When Catharine Jones was born on 17 October 1826, her father, George Jones, was 28 and her mother, Mary Jones, was 23. She married John Jones on 17 October 1848, in Llangunnor, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Llandefeilog, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 2 January 1855, at the age of 28, and was buried in Llangunnor, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom.
Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
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.
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)’.