Dan Jones

Brief Life History of Dan

When Dan Jones was born on 4 August 1810, in Halkyn, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Jones, was 35 and his mother, Ruth Roberts, was 34. He married Jane Melling on 3 January 1837, in Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 3 January 1862, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Dan Jones
Jane Melling
Marriage: 3 January 1837
Daughter Jones
John Madoc Jones
Emily Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Claudia Jones
James Jones
Dan J. Jones
Joseph Dan Jones
Willard Melling Jones

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  • Dan Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dan Jones Christening & Birth Record
  • Dan Jones, "Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900"

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War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


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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.

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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History of Dan Jones

HISTORY OF DAN JONES by Ron Dennis excerpts from writings of Merling D. Clyde Dan Jones, familiarly known as Capt. Dan Jones, was born August 4, 1811, in Flintshire, Wales, the son of Thomas and Ruth …

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