Theodore Finley Jones

27 November 1828–10 July 1888 (Age 59)
Texas, United States

The Life of Theodore Finley

When Theodore Finley Jones was born on 27 November 1828, in Texas, United States, his father, John Watson Jones, was 52 and his mother, Tamson Dare Finley, was 39. He married Mary Jane Thayer on 13 September 1855. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 July 1888, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Nixa, Christian, Missouri, United States.

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Theodore Finley Jones
Mary Jane Thayer
Marriage: 13 September 1855
William Thayer Jones
Charles Clinton Jones
Charles Clinton James
William J. Jones
Mary Emma Jones

Spouse and Children

13 September 1855


    William Thayer Jones


    Charles Clinton Jones


    Charles Clinton James


    William J. Jones



Parents and Siblings

    John Watson Jones





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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 1

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 16

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

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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Sources (3)

  • Theodore Jones, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Theodore Jones in entry for William J. Jones and Mariam Marsh, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Theodore Jones, "Find A Grave Index"

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