Jones Family


James Archibald Jones was born October 8, 1848 in Kentucky

His first wife was Sarah J. Brammer with whom he fathered eight children.

See the Sarah Brammer Genealogy page for additional information on this marriage.

Eliza Jane Holcroft was born March 13, 1867 in Missouri

James and Eliza married November 12, 1887 in Millard, Adair County, Missouri


Their daughter Nora Olive Jones was the mother of our Frances Smith Russell. Nora died shortly after giving birth to Frances. Weakened by the effort of giving birth, she succumbed to the Spanish Flu of 1918, the epidemic that claimed approx. forty million lives worldwide. That figure I found in Gina Kolata’s book “Flu – The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for Virus That Caused It.”


Here is the list of their children:

Nellie Grace Jones

September 17, 1888

Evan Archie Jones

December 31, 1889

David Joshua Jones

August 30, 1891

Nora Olive Jones

May 26, 1893

Laban Bryon Jones

April 30, 1895

Bertha Jane Jones

January 26, 1897

Ester Ruth Jones

January 12, 1899

John Paul Jones

January 13, 1901

Nova Howard Jones


Mark Twain Jones

December 6. 1907

baby boy Jones

December 14, 1909

Goldie Mabel Jones

April 28. 1911

Ora Magnolia Jones

April 28. 1911


James Archibald Jones family

Parents and siblings of Nora Jones - Nora is standing in the back to her mother's right.

Nora's father, James Archibald Jones in center with beard. Nora's mother Eliza Jane Holcroft Jones far right.


Jones family

l to r ...Back row, - John Paul, James Archibald, Nora, Evan, Grace Middle row - Bertha, Eliza Jane

Front row - Laban, Nova, Dave



Jones family in 1962 - l to r - Bertha, Nova, Mark, Evan, Goldie, Paul, Laban, Dave (on crutches)





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