Warwick County, Virginia: The 1643 Church on Baker’s Neck and the Genealogy of Neighbor Matthew Jones. Richard Dunn. 2019.
Genealogist and historian Richard Dunn has devoted much of his life to the study of Warwick County, Virginia, families and their records. Dunn’s latest work on Warwick County focuses on the 1643 Warwick County church situated on Baker’s Neck, and on the genealogy of Matthew Jones, whose home was located close by.
Part I of this book is a history of the church on Baker’s Neck. Many Warwick County records were destroyed during the Civil War, so Mr. Dunn labored diligently to piece together records concerning the church. He discusses the surviving documents from the church itself, records kept by surrounding families, and even archeological records that shed light on the church and its membership.
Part II addresses the genealogy of the Jones family through several generations including Matthew’s grandson, Matthew III, and great-grandson Tignal Jones. Researchers will find maps, military records, and other supporting documents that flesh out the family’s history, the story of the Jones’s house, and their ultimate migration from the area. All students of Warwick County will want to examine this fresh examination of its early 17th-century genealogy and local history.
2019, paper, 74 pp.