Benjamin Jones

Male25 April 1805–28 March 1841

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Jones was born on 25 April 1805, in Cedar Creek, Hanover, Virginia, United States, his father, William Strother Jones Esq, was 36 and his mother, Sophia Marie Russ, was 29. He married Marie Ann Higginbotham on 30 April 1837, in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died on 28 March 1841, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States.

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Benjamin Jones
Marie Ann Higginbotham
Marriage: 30 April 1837
Marie Sophia Jones
Martha Mary Jones
Elizabeth Evalina Jones
Marie Anne Jones
Virginie Jones

Sources (9)

  • 1840 United States Federal Census
  • Benjamin Jones, "Louisiana, Marriages, 1816-1906"
  • Benjamin Janis in entry for Sophie Janis, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1837Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

    Age 2

    Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 14

    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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