Joseph Jones

31 May 1817–22 May 1886 (Age 68)
Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Jones was born on 31 May 1817, in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Jones, was 46 and his mother, Mary Pidding, was 43. He married Jane Thornton on 9 February 1838, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1860, at the age of 43, his occupation is listed as machinist in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He died on 22 May 1886, in Enoch, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Jones
Jane Thornton
Marriage: 9 February 1838
Mary Ann Jones
Charles Edward Jones
Henry Thornton Jones
Eliza Emily Jones
Selena Ann Jones
Samuel Walter Jones
Clara Jane Jones
Joseph Erastus Jones
Annie Maria Jones
Lucy May Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1838Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 6
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 19
    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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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Jones & Jane Thornton

    Joseph Jones was born 31 May 1817 at Greenberfield, Yorkshore, England. His father was Isaac Jones and his mother was Mary Pedding. Joseph was the 11th of 13 children. His father was a master mechani …

    Sources (20)

    • Joseph Jones, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph J. Jones in entry for Clara Jane Bryant, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Joseph Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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