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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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The Marriage License of Thomas Avery and Margaret Buck

I love that genealogy is all about a shared past.  It means that you have “cousins” out there searching for common ancestors and with technology like blogs and genealogy websites it is so easy to share your findings with all these distant relatives.  I came across this scan of Thomas Avery and Margaret Buck’s Marriage Certificate on Ancestry.com a couple of weeks ago.  I already knew the marriage date and place but this was the first time that I had actually got to see the certificate.  It’s always exciting to see something that actually came from the time rather than just names and dates.  I am grateful to the person who found this and then decided to upload it for others to see and appreciate.

Thomas Avery and “Peggy” Buck were married in Rowan County, North Carolina on May 12, 1797.  A few years later, they would move to Harrison County, Indiana where they would spend the remainder of their lives.  In the grand scheme of things, Thomas and Margaret are my great-great-great-great grandparents ( I know it would be easier to say fourth, but sometimes it is more fun to write/say them all out).

Happy Researching!

 

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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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