Monday, May 14, 2012
Rev. War Pension Applications For JONES (part II)
The figure to the right shows the migration ratios for the northern regions. Two hundred thirty three applicants were from the northern states outlined. [51% of the total] Of these, 113 left their state to move to another state. [48%] Only 6 of the 113 [5%] left a northern state to migrate to a southern state. This would suggest that those who moved from their original state, chose to stay in the northern regions. Very few migrated from the north to the south following the Revolutionary War.
Massachusetts had the highest number of JONES (77), followed by Connecticut (61), New York (34), and Pennsylvania (26). It would seem that the folks in New York wanted to stay in New York.
The "south" is yet to come.
This study is taken from The Jones Genealogist, Vol.VIII, No.4, Nov/Dec, 1996, p. 1-7. The data set is located in The Jones Genealogist, research notebook, #67.