Thankful Jones

before 8 April 1764–10 September 1827 (Age 63)
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Jones was born before 8 April 1764, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Jones, was 42 and her mother, Bethiah Robinson, was 37. She married Zuriel Bourne on 6 March 1782, in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 10 September 1827, in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Methodist Society Burying Ground, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Zuriel Bourne
Thankful Jones
Marriage: 6 March 1782
Frances Bourne
Capt Silas Jones Bourne
William Augustus Bourne
Susanna Bourne
Roland Robinson Bourne
James Hervey Bourne
Henry Constantine Bourne
Alexander Franklin Bourn

Spouse and Children

    Zuriel Bourne



6 March 1782
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


    Frances Bourne


    Capt Silas Jones Bourne


    William Augustus Bourne


    Susanna Bourne


    Roland Robinson Bourne


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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 17

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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  • Thankful Jones, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thankful Jones, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thankful Jones, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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