Mary Phoenix Jones

Brief Life History of Mary Phoenix

When Mary Phoenix Jones was born on 17 March 1837, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Jones, was 27 and her mother, Alice Gee, was 26. She married John Siddoway on 1 June 1860, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and lived in Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 20 September 1866, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Siddoway
1838–1902
Mary Phoenix Jones
1837–1866
Marriage: 1 June 1860
Mary Alice Siddoway
1862–1937
John Siddoway Jr.
1863–1948
James Sidewey
1864–
William Richard Siddoway
1865–1867

Sources (10)

  • Mary Siddoway in household of John Siddoway, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Phoenix Siddoway, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Jones in entry for John Siddoway, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

World Events (8)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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I am the granddaughter of Robert Haddrick Siddoway's daughter, Myrl Esther Siddoway Coltrin. I have collected this information from family stories from my grandmother before her death and others in th …

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