In 1904 a family from South Wales, England, came through Ellis Island on their way to Elk County, PA.(I have the copy of the record)
One of the passengers was Rachael Jones on her way to be with her son JOHN D. Jones who lived in Elk County at the time.
She brought many of her family with her,
nephew John Williams born 1885 in Wales
Son JOSEPH born 1888 in Wales
daughter BLODWIN born 1893 in Wales
daughter AGNES born 1895 in Wales
another daughter that came with her was RACHAEL, born 1880 also in Wales, who was married to Edward Thomas (who was already in US) at the time and brought 2 small sons with her on the voyage - they are:
DAVID TOM THOMAS born 1901 in Wales (his birth cert is listed on line in the Free BMD index of UK) and
JOSEPH JOHN THOMAS born 1903 in Wales
I have been trying to track this family and hopefully find some living relatives, so far I have figured that some of them moved from Elk County, PA., to Monongalia County, WV., within a few years of immigrating to US.
The daughter BLODWIN I believe married a man by the name of Joseph Hall, he being born in England, they are listed in the 1920 Monongalia Wv census-
1920 census West Virginia, Monongalia Co., Cass dist 93
enum 3 Feb 1920
Hall, Joseph H head Rents m w 31 married im1904 to Pa, England, Scotland, Wales miner in Coalmine
Blodwin wife f w 27 marries im1904 alien Wales Wales Wales
Rachael dau f w 6 single PA Eng Wales
Agnes M dau f w 3 3/12 single Pa Eng Wales
Joseph H Jr son m w 1 11/12 Wv Eng Wales
JONES, THOMAS step-father-m w 78 Wales Wales Wales miner ( I believe this might be really his father-in-law)
---they also had a daughter named Blodwin Hall who is listed in the WV death certificates at the WV Division of Culture and History site, she was born and died in 1923.
Many of this particular family are buried in the East Oak Grove Cemetery - and I don't have access to those records.
The daughter RACHAEL Jones Thomas who was married to Edward Thomas is listed in the 1910 census, Indiana County PA., with the 2 sons that came with her plus one additional son:
Edward H Thomas born 1907.
At the time of the census she is listed as head of her own family but living in the home of John D Jones.
1910 census Pennsylvania, Indiana County, Green twp
enumerated on 4 may 1910 (im27/31ancestry)
Jones, John D head m w 34 mar15 bornWales fWales mWales im1883 naturalized miner rents house
Jenet A wife f w 31 mar15 7ch/7liv bWales fWales mWales im1903(need to look at this again in orig record)
David O son m w 14 single bWales fWales mWales
Blodwin M dau f w 11 single bWales fWales mWales
John D son m w 9 single bWales fWales mWales
Thomas son m w 7 single bWales fWales mWales
Robert H. son m w 5 single bornPennsylvania fWales mWales
Rachael dau f w 2 single bornPennsylvania fWales mWales
224/255-same home different family
Thomas,Rachael head f w 28 widowed born Wales fWales mWales im 1883 alien (mistake here she came in 1904)
David T son m w 8 single born Wales fWales mWales
Joseph J. son m w 6 single born Wales fWales mWales
Edward H son m w 3 single born Pennsylvania fWales mWales
--Obviously her husband Edward had died before 1910
For this family in the 1920 census I find
DAVID in the service: 1920 Census - (dt) Ohio, Ross Co, Scioto twp, Camp Sherman --Thomas, David T. soldier m w 18 single, year of immigration1905, alien, not naturalized, can read &w, born Wales & speaks Welsh, father born Wales, Mother born Wales, subject Speaks English, soldier Us Army, working -----I know this is him because I also have some of his service records.
I find JOSEPH J. in the home of his sister AGNES, who had married Daniel Jenkins, and also
I find EDWARD H. next door to Agnes in the home of John D Jones and wife Elizabeth.
the census reads as follows:
1920 census, Monongalia WV Cass dist 93
Jenkins, Daniel head rents m w 35 maried, born(Can't readbut I think it's PA) father born Wales, mother born Wales
AGNES wife f w 23 married, imigated1904, naturalized 1915, bWales, fWales, mWales
Leona L dau f w yrs and 4 months old, born PA, father bornPA, mWales
Daisy D. dau f w age 2 yrs and 5 months old, born Wv, fPA, mWales
Blodwin dau f w age 1yr and 2 months old, born Wv, fPA, mWales
THOMAS, JOSEPH J nephew m w 15yrs old, imigrated 1904 alien, bWales, fWales, mWales
Jones, John D head rents m w 34 married Pa Wales Wales
Elizabeth wife f w 23 married Pa Wales Wales
Thomas J. son m w 3 yrs and 9 months old, PA, Wales, Wales
Eva E dau f w 8months old, Wv Wales Wales
THOMAS,EDWARD H nephew m w 14 born PA, Wales, Wales
I know ther are some obvious mistakes made by the enumerator in the census, but I am certain that these are the peopleI have been looking for. So far I haven't found anyone working on the history of this particular family.
My intent is to somehow locate descendants of the children of Rachael Jones:
John D. Jones
Rachael Ann Jones Thomas
Blodwin Jones Hall
Agnes Jones Jenkins - who I believe probably later on married a man with the last name of Flowers since I have a letter from Agnes Flowers to David reading, "Dear nephew Dave"
I have solved part of a family mystery by finding this information, but still have the other part to discover.
If anyone knows of any of these folks please email me here or at my home address,
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