When Martha Ann Jones was born on 10 January 1847, her father, Elias Jones, was 28 and her mother, Christiana McLennan, was 28. She married Phillip Bible Speegle on 11 August 1869, in McLennan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 25 March 1889, at the age of 42, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.
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)’.