Our goal is to document and preserve our Jones family history for future generations. Early ancestors include William Edward Jones of Wales who emmigrated in about 1857 and settled in Oneida County, New York; William and Hannah Davis, also of Wales, who came to Oneida County in 1837; Richard Bullock and Elizabeth Ingraham who came here from England in 1643 and settled in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; George Frederick Sommers and Rosanna Christina Timber of Germany who came to Herkimer County, New York in 1856; and Thomas and Susan Harvey of England who settled in Oneida County in 1855.
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William Edward Jones emigrated to Oneida County, New York from Wales in the mid-1850s. He soon married Mary Ann, probably the daughter of William and Hannah Davis, also from Wales, who arrived in about 1837. They had two children, Hannah and William Jr., before Mary Ann was widowed. William was probably a casualty of the Civil War, but we have found no confirming records. She later married Richard Williams and had six more children; Israel, Victoria, Watkin L., Edith M., Ray and Everett L. All but Edith and Everett died young.
Richard Bullock was born on 16 Jul 1622 in Essex, England. He emmigrated to Rehoboth, Massachusetts in 1643 where he married Elizabeth Ingraham, also born in Essex. In 1804, their great-grandson, Shubael, took our line to Vermont and then to Oneida County, New York. Shubael's great-great grandaughter, Harriet S. Bullock, married Earl T. Jones, the grandson of William Edward and Mary Ann Jones. Harriet and Earl raised four daughters on a dairy farm at North Gage in Deerfield Township, New York; Frances, Wilna, Marjorie and Ardith.
John Thompson found an interesting trove of family records at his Mom's place, including an 1883 letter to Irving Bullock from Dexter and Willis Bacon, his cousins in Newburg, Minnesota. We've added that family to our database with this update. Our database now has records on 240 descendants and spouses, with 72 surnames. Family group pages include the sources we've used to validate our information. Click here to review the page for Richard Bullock. Click on an earth icon to launch a map of birth, death or marriage locations. You can also find map coordinates for those locations and the distance between any two places.
Among the records John Thompson found at his Mom's place were pictures of George, Emma and Jerome Sommers. We've added those to this album. The one of George is a tintype. We now have 35 photos in the album. The earliest are from the late 1800s. If you have some old family photos we'd appreciate it if you would share them with us. ... browse the album.
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