Thomas Jefferson Jones

3 April 1855–11 April 1946 (Age 91)
Corinth, Howard, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Jones was born on 3 April 1855, in Corinth, Howard, Arkansas, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Jones, was 23 and his mother, Mary Jane Copeland, was 16. He married Melinda Jane Clingan on 6 December 1877, in Pike, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Ratliffe Township, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 11 April 1946, in Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Jones
Melinda Jane Clingan
Marriage: 6 December 1877
Rosa Lee Jones
Melvin Wiley Jones
Lillie Pearl Jones
Nancy Ellen Jones
Thomas Luther Jones
Viola Dorcus Jones

Spouse and Children

6 December 1877
Pike, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1873: Howard, Arkansas, United States
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 26

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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)

  • Thomas J Louis in household of Charles W Louis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • T J Jones in household of C W Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas J Jones, "United States Census, 1930"

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