Jones (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of April 15, 2021:

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of Joseph Jones for SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)

Still to do as of April 15, 2021

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of Robert Jones (and preferably of his son Joseph) to place the family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Joseph Jones was baptized 30 Nov 1628 Caversham, Oxfordshire (now part of Greater Reading, Berkshire), son of Robert Jones.[1] Joseph died Hingham 18 Jul 1714. He married Weymouth 11 Nov 1657 Patience Little and they had ten children (born Hingham): John, Joseph (1660), Benjamin (1662/3), Patience (1665/6), Anna (1667/8), Ruth (1689), Sarah (1671), Ephraim (1673 m Margaret Fearing, no children) Mary (1676) and Thomas (1679).

Second Generation

Thomas Jones was born Hingham and died Marshfield about 1739. He married Marshfield 17 Feb 1697 Elinor Winslow and they had ten children (born Marshfield): Patience (1698), daughter (1699), John (1701), Faith (1704), Eleanor (1706 dy), Anna (1708), Eleanor (1710), Nathaniel (1713), Joseph (1715) and Benjamin.

Joseph Jones was born Hingham 16 Sep 1660 and died Marshfield 21 Apr 1727. He married abt 1689 Sarah Ford and they had nine children (born Hingham): Joseph (1690-1695/6), Patience (d. 1693), Abigail (1694), Ebenezer (1696), Joseph (1698-1700), Elisha (1700), Amos (1702/3), John (1704) and William.

Benjamin Jones was born Hingham 8 Jan 1662/3 and died Dighton 1717-18. He married twice, first Hingham 14 Dec 1686 Susanna Beal and second Taunton 8 Apr 1695 Hannah Walker. He had one child by his first wife (born Hingham): Benjamin (1687-1691) and four more children by his second wife (born Hingham): Hannah (c1694), Benjamin (16970, Susannah and Mary.

Thomas Jones was born Hingham 15 Aug 1679 and died there 19 Mar 1723/4. He married Hingham 15 Feb 1703/4 Catherine Ceacel/Cearel and they had seven children (born Hingham): Joanna (1705), Lydia (1706/7), Patience (1709), Thomas (1711-1714), Thomas (1714/5) Sarah (1717) and Elizabeth (1720).

  1. Robert Jones was married multiple times, and given the common name, it is impossible to determine which marriages refer to the father of Joseph.

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

Currently the Jones DNA Project does not list anyone claiming Robert Jones (father of Joseph) as their Most Distant Known Paternal Ancestor (MDKPA).

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of Robert Jones (and preferably of his son Joseph) to WGS/NGS test to discover the haplogroup/clade for the family.

References & External Links

Wakefield, Robert S., Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol. 18 part II (daughters Mary, Annna & Elizabeth), General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 2011