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MacLeod DNA Project
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When not researching my McLeods and working on the FTDNA projects, these lines are researched.

Wilke of Germany/N.Y.
Jessup of England
Checker/Tskeris of Greece/N.Y.
Abnett of England
Hudson of South Carolina
Ives of South Carolina

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These lines have married into my family (primary and secondary lines of research seen above) and are included here to aid other researchers. I am not currently researching these names; however, the pages are updated as information becomes available.

Arrants of South Carolina
Barnes of South Carolina
Blyther of South Caroliina
Boykin of South Carolina
Cook Family of South Carolina
Coombs of Maine
Checker/Tskeris Greece
Davis of South Carolina
Dennis of South Carolina
Freeman of South Carolina
Holland of South Carolina
Huggins of South Carolina
Hurst of South Carolina
Jones of South Carolina
Josey/Jossey of South Carolina
Keretas of Greece
Medhurst of England
Meyers of South Carolina
Moseley of South Carolina
Rodgers of South Carolina
Ross of South Carolina
Yates/Yeates of South Carolina


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Jones Family
With information included regarding two other Jones Families, if you can provide information, please email.

This web page has been updated in May/June of 2011. The original intent of this site is the same as it has always been; to provide a FREE tool for researchers to help each other by the sharing of information - please support this intent by helping to keep it as accurate as possible. The information on this page represents the combined efforts of several researchers. I have verified the information by Wills, Equity, Deeds, Census and Cemetery Records where possible. Where no source is given, the information is unproven/unverified. Additions and corrections are welcome (rude emails are not). When writing, please include the Page Title and Web Address. Proper credit is always awarded to the provider of information. Happy Researching! Keep the circle of sharing intact, include the following if you take information for your own records: !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; "Walking with ghosts", Research 2000 - 2011

Generation One - William James Jones

William James Jones b. July 31, 1854 d. December 8, 1939 married in 1880 first to Maggie Mathis b. unknown d. 1881 married in 1883 second to Mary Anna "Mamie" Josey b. Abt. 1866 d. Aft. Sep 04, 1892

MATHIS - My Grand Father, William James Jones (July 31, 1854- December 8, 1939), Married Maggie Mathis in 1880 and she died in 1881. There were no children by this marriage but I would like to find who her parents were. He remarried in 1883 to Mary Anna Josey who was the daughter of George LaFayette Josey. George had a sister, Sarah Julianna Josey that married M. Reese Mathis and I have records of five of their children. It is my belief that Maggie was a daughter of Sarah and Reese Mathis. All of these family members lived in the St. Charles area of Lee County. Does anyone know of any additional children of Sarah and Reese Mathis? June 23, 1999 Alton Josey Watts

Note: William James Jones son of son of Frances Jones and Sarah Baker

Generation Two Clinton Cleveland Jones and Margaret Leo McLeod

Clinton Cleveland Jones b. September 4, 1892 d. May 14, 1973 buried Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Sumter, SC married to Margaret Leo McLeod , daughter of Josie A. McLeod, son of Maggie Josey and Jesse Lazarus McLeod b. April 15, 1896 d. November 4, 1987 buried Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery

I only recently learned that Clinton and Leo were distant cousins; Leo was a Josey through her great grandmother Harriet Yates McLeod (daughter of Martha Josey) and through her grandmother, Maggie Josey McLeod while Clinton was a Josey through his mother.

Obituary of Mrs. Margaret L. Jones
provided by Kitty McLeod Barfield, received June 28 2003, McLeod Family Reunion, Friendship Baptist Church, Lugoff Kershaw South Carolina

SUMTER - Mrs. Margaret L. Jones, 91, widow of C.C. Jones, died Thursday at the Toumey Hospital. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ella Winkels McLeod. Mrs. Jones was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons; James C. Jones of Columbia, David E. Jones of Camden, and Robert H. Jones of Augusta, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Oddo of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Sarah Anne Aull of Greensboro, N.C., and Mrs. Orita Stephens of Darlington; 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 -8 tonight and at other time the home of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Jones..... Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 Sunday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Jim Johnston. Internment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David E. Jones Jr., James C Jones, Jerry C. Jones, Len Caughman, John Aull and Michael McCarthy. Memorials may be made to the St. Marks Church building fund

Generation Three - Children of Margaret Leo McLeod and Clinton Cleveland Jones

i) Olive Elizabeth Jones b. Jul 05, 1916 Mayesville, South Carolina d. May 10, 1976 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina married to Walter Sisky also married to (--?--) McCarthy jUNE 22 2002 - Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

ii) Mamie Orita Jones b. Mar 18, 1918 Mayesville, South Carolina married to J. Stevens Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

iii) James Clinton Jones b. Jan 05, 1920 Mayesville, South Carolina married to Mary Caughman Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

iv) Ruby Lee Jones b. Dec 30, 1923 Mayesville, South Carolina d. Sep 14, 1948 -killed at a service station when a car hit gas pump married Frank Caughman b. Jan 30, 1912 Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

1) Linda Louise Caughman b. Oct 30, 1947 d. Sep 14, 1948 - killed at a service station when a car hit gas pump Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

v) Elma Louise Jones b. May 05, 1926 Mayesville, South Carolina married to Fortune P. Otto Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

vi) David Eldridge Jones b. Jan 22, 1931 married to Betty Davis

vii) Robert Henry a.k.a. Pete Jones b. Apr 21, 1933 d. Apr 2006 married to Katherine Ardis Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

viii) Sarah Ann Jones b. Dec 22, 1935 married to John William Aull b. Nov 23, 1940 Batesbury, Lexington County, South Carolina Family Reunion - received papers filled out in 1978 - alternate death date for Olive given as May 14 1976.

Is this Jones Family connected to the one above?

Edgar S Jones b. unknown d. unknown married to Francis Jennings b. unknown d. unknown

Children of Edgar and Francis:

1) Robert Calvin Jones b. May 1860 d. May 15, 1902 buried unmarked cemetery near Wedgefield married January 15, 1896 Margaret Cerito Boykin b. January 19, 1867 Sumter County, South Carolina died November 22, 1957 South Carolina buried November 24, 1957 Brewinton Presbyterian Cemetery, Clarendon County, South Carolina

i) Robert Lester Jones b. October 08, 1896 Sumter County, South Carolina d. July 11, 1986 buried July 13, 1986 Brewington Presbyterian Cemetery Clarendon County SC married to Leah Edward Evans

Raised by Uncle Camden Moscoe Boykin Jr. and Mary A. Blyther, daughter of Elsie Ann Arrants and William Blyther.

ii) Henry China Jones b. August 01, 1900 Sumter County, South Carolina d. 1902 Sumter County, South Carolina

2. Swinton Parkley Jones b. July 31, 1869 d. August 16, 1951 Veteran's Hospital Columbia, SC Olive Grove Baptist Cemetery Turbeville, SC married to Dorcas Ann Boykin b 1870 d. Aft. 1900

And this third to one or both of the Jones families above?

1. William Jones born about 1764 in Amhurst, Virginia died 1809 in Sumter District, Sumter South Carolina (source of spousal information: Billy Jones desc. of Wily A. Jones ) married to Ann Beth Freeman born abt 1764 possibly in Camden District a.k.a. Lancaster and presently Kershaw District, South Carolina (father and brother, Eli, present as head of household in 1800 Kershaw Census) died unknown but in probably Kershaw or Sumter District, South Carolina

Note: Camden District created in 1769, Lancaster in 1785, Kershaw created out of portions of Claremont, Fairfield, Lancaster, and Richland Counties in 1791

William Jones - Revolutionary War under General Green

Children of Ann and William
(Source: Billy Jones desc. of Wiley A. Jones - unverified

i) James B. Jones born October 17, 1782

ii) Elizabeth Jones born December 5, 1784

iii) Mary Jones born December 1, 1786

iv) Peggy Jones born May 11, 1789

v) Nancy Jones born December 14, 1791

vi) Eli Jones born January 15, 1794

vii) William Jones born April 11, 1796

viii) Leonard L Jones born June 18, 1798

ix) Wiley A Jones born October 17, 1804

x) Betsy A. Jones born September 3, 1805

xi) Sarah Jones born December 23, 1807

xii) Susannah Jones born January 26, 1810

xiii) Margaret Jones
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