVARTS

HAWK

INGERSOLL

LOOMIS

TURNER

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Migration pattern of my Jones family
Wales -- MA -- CT -- IL -- NB

 

Jones Royalty and Mayflower connections

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My Jones ancestors can be traced back to English Royalty through the Loomis line.  I have seen trees that trace the Evarts line through Lydia Goodrich back to Edward III, but I can't verify it past Richard Goodrich.  Here is a research page I did that traces the Loomis line back to King Edward I.

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I descend from Mayflower passenger James Chilton whose 5th great-granddaughter Mehitable Adams married Miles Jones.

 

BOOKS

"And Then There Was You" - by Marjorie Eilene Wells Cook. Published in 1979. This 52 page goes into much detail on the families of 1600's New England which were among the first settlers in that area. It focuses on the descendants and related families of Griffith Jones.

 

Jones information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) The Jones Genforum
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Our Folk - Albert Douglass Hart, Jr's page. We share many ancestors.

 

Dedication
 This Jones page is dedicated to
Marjorie Eilene Wells Cook (1913-1998)

Her book "And Then There Was You" published in 1979 started my interest in genealogy.
The wealth of information I discovered eventually led to further research and the creation of this website.

 

My Descent From The Jones Line

Generation Father Mother
12 Griffith Jones (1614-1676) Sarah (1623-1666)
11 Benoni Jones (1665-1704) Ester Ingersoll (1663-1705)
10 Benjamin Jones (1696-1783) Patience Evarts (1695-1770)
9 Ebenezer Jones (1718-1800) Zerviah Loomis (1724-1808)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

This page was last updated on  09/27/16

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