Nancy Catherine Jones

March 1830–18 December 1909 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy Catherine

When Nancy Catherine Jones was born in March 1830, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Bennett Jasper Jones, was 26 and her mother, Susan Mitchell Longly, was 30. She married Hudson Shaw Aken on 22 March 1853, in Travis Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Round Rock, Williamson, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 18 December 1909, in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cleburne Memorial Park, Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hudson Shaw Aken
Nancy Catherine Jones
Marriage: 22 March 1853
James Monroe Aken
Henry Wilburn Aken

Spouse and Children

22 March 1853
Travis Land District, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 5

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 32

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Jones in household of Bennett Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catherine Jones in household of Bennett Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Shannon in household of Henry W Aken, "United States Census, 1900"

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