When Hiram L. Jones was born in 1827, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Bennett Jasper Jones, was 23 and his mother, Susan Mitchell Longly, was 27. He married Nancy D. Renick on 4 August 1852, in Travis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lampasas, Texas, United States in 1860 and Williamson, Texas, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 18 October 1894, in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Austin, Travis, 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)’.