John Paul and Margaret Jones
Notes by Bob Leathers
1838 September 17: John Paul Jones was born in Llanpumpsaint, Carmarthen, Wales, UK, to John and Mary (Thomas) Jones. (1818 UK Census)
1838 September 16: Margaret was born in Llanfihangel, Llanfyllin, Powys, Wales.
1858: John P. Jones and Margaret married in Walton West. Pembrokehshire, Wales.
1871: John P. Jones and Margaret were living in Cwmdu, Brecknockshire, Wales.
1881: John P., age 43 was living in Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales. He was a foreman of an underground mine. Living with him were: Margaret Jones, his wife, age 42; David Jones, age 20, a coal miner; John Jones, age 18, a coal miner; Mary Ann Jones, age 15; Caroline Jones, age 12; Maggie Jones, age 3; and James W. Jones, age 1. Catherine, his first-born child, was not listed on the census. (1881 UK Census)
1888: John P. and Margaret arrived in the United States from Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales They ended up in Carbon, Wyoming to work in the coal mines.
1900 June: John P., age 62, a coal miner, immigrated in 1888, was living in Carbon with his wife Margaret, age 61, in house #12. Living with them was William, age 20, single, a coal miner, born July of 1879 in Wales, immigrated in 1888; Evans, Tally, age 6, grandson, single, born March 1894 in Wyoming and Evans, John B., son-in-law, age 41, born Oct. 1859, widower, a coal miner, immigrated in 1891. (1900 US Census)
1900: John P. worked in the Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 1 mine in Hanna. It was the only mine producing coal in 1900.
1910: John Paul Jones, age 72, married 52 years, immigrated in 1888, was living in House #46 in Hanna with his wife Margaret, age 71, married 52 years, immigrated in 1889. Living with them was William J., age 30, single, a coal miner, born in Wales; Evans, Tallisen, age 16, single, born in Wyoming; James Davis, grandson, age 10, born in Wyoming. (1910 US Census)
1912 January 29: John Paul Jones died in Hanna, Wyoming and was buried in the Hanna Cemetery in plot 72.
1914 August 8: Margaret died in Hanna, Wyoming. She was buried in the Hanna Cemetery in plot 72 next to her husband John Paul Jones.
John Paul Jones and Margaret had seven children together:
- Catherine Jones (1858-1940) Born in Wales.
- David Jones (1860-1920) Born in Wales. Married Mary Ann (Hallier) in Wales. Died in 1920 in Hanna.
- John A. Jones (1863-1947) Born in Wales.
- Mary Ann Jones (1866-?) Born in Wales.
- Caroline Jones (1869-1894) Born in Wales.
- Margaret Jones (1877-1914) Born in Wales.
- James William Jones (1879-1953) Born in Wales.
3rd great grandmother and grandfather