William Jones

7 June 1805–7 July 1889 (Age 84)
Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Jones was born on 7 June 1805, in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Jones, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Goodwin, was 31. He married Mary Shill on 26 October 1828, in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 7 July 1889, in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Henefer Cemetery, Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States.

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William Jones
Mary Shill
Marriage: 26 October 1828
Robert Jones
Ann Jones
Susanna Jones
Lucy Jones
Rhoda Jones
Mary Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Prudence Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1828Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1815 · Manchester Dock in Liverpool Built
    Age 10
    In 1815, the Manchester Dock in Liverpool was constructed by John Foster Sr. It was an important gateway for coal and manufactured goods mainly corn and cotton. It closed in 1929.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 25
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Life History of Thomas Henry and Mary Jones Stephens

    Nestled at the foot of Spoonbill Hill Gloucester, England, is the beautiful but small town of Miserden. Here in this little farming community, so peaceful and friendly, lived Henry Stephens and his go …

    Sources (42)

    • Wm Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Jones in entry for Elizabeth Jones Uri, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • William Jones in household of Thomas Stevens, "United States Census, 1870"

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