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Our family has a colorful history. We have farmers, militia men, soldiers, sailors, knights, war veterans, horse thieves, doctors, lawyers, politicians and members of royalty. Browse the notes below to review some of our illustrious and substantial ancestors back to England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Western Europe and Scandinavia.
I was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1947 to Neumon and Margaret Jones. I graduated from Cody High School in 1965. I enlisted in the USAF in May 1966. I married Patricia in June 1966. My first duty station was Edwards AFB, Kern County, California. Our first daughter was born there in 1967. We had four daughters. I also served in Izmir, Turkey and Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. I left the USAF in 1970 as a Staff Sergeant (E5). I served in the Air Force Reserve 1977 through 1989. I transferred to The U.S. Army Reserve and served eight more years.
I earned an Associates Degree from Macomb Community College in 1988. I completed a B.S. Degree (Liberal Arts) from Regents College (Now Excelsior College), Albany, New York in 1996. I completed a Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.) degree in 1999 from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
I married Barbara Ashba in Jan 2000.
I retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant (E8) in 1997.
I retired from Federal Civil Service in 2009.
I have nine grand children.
"Advance Directive" "To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists: ...". Note: In the event that I become unavailable or incapacitated, I want Amanda Jones to take over the profiles that I manage.
Magna Carta Surety Baron. Geoffrey (Geoffrey II) "The Younger" de Say Geoffrey II de Say was one of the twenty-five medieval barons who were surety for Magna Carta in 1215. Geoffrey II is the 24th great grandfather of Gerald.
Richard Warren. Born about 1578 in England, was a passenger on the Mayflower. According to his Mayflower passenger record, Richard was a merchant from London. Richard Warren was one of the forty-one adult-male signatories to the Mayflower Compact, composed upon the arrival of the Mayflower at Cape Cod Harbor in November 1620. He settled at Plymouth and in the 1623 division, Richard received an unknown acreage of land (probably two) for his passage aboard the Mayflower. He also received five acres for passage aboard the Anne; this was presumably for his wife and five daughters: Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigal, who arrived in 1623. Richard Warren is the tenth great grandfather of Gerald.
Anna Jones formerly Vassall was the mother of William A. Jones and the daughter of Captain Jean Vassall II. Jean (John) is the 10th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident). Sir John Vassall II was born in 1544 at Caen, Normandy, France. He was married three times. He died of the plague on 13 Sep 1625 at Stepney, Middlesex (London), England. John became an alderman of London, and in 1588 fitted out and commanded two ships of war at his own expense, the Samuel and the Little Toby, with which he joined the Royal Navy to oppose the Spanish Armada which was defeated.
Lawson Woodard Jones. Lawson was born on 18 May 1881 in Peeled Chestnut, White County, Tennessee. He was a Farmer. His father, Carroll, served as a Private in the Union Army. Lawson married Nancy Tina Sparks. The Jones line traces back to Wales in the 15th Century. Thomas ap Jones. Born before 1500 in Gwent, Wales. Thomas ap is the 16th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
William A. Jones was Generation One for the Jones line in America. He arrived from England to Accomack County, Virginia Sometime prior to 23 May 1663. He was transported as an Indentured Servant by Devorax Browne. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accomack_County%2C_Virginia) William is the 8th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
Lt. Morgan W. Brown, IV born 13 Jan 1758 in Grassy Islands, Anson County, North Carolina. Dr. Morgan W. Brown IV, 13 January 1758 – 23 February 1840. Served as a Lt. in the Revolutionary War (1776). He trained as a Physician but apparently did not seriously pursue a practice. He was the author of Queene Anne's County MD, The Brown Family. "He died in Davidson County, Tennessee, in 1840, at the advanced age of 82 years. He was a man of strong convictions and resolute purpose. He writes with great clearness, as well as force and vigor, and outside of his family history and genealogy, his sketch of the Revolutionary period in North Carolina is a valuable contribution to the history of that great struggle. Morgan is the fourth great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
Levi Sparks was born on about 1825 White, Tennessee, United States. He married Mary Polly (Roberts) Sparks. They were the parents of John P. Sparks. He died about 1865 at White County, Tennessee. Levi was a direct descendant of Squire Boone Sr. and Sarah Morgan, the parents of the pioneer Daniel Boone. Squire is the 6th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
Private Joseph Kittrell was born about 1803, in North Carolina. He married Martha Ann Thompson 7 Oct 1825 in Hamilton County, IL. She was born about 1810 in Ky. He served as a Private in the CSA at the age of 60 years during the Civil War. His son, Corporal William S. Kittrell enlisted in Company A, 22nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment (Murray's), Confederate States Army in 1862 at the age of 38 years as a Private and was discharged as a Corporal.
Charles H. Leggott. My maternal grand-father, Charles, immigrated from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. His Father Richard George Leggott immigrated from Belton, Lincolnshire, England to Lambton, Ontario, Canada. Belton has been the birthplace and home of the Leggott Family for numerous generations back to Roger Lygett. Descended from William Peircy through Ann Hill Percy. The House of Percy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  The House of Percy (old French Perci) is an English noble family. They were one of the most powerful noble families in Northern England for much of the Middle Ages. Mary "of Lancaster" de Percy formerly Plantagenet. Henry (Plantagenet) of Lancaster. Henry (Plantagenet) of Lancaster was a member of aristocracy in England.
Nancy Hanks and Gerald are third cousins four times removed (Confident). Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln and Gerald Jones are both descendants of William Hanks Sr.. Nancy Hanks Lincoln (c.1784-1818) "My mother, who died in my infancy, was of a family of the name of Hanks." A. Lincoln
Joseph Jencks I settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, by 1645. He was associated with the founding of the now historic Saugus Iron Works. He received the first American patent, issued from England, in 1646 for his invention of a water driven mill. The mill was used to produce scythes (another of his inventions) and other cutting tools. He was quoted as saying about his inventions that they were "for speedy dispatch of much work with few hands". He also made the first sawmill, fire engine and dies for the famous Pine Tree money, the earliest coinage minted in the colonies. He died in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, but his fame lives to the present day. Joseph Jenckes II. " Joseph Jenckes II is known as the founder of Pawtucket. A skilled ironworker, he had come to the New World to join his father, Joseph Jencks I, who had organized and operated the first American iron works in Saugus, Massachusetts." During his years in England Jenkes was a sword maker. He was in Hownslow, England, in 1638 when a daughter was buried. His arrival in New England is unknown, but may have been the unnamed blacksmith of Agamenticus River, Maine, in 1641. He was in Maine before 25 June 1642, when George Cleve forged his name on a petition to Parliament. His name is in the New Hampshire records 10 Nov 1642. and on a York River deed 16 Mar 1642/3. Joseph Jenks Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
Menzies. Dr. Duncan Menzies Born about 1675 in Dull, Perthshire, Scotland. Died after 25 Oct 1736 in Perthshire, Scotland. Duncan is the 7th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident). Dr. Duncan Menzies
Campbell. Sir James "2nd of Lawers" Campbell Born about 1498 in Lawers, Perthshire, Scotland. James is the 13th great grandfather of Gerald. James Campbell
Dundas. George Dundas aka 17th of Dundas Born before 1553 in Scotland. George Dundas aka 17th of Dundas George is the 12th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
Squire Boone Sr.. (1696 - 1765) Father of the Pioneer Daniel Boone. Squire Boone was born November 25, 1696 in Bradninch, Devon, England to George Boone III and Mary Maugridge Boone. He was born an English Quaker. Squire married Sarah Morgan September 23, 1720 in Gwynedd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Squire is the 6th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
Zachariah Jones and his brothers served in the War of 1812 as part of the Tennessee Militia with Brevet Major General Jackson. The Battle of New Orleans. Ensign Zachariah Jones served in the War of 1812 from 13 November 1814 to 13 March 1815 as an Ensign in Captain Danie Newman’s Company, 3rd Regiment Tennessee Militia under General Carroll. His unit was in the Battle of New Orleans. His brothers Prettyman and Thomas also fought in the Battle as Privates in Captain Matthew Cowen's Company of this Regiment. The Company was mustered into service on Nov 15, 1814 at Camp Flynes, Jackson Co. Tennessee.
The British attack got underway before sunrise on the morning of January 8, 1815. On the British left, Keane's infantry penetrated an unfinished redoubt, only to be brought to a grinding halt in front of the New Orleans Rifles and the 7th U.S. Infantry. Maj. Gen. Samuel Gibbs's column advanced against the American left center where his ranks were decimated by Tennessee and Kentucky militia. 
Ethnicity Estimate. Scandinavia 36% Ireland/Scotland/Wales 26% Great Britain (Primarily located in: England, Scotland, Wales) 25% GEDmatch ID: A843091 (Ancestry.com)
Updated 9/16/2018. England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 54% Ireland and Scotland 39% Norway 7%
Ethnicity Estimate Updated July 2020. Share You're viewing the latest update to your ethnicity estimate. Scotland 30% England & Northwestern Europe 28% Ireland 27% Germanic Europe 11% Wales 4% Additional Communities
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