A haplogroup distribution for the JONES surname has been presented in previous posts. [See: http://jonessurnamedna.blogspot.com/2011/05/those-other-jones.html and http://jonessurnamedna.blogspot.com/2011/10/jones-surname-fire-works-intended.html ]
A JONES family with roots in Virginia sent their DNA results for a 37-marker test. They are found to be R1a. They have traced their line back to Elisha Jones of Campbell Co., VA, born about 1791, and died 1864/65. A son Charles H. Jones continues the line. Out of curiosity, I compared my own 1st 12-marker results, showing only a 50% match for DYS values. [My JONES family from Virginia is R1b1a2.]
Anyone with R1a haplogroup out there? Please join the fun! We have at least two distinct JONES family haplogroups from Virginia.