Unfindable Parentage For over a century.

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I've used wiki as a guest for years but I can't find the parentage for my 3rd Great Grandparents. I think they were both born some where in Kentucky and lived and died in Pike County ,  Indiana.

John James Jones was Born - 1820 to 1827 and died in 1897 In Pike County, Indiana. The most creditable source would be his civil war file which indicated he was born in 1920. Probably In Mercer County , Kentucky  but his civil war file says Boyle.  He severed in the Indiana 58th with his son. He's noted as Jones, James Sr. and his son is noted Jones , James Jr in their civil war rooster. Boyle wasn't a county until 1842.


Susannah Elizabeth Noe was born between 1823 and 1827 - It notes they were married in Casey County, Kentucky in 1844  but ? She died in Pike County, Indiana in September of 1884

Frequently any early genealogy on them is questionable. The only early genealogy we have on them is the 1850 Census in Boyle prior to 1850.


If anyone has any insight to this family and their parentage , I would be glad to hear from you.

Mom's their oldest living relative in my family at 88 and her GedMatch is - TB9446270

And my GedMatch is NH3789809

Their birth dates change in almost every census.

I'm not looking to pay for any genealogy help , I'm just trying to cover a broader scope in looking for them.
in Genealogy Help by Richard Hellstrom G2G3 (3.9k points)
edited by Richard Hellstrom
I have found that the census data is almost never right on about ages of those in the census - way off seems more common than close even - I am glad to find these census entries, but take the dates computed for birth dates with a lot of salt - good luck
They couldn't read or write so I'd say they sent the kids to go fill out the census for them. I think the civil war entry birth was right because it was from his own mouth. He said he was 44 years of age in his 1864 enlistment.

1850 Census Notes her being born in 1826 and him in 1826

The 1860 census notes her being born in 1824 and him in 1823

The 1870 census notes her being born in 1823 and him in 1816

The 1880 Census shows her being born in 1822 and him in 1819.

isn't that something.

They don't know where their buried and there is no obituaries or death certificates of any kind. Kind of odd for a civil war veteran. He has a federal grave marker though. There should be a complete BIO on all the civil war vets.

Some families note John James Jones  as being related to Mosias Jones 111 but that isn't right. Others show his father as John Jones ( 1790 )  and his mom as Elizabeth Lake (1792) . Then others note that Samuel Noe ( 1799-1880) was Susan's dad with her mom being Mary Rhoda Hughes. ?????????? I can't verify any of it.  There's a good chance she was born in the  same area  John was born in  - It's a hard area to research during this evolving period. UGH !

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Richard, I checked my Mercer County families and could not find John. Most of my families were in the Dixville area. Sorry.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
selected by Susan Laursen

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