Zephaniah Jones

21 September 1824–11 June 1883 (Age 58)
Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Zephaniah

When Zephaniah Jones was born on 21 September 1824, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Jones, was 30 and his mother, Jemima Davies, was 24. He married Amy Amelia Morris on 5 July 1845. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 11 June 1883, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in St. John, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zephaniah Jones
Caroline Thomas
Marriage: 13 February 1859
Catherine Matilda Jones
Mary Blanche Jones
Ephraim Edward Jones
John Jones
Henry Jones
Rhoda Louise Jones
Eli Holt Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1859Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 6
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 19
    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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    Story Highlight

    Samuel Davis and Mary “Polly” Blanch Jones

    Samuel Davis 1848 - 1926 Mary “Polly” Blanch Jones 1859 - 1884 When they were eight or nine years old, the boys of the village went to work in the mines with their father. Sam injured his hand whil …

    Sources (34)

    • Zephaniah Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Zephaniah Jones, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Jephniah Jones in entry for Samuel D. Jones, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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