William Henry Jones

22 October 1820–21 August 1909 (Age 88)
Brighton, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Jones was born on 22 October 1820, in Brighton, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Jones, was 47 and his mother, Lucinda Kingsley, was 30. He married Rebecca Wagy on 31 July 1843, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. His occupation is listed as lawyer in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States. He died on 21 August 1909, in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Jones
Rebecca Wagy
Marriage: 31 July 1843
Mary Ellen Jones
Flora Jones
Florence Jones
Winfield S. Jones
Andrew J Jones
Horace Jones
Edward Kingsley Jones
William Jones
Franklin Albert Jones
Thomas Jones
George Jones
Oscar Jones
Rosa Jones
Lillia R. Jones

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  • Marriage
    31 July 1843Licking, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    Age 1
    Monroe County was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (46)

    • William H. in entry for Sarah Lane Jones, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Wm Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William H. Jones, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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