When Caleb Jones was born on 18 February 1834, his father, George Jones, was 36 and his mother, Mary Jones, was 31. He married Rachel David on 23 November 1856, in Llangiwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Llandefeilog, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Llangiwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 26 April 1896, at the age of 62.
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)’.