Elizabeth Cleaves Jones

1776–1856 (Age 79)
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth Cleaves

When Elizabeth Cleaves Jones was born on 18 December 1776, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, her father, Dr. Benjamin Jones, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Cleaves, was 24. She married Nehemiah Boutwell on 28 June 1796, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 3 July 1856, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Bedford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Elizabeth Cleaves Jones
Nehemiah Boutwell
Marriage: 28 June 1796
Nehemiah Boutwell
Elizabeth Boutwell
Reverand William Thurston Boutwell
Clark Crombie Bowtwell
Newton Boutwell
Benjamin Jones Boutwell
Robert Cleaves Boutwell
James Boutwell
Mary Ann Boutwell
Sarah Jones Boutwell

Spouse & Children

28 June 1796
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Dr. Benjamin Jones


  • Elizabeth Cleaves




  • Benjamin Franklin Jones JR


  • Female1776–1856Female

  • Joanna Jones


  • Mary Cleaves Jones


  • Huldah Jones


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World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 12

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Jones in entry for Clark C Boutwell, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Elizabeth Smith in entry for Rodney C. Boutwell, "Massachusetts, Delayed and Corrected Vital Records, 1753-1900"
  • Elizabeth Smith in entry for Rodney C Boutwell, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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