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1879 Jones Co. History
Wm Sweet b NY 1807 to Cedar Co, Ia in 1837 to Hale, Rome Twp in 1850. died
wife: Jane Blackmer b NY 1818
Lorena died 9/18/1855
Lenora died 5/18/1860
Milton L died 8/16/1864
Mary L died 12/23/1852
The Jones Co. WPA Gravestone Reading Book refers to a Sweet Cemetery in Hale
Dear Richard and all you other fine people...
Thank you for all your dilligent efforts. Do any of the records indicate age
of the bride or groom. I think I found a re-marriage, but would need to know
age of bride.
Anna M. Smith m. Chas A Crawford, 3/2/1881 Monticello Reg No. 1066, page
I hope there is some kind person there who could look this up for me.
Thanks. Mary in cold Georgia
I need some help.......... trying to find where a Thomas F. Lee and his wife
Mary Ann Carr Lee are buried............. I dead in July 1922.......... Mary
Ann Lee died in Anthon, Iowa and she was shipped to Dubuque. There it
ends....... the funeral Home Card does not include the Funeral Home to where
she was shipped.
I do know Thomas F. Lee died about 1880. So far have found they were
married at St. Patrick's Church I believe in Epworth. Any one have records
for the Cemetery there?
Thankyou Richard, Joanne and all the other genealogists who do such a great
job for those of us who have roots in Jones County, Iowa. Most of my
husband's family has ties to the county-Sopers, Foleys, Perrymans, Dimmitts,
Brundidges (Brundage), and Ellis'. You have certainly made my research much
Without a doubt, this group of Iowa Historians are the best! THANK YOU!!
I have found a second marriage for James H. Waldren to Mrs. Hannah Sweet.on
July 1, 1865. Can anyone offer information on this Sweet family? How long
was Hannah married to James H. Waldren?
Elizabeth Findley Fabritius
Richard Harrison does great work! What would we do without him?
I just want to let everyone know that after 1877 these marriages books have
additional information in them.
The age of the bride and groom is given.
The number of the marriage for each (for example, lst for bride, 2nd for
Where the marriage took place (for example, in the bride's home)
Of course, the individual that actually conducted the marriage ceremony.
The names of the witnesses.
We are currently working on transcribing the Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa.
So far the burials date from 1846 (maybe a removal from a more eastern site
in US) through the present. There are more than 4,000 burials. Yes, we will
do lookups now.
Richard, you are appreciated.
Treasurer, Jones Co. Gen Soc.
This is wonderful. I had just guessed at marriage dates for some of my Kings.
Anyone else interested in descendants of William King of Anamosa or Joseph King of Monticello? I am The gggranddaughter of their youngest brother.
Thank you for this info!! You have a great site!!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!
Marthann Kohl-great great granddaughter of William & Hannah (Fitterling)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Harrison" <JonesIowa(a)cs.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 4:22 PM
Subject: [IAJONES] MARRIAGE BOOKS
Due to the generosity of the Jones County Genealogy Society, Marriage Books
D, E & F have been posted to the Jones County site. Go to the Marriages
index page at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iajones/marriage/marriage.htm
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Hi Patricia, I saw your inquiry on the Howie family
of Jones Co and think I may be able to put you in
contact with someone who can help you. My mother's
first cousin is Margaret Katherine Siebels who married
Kenneth Howie. Margaret lives at 20778 215th Street
in Monticello, IA 52310. I spoke with her today and
she has some family information from her husband's
side and would be happy to share it with you via
regular mail. Margaret still lives on their Howie
family farm and says that the cemetery where Robert
and his wife Mary are buried are out in the country
about a mile from the farm. She said that also a
sister in law and a niece are buried in this rural
cemetery. That a brother of Roberts moved to the
Nebraska area and the wife and daughter stayed in
Monticello. Robert Howie was her husband's Great
Greatgrandfather. Margaret says that the family came
from Ayshire (sp?), Scotland. Hope this is of some
help to you. Regards, Sharon Brodersen Lindbloom
formerly of Jones Co now of Fort Wayne, IN.
--- PATRICIA DAVIS <tandtvw(a)msn.com> wrote:
> I am looking for any info. on the HOWIE family of
> Jones Co. Robert Howie (Howey, Hovey) came to Jones
> Co. in abt. 1850. In 1900 census he says he entered
> the US in 1840. He lists Scotland as his birth
> place. He settled in Monticello/Castle Grove w/ his
> brother (?) Hugh. He married Mary SPRINGER. He lived
> out his elder years in the household of his
> daughter, Libbie (Howie) BLACK. I am looking for any
> connections, and esp. for any information on where
> in Scotland he came from. He is buried there in
> Monticello - if anyone is able or willing I'd love
> to know if his grave marker has any Masonic or other
> insignia on it. Pls. email me for the graveyard
> location. Thanks!
> -Trish Davis
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I am looking for any info. on the HOWIE family of Jones Co. Robert Howie (Howey, Hovey) came to Jones Co. in abt. 1850. In 1900 census he says he entered the US in 1840. He lists Scotland as his birth place. He settled in Monticello/Castle Grove w/ his brother (?) Hugh. He married Mary SPRINGER. He lived out his elder years in the household of his daughter, Libbie (Howie) BLACK. I am looking for any connections, and esp. for any information on where in Scotland he came from. He is buried there in Monticello - if anyone is able or willing I'd love to know if his grave marker has any Masonic or other insignia on it. Pls. email me for the graveyard location. Thanks!