The Family Trees of Jonestown

Trees, by Annie Moore

The following is an index of family trees for people who were in Jonestown and Georgetown at the time of the mass deaths on 18 November 1978. These family trees are designed to be read in conjunction with the entries on the Who Died list to give a complete picture of family life in Jonestown.

For purposes of this section, a family is defined as any grouping of two or more people who had a biological, marital or – especially in Jonestown – well-known, longstanding relationship. The number of Jonestown residents on each tree appears in parentheses on each listing.

The Singles in Jonestown is a list of those Jonestown residents for whom there were no known relations in the community on November 18, 1978, and appears following the list of family trees.

This research document is original to this site. Please credit this website for any use of this material.

Sharon Amos Family Tree (4)

Shirley Mae Wilson Baisy Family Tree (8)

Barbara Baker Family Tree (5)

Beam Family Tree (7)

Beikman Family Tree (4)

Bell Family Tree (5)

Bogue Family Tree (9)

Boutte Family Tree (4)

Edna May Bowman Family Tree (6)

Lois Breidenbach Family Tree (6)

Brooks/Strider Family Tree (2)

Brown Family Tree (8)

Minnie Buckley Family Tree (6)

Cain Family Tree (2)

Cannon Family Tree (3)

Carroll Family Tree (9)

Carter Family Tree (9)

Cartmell Family Tree (4)

Castillo Family Tree (2)

Catney/Kelley Family Tree (2)

Chaikin Family Tree (4)

Christian Family Tree (4)

Clark/Louie Relationship (3)

Clay Family Tree (4)

Cobb Family Tree (13)

Cole Family Tree (2)

Cordell Family Tree (23)

Corey Family Tree (2)

Mary Maide Cottingham Family Tree (8)

Lucy Crenshaw Family Tree (5)

Betty Daniel Family Tree (4)

Velma Darnes Family Tree (6)

Frances Davis Family Tree (2)

Grover Davis Family Tree (4)

Margarita Davis Family Tree (6)

Robert Davis Family Tree (3)

Dennis Family Tree (6)

DePina Family Tree (2)

Roseana Dickerson Family Tree (4)

Violatt Dillard Family Tree (5)

Farene Douglas Family Tree (6)

Joyce & Calvin Douglas Family Tree (3)

Nena Downs Family Tree (8)

Duckett Family Tree (6)

Duncan Family Tree (5)

Ellen Dupont Family Tree (2)

Edwards Family Tree (2)

Laetitia Eichler Family Tree (5)

Evans Family Tree (5)

Fair Family Tree (2)

Barbara Farrell Family Tree (2)

Fields Family Tree (4)

Fitch Family Tree (6)

Toi Fonzelle Family Tree (3)

Mary Lee Ford Family Tree (4)

Viola Forks Family Tree (5)

Fortson Family Tree (2)

Mary Garcia Family Tree (2)

George Family Tree (3)

Mattie Gibson Family Tree (4)

Gieg Family Tree (6)

Irma Lee Gill Family Tree (6)

Godshalk Family Tree (2)

Henry Lee Gomez Family Tree (2)

Goodspeed Family Tree (2)

Vernon Gosney Family Tree (2)

Graham Family Tree (2)

Griffith Family Tree (8)

Grubbs Family Tree (7)

Ottie Guy Family Tree (6)

Hall Family Tree (2)

Annie Mae Harris Family Tree (2)

Willie Maude Harris Family Tree (2)

Hicks Family Tree (5)

Hill Family Tree (2)

Hines Family Tree (3)

Houston Family Tree (3)

Ijames Family Tree (5)

Inghram Family Tree (3)

D.B. Jackson Family Tree (2)

Donald/C.J. Jackson Family Tree (5)

Lourece Jackson Family Tree (4)

Ralph Jackson Family Tree (3)

Rosa Jackson Family Tree (3)

John James Family Tree (5)

Margaret James Family Tree (2)

Janaro Family Tree (5)

Jeffery Family Tree (2)

Bette Jean Johnson Family Tree (2)

Clara Johnson Family Tree (7)

Irra Johnson Family Tree (2)

Mary Allie Johnson Family Tree (5)

Mary E. Johnson Family Tree (2)

Naomi Johnson Family Tree (7)

Patsy Ruth Johnson Family Tree (5)

Ruby Neal Johnson Family Tree (9)

Annette Jones Family Tree (4)

Brenda Jones Family Tree (2)

Earnest Jones Family Tree (2)

Eliza Jones Family Tree (4)

Lynetta Jones Family Tree (25)

Keaton Family Tree (2)

Kice Family Tree (6)

Klingman Family Tree (5)

Kutulas Family Tree (2)

Georgia Lee Lacy Family Tree (3)

Langston Family Tree (2)

Layton Family Tree (5)

Fred Lewis Family Tree (9)

Lue Ester Lewis Family Tree (3)

Livingston Family Tree (3)

Minnie Lyles Family Tree (5)

Dorothy Macon Family Tree (3)

Earnestine March Family Tree (4)

Marshall Family Tree (5)

Estelle McCall Family Tree (4)

McCann Family Tree (3)

McKnight Family Tree (5)

McMurry Family Tree (7)

Mercer Family Tree (2)

Cassandra Minor Family Tree (2)

Callie Mae Mitchell Family Tree (8)

L.C. Mitchell Family Tree (7)

Betty Moore Family Tree (2)

John Moore Family Tree (5)

Morgan Family Tree (2)

Lugenia Morrison Family Tree (3)

Moton Family Tree (5)

Nelson Family Tree (7)

Newell Family Tree (10)

Oliver Family Tree (4)

Edith Parks Family Tree (9)

Lenora Perkins Family Tree (9)

Richardell Perkins Family Tree (7)

Lois Ponts Family Tree (3)

Pugh Family Tree (2)

Marilyn Pursley Family Tree (6)

Estella Railback Family Tree (2)

Reed/Rodgers Family Tree (2)

Rhea Family Tree (3)

Rochelle Family Tree (7)

Mary Johnson Rodgers Family Tree (3)

Aurora Rodriguez Family Tree (7)

Mary Rollins Family Tree (2)

Annie Joyce Rozynko Family Tree (6)

Margaret Ruggerio Family Tree (3)

Runnels Family Tree (2)

Douglas Sanders Family Tree (2)

Flora Sanders Family Tree (2)

Scheid Family Tree (5)

Schroeder Family Tree (3)

Barbara/Marcia Simon Family Tree (4)

Jose Simon Family Tree (9)

Pauline Simon Family Tree (7)

Simpson Family Tree (2)

Sines Family Tree (2)

Sly Family Tree (3)

Barbara Smith Family Tree (5)

David Smith Family Tree (7)

Vernon Smith Family Tree (2)

Sneed Family Tree (2)

Dorothy Soloman Family Tree (5)

Martha Souder Family Tree (4)

Stahl Family Tree (10)

Staten Family Tree (2)

Sharon Lee Stone Family Tree (3)

Swaney Family Tree (3)

Swinney Family Tree (13)

Talley Family Tree (9)

Armella Tardy Family Tree (2)

Carolyn Thomas Family Tree (3)

Gabriel Thomas Family Tree (2)

Vennie Thompson Family Tree (3)

Thrash/Edwards Family Tree (2)

Touchette Family Tree (8)

Tropp Family Tree (2)

Tschetter Family Tree (4)

Rita Tupper Family Tree (6)

Bruce Turner Family Tree (5)

Turner/Walker Family Tree (2)

Inez Wagner Family Tree (10)

Barbara Walker Family Tree (4)

Warren Family Tree (5)

Wilhite Family Tree (4)

Ezekiel Wilson Family Tree (3)

Jewell Wilson Family Tree (5)

Wotherspoon Family Tree (3)

Leomy Wright Family Tree (10)

The Singles in Jonestown

Notes: As differentiated from many family trees – which reach from the most current generation backward into the past as far as records can be found – these trees begin with the oldest member of a family in the lefthand column and list succeeding generations towards the right. Similarly, for the most part, the trees are alphabetized according to the matriarch or patriarch of a family grouping. (Exceptions to this include a tree consisting of a single pairing, in which case both partners are listed, or when several members of the oldest generation of a family lived in Jonestown, in which case, we elected to list it according to the family member with the most descendants.)

Due to the sometimes incomplete or contradictory nature of the totality of the records upon which this research is based, there are undoubtedly errors. Please contact Fielding McGehee with any corrections you may have. Thank you.

Legend:

People who belonged to two or more family trees – usually due to marriage – are hotlinked within each tree.

Red type indicates Jonestown survivors of the deaths on November 18. For purposes of this listing (and for the website as a whole), a survivor is defined as a member of Peoples Temple who was in Guyana on November 18 and who did not die that day.

Blue type designates minors, the 304 children and young adults under 18 years of age.

~ = Guardian/ward relationship

* = Relatives of Jonestown residents who were members of Peoples Temple but who were not in Guyana on November 18, 1978.

† = The eight people who died in Jonestown of natural causes before November 18, 1978.

ƒ = Family members who were not known to be part of Peoples Temple (This aspect of the list should not be considered exhaustive).

ç = Relatives or former members who were considered hostile to the Temple or who had joined the oppositional group, known as Concerned Relatives.

Last modified on July 21st, 2017.
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