Sampson Jones

about 1774–5 September 1854 (Age 80)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Sampson

When Sampson Jones was born about 1774, in Virginia, United States, his father, Richard W. C. Blue Jones, was 50 and his mother, Martha Ward, was 19. He married Sarah Miles on 20 June 1793, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 5 September 1854, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80.

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Sampson Jones
Sarah Miles
Marriage: 20 June 1793
Elizabeth J Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Nancy Jones
Mary Polly Jones
Jane Jones
Martha Winfrey Jones
Ansel Jones

Spouse and Children

20 June 1793
Franklin, Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Richard W. C. Blue Jones





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World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 6

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 26

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.

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)

  • Sampson Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sampson Jones in entry for Clement Davis, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Sampson Jones, "Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970"

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