The Jones family below had a significant presence in Britain, Mt Vernon
New York, and Southern Africa. All of the branches of the family can be
traced to Wales, and the earliest ancestor that has been documented was
John Roberts, of whom little is known. His son, Evan Robert Jones (Evan
Robert son of John) was from Trefriw North Wales, a quiet little
village near the foot of the mountains in the Conwy valley. Nostalgic views of Trefriw can be found here Trefriw. Just north
in the mountains is the famed Llanrhychwyn chapel, where Llewellyn the
Great and his wife went to mass in the early 13th century.Llanrhychwyn Chapel. Notable
descendents include Owen Evan Jones, who became a headmaster in England
after teaching himself English and then teaching his Welsh companions
against the wishes of his Welsh speaking family, and Owen Jones
of Mt Vernon New York who was a successful carpenter (joiner) in Wales
and New York. The families stayed in touch through letters and photos
between the branches in each of the three continents until the Second
Descendants of Evan Robert Jones
Generation No. 1
1. EVAN ROBERT2 JONES (JOHN1 ROBERTS) was born Abt. 1792 in
Trefriw Caernarvonshire. He married MARGARET HUGHES, daughter of
HUGHES? and ANNE. She was born Abt. 1808 in Liverpool Lancashire.
Child of EVAN JONES and MARGARET HUGHES is:
2. i. LLEWELLYN3 JONES, b. Abt. 1844.
Generation No. 2
2. LLEWELLYN3 JONES (EVAN ROBERT2, JOHN1 ROBERTS) was born Abt.
1844. He married JANE ROBERTS, daughter of OWEN ROBERTS and
MARGARET. She was born Abt. 1845.
Children of LLEWELLYN JONES and JANE ROBERTS are:
3. i. MARY EMILY4 JONES, b. 1867; d. Abt. 1942.
4. ii. OWEN EVANS JONES, b. March
27, 1875, Llanrhychwyn Caernarvonshire; d. March 18, 1958, Radcliffe
iii. MARGARET JANE JONES, b. 1864.
Generation No. 3
3. MARY EMILY4 JONES (LLEWELLYN3, EVAN ROBERT2, JOHN1 ROBERTS)
was born 1867, and died Abt. 1942. She married OWEN JONES, son of
WILLIAM JONES and ELIZABETH. He was born 1860 in Wales, and died
Notes for OWEN JONES:
Owen is listed as a Joiner by trade in 1887
Children of MARY JONES and OWEN JONES are:
5. i. ELIZABETH JANE5 JONES, b. March 08, 1893, Mt. Vernon NY; d. April 06, 1970, Ilion NY.
ii. OWEN E JONES, b. August 20, 1888.
iii. LLEWELLYN JONES, b. July 24, 1890.
iv. THOMAS CHARLES JONES, b. September 07, 1894.
v. EMILY JONES, b. April 19, 1895.
vi. WILLIAM JAMES JONES, b. January 31, 1897.
vii. AGNES JONES, b. October 19, 1898.
viii. GLADYS MARGARET JONES, b. September 22, 1901.
6. ix. GEORGE HENRY JONES, b. June 25, 1903.
x. EVELYN JONES.
xi. IDA GWENDOLYN JONES, b. February 1911.
xii. JOHN CLIFTON JONES, b. December 09, 1911.
xiii Blodwen Mary Jones b. January 9 1900
4. OWEN EVANS4 JONES (LLEWELLYN3, EVAN ROBERT2, JOHN1 ROBERTS)
was born March 27, 1875 in Llanrhychwyn Caernarvonshire, and died March
18, 1958 in Radcliffe Lancashire. He married HANNAH HONORAH
AUDREY SPENCER. She was born February 20, 1886 in
Newton-in-Makerfield Lancashire, and died February 1967 in Pewsey
Notes for OWEN EVANS JONES:
Owen Evans Jones became Headmaster of a private school near Manchester
England and corresponded with family in South Africa and New York
Children of OWEN JONES and HANNAH SPENCER are:
i. LEWELLYN SPENCER5 JONES, b. June 20, 1911.
7. ii. OLWEN SPENCER JONES, b.
April 08, 1913, Ormskirk lancashire; d. October 1986, Kloof, Natal S
8. iii. WALTER SPENCER JONES, b. 1918.
iv. ARNOLD SPENCER JONES.
v. NORAH SPENCER JONES.
Generation No. 4
5. ELIZABETH JANE5 JONES (MARY EMILY4, LLEWELLYN3, EVAN ROBERT2,
JOHN1 ROBERTS) was born March 08, 1893 in Mt. Vernon NY, and died April
06, 1970 in Ilion NY. She married HUGH C. GRIFFITH, son of
RICHARD GRIFFITHS and MARGARET ROBERTS. He was born May 01, 1887
in Poultney, VT, and died August 24, 1971 in Ilion ny.
More About ELIZABETH JANE JONES:
Burial: Ilion NY
More About HUGH C. GRIFFITH:
Burial: Ilion NY
Children of ELIZABETH JONES and HUGH GRIFFITH are:
i. HUGH C.6 GRIFFITH, b. January
28, 1928, colesville NY; m. SHIRLEY ANN HURKETT; b. November 28, 1928,
Hamtramak, Michigan near Detroit.
Notes for HUGH C. GRIFFITH:
Hugh Griffith taught English for 38 years at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan
ii. OWEN RICHARD GRIFFITH, b. 1924; m. MARGARET.
6. GEORGE HENRY5 JONES (MARY EMILY4, LLEWELLYN3, EVAN ROBERT2, JOHN1 ROBERTS) was born June 25, 1903.
Child of GEORGE HENRY JONES is:
i. GEORGE HENRY6 JONES II.
7. OLWEN SPENCER5 JONES (OWEN EVANS4, LLEWELLYN3, EVAN ROBERT2,
JOHN1 ROBERTS) was born April 08, 1913 in Ormskirk lancashire, and died
October 1986 in Kloof, Natal S Africa.
Child of OLWEN SPENCER JONES is:
i. AUDREY6 WOODS, m. ANTHONY HITCHCOCK.
8. WALTER SPENCER5 JONES (OWEN EVANS4, LLEWELLYN3, EVAN ROBERT2,
JOHN1 ROBERTS) was born 1918. He married MARGARET BAND.
Children of WALTER JONES and MARGARET BAND are:
i. OWEN6 SPENCER-JONES, b.
September 09, 1940, Olmskirk Lancashire; m. MARLENE WILKINSON,
September 24, 1966; b. May 25, 1942.
ii. CHARLES PETER SPENCER JONES, b. August 24, 1944, Jericho bury lancashire.
iii. JOHN NIGEL SPENCER JONES, b. December 05, 1947, Bury Lancashire.