Nancy Catherine Jones

Brief Life History 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 Justice Precinct 2, Williamson, Texas, United States in 1880 and 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

Mark Bennett Shannon
Nancy Catherine Jones
Marriage: about 1857
Thomas Leander Shannon
Mark Benjamin Shannon
David Bennett Shannon
Susan Jane Shannon
John Walker Shannon
James Polk Shannon
Wayne Ellis Shannon

Sources (16)

  • Nancy C Shannon in household of Mark B Shannon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy C Jones, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Nancy Catherine Jones Shannon, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.


Historical Boundaries 1833: St. Clair County created from Lafayette County, Non-County Areas 15 and 16.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

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: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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