This research project has taken over my life completely, now I just sit on Ancestry every day looking for my family.
Well I need help now. I'm trying to find the 2nd Great Grandfather of my maternal side of the family. The person's name (the most common on the world it seems) is Joe Jones. He lives in Mississippi where he raised my Great Grandfather Joseph Thomas Jones (1882-1972). Now, I saw some documents which said that Joseph Thomas did not know who his mother was. Joseph Thomas was married to Mattie Vera (Taylor) Jones of which I have even more shady information.
My biggest concern is finding Joe Jones. Some research says he goes by Joseph W Jones married to Nancy P Nannie (Wells) Jones. However, I'm not totally buying this. I've not been able to find a marriage record for either of the Joe's.
They eventually made it to Louisiana where everyone else was. Talullah, La or Ouachita Parish, Louisiana is some of the areas they might have been.