Josiah Jones

1836–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Jones was born in 1836, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Stephen Jones, was 46 and his mother, Martha Jones, was 45. He lived in Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Jones
1790–
Martha Jones
1791–
Betsey Jones
1828–1871
Mary Louisa Jones
1835–1897
Josiah Jones
1836–

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Jones

    Male1790–Male

    Martha Jones

    Female1791–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 10

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

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.

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  • Josiah Jones in household of Stephen Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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