William Jones

12 February 1799–30 September 1879 (Age 80)
Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of William

When William Jones was born on 12 February 1799, in Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Jones, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellis, was 22. He married Mary Elizabeth Hughes in 1825, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1830 and Washington Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1870. He died on 30 September 1879, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Centerville Pioneer Cemetery, Fremont, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jones
Mary Elizabeth Hughes
Marriage: 1825
Sarah Matilda Jones
Catherine Ann Jones
Mary Elizabeth Jones
William Jones Jr.
Rebecca Jane Jones
Charlotte Jones
Mercy Jones
Mary Jones
Anna Maria Jones
Sarah Matilda Jones
David Carlos Jones

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  • Marriage
    1825New York City, New York County, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 4
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 432177;2007: 988471; 2010: 1425470)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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    Mary Elizabeth Jones story

    The Travels of Mary Elizabeth Jones Mary Elizabeth Jones was born the 17th of March 1828, at New York City, New York. Birth records show that she was the second child of this family. There were two …

    Sources (19)

    • William Jones in household of Simeon Stiver, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Jones, "United States Census, 1830"
    • William Jones, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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