Lauratha "Lorthy" Martha Jones

12 January 1812–26 May 1873 (Age 61)
Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Lauratha "Lorthy" Martha

When Lauratha "Lorthy" Martha Jones was born on 12 January 1812, in Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, her father, William Jones, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Hale, was 22. She married Chapman Duncan on 12 March 1846, in Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 26 May 1873, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Chapman Duncan
Lauratha "Lorthy" Martha Jones
Marriage: 12 March 1846
Boy Duncan
William Duncan
Charles Litt Duncan
Emily Deseret Duncan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1846Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 12
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 18
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Sources (5)

    • Lorthy Duncan in household of Chaplin Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lauratha Duncan in household of Chapman Duncan, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Lauratha Jones - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Lauratha Jones

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