Margaret C. Jones

1841–26 June 1855 (Age 14)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret C.

When Margaret C. Jones was born in 1841, in Texas, United States, her father, Marvin R. Jones, was 21 and her mother, Rachel, was 19. She lived in Milam, Texas, United States in 1850. She died on 26 June 1855, at the age of 14.

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Family Time Line

Marvin R. Jones
1820–1855
Rachel
1822–
Margaret C. Jones
1841–1855
Mary A. Jones
1843–1855
Martha Jones
1845–
Sarah Jones
1847–1855
Charles Jones
1848–
Patience Jones
1850–
James Jones
1850–1855

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World Events (4)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas
Age 3
Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1846
Age 5
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War
Age 5
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.

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.

Possible Related Names

John
Joines

Sources (1)

  • Margaret Jones in household of Marvel Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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