Just some info:

Please keep in mind that I have lots of time and money invested in this project. Many of the names are family members... some a few (not usually very far) generations down the line. Others are names in my husband's family, brothers-in-laws families and my sons-in-laws families and daughter-in-laws families. Some are related to others in my family tree but not directly to me. All information I have personally gathered. I did not use any information from the Mormon Church's many sites. I have researched everything. Most photos belong to me directly, except the ones that I have given credit too.

My family lines are (note: the * are in my family tree {I still have many to mark.}) Jones, Pugh, Knowles, Prothero, Painter, Owens, Nash, Albright, Watkins, Hall, Edgerton, Willoughby, Draper, Charinsky, Aikin, Moore, Meers, Morgan, DalValley (DalVallee), Monson, Klaman, Breeden, Dora, Russell, Williamson, Arnold, Chism, Siddell, Weindenburner, Gill, Ames, Wallis, Chantos, Keller, Davis, Wilcox, Cox, Pate, Gruber, Palmer, Sullivan, Douthit, West, Butler, Reese, Balsley, Smallcomb and the list goes on.

Some folks, on this blog, are friends or friends' parents. Others are individuals that are on the same page as one of my family.

I am willing to do research for others, however I do charge for extensive research and for the cost of research items. To check in some of our local cemetery records they do charge. Birth and Death records also cost. Before I do that search I will require a deposit in my paypal account. Please ask ahead if I will be charged to help you. Also all of the articles I have, I have paid to make copies of .

Give me a Shout-out About Family History

I am not only looking for and posting my own family history, but others that I have found.

Blank lines means the individual is still living at the time that I post the article. I try not to publish any names of living individuals. This is not always possible, as some folks may still be alive and I don't know them. Sorry if I have posted a name of someone you know for sure is still living. Contact me and I will make their name a blank line.
I have the complete obit if you are related and need more information. Please state how you are related in your email.

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Contact me at genealogist53@gmail.com

Thursday, February 25, 2010

John W. Jones Obituary July 30, 1963*

*Obituary for John W. Jones

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Jones Clan*

*I only know some of the people in this picture, so if any of the Jones folks know any, please let me know.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New information coming soon.

I plan to have more pictures on this site soon. I hope all of my family near and far, come by and visit. Love ya all.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


*Grandma and Grandpa Jones
Elizabeth Owens and John W. Jones 50 years anniversary

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mary Prothero Owens and Brown Dog*

*Mary refused to have her picture taken unless they allowed her to have Brown Dog with her. The photograph consented finally.

Elizabeth Watkins and Benjamin Dean Marriage Certificate*

*Elizabeth Watkins and Benjamin Dean where married March 2, 1867 in Vermilion County, Illinois. Elizabeth is the daughter of William and Winifred Pugh Watkins. Benjamin is the son of William and Harriet Dean. They were the parents of  5 children.


Sarah Jones Death Certificate*

*Sarah Jones Death Certificate. Sarah Watkins Jones was born Oct. 31, 1851 in Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin. She was married to John E. Jones Jan. 11, 1871 in Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois. Sarah was the daughter of William and Winifred Pugh Watkins. The death certificate states she was the daughter of John and Francis Pugh Watkins. It is believed that William was William John and that Francis was Francis Winifred. It has been stated that a member of the family was named after her grandmother----Frances Winifred...... Sarah was the mother to 8 children.

John W. Jones Death Certificate*

*John W. Jones Death Certificate. John W. Jones was born September 24, 1883 in Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois. He was the son of John E. and Sarah Watkins Jones. John married Elizabeth Owens August 21, 1909 in Bloomington, Illinois. John passed away while sitting on his favorite porch swing waiting for his wife so they could go to their daughter Mary's home. He passed on July 29, 1963 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. He had 4 children. John is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery with his wife, daughter Ethel and granddaughter Ethel.

John E. Jones Death Certificate*

*John E. Jones Death Certificate. John was born in Gilfield, Montgomeryshire, Wales April 20, 1837. He passed away May 3, 1905 at his home in Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois. He was the son of Thomas H. and Mary Evans Jones. He came to America in 1844 at the age of 7. His family first settled in Ohio along with many other people coming from Wales to America. Later they moved to Illinois, settling on farm land in the Tilton-Catlin area. John built two homes for his wife Sarah E. Watkins Jones. The final one being the one that he passed in. John died due to a "broken heart" 3 days after his son Lewis passed.

Harriet Knowles Death Certificate*

*Harriet Nash Knowles Death Certificate
Harriet Laura Nash Knowles was born January 31, 1900 in Albion, Edwards County,  Illinois. She was married to Floyd Knowles  February 14, 1917 in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. She passed away April 27, 1986 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. She is buried in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.

Floyd Knowles Death Certificate*

*Floyd Knowles Death Certificate. Floyd was born July 8, 1897 in Golden Gate, Wayne County, Illinois. He was the son of Alpheus (Alpha) and Ida Ellen Painter Knowles. Floyd married Harriet Laura Nash February 14, 1917 in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. Floyd and Harriet were the parents of 3 children. He passed away April 15, 1971 at the Vermilion Manor Nursing Home. Floyd had suffered numerous heart attacks and strokes. He was 73 years old at the time of his passing. He is buried in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.

Elizabeth Jones Death Certificate*

*Elizabeth Owens Jones was born October 24, 1880 in Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales to David John and Mary Prothero  Owens. In 1884 Elizabeth came to the United States with her mother, a sister and a brother. Her father, David, was already in America working in the coal mines in Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois. Elizabeth married John W. Jones August 21, 1909 in Bloomington, Illinois.  Elizabeth had worked in a bakery and as a cook for Dr. Fithian and his wife. She passed away, after suffering a stroke, February 16, 1965 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home. She was 84 years old. She was the mother of 4 children.

Death Certificate of Elizabeth Owens Jones

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Elmer Douthit and his Girls

Elmer, Helen (front left to right), Estella, Ercel Ruby Douthit

Ida Ellen Painter Knowles Photo*

*Ida Ellen Painter Knowles 1938

Alpha Knowles and family photo*

*Alpha Knowles and wife Ida Ellen Painter Knowles, George holding Grandson Floyd.
I like to thank my Great-Aunt Hazel for this photo. My grandfather is the baby.

George W. Knowles and family photo*

*This is a family photo of George W. Knowles family. Alpha and Eber, Harriet George and Nancy Wells Knowles
Thanks to my Wells family connection for the photo.

It's Official

It's official, Phil saw his shadow! 6 more weeks of winter.