Showing posts with label Jones Family Tree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jones Family Tree. Show all posts

Thursday, November 25, 2010

In memory of mom

Mom passed away a year ago today. This is a collage I put together last night with a photo from every decade of her life, 1920s through 2000s.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Birth Order

Another fun Randy Seaver puzzle:

1) Pick one of your ancestral lines - any one - patrilineal, matrilineal, zigzag, from a famous ancestor, etc. Pick a long one if you can.

2) Tell us which position in the birth order that your ancestor was in each generation. For example "third child, first son." Also list how many children were born to these parents.

3) Share your Birth Order work with us on your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, in a comment on Facebook, etc.


1. Only child of my father

2. Hugh Russell (1912-1995) was the oldest child of his father and the fourth son of his mother, her sixth child out of nine.

3. Benjamin T. Russell (1878-1963) was the oldest son of Henry and Elida (Newcomb) Russell; they had seven children

4. Henry Russell (1849-1937) was the oldest son of Rev. Daniel and Maria (Hunter) Russell; they had three children. Daniel remarried and had five more children.

5. Daniel Russell (1824-1902) was the seventh son and youngest child of Benjamin and Martha (Dayton) Russell; they had 14 children

6. Benjamin Russell (about 1780 - about 1840) was one of five sons of James Russell but I don't know their birth order. They had nine children. James is the end-of-line ancestor on this branch.


1. Youngest child of my mother

2. Grace Jones (1923-2009) was the oldest daughter and oldest child of Frank and Elizabeth (Worth) Jones; Frank and Lizzie had two children.

3. Elizabeth Worth (1888-1985) was the third daughter and sixth child of George and Flora (Swift) Worth; they had 13 children.

4. Flora Lucinda Swift (1859-1927) was the second daughter and fourth child of Charles F. and Eunice (Robinson) Swift; they had five children. Eunice remarried and had two more children (possibly more?)

5. Eunice Calista Robinson (1832-1906) was the first daughter and second child of Aaron and Rachel (Walker) Robinson; they had 10 children.

6. Rachel Walker (1807 - after 1880) was the fourth daughter and sixth child of John and Rachel (Cochran) Walker; they had eight children.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Scavenger Hunt!

I added census records from for Allen West in Nebraska and Wyoming and his father William West in Iowa. Taking a snapshot of Allen and Mary Alice West's neighbors in 1900 is an interesting study in extended family. Allen and Alice's daughter Della married Louis Patch, the son of their neighbor, Charles and Eliza Patch. (Her first of two marriages.)

Allen and Alice's grandson Hugh Russell married Florance Predmore, granddaughter of their neighbors, Nelson and Fannie Predmore, daughter of Rufus. (His first of two marriages.)


Source citation: 1900 United States Federal Census, Custer County, Nebraska, Lillian Precinct, population schedule, Enumeration District 70, Sheet No. 3, Allen West family, dwelling 51, family 58; Allen and Mary Alice West; digital image, (; accessed 22 August 2009); citing NARA microfilm T623.

The stumper of the night is George Harry Worth. I've looked for this several times with a variety of spellings in the 1930 census. He should be in Loup County, Nebraska, right where he was in 1900, 1910, and 1920. He died in 1934 at the home of his daughter Elizabeth Jones in Loup County, but he is not enumerated with Frank and Elizabeth Jones. Where is George Worth in 1930?!?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

Frank and Elizabeth (Worth) Jones Tombstone

Photo of the tombstone of Frank and Elizabeth Jones, Almeria Cemetery, Almeria, Nebraska.
Photo taken by Mary Russell Hollowell.


Frank F. Jones 1877-1951

Frank F. Jones was born in Sheridan County*, Missouri, December 11, 1877. He came to Nebraska in 1909 and lived on a farm near Comstock. In the spring of 1919 he came to Loup County and bought the place where he has since made his home.

He was married September 6, 1922, to Elizabeth Worth of Almeria. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Grace Ferguson of Brewster, and Gerald who lives at the home place.

During his youth he worked in the coal mines of Missouri. He always enjoyed a game of baseball. Skating, playing horseshoes, and many other games were of interest to him.

He was converted to the Christian faith in 1929 and had lived faithful to his belief. He often expressed his desire to see children being taught the Christian way in the Sunday Schools and Vacation Bible schools.

He passed away June 22, 1951, at the age of 73 years, 6 months, and 11 days. He was staying in Sargent where he was under the doctor's care at the time of this death.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Lizzie, his daughter, Grace Ferguson, his son, Gerald, three grandsons, and two grand-daughters, and many relatives and friends.

In the years he has lived in this community, his many neighbors have known him to be kind and helpful.

His patience during his illness endeared him to all who cared for him.

Among the relatives in attendance at the service were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jackson and Vesper of Alliance; Mrs. Rhoda Hulbert and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garnis of Ansley; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hulbert of Arcadia; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pernie and John of Weissert; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lambert of Sargent and George Lambert of Broken Bow; Mrs. Nellie Simon and Carol of Sargent; and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cone and Carole of Burwell.


~Source: Sargent Leader, undated clipping

*Probably Chariton County instead of Sheridan County.

Note: Alternate spellings for relatives' names: Rhoda Hurlburt, Henry Garniss, Leroy Hurlburt, Earl Pirnie;

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Finding John Jones' Grave

Number 6 on my list of genealogy goals for the year was to find and photograph the grave of John Jones, my great-grandfather. (John, Frank, Grace)

Mission accomplished.

I drove down to Leavenworth, Kansas, last Thursday. I had done my homework on the Internet and called to confirm that he was buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Section 18, Row 2, Site 1. Thanks to Google maps and their Street View, the cemetery was very easy to find.

I have to say I was so focused on finding the section he was in and finding the cemetery, I hadn't really given much thought to the rest of the cemetery. Driving into the cemetery and turning the first curve took my breath away. Row on row of identical white markers, each marking the final resting place of a man who had, whether volunteered or drafted, gone into danger willingly, to protect our Constitution and our freedoms.

The cemetery is located on 128 acres of rolling hills and holds about 33,395 graves. Graves in each section are lined up perfectly with all the others in the section. Some sections curved around with the road, grave markers not all facing east as is traditional. Some are on steep hillsides. I saw gravestones for veterans from most of our wars since 1865 when it was first opened, including World War 1, World War 2, Vietnam and the Gulf War.

Workers have been busy for some years, I would imagine, caring for the markers. Some have been there almost 150 years and dirt has filled in around them. Judging by the soil stain on some markers, they had at one time been buried to within 12 to 14 inches from the top. A section was marked off, and workers had toppled each marker over to a 45 degree angle and were creating a new resting place for the marker. It appeared that John's section had been done some time ago. A marker-shaped depression in the ground was still visible but the grass had completely filled in around it and the other markers.

John's grave is about 50 yards from the south fence of the cemetery. To the south is a hay field that had just been harvested. Round bails waited to be picked up. Robins, cardinals and mourning doves along with squirrels live in the trees of the cemetery and the trees to the south. The smell of fresh hay in the heat of a very hot day, the birds singing, the trees providing shade, the squirrel running across the grass made it a very peaceful setting.

A video:


Here are a few photos I took:

Leavenworth National Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

In another post I will write what I know about John Jones so far. I also did some Ferguson research and I'll post that soon, also.

As I was gazing in awe at all the graves a poem came to mind. It was written by a soldier in World War I. More information is here.

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Ann Dugdale Worth

Ann Dugdale was born 14 June 1822 in Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England, to George and Grace (Angel) Dugdale. She married John Worth on 5 May 1845 in Harberton, Devon, England. John and Ann sailed for America on the ship St. James and arrived in New York on 27 March 1846. They had with them a son, William, age 1.

Ann died 20 May 1884. Ann and John Worth are buried in the Almeria Cemetery, Loup County, Nebraska. The stone commemorates the lives of Ann and John, as well as several of their grandchildren who died young. I will post those photos and write about John Worth in another post.