William Matthew Jones

17 November 1747–1778 (Age 30)
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Matthew

When William Matthew Jones was born on 17 November 1747, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Jones Sr., was 49 and his mother, Sarah Shaw, was 37. He married Mary Hill on 14 June 1766, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1778, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 31.

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William Matthew Jones
Mary Hill
Marriage: 14 June 1766
Mary Jones
Mary Ann Jones
Lucinda Jones
Thomas Mitchel Jones
Thomas E. Jones
Matthew Jones

Spouse and Children

14 June 1766
South Carolina, United States


    Mary Jones


    Mary Ann Jones


    Lucinda Jones



    Thomas E. Jones


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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 11

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 29

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

Age 29

North Carolina is the 12th state.

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)

  • William Jones, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • William Jones, "Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007"
  • William Jones, "South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913"

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