Saturday, June 19, 2010

Finding a Connection

In planning on my trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City this month, I chose to focus on my 7th Great Grandfather, Stephen Jones of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. I hoped to find a document that more clearly links him to my 6th Great Grandmother, Harriet (nee Jones) Ward Franconi.

Stephen Jones (1763-1842) was married to Keziah Strawn (1773- prob. bef. 1831), daughter of John and Keziah (nee Dennis) Strawn AKA Straughan of Washington, then Greene County, Pennsylvania. Between 1801 and 1802 Stephen moved his family to Hamilton County, Ohio, and settled north of Cincinnati, in the area that became Butler County, Ohio.

Researchers have listed their children as: John (b. ca 1795 PA), Hiram (b. 1796 PA), Lydia (b. ca 1797 PA), Rachel (b. 1798 PA), Moses (b. 1799 PA), Hannah (b. 1800 PA), Elizabeth (b. ca 1801 PA), Stephen (b. ca. 1802 OH), Phoebe (b. ca 1803 OH), Harriet (b. ca 1804 OH), Mary Ann (b. ca 1805 OH) and Benjamin (b. 1806 PA).

Much more on this family to come. Comments from anyone researching the family of Stephen and Keziah (nee Strawn) Jones are welcome.

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