In the last few weeks it seems I have gotten exposed to lots of new search sites and places to play for free or for fee.
Having been a big fan of Mr. Samuelson and his information on Wills, Deeds, and Probates I follow him.
Today I got an update that he has updated his site.
So this morning I played. I dare not call it work for it has become quite a task.
SAMPUBCO Here is one of my favorite sites to play.
Due to New York being a non rewarding area to research I love to garner all the help I can get.
Having met a few distant cousins and found some nice new friends no better place to be.
Deciding I was going to crack this JONES problem or at least have an idea where to look next. So I went to New York and started reading all the JONES names in the Index of Wills. Having known some were mine from previous searches, I expanded my search in this method.
I decided to start with A and g to Z. So far the counties I have checked no one has listed anyone of the name I am researching. But I did find a Zebulon, a few Solomon's, Josiah, Samuel, William, Ebenezer, Elijah, Enos, and Timothy. O yes, there was that one NOEL JONES in Independence , Allegany Co. Ny.
His papers I have from LDS Library several years ago. The long court battle, the drugs, the loss of suit for children of his by first wife. It itself makes a story that one can make into a movie. NY-2-4-195
My Noel was born around 1785 near Albany, New York. His son was NOYES JONES, we believe him to be born Petersburg, Renssealear Co. Ny. Found the entry in the County Records, It lists his Mom as Susana and father NOEL JONES. From Noel to Noyes I can confirm on down. It is the Silas Jones Sr to NOEL I am struggling with. He is probably the son of Abel, Ruscomb or Noel the first three born sons of Silas. I suspect Abel but some one sent me a note saying to recheck NOEL, Silas, Sr. son born 14 April 1748