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Re: family of Rosa Cousins Jones

Posted: 1312749707000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cousins, Jones
Hello, Yvette,

I don't know this family, but I believe I have found some information about them based on the information you supplied. Was your grandmother Rosa Cousins Jones born around 1909? Do you know when, where she died?

If I have found the right family, Rosa Cousins is the daughter of Nathan Cousins (b. 1873) and Martha (aka Mattie) Evans, b. 1876. She was born and raised in Nottoway County, VA, not Dinwiddie.
Here is what I found, starting with the 1930 census and working backward....

On, 1930 Census Blendon, Nottoway County, VA
we find Rosa Jones, age 19, married at age 17, listed as the daughter of Mattie Cousins (widow), age 45. Also listed are Rosa's brothers James Cousins, age 24 and Robert Cousins, age 15, sister Eleanor Cousins, age 11, and Rosa's daughter Adair (? spelling?) Jones, age 22 months. No husband of Rosa is listed on this census. See:

[[ Keep in mind that there will be discrepancies in ages on census records, because people didn't always know their exact birth date]]

On the 1920 census for Blendon, Nottoway County, VA, we find Nathan Cousins, age 45, his wife Mattie, age 42, Sons James (16), William (13), Annie (11), Rosa(10), Arthur (8), Robert (16) and Eleanor, (2 years, 8 months). See

On the 1910 census, Blendon, Nottoway County, VA, we find Nathan and Martha Cousins, sons James and William, and daughters Annie and Rosa B. (age 6 months)
There is a notation on the census that as of 1910, Nathan and Martha Cousins had been married 8 years, and had had 6 children, two of whom had died.

Nathan Cousins and Mattie Evans were married June 3, 1903, in Nottoway County, VA, according to a transcript on See:
Nathan was born around 1873, Nottoway County, son of Nathan Cousins and Rebecca ____
Martha (Mattie) Evans was born 1876 in Nottoway County, the daughter of Simon Evans and Rosa _____

Does this help?
I have collected quite a lot more information about this family, but before I post any more, will you please tell me if the above looks right to you? Thanks.

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