More on John C. Jones

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You knew I wouldn’t be able to leave John C. Jones alone!  I fell asleep with him on my mind and I woke up with him on my mind.

I followed the family through the census.  I found John and wife, Margaret, in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 census.  I confirmed that they had three daughters, Jeanette “Nettie”, Nellie, and Maud. John started out as a blacksmith in 1870 and ended up as a gardener in 1880.

John and Margaret were married ca. 1865.  She was from New York, so the marriage had to take place in San Francisco.  I might luck out and find a newspaper announcement.

I decided to look in the 1890 San Francisco Voter Registration index next.  I found this entry:

John Charles Jones, age 48, born in Australia, Blacksmith, residence-134 4th Street, Naturalization 1 Aug 1867, San Francisco, 4th District

Unfortunately, he applied for citizenship in San Francisco.  Those records are lost.  At least, I learned he was here in 1867.  I’m narrowing down the year of immigration.

I picked up the date of naturalization and John’s middle name.  That should prove helpful if I ever search for the Jones family in immigration records.  Not a bad day’s research since I hadn’t even heard of John C. Jones this time yesterday!

One Response to “More on John C. Jones”

  1. Miriam Robbins Midkiff

    It’s nice to know I’m not the only one out there thinking about research morning and night, literally! :-)

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