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William Jones was the son of Samuel Jones & Celia Creech. He was born about 1796 in Grayson Co., Virginia. William was married twice, to Jane (MNU) & Matilda McDaniel Chick
Jane Sturgill was born about 1793 in Virginia. She was the daughter of Francis Sturgill & Rebecca Hash Some of the records for this family are under the name Sturgeon.
Matilda McDaniel was born March 7, 1816 in Gallia Co., Ohio. She was the daughter of Jehu "John" McDaniel & Elizabeth Boggs. Matilda was married first to William T. Chick, who died in 1851 in Gallia Co., Ohio.

THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM JONES & JANE STURGILL

William Jones & Jane Sturgill

William Jones & Jane Sturgill were married about 1815, probably in Virginia. William & Jane had at least 5 children. The family is listed in a book on the Sturgill family as living in Grayson Co., Virginia in 1819, and they are listed on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Grayson Co., Virginia. They moved sometime between 1830 to 1838 from Virginia to Ohio. Their youngest child was born on March 20, 1838 in Ohio, and their daughter Elizabeth married in Lawrence Co., Ohio on December 6, 1838. The households of William Jones & oldest son John Jones are listed together on the 1840 census of Lymins (Symmes), Lawrence Co., Ohio, on the same page as the household of Jane's brother William Sturgill. Jane Sturgill Jones died on Aug. 14, 1848, probably in Symmes Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio. She is buried in Sandfork Cemetery, Walnut Twp., Gallia Co., Ohio. William is listed on the 1850 census of Symmes Twp, Lawrence Co., Ohio , living with Martin & Evalina (Jones) Thompson & family, and his youngest son Isaac. William was married to Matilda McDaniel Chick about 1852 in Gallia Co., Ohio. Matilda's first husband William T. Chick died February 28, 1851, so the marriage was after that. Matilda's brother Foster McDaniel had married William & Jane's daughter Elizabeth in 1838. Matilda died on July 25, 1858 in Gallia Co., Ohio and she is buried with her first husband William Chick in Sandfork Cemetery, Walnut Twp, Gallia, Ohio. William moved about 1858, probably after Matilda's death, from Ohio to Nebraska. He most likely went to join son Samuel who moved from Ohio to Kansas about 1855 and was in Nebraska by 1858. William Jones died on September 08, 1859 in Gage Co., Nebraska. He is buried in the Austin Creek Cemetery, Midland Twp, Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska. Samuel Jones is listed with his family on the 1860 census of Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska Territory, with his widowed sister Elizabeth also in his household. Another married child of William & Jane who settled in Beatrice Gage Co., Nebraska in 1866 was Evalina Jones Thompson.
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The children of William Jones & Jane Sturgill:

Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones was born June 11, 1816 in Virginia. There is a female the right age group to be Elizabeth, age 4, in the household of William Jones on the 1820 census of Grayson Co., Virginia. There is not a female in William Jones' household on the 1830 census of Grayson Co., Virginia that is the right age to be Elizabeth (age 14), but there are 2 females in the age 5-10 group - one is Evalina, age 8, but I don't know who the other one is and it may be Elizabeth with census taker error for age. Her parents moved with their family sometime between 1830 to 1838 from Virginia to Ohio. Elizabeth married Foster McDaniel on December 6, 1838 in Lawrence Co., Ohio. The household of Foster McDaniel is listed on the 1840 census of Walnut, Gallia Co., Ohio. Foster died on August 11, 1846 in Walnut, Gallia Co., Ohio, and he is buried in Sandfork Cemetery, Gallia Co., Ohio. I have not found Elizabeth on 1850 census at this time, but I also have not found her brother Samuel, who she is living with in 1860. Elizabeth moved from Ohio to Nebraska sometime between 1846-1860; she probably traveled with her brother Samuel's family, who were in Ohio until 1855, in Kansas in 1857, and in Nebraska by 1858. She is listed as Elizabeth McDaniel, age 43, in the household of her brother Samuel Jones on the 1860 census of Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska Territory. Elizabeth Jones McDaniel died on January 8, 1865 in Gage Co., Nebraska. She is buried in the Austin Creek Cemetery, Midland Twp, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska. I do not have record of any children for Elizabeth Jones & Foster McDaniel.
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John Jones

John Isaac Jones was born about 1820 in Grayson Co., Virginia. There is a male the right age to be him on the 1820 (age baby) & 1830 (age 9) censuses in the household of William Jones, both in Grayson, Virginia. His parents moved between 1830 to 1838 from Virginia to Ohio. John married Elizabeth "Betsy" McDaniel on August 1, 1839 in Gallia Co., Ohio. John is listed as head of household on the 1840 census of Lymins (Symmes), Lawrence Co., Ohio, living next to the household of his parents. John & Elizabeth had 11 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Walnut, Gallia, Ohio, and on the 1860 census of Greenfield, Gallia, Ohio, and the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Walnut, Gallia, Ohio. Betsy died on July 9, 1881 in Walnut Twp, Gallia, Ohio, and John was married second to Amanda S. Lee Souder on September 11, 1884 in Gallia Co., Ohio. Amanda was also widowed, and had several young children. John Isaac Jones died on October 22, 1889 in Walnut Twp, Gallia, Ohio. A bio for John states that John "Died of lung trouble, October 22, 1889 Bro. John Jones. His age was almost seventy-two years. His life was all spent in this vicinity. He was an industrious and hard working man, and for many years a worker in the church. He died trusting in Jesus. He leaves a wife and eight children; his first wife and three children having preceded him. His death occurred near Lincoln, Gallia Co., O.His body was decently laid away in Sandfork Cemetery, in a fine casket, the work of Bro. H. Tucker, of Cadmus, O". John & Betsy are both buried in Sandfork Cemetery, Gallia Co., Ohio. After John's death, Amanda was married to William Myers in 1892 and John Russell in 1899. She is listed with John Russell on the 1900 census of Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, but listed in her son Edward Souder's household in Oregon in 1910 & 1920. Amanda died on February 23, 1920 in Salem, Morgan, Oregon, and she is buried there. Children of John Isaac Jones & Elizabeth "Betsy" McDaniel were: Ira (1840), Samuel (1840), William C. (1845), John Jehu (1847), Charles W. (1849), Martin VanBuren (1852), Jane Martha (1854), John Isaac (1856), Mary Elizabeth (1861), Thomas Mack (1864) & Doris "Dora" B. (1867) Jones. No known children for John Isaac Jones & Amanda S. Lee.
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Evalina JonesEvalina Jones was born on August 17, 1822 in Grayson Co., Virginia. There is a female the right age to be Evalina, age 8, in the household of William Jones on the 1830 census of Grayson Co., VA. Her parents moved with their family sometime between 1830 to 1838 from Virginia to Ohio. There is a female the right age group to be Evalina, age 18, in the household of William Jones on the 1840 census of Lymins (Symmes), Lawrence Co., Ohio. Evalina married Martin William Thompson on August 10, 1843 in Lawrence Co., OH and they had 10 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census Symms Twp, Lawrence Co., Ohio. Based on birth places of their children, they lived in Ohio until about 1854 when they began a series of moves. They had a child in Missouri in 1855 and a child in Texas in 1859. They are listed on the 1860 census of Easton Twp., Leavenworth, Kansas, and they had a child in Kansas in 1863. They settled in Nebraska by 1866, and they are listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska. Martin William Thompson died on April 30, 1892 in Leadville, Lake Colorado. He was shot while participating in the Colorado gold rush. His body was returned to Nebraska for burial. Evalina Jones Thompson died on April 17, 1894 in Gage Co., Nebraska. They are both buried in Dolen Cemetery, Gage Co., Nebraska, but the only Thompson marker remaining is the one for Martin. Children of Evalina Jones & Martin William Thompson were: Foster M. (1844), Elizabeth Jane (1845), Amanda Caroline (1849), William Richard (1850), Mary Elizabeth (1853), Evalina (1855), Lucinda (1858), John Flemin (1859), Pluma A. (1863) & Osta Emmer (1866) Thompson.
The Family of Martin William Thompson & Evalina Jones
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Samuel JonesSamuel Isaac Jones was born about May 27, 1825 in Grayson Co., Virginia. There is a male the right age group to be Samuel, age 5, in the household of William Jones on the 1830 census of Grayson Co., Virginia. His parents moved with their family sometime between 1830 to 1838 from Virginia to Ohio. There is a male the right age group to be Samuel, age 15, in the household of William Jones on the 1840 census of Lymins (Symmes), Lawrence Co., Ohio. Samuel married Rebecca Pethoud on Dec 18, 1845 in Lawrence Co., Ohio and they had 14 children. According to birth dates of their children, the family lived in Lawrence & Gallia Co., Ohio until about 1855 when they moved to Kansas. They had a child born in Kansas in 1857, but then moved to Nebraska about 1858. They had a child born in Nebraska in October of 1859, and they are listed on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska. Samuel Jones died on February 08, 1872 in Gage Co., Nebraska. He is buried in the Austin Creek Cemetery, NE 1/4 Sec 15, Midland Township, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. After Samuel's death Rebecca moved to Gooding, Idaho to live with her children. She died on December 22, 1900 in Gooding Co., Idaho at the home of her daughter Libby (Elizabeth) Dwyer, and she is buried there. Children of Samuel Isaac Jones & Rebecca Pethoud were: William Riley (1846), Mary Jane (1848), James (1849), Thomas (1849), John Thompson (1851), Sarah Ann (1853), Samuel Isaac (1854), Francis Marion (1857), Alvin Plummer (1859), Charles Augustus (1862), Leroy Clark (1864), Helen Weston (1866), Elizabeth Maria (1867) & Rebecca Alice (1869) Jones.
The Family of Samuel Isaac Jones & Rebecca Pethoud
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Isaac H. JonesIsaac Henderson Jones was born March 20, 1838 in Ohio. His obituary does not name his parents, but his death certificate lists his parents as William Jones, born Virginia, and Jane Sturgeon, born North Carolina. For unexplained reasons, there are no males under age 15 listed in the household of William Jones on the 1840 census of Lymins (Symmes), Lawrence Co., Ohio, although there is an unidentifed male age 15-19 in addition to Samuel, age 15. Isaac is listed in several documents later as being an uncle of the daughters of Evalina Jones Thompson, so that would mean that he was Evalina's brother, and that there was census taker error in 1840 in listing how old William's two sons were at that time. Another possibility would be that he was the son of someone else, and that William & Jane raised him as their son. Isaac was 13 years younger than the other children of William & Jane Jones. Jane died on August 14, 1848 when Isaac was age 10. Isaac is listed at age 12 with William Jones on the1850 census Symmes Twp, Lawrence Co., Ohio; both are listed in the household of Martin & Evalina (Jones) Thompson. Isaac's obituary states: "He came to Gage county, Nebraska, in 1856 and for a time was a pony express rider and freighter from Nebraska City west. He was at Pike's Peak as early as 1860 and for many years preceeding his death he was a prospector and miner in Idaho and Montana. He never married and has spent all his life on the frontier in advance of civilization." I have not found Isaac on the 1860 or 1870 censuses at this time. He is listed at age 42 on the 1880 census of Los Pinos Canyon, Conejos Co., Colorado. At that time his occupation is given as Laborer on Railroad Grade. Isaac is listed at age 62 on the 1900 census of Thompson Twp, Missoula Co., Montana. His occupation at that time was Miner of Ores. An article published in the DeWitt (Nebraska) Times-News on October 8, 1908 states: "Isaac Jones of Montana visited here this week with his neices, Mrs Pluma Rossiter and Mrs. Joyce. Mr Jones was one of the earliest settlers of Nebraska. Away back in 1858 and 1859 he rode for the Pony Express which operated between St. Joe and San Francisco. Mr. Jones's route being from Marysvllle, Kansas to Fort Kearney (Nebraska). He is remembered by such old settlers as John Barrett, Robert Nicholas and Frank Baker. His relatives had not heard from him for twenty six years." Isaac is listed at age 62 on the 1900 census of Thompson, Missoula, Montana, and at age 72 on the 1910 census of Thompson, Sanders, Montana. Isaac Henderson Jones died on May 23, 1913 in DeWitt, Saline Co., Nebraska at the home of John Minor Joyce. He is buried near the John Minor and Amanda (Thompson) Joyce family plot, in Oak Grove Cemetery, DeWitt, Neb. There is another Isaac H. Jones, born about 1822 in Virginia, who also lived in Nebraska (Richardson Co). I don 't know if there is any relation between the two Isaacs.
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