There is much controversy about the first Elijah Jones that lived in Norwalk, Ct ca. 1740.After much researching, I have come to the conclusion that this Elijah Jones who married Martha Reed of Norwalk, Ct. on July 4, 1745 in the Darien Congregational Church, Darien, CT. and had seven children baptized there is not the Elijah Jones that married Jane Doty in New Jersey in 1749. Many people would like to tie this Elijah to Jane Doty in Morristown, NJ, but there is no way he could have been in two places at once and raising children and buying land in Norwalk.The times and places just don't match.If one looks carefully and does their homework, it is obvious who is the real Elijah Jones.
I can, so far,find no positive sources to tie Elijah back further, but I believe he is the son of Isaac Jones, and was born in Colchester, CT January 21, 1720.His ancestry then goes back to Josiah Jones and Lewis Jones, the original immigrant.
Elijah Jones, Jr. was born about 1750 in Norwalk, Conn.He served in 1776 with Continental Connecticut troops in the Revolutionary War as George Washington's messenger, Capt. Brewster's Regiment., and also in Capt. Ozias Company of Coast Guard called up to defend Norwalk in 1782.
Elijah Jones Jr. married Hannah Raymond, daughter of Simeon Raymond 08 Sep 1771 in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT..Together, they had 17 children, Anson Jones being the 16th of them. Anson met and married Mandane (Mandana) Holmes Smith in Newtown Point (Elmira), Ny 26 June 1822.Their children were: Sarah Maria Jones, Pearson Morehouse Jones, Jerusha Teressa Jones, Philander Jones, Claton Brown Jones, Eliphalet St. John Jones and Edmond Dean Jones.
Edmond Dean Jones was born in Newtown Point (Elmira), NY in 1845.He married Margretta Josephine MacCormac, daughter of Rev. William MacCormac and Mary Jane Neill, in Anamosa, Ia, 1868. They lived their early married lives in Springville, Iowa, later moving to Marshall Town and Des Moines.About 1907 they and most of their children came to Calif.He died in Los Angeles in 1935.
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