Jones

about 1828–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Jones

When Jones was born about 1828, in Georgia, United States, her father, Henry Jones, was 28 and her mother, Frances Goodwin, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Henry Jones
1800–1878
Frances Goodwin
1799–1892
C Jones
1826–
Jones
1826–
Jones
1827–
Jones
1828–
Rebecca Jones
1830–
Rebecca C Billingsley
1828–
Jeremiah Martin Jones
1831–1915
Aaron Solomon Jones
1836–1923

Parents and Siblings

    Male1800–1878Male

    Frances Goodwin

    Female1799–1892Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1826–Female

    Male1826–Male

    Male1827–Male

    Rebecca C Billingsley

    Female1828–Female

    Female1828–Female

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World Events (3)

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 4

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

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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