Zachariah Howe Jones

Male3 September 1744–31 July 1817

Brief Life History of Zachariah Howe

When Zachariah Howe Jones was born on 3 September 1744, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Caleb Jones, was 31 and his mother, Mary Frisbie, was 32. He married Jane Dibble on 3 May 1766, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 31 July 1817, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Cornwall Cemetery, Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Zachariah Howe Jones
Jane Dibble
Marriage: 3 May 1766
Abigail Jones
Caleb Jones

Sources (7)

  • Zacheriah How Jones, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Cap. Zachariah H. Jones, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Zachariah Jones, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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  • Marriage
    3 May 1766Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 14

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    Age 32

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 37

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    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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