Nathaniel Vary Jones

Brief Life History of Nathaniel Vary

When Nathaniel Vary Jones was born on 13 October 1822, in Brighton, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Jones, was 50 and his mother, Lucinda Kingsley, was 32. He married Rebecca Maria Burton on 13 March 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 15 February 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Vary Jones
1822–1863
Rebecca Maria Burton
1826–1888
Marriage: 13 March 1845
Clara Lucinda Jones
1846–1885
Harriet Cecelia Jones
1848–1917
Samuel Jones
1849–1849
Nathaniel Vary Jones Jr
1850–1921
Isabel Maria Jones
1852–1854
Mary Ann Jones
1856–1937
Frederick Burton Jones
1858–1881
William Burton Jones
1861–1921

Sources (167)

  • Nathaniel V Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • California, U.S., County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980
  • Nathaniel Jones, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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