Elephaz W. Jones

Brief Life History of Elephaz W.

When Elephaz W. Jones was born on 8 September 1780, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Eliphaz Jones, was 22 and his mother, Lovinia 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.

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Elephaz W. Jones
1780–1852
Louisa Warner
1790–1872
Marriage: 20 August 1825
Sarah Eloisa Jones
1826–1887
Eliphas Warner Jones
1832–

Sources (23)

  • Eliphas W Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliphas Jones, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Eliphaz Jones, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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