Hi there! Since you've made it this far, I'll try to make this homepage as informative as I can. To date, my wife Diane (I affectionately call her "Dink") and I have dabbled with our respective genealogies since 1993, or so. If you ever pass a cemetery during your "cruises" in southern Wisconsin or elsewhere in the U.S., and notice a good-looking couple armed with digital camera, notepad, laptop, Steel-brush, and gardening tools...it's probably us! <grin>THANKS for visiting this site and THANKS in advance for your input in the form of corrections and/or photos!
My PATERNAL side:
BILLMAN, BLUNT, BRIGHT, CESSNA, CHAPIN, CHAPMAN, CULLISON, DEBOIS/DUBOIS, DELONG, DEVOLL, DIVAN, DRAKE, ELEY, FRY, HAMPSHIRE, HARRIS, HUFFMAN, JONES, KING, LIZAR, MCVEY, MCCAMENT/MCCAMMENT, MCVICKER, MILLER, MORTON, MUMMEY, PORTER, RINE, SMITH, RANDALL, SAK/SACKER, SCHMOLDT, SHAFER/SHAFFER/SCHAEFER, SHOULTS, SHRAKE, TERMAN, TILTON, UNDERWOOD, VANWINKLE, WESTBROOK, WOODS, and VOGT. Primary known locations are MARYLAND, OHIO, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, GERMANY, PRUSSIA, RUSSIA, ILLINOIS, and WISCONSIN.
My MATERNAL side:
ALLERTON, BARBER, BURGESS, COGGINS, DELANEY, FALLON/FALON, GAVOILLE/GARVOILLE, GRINNELL, HALL, HICKS,HIGBEE/HIGBIE/HYGEBED, HOPKINS, MOLLOY, MOSCHKAU, PARISH/PARRISH, PRATT, PRIEST, RANSOM, ROLFE, SLATTERY, SNOW, SPAULDING, THOMAS, TOMLINSON, and WATERMAN. Primary known locations are CONNECTICUT, ILLINOIS, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, HOLLAND, ENGLAND, IRELAND, and WISCONSIN.
I will gladly exchange information. Thanks in advance 0¿0
Acknowledgements: This homepage and its contents would not have been possible without the painstaking but cooperative efforts of: Art Olson (WI), Cliff Hall of Cambridge, WI (ANCESTORS) (deceased and fondly remembered), Carol and Gale Higgins (WI), M.A.K. Schneider(WI), Susan Whitewater (WI), Jayne Lovelace, Mike Ransom (OR), Gwen Oliver, Diane Jones (wife), Richard Empson (UK), Norma Cullison Myers (deceased and fondly remembered), Kent Marsden (WI), Jeanne Zingsheim (AZ), Jack Eley (OH), Mike Jones (GA), Shelby Cernoch (WI)(deceased and fondly remembered), Ruthe & Floyd Whitney (WA), Jerry Whitney (WA), Bill Hall (MA), Darlene Alves, Janet Jones Wilson (WI), Donna J. Wills (OH), Carla Chaney (OH), Russell G. Drake (CA), Helen Valenza (WI), Jody Cullison (OH), R. Stellman (TX), Bulah Mae Wadman (KS), Bill Johns (OH), Nick Jackson (UK) and many of my patient family members. And let's not forget all those wonderful Internet contributors who seek the same information. My sincerest thanks to all!
Footnote: Since I'm a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Navy, I hope to receive some hits from some of my old buddies who were stationed at places like NavCommStaPhil, San Miguel, Philippines (late 1971-late 1973), or NAF Lajes, Azores (1973-1975),or Coastal River Division 21, Great Lakes, IL (which was soon disestablished), or NAS Glenview, IL...where I was finally discharged in June of 1977. Diane and I moved back to Madison, WI after my Honorable Discharge from the Navy (E-5/RM2). We moved to the "burbs" in 1993 to Oregon, Dane County, WI; the oldest village in Dane County, WI and it is here where my mother, Donna Mary Coggins and her parents lived.
Some of DIANE'S FAMILY SURNAMES are: BARTLETT, BEASLEY, BUCHANAN, BUCKLEY, DOLNICK, GRIEVES, HARTLEY, HARVEY, LARUE, LEACH, LEECH, MAHONEY, MANN, MILLER, MISCHKE, MUSSER, PAINTER, PEARCEY, PIPPIN, RUDESILLE, RUTLEDGE, SANDERS, SHANNON, SHARP, SMITH, SPENCER, SPRING, STRAND, THORPE, THORP, UTTERBACK, and WASSER.
- Larry Glen Jones & Diane Elaine Strand (196 KB)
This is a photo of myself, my son Tony and wife Diane having some fun in the backyard.
- Wilhelmina Caroline Schmoldt Sacker (126 KB)
My great-grandmother - Wilhelmina Caroline Schmoldt Sacker attended my parents' wedding and reception, February 1950.
- Joseph Sacker & Wilhelmina Caroline Schmoldt (308 KB)
This is my paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Sacker, his wife Wilhelmina Schmoldt, my grandmother Edna and her younger sister Marie, and Edward.
- Platmap of Sylvester Township 1918 (307 KB)
This is a copy of the 1918 Sylvester township platmap showing acreage of George E. Jones Sr, near Juda, WI. The current owner has only 40 acres (2001).
- George Elmer Jones Sr & Deretta "Belle" Porter (32 KB)
These folks are my paternal great-grandparents.
- My dad - Lee Jones and his love for cars (123 KB)
My dad always had a love for cars! Notice the "spit-shine" on his 1937 Pontiac!
- Major Arthur Emmett Ransom (383 KB)
This is a clip of a son of Nathaniel Carpenter Ransom.(From the collection of Arthur Olson, Madison, WI.)
- George Elmer Jones Jr & Edna Josephine Sacker (143 KB)
This is a photo of my paternal grandparents, Edna Josephine Sacker and George Elmer Jones Jr.
- Helen Slattery Garvoille & Teresa Slattery Coggins (122 KB)
Left to right: Helen Slattery and her sister Teresa Slattery (my grandmother). The photo is believed to have been taken in Brooklyn or Belleville, WI. The timeline is unknown.
- Charles John Coggins & Hall grandchildren (93 KB)
My maternal great-grandfather Charles J. Coggins with grandchildren. left to right: Charles Robert Hall, his siblings Kenneth William Hall, Kathryn Hall, Vernice Hall and Charles John Coggins. From the collection of Cliff Hall.
- Lucy Higbee Coggins (235 KB)
My maternal g-grandmother Lucy, wife of Charles J. Coggins and her children; Edna and Winifred. The small statured gentleman is Charles Parish, cousin and business partner of Charles Coggins. He resided with the Coggins family until his death in 1929 at the age of 73. (From the collection of Cliff Hall).
- Glenwood "Glenn" Coggins & Teresa Marie Slattery (536 KB)
My mother's parents' wedding photo. Left to right: Glenwood Coggins, Alex Garvoille, Helen Slattery Garvoille, Teresa Slattery Coggins (seated).
- My Grandparents with my father about 1930. (254 KB)
Edna Josephine Sacker Jones and George Elmer Jones Jr with their son (my father) Leland Cecil "Lee" Jones...early 1930s.
- Leland Cecil Jones & Donna Mary Coggins (65 KB)
My father and mother, Leland Cecil "Lee" Jones and Donna Mary Coggins.
- Jones Family Photo circa 1920? (180 KB)
We only recognize a few individuals. Frances Jane Jones Lizar is wearing the tall black hat.Her daughter, Ivah Lizar Schmitt and grand-daughter Eleanor Schmitt are to her right. (Photo courtesy of Carol Higgins)
- George Elmer Jones Sr Family Portrait (418 KB)
Top row left ro right; Flora, Charles "Tod", George Jr, Frances, Ralph, Frank, Belva. Bottom row left to right; Joseph, George Sr, Deretta, William, and Cecil "Bud" "Reed". Timeline of photo unknown.
- Mary Dowling Molloy (124 KB)
My maternal 3rd great-grandmother.
- George Washington Higbee & Family (159 KB)
My maternal G-Great Grandfather and family. Sitting left to right: Lillian Higbee (sister of my g-grandmother Lucy Coggins), who married Lewis Larson; George Higbee; and wife Serena Ransom. Lillian's kids: Charles, Reuben, Catherine, and Ernest Larson. (From the collection of Arthur Olson, Madison, WI., ggrandson of Serena and George Washington Higbee).
- Larry Glen Jones 1975-77 (192 KB)
This was the Communications crew I worked with at Naval Air Station, Glenview, IL. I was honorably discharged from this duty station. (I am the skinny little guy, 1st left - front row).
- Fallsburg Cemetery, OH (55 KB)
This is the site where my Miller, Shoultz, and Cullison's rest.
- Edna Josephine Sacker & George Elmer Jones Jr (485 KB)
This is a photo of my paternal grandparents during their farming days in Brodhead, Wisconsin. (Photo early circa 1960's.)
- Ransom Brothers (39 KB)
Photo left to right: Harvey Ransom, Anson Button Ransom, Nathaniel C. Ransom.(From the collection of Arthur Olson, Madison, WI).
- George Elmer Jones Sr, his Juda, WI farm. (353 KB)
This is an early photo of the "Wide Valley" farm of my great-grandfather, George Elmer Jones Sr. early 1900s. His successful farm of 347 acres (1918 Plat Map) was sold in 1941. It was located about 1 mile north of Juda, WI.
- Sacker Family_Color Enhanced (178 KB)
This photo of my g-grandparents was restored and color-enhanced by an Internet acquaintance from Ontario who "plucked" the original black & white photo from one of my family websites. He has a hobby of photo restoration. For some reason, this particular photo was chosen as his subject photo to restore, and I'm glad he did!(Thanks "MC"!)
- Alice Josephine Jones Eley (57 KB)
This is a photo of a daughter of my g-great grandfather, Joseph Jones and his 1st wife Eleanor "Ellen" Miller. Alice Jones, b: November 8, 1857 d: February 18, 1928.(From the collection of Jeanne Zingsheim).
- Ira C. Campbell ca1868 (87 KB)
Ira C. Campbell was the husband of my great grand-aunt Julia Ann Higbee. (photo courtesy of John & Diane Campbell)
- Davis Eley, husband of Alice Josephine Jones (120 KB)
This is a photo of the husband of Alice Josephine Jones; Davis Eley b: June 21, 1849 d: November 3, 1903.(From the collection of Jeanne Zingsheim).
- Julia Ann (Higbee) Campbell (1856-abt 1915) (78 KB)
Julia was the sister of my maternal g-grandmother Lucy Higbee Coggins (wife of Charles John Coggins). (Photo courtesy of Daniel Harrison).
- Cemetery in Middleton Cheney, UK (366 KB)
This photo was taken by a distant cousin who lives in Birmingham, UK. The church-yard cemetery is the resting place of some of my ancestors. (From the collection of Cliff Hall).
- My maternal COGGINS abt. 1910 (102 KB)
My great-grandparents; Charles and Lucy with their daughter Edna. (photo courtesy of Cliff Hall)
- UK MAP of my COGGINS (34 KB)
This is a simple map of where my Coggins ancestors lived and traveled in pre-1880's. Weston and Weedon Lois are the main "townships" of their residency. Note where Middleton Cheney is located in relation to these two "townships". (From the collection of Cliff Hall).
- Jones-Coggins Christmas-1959 (177 KB)
Grandparents L-R: Glenn & Teresa Coggins; Edna & George Jones. Laps L-R: Mark, Mike & Kim Rolfe; Kathy & Jean Jones. Foreground L-R: Larry (me) & Dennis Jones.
- Larry Glen Jones...Philippines...1972 (1035 KB)
My "A" Section Flag-Football Team: Back Row L to R: Ens. George Ziska, RM1 "Robbie" Roberston, RM1 "Oli" Oliphant, RM3 Helmig, WO1 Bill Castle, RMSA Andy Perkins, RMSN McGinnis, RM3 "JC" Collins, RM2 Ron Treinen, RM2 Alex Kufeldt, RM3 Gurovich, RM2 Bates, RM3 "Lefty" Grove, RM3 Daryl Gwynn, RM3 Brown. Front L to R: RM3 Mike Waddell, RM3 Bill Johnson, RM2 "Frenchie" Jeansonne, RMSN Crofford, RM3 Larry Glen Jones, and RM3 "Archie" Manning.
- Katherine "Kate" Shafer Jones (149 KB)
This is a photo of my paternal g-great grandmother, Katherine Shafer Jones, b: September 8, 1852 d: July 22, 1908 and was 2nd wife of Joseph Jones.
- Charles Coggins' Farmhouse abt. 1901 (100 KB)
Fitchburg, Dane County, WI. L - R: Charles John Coggins; his son Harry; dau Edith Coggins Hall, dau Winifred "Winnie" Coggins; wife Lucy (Higbee) Coggins; dau Minerva Coggins (Briggs) and son Glenn Coggins. (photo courtesy of Warner Baxter)
- Jonathan Ransom (II) (45 KB)
We believe this is a photo of my maternal 3rd-great grandfather b: March 14, 1786 d: December 30, 1871, father of Serena Eve Ransom Higbee.
- Aerial view of CJ Coggins' farm in Fitchburg, WI (128 KB)
ca 1950's - aerial view of farm located off Fish Hatchery Rd (just north of Adams Rd) in Fitchburg, WI. Note the "enclosed" front porch. The farm was later razed for development. (photo courtesy of Warner Baxter)
- Class of 1950 - Donna Mary Coggins (77 KB)
High School Class photo of my mother.
- Larry Jones 1968-69 (31 KB)
My junior class picture at Madison Central High School.