When Elephaz W. Jones was born on 8 September 1780, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Eliphaz Jones, was 22 and his mother, Lavina Barber, was 20. He married Sarah Turner Gardner on 19 March 1814, in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 18 May 1852, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 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)’.
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