Jacob Gorshorn Jones

1812–1890 (Age 78)
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob Gorshorn

When Jacob Gorshorn Jones was born on 3 January 1812, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William James Jones, was 27 and his mother, Mary Gooshorn, was 16. He married Hannah Gorsuch about 1845, in Tell Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 12 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Tell Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 2 August 1890, in Shade Valley, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Nossville, Tell Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Gorshorn Jones
Hannah Gorsuch
Marriage: about 1845
Virginia Jones
Martin L Jones
Mary R Jones
Emma F Jones
Judson G. Jones
Eliza Jones
Annie Jones
B dau Jones
Bro Jones
C dau Jones
D dau Jones
Virginia Catherine Jones
Alonzo Jones
Anna Rebekah Jones
Alice Jones
Lydia Eliza Jones

Spouse and Children

about 1845
Tell Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States


    Virginia Jones


    Virginia Catherine Jones


    Alonzo Jones


    Martin L Jones


    Mary R Jones


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Sources (3)

  • J Gasthorn Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob G Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob G Jones, "United States Census, 1870"

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