Christopher Childs is a Wonderful WikiTreer

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Christopher thank you for all your work on the Jones family. It is amazing that by tracing an ancestor from the Mountain Empire of Southwest Virginia I made a connection from my mother’s paternal Leet/e Guilford side and a link to Mary Bushnell who was born in the town where my mother’s maternal side has been for generations. That William Leete was closely connected to Jones is another one of those magical geneological moments.
WikiTree profile: Christopher Childs
in Appreciation by Melanie Ham G2G1 (1.0k points)
Thank you, Melanie!  I'm very glad if any of my work -- or that of others who've contributed to the profiles of Thomas Jones and his offspring & his Guilford associates -- has been helpful.  I'm very interested in any connections between Guilford folk and Virginia, since, as noted on Thomas's profile, there's an open question about whether the line of Thomas's alleged parents -- John & Anna (Vassal) Jones -- actually connects to Connecticut (pun not intended), or (or perhaps, "and"?) connects to Virginia.

FYI -- and for others interested in the Joneses of Connecticut and western Massachusetts -- our family recently discovered a sheaf of some 250 paper forms, filled out by my grandfather Henry Champion Jones in the 1890s, each one giving the core data for a different member of the extended family... starting with Thomas's son, Samuel.  These will eventually all be digitized and, thanks to another WikiTreer who volunteered his assistance, will be made publicly available.  It may take a while, though, before that happens -- the old forms are faded, and I need to copy every one with the print darkened to full legibility before they can be successfully scanned!

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A Family of Magnifiques !!!!

by Gerald Baraboo G2G6 Pilot (961k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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Very well done, Christopher! yes

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)
Thanks, Pip!  -- See above for a bulletin about the Joneses...
Those old docs.... absolutely wonderful! I wish someone in my fam had done the same. I commend you for taking that on and all that entails.
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Christopher is a great collaborator and a pleasure to work with on mergers.
by Ron Campbell G2G6 (6.0k points)

Thanks, Ron! smiley

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