Benjamin Jones

2 July 1807–28 March 1841 (Age 33)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Jones was born on 2 July 1807, in Virginia, United States, his father, William S. Jones, was 37 and his mother, Sophia Marie Russ, was 31. 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 Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Jones
1807–1841
Marie Ann Higginbotham
1807–1889
Marriage: 30 April 1837
Marie Sophia Jones
1830–1899
Martha Mary Jones
1834–1856
Elizabeth Evalina Jones
1835–1925
Marie Anne Jones
1838–1887
Virginie Jones
1838–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 April 1837
Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    William S. Jones

    Male1770–1822Male

    Sophia Marie Russ

    Female1775–1895Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 5

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 12

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: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Janis in entry for Sophie Janis, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"
  • Benjamin Jones in entry for Marie Anne Jones, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"
  • Benjamin Jones in entry for Martha Jones, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"

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