Jones Family Genealogy

   The "Jones" surname descends from two distinct strands—a Welsh lineage and an English lineage. It's a patronymic name from the Middle English personal name Jon(e). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England.
    The Welsh strain was first found in Denbighshire, where the family was seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. (A seat or family seat was the principal manor of a medieval lord, which was normally an elegant country mansion and usually denoted that the family held political and economic influences in the area.)
   The Coat of Arms: Blue with a silver lion with blood dripping from a wound in its chest. The Crest features another lion rampant. The family motto, "Heb dduw, heb ddim," translates as: "Without God, without anything." Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Alice Jones, who arrived in Boston in 1635; Charles Jones and Humphrey Jones, who both settled in Virginia in 1636; as did Anne Jones in 1648; Owen Jones, who immigrated to Maryland in 1665.
   The English strain was first found in Lincolnshire, borne by Alanus filius Jene in 1275. The Coat of Arms: A silver shield with through black cornish choughs. The Crest features two battle axes in saltire proper. Spelling variations include: John, Johns, Jon, Jone, Johnes, Johnys, Joan, Joanes, Jones and many more. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Jone, who settled in Maryland in 1659; Anthony John, who came to Barbados in 1679; Edward John, who emigrated from Wales to Pennsylvania in 1682.
   Frankly, we have no idea which strain of the lineage that JANE JONES (1802 - 1850) descends from, if either of them. All of our information about her comes from remembrances in family letters, which is sparse, since most of the Hause family couldn't write in her time. And since she died in her forties and her husband, AUGUSTUS HAUSE, remarried, not much about her ancestry was recorded. It is said that she was born in New Jersey, and we know from census records that she lived with Augustus in Fayette, Seneca County, New York, for a time, until moving with him to Royalton, Niagara County. She died on the 8th of September in 1850, and is buried with her husband at Dysinger's Corners.
   Augustus and Jane had the following children:


  • JOHN J. HAUSE was born on 18 Oct 1829. He married Catherine Eave Deissinger (b. 23 Aug 1830) around the year 1854. They had a son, William Hause, who died in infancy, a daughter who also died in infancy, and one more daughter, Alta May (Aug 1870 - 1954, buried in Royalton Cemetery), who married Edward A. Vodra. John and Catherine moved briefly to Michigan, then returned to New York where they lived for their entire lives. John worked as a farmer. They were still alive for the 1910 census, and still living in Royalton. It isn't known when John died. Catherine died in 1926, and is buried in Mt. Royal Cemetery, in Gasport, Niagara Co., NY.
  • LABAN AUGUSTUS HAUSE was born on 10 March 1831. He moved to St. Clair Co., Michigan in the mid-1850's after marrying Sarah Deissinger on 20 Sep 1854. What a party these Hauses and Dysingers were having! Sarah died on 16 Mar 1859 after complications from giving birth to their daughter, Elma, and Laban then remarried, to a woman named MELISSA SANDERSON. Children listed later. Laban died on 14 Mar 1906 in Memphis, MI.
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  • AUGUSTUS HAUSE, JR. was born on 13 May 1835. He served in Company E 8 of the New York Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war, he married neighbor Hannah Grove (apparently the Deissinger women were all taken). They had a daughter, Maude (b. 1865), and a son, H. Grove Hause (1867 - 1905). In later years he became a butcher (1900 Niagara Co New York Census), and he may have eventually moved to Michigan.² He probably died in 1912, and was buried in the Ward Cemetery in in Wheatfield Twp, Niagara Co New York.
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  • BASHEBA JANE HAUSE was born on 23 Nov 1838. She married Charles Henry Oakes on May 13, 1857, in St. Clair Co., Michigan, having followed her brothers John and Laban to new land. In the 1870 census Charles was listed as a mill proprietor. They had the following children: Ella F. (b. 1857), Ester "Hattie" (b. 1859), George Augustus (b. 1864), Bimey (b. 1867) William Hause Oakes (1869 - 16 Jan 1891, according to Marlette Leader Newspaper), and Isaiah Henry Oakes (b. 4 May 1873). In 1900, Charles and "Bashabe Oakes" were living with their daughter-in-law Albertie in Marlette, Sanilac, Michigan. In 1910, Charles was gone, but 74 year-old "Bashabe" lived with her daughter, Hattie L. Dawson, and her children in Marlette, Sanilac, Michigan. (Some information provided by great-great granddaughter Carmen Oakes,

    JANE JONES (1802 - 1850) married AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1804 - 1875) and begat...

    LABAN HAUSE (1831 - 1906) who married MELISSA SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) and begat...

    FRANK HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND (1869 - 1961) and begat...

    CARLISLE HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT (1892 - 1939) who begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) and begat...

    JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).

    Augustus' Grave

    Literature on the Jones family:

  • Camp, Jones, and Related Families by Nell Jones Carter,
  • Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia by L.H. Jones,
  • Climbing Our Family Tree by Edith Black.