William Samuel Jones

Brief Life History of William Samuel

When William Samuel Jones was born on 19 June 1813, in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Hugh Jones, was 27 and his mother, Ann Owen, was 23. He married Elizabeth Owen on 17 October 1838, in Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Llanddyfnan, Anglesey, Wales in 1871. He died on 25 March 1906, in Wilford, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Wilford, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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William Samuel Jones
Elizabeth Owen
Marriage: 17 October 1838
William Samuel Jones
Ellen Jones
John Jones
Ann Jones
Thomas Jones
Mary Elizabeth Jones

Sources (25)

  • William Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Jones, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • William Samuel Jones, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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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