Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stephen Jones, an Introduction

This blog chronicles the life of Stephen Jones of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, who served in the New Jersey Militia during the Revolutionary War. He married Keziah Strawn of Washington County, Pennsylvania, daughter of John and Keziah (nee Dennis) Strawn; they had at least a dozen children. Stephen is later found in Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois.

Because of Stephen Jones' extraordinary connections to history through the Revolutionary War, and later the early growth of the LDS church, it has been possible to find historical records which refer to him. In addition, 2 precious letters written by him to his children have been carefully preserved by his descendants. I have attempted here to provide details of his life with proof, as much as possible. Additional proof is needed for some of his children. I would be happy to hear from anyone who has additional research. Please email me.

I present this blog to preserve the history of this American Patriot, and to benefit any with an ancestral connection to this man. The best way to read this blog would be in reverse order, beginning with the oldest post; details of his life would then read in chronological order.

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