Posts Tagged With: Daniel Sydney Jones

Wedding Wednesday: Daniel S. Jones (#1) and Nancy Brown

Daniel and Nancy (my great-great grandparents) were married in Schuyler County, Missouri on September 27, 1869.  Strangely enough, the only two “brick walls”  in my genealogy research come from  one parent each of Daniel and Nancy.  They spent the rest of their lives in Schuyler County and are buried there in Darby Cemetery.

I found this image on ancestry.com. I have been to Schuyler county several times as we still have family there but those were my pre-genealogy days. I will have to make sure to stop by the courthouse the next time we are there and get a look at the original.

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Wordless Wednesday: The Family of Daniel Sydney Jones (#1)

So I use this photo as the cover photo for the blog and thought maybe I should tell you who it is.  I love a good family photo and this one has always stood out for me.  Probably because I am visually reminded that Daniel Jones (#2) is the only male of the family after the death of his father.

L to R: Daniel Sydney Jones, (#2) Nancy (Brown) Jones, Annie (Jones) Jackson, Elizabeth Emily (Jones) Brook, Mary Frances (Jones) Shepard, Jane Myrtle (Jones) Gibson, Bertha (Jones) Pottorff, and Grace (Jones) Jefferies.

This is the family of Daniel Sydney Jones (#1…According to my grandma, they were not Sr. and Jr.  They just had the same name so I refer to them as #1 and #2) at his funeral in February of 1916 in Schyuler County, Missouri .  This photo includes his wife and all of his living children.

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Daniel Jones and Lucretia Tallman Marriage Certificate

For the purpose of this blog, Daniel Sydeny Jones (#2) and Lucretia Tallman are to beginning of the tree, so I thought it a good idea to start with something from them.  This is a copy of their marriage certificate from the city of Bloomfield in Davis County,  Iowa.

Daniel and Lucretia met and lived in Schyuler County Missouri.  Daniel was a school teacher and Lucretia one of his students.  I know what you are thinking because I thought the same thing when I first found this out.  I don’t know if there was any sort of scandal attached to this or not.  Even my grandma (their daughter) didn’t’ know the full details.  From what I can gather, it doesn’t seem like it was too big of a deal.

Again, I am unsure of the reasons, but on the fourth of July while attending a fair or carnival of some sort just over the state border in Bloomfield, Iowa, they decided to just go ahead and get married.

However it happened, from what I can gather from my grandma, they were quite happy in their marriage.  They spent a good deal of their marriage in Schuyler County, Missouri and that is where 6 of their 7 children were born and spent most of their childhoods.  They then moved to Colorado, where they had their “oops” baby (my grandma) and spent the rest of their days farming the plains just east of Colorado Springs.

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My Genealogical Starting Point

A younger Daniel Sydney Jones

The best place to start is at the beginning, right?  So that is where I will begin this blog.  My Great- Grandparents on my grandma’s side are my genealogical starting point.  For this blog, this is the commencement of the line I will be following.  There is no point in overwhelming myself (or anyone else) is there?

Daniel Sydney Jones and Lucretia Tallman are my great-grandparents.  They met and were married in Schyuler County, Missouri and then later moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado for health reasons.  They had seven children and I count myself very lucky to be the granddaughter of their youngest.  They were farmers who made it through the great depression, parents who dealt with tragedy as they learned of their son’s death during WWII, and while I never got the chance to meet either of them, what I do know of them makes me proud to call myself their descendant.

I have a great deal of information on Daniel and Lucretia and will post more information as I go along.  I just wanted to start off with a little introduction to the beginning of my line before I got in any further with their branches.

Here is the link for my family tree on Ancestry.com if you would like to check and see if we have some common ancestors.

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