I have been doing genealogy on my JONES and BURNS families for about 1 1/2 years. I have made tremendous progress in Illinois & Iowa, but am at a standstill once I trace back into Ross County, Ohio. Let me share what I know--maybe someone will have some clues or be researching these families. I'm wondering if there are cemetery inscriptions for Paint Twp. that might hold a clue in obtaining names of parents or siblings.
Cenus and burial records tell me that Spakeman ( Speakmon, Speckman) JONES was born in Ohio about 4 Jul 1813. I find his name to be unusual--where did it come from--is it a maiden name? He died in Fulton County, Illinois 20 Jan 1873.
Census and burial records tell me that Elizabeth BURNS JONES, wife of Spakeman, was born in North Carolina about 28 Jan 1814. She passed away in Fulton County, Illinois 6 Aug 1868.
They were married in Highland County, Ohio 17 Dec 1838. They appear on the 1840 census in Ross County--Paint Twp. Living beside them is a William JONES which I assume to be a brother. Also in Paint Twp. is an Ellis JONES. I believe they are related, but I don't know how.
Children's names of Spakeman and Elizabeth JONES include:
I know nothing at all about Elizabeth Burns except birth, death, marriage, and children.
I've been following the list, but don't remember if anyone has mentioned cemeteries in the Paint Twp. area. Is there a a book of cemetery inscriptions for Paint Twp? I am looking for any Jones or Burns that could possibly be the parents of Spakeman or Elizabeth Burns Jones. I'm hoping their children carry some family names that might give me a clue.
Thanks so much for your time and assistance.
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