Caleb Jones

Brief Life History of Caleb

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.

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Caleb Jones
Rachel David
Marriage: 23 November 1856
Mary Jones
Ann Jones
John Caleb Jones
Catherine Jones
George Jones
Hannah Jones
Miriam Jones
Ann Miriam Jones

Sources (6)

  • Caleb Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Calab Jones, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • Caleb Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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World Events (5)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

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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