Ohioan seeks his Amherst County roots, appeals to locals for help
More than a decade ago, Kenneth E. Jones of Blacklick, Ohio embarked on a quest to discover the story of his ancestors, who called Amherst County home for over a century. During this time, Ken has learned a great deal about his family, including the locations of four family farms in the county. However, a key piece of the puzzle has remained elusive: the locations of the graves of his Jones forebears. Ken is hopeful that perhaps an Amherst County resident who reads this story may know of one or more cemeteries that contain his ancestors.
In 1775, on the eve of the American Revolution, Ken’s 4th great grandparents, Richard and Nanny Jones of Cumberland County, purchased 300 acres on Rutledge Creek (on the north side of what is now Waugh’s Ferry Road in the Town of Amherst). Richard Jones had died by 1790, but the locations of the graves of Richard and Nannie are unknown.
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