Henry G. Jones of Iowa

Source: Henry G. Jones of Iowa


Henry G. Jones of Iowa

Henry G Jones of Iowa was born in Rensselaer Co. New York, Petersburg area, Jones Hollow Jones Rd. exposure.


Henry was the first living born child of Noyes Jones and Susan Madison Jones.

3 Sept 1834 Petersburg area as best learned so far.

His family moved to Nunda, Illinois after  1855.  Some of his siblings joined the CW from this area. Not found if he has yet.

Noel Jones his next born brother did not come west. Story says he died in the east and I am still looking for confirming information on the story.

William Harrison, went by Harrison, joined the CW with his next brother Calvin Fay serving the same unit.  Harrison was lost at Stone River Battle, Tenn and  Calvin was nursed back to health and walked back to ILL. We have picture of his tombstone thanks to another cousin.

He married Kathryn Kerns.  They had children, She died 1890 and later he married.

His new wife’s name was Maude Mae Stephens,  in Iowa marriage records she is called Mac J Stephens.  Dad said she was Maude Mae others said Mary Jane Stephens?. She lived in Dyersville, Iowa. She married Henry Jones on 12-25-1891 at Manchester, IOWA.  Her first marriage  his second. Her family from England according to her great Grandaughter Carolin. *she has more records on her GGrandmother’s family.

She lived with Jessie after Henry’s death according to the 1925 Iowa State Census. She was a widow at age 66 and Jessie was 30.   Susan Madison is also listed as Henry’s mother on the Iowa Marriage Record,  Nois, (Norris? looks like) NOYES is listed as the father of Henry Jones.

The children were: Elsie (Donalson) m John Miller; Hubert Jones, &  Jesse Marion Jones  b Nashua IA,  died Nashua IA m Bernice Ruth Plants   She was born 21 July 1901Beaver, IA and died 7 April 1984 Nashua IA.

Jesse Marion and Bernice Ruth Plants Jones  had Charles Edward and Alice Mae.

Carolin Forbes <carolinkf@gmail.com>  or SusiCP@cox.net

Contact either Carolin Forbes  or I,  if you have more information or would like to be included in the hunt.

This line descends down from Teague Jones and supposedly according to England Christopher Jones of the Mayflower.

“Finding Your Elusive Ancestor: The Genealogical Proof Standard and Performing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search” presented by Randy Seaver.

Next CVGS Saturday Workshop – 7 January 2017

The January 7th Saturday Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road), Bonita, CA.

  The subject will be:  “Finding Your Elusive Ancestor: The Genealogical Proof Standard and Performing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search” presented by Randy Seaver.

This event is free for all to attend.

A description of the presentation is:

“Are you familiar with the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard GPS)? It deals with information, sources, evidence, analysis and proof, and was developed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). It is the ‘standard’ methodology for professionals proving assertions of genealogical facts. The first element of the GPS is ‘to do a reasonably exhaustive search.’

“In this presentation, Randy will explain the GPS, take a whirlwind tour through traditional and online resources that should be included in an exhaustive search, discuss his favorite search strategies and techniques, and describe a Case Study of one of his elusive ancestors that illustrates the concepts of the GPS.”

Big Question, what makes some of these sites proof of Accuracy?

I keep going to meetings and hear people link up with lots of sources given by MyHeritage and other sites, as fact.  Yet, I have yet to find more than one marriage record and a couple of census records sited as sources.

My second big question is how much do you add to your tree? Do you add all the siblings of the ancient ancestors. Or just pick your direct line knowing that you should be able to go back to the site for later additions.  An added question would be is this a safe practice to do?

I know right now my Ancestry tree is a mess because a merge did not go well. I have to learn how to undo it and correct the tree.

I have a cousin on MyHeritage that is obviously using the same name to their site as mine.

I had mine changed then My Heritage said I was not a premium customer.  They have my money. The weirdest of all this is they have my husband married to someone else and I am an Aunt I think to my own children.  I am about to cry then laugh at the hysterical theatrics that has happened when I was improving my site.  I was going to ask a friend and then he says,” I am no longer there”.  Who do I go to now.

I am most hesitant to add anything more for fear it will have to all come down to be repaired.  I had this site figured out until they changed things and nothing been ok since.

The Irony of THIS is, many others at our meeting last weekend were voicing the same concerns about suddenly it messed up and things are not okay.


So a few questions for you all out there, what happens next.?

Thanks,  I can be reached here or at SusiCP1@gmail.com or SusiCP@cox.net or SusiCP@aol.com  .

Library Research, Do you go to the Library?

Library Research, Do you go to the Library?

Here is hoping we have not forgotten how to go to the library and open a book and discover something new about someone in your family.

In the last twenty years, it appears people have forgotten the data they find on the internet came from a book somewhere, either printed and published or personal and shared.

Yes even our tax records and school reports and land records, deeds and wills all are in books and on papers in court houses and elsewhere.

Generally I have a plan in mind when I head to either the Chula Vista Library or LDS Library or Carlsbad. Keeping track of my results show that many times, I locate something I had given up on finding and it was not on my to do list.

Love the Research Records log because it tells me many things about what I find and what I am still looking for. Most amazingly was that Serendipity seems to play a very large role in my research.

Stuck in Albany, New York but found data in Frederick, Maryland. It filled in an empty spot on my chart.

Sometimes I wonder if we get to zoned in on what we are looking for that we miss the clues we are given to find data we maybe we were not looking for.

Loving Cluster  Research, it covers a large group and more encompassed family regime.

People had to find mates somewhere, especially if the community was small.

I have many 2nd cousin marriages and with it I have found MyHeritage.com has trouble defining whom is who.  Do you have lots of family marrying family?

Try to start thinking out side of the box.  Boxes has barriers and restrict our sight and thought.

Our Library has a nice collection of books for research and hoping that you will start looking at these books for more information.

You can look at the next county or state, the next town, down the road or over the hill to see if the clue needed is lurking there waiting to be found.

Go visit your library and check out the History section if no Genealogical Section. Read up about the religion of your lineage and the changes that it encompassed in the last 100 years.  The laws that applied then that do not apply now.  Which court holds what document at what time and when it got moved to the other department so you completely missed it.  It has happened many times.

Data is hidden in between the pages on many books as just tidbits to send you someplace else. Go find what it is telling you and make a new cousin or two.

I read at 2 books a week regarding our past to learn clues and tips and it may help you also.

Having always been an avid reader I probably consume 5 books a week if  lucky and sometimes a book takes me over a week to digest all it is telling me.









Holiday Letters and Why They Are Important.

Holiday Letters, for lack of a better term are very vital to Genealogists, Family Historians, and the average family.

If you receive them, we hope you keep them or at least record their information into your binder for assistance if they are family.

O yes, many do not send letters or cards they just hit send on a computer and then read and delete the data so many of us would love to have and share.

Mom had always had us write our kin away from where we lived.  We were away from family.  We really were the early ones to come to this  region in the west, at least of her direct line.

We later found cousins that Mom had known when young that had also migrated westward.  I think World War 11 had a big influence in that for all of us.

So wanting to get the word out. Rethink the Christmas or Holiday Letter.  If you blog post it on a blog so it is retained. If you email it, find a file to save them into to note the important events that family members share with you that happened over the year.

After the holidays you can add that data to you information.

Why you say?  Because almost always someone has died, some one was born, some one was fighting a cancer, a heart trouble, back troubles.  These are things we should be keeping track of.

I did not know about some very vital (I learned later) medical data.  A blog to come on that.

A great one will add a wedding, a birth, a reunion and maybe whom attended.

Please write your Holiday Letter and some how share it and save it for the future grandchildren and great grand’s.