John Henry Jones

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Jones was born on 11 November 1797, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Henry Jones, was 22 and his mother, Mary Agnes, was 17. He married Martha Jane Wootton on 24 June 1832, in Washington Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 16 January 1850, in Brazos, Texas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Brazos Land District, Texas, United States.

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John Henry Jones
Martha Jane Wootton
Marriage: 24 June 1832
Wesley Watson Jones
John Henry Jones Jr.
Albert Thomas Jones
Eliza Ann Jones
Mary Ann Isabella Jones
Columbus Pierce Jones
Sam Houston Jones
Martha Ann Jones
Medora W Jones
Missouri Wooten Jones

Sources (5)

  • John H. Jones, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Jno H Jones in entry for Columbus Pierce Jones, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • John Henry Jones, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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