Lafayette William Jones

Male16 November 1845–7 January 1928

Brief Life History of Lafayette William

When Lafayette William Jones was born on 16 November 1845, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Isaac Whittaker Jones, was 31 and his mother, Eunice Jane Griffin, was 28. He married Amelia Sophia Smith on 17 September 1867, in Madison, Madison, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 3, Harris, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 January 1928, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lafayette William Jones
1845–1928
Amelia Sophia Smith
1851–1942
Marriage: 17 September 1867
Annie Elizabeth Jones
1869–1962
Willie Eunice Jones
1871–1951
Horace Edwin Jones
1872–1950
Charles F Jones
1875–1954
William Lafayette Jones
1877–1958
Marena Susan Jones
1879–1965
Amelia Zylphia Jones West Airhart
1881–1965

Sources (29)

  • L W Jones, "United States Census, 1920"
  • L W Jones, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • L W Jones, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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  • Marriage
    17 September 1867Madison, Madison, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1846 · Mexican-American War

    Age 1

    Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 5

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

    1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

    Age 25

    Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

    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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