Martin Jones

Brief Life History of Martin

When Martin Jones was born on 6 September 1788, in Craig, Virginia, United States, his father, Philip Jones, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Henrietta Graham, was 17. He married Polly Garrison on 20 July 1812, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Mattoon Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died about 1867, in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Martin Jones
Lucinda Wilson
Marriage: 26 June 1830
Nellie Jones
Oliver Jones
Joel A. Jones
Manessah Jones
Peter J Jones
Susan Jane Jones
Elijah P Jones

Sources (14)

  • Martin Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martin Jones, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Martin Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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George Washington elected first president of United States.

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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