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Joseph Jewell

Male 1797 - 1858  (60 years)


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  • Name Joseph Jewell  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 20 Sep 1797  Sandwich, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1858  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12
    Person ID I215  My Family History
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 

    Father Levi Jewell,   b. 3 Feb 1767, Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Judith Tuxbury,   b. 24 Dec 1766, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 13 Aug 1790  Sandwich, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F2354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Lewis,   b. Abt 1798, Aurelius, Washington, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, Auburn, Shawnee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1819  Washington, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
    +1. Julia Jewell,   b. Abt 1820, Fulton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1912, Concord, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Jesse Jewell,   b. 12 Mar 1822, Washington, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1884, Auburn, Shawnee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F2352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Virginia Holston,   b. Abt 1812, Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Sep 1829  Edgar, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    Children 
     1. Nancy Jewell,   b. Abt 1831, Vermilion, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Caroline Jewell,   b. Abt 1833, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Jacob Jewell,   b. Abt 1834, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Mary Jane Jewell,   b. Abt 1836, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There is a Joseph Jewell living in Fulton Ccounty, Illinois in 1825. If he traveled to Edgar County shortly afterwards It is possible that Virginia met him in Edgar County where they were married in 1829. The 1840 Census shows a Joseph Jewell in St. Joseph County with a family and a presumed wife in the 20 - 29 age bracket. Assuming the birth year of 1812 is reasonably correct for Virginia she would fit this age grouping. However, there is a male 15 and under 19 in the census who would have been born before they were married. Perhaps it was a nephew living with them.

      The big problem and therefore the brick wall is that they cannot be found anywhere in the 1850 Federal Census.

      A number of Jewel family members are buried in Ferrisville Cemetery - source: Rootsweb - Ferrisville Cemetery Transcriptions, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana. However, it does not appear that Joseph or Virginia are buried there.
    • Research by LuAnn Dunn reveals a great deal of information about the Jewell Family. It is based on the 1860 Jewell Register. The following is from LuAnn:

      "There are actually 2 "books" about the Jewell Family: The Jewell Register that traces the line back to 1600 England but has very little on Joseph's line and The Jewell Register Supplement which focuses on the Rev. Levi Jewell line that Joseph belongs to. The supplement research was done in the 1960s/1970s, so the researcher did not have the advantage of being able to do computer searching and he didn't know about Virginia. He lumped the last 10 children under Joseph and his 3rd wife, Jane. Jesse was the oldest child of Joseph and his first wife, Elizabeth "Betsey" Lewis. From what I can tell Joseph and Virigina had 4 children, Nancy, Caroline, Jacob, and Mary Jane. That would mean Virginia died between 1836-1840. I can't find any record of her death or Joseph's marriage to Jane."

      The researcher she is referring to is Dr. J Bland Pope who lived in Austin, Texas. The children and their birthdates listed under Levi Jewell and his wife are from Dr. Pope. The Jewell Register Supplement does in fact lists Joseph leaving Indiana, moving to Texas and eventually to Missouri where he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] Illinois Marriages to 1850, Dodd, Jordan, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1997;), Database online.
      Record for Virginia Joseph Holstin Jewell

    2. [S316] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online.
      Record for Virginia Holstin

    3. [S316] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).
      Record for Joseph Jewell

    4. [S249] U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Record for Joseph Jewell

    5. [S240] 1840 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1840; Census Place: Saint Joseph, Indiana; Roll: 94; Page: 23; Family History Library Film: 0007730.
      Record for Joseph Jewell

    6. [S259] Illinois Census, 1810-90, Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;).
      Record for Joseph Jewel

    7. [S562] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Wills, Order Books, Letters, Administrators and Guardians, Bonds - 1827-1926; Author: Schuyler County (Illinois). County Clerk; Probate Place: Schuyler, Illinois.
      Record for Joseph C Jewell

    8. [S249] U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;), Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records; Washington D.C., USA; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes.
      Record for Joseph Jewell

    9. [S600] Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;).
      Record for Joseph Jewell

    10. [S375] U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).
      Record for Joseph Jewell

    11. [S315] Illinois Marriages to 1850, Dodd, Jordan, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1997;).
      Record for Virginia Holstin

    12. [S630] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Administrators and Executors Records, 1835-1901; Indexes, 1835-1950; Author: Missouri. Probate Court (Cass County); Probate Place: Cass, Missouri.
      Record for Joseph Gewell

    13. [S436] New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Levi Jewell