I was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1947 to Neumon and Margaret (Leggott) 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 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.
Note: In the event that I become unavailable or incapacitated, I want Amanda Ledbetter (Jones-43237) to take over the profiles that I manage.
Eleanor "Countess of Arundel and Surrey" de Arundel formerly Plantagenet aka Lancaster, Born 11 Sep 1318 in Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales.
Eleanor Plantagenet was a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons
Hugh le Bigod and Roger le Bigod.
Eleanor (Plantagenet) de Arundel is a member of the House of Plantagenet.
Eleanor (Plantagenet) de Arundel was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
Eleanor is the 19th great grandmother of Gerald (Uncertain).
Richard Warren was a passenger on the Mayflower. Richard Warren is the 9th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
Captain Jean (John) Vassall II.
Born 1544 in Caen, Normandy, France.
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.
Squire Boone Sr. (1696 - 1765) Father of the Pioneer Daniel Boone.
Squire is the 6th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).
I have ancestors who served in the American Revolution. Lt. Morgan W. Brown IV was one of them. Enlisted in Third Regiment of SC under Col. Wm. Thomson. Fought at the Battle of Fort Moultrie (June 1776). Promoted to lieutenant, served with Ninth Regiment of NC as recruiting officer. After the war he settled in Cheraw Dist. SC by 1783. Served in the SC Senate 1789-1794. Married 22 Jan. 1784 at Long Bluff to Elizabeth Little, daughter of Wm. Little & Caroline Stewart.
I have ancestors that served in the War of 1812. Ensign Zachariah Jones born about 1781 in Sussex, Delaware was one of them. He fought in the Battle of New Orleans, along with his brothers, Prettyman and Thomas.
Predominant family name from my Paternal line. Extends out to the 14th Century. Includes soldiers, doctors, lawyers. 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.
My 10th great-grand-father, Captain Jean Vassall II, born in 1544 in Caen, Normandy, France, left as part of Huguenot Migration. 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.
Family name. Mary A. Gilchrist was born 27 Nov 1867 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales. She was an Immigrant from Wales. She married Henry A. Jenks. They were the parents of Nina Mary (Jenks) Leggott (My maternal grand-mother) and Harold Russell Jenks. She died 5 May 1921 at Detroit, Ward 1, Wayne County, Michigan.
William "the Carpenter" Hanks I was the gg-grandfather of Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln's mother. William is the 6th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident). His spouse Sarah (Woodbridge) Hanks. Sarah is the 6th great grandmother of Gerald (Confident).
My maternal line. They were part of the Puritan Great Migration. " 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."
Family surname. Paternal line. Farmers and militia men extending to the 16th Century in Wales. William A. Jones, b Bet. 1633 - 1644 probably England; d aft. January 16, 1665/66 liaison with Ruth Colledge or Gulledge b Bet. 1637 - 1647 probably England; d by 5 Sep 1694 in Sussex County. Sometime prior to 23 May 1663, William A. Jones and Ruth Colledge were transported to Accomack, Virginia as Indentured Servants by Devorax Browne, Browne was granted 1500 acres.
Family name. Farmers and soldiers of the local militia. William S. Kittrell was born on about 1824 in White County, TN. He was a farmer. He enlisted in Company A, 22nd Battalion, 38th Tenn. Infantry Regiment (Murray's), Confederate States Army in 1862 at the age of 38 years as a Private and was discharged as a Corporal. His father Joseph Kittrell served as a Private in the CSA at the age of 60 years during the Civil War in the 17th North Carolina Infantry (2nd organization). Military Company C.
My maternal line. They originate in Belton, England. Merchants and tradesmen extending out to the 16th Century. Gulielmus or William Leggott was born in Belton, Lincolnshire, England on April 16, 1690, the child of John and Margaret. He married Maria Goodall on November 30, 1738. They were the parents of John Leggott. He died in July 1740 at the age of 50. Belton was the home of the Leggott Family (Our line) for numerous generations, even to the present day.
Thomas Lincoln (1778 - 1851) and his spouse Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln (abt. 1784 - 1818) were the parents of President Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865). William "the Carpenter" Hanks I was the gg-grandfather of Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln's mother. William is the 6th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident). His spouse Sarah (Woodbridge) Hanks. Sarah is the 6th great grandmother of Gerald (Confident).
William Little Jr. Born 27 Sep 1729 in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, was a descendant of Richard Warren. When the Pilgrims were planning to leave Leyden, Holland, to migrate to the new world, they found that they needed to find financial investors and additional settlers. Several of the new recruits came from London, Mr. Richard Warren among them. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Vol. 18, Pt. 1: Richard Warren); edited by Robert S. Wakefield.
Richard Warren , 9th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident), 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. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Vol. 18, Pt. 1: Richard Warren); edited by Robert S. Wakefield. The Mayflower," WikiTree.com. (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:The_Mayflower)
Family name. Margaret Metcalf immigrated from England to Sarnia, Canada. She married Richard George Leggott (1843 - 1920). They were farmers in Sarnia, Lambton, West Ontario, across the river border at Port Huron, Michigan.
Branches off the Jones Line in 17th Century England with Anna Vassall Jones. Her father, Jean Vassall II, was a mariner who outfitted and commanded two war ships for the Royal Navy to fight against the Spanish Armada.
Gerald Jones's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Gerald or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Gerald:
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