Markham of Chesterfield
Ancestors and Descendants of John Markham
1742 - Yes, date unknown
||New York, USA
||Yes, date unknown
||20 Aug 2020 |
||Evan Jones, b. Abt 1690, Pennsylvania, USA , d. May 1755, Orange Co, New York, USA |
||Mary Stevenson, b. 1700-1705, New York, USA , d. 1745-1750, New York, USA |
||Sketch: Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones|
Dr Evan Jones was twice married, first to Mary Stevenson in about 1725, and secondly to Bridget Mathews. As a Mathews family researcher, I have been most interested to identify the mother of Evan Jones' children.
- In the sketch titled "Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones", I have compiled very short bios on each of his seven identified children. It is the result of research I have done to try to determine the identity of the mother for each of the children. In this database see - Sketch: Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones. Pam Garrett, 2016.
James Jones is the son of Evan Jones and his first wife Mary Stevenson. His identity remains in question. Three possibilities have been proposed:
1. James Jones, the "Federalist", who lost his life in the 1798 duel with Brockholst Livingston. This idea is supported by an 1883 letter written by Gregory Keen, librarian for the New York Historical Society. Following a description of the duel, he states, "James Jones was the youngest son of Dr. Evan Jones and brother to the distinguished Dr. John Jones, who was vice-president in
1780 of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Another brother, Thomas, practiced medicine in New York city. From his house the funeral took place. James was a merchant."
2. Many current researchers identify him as the James Jones who married Christiana Folk and removed to Ontario Canada. The weight of evidence makes this idea unlikely.
To compare these first two possibilities, I suggest the work of Faye West.
3. There is a James Jones who appears in New Orleans in the early 19th century, alongside Evan Jones. It has been asserted that he is the brother of Evan Jones. See - Interim Appointment, W.C.C. Claiborne Letter Book, 1804-1805; Claiborne and Bradley, LSU Press, 2002.
This third idea deserves further research. Perhaps Evan Jones and James Jones have a relationship other than brother. Consider:
1830; Mr Edward D. White presented a memorial of the heirs and representatives of Evan Jones and James Jones, deceased, late of the city of New Orleans, praying that a portion of the public lands may be granted to them, in lieu of certain lands claimed by them under patents granted by the British Government; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
[source] Congressional Serial Set; U.S. Government Printing Office, 1830.
Notes for James Jones; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2016; for Markham of Chesterfield website.