We are researching the family JEANES.Our earliest known verifiable ancestor is Edward JANES, b. 1760 probably in Pr. George Parish, MD, m. Martha in 1792, d. 1839 in Laurens SC.His children were Elizabeth, Masham (Massom), Lloyd, and Edward Jr.It is believed that he had a brother named Joseph, b. 1755, m. Martha Odell abt 1775, d. Unknown in Laurens, SC, and that his father was also an Edward JANES, b. 1711, m. Ann abt 1752, d. abt 1800.This Edward's (1711) father is believed to be Joseph JANES, b. Unknown, m. Elizabeth, d. abt 1719 in Pr. George Parish, MD.The surname was somehow changed to JEANES with Masham JANES' children and with James Ovid JANES' (son of Joseph (1755)) children.It is possible that this JANES family is descended from the William JANES who was born in England in 1610 and emigrated to Massachusetts in 1637 with his wife and two or more children.Any help with the ancestry will be greatly appreciated, and any descendants also may contact me.Thank you.