Saturday, January 28, 2012

One Week in on the Blog

So I've finished my first week on the blog and will try to settle into a pattern for the next few weeks. I've been pleased with it so far and appreciate the input I've received. I'll be adding more extracts from the family history research I have previously collected on the Jones and O'Brien lines. With Rootstech coming up I'll also have something on it & their conference iPhone app (nicely done by the way). And the start of the new season of WDYTYA next week with Martin Sheen as the season premiere looks to be good.

A look ahead at upcoming posts:
- More on the Tennessee 5th Infantry's journey down the Tennessee & Mississippi Rivers to Mexico
- Jefferson County, Tennessee during the Civil War
- Women in the Family feature on Matilda Jane Lambert, wife of John J. O'Brien
- Music & Family History feature on Harry E. O'Brien, clarinetist & crystal reed mouthpiece inventor
- Jones family migration from Tennessee to Indiana in late 1870s
- Friday Photo


  1. Welcome to GeneaBloggers! I saw your blog featured there this morning. Since you mentioned both Jones and East Tennessee, I had high hopes to find a connection, but it doesn't look like it is so. Oh, well, after all, with Jones as the surname, what are the chances???

    Looking forward to following this blog and seeing how things unfold!

  2. Hi Jacqi, thanks for the comment. Most of my Jones line was in Jefferson County from the late 1790s up to 1879. I have some more digging to do but believe my Joneses came to Tennessee from North Carolina. I'm tracking Harwood, Thomas, William and Aquila Jones as they arrived in East Tennessee around 1786-1790. Harwood eventually went to Natchez, Mississippi in 1803. Thomas stayed in Jefferson County. William went to Clinton County, Ohio. As for Aquila, I'm not sure. But I have deed records showing they were in Grainger, Hawkins, Greene & Jefferson County as Tennessee was becoming a state. If any Joneses were in these counties are in your tree at this time, it might be worth comparing notes.

  3. Aquilla P moved to Clinton County. I located his obituary.


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