Esther Jones

Female2 January 1811–6 October 1898

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Jones was born on 2 January 1811, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jonathan Jones, was 33 and her mother, Esther Heath Fisher, was 35. She married Robert Raper in February 1836, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 6 October 1898, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Brown
Esther Jones
Marriage: 20 November 1842
August Brown
Augusta Brown
Amasa Lyman Brown
Martha Alice Brown
Esther Ellen Brown

Sources (20)

  • Esther Brown in household of James Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Esther Brown - Pioneer Overland Travel [birth]
  • Esther Jones (as Esther Raper), A Record of Marriages in the City of Nauvoo, Illinois

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1842Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 25

    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

    Esther Jones Roper (Raper) Brown (17 January 1811 – 6 October 1898)

    "Grandma" Raper Dead, known all over Salt Lake and Ogden as "Grandma Raper," died at her home, 2823 Washington Ave., the residence of W. F. Critchlow, at 2:30 this morning. Her death was caused by old …

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