When Robert Blackwell Jones was born on 16 January 1794, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Jones, was 39 and his mother, Catharine Blackwell Jones, was 24. He married Elizabeth Goodwin Blackwell on 20 December 1815, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Saint Andrews Parish, Brunswick, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died in 1866, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.
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)’.