About Me

I had someone say to me, “I’m trying to figure out who you are?” Lol. I never realized other people who might not know me would be reading this blog. So, if you don’t know me, my dad was Tim Jacques and my mother, Ruby Hardin Jacques. I am the youngest in a family of five and also the youngest grandchild of each of my grandparents. On the Jacques side, my grandfather was Celestino Jacques, my grandmother Tonita Jacques. My maternal grandfather, Charles J. Hardin and my maternal grandmother, Flora Burgess Hardin.

My obsession, if I must call it that (and I do), with ancestry research had its origins in my grandmother, Flora Burgess Hardin (True). I am grateful a 4th grade teacher asked for a family tree and my mom directed me to Grandma. The letter she wrote about her childhood had me enthralled. It fueled my research and I feel like I haven’t even touched the surface. As a young adult, after her initial letter, I went to Salt Lake City on a trip. I met up with a cousin of my mothers and went to the genealogy library to continue my research. I always felt sad for my grandmother, for growing up motherless and to discover a document with words that her mother spoke, meant so much to me because it would have meant the world to my grandmother and my mother. I was very fortunate that my father learned a lot about his history and to continue my research now affords me the chance to honor my past, continues to fill my present and promises our future generations will benefit for years to come.

 

Yvonne Jacques Bennett

P.S. Some of my family still call me Cookie – just so it doesn’t confuse anyone

21 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Would like to know more about you…My name is Lisa, I am a Juan Joseph Jaquez and Maria Rosa Villalpando decendant.

    1. Yvonne I haven’t had any luck sending you the photos that I said I wood , I have put them on my timeline on facebook Melvin R Bowman sr

    1. Hello, yes Tonita was Valentine’s wife. I have a great picture of them. When I say one of 12, my father always said both families had twelve children. Now, my own family (the Jacques side) had 12 children but only 9 grew to adulthood. Of those, only 8 had families (seems crazy to say ONLY 8, but yeah, only 8). I do believe the Archuleta family also had 12 children but I can reconfirm that with Aunt Henrietta.

    1. Oh no I am glad you asked. Just funny to me that i have people reading my blog that aren’t sure where I came from and when i re-read my description of myself i realized i hadn’t told who I was lol so thanks!

      1. John W first 4 children were born in Albany Mo the rest in Cabet Kansas, John W and Rutha graves are in Hornet Mo, John I and Cordilia are buried at forest park in Joplin Mo, Ora is buried at ozark memorial in Joplin mo, Frank moved from Joplin to Iowa in late 30s and then to Ca , his children were Margret Shelgren who was a wrighter of short stories, died in Ca. her brother Howard lived in Alberque was a tv engineer his wife lavola was president of arrp during the Clinton years. I will send any other enfo as I think of it. Take care Mel Bowman

  2. It looks like the note I sent yeaterday didn’t go threw, My dad was Melvin A Bowman my mother Marjore M Burgess daughter of Ora Lee Burgess and Lottie May Johns Burgess, Ora father was John I Burgess the brother Cart worked with I think I have a picture of Cart with Ora and John I my great grandparents were John I & Cordilla Compton Burgess. John I ran John I Burgess Transfer Co halled a lot of machinery that they also set. my granddad Ora ran the Co after John I died untill his death in 1935

    1. Good morning…thank you so much. I would love to see the pictures you have as i only have the one picture of john burgess and his wife rutha cox burgess. I really appreciate you sharing your info and i am so pleased to get to know you.

  3. I know I am a descendant of Benjamin Marshall born in 1800 in Nelson County, KY. He was the son or Mark Marshall whose father was John Marshall born in 1845 in MD. John was a Revolutionary War Soldier. Benjamin died in Warrick, County, IN.

    1. Hello, I am pleased to speak to you. My Benjamin Marshall came from Georgia originally and is half English and half Native American. He had two brothers James and Joseph and they were moved to Indian Terrirtory in 1836.

  4. Verna Thompson of The Ashworth Network facebook page now has evidence that Henderson Ashworth did not hang. He changed his name to Henderson Smith and moved to Ok. with his family. You should get in touch. we are attending the Ashworth Reunion in Pennington, Texas July 18, 2015. I am a Goins of the Bearhead, Singer, Louisiana variety. My Ashworth connection is Mary Polly Ashworth married to George Perkins. Two of their children, Salise and Isaac are my 2nd great grandparents. They both married Goins siblings.

    1. Good morning Marilyn, Thank you so much for the info. Verna has written to me too so I will update that info and I really appreciate you giving me a head’s up. I think that is what makes Ancestry Research such a cool thing…meeting people you wouldn’t have ordinarily met! Thanks again

  5. Hi, the Jaquez were related to me through Eusequio Jaquez and Francisca Vigil, his first wife. Their daughter Josefa married a Vialpando and the other daughter Victoria married a Trujillo. Their children migrated from San Acacio, CO to Blanco, NM area (San Juan country). Do you descend fromEusequio?

    1. Yes! Hi Maria, it is nice to meet you. We do descend from Eusequio. Who is your ancestor? My great grandfather was Juan Nepomuseno Jacques and his parents Jose Eusequio and Francisco Vigil. I have pictures of both Josefa and Victoria. I don’t think I can upload those to this comments area but I will upload it to a new page.
      Yvonne

  6. Hi Yvonne! Lisa Barrett just shared your blog with me as I am also a descendant. My great grandpa is Longino Jacques and my grandpa is Ernest Jacques. I started reading this yesterday and I am so excited and floored that there is so much here for me to learn! I have been wanting to learn about out ancestry for so long and am thrilled to be abler to find so much! I am truly so thankful to all of you that have a hand in this. It is such a wonderful blessing! Thank you!

    1. Hi Jamie,

      I am very pleased to meet you. I just met Lisa about a year ago and it is so nice that we have such similar interests…lol…our combined histories. Anyway, glad you read and enjoyed it. I do a lot a different research (lots of my mom’s side) as the Jacques side is my dad’s side. As always, my research continues. If you think of something to add, feel free to let me know or look me up on Facebook. I am friends with Lisa there! Have a great day.

      Yvonne

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