James Jones

about 1840–
Georgia, United States

The Life of James

When James Jones was born about 1840, in Georgia, United States, his father, Peyton R. Jones, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Skull, was 34. He lived in Holmes, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Lexington, Holmes, Mississippi, United States in 1860.

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Parents and Siblings

    Peyton R. Jones

    Male1806–Male

    Catherine Skull

    Female1806–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 21

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • James Jones in household of Peyton Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Jones in household of Payton R Jones, "United States Census, 1850"

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