I am still far from considering Maud vetted to even a minor degree. She is my Great-Great-Grandmother on my Jones side. She was the youngest child of General James Madison Estill (from earlier post) and Martha Ann Woods. She was born after Martha arrived in California from her cross-Panama trek from Missouri to join her husband who had come via wagon train. I need to dig through my notes to verify dates and logic but I know that Maud married James Dana Jones, a lawyer from New York and son to J. Wyman Jones and eventual disinherited son to the family fortune. Maud had 2 girls with James Dana Jones, Edith and Eleanor. James was reported to have a drinking problem and was divorced to Maud and then died young. Maud then lived in San Rafael California with her girls. She reportedly provided shelter to many after the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
** Note that in some documents her given name is spelled "Maude".
Name: Maud Estill Sex: Female
Father: Estill, James Madison Mother: Woods, Martha Ann
Birth: 17 Feb 1856 in California Census: 1860 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California Marriage: 24 May 1878 in Manhattan, NY, NY to James Dana Jones Census: 1880 in Englewood, Bergen, New Jersey Census: 1900 in Russian River, Sonoma, California Death: 23 May 1908