Rebecca Jones

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Jones was born in 1844, in Ross, Ohio, United States, her father, Abel Jones, was 34 and her mother, Catherine Dresbach, was 29. She lived in Pickaway Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 6 July 1906, in Circleville, Circleville Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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Abel Jones
Catherine Dresbach
Lyman Jones
Sarah A Jones
Eliza Jane Jones
Rebecca Jones
Austin Jones
Leah Jones
Mary 'Ella' Jones
Alda Jones
Laura Jones

Sources (5)

  • Rebecca Jones in household of Abel Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Jones, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Rebecca Jones in household of Abel Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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