I'm beginning my search for my wife's Jones family. An article written for
the Gallia Times (Gallia County, Ohio, USA) in 1921 indicates that John
Jones was born about 03 Sept 1795
[quote] ..in the parish Cilcinin, Carnigershire, South Wales. [unquote]
John married Elizabeth "Betty" Samuel in 1822, and they
[quote] commenced housekeeping on a little farm in Wales named Tyn Rhos.
After 16 years, in May 1838, John, his wife, and their children along with
four other families sailed from Aberyswyth to Liverpool thence to America
aboard the "sail-ship" Oceola..
John had a brother Daniel born abt. 1807 who married Sarah (last name
possibly Davis or Davies) born abt. 1805. Daniel and Sarah and their child
accompanied John and Elizabeth.
These families arrived in New York 30 June 1838, and a little over three
weeks later they settled in Gallia County in an area which became known as
I have been able to determine John and Elizabeth's children other than
daughter Jane who married her cousin John D., one of Daniel's two sons.
Any information regarding the parents of John and Daniel, Elizabeth Samuel,
and Sarah (possibly Davis/Davies) would be greatly appreciated.
Chattanooga Tennessee USA