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finding infro on the jehu family

tracy s burge (View posts)
Posted: 23 May 2001 8:10PM GMT
i have a family tree with john jehu married to catharina morgan . had a gril named mary ann jehu born may 2 1867 in merthyr tydfil,wales.she had 1 sister and three brothers born in scanton penn. i have no names for them. if you have anymore infromation that would be great.

Re: finding infro on the jehu family

Posted: 28 Nov 2001 2:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Apr 2002 7:49PM GMT
I don't know if you're still looking for this information, but I have a photocopied chart prepared in the 1970s by a Mr. Walter Jehu in Florida that includes a John Jehu (b. Jun. 1844 in Penegoes, Wales, d. 8 Feb. 1887 Scranton, Pa.) who married Catherine Morgan (b. 1846, d. 28 Oct. 1904 Scranton, Pa.) on 28 Jan 1865 at Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

It lists five children:

1) Mary Ann Jehu, b. 2 May 1867
2) John Morgan Jehu, b. Sep 1873
3) Jane "Jennie" Jehu, b. 13 Mar 1878
4) Evan Jehu, b. 1883
5) Thomas David Jehu, b. 7 July 1886

This chart shows the first three children as being born in Wales.

If you e-mail me at and include your postal address, I'll send you a copy of the chart. It has further information on John and Catherine's descendants and those of John's brothers and sisters.

Re: finding infro on the Jehu family

Patrick Jehu (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jan 2003 5:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello. As you can see, my surname is also Jehu.
My father was Ivor S. Jehu, born St.Andrews, Scotland in 1908, and his father was Thomas Jehu, Regius Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, b. Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire (now Powys), Wales in 1871, and his first language was Welsh. His father, John Jehu, was a corn merchant from the same village.
I have heard that all Jehus, at least of Welsh origin (there are others in Belgium and the department of Vendee in France), are descended from one Thomas Jehu of Llanfair Caereinion living at the beginning of the 17th Century.
In or about 1605, Kings James I of England ( VI of Scotland) ordered that all Welsh people should have surnames as in England, instead of the traditional patronymics. The latter are still used in Iceland, where if your father's given name is Magnus, for example, then you are called Magnusson as a surname, or Magnusdottir, if you are a girl.
Similarly a Welshman whose father was called John or Sion in its Welsh version would have as a patronymic "ap Sion". This became Upjohn, or in its anglicized version Jones, when permanent surnames were forced on the Welsh population. Similarly, we have names such as Powell (ap Hywel), Pritchard (ap Richard), Price (ap Rhys) etc.
The ancestor in question, Thomas Jehu, would originally have been called Thomas ap Jehu, because his father's given name was Jehu. The latter was plainly named after the biblical king who was responsible for the demise of Jezebel, and given that during the latter part of the 16th century the Reformation was in full swing, this kind name was not unusual.
All this was told to me in a letter, which I have lost, from one Leo Derrick Jehu, some 30 - 35 years ago, and the above information is from memory and may contain some errors, but I believe to be substantially true.
More detailed information could be obtained from my sister, Myfanwy Jehu, at

Patrick (Reay) Jehu

Re: finding infro on the Jehu family

Posted: 17 Aug 2007 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jehu
Hi Patrick:

I've just discovered that I descend from a Jehu family that immigrated from Wales to Wisconsin (USA) in 1842. Names of those born in Wales and who immigrated at this time include Thomas E. Jehu (b. abt. 1780) and wife Elizabeth, Hugh Jehu (b. abt. 1800) and wife Sarah (b. abt 1802), and Thomas D. Jehu (b. 1825). A message posted on this board indicates that Thomas D. Jehu (the younger) was born in "Montgomeryshire, Wales" in 1825.

Recognizing that it's probably a long shot, I'm wondering if you or your sister can make a connection and/or tell me more (or where I can find more) about the Jehu family roots in Wales.

Thanks for any information you can provide.

Ted Hine
tedhine [at] sprynet [dotcom]
Louisville, Colorado, USA

Re: finding infro on the Jehu family

Posted: 23 Dec 2007 8:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JEHU
My mother was Evelyn Jehu and her father was William Jehu (b Dec 1888 - d 1920). I can trace my line back through the following Jehu's :- Thomas (b 1840 Bridgnorth Shropshire), Thomas (b 1812 Cleobury North, Shropshire). Thomas (b. 1781 Llanfair Caerinion). Thomas (b 1753 Llanfair Caerinion). David (b. 1686 Llnallugan). David (b. 1686 Llanfair Caerinion). Morris (b. 1654 Llanfair Caerinion). and my 8 X Great Grandfather was Hugh Jehu (b.1623 Llangyniew died 1690 at Llanfair Caerinion). I would like to find out if they all descend from your Thomas Jehu from Llanfair Caerinion. Or maybe Hugh was Thomas's brother? Please get in touch through

Re: finding infro on the Jehu family

Posted: 6 Apr 2009 3:27PM GMT
Classification: Will
Surnames: Jehu
Interested to hear of your Jehu ancestry. Through my mother, who was a Jehu from the Carno branch, I can trace my ancestry back as far as Hugh Jehu (circa 1732 - 1785) of Llanwnog, who was my 5x greatgrandfather. I assume you know of the Jehu Genealogy and commentary deposited by Derek Leo-Jehu in the National Library of Wales in the 1970s and which traces all known lines of descent from Jehu ap Richard (born circa 1585/90). His Will of 1647 and other family documents are held at the NLW, where I understand there are also other early Jehu Wills. Best Wishes, Kenneth John Jehu Milton

Re: finding info on the Jehu family

Posted: 10 Apr 2009 3:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JEHU
Kenneth - Your ancestry must run very close to mine. I obtained most of the early information from two cousins of mine who researched all of Leo Jehu's work with Walter Jehu (1905- 1981). I would love to hear from you, especially any information about the early Jehu's. Please send me your email address and I will invite you to view my tree titled 'Jehu Family Tree 1'. Kind regards Graham.

Re: finding info on the Jehu family

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 2:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jehu
Many thanks for your response. I would be most interested to see your family tree - I agree that we seem to have Jehu ancestors in common. Afraid I've been very lazy and haven't entered many details in the Ancestry.Com family tree but I have a detailed tree that I can send you as a Gedcom file, a JPEG file or whatever is most convenient.
Sorry that I got Leo Derrick-Jehu's name the wrong way round (!). Is the 'Walter' to whom you refer the Jehu who lived in Florida? I was briefly in touch with him in the 1980s.

I look forward to hearing from you: when I get your details we should be able to work out our relationship: probably something like fifth cousins twice removed!!

Best Wishes.

Re: finding info on the Jehu family

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JEHU
Kenneth, I have been able to invite you to see the 'Jehu' tree through your 'Ancestry' message name. Please get in touch via:

Re: finding infro on the Jehu family

Posted: 7 Jul 2009 2:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello all, I'm looking into the Jehu family as my grandmother's was Evelyn Roberts (nee Jehu). My mother has one diabled brother and no other family remaining in Shropshire where she was born. I thought as a nice 60th birthday present i could trace some of her family back through the tree, and as i now carry the Jehu name (as a second name) i would like to discover more. unfortauntely i have very little to go one apart from that my Grandmother Evelyn Jehu married my Grand father Mr Roberts (who i never knew) and they lived in Weston Rhyn, near Owestry. If anyone could help or pass on some info i would be very grateful!

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