Gerald Jones
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Gerald Jones

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Gerald N. Jones
Born 1940s.
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Gerald Jones has French origins.
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Gerald Jones has Welsh ancestors.
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Gerald Jones has English ancestors.
Gerald Jones is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.
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Gerald Jones has Scottish Ancestors.
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Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.
Map of Belton, England

Map of Lambton County, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
US Southern Colonies English, Spanish, & French

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.

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Research Notes

  • Magna Carta.

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.

  • Mayflower.

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.

  • Vassall Family.

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.

  • Jones/Sparks.

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).

  • Jones.

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 ( William is the 8th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).

  • 1776.

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).

  • The pioneer Daniel Boone.

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).

  • Kittrell.

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.

  • Leggott, Hill, Percy and Plantagenet.

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 [1] 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.

  • Lincoln.

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

  • Jenks/Jenckes.

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).

  • Scotland.

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).

  • Boone Family.

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).

  • The War of 1812.

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. [2]

  • DNA Origins.

Ethnicity Estimate. Scandinavia 36% Ireland/Scotland/Wales 26% Great Britain (Primarily located in: England, Scotland, Wales) 25% GEDmatch ID: A843091 (

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


  • First-hand information. Entered by Gerald Jones at registration.
  • Family records.
  • Carroll Jones.

Civil War pension records from the National Archives.

  • Wikipedia.
  • LINEAGE OF JONES FAMILY DELMARVA – Compiled by D. Mitchell Jones

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Hi Gerald,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Jen - I am no longer interested in belonging to the Ireland Project as I am no long very active in Wikitree. Thanks.


posted by Gerald Jones
Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in:
posted by Pam Kreutzer

Thanks for the reference.


posted by Gerald Jones
Dear Huguenot Migration Project Member,

Greetings! Thank you for being a badged member of the Huguenot Migration Project here on WikiTree. We have sent all badged members of this Project messages to see if you are still interested in this Project. We have Not received a reply from You. Please, Reply, today – whether or not you wish to keep the Project Badge. This is the final message. If you do Not Reply by this Sunday, March 20, 2022, regretfully we will remove your Project badge.

Pam Kreutzer, co-leader of Huguenot Migration Project

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Pam - I would like to remain a project member. Gerald
posted by Gerald Jones
Gerald, we're glad your remaining in the project. Thank you for replying. Pam
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Gerald, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Ms. Kreutzer,

Thank you sou much. I would say that great-grand father Pvt. Carroll Jones would be pround, but he was a grumpy old guy when he died in his eighties with 3 wives and eight children. I would be proud to continue as a project member. Access to the National Parks Service data base is free for veteran look-up.

Best regards,


posted by Gerald Jones
Gerald, first thank you for your service! Glad your remaining part of the Civil War Project. Thank you Pam
posted by Pam Kreutzer

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi SJ Baty,

As I am no loner very active in Wikitree, as my profiles are about as complete as I can make them, I will have to defer membership in the 1776 Project,

Thanks so much.


posted by Gerald Jones
Thanks for letting us know Gerald. When you're ready to return, please let us know. The door is always open to you!

best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
Hi Gerald,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders, I am doing a check-in with members to see if you were Active in the US_Southern_Colonies (US SoCOL) in the last two months. Please reply with whether you have been active in work for the last two months in

Your work for US Southern Colonies might include Teams, Bio Builders, Quality Assurance, Sourcing, Profiles, Stickers for Southern Colonies, Categories for Southern Colonies, Managed Profiles, PPP profiles, Arborists, Data Doctors for Southern Colonies

Please notify me of this activity or you can post a message on my page here: (If you do not know which team you are on, then contact me for clarification)

Thanks for your help.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator, Membership

posted by Mary Richardson
I have not been active in the project.
posted by Gerald Jones
Thank you for your response, Gerald. The leader will remove the badge from your paga and the project. Please know if you wish to rejoin again at a later time, just answer the ad on g2g.


Mary Project Coordinator, Membership

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi! You didn't reply to the January 2021 check-in for the US Southern Colonies Project - just wanted to give you a last shout-out before removing your Southern Colonies project badge. If you'd like to stay a member of the project, please reply to this comment. (The project's participation requirements are that you join a Team - you are listed as a member of the Province of Maryland Team - and respond to the check-ins.)


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
P.S. You may have missed the check-in notice, since you're not a member of the Project's Discussion Group ... not sure why you're not, since one of the requirements of the project when it was re-launched in May 2020 was that all members join that Google Group.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Liz - Please keep me on the project. Best regards, Gerald
posted by Gerald Jones
yay! Thanks for the reply :D

If you'd like to be added to the Discussion Group, please send a join request to it (with your WikiTree-ID so we know it's you) or send me a private message & I can add you.


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Gerald!

I’ve not heard back from you regarding the Scotland Project check-in. I hope you are well and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

~ Amy

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Amy,

I am no longer active in the project.



posted by Gerald Jones
Thanks for checking in, Gerald. We're sorry to see you go. You're always welcome to rejoin in the future!
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin

We'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Gerald,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

Hi Gerald,

We haven’t heard back from you concerning the Scottish Clans Transition. If we haven’t received a response from you by 28 March 2020, you will be welcome to rejoin by answering the current g2g thread for joining the Scotland Project.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Sarah,

Thought I answered that. I wish to go forward under the new Scotland Project format.



posted by Gerald Jones
Why, yes you did. My apologies. I will update the spreadsheet and make sure you are listed on the team.

Thank you, Sarah

posted by Sarah Mason
Hello Gerald,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Sarah,

Please include me with the Scotland Project.



posted by Gerald Jones
Hey Gerald,

I have the Dillard Annuals posted to WikiTree.


posted by Mags Gaulden
Noticed you are cleaning up all the duplicates with those Webbs! Whew! Really needed! Thanks, Mary
posted by Mary Gresham

I added a change and a comment to:



posted by SJ Baty
Hi, Gerald!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Gerald,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Gerald,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


Hi Gerald,

You will want to switch your "french_roots" followed tag to "france". Please check this out:


Hi Gerald,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Southern Pioneers. Below is a quick checklist for active members:

1) Checked the Southern Pioneers Project for ways to contribute.

2) Added Southern_Colonies and Southern_Pioneers TAGs.

3) You replied you are monitoring the Google Groups.

Please try Stickers on profiles to show your roots.

Thank you!

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Gerald,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies

1) Were you active in the recent months in Southern Colonies. What contributions ?

2) Have you joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or have you worked on other subprojects?

3) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson

To add a sticker about being descended from Magna Carta Surety Barons, you could copy/paste the following:

Magna Carta Project logo
Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.

More coding options are on this page:

Cheers, Liz

P.S. Feel free to delete my previous comment.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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