Is this the Thena Lawson that married Lewis Andrew Jones?

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We are researching our family and we have a death certificate of my Dad's Father that lists a Thena Lawson as the mother and Lewis Andrew Jones as the Father. They had several kids, Speaden Bennett that went by Ben, William Jessie or Willie who is on the death certificate, Louis Brown Jones who went by Brown, and a possible Daughter named Jo. Any information would be helpful. Thanks Donovan Jones
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Hi Donovan

Do you know any Birth years or dates for the children so we can help narrow down more information?

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Hi Donovan.

The name of the sister of your grandfather is Lucy. Your grandfather and his siblings are listed as the children of Salomon and Mary Smith in the 1910 US Census:

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Soloman Smith Head M 39 Georgia
Mary Smith Wife F 34 Tennessee
Ben Jones Son M 9 Texas
Willie Jones Son M 7 Texas
Lucy Jones Daughter F 6 Texas
Brown Jones Son M 3 Texas
Gother Cross Boarder M 23 Arkansas

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 August 2018), Gother Cross in household of Soloman Smith, Justice Precinct 7, Gregg, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 9, sheet 7B, family 102, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1555; FHL microfilm 1,375,568.

According to the original document, both of their parents were born in TX. Nor Solomon or Mary were their bio. parent.

Brown was living with Solomon and Mary on 1920:

There are records at FindAGrave for your g-grandfather Lewis Andrew, for your grandfather William Jesse and for Ben and Brown as well:

Other records that may be of interest to you:

  • US WW I Draft. Reg. Card of your g-grandfather Lewis Andrew:

  • Dead cert. of your g-grandfather Lewis Andrew:

You grandfather was the informant.

  • Your g-grandfather was living in the house of your grandfather on 1940:

  • Your g-grandfather travelled to Central America on 1927:

Hope the record above helps in your search.

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