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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Family Time Line

William Matthew Jones
1747–1778
Mary Hill
1754–1788
Marriage: 14 June 1766
Mary Jones
1766–
Mary Ann Jones
1768–
Lucinda Jones
1770–
Thomas Mitchel Jones
1771–1861
Thomas E. Jones
1772–1850
Matthew Jones
1774–1855

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 June 1766
South Carolina, United States
children

(6)

    Mary Jones

    Female1766–Female

    Mary Ann Jones

    Female1768–Female

    Lucinda Jones

    Female1770–Female

    Male1771–1861Male

    Thomas E. Jones

    Male1772–1850Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

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.
1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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.

Possible Related Names

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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