Ralph Jones (Y-DNA)
Completed as of December 23, 2022:
- Patrilineal (direct male-line) descendants of Ralph Jones are encouraged to Y-DNA test and contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
For more information see MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol. 4 Edward Fuller General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. 2006.
Ralph Jones was born presumably in the British Isles circa 1625 and died Barnstable in 1692. He married Plymouth Col. 17 Apr 1650 Mary Fuller and they had nine children: Mary, Matthew, Mehitable, Shubal (1654 unk. if marr.), Jedediah (1656), John (1659), Mercy (1666), Ralph (1669) and Samuel.
Matthew Jones is said to have been the oldest son of Ralph He was born in Barnstable and died Sandwich Jul 1749. He married at least three times: First _______, second Barnstable 14 Jan 1694 Mercy Goodspeed and his will names wife Mary. By his first wife he had: Benjamin (1690) and Ralph (1692 m Abigail Linnell but no known ch.). By his second wife he had four more children: Experience (1697), Josiah (1702 likely d.y.), Ebenezer (1706) and Rebecca.
Jedediah Jones was born Barnstable 4 Jan 1656 and died Barnstable after 24 Dec 1719. He married Barnstable 18 Mar 1681 Hannah Davis and they had at least five children: Shubell (1683), Simon (1685 married), Isaac (1690), Timothy (1692) and Hannah (1694).
John Jones was born Barnstable 14 Aug 1659 and died there bef. 25 Feb 1729. He married Abigail ___ and they had three children: Abigail (1698/9), Mercy (1700) and John (1703).
Ralph Jones (II) was born Barnstable 1 Oct 1669 and died aft May 1711. He married 1696 Deborah Coombs and they had seven children: Deborah (1696 likely d.y.), Elizabeth (1698), Thankful (1701 m. John Jones [II]), Bethia (1706), Cornelius (1709), Sylvanus (d.1735/6 prob. unm.) and prob. Reuben (c1712).
Samuel Jones was born Barnstable aft 1670. He married there 26 Jun 1718 Mary Blish and they had four children: Joseph (1719 n.f.r.), Benjamin (1721), Samuel (1723) and Mary (1727 n.f.r.)
Benjamin Jones was born Barnstable 5 Jan 1690 and died aft 1749. He married Barnstable 31 Aug 1721 Hannah Gifford and they had three children: Silas (1721), Shobal (1722/3) and Rebekah (1727).
Ebenezer Jones was born Barnstable 6 Jun 1706. He married thrice, first Marshfield 19 Mar 17278 Jane King, then (int. Barnstable 20 Feb 1731/2) Hannah Jones and finally Barnstable 20 Mar 1739 Rebecca Crocker. By his first wife he had one child: Hannah (1728). By his second wife he had one child: Josiah (c1734). By his third wife he had eight children: John (c1740), Tabitha, Remember, Barnabas, Hannah, Josiah, Crocker and Silvanus.
Shubell Jones was born Barnstable 17 Jul 1683 and died Rochester 1760. He married twice, first Sandwich 20 Mar 1710/1 Mary Wing then Sandwich 6 May 1756 Rebekah WING Hatch (no ch.) By his first wife he had three children: Hannah (1711/2), Mary (1715) and Elizabeth (1717/8).
Isaac Jones was born Barnstable Apr 1690 and died aft. 1731. He married Rochester 20 Nov 1711 Patience Stetson and they had seven children: Lydia (1711/2), Jedediah (1714), Patience (1717/8), Isaac (1720), Sarah (1724), Simon (1728) and Micah (1732).
Timothy Jones was born Barnstable May 1692 and died Sandwich bet. 1728-1738. He married Barnstable 9 Jun 1720 Elizabeth Jones and they had two children (Sandwich): Paul (1726) and Timothy (1726).
John Jones (II) was born Barnstable 12 Feb 1703 and died there abt Jun 1738. He married Sandwich 20 Oct 1733 Thankful Jones and they had two children: Mercy and a child (likely d.y.).
Cornelius Jones was born Barnstabe 30 Jul 1709 and died bef 22 Jul 1793. He married Barnstable 1 Jul 1736 Hannah Percival and they had six children: Bethia (1736), Mary (1739), Thankful (1743), Silvanus (1746/7), Cornelius (1748) and Francis (1754).
Benjamin Jones was born Barnstable abt 14 Jun 1721 and died there bef 14 Dec 1773. He married Barnstable 17 Nov 1743 Grace Hoxie and they had four children: Saul (1743/4), MAry (1745), David (1747) and Joseph (1752).
Samuel Jones was born Barnstable 4 Apr 1723 and died abt 1797. He married Barnstable 3 Mar 1757 Anne Jones and they had four children (Barnstable): Ruhamah (1769), Rachel (1770), Samuel (1771) and Anna (1776).
- ↑ Date estimated based on married in 1650.
- ↑ No proof for this assertion.
- ↑ Some sources claim he married Barnstable 3 Mar 1735 Hannah Atkins and other sources state he married 24 Nov 1738 Elizabeth (____) Allen. It is possible he was husband to both.
DNA results TBD
Previous Y-DNA testing
The Jones surname DNA Project does not list anyone claiming Ralph Jones was their Most Distant Known Patrilineal Ancestor (MDKPA).
Further testing needed
Known patrilineal descendants of Ralph Jones are needed to Big Y test, contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com and disclose their lineage in order to refine this clade assignment.
References & External Links
- MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol. 4 Edward Fuller General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. 2006