James Jones

1760–
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Jones was born in 1760, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Ebenezer Jones Sr, was 25 and his mother, Jemima Delavan, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Ebenezer Jones Sr
1735–1814
Jemima Delavan
1728–
James Jones
1760–
John Jones
1761–
Esther Jones
1762–1845
Benjamin Jones
1763–1835
Jonathan Jones
1765–1799
Sarah Jones
1766–
Phebe Jones
1768–

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World Events (3)

1776
Age 16
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 16
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1788
Age 28
Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788, the fifth State

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

Joynes
John
Jines
Johnes
Joines

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