Hiram M. Jones1

b. 13 July 1846, d. 8 October 1911
Birth*13 July 1846Hiram M. Jones was born on 13 July 1846 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*12 May 1873He married Becca Hileman on 12 May 1873 in Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska.2,3,4,1
Death*8 October 1911He died on 8 October 1911 at age 651
Burial* and was buried in Wood River Cemetery, Wood River, Hall County.1

Family

Miranda Rebecca Hileman b. 21 Sep 1851, d. 10 Jul 1914
Child1.Claude D. Jones2,5,1 b. Mar 1874, d. 15 Jul 1912

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hiram M. Jones, Memorial# 22155571. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hiram and Miranda Jones, Year: 1900; Census Place: Wood River, Hall, Nebraska; Roll: 929; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0091; FHL microfilm: 1240929. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 May 1873 in Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, of Hiram N. Jones, age 26, born about 1847 in Pennsylvania, son of Daniel Jones and Catherine Jenkins, and Becca Hileman, age 21, born about 1852 in Pennsylvania, daughter of Michael Hileman, recorded in Hall County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Miranda Rebecca (Hileman) Jones, Memorial# 22155578.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Claude D. Jones, Memorial# 14018424.

Horatio Jones1,2

b. 1834
Birth*1834Horatio Jones was born about 1834 in Kentucky.3
Name VariationHis full name was Horatio Nelson Jones.2
Name VariationHe was called Rash, pronounced "Raysh."2
Marriage*26 December 1851He married Margarett A. Smith on 26 December 1851 in Carroll County, Kentucky.2,4

Family

Margarett A. Smith b. 1835
Child1.Sallie Jones1,2 b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 6 Feb 1928

Citations

  1. [S1571] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 6 February 1928 in Daviess County, Indiana, USA, of Sallie Montgomery, age 67, Married to James Montgomery, born 17 March 1860 to Race Jones and _____ Jones in Gilbertsville, Kentucky, referencing Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1928; Roll: 02. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Horatio and Margarett Jones, Year: 1870; Census Place: Birmingham, Marshall, Kentucky; Roll: M593_485; Page: 230B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Horatio and Margarett Jones, Year: 1870; Census Place: Birmingham, Marshall, Kentucky; Roll: M593_485; Page: 230B, his birth year edited to be about 1834 instead of about 1827.
  4. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 December 1851 in Carrol County, Kentucky, USA, of H M Jones and Margarett A Smith, citing FHL Film# 000414689. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

James M. Jones1

Family

Child1.Whitney Jones1,2 b. 10 Sep 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James M Jones, Memorial# 10960275. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Whitney Jones, Memorial# 83554682.

John Jones1

Marriage*He married Mary West.1,2,3

Family

Mary West
Children1.Edward Jones+2,3 b. 1741, d. 1 Sep 1823
2.Thomas Jones2,3
3.Susannah Jones+1,2,3 b. 1743, d. 17 Jan 1827

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 649. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S2025] Joy Heaton Tucci, "Heaton Researcher Joy Heaton Tucci Email Messages," online at e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, with an attachment of one page believed to be from An Historical Account of Some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Reverend Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876 found on the Turner-Toce Ancestry Tree published by Marianna Toce. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Researcher Email Messages."
  3. [S2040] An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Rev. Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/12624405/…. It was found as a one-page hand-written fragment attached to an Ancestry tree. It is not known if the original source was hand-written, and the page copied directly from it, or if the page is a hand-written transcription. Therefore, the information may or may not be correct and should be questioned until further information becomes available. Hereinafter cited as An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain.

John Jones1

d. before 23 March 1823
Death*before 23 March 1823He died sometime before 23 March 1823, the date of his daughter Nancy Ann's first marriage.1

Family

Child1.Nancy Ann Jones1 b. 1809

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, Henry Course and Nancy Jones, Jefferson County, 23 March 1823, referencing Film Number: 000817865, image describing Nancy as the daughter of John Jones, deceased, and stating that her stepfather, Curtis Smith, consented to her marriage. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

John Jones1,2,3

b. 22 June 1800, d. 8 May 1884
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Abel Jones2,3,4,5 b. 25 Feb 1766, d. 13 Mar 1850
Mother*Rachel Lewis6,5 d. 10 May 1848
Birth*22 June 1800John Jones was born on 22 June 1800 in Pennsylvania.5,7
Marriage*He married Eliza Heaton, daughter of Robert D. Heaton and Mary Owen.1,2,3
Census US 1850*20 August 1850Eliza and John Jones were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 20 August 1850 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. John was 49 years of age and a stonemason with real estate valued at $3,000, and Eliza was 52 years of age. Their daughter Amanda, age 20, was enumerated with her parents.7
Census US 1860*10 July 1860Eliza and John Jones were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 10 July 1860 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. John was 60 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal estate valued at $250, and Eliza was 67 years of age. The couple's daughter Amanda was enumerated with her husband, William Leech, and their three children in the next household on the same census page.8
(Husband) Death27 May 1869John became a widower when Eliza (Heaton) Jones died on 27 May 1869 at age 71.9
(Father-in-law) Census US 18706 July 1870John was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 6 July 1870 in the household of his daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and William K. Leech, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. John was 69 years of age and a stone mason with a personal estate valued at $2,500.10
(Father-in-Law) Census US 188023 June 1880John was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 23 June 1880 in the household of his daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and William Leech, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. John was 79 years of age, widowed, and worked as a stone mason.11
Death*8 May 1884He died on 8 May 1884 at age 83.5
Burial*He was buried with his wife in Hilltown Baptist Churchyard, Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.5,9

Family

Eliza Heaton b. 26 Dec 1797, d. 27 May 1869
Child1.Amanda Jones+7 b. 16 May 1830, d. 17 Apr 1903

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 651. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S2025] Joy Heaton Tucci, "Heaton Researcher Joy Heaton Tucci Email Messages," online at e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, with an attachment of one page believed to be from An Historical Account of Some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Reverend Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876 found on the Turner-Toce Ancestry Tree published by Marianna Toce. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Researcher Email Messages."
  3. [S2040] An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Rev. Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/12624405/…. It was found as a one-page hand-written fragment attached to an Ancestry tree. It is not known if the original source was hand-written, and the page copied directly from it, or if the page is a hand-written transcription. Therefore, the information may or may not be correct and should be questioned until further information becomes available. Hereinafter cited as An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Abel Jones, Memorial# 55334661. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Jones, Memorial# 55334646.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Lewis) Jones, Memorial# 55334660.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Eliza Jones, Montgomery, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 800; Page: 101a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Eliza Jones, Montgomery, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 374; Family History Library Film: 805143. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jones, Memorial# 55334658.
  10. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William K. and Amanda Leech, Montgomery, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1377; Page: 610B; Family History Library Film: 552876. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Amanda Leech, Montgomery, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1158; Page: 355B; Enumeration District: 018. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

John A. Jones1

b. November 1879
Father*Minitor Jones1 b. 1827
Mother*Paralee Crow1 b. 1838
Birth*November 1879John A. Jones was born about November 1879 in Iowa.1
(Son) Census US 188018 June 1880John A. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 18 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Plattville, Mills County, Iowa. He was seven months old.2

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Miniter" and "Parlie" Jones, Year: 1880; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 275C; Enumeration District: 128. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Miniter" and "Parlie" Jones, Year: 1880; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 275C; Enumeration District: 128, Cynthia's middle name spelled "Neoma."

John Samuel Ward Jones

Occupation*1800John W. Jones was listed as a retailer on Southac Street in the 1800 City Directory for Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage Intention*27 April 1801An intention of marriage for John Samuel Ward Jones and Zilphia Pierce was recorded on 27 April 1801 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The record included the information that both were white and resided in Boston. No record of a marriage has been found, however, and John married Ann Joyce later that same year. Where this "Zilphia Pierce fits into the Peirce/Pierce family is not yet known.2,3
Marriage Intention20 August 1801An intention of marriage for John S. Ward Jones and Ann Joyce was recorded on 20 August 1801 in Boston3
Marriage*23 August 1801 and they were married on 23 August 1801 at Christ Church, Boston. Their marriage was performed by the Reverend Samuel Haskell.3

Family 1

Zilphia Pierce

Family 2

Ann Joyce

Citations

  1. [S319] U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830.
  2. [S180] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

John T. Jones1

b. 10 February 1795, d. 14 May 1877
Birth*10 February 1795John T. Jones was born on 10 February 1795 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Death*14 May 1877He died on 14 May 1877 in Eureka, Woodford County, Illinois, at age 82.1

Family

Child1.Charles W. Jones+1,2 b. 27 Jun 1829, d. 15 Feb 1911

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Thomas Jones, Memorial# 48392054. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Woodward Jones, Memorial# 144012157.

Laura Belle Jones1

b. 15 November 1867, d. 11 October 1964
Father*Thomas Jones1 b. 1838
Mother*Mary Jane Curtis1 b. 1 Nov 1843, d. 1 Apr 1898
Birth*15 November 1867Laura Belle Jones was born on 15 November 1867 in Leipsic, Orange County, Indiana.1
Marriage*1 December 1890She married William S. Ferguson, son of James Campbell Ferguson and Sarah Tegarden, on 1 December 1890 in Dubois County, Indiana.2,3,1
(Sister) Death24 March 1892Laura's husband murdered James Garland, her sister Nancy's husband, on 24 March 1892 in Crawford County, Indiana.4,5
(Sister) MurderStories regarding the murder appeared in several newspapers throughout the state of Indiana and one researcher reported finding more than 30 articles about it, counting the original publication of a story and the copies by other newspapers. Although not the first newspaper to publish the information, the front page of The Jasper Weekly Courier on Friday, 1 April 1892 shouted news of the killing with cascading headlines over the description of the event. Our transcriptions of that early article, and four later mentions of additional parts to the story, follow:


The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 1 April 1892, page 1

A FAMILY FEUD
James Garland Murdered in Crawford County
by His Brother-in-Law, William S. Ferguson


James Thomas Garland, of Crawford County, and William S. Ferguson, of Orange County, brothers-in-law, met on the forenoon of the 25th at the residence of their father-in-law, John R. Pace, three miles south of Birdseye in Crawford County. The meeting appears to have been accidental, and occurred at the gate in front of Pace’s residence. As soon as they met Ferguson demanded of Garland the immediate payment of an old debt claimed to be owing him by Garland. The reply by Garland to this demand was that he was willing to pay anything he honestly owed, but not until a settlement of disputed items had been made.

The declaration of Garland greatly exasperated Ferguson and he immediately made an attack on Garland, striking him in the neck with his fist and knocking him senseless to the ground. Ferguson continued the attack by jumping upon Garland with his knees, frequently repeating this and finally choking Garland, the latter dying while Ferguson had him by the throat.

Finding that Garland was dead, Ferguson lifted the body and carried it into the residence of his father-in-law. He then went out to where his horse was hitched, mounted him and galloped away. The murder, from all the information so far obtainable, seems to have been utterly unprovoked and cold blooded. Both have families. (New Albany Ledger)
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The Richmond Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, 30 March 1892, page 2

Searching for a Murderer


English, Indiana, 30 March. The Garland brothers, who are the brothers of the man killed on 24th (sic) instant near Birdseye by William S. Ferguson of Dubois County, are at the head of a posse of men armed with Winchesters, and scouring that county in search of Ferguson. If caught, Ferguson will be lynched. Rumor has it that Garland and Ferguson had made threats and counter threats to whip each other, but this is hardly supposable on the part of Garland who was just recovering from an attack of measles.
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The Evansville Journal, Evansville, Indiana, Monday, 25 April 1892, page 5

A MURDERER CAPTURED

William S. Ferguson Taken to Dubois for Trial


Princeton, Indiana. Special: William S. Ferguson was captured in this city today. About two months ago he and his brother-in-law, James Thomas Garland, engaged in a quarrel at Birdseye, sixty-five miles east of this city, over an account. It is claimed that Ferguson owed Garland. A scuffle took place and Ferguson grabbed Garland by the whiskers with one hand and with the other pounded him to death. He afterward carried the victim to his yard, washed him and laid him out. He made his escape. It is claimed he has been in hiding in southern Indiana all the time. He is a tough-looking character and is said to be a terror to the locality in which he lived. The good people will no doubt feel relieved over his capture. Judge Lynch may take him in charge when he reaches his destination. He pleaded with the officers not to take him to his home – Dubois County – but he was nevertheless taken to that county this evening. A big reward was offered for his arrest.

A Jasper special says: William S. Ferguson, who a few weeks ago murdered James Thomas Garland, his brother-in-law, who asked him to pay a bill he owed him, was captured this morning near Princeton, Indiana by Sheriff Key and his deputy, James F. McAfee. He was placed in jail here this evening to await trial at the next term of the circuit court, which convenes next Monday.
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The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 29 April 1892, page 5

Dubois Circuit Court


The Grand July was empaneled and sworn, with Nicholas Harris as Foreman, and returned two indictments, one against William S. Ferguson for manslaughter; he was arraigned, pleaded not guilty, and the case set down for trial on next Wednesday.
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The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 6 May 1892, page 5

Dubois Circuit Court


State vs. William S. Ferguson, manslaughter: continued on motion of State, on account of absence of Mary J. Pace; and in default of $2,500 bond, defendant was committed to county jail.
____________.5,4
(Wife) Death6 March 1935Laura became a widow when William Scott Ferguson died on 6 March 1935 at age 79.3
Death*11 October 1964She died on 11 October 1964 in French Lick, Orange County, Indiana, at age 961
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, French Lick, Orange County.1,3

Family

William Scott Ferguson b. 3 Apr 1855, d. 6 Mar 1935

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura Belle (Jones) Ferguson, Memorial# 108295395. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1570] Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William S. Ferguson and Laura B. Jones on 1 December 1890 in Dubois County, Indiana, referencing FHL Film# 434835, Item#2, page 208. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Scott Ferguson, Memorial# 108295293.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Thomas Garland, Memorial# 214391994.
  5. [S2289] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1892 Murder of James Garland in Crawford County, Indiana, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 1 April 1892, page 1; The Richmond Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, 30 March 1892, page 2; The Evansville Journal, Evansville, Indiana, Monday, 25 April 1892, page 5; The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 29 April 1892, page 5; The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 6 May 1892, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1892 Murder of James Garland in Crawford County, Indiana.

Lucinda Jones1

b. 1876
Father*Minitor Jones1 b. 1827
Mother*Paralee Crow1 b. 1838
Birth*1876Lucinda Jones was born about 1876 in Iowa.1
(Daughter) Census US 188018 June 1880Lucinda was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 18 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Plattville, Mills County, Iowa. She was 4 years old.2
(Daughter) Census State IA 18851885Lucinda E. was enumerated on the 1885 Iowa State census taken on 1885 in the household of her parents in Plattville, Mills County, Iowa. She was 8 years old.3

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Miniter" and "Parlie" Jones, Year: 1880; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 275C; Enumeration District: 128. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Miniter" and "Parlie" Jones, Year: 1880; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 275C; Enumeration District: 128, Cynthia's middle name spelled "Neoma."
  3. [S1448] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Minitor M. and Parlee Jones, Iowa, U.S., State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Hereinafter cited as Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.

Lucy Jones1

b. 13 October 1745, d. 10 February 1826
Father*Ephraim Jones2
Mother*Mary Hayward2
Birth*13 October 1745Lucy Jones was born on 13 October 1745 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*9 November 1762She married Richard Hall, son of Andrew Hall and Abigail Walker, on 9 November 1762.1
Relationship Note* Sisters Lucy Jones and Hepzibah Jones married brothers Richard Hall and Benjamin Hall.
Death*10 February 1826She died of a stroke of palsy on 10 February 1826 in Medford at age 80.1,3

Family

Richard Hall b. 12 Nov 1737, d. 27 Jun 1827

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Hall, pages 538-549. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Concord Births, Volume 1, page 164. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, Volume 1, page 385.

Lydia Jones1

Marriage*30 October 1656She married Jonathan Whitney on 30 October 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Family

Jonathan Whitney
Child1.Anna Whitney+1 b. 28 Apr 1660, d. 5 Mar 1701

Citations

  1. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), pages 34-35. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Records, Volume 1, page 18, his surname transcribed as "Whetny (sic)" and her given name as " Lidia (sic)". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Margaret Jones1,2

b. 23 August 1768, d. 18 September 1850
Birth*23 August 1768Margaret Jones was born on 23 August 1768.2,3
Marriage*She married Benjamin Yerkes, son of John Yerkes and Alice McVaugh.4,2,1
(Wife) Death11 August 1841Margaret became a widow when Benjamin Yerkes died on 11 August 1841 at age 83.4,2,5
Death*18 September 1850She died on 18 September 1850 at age 82.2,3
Burial*She was buried in Old Pennepack Baptist Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband in the rear of the church.2,3,5

Family

Benjamin Yerkes b. 28 Apr 1758, d. 11 Aug 1841
Children1.Hannah Yerkes2 b. 21 Mar 1788, d. 21 Dec 1823
2.Thomas Yerkes2 b. 18 Oct 1790, d. 19 Jan 1856
3.Benjamin Yerkes2 b. 17 Feb 1792, d. 24 May 1851
4.Margaret Yerkes2 b. 22 Mar 1794, d. 3 May 1875
5.Joshua Yerkes2 b. 16 Sep 1796, d. 31 May 1847
6.Moses Yerkes2 b. 24 May 1799, d. 9 Aug 1823
7.Elizabeth Yerkes2 b. 7 Oct 1801, d. 10 May 1845
8.Amos Yerkes+2 b. 6 Aug 1804, d. 26 Sep 1887
9.Isaac Yerkes+1,2 b. 17 Sep 1806, d. 2 Apr 1854
10.Jones Yerkes2 b. 3 Mar 1810, d. 29 May 1887
11.Sarah Yerkes2 b. 3 Oct 1813, d. 28 Jul 1853

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #139. Isaac Yerkes, pages 62-63. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.
  2. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family, #31. Benjamin Yerkes, pages 33-34.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret (Jones) Yerkes, Memorial# 14610695. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family, #5. John Yerkes, pages 14-15.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Yerkes, Memorial# 14610689.

Mary Jones1

Marriage*She married Isaac Lewis.1
Death*She died at about 78 years of age1
Burial* and was buried in Hilltown Baptist Churchyard, Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Isaac Lewis b. 1 Aug 1751, d. 1831
Child1.Rachel Lewis+1,2 d. 10 May 1848

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Jones) Lewis, Memorial# 55334653. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rachel (Lewis) Jones, Memorial# 55334660.

Mary Ann Jones1,2

b. 8 April 1861, d. 24 December 1929
Father*Minitor Jones3 b. 1827
Mother*Paralee Crow3 b. 1838
Birth*8 April 1861Mary Ann Jones was born about 8 April 1861 in Mills County, Iowa.4,2
(Daughter) Census US 187021 July 1870Mary was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of her parents in St. Marys, Mills County, Iowa. She was 9 years old.3
Marriage*1880She married Alexander Russell, son of Samuel Stewart Russell and Mary Ann Little, in 1880 in Plattville, Mills County, Iowa.5,1,6,2
Census US 1880*18 June 1880Mary Ann and Alex Russell were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 18 June 1880 in Plattville, Mills County, Iowa. Alex was 23 years of age, unable to read or write, and his work was farming; and Mary Ann was 19 years old and keeping house. Her parents, Parlie and Minitor Jones, were enumerated with her siblings in the next household above Mary Ann and Alex on the same census page.5
Census US 1900*11 June 1900Mary and J. A. Russell were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in Bellevue Precinct, Sarpy County, Nebraska. Alexander was 42 years of age, unable to read or write, and worked as a day laborer, and Mary Ann was 39 years of age and was able to both read and write. They rented their house, had been married for 19 years, and Mary Ann had given birth to ten children, seven of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1900. Curtis and Bertha were ages 17 and 16 years, respectively, were able to read and write, and Curtis worked as a day laborer; Cora and Lottie were ages 11 and 10 years, respectively, were able to read and write, and had attended school for 9 months of the census year; Ella and Sarah were ages 8 and 3 years, respectively, and Francis was one year old.1
(Bride's Mother) Marriage30 June 1903Mary Ann and Alexander Russell's home in Lincoln County, Nebraska, was the location of the marriage between their daughter, Bertha, and Guy A. Byers on 30 June 1903. The marriage ceremony was performed by R. Randolph, Clergyman.7
(Mother) Census US 192014 January 1920Mary and Alex Russell were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 14 January 1920 in the household of their son and daughter-in-law, Ella and Curtis Russell, at 5832 South 20th Street, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Alex was 63 years of age, unable to read or write, and his occupation was recorded as "none"; and Mary was 61 years of age and able to both read and write.8
(Wife) Death3 November 1927Mary Ann became a widow when Jefferson Alexander Russell died on 3 November 1927 at age 70.9
Death*24 December 1929She died on 24 December 1929 in Bayard, Morrill County, Nebraska, at age 682
Burial* and was probably buried with her husband in Bayard Cemetery, Bayard.2,9

Family

Alexander Russell b. 15 Aug 1857, d. 3 Nov 1927
Children1.Curtis Russell+1 b. Aug 1882, d. 1 Mar 1928
2.Bertha Russell+1 b. Mar 1884
3.Cora Russell1 b. Nov 1888
4.Lottie Russell+1 b. Jul 1889, d. 12 Dec 1918
5.Mary Ellen Russell1,6 b. 11 Aug 1891, d. 25 Aug 1970
6.Sarah Russell+1 b. Nov 1896, d. Jun 1923
7.Frances Russell1 b. Oct 1898

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. A. and Mary A. Russell, (transcribed by Ancestry as "J H Ressel"), Year: 1900; Census Place: Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska; Roll: 939; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0117; FHL microfilm: 1240939. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2402] Mary Ann (Jones) Russell 1929 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at https://www.myamericannurse.com/, The Bayard Transcript, (Bayard, Nebraska), Thursday, 26 December 1929, page 1, headline calling her a "Sweet Old Lady", she died on Tuesday, 24 December 1929 at Bayard, Nebraska, age 68; Mary Ann Jones, born in Mills County, Iowa on 8 April 1861, married Alexander Russell in 1880 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska; in 1904 moved to Gosper County; 10 children, 7 preceding their mother in death, 3 surviving are Mrs. Bertha Byers of Omaha, Mrs. George Osborne of Bayard and Mrs. Frances Harris of Duncan, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Mary Ann (Jones) Russell 1929 Nebraska Obituary.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Minitor and Parlee Jones, Year: 1870; Census Place: St Marys, Mills, Iowa; Roll: M593_411; Page: 108A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. A. and Mary A. Russell, (transcribed by Ancestry as "J H Ressel"), Year: 1900; Census Place: Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska; Roll: 939; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0117; FHL microfilm: 1240939, Mary Ann's birth reported as March 1861.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Alex A. and Mary A. Russell, Year: 1880; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 275C; Enumeration District: 128. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2403] Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, delayed certificate of birth for Mary Ellen Russell, born on 11 August 1891 in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, USA, daughter of Alex Russell and Mary Ann Jones, referencing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940.
  7. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 June 1903 in Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA, of Guy Byers of North Platte, Lincoln County, age 22, born in Iowa, son of Frank Byers and "Sybel" DeWitt, and Bertha Russell of North Platte, age 19, born in Iowa, daughter of Alex Russell and Mary Jones, married at the home of Alex Russell in Lincoln County, recorded in Lincoln County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  8. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Curtis and Ella Russel, Year: 1920; Census Place: Omaha Ward 6, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_989; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 68. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2404] Jefferson (John) Alexander Russell 1927 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Bayard Transcript, (Bayard, Nebraska), Thursday, 10 November 1927, page 1, reporting the death of Jefferson (J. A.) Russell on Thursday, 3 November, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Osborne, at age 70; born August 15 1857 in Marionville, Iowa; burial in Bayard Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Jefferson (John) Alexander Russell 1927 Nebraska Obituary.

Mary Elizabeth Jones1

b. 15 July 1864, d. 12 February 1934
Father*Thomas Jones1 b. 1838
Mother*Mary Jane Curtis1 b. 1 Nov 1843, d. 1 Apr 1898
Birth*15 July 1864Mary Elizabeth Jones was born on 15 July 1864 in Dubois County, Indiana.1
Marriage*25 August 1888She married first, her stepbrother, Daniel R. Pace, son of John R. Pace and Elizabeth Taylor, on 25 August 1888 in Orange County, Indiana.1
(Middle Sister) Death24 March 1892Mary's brother-in-law, James Garland, husband of her sister, Nancy, was murdered at age 42 by William S. Ferguson, husband of her sister, Laura, on 24 March 1892 at the Pace home in Crawford County, Indiana.2,3
(Middle Sister) MurderStories regarding the murder appeared in several newspapers throughout the state of Indiana and one researcher reported finding more than 30 articles about it, counting the original publication of a story and the copies by other newspapers. Although not the first newspaper to publish the information, the front page of The Jasper Weekly Courier on Friday, 1 April 1892 shouted news of the killing with cascading headlines over the description of the event. Our transcriptions of that early article, and four later mentions of additional parts to the story, follow:


The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 1 April 1892, page 1

A FAMILY FEUD
James Garland Murdered in Crawford County
by His Brother-in-Law, William S. Ferguson


James Thomas Garland, of Crawford County, and William S. Ferguson, of Orange County, brothers-in-law, met on the forenoon of the 25th at the residence of their father-in-law, John R. Pace, three miles south of Birdseye in Crawford County. The meeting appears to have been accidental, and occurred at the gate in front of Pace’s residence. As soon as they met Ferguson demanded of Garland the immediate payment of an old debt claimed to be owing him by Garland. The reply by Garland to this demand was that he was willing to pay anything he honestly owed, but not until a settlement of disputed items had been made.

The declaration of Garland greatly exasperated Ferguson and he immediately made an attack on Garland, striking him in the neck with his fist and knocking him senseless to the ground. Ferguson continued the attack by jumping upon Garland with his knees, frequently repeating this and finally choking Garland, the latter dying while Ferguson had him by the throat.

Finding that Garland was dead, Ferguson lifted the body and carried it into the residence of his father-in-law. He then went out to where his horse was hitched, mounted him and galloped away. The murder, from all the information so far obtainable, seems to have been utterly unprovoked and cold blooded. Both have families. (New Albany Ledger)
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The Richmond Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, 30 March 1892, page 2

Searching for a Murderer


English, Indiana, 30 March. The Garland brothers, who are the brothers of the man killed on 24th (sic) instant near Birdseye by William S. Ferguson of Dubois County, are at the head of a posse of men armed with Winchesters, and scouring that county in search of Ferguson. If caught, Ferguson will be lynched. Rumor has it that Garland and Ferguson had made threats and counter threats to whip each other, but this is hardly supposable on the part of Garland who was just recovering from an attack of measles.
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The Evansville Journal, Evansville, Indiana, Monday, 25 April 1892, page 5

A MURDERER CAPTURED

William S. Ferguson Taken to Dubois for Trial


Princeton, Indiana. Special: William S. Ferguson was captured in this city today. About two months ago he and his brother-in-law, James Thomas Garland, engaged in a quarrel at Birdseye, sixty-five miles east of this city, over an account. It is claimed that Ferguson owed Garland. A scuffle took place and Ferguson grabbed Garland by the whiskers with one hand and with the other pounded him to death. He afterward carried the victim to his yard, washed him and laid him out. He made his escape. It is claimed he has been in hiding in southern Indiana all the time. He is a tough-looking character and is said to be a terror to the locality in which he lived. The good people will no doubt feel relieved over his capture. Judge Lynch may take him in charge when he reaches his destination. He pleaded with the officers not to take him to his home – Dubois County – but he was nevertheless taken to that county this evening. A big reward was offered for his arrest.

A Jasper special says: William S. Ferguson, who a few weeks ago murdered James Thomas Garland, his brother-in-law, who asked him to pay a bill he owed him, was captured this morning near Princeton, Indiana by Sheriff Key and his deputy, James F. McAfee. He was placed in jail here this evening to await trial at the next term of the circuit court, which convenes next Monday.
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The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 29 April 1892, page 5

Dubois Circuit Court


The Grand July was empaneled and sworn, with Nicholas Harris as Foreman, and returned two indictments, one against William S. Ferguson for manslaughter; he was arraigned, pleaded not guilty, and the case set down for trial on next Wednesday.
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The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 6 May 1892, page 5

Dubois Circuit Court


State vs. William S. Ferguson, manslaughter: continued on motion of State, on account of absence of Mary J. Pace; and in default of $2,500 bond, defendant was committed to county jail.
____________.3,2
Children*Mary and Daniel had three children together.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 1895Mary became a widow when Daniel R. Pace died before 1895 in his early 30s.1
Marriage*10 November 1895She married second, as his second wife, Samuel David Anspach, son of Benjamin Anspach and Mary Schuck, on 10 November 1895 in Dubois County.4,1
Children*Mary and Samuel had no children together.4,1
(Wife) Death18 October 1909Mary became a widow for the second time when Samuel David Anspach died on 18 October 1909 at age 75.4
Marriage*1911She married third, as his second wife, Robert Anderson Cosby, son of John Cosby and Mary __?__, about 1911 in Crawford County, Indiana.5,1
Death*12 February 1934She died on 12 February 1934 in Dubois County, Indiana, at age 691
Burial* and was buried as Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Cosby in Birdseye Cemetery, Birdseye, Dubois County.1

Family 1

Daniel R. Pace b. 1854, d. b 1895

Family 2

Samuel David Anspach b. 4 Jul 1834, d. 18 Oct 1909

Family 3

Robert Anderson Cosby b. 2 Feb 1855, d. 13 Nov 1941

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Cosby, Memorial# 174790467. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Thomas Garland, Memorial# 214391994.
  3. [S2289] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1892 Murder of James Garland in Crawford County, Indiana, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 1 April 1892, page 1; The Richmond Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, 30 March 1892, page 2; The Evansville Journal, Evansville, Indiana, Monday, 25 April 1892, page 5; The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 29 April 1892, page 5; The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 6 May 1892, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1892 Murder of James Garland in Crawford County, Indiana.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel David Anspach, Memorial# 65423753.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Anderson Cosby, Memorial# 163835021.

Matilda A. Jones1

b. 25 November 1866, d. 23 April 1936
Birth*25 November 1866Matilda A. Jones was born on 25 November 1866 in Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Matilda Ann Jones.2
Marriage*23 December 1891She married, as his first wife, Leroy Gordon on 23 December 1891 in Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York.1,3,4
Death*23 April 1936She died on 23 April 1936 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania, at age 692,5
Burial* and was buried in North East Cemetery, North East.1

Family

Leroy Gordon b. 17 Jun 1874, d. 21 Jun 1948

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda A (Jones) Gordon, Memorial# 54170396. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Matilda Ann Gordon, certificate# 40387, age 69, married to Leroy Gordon, born on 25 November 1866 in Ripley, New York, died on 23 April 1936 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA, father Robert Jones, born in New York, mother's maiden name Homeset. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lee Roy Richard Gordon, Memorial# 54170417.
  4. [S1959] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Leroy Gordon and Matilda A Jones on 23 December 1891 in Ripley, New York, USA, citing Certificate# 23593 and referencing New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index. Hereinafter cited as New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda A (Jones) Gordon, Memorial# 54170396, reporting her date of death as 21 November 1936.

Matilda Ellen Jones1

b. 19 October 1852, d. 20 November 1893
Birth*19 October 1852Matilda Ellen Jones was born on 19 October 1852 in Delaware County, Indiana.1
Marriage*27 March 1870She married, as his first wife, Joseph C. Barnes on 27 March 1870 in Worth County, Missouri. They were married by Joseph Kenan, a Minister of the Gospel.1,2,3
Death*20 November 1893She died on 20 November 1893 in Gentry, Gentry County, Missouri, at age 41.1
Burial*She was buried in Gentryville Cemetery, Gentryville, Gentry County.1

Family

Joseph Cyrus Barnes b. 23 Jan 1851, d. 29 Jan 1904
Child1.Emma Evelyn Barnes1,4 b. 6 Mar 1873, d. 23 Nov 1936

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda Ellen (Jones) Barnes, Memorial# 222251975. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Cyrus Barnes, Memorial# 141772451.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 March 1870 in Worth County, Missouri, USA, of Joseph Barnes and Matilda Ellen Jones, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emma Evelyn (Barnes) Chapman, Memorial# 222246595.

Mercy Jones1

Marriage*She married Thomas Pratt.1

Family

Thomas Pratt b. c 1732
Children1.Thomas Pratt Jr.+1
2.Margery Pratt+1 b. 5 Feb 1764, d. 31 Jul 1840

Citations

  1. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Minitor Jones1

b. 1827
Birth*1827Minitor Jones was born about 1827 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*He married Paralee Crow.1,2
Census US 1870*21 July 1870Parlie and Minitor Jones were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in St. Marys, Mills County, Iowa. Minitor, who was recorded as "Minitus", was 43 years of age and a fisherman with a personal estate valued at $150, and Parlie was 32 years of age and keeping house. Minitor was able to read and write, and Parlie was not. The couple's three children were enumerated with them in 1870. Mary and Cynthia were ages 9 and 5 years, respectively, and Eli was one year old.1
Census US 1880*18 June 1880Parlie and Minitor Jones were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 18 June 1880 in Plattville, Mills County, Iowa. Minitor was 52 years of age and sick with lung disease. He worked as a farm laborer and was able to read and write; Parlie was 42 years of age, unable to read or write, and keeping house. Their five unmarried children were enumerated with them in 1880. Cynthia was using her middle name and it was spelled on the1880 census as "Neoma". She was 15 years old, at home, and unable to read or write. Elli was 11 years old and also at home and unable to read or write. Alvy and Lucinda were ages 8 and 4 years, respectively, and the baby, John A., was seven months old. The couple's married daughter, Mary Ann, and her husband, Alexander Russell, were enumerated in the next household on the same census page.3
Census State IA 1885*1885Paralee and Minitor Jones were enumerated on the 1885 Iowa State census in Plattville, Mills County, Iowa. Minitor was 56 years of age and his occupation was recorded, although we are unable to determine what it says or means. Paralee was 47 years of age and keeping house. Their daughters, Alvy, age 12, and Lucinda E., age 8, were with them in 1885. Also recorded with them in 1885 was their grandson, George E. Miller, the son of their daughter, Cynthia Neoma (Jones) Miller. Little George was 3 years old.4

Family

Paralee Crow b. 1838
Children1.Mary Ann Jones+1 b. 8 Apr 1861, d. 24 Dec 1929
2.Cynthia Neoma Jones+1 b. Aug 1865
3.Eli Jones1 b. 1869
4.Alva Jones5 b. 1872
5.Lucinda Jones5 b. 1876
6.John A. Jones5 b. Nov 1879

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Minitor and Parlee Jones, Year: 1870; Census Place: St Marys, Mills, Iowa; Roll: M593_411; Page: 108A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1612] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage in of Parlee Crow, born about 1838 in Tennessee, and Minitor Jones, born about 1828 in Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Miniter" and "Parlie" Jones, Year: 1880; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 275C; Enumeration District: 128, Cynthia's middle name spelled "Neoma". Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1448] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Minitor M. and Parlee Jones, Iowa, U.S., State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Hereinafter cited as Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Miniter" and "Parlie" Jones, Year: 1880; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 275C; Enumeration District: 128.

Morton Jones1

b. 1794, d. before 1860
Birth*1794Morton Jones was born about 1794 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.1
Marriage*1819He married Julia Rice about 1819.2,1
Death*before 1860He died before 1860 in Dubois County, Indiana, at about age 651
Burial* and was buried in Alpena Cemetery, Alpena, Boone County, Arkansas.1

Family

Julia Rice b. 1804, d. Mar 1861
Child1.Thomas Jones+1,3 b. 1838

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Morton Jones, Memorial# 70537839. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Julia (Rice) Jones, Memorial# 235652353.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Jones, Memorial# 52134390.

Nancy Ann Jones1

b. 1809
Father*John Jones2 d. b 23 Mar 1823
Birth*1809Nancy Ann Jones was born about 1809 in Scott County, Kentucky.1,3
Marriage*24 March 1823She married first Henry Course on 24 March 1823 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.3,2
(Wife) Death6 February 1850Nancy Ann became a widow when Henry Course died on 6 February 1850.3
Marriage*She married second John Wood.3,1
(Wife) Death23 November 1872Nancy Ann (Jones) Course became a widow for the second time when John Wood died on 23 November 1872.3
Marriage*22 September 1878She married third, as his second wife, Calvin Kinder, son of Valentine Kinder and Amelia Evans, on 22 September 1878 in Madison County, Illinois.3,1
Marriage*23 July 1879She married fourth John Mabee on 23 July 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri.3,4
Will*16 December 1882Nancy prepared her will on 16 December 1882 at Madison County, Illinois. Her first directive was that all her just debts be fully paid, and her 2nd directive was that her husband, John Mabee, if he demands it, have only what the law allows him.5

Family 1

Henry Course d. 6 Feb 1850

Family 2

John Wood d. 23 Nov 1872

Family 3

Calvin Kinder b. 1804, d. 18 Jan 1879

Family 4

John Mabee b. 1811

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Calvin Kinder, age 75, son of Valentine Kinder and Amelia Evans and Nancy Ann Wood, age 69, daughter of John Jones and Mary Halt, in Madison County on 22 September 1878, referencing Film Number: 001306458. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, Henry Course and Nancy Jones, Jefferson County, 23 March 1823, referencing Film Number: 000817865, image describing Nancy as the daughter of John Jones, deceased, and stating that her stepfather, Curtis Smith, consented to her marriage. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Venice, page 583. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, John Mabee and Mrs. Nancy Ann Kinder, St. Louis, 23 July 1879. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Nancy A. Mabee, Madison County, Probate Records, Book C-E, 1874-1887, pages 39-41, images 524-525. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.

Nancy Ellen Jones1

b. 30 November 1859, d. 17 July 1933
Father*Thomas Jones1 b. 1838
Mother*Mary Jane Curtis1 b. 1 Nov 1843, d. 1 Apr 1898
Birth*30 November 1859Nancy Ellen Jones was born on 30 November 1859 in Dubois County, Indiana.1
Marriage*16 September 1876She married first James Thomas Garland on 16 September 1876 in Dubois County.2,1
(Wife) Death24 March 1892Nancy became a widow when James Garland was murdered by William S. Ferguson, her sister Laura's husband, on 24 March 1892 at age 42.2,3
Fraternal Order*9 April 1892 0n 9 April 1892 , in honor of their deceased member and brother, Nancy's husband James Garland, The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) of Birdseye Lodge #604 in Birdseye, Dubois County, Indiana, prepared an official "Resolution of Respect" which was published in at least two Indiana newspapers. Our transcription follows:

Whereas, In view of the loss we have sustained as a Lodge by the untimely death of a friend and brother, James Garland, and by the still greater loss sustained by those nearest and dearest to him; therefore be it
Resolved, That it is but a just tribute of respect to the dead brother that in regretting his removal from our association, we mourn for one who is truly worthy of our respect.
Resolved, That we truly sympathize with the family of the deceased in the dispensation with which an all-wise Creator has seen proper to afflict them, and commend them to rely on him who orders all things for the best for consolation.
Resolved, That this testimonial of our sorrow and sympathy be forwarded to the family of our departed brother and friend, and that our hall be draped in mourning for the next thirty days.
Resolved, That these resolutions be entered on the minutes of our order, and that a copy of them be sent to the Huntingburg Argus and Jasper Courier for publication.

The document was signed by J. J. Cunningham, J. W. Grant and J. W. Jacobs, who were identified as the Committee.4
(Widow) MurderStories regarding her husband's murder appeared in several newspapers throughout the state of Indiana and one researcher reported finding more than 30 articles about it, counting the original publication of a story and the copies by other newspapers. Although not the first newspaper to publish the information, the front page of The Jasper Weekly Courier on Friday, 1 April 1892 shouted news of the killing with cascading headlines over the description of the event. Our transcriptions of that early article, and four later mentions of additional parts to the story, follow:


The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 1 April 1892, page 1

A FAMILY FEUD
James Garland Murdered in Crawford County
by His Brother-in-Law, William S. Ferguson


James Thomas Garland, of Crawford County, and William S. Ferguson, of Orange County, brothers-in-law, met on the forenoon of the 25th at the residence of their father-in-law, John R. Pace, three miles south of Birdseye in Crawford County. The meeting appears to have been accidental, and occurred at the gate in front of Pace’s residence. As soon as they met Ferguson demanded of Garland the immediate payment of an old debt claimed to be owing him by Garland. The reply by Garland to this demand was that he was willing to pay anything he honestly owed, but not until a settlement of disputed items had been made.

The declaration of Garland greatly exasperated Ferguson and he immediately made an attack on Garland, striking him in the neck with his fist and knocking him senseless to the ground. Ferguson continued the attack by jumping upon Garland with his knees, frequently repeating this and finally choking Garland, the latter dying while Ferguson had him by the throat.

Finding that Garland was dead, Ferguson lifted the body and carried it into the residence of his father-in-law. He then went out to where his horse was hitched, mounted him and galloped away. The murder, from all the information so far obtainable, seems to have been utterly unprovoked and cold blooded. Both have families. (New Albany Ledger)
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The Richmond Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, 30 March 1892, page 2

Searching for a Murderer


English, Indiana, 30 March. The Garland brothers, who are the brothers of the man killed on 24th (sic) instant near Birdseye by William S. Ferguson of Dubois County, are at the head of a posse of men armed with Winchesters, and scouring that county in search of Ferguson. If caught, Ferguson will be lynched. Rumor has it that Garland and Ferguson had made threats and counter threats to whip each other, but this is hardly supposable on the part of Garland who was just recovering from an attack of measles.
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The Evansville Journal, Evansville, Indiana, Monday, 25 April 1892, page 5

A MURDERER CAPTURED

William S. Ferguson Taken to Dubois for Trial


Princeton, Indiana. Special: William S. Ferguson was captured in this city today. About two months ago he and his brother-in-law, James Thomas Garland, engaged in a quarrel at Birdseye, sixty-five miles east of this city, over an account. It is claimed that Ferguson owed Garland. A scuffle took place and Ferguson grabbed Garland by the whiskers with one hand and with the other pounded him to death. He afterward carried the victim to his yard, washed him and laid him out. He made his escape. It is claimed he has been in hiding in southern Indiana all the time. He is a tough-looking character and is said to be a terror to the locality in which he lived. The good people will no doubt feel relieved over his capture. Judge Lynch may take him in charge when he reaches his destination. He pleaded with the officers not to take him to his home – Dubois County – but he was nevertheless taken to that county this evening. A big reward was offered for his arrest.

A Jasper special says: William S. Ferguson, who a few weeks ago murdered James Thomas Garland, his brother-in-law, who asked him to pay a bill he owed him, was captured this morning near Princeton, Indiana by Sheriff Key and his deputy, James F. McAfee. He was placed in jail here this evening to await trial at the next term of the circuit court, which convenes next Monday.
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The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 29 April 1892, page 5

Dubois Circuit Court


The Grand July was empaneled and sworn, with Nicholas Harris as Foreman, and returned two indictments, one against William S. Ferguson for manslaughter; he was arraigned, pleaded not guilty, and the case set down for trial on next Wednesday.
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The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 6 May 1892, page 5

Dubois Circuit Court


State vs. William S. Ferguson, manslaughter: continued on motion of State, on account of absence of Mary J. Pace; and in default of $2,500 bond, defendant was committed to county jail.
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Marriage*26 August 1895She married second, as his second wife, James A. Wyant, son of John Wyant and Sarah Anderson, on 26 August 1895 in Knox County, Indiana.5,1,6
(Wife) Death12 March 1914Nancy became a widow for the second time when James A. Wyant Sr. died on 12 March 1914 at age 79.5
Death*17 July 1933She died on 17 July 1933 in Birdseye, Dubois County, Indiana, at age 731
Burial* and was buried in Birdseye Cemetery, Birdseye.1

Family 1

James Thomas Garland b. 20 Sep 1849, d. 24 Mar 1892

Family 2

James A. Wyant b. 24 Apr 1834, d. 12 Mar 1914

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Ellen (Jones) Garland Wyant, Memorial# 214391343. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Thomas Garland, Memorial# 214391994.
  3. [S2289] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1892 Murder of James Garland in Crawford County, Indiana, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 1 April 1892, page 1; The Richmond Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, 30 March 1892, page 2; The Evansville Journal, Evansville, Indiana, Monday, 25 April 1892, page 5; The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 29 April 1892, page 5; The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 6 May 1892, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1892 Murder of James Garland in Crawford County, Indiana.
  4. [S2290] Tribute of Respect (1892) to James Garland, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.ancestry.com, The Jasper Weekly Courier, Jasper, Indiana, Friday, 8 April 1892, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Tribute of Respect (1892) to James Garland.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James A. Wyant Sr., Memorial# 185030983.
  6. [S1570] Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James Wyant, son of John Wyant and Sarah Anderson, and Nancy E. Garland, daughter of Thomas Jones and Mary Curtis, on 26 August 1895 in Knox County, Indiana, referencing FHL Film# 434836. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993.

Peter Jones1

b. 26 July 1741, d. circa 18 January 1772
Father*Ephraim Jones2
Mother*Mary Hayward2
Birth*26 July 1741Peter Jones was born on 26 July 1741 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*1 May 1765He married Anna Tufts, daughter of Dr. Simon Tufts and Abigail Smith, on 1 May 1765 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Death*circa 18 January 1772He died of consumption on circa 18 January 1772 in Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4

Family

Anna Tufts b. 8 Nov 1744

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Concord Births, Volume 1, page 153. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 307.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Deaths, page 291.

Rachel Jones1

Marriage*She married Charles Yerkes, son of Daniel Yerkes and Esther Lykens.1

Family

Charles Yerkes b. 5 Jan 1797

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #63. Daniel Yerkes, page 43. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.

Rhoda Jane Jones1

b. 1836, d. May 1910
Birth*1836Rhoda Jane Jones was born about 1836 in Virginia.2,3
Marriage*1853She married Eli Taylor about 1853.1,4
Census US 1860*8 August 1860Rhoda and Eli Taylor were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 8 August 1860 near the Braxton County Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. Eli was 45 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $50, and Rhoda was 40 years of age. Two children were enumerated with them in 1860. Samuel was 6 years old and Sarah's age was three months.5
Census US 1900*26 June 1900Rhoda and Eli Taylor were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 26 June 1900 in Birch, Braxton County, West Virginia. Eli was recorded as 69 years of age and a farmer, and Rhoda was also recorded as age 69. They reported being married for 50 years, and Rhoda had given birth to twelve children, five of whom were living. They owned their farm free of mortgage and neither of them was able to read or write. Their son, Thomas, and his wife, Sarah, were enumerated with them in 1900. Thomas was 26 years of age, worked as a farmer, and was unable to read and write, and Sarah was 28 years of age and able to both read and write. They had been married for less than a year, and Sarah had given birth to no children. Also enumerated in the Taylor household in 1900 was Samuel L. Taylor, Eli and Rhoda's grandson. He was 19 years old and able to read and write.6
Relationship Note*Rhoda and Eli Taylor were the paternal grandparents of Samuel Lee Taylor, whom we believe was a son of their eldest, Samuel E. Taylor, and his wife, Lucinda Carr. Additionally, the Taylor's daughter, Sarah Elizabeth (Taylor) Ramsey Boone, was the stepmother of their grandson's wife, Ocie Boone.6,5,7,8,9
Death*May 1910She died in May 1910 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at about age 741
Burial* and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Frametown, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family

Eli Taylor b. Aug 1830
Children1.Samuel E. Taylor+8 b. 27 Jan 1855, d. 26 Feb 1937
2.Sarah Elizabeth Taylor+1,10 b. 29 May 1860, d. 16 Dec 1948
3.Rebeca Melvina Taylor11 b. 2 Sep 1864
4.Benjamin Franklin Taylor12 b. 28 Jun 1871
5.Thomas Benton Taylor13 b. 24 Oct 1873

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rhoda Jane (Jones) Taylor, Memorial# 206341022. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rhoda Jane (Jones) Taylor, Memorial# 206341022, reporting her year of birth as 1836.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eli and Rhoda Taylor, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 432; Family History Library Film: 805336, Rhoda's age reported as 40, and her year of birth estimated as 1820. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eli and Rhoda Taylor, Year: 1900; Census Place: Birch, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 0001, Eli's age recorded as 69, and his date of birth as August 1830, they reported on the 1900 census that they had been married for 50 years. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eli and Rhoda Taylor, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 432; Family History Library Film: 805336.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eli and Rhoda Taylor, Year: 1900; Census Place: Birch, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 0001.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda (Carr) Taylor, Memorial# 186544192.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel E Taylor, Memorial# 206341037.
  9. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ocie Boone and Lee Taylor on 28 May 1908 in Strange Creek, Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Elizabeth (Taylor) Boone, Memorial# 206340723.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Melvinia (Taylor) Sergent, Memorial# 155073801.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Taylor, Memorial# 28887731.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Benton Taylor, Memorial# 206341213.

Richard Jones1

Father*______ Jones2
Emigration*20 March 1635Richard had been living in Dinder, Somerset County, England, when he sailed to New England from Weymouth, County Dorset on 20 March 1635.2

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 68-69. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 68-91.

Robert Jones1

b. 9 December 1690
Birth*9 December 1690Robert Jones was born on 9 December 1690 in the parish of LLanynus, Denbighshire, Wales.2
Marriage*He married Ann Coulston.1

Family

Ann Coulston b. 18 Oct 1695
Child1.William Jones+1 b. 19 Nov 1718

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 359. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 359, the date written as "10, 9, 1690" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Robert Jones1

b. 15 October 1842, d. 2 February 1910
Birth*15 October 1842Robert Jones was born on 15 October 1842 in Sault-au-Recollet, Montreal Region, Quebec Province, Canada.2,3
Marriage*4 September 1868He married Annie French on 4 September 1868 in Flos, Simcoe County, Ontario Province.1,3
(Husband) Death15 August 1897Robert became a widower when Annie (French) Jones died on 15 August 1897 at age 48.4
Death*2 February 1910He died on 2 February 1910 on Cockburn Island, Manitoulin District, Ontario Province, Canada, at age 673
Burial* and was buried in Plot 7, Range 7 of Cockburn Island Cemetery, Cockburn Island.3

Family

Annie French b. 9 Feb 1849, d. 15 Aug 1897
Child1.Velva Bell Jones+1 b. 16 Sep 1886

Citations

  1. [S2122] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of "George Edgar Hines" of Arran Township, Bruce County, age 22, bachelor, painter, Methodist, born in Elsinore, Bruce County, son of Beatty "Hines" and Kate Brandt, married Velva Jones of Sarawak Township, Grey County, age 20, spinster, Methodist, born in Amabel, Bruce County, daughter of Robert Jones and Annie French, married on 16 January 1907 in Canada, Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, referencing Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928, Reel# 128. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939.
  2. [S2126] 1891 Census of Canada, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Annie Jones, Year: 1891; Census Place: Amabel, Bruce North, Ontario, Canada; Roll: T-6328; Family No: 79. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Census of Canada.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Jones, Memorial# 171539060, the gravestone pictured recorded his lifespan as 1843-1908, which disagrees with the dates reported on the memorial. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Anne (French) Jones, Memorial# 173427236.