Robert Blackwell Jones

Male16 January 1794–1866

Brief Life History of Robert Blackwell

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.

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Robert Blackwell Jones
Elizabeth Goodwin Blackwell
Marriage: 20 December 1815
John Robert Jones
Vespena Emily Jones
Benjamin Stephen Jones
Paul Jones
Minerva A Jones
James Jones

Sources (5)

  • Robt B Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert B. Jones, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Robt Jones in entry for Benja S Jones, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1815Lunenburg, Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    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.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 18

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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