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Elizabeth Hughes Jones

March 22, 1803–May 24, 1859

1 Born at New York City; daughter of Catherine Ivens and John Hughes. 2 Married William C. Jones, 1825; ten children. 3 Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, at its first meeting, March 17, 1842; authorized to collect donations for the Relief Society. 4 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, before 1850; lived at Salt Lake City. 5 Died at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California; buried at Fremont, Alameda County, California. 6 (See Document 1.2, 4.28, first mentioned here)


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  3. [3] “Family Tree,” database, Elizabeth Hughes and William C. Jones KWJ5-VFG . Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, 2:1606. Barbara B. Smith and Shirley K. Thomas, When the Key Was Turned: Woman at the Founding of the Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1998), 17.
  4. [4] Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, 1841–1846, CHL, entries for Mar. 17 and 30, 1842.
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  6. [6] Find a Grave, memorial no. 40923590.