Jacob Jones

20 November 1852–29 July 1862 (Age 9)
Whinburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Jones was born on 20 November 1852, in Whinburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jeremiah Jones, was 33 and his mother, Mary Wilson, was 27. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Hoe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 29 July 1862, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 9, and was buried in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Jones
Mary Wilson
Jacob Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Heber Jones
Martha A. Jones

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World Events (2)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 2
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
Age 2
On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

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 (5)

  • Pawl Jones in household of Jeremiah Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • 1861 England Census
  • Jacob Jones, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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