Mary Elizabeth Jones

1831–3 August 1863 (Age 32)
White, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Jones was born in 1831, in White, Arkansas, United States, her father, Clisby Riggs " Tib" Jones, was 23 and her mother, Malinda VanWinkle, was 18. She married Cicero Benjamin Burns on 1 May 1854, in Columbia, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lafayette, Arkansas, United States in 1850. She died on 3 August 1863, in Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Cicero Benjamin Burns
Mary Elizabeth Jones
Marriage: 1 May 1854
Melinda Jane Burns
Andrew Clisby Burns
Emily Frances Burns

Spouse and Children

1 May 1854
Columbia, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1835: White, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: White, Arkansas, United States

Age 15

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

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)

  • Elizabeth Jones in household of Clisty Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jones in entry for A C Burns, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Mary Elizabeth Jones, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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