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The Jones surname is one of the most common last names in the western hemisphere. According to the Public Profiler (, the largest concentrations of Joneses are found in the United Kingdom (Wales, England), Australia, United States, New Zealand, and Canada.

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"Keeping up with the Jones"

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David Lewis Jones in Georgia

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Comment by Cory Jones Leicht on December 11, 2016 at 1:29am

I'm looking for Robert Jones born around 1821 in Alabama (we assume). He supposedly married a Margaret Green Born around 1821. They had a son John Chesser Jones in about 1845 in Blount County Alabama. He and His family lived in Fayette County Alabama in 1850. It is said that he and his sons were in the Civil War together. His ancestors are all buried in Tremont in Itawamba County, Mississippi. I'm stuck. Hit the brick wall hard. Any help or ideas? I feel like I searched and googled everything. I don't know, I think i need fresh eyes on it. 

Comment by Linda Jones Fitt on September 23, 2016 at 2:11pm
Researching John A. Jones and Martha Humphreys of Fluvanna County. They were married in 1783, marriage registered in the county on December 9, 1785. There were two gentlemen by the name of John Jones in, or around, Fluvanna county at this time. On the personal property list one is listed as John Jones - son of David, or Capt. My ancestor is listed as John Jones - powder. Have found tax records in Albermarle and Fluvanna county. Know he was in this area through 1787. Unable to locate birth or death records. Would love to know why he was called powder (gunpowder?). John & Martha's son was Solomon Jones - born in Fluvanna county, but died in Barbour county, WV on May 4, 1862.
Comment by Maggi Biles on June 21, 2016 at 9:37am

My John Jones was transported to Australia in 1829 so know nothing of his past in England. He married another convict Elizabeth Walters in 1838 and they had moved to Dubbo NSW by 1846 for the birth of 2nd daughter (as they are only baptism records neither give any information of parents except names. Birth certificates of last 2 children only state London as parents birth place. Deaths just say England

Comment by Diane on November 24, 2015 at 8:32am
I have a proverbial brick wall. Mary Jones married my ancestor Ebenezer Chamberlin. Possibly NY about 1825. They had a large family, I believe MARY died abt 1880 in Illinois. Unable to find any marriage info for them.
Comment by misty edgar on September 21, 2015 at 1:01pm

I am looking for information on the James Harrison Jones line (Kentucky).  My great grandmother was James's daughter, Delilah Bell Jones married to Andrew Agee. 

I have found Danial Paris Jones and Nancy Mcquin, James H. Jones parents.

I am unable to go back any further in the Jones line. 

Comment by Bob JOnes on April 22, 2015 at 11:19am

Jones in Georgia, USA ---

Have hit a brick wall with my Great Great Grandfather - David Lewis Jones (David Louis).  First appears in 1850 Putnam County, GA census with mother ANN (Head of House) and sister Lucy, Mary Elizabeth and brother James Judson. 

The Jones next appear on the 1860 Harris County, GA census -- she was deeded land by an Arthur Farley in Harris County.

Have not been about to find the husband of ANN or ANN'S MAIDEN NAME OR FAMILY.  Have been unable to find any siblings of Ann's unknown Jones husband.

This Jones family is well documented in Harris and Muscogee County, GA and Lee County, AL after they moved west between 1850 and 1860. 

David Lewis joined the 35th GA Infantry Company K on July 4, 1861 -- there was a Robert Issac Jones (son of William Clayton Jones) - who lived in Russell County, AL and also came to Harris County, GA on 7/4/1861 to join Company K with David Lewis -- they served together throughout the war -- and in the early 1900s - David Lewis witnessed Robert Issac's Civil War papers -- they were both living in the Phenix City, AL area.   Have to feel like they knew each other -- both were born aroun 1843 -- but Robert did grow up Russell County, AL - his father William Clayton was born in GA - and married in Monroe County, GA during the early 1830s.

This has consumed us for about 40 years now -- and so want to find David Lewis' father.

Thanks All -

Bob Jones

Comment by CJ Hoogewind on September 30, 2013 at 8:35am

Hi Cathy, What was John D Jones birthdate? Just making sure I have this right; was John D Jones wife Sarah Anne Thomas?

Comment by CJ Hoogewind on September 30, 2013 at 8:27am

Still searching for James D Jones birth March 1861. Lived in Danville, Illinois and Indiana.

Comment by Genealolgy4life on January 31, 2013 at 3:55pm

Looking for more info on this line?

Jesse Jones (1816 - 1879) (is my 4th great grandfather)
Thomas Jefferson Jones (1847 - 1907)(is my 3rd great grandfather)
Son of Jesse
Maude May Jones (1882 - 1955) (is my 2nd great grandmother)

Daughter of Thomas Jefferson

Bertha Naomi Murphy (1902 - 1942) (is my great grandmother)
Daughter of Maude May
Robert Hearld Cassel (1923 - 1962) (is my grandfather)
Son of Bertha Naomi 

Jesse Jones Parents of Jesse Jones: Mr ?? Jones & Lydia () Jones
         Birth abt 1816 in North Carolina, USA
         Death 1873-1879

         Buried: Cunot Cemetery in Jackson Township, Owen County, IN, Usa

         Marriage:April 25, 1839, Jessie Jones married Sarah E. Young in Union County, Indiana

Sarah E. Young    Parents of Sarah E. Young: Elijah Young & Elizabeth Ferguson.

         Birth abt 1820 in Indiana, USA
         Death aft 1880
         Buried: Cunot Cemetery in Jackson Township, Owen County, IN, Usa

Jesse was found in the 1850 census of Abington township of Wayne County, Indiana. He owned $800 worth of land. Neither he or Sarah could read or write. He was next found farming in Cloverdale township of Putnam County, Indiana in 1860-1870. He owned $2,600 worth of land there in June 1870. On November 28, 1870 Jesse purchased 133 acres in Jackson (now Jennings) township of Owen County. He owed back taxes on 21 acres of that land in 1873.
Jesse Jones died between 1873 and 1880, when Sarah is found in the 1880 Owen County, Indiana census listed as a widow. She lived in Jennings township. It is likely that the family moved to Owen County in the 1870's.

Elijah Young
Birth: Oct. 26, 1772 North Carolina, USA.
Death: Oct. 26, 1856 Union City, Union, Indiana, USA.

Elizabeth Ferguson
Birth: Apr. 30, 1788 Salisbury Dst, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA.
Death: Sep. 1, 1864 Union City, Union, Indiana, USA.
Parents: John Ferguson 1755 – 1842 & Phebe Hill Barrow 1751 – 1827

Mr ?? Jones & Lydia () Jones possible children:

Susan Jones m. 22 July 1832 Robert Stevens (married in Wayne Co. Indiana)
Jesse Jones (1815-1879??)
Sampson K. JOnes (1821-1880)
Solomon K. JOnes 1816-1851
Buried in Cloverdale, Putnam, Indiana. Living in Lydia Jones household, 1850.
Margaret Jones (ca.1828-
Anderson Jones  ca.1811- m. November 8, 1838 Sarah Burrows in Union Co. Indiana

Several members of this family left the Union-Wayne County, Indiana area in the 1840s for the area of Cloverdale, Putnam County, Indiana and adjoining Owen County, Indiana.

Comment by Kurt Herrel on January 30, 2013 at 9:02am

I am researching my paternal line of Jones. I am looking for Jones families that lived in the Belmont Ohio area. Here are my ggg and gg and great grandfathers.

Josephus Jones 1835-1870 Married Angelina Luke

Thomas Jones 1853- ? Married Ruth Jumps

Clyde O Jones 1887-1974 Married Nellie Drury

any help or direction would be wonderful

Thanks Kurt


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