Lydia King

16 March 1819–15 June 1881 (Age 62)
Centre Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia King was born on 16 March 1819, in Centre Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jesse King, was 32 and her mother, Mary Rugg, was 30. She married John Jonas on 2 March 1837, in Perry, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pike Township, Perry, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Perry, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died on 15 June 1881, in New Lexington, Perry, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in New Lexington, Perry, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jonas
Lydia King
Marriage: 2 March 1837
Mary Jane Jonas
Harriet A Jonas
Charlotte Jonas
Joseph Jonas
William Jasper Jonas
Jesse A Jonas
Lucy Jonas
James Newton Jonas
Jeremiah King Jonas

Spouse and Children

2 March 1837
Perry, Ohio, United States


    Mary Jane Jonas


    Harriet A Jonas


    Charlotte Jonas


    Joseph Jonas


    William Jasper Jonas


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse King


    Mary Rugg






    Samuel King


    William Jesse King



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

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

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Jonas in household of John Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Jonas in household of John Jonas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Jonas in household of John Jonas, "United States Census, 1880"

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