Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Family of Rev ABRAHAM B JONES and LUCINDA SCOTT of McNairy County Tennessee

In my continuing effort to further document my SCOTT, JONES & BRUTON families of McNairy Co Tennessee, here is my research so far on the collateral line of LUCINDA SCOTT, sister of my gg grandmother, LAVINA SCOTT BRUTON.

LUCINDA SCOTT, the daughter of THOMAS SCOTT Sr & ELIZABETH JONES,  was born about 1817 in probably Rutherford Co Tennessee. She married Nov 1, 1838 to Rev ABRAHAM B JONES in McNairy Co Tennessee.  He was the son of an unknown JONES & ELIZABETH, maiden name unknown.  Rev ABRAHAM B JONES, who was born April 11, 1816 in South Carolina, does not appear to be related  to LUCINDA's mother, ELIZABETH JONES, who was the daughter of NICHOLAS JONES & MARTHA "PATSY" MOORE.

In the 1840 census, Rev ABRAHAM B JONES & LUCINDA, a young couple with 1 son age under 5 years, were living next door to THOMAS SCOTT Sr, who appears to be a widowed male age 60-70, with an unmarried female age 30-40 living in the household,  with a male age 10-15, and two females under age 10.

Although THOMAS SCOTT Sr migrated to Greene Co Missouri in 1846, and died there in 1849, (several of his children also moved to Missouri at same time)  LUCINDA & her husband  remained in McNairy Co Tennessee for the rest of their lives.

According to census records,  here are the children & grandchildren of Rev ABRAHAM B JONES & LUCINDA SCOTT:

--JESSE BLUFORD JONES  born Aug 25, 1839 McNairy Co Tennessee; died March 18, 1913 Adamsville, McNairy Co Tennessee; married about 1869 MARY MILLS. Their children were:

LUCY JONES born 1883 McNairy Co Tennessee m JOHN FULLWOOD

WILLIE JONES (f) born Jan 31, 1885 McNairy Co Tennessee; died July 22, 1968 Kilbourne, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana; married ROBERT FLETCHER SCOTT (a 2nd cousin, see attached tree above) b March 13, 1881 McNairy Co Tennessee .

ABRAHAM BLUFORD "MOSES" JONES born March 6, 1888 McNairy Co Tennessee; died Dec 5, 1938 Memphis, Shelby Co Tennessee; married JULIA YOUNG

STOW JONES (m) born April 1890 McNairy Co Tennessee, no further info

JOHNIE JONES (f) born Jan 1896 McNairy Co Tennessee, no further info

--JAMES FRANKLIN JONES born April 22, 1846 McNairy Co Tennessee; died Feb 10, 1904 Texas or Oklahoma; married JEANNETTE "NETTIE"CATHERINE FLATT March 24, 1870 McNairy Co Tennessee.  NETTIE was born March 7, 1852 Hardin Co Tennessee, and died Jan 31, 1939 Ardmore, Carter Co Oklahoma. Their children were:

PEARL JONES born July 1881 or 1882 McNairy Co Tennessee; died Oklahoma

BLAKIE JONES (f) born May 1885 McNairy Co Tennessee, died Oklahoma or Texas

LOUIS JONES  born June 16, 1888 McNairy Co Tennessee; died Jan 13, 1944 Ardmore, Carter Co Oklahoma; married LAURA LEDBETTER.

GRACE J JONES born July 6, 1892 Texas; died April 1985 Texas; married VERNE THORNTON.

--EMILY EMMA JONES born about 1850 McNairy Co Tennessee; no further info

--Dr ABRAHAM ALPHONSO JONES born 1854 McNairy Co Tennessee; died Feb 23, 1913 Wichita Falls, Texas; married 1st) LUCY E CLEVELAN on March 20, 1879 McNairy Co Tennessee; 2nd) MINNIE L unknown before 1900 in Texas

MARY E JONES born 1881 Texas; married unknown BROWN; widow with son living in father's household in 1910 Wichita Falls, Texas census.

ORA JONES (m) born 1883 Tennessee or Texas

LESTER JONES born 1893 Texas

--FOSTER SCOTT JONES born 1857 McNairy Co Tennessee; died April 19, 1889 McNairy Co Tennessee, no children.

Have a great day!


© Betty Tartas  2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

How Accurate are Ethnic Results From Current Autosomal DNA Testing?

A few weeks ago,  I decided to make a fan chart for each of my great grandparents, just to see how much progress I've made on my research, and how much more there is to be done.

While I was at it, I decided to make an estimate of my ethnic background according to the charts, and compare with my ethnic results from 23andMe, Family Tree DNA and DNA.

From the ancestors that I know of so far (two pedigrees are incomplete), my estimated ethnic percentages look like this:

68% English

8.5% Scottish

6.5% Dutch/Belgian/Walloon

6.5% German/Swiss

5% French

2% Irish

2% Welsh

0.5% Norwegian

0.5% Polish

0.5% Other (possibly East Indian)

This really surprised me!  I knew I had significant English ancestry, but thought the percentages would be higher for other parts of my ethnic admixture!

And in fact the German/Swiss percentage will likely be higher, when and if I ever am able to fully trace the lineage of great grandfather PHILLIP LUTHER HUBER.

To look at it another way:

78.5% British Isles

19.5 European

0.5% Other

In comparison, here are my Ancestry Composition ethnic percentages from 23andMe, speculative setting, which seems to be the most accurate.

Here are my percentages from Family Tree DNA

And here are my percentages from DNA

The Scandinavian element is likely from my Scottish & Manx ancestry.

I have yet to run into any Southern European/Iberian ancestors in my tree.

Both DNA & Family Tree DNA have me pegged as much more Western European than British Isles (and since I don't have a full pedigree for the Huber family, this may be closer to the truth).

I have very few Irish ancestors, so the 29% Ireland and  the 8% Great Britain from DNA make no sense whatsoever, when you actually look at my family tree.

So there you have it.  I am certain these companies will be updating their ethnic composition results, and will become more accurate, as more people are tested. Stay tuned!

Have a great day!


© Betty Tartas  2016