Henry Allen Jones

by Annette Edwards.



Henry Allen Jones senior had been born about 1846 in Llangollen; he was the son of Edward Jones and Elizabeth. When Henry was 7 the family were living at the Trevor Arms in Trevor, Edward, his father was a master joiner with his own business. All the Jones family moved from Llangollen to Wrexham and Henry also became a carpenter. They lived in Eagle Street, before moving to Fairfield Street. In April 1871 only Henry Allen was still at home with his parents, he is next found in 1875  working as a carpenter in New York with a wife Annie and two daughters, Elizabeth Emily  who was nearly 2 and Sarah aged 8 months.

His wife was Annie McCabe, and in 1870 she was with her parents John and Sarah McCabe in Troy, Rensselaer, her father was a carpenter as were three of her brothers. Annie was working in a shoe shop. John and Sarah McCabe were both Irish, but all their 6 children had been born in New York, Annie was the eldest. It`s possible Henry met the family while working together.

By 1877 Henry and his family were back in Wrexham where Annie gave birth to a son, also named Henry Allen Jones.

They lived in Fairfield Street before moving to Poplar Road and by this time Annie became a teacher at the Elementary School, Henry was a builder / joiner. Henry died in May 1898 and was buried in Wrexham Cemetery; Annie died aged 74 in 1920. (No memorial).

Also buried with them is their daughter Elizabeth Emily, she never married and died in 1952 in Whitchurch.

Their son Henry Allen Jones was also builder / contractor and in 1909 he married Ellen Gladys Hughes.

Ellen Gwladys was the daughter of James Hughes, another builder and contractor, and Mary, both her parents were from Beaumaris, Anglesey.

James Hughes died in 1922 and was buried in Wrexham cemetery.

Henry Allen and Gladys lived in “Melrose” Salisbury Road; they were still there in 1939 when Henry had retired.  The couple moved to Rofft Cottage, Burton where Henry died in 1951 and Ellen in 1963. They are buried with James Hughes.

Researched by Annette Edwards. May 2020

Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery E-01281 & D-04044

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