John Jones Williams

12 August 1823–10 January 1899 (Age 75)
Llandeilor-Fan, Breconshire, Wales

The Life Summary of John Jones

When John Jones Williams was born on 12 August 1823, in Llandeilor-Fan, Breconshire, Wales, his father, Daniel Williams, was 39 and his mother, Ruth Jones, was 43. He married Jane Emma Merrifield on 14 February 1852, in Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ystradgynlais, Breconshire, Wales in 1851 and Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1880, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as blacksmith in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States. He died on 10 January 1899, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saint John, Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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John Jones Williams
Mary Jones
Marriage: 27 February 1857
Azariah Franklin Williams
Rosanna Williams
Ruth Elizabeth Williams
Lodema Louisa Williams
Mary Ellen Williams
Clara Vilate Williams
Thomas Oliver Williams
Margaret Victoria Williams
George Jones Williams
Martha May Williams
Annie Sophia Williams
Hannah Adell Williams

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  • Marriage
    27 February 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    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.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 8
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    Age 20
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    John Jones Williams

    John J. Williams compiles by Laveda W. Williams, Margaret W. Jones and Norma South John Jones Williams was born August 12, 1823, on a farm called Blackthorn in the Brecknockshire, South Wales. He …

    Sources (54)

    • John Williams in household of Daniel Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John J. Williams in entry for Ruth Elizabeth Williams Richardson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Williams, "United States Census, 1880"

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