Theodore Finley Jones

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

The Life Summary 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

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  • Marriage
    13 September 1855
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)
    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: 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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    Sources (5)

    • Theodore Jones, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Theodore Finley Jones - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 27 November 1828; ,,Texas, United States
    • Theodore Jones in entry for William J. Jones and Mariam Marsh, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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