Francis Jones, II

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Francis Jones, II

Also Known As: "Jones", "Frank"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chester Co., Pennsylvania
Death: March 29, 1739 (48)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Jones, Sr. and Rachel Jones
Husband of Jane Jones
Father of Samuel Jones, II; John Thomas Jones, Sr.; Francis Jones, III; Sarah Jones; James Jones and 5 others
Brother of Samuel Jones, Sr.; Henry Jones and Jonas Jones

Managed by: Jennifer Bowman
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About Francis Jones, II

Will, dated 5 October 1737, from Sadsbury, PA


GEDCOM Note

Francis II, the second son and namesake of Francis Jones, was born in Ireland and was 21 years old at the time of the family’s arrival to Philadelphia. As with his brother Henry, it would be safe to assume he stayed with his parents during the next eight years until he married, helping to acquire and work farmlands and build homes. He probably also assisted his brother Samuel with his growing family and property.

It was the usual practice for Quaker sons to marry only when the family had enough land and resources to set them up in homesteads of their own. It was probably only after the family was settled in the Gap and running a soap making concern, an inn and tavern and also farming various plots of land in the area, that Francis was ready to seek a wife. He found one in the Quaker settlement of Burlington NJ.

Francis Jones II married for the first and only time at age 29 on 27 Nov 1719 in Burlington County NJ. He chose for a wife a young widow, Jane Wallis Medcalf (1690-1764), widow of Matthew Medcalf (1690-1716).

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Francis Jones, II's Timeline

1690
June 29, 1690
Chester Co., Pennsylvania
1715
1715
Wales
1718
1718
Concordville, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1720
1720
Pennsylvania, United States
1720
1725
August 20, 1725
Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
1727
1727
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, United States
1730
1730
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, United States
1732
1732
Chester, Delaware, PA, United States