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Generation No. 1

1. Margaret Lewis Jones, born July 02, 1860 in Marian, Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales; died February 07, 1948 in Larimore, Grand Forks, ND. She was the daughter of 2. William Jones and 3. Elizabeth Lewis Hughes. She married (1) Owen Williams May 22, 1882 in Soer Chapel, Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, Wales. He was born March 24, 1860 in Tyn y lon, Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales, and died June 13, 1933 in Arvilla, Grand Forks, ND. He was the son of William Williams and Anne Hughes.

More about Owen Williams: see Ancestors of Owen Williams

For Owen and Margaret's children, see Descendants of Williams-Jones

Margaret was also know as "Maggie", and "More Momma".  Burial: Arvilla Cemetery, Arvilla ND.  Immigration: 1882   Occupation: Midwife

1861 Llanddeusant census: Margaret listed with parents at "a place called Marian", which was the name of the house, like an address today. Margaret was aged 9 months. "All born in Llanddeusant."

According to J.B. McCabe, remembering the early days in a dictation on 5/20/1951 to his daughter, "Sis", Mrs. Owen Williams worked on the big Hersey farm in Arvilla, along with Barney Yahna, who helped care for the many beautiful horses.

Maggie lived with her oldest daughter, "Bessie" (Elizabeth), in her later years. She was "More Momma" to the McCabe girls ("Sis" etc.) and others because she used to provide mid-wife services to the local families.

Woody Cady's info, from old family records, says she was born on 7/9/1860 rather than 7/2/1860 per her birth certificate.

Marriage: May 22, 1882, Soer Chapel, Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, Wales.  Owen and Margaret's marriage certificate lists David Jones and William Jones as witnesses, and Robert Parry presiding.  He was living in Llanrhwydrys Parish and she in Bodedern.

My Grandma, Olga Woken, their step-daughter married to Charles, told me that she knew they were married on May 22, because she remembered how one year on her birthday, also May 22, Maggie gave her a $5 gold piece they got at their wedding.

There were no baptisms for Owen or Margaret in Llandeusant Church Records so presumably the family were Chapel, rather than the established Church of England (Anglican). There were no legal marriages outside of COE before 1837. Also, few marriage certificates from before 1837 have survived, but there are many Parish Records. After 1837 marriages could be in Church, Chapel, or Register Office, and most certificates are available.

Generation No. 2

2. William Jones, born Abt. 1835 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales; died May 28, 1905. He was the son of 4. William Jones and 5. Ellinor Williams. He married 3. Elizabeth Lewis Hughes June 01, 1857 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales.

3. Elizabeth Lewis Hughes, born 1837 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales; died March 13, 1867. She was the daughter of 6. Richard Hughes and 7. Elizabeth Owen.

Occupation: Bet. 1860 - 1881, General or Agricultural Laborer.  1861 Llanddeusant census shows William, aged 24 Labourer, and wife Elizabeth, 24, living at "a place called Marian." One daughter, Margaret, aged 9 mos. All born in Llanddeusant.

1871 Llanddeusant census lists William, aged 37, a widower, a labourer, living with his widow mother, Ellin Williams, a pauper. Also, daughter Margaret, age 11, and another child (Elinor crossed out and marked male), age 8. Address = "Village".

Margaret's birth certificate says she was born in Marian Llanddeusant, the residence of her parents.

The 1881 census record:

Dwelling: Adda Lane
Census Place: Llanddausaint, Anglesey, Wales
Source: FHL Film 1342342 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 5592 Folio 51 Page 4
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William JONES M 45 M Llanddausant, Anglesey, Wales
Rel: Head
Occ: General Labourer
Hannah JONES M 37 F Llanbadrig, Anglesey, Wales
Rel: Wife
Robert JONES 8 M Llanddausant, Anglesey, Wales
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Jane JONES 5 F Llanddausant, Anglesey, Wales
Rel: Dau
Occ: Scholar
Ann JONES 1 F Llanddausant, Anglesey, Wales
Rel: Dau

Elizabeth was born in Llanbadrig. At age14, she was listed as a house servant to William Roberts. Her daughter Margaret's birth certificate says her mother was "Elizabeth Jones, formerly Hughes."

There were no baptisms for an Elizabeth Hughes c1837 in Llanddeusant Bishop's Transcripts. And no listing of an Elizabeth Hughes, aged 3, in Llanddeusant census 1841. However, there is Elizabeth, aged 3, in Llanbadrig parish with father Richard Hughes age 40 and wife Elizabeth age 40, Mary 15, Elinor 10, Margaret 10, and Edward 5. 1851 census finds this family living at Bridge Street, Cemmaes. Richard aged 45, ag laborer born in Llanbadrig. Wife Elizabeth, 52 and deaf, also born in Llanbadrig. Daughter Elizabeth, 13, a scholar also born in Llanbadrig. No other children listed - perhaps they had already left home. Marriage index for Llanbadrig shows Richard Hughes married Elizabeth Owen on 5/16/1823.

Marriage: June 01, 1857, Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales.  William 23 Bachelor, Labourer. Address=Village. Father William Jones Labourer.  Elizabeth Hughes 20 Spinster, Address = Village. Father Richard Hughes Labourer.

Children of William Jones and Elizabeth Hughes are:

i. Ann Jones, born 1853; died January 27, 1867.

ii. Hugh Jones, born May 1859; died August 20, 1859.

1 iii. Margaret Lewis Jones

Generation No. 3

4. William Jones, born January 1799 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales. He was the son of 8. John Owen and 9. Ann ?. He married 5. Ellinor Williams May 03, 1820 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales.  This marriage date looks perhaps too early as the only record of children is from 1830+; however, older children could have left home by the time of later census.

5. Ellinor Williams, born Abt. 1800 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales.

Burial: January 07, 1799, Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales.  Occupation: June 01, 1857, Agricultural Labourer

1841 census: the family lived at a place called "Village".

1851 census: address is Mirria Mawr; William was a Mill Grinder, aged 53.

William may have taken father's first name as his last - the patronymic system of surnames, which was sometimes used about then.

1840 birth certificate for a Hugh Jones says mother = "Elin Williams."

Children of William Jones and Ellinor Williams are:

i. Mary Jones, born Abt. 1832 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales

2 ii. William Jones

iii. Elizabeth Jones, born Abt. 1836 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, North Wales

iv. Hugh Jones, born 1840 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, Wales

v. Ann Jones, born Abt. 1844 in Llanddeusant, Anglesey, North Wales

6. Richard Hughes, born Abt. 1806 in Llanbadrig, Anglesey, Wales. He married 7. Elizabeth Owen May 16, 1823 in Llanbadrig, Anglesey, Wales.

7. Elizabeth Owen, born Abt. 1799 in Llanbadrig, Anglesey, Wales.

Occupation: June 01, 1857, Labourer.  I had speculated that perhaps the name Ann Lewis belonged here, on the Jones side of our Welsh ancestry. Woody Cady's family bible shows an Ann Lewis married to William Hughes on the Williams side of the record; however, we have only established that William Hughes was married to Ellen/Ellin Griffith. Thus I speculated that perhaps the bible record was confused regarding the Hughes' spouses.

1841 census for Llanfechell lists Richard Hughes, age 35, a farmer, w/wife Catherine, 35, and daughters Elizabeth 4, and Eleanor 2. All born in same county. This census rounded adult's age to nearest 5.

Woody Cady has an old picture of an Owen Bicycle shop.

Children of Richard Hughes and Elizabeth Owen are:

i. Mary Hughes, born Abt. 1826

ii. Elinor Hughes, born Abt. 1831

iii. Margaret Hughes, born Abt. 1831

According to 6/4/2000 email from Tim Williams, a Margaret Hughes married John Paton of Holyhead. Their daughter, Margaret Ellin Paton, was born 1858 and married at the New Tabernacle Chapel in Holyhead.

iv. Edward Hughes, born Abt. 1836

3 v. Elizabeth Lewis Hughes

Generation No. 4

8. John Owen, born Abt. 1770. He married 9. Ann ?.

9. Ann ?, born Abt. 1770.

Information on this generation is from Llanddeusant Parish Registers. It would be correct if they used the patronymic system of surnames, taking the father's first name as the child's surname.

Child of John Owen and Ann ? is:

4 i. William Jones