Thursday, October 24, 2013

William Carter Jones (JZ-5)

W.C. was the name that he was called during my growing up years.  It was some twenty years before the W.C. was found to be William Carter.  He was born in Clark Co., KY (1826), and in the 1850 census found to be living with his father-in-law. [A problem to get straighten out among the Jones surname tree climbing!]  He with his wife, Elizabeth Isabell Adams, were the first of the family to have their picture taken.

Here they are.  Stern and serious looking they were.  It took a good while to find his burial place at the mouth of Red River, but here is a picture of his grave.   From the mountains of Wales to the mouth of Red River, that Y-chromosome did come.

My research can be found in RN #147.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thomas Jones (JY-6)

Thomas Jones was born VA in 1796.   He came with his family to Kentucky in 1811.  He married Sally Chism 20 December 1823 and settled the family (finally) in Clark Co., KY.

He is found in the 1830 - 1860 census.  In the 1850 census he is listed as "Farmer". [54 yrs. of age]  On the waters of Four Mile Creek seemed to be the place.  His story and record can be found in my research notebook (RN) number 148.  Say hello to Thomas Jones and Sally (nee Chism) along the water of Four Mile Creek.

A complete listing of my genealogical research can be found at .