16 April 2015

A May 2015 Workshop on Dating Photographs

The Williams County Genealogical Society will hold its Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library, Bryan, Ohio.

Amanda Wells Blackman, from Indiana, will be returning to present a more in-depth program on how to date photos by type of photo, clothing and jewelry worn, hair style, medals and props used by the photographer.  This will also give her more time to help you with the photo of your ancestor to determine the approximate date or time period the photo was taken.  Bring your old family photo to be identified after the formal presentation.

You must register with Jane at the library 419-636-6734, due to limited space, by Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  There will be a $5.00 registration fee.

Pizza and coffee will be provided for lunch or you may bring your own lunch and beverage.

The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30 pm, in the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

12 April 2015

Jabez Jones, Jr., Who Is His Father??

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Recently I received an email from a fellow who is trying to prove that Jabez Jones, Jr. is the son of Jabez Jones, SR, a W1812 veteran who settled in NW Ohio.  If anyone has more to share, email me.  Here's what I have:

1 Jabez Jones
Birth: 23 Jun 1792, Hampshire Co, VA
Death: 12 Mar 1884, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Burial: Brown Cem, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH
Father: David Jones
Mother: Sarah Sumpter

To Ross Co with parents c 1803; after marriage to Keziah they settled in Bean Creek, Oct 1832; removed to Fulton Co, OH, then back to Williams Co; died at home of his son, John B Jones

War of 1812 service - Page 66 of the Jan 1988 WCGS newsletter in a listing of Grave Registration of Veterans for Brown Cemetery: He was a Private in the War of 1812, on the roll of Captain John Van Meter's company,
Note - from Roster of Ohio Soldiers in War 1812 p228-230
Ohio Militia, serving July 29-Aug 13, 1813; he was discharged 13 Oct 1813
Note - Also in same company are
Lt Samuel Jones
Sgt Aaron Jones
Pvt Henry Jones
Pvt Moses Jones
Pvt Ambrose Grafton

1830 Colerain, Ross, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 139; Page: 290; Family History Library Film: 0337950
Jabez Jones
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

Jabez Jones of Williams Co, OH
Issue Date: 2 Apr 1829
Acres: 80
Meridian: 1st PM
State: Ohio
County: Defiance
Township: 4-N
Range: 3-E
Section: 21
Accession Number: OH0590__.493
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Piqua
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 492

Jabez was a voter in Pulaski Twp Elections 1840, 1842, 1843, and 1846

Williams County, Ohio Probate – Will of Moses Jones, 21 April 1865 case number 930 p293-295

Copy of the last will and testament of Moses Jones deceased admitted to record 1 Apr 1865 – this day came Jabez Jones by Great and Owen his attorneys and filed in this court an authenticated copy of the last will and testament of Moses Jones late of Ross Co and the state of Ohio deceased  as admitted into record in wills and authenticated by probate court of said county is as directed that said copy as authentication by the judge be recorded in the record of wills of Williams County, GE Long Probate Judge.  Said copy

I Moses Jones of County of Ross and state of Ohio being of lawful age of sound mind and memory
Son Cornelius and his heirs all the land lying in Williams County and he shall have charge of my son Jonas and provide clothing and room during his lifetime and

My beloved wife Ann shall consent to go with him and take with her the minor children

Legalese on if they don’t follow him (Cornelius and take care of Jonas) then they will be paid some money; mentions 80 acre lot; Ambrosia Grafton is exempt from this (move??) – she gets a mortgage

And if Jonas dies then the land will be divided up amongst the heirs

Will written 23 Nov 1844
Witnesses – AW Thompson, Jonathan Sherman

March Term 1845 Ross Co these witnesses appeared with the will of the deceased Moses Jones before the court

Later Nicholas Throckmorton, Judge, 17 Apr 1865 authenticated the copy of this (I assume for Jabez Jones to bring to the Williams County Court)

1850 Jefferson, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 24B; Image: 53
Jabdse Jones 58 VA farmer
Keza Jones 49 OH
Sarah Jones 21 OH
Edward Jones 21 OH
Malinda Jones 18 OH
Austin Jones 13 OH
David Jones 24 OH

1860 Franklin, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M653_965; Page: 357; Image: 182; Family History Library Film: 803965
Jabez Jones 68 VA farmer
Kaziah Jones 59 PA
Austin Jones 23 OH

1870 Franklin, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1202; Page: 91A; Image: 185; Family History Library Film: 552701
J B Jones 78 VA farmer
Keziah Jones 68 PA

1880 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 598A; Enumeration District: 010; Image: 0056
William Ayres 73
Sarah C. Ayres 53 OH-VA-PA
George W. Ayres 22
William J. Ayres 21
Francis Ayres 12
Samuel D. Ayres 19
Jabez Jones 87 VA-VA-Germ  f-i-l

Goodspeed p479-480
Jabez Jones was born in Hampshire County, Va., June, IJ92; while
young, he, with his father's Camily, came to Ross County, Ohio. He
came to Jefferson Township in the spring of 1834; was elected the first
Justice of the Peace in Northwestern Ohio, and he is now living in
Bryan, at the advanced age of ninety years. He was a soldier of the
war of 1812; was at Upper Sandusky (now Fremont), with Gen. Harrison.
At the celebration at Bryan, July 4, 1876, Mr. Jones, with six
other soldiers of 1812, sat on the stand; these have all passed on before



Spouse: Keziah Barkhimer
Birth: 1801, Fairfield Co, OH
Death: c1875, Franklin Twp, Fulton Co, OH
Marriage: 10 Oct 1822, Fairfield Co, OH

Children: Jabez (1817-<1900)
John B (1823-)
David (1826-)
Sarah C (1827-1898)
Edward (1829-)
Malinda (1832-)
Austin (1837-)

1.1 Jabez Jones
Birth: 1817, OH
Death: bef 1900

1840 Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Jabez Jones, JR
1m under 5
1m 20-29
1f 20-29

1850 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 93A; Image: 185
Jober Jones 34 OH
Juliann Jones 30 OH
William Jones 11 OH
Cyutha Jones 9 OH
Peliny Jones 7 OH
Adalade Jones 5 OH
Alison Jones 1 OH
Susan Jones 60 OH

1860 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 47; Image: 97; Family History Library Film: 805052
Jabez Jones 43 OH
Julia A Jones 44 PA
Wm H Jones 21 OH
Columbia D Jones 17 OH
Adelia Jones 15 OH
Putney A Jones 13 OH
Cornelius Jones 8 OH
Sarah C Jones 5 OH

1870 United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6GQ-2VB : accessed 22 February 2015), Cornelius Jones in household of Jabez Jones, Ohio, United States; citing p. 27, family 210, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,781.
Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Jabez Jones M 53 Ohio
Julia A Jones F 54 Pennsylvania
Puttney Jones M 28 Ohio
Adelaide Jones F 23 Ohio
Cornelius Jones M 18 Ohio
Catherine Jones F 15 Ohio
William Jones M 3 Ohio

1880 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 621D; Enumeration District: 011; Image: 0104
Jaby Jones 63 OH-VA-VA
Julia A. Jones wife 64 PA-PA-PA
Leah C. Jones dau 24 OH-OH-PA
William H. H. Jones grandson 13 OH-OH-OH

Spouse: Julia A Ranck
Birth: 7 Nov 1815, PA
Death: 16 Nov 1900, Bourbon, Marshall Co, IN

1900 Bourbon, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 391; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1240391
Julia A Jones 74 PA-PA-PA widow, pensioner 7/5 ch
Charles Jones son 48 single OH-OH-PA plasterer
Leah C Jones dau 45 single OH-OH-PA

Marriage: 10 Jul 1838, Ross Co, OH

Children: William H (1839-)
Synthia Norton (1840-1907)
Putney Allison (1842-)
Plessy/Pliny Columbia D (1843-)
Adelaide (1845-)
Charles Cornelius (1852-)
Leah Catherine (1855-)

1.1.1 William H Jones
Birth: 1839, OH

1.1.2 Synthia Norton Jones
Birth: 20 Mar 1840, OH
Death: 12 Feb 1907, Carlton, Barry Co, MI

Spouse: Abraham S Bostater
Marriage: 2 Feb 1860, Barry Co, MI

1.1.3 Putney Allison Jones
Birth: 1842

1.1.4 Plessy/Pliny Columbia D Jones
Birth: 1843, OH

1.1.5 Adelaide Jones
Birth: 1845, OH

1.1.6 Charles Cornelius Jones
Birth: Feb 1852, OH

1.1.7 Leah Catherine Jones
Birth: Jun 1855, OH

Spouse: Abraham S Bostater

1.2 John B Jones
Birth: 1823, OH

1850 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 87A; Image: 173
John Saddoris 36
Susan Saddoris 26
Amanda Saddoris 10
Winifield Saddoris 8
Orlando Saddoris 6
Elizabeth Saddoris 4
Filmore Saddoris 1
John B Jones 26
Samuel Radkey 23

1860 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 41; Image: 85; Family History Library Film: 805052
John B Jones 36 OH
Maria J Jones 32 OH
Flora Delia Jones 9 OH
Ella A Jones 4 OH

1870 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 198A; Image: 399; Family History Library Film: 552781
John B Jones 47 OH farmer
Maria Jones 42 OH
Flora Jones 19 OH
Ella Jones 15 OH

Spouse: Maria

1.3 David Jones
Birth: 1826

1.4 Sarah C Jones
Birth: 1827, OH
Death: 1898

Spouse: William Ayres
Marriage: 1856

1.5 Edward Jones
Birth: 1829, OH

1870 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 46A; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 552781
Edward Jones 40
Mary J Jones 36
Henry Jones 16
John Jones 12
Rachel Jones 10
Williard Jones 8
Ellen Jones 6
George Jones 3

1.6 Malinda Jones
Birth: 1832

1.7 Austin Jones
Birth: 1837

Sarah E. Palmer b: 4 Dec 1844 in Fulton County, Ohio
Married: 3 Jul 1872
 Norris Emerson Jones b: 10 Jul 1873
 Firi Jones b: 2 Jun 1882
 Norman E. Jones b: 14 Jun 1884
 Otto Jones b: 1885