"Mavis, do you have any connection with the Draytons of South Carolina? Because if you do, then I've just set up the group - The Draytons and the Grimkes - on this site. Would you like to join? All the best, Bill Drayton."
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"I have not discovered any relationship to Williamses from North Carolina. Though I have kinship to Williamses in southern Georgia, they are not in my direct paternal bloodline.
We both could sure use the 1890 U.S. Census that was mostly destroyed…"
"General Willams was a preacher. My grandfather became a preacher also. I've traced the Williams back into Bertie County; however, have yet to find clues as to the origins of my great grandmother, Martha Jones. One of these days, I'll get…"
Harry Claudius is my grandfather. General Williams and Mary Williams were his guardians but not his biological parents. They reared him. Granddad knew who his biological mother was, Martha Jones, as he indicated her name on his and…"
Harry Claudius Jones was born in Hamilton, NC on 3 Jul 1892, died in Winston-Salem, NC on 21 Jan 1955.
Mary Elizabeth Jones Williams (Jan 1968) is Harry Claudius Jones' mother. His father is General Williams (Jan 1868). In the 1900…"
I know that there was one survey done back in the 80s, which is how I knew my great grandfather was interred there. More recently, the East Georgia Genealogical Society (EGGS) tried to survey / resurvey all the cemeteries in Walton County…"
Mavis, do you have any connection with the Draytons of South Carolina? Because if you do, then I've just set up the group - The Draytons and the Grimkes - on this site. Would you like to join? All the best, Bill Drayton.
I would love to stay in contact with you, Mavis. I don't know if there is something to make of this, but my g-grandmother lived in CA at one point in time. Her name was Carroll Margaret Cooper-Jones(Elton Jones). From the story my grandmother told me of her dad(Elton) he was wealthy and had a home around the corner from Michael Jackson, and Disney Land. His moms name was Hattie Jones!
Have you read My Great, Great, Grandfather's Jouney to an Island of Freedom by Col. Lafayette Jones, Jr.? It's ISBN 978-0-615-22337. It's about the Jones family of Williamsburg, VA. Jones says, "The purpose of the book was to provide new information on a great "story" related to my family and the free black settlement at Hot Water. Most of the information is based on local and state records, interviews, and articles written by renowned historians." This "might" be some of your family! Whether it is or not, it is informative and educational in an easy-to-read format. My only complaint is some poor punctuation, capitalization, etc. Just thought I'd mention it to you. It states the publishing company is Jenlaf Publishing, 102 Flintlock Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185 PH: 757-565-2724. You might enjoy chatting with Col. Jones. He's a tall, dark, and handsome man. I met him at a genealogy conference in Hampton, VA.
My maternal grandfather's line is I1a. We didn't necessarily have any "close" relatives in GA, but I know some of the family surname shows up in the deep South. They were originally Virginians. Send me your DNA results, and I'll compare them with my family's. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.