Jenkins Jones

Brief Life History of Jenkins

When Jenkins Jones was born on 11 April 1742, in New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Jones, was 34 and his mother, Martha West, was 34. He married Ann Ewer on 27 October 1767, in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died in 1824, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Jenkins Jones
1742–1824
Ann Ewer
1735–
Marriage: 27 October 1767
Nathan Jones
1761–
Rebecca Jones
1770–
Elizabeth Jones
1772–
Rebecca Jones
1763–
Elizabeth Jones
1765–

Sources (5)

  • Jenkins Jones, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99B-KZ6L?cc=1999196&wc=9PM8-FM7%3A268497401%2C268781501
  • Jenkins Jones, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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