Friday, August 15, 2008

The Jones Trail

The Jones Trail: From the youngest in this line born in 2001 back to Joseph Jones B. abt 1574.

Three living generations.

Chester Wayland Perry Jones, JR born 1922 and 1. Mary Elizabeth Baynes 2. Theresa Urgento 3. Norma Raymond.

Chester Wayland Perry Jones, SR born 1897 and Inez Irene Frances Sprague born 1900.

Edward Wayland Jones born 1867 and Emily K. Tyler born 1858

George Wayland Jones born 1818 and Elizabeth E. Maxwell born 1845

Consider Jones born abt. 1784 and Phebe (Wayland ?) born ?

Seth Jones born 1744 and Priscilla Miller  born 1750

Ebenezer Jones born 1696 and Jane King born 1705

Joseph Jones born 1660 and Sarah Ford born 1668

Joseph Jones born 1628 and Patience Little born 1637.  Patience's grandfather, and our (my generation) 9th great grandfather, was Richard Warren, a Mayflower passenger.

Robert Jones born 1596 and Margaret Garnford born 1602 (progenitors).

Joseph Jones born abt 1574 and Judith Leavitt born ?

Emigrating from the vicinity of Reading, Berkshire, England our branch of the Jones family tree in America started around 1636 with Robert born 1596. For about 145 years our Jones ancestors inhabited the Hingham, Scituate, Marshfield and Middleborough region of eastern Massachusetts. During King Philip's War, (1675-76), Indians burned the home of Joseph b. 1628.  In 1675 Joseph's brother, Robert b. 1622, Robert's son, John, and his son-in-law, Joseph Lewis, were all killed and scalped by Indians in a battle at Swansea, MA (from Pane-Joyce Genealogy). Around 1780 Seth and Priscilla moved the line to the Berkshires where the next 125 years or so, found our ancestors living in the western Ma towns of Heath, Clarksburg, Chesire, New Ashford and Greenfield.  Sometime between 1900 and 1905, Edward and Emily moved the clan from Greenfield, where Edward had been working as a brakeman on the Fitchburg Railroad, to North Kingstown, Rhode Island where for the past 65 years or so, roots have spread to New York, New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, and now, Virgina. The "Great Migration" continues.

1 comment:

Laura Hyllested said...

my father Norman Edward Robert Sprague Jones was the 2nd son to Chester W.P. Jones and Inez Irene Sprague I am the 8th child To Norman E.R.S.Jones and Alice Florence Sawyer Jones, My Siblings were Carolyn Ann Sawyer Jones Hyllested. B:07/06/54. Robert Edward Jones B:09/04/1955.Alice Florence Jones B:10/20/1957. Theresa Marie Jones Hyllested B:06/18/1959.Norman James Jones B:08/31/1960. Laura Dorene Jones Hyllested B:09/30/1963.Mark Steven Jones B:06/17/1966,D:06/27/1966.Barbara Ann Jones Card B:03/28/1968