Jonathan Negus is the first person of the
Negus family to be identified. It is assumed that he was born
in England, but there is no known record. His wife, Jane Deighton,
married (1) John Lugg in St. Nicholas, co. Gloucester, England,
on January 3, 1627. She and her first husband came to America
about 1638. There were children from this first marriage. See
details elsewhere in Volume III. and earlier records in Volume
II. After John Lugg died, Jane Deighton married (2) Jonathan Negus
Jonathan was Clerk of the Writs in Boston
in 1651 and for several years after. He had an estate at Muddy
River. He lived in Boston in 1678. He and his wife are reported
as living in both Taunton and Swansea, MA. According to the records,
they had a son and a daughter as follows:
Following the death of Isaac Negus, Hannah Andrews married (2) William Corbett.
From correspondence with Mrs. Mildred Mather,
Archivist-Librarian o the Herbert Hoover Memorial Library in West
Branch, Iowa, it was determined that this said Herbert F. Hoover
is a direct descendant of Andrew Hoover, seven generations removed,
who was the direct ancestor of Herbert C. Hoover, President of
the United States, he being a fifth generation descendant of the
same Andrew Hoover. It is interesting to note that Herbert C.
Hoover, Jr., son of the President, was a radio engineer, working
for Charlie Negus James, Sr., father of Homer Beers James, at
Western Air Express, in the early 1930's. Also, on two occasions,
Homer Beers James met the President at the airport at West Yellowstone,
Montana. The President often fished at a ranch on the Madison
River near West Yellowstone.
8 Rebecca Negus, born October 6, 1865.
Elma and William Mather had two children as
A curious entry was discovered by Homer Beers James in Hinshaw's "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol 7, Part 3 and 4". There is a record, dated June 14, 1854, for the Honey Creek Monthly Meeting, "New London", Howard County, Indiana, that a Shaidlock Negus, from Cedar County, IA, son of Shaidlock and Sarah Negus (both deceased) married Ann K. Benbow. On October 14, 1854, Ann Negus and daughter, Elizabeth Ann White, were granted a certification to the Red Cedar Monthly Meeting in Iowa. Shaidlock Negus, Jr. died January 13, 1853, according to other records. He does not appear in the 1860 census. [Ed. Note: This matter needs more investigation.]
Lillian Negus probably died by 1940.
See continuation and details of this lineage under the James Line.