Jenkins Jones

11 April 1742–1824 (Age 81)
New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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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Jenkins Jones
Ann Ewer
Marriage: 27 October 1767
Nathan Jones
Rebecca Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Rebecca Jones
Elizabeth Jones

Spouse and Children

27 October 1767
Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


    Nathan Jones


    Rebecca Jones


    Elizabeth Jones


    Rebecca Jones


    Elizabeth Jones


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World Events (6)


Age 34

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

Age 34

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

Age 44

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: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jenkins Jones, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Jenkins Jones, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994;

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