Searching for John Hugh Jones information.

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John Hugh Jones was born 17 Aug 1860 supposedly in Llansanan, Denbighshire, Wales. The birth location was handwritten in his Bible but I've not found him there. He came to USA in 1880 and went first to Chicago, where he met and married Annie Owens Jones. After a while they moved to Omaha, Nebraska where and his brother Evan (I want to know about him too but have no information other than the business partnership) owned  OMAHA SLATE AND ROOFING CO., Jones Bros. & Humphrey, 604 Paxton Building. I think his wife, Anne Owen Jones ran a hotel in Omaha but cannot find any proof of that.

Any information on John Hugh Jones' family in Wales will be most welcome. Thank you for reading this.
in Genealogy Help by D. Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (12.1k points)

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Received answer from Wales. John Hughes Jones (Use this name.)

Born St. Asaph sub district ,Denbighshire North (RHYL) Reference #

ASAPH/11/E426 .You can order birth Certificate from

LLandudno Register Office,Wales if they have it.

They also sent this Llandudno , on 01492 576625 not sure what this number

is.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
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John H Jones

United States Census, 1900

Name John H Jones
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Precinct 5 Omaha city Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
Gender Male
Age 40
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Years Married 13
Birth Date Aug 1860
Birthplace Wales Eng
Marriage Year (Estimated) 1887
Immigration Year 1880
Father's Birthplace Wales Eng
Mother's Birthplace Wales Eng

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

John H Jones Head M 40 Wales Eng
Hattie Jones Wife F 32 Wales Eng
Annie Jones Daughter F 12 Nebraska
Gladys Jones Daughter F 10 Nebraska
Maggie Jones Daughter F 8 Nebraska
Grace Jones Daughter F 5 Nebraska

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3Y5-T93 : 20 January 2015), John H Jones, Precinct 5 Omaha city Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 46, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,923.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
The census taker made a mistake here. The wife is Annie Jones and the oldest daughter is Kattie (Catherine) Jones.
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Wow, trying to trace John Jones! That is almost as much fun as William Smith!

In 1910, John H. Jones, 49 b. Wales, and his wife Anna, 42 b. Wales, lived on Maine Street in Herman, Washington County, Nebraska.  John was the landlord of a hotel and Anna was the cook.  Three daughters, all b. NE, lived with them: Gladis, 19; Margget, 17; and Grace, 14.  John came to the USA in 1880 has been naturalized. Anna came in 1882. They have been married for 23 years, and Anna has had 4 children, all still living. Six boarders are living with them.("United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLHW-HT9 : 29 October 2015), John H Jones, Herman, Washington, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 142, sheet 24B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,868.)

In 1900, John H. Jones, 40 b. Aug 1860 Wales, lived on Burt Street S., Precinct 5 Omaha city Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska, with wife Hattie, 32, b. Wales Jane 1868; and 4 children b. NE: Annie, 12 b. June 1888; Gladys, 10 b. Aug 1890; Maggie, 8 b. July 1892; and Grace, 5 b. July 1895. John and Hattie have been married for 13 years, and she has had 4 children, all living. John is a merchant (roofing). Both John and Hattie show that they came to the USA in 1880, and John has been naturalized.("United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3Y5-T93 : 20 January 2015), John H Jones, Precinct 5 Omaha city Ward 3, Douglas, Nebraska, United States; citing ED 29, sheet 3A, family 46, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,923.)

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
This information is new to me. I knew about the existence of a hotel in their life but nothing about it. Thank you very much.

However, I still would like information on his parents and other family members in Wales and any information about his brother Evan.

Thank you to all who have responded.
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I sent an e/mail too Wales.To see if they have the record and the cost.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
Thank you.
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In 1881, there is a John Jones b. 1860, living with parents Isaac and Winefred Jones in Llansannan, Denbighshire, Wales.  John was born there, as was his mother, but his father was born in Nantglyn, Denbighshire, Wales.(1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Image, Accessed at FindMyPast.com: Wales, Denbighshire, Registration District: St. Asaph; Parish: Llansannan; Archive Reference RG11; Piece 5533; Folio 71; Page 7.) BUT, this is in 1881, and John Hugh Jones says he came to the USA in 1880. Unfortunately, I have been unable to tie this John with the John Hugh Jones in Nebraska.

There is record for a marriage in Chicago for a John H. Jones and an Annie Jones on 5 Feb 1887. John was 26 and Annie was 20.("Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N764-88M : 26 December 2014), John H. Jones and Annie Jones, 05 Feb 1887; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,161.) This fits with the marriage in about 1887 (13 years) as shown on the 1900 US Census. Unfortunately there is no image of the record.  Although you could order a copy of the record, I'm not sure how much more you would learn, as these records generally only contain the names of bride and groom, their ages and places of residence, date of license, date of marriage and the name of the person who solemnized the marriage.

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
edited by Vic Watt
Thank you very much Vic. You have found the correct couple in Chicago.

Do you know how I can find a death certificate or any information regarding the death of Grace Owen Jones in Wales? She was the wife of Hugh Jones and the mother of Annie Jones. All I know is that she died prior to 1884 when Hugh and Annie came to USA. However, there may have been a divorce instead of a death. Any idea how I can find information?

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