Benjamin Jones

24 September 1741–10 November 1823 (Age 82)
Thornbury Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Jones was born on 24 September 1741, in Thornbury Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Rees Jones, was 35 and his mother, Amey Cock, was 32. He married Rebecca Eavenson in 1772, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 10 November 1823, in Birmingham Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Birmingham, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Jones
Rebecca Eavenson
Marriage: 1772
Phoebe Jones
Lydia Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Amy Jones
Phebe Jones
Hannah Jones
Benjamin Jones Jr
John Jones
Sidney Jones
Amy Jones
Rebecca Jones
Reece Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1772Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 35
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 35
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 45
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Benjamin Jones was a Quaker and the son of Reece Jones and Amy Cock/Cox. Records show he was born on 9th mo 29th, 1741 or November 29, 1741. Quakers include the number of the month and not the name of …

    Sources (30)

    • Benjamin Jones in entry for Sidney Jones, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Benj Jones in entry for Thomas Massey, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
    • Benjamin Jones, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

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