Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Keeping Up with the Joneses
St. George's Parish, in Hartford County, is where John Williams (William Jones' father-in-law) was born in 1709. It is now near Aberdeen Proving Ground. It had lots of old gravestones, but when they got into the 1700's they were pretty hard to read. The cemetery caretaker didn't seem to have any Williams on her list of plot owners.
They have some artifacts on display inside the church showing some of the history of Joppa. It appears our own relatives might have been a part of that dastardly headstone-stealing bunch, as the grandson, Thomas Jones and his son James Naylor (who joined the LDS church), were both born in Baltimore. One of the original Copley Parish plots was owned by a man named Benjamin Jones--perhaps a relative!