Benjamin Jones

25 April 1805–28 March 1841 (Age 35)
Cedar Creek, Hanover, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Jones was born on 25 April 1805, in Cedar Creek, Hanover, Virginia, United States, his father, William S. Jones Esq, was 35 and his mother, Sophia Marie Russ, was 29. He married Mary 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 Grand Coteau, 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
Mary Ann Higginbotham
Marriage: 30 April 1837
Marie Sophia Jones
Martha Mary Jones
Elizabeth Evalina Jones
Marie Anne Jones
Virginie Jones

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  • Marriage
    30 April 1837Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
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    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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    Sources (9)

    • Benjamin Janis in entry for Sophie Janis, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"
    • 1840 United States Federal Census
    • U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607–1943

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