Eliza Jane Jones

Female15 July 1833–10 May 1910

Brief Life History of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Jones was born on 15 July 1833, in Vermont, United States, her father, Isaac G. Jones, was 34 and her mother, Lydia F. Stevens, was 30. She married James C Craig Jr on 29 October 1855, in Topsham, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 10 May 1910, in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James C Craig Jr
Eliza Jane Jones
Marriage: 29 October 1855
Charles Craig
Carlos Bartlett Craig
George E Craig
Jennie E Craig
Fannie M Craig

Sources (11)

  • Eliza J Craige in household of James J Crange, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Craig & Eliza Jane Jones, Marriage - "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Eliza Craig in household of James Craig, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1855Topsham, Orange, Vermont, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 1

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Bureau, Illinois, United States

    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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    Story Highlight

    1860 Henry Harvey and Jennie Craig Bennett

    HENRY HARVEY BENNETT was born November 15, 1860, at Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois. He married JENNIE CRAIG November 5, 1885, at Neponset. She was born January 29, 1866, at Neponset, the daughter …

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