Martin Alexander Jones

23 September 1823–17 January 1867 (Age 43)
Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Martin Alexander

When Martin Alexander Jones was born on 23 September 1823, in Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, John Hodges “Jack” Jones, was 17 and his mother, Lucinda VanWinkle, was 15. He married Martha Ann Hardin on 19 January 1849, in Polk, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 January 1867, in Polk, Texas, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Moscow, Polk, Texas, United States.

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Martin Alexander Jones
Martha Ann Hardin
Marriage: 19 January 1849
William Barnett Hardin Jones
Hardin Jones
Margaret Jones
Claiborne ( Cleborn) Jones
Jerusha Jones
Martin Alexander Jones
Martha "Mattie" Jones
Elizabeth Jones

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19 January 1849
Polk, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 3

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 13

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.

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)

  • A M Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin A. Jones, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Alex Jones in entry for Martin Alexander Jones, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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