William Thomas JONES Maude Caldonia HOLDEN James K JONES Mattie Helen JONES Wince JONES Mary Frances CRISWELL Mini tree diagram
William Henry JONES

William Henry JONES1,6,5,2,3

15th Jul 18975 - 19914

Life History

Jul 1896

Born in Arkansas.5

(less likely)

15th Jul 1897

Born in Arkansas.2,3

(most likely)


Resident in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.1


Died in California.4

Other facts


Married Maude Caldonia HOLDEN


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 July, Prairie Township, District 7, page 15B, Hse #256, Fam #263
    Jones, Thomas Head  W M Jan 1875 25 married 5 years  AR VA AR Farmer Owns
    Jones, Mary  Wife W F Apr 1877 23 married 5 yrs 2 children/2 living MS MS MS
    Jones, William H Son  W M July 1896 3  Single AR AR MS

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 18 April, Prairie Township, District 15, page 2A, Hse/Fam #17
    Jones, Thomas Head  M W 35 2nd marriage Married 4 years AR VA AR Farmer, Owns Farm
    Jones, Cornnie  Wife F W 34 1st Marriage Married 4 years 3 children/3 living MS MS MS (abt 1876)
    Willie Jones Son M W 12 Single AR AR MS

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 February, Southern Prairie Township, District 16, page 90A, Ethel-St Charles By Road, Hse #154, Fam #163
    Jones, William H Head  Owns Farm  M W 22 AR AR MS Farmer
    Jones, Maud Wife F W 18 AR MS AR
    Jones, Clem O  Son M W 11mos AR AR AR

    Deborah Mell has some of the members of this Jones family in her Sallee Family Tree.  She reports William Harrison Jones, also recorded as Harrison Jones in some documents, as the son of William Thomas and Mary Jones.  But she reports Mary's maiden name as Berrow, which we know is wrong.  Deborah even references the correct 1900 census for our William H Jones and his parents Thomas and Mary.  But she has reported a different William H Jones, with a different birth date.

    William Harrison Jones
    Birth 19 Jun 1896 in Skylight, Washington, AR
    Death 13 Jan 1955 in Hanford, Kings, CA
    Parents  William Thomas Jones b 1875,
    Mary Berrow b 1877
    Marriage 8 Dec 1917 Uniontown, Crawford, Arkansas to Sarah Ann Breeden
    --  Sallee Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8808672/person/-885632176

    She has apparently mixed two different families.  Our Jones family are in the census in Arkansas County from the birth of William H's father, William Thomas, who was born in Arkansas County, and never lived in Washington County, that I have seen.  We have no record of them in Washington County even for a short time.Our William H was also born in the same place, Prairie Township, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

    The Calif Death Index info does not match our William H Jones.  Besides a different birth date (though the same year), his mother's maiden name was Berrow.  We know our William H Jones' mother was Mary Frances Criswell.  These Joneses and Criswells are kin to other families in Arkansas County, including my wife's McSwains, and others related to the McSwains.  They are documented in several family genealogies, as well as censuses and other public documents.

    I accidentlaly discovered Maud's dull name while researching other family lines in Prairie Township.  I was looking at the McSwain-Holden connections, through Russel A McSwain and his wife Ethel E Holden.  I discovered that one of Ethel's sister's was Caldonia Holden, and found one that had Caldonia's husband was Willie Jones, born about 1898.  But one of Jerry Griffitt's genealogies had the full name of Caldonia as Maude Caldonia Holden!  I found all the details matched William Jones and his wife Maud documented above.

    Maude Caldonia Holden
    Birth 22 Jan 1901 in Arkansas
    Death 10 Mar 1995 in Dallas, Polk, Oregon
    Parents William H Holden 1859-1907
    Jane R b 1878
    Spouse Willie Jones Birth 1898 in Arkansas, Death 1991 in California
    --  Griffitt Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3144262/person/-903102966

    Notice that Jerry aslo reports WIlliam died in California.  But he provided no documentation.  he may be follownig Sarah Breeden's erroneous identification above.


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