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Hetty Ann Jones
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1807
Death: Dec. 21, 1864

Civil War Union Nurse. The daughter of Reverend Horatio Gates Jones, a prominent Baptist Minister, and the sister of Colonel John Richter Jones, Colonel of the 58th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, she worked to help equip the men volunteering from her neighborhood after the start of the Civil War. When word came in May 1863 that her brother had been killed in action in North Carolina, she left her comfortable life in Roxborough, Philadelphia, and devoted herself to the care of the wounded Union soldiers as a nurse. She first volunteered herself at the Filbert Street United States Army General Hospital in Philadelphia, where she worked diligently and tirelessly for over a year. Asked to accompany a friend to see her wounded son in Virginia, Hetty Jones traveled to Fortress Monroe, Virginia in the fall of 1864. There she saw the suffering soldiers as the were immediately transported from the field, and it left an indelible impression on her. She returned from her trip, but left again in November for City Point, Virginia, which was the headquarters of Union commander General Ulysses S. Grant. In the latter half of November 1864 she worked hard to help prepared the Thanksgiving dinner for the troops there, and was struck down by sickness. She recovered partially, and resumed her duties the best she could, but in the end, sickness struck her down permanently, and she died in her tent in the field on December 21, 1864. During her funeral, her body was borne by convalescing soldiers that knew her from the Filbert Street Hospital, and she was laid to rest near next to her late father and near her slain brother. Years later the Grand Army Republic Post in Roxborough - Post Number 12 - was named in her honor, one of only two such GAR post in Pennsylvania named for a woman. 
 
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 Parents:
  Horatio Gates Jones (1777 - 1853)
  Esther Righter Jones (1778 - 1808)
 
 Siblings:
  John Richter Jones (1803 - 1863)*
  Ellen Maria Jones Higgins (1805 - 1854)*
  Hetty Ann Jones (1807 - 1864)
  Horatio Gates Jones (1822 - 1893)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Leverington Cemetery
Roxborough
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Oct 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22321916
Hetty Ann Jones
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Hetty Ann Jones
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Hetty Ann Jones
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LONG GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. Irises signify "Valor" for Hetty's dedication in nursing wounded Civil War soldiers and dying from her efforts. To Esther "Hetty" Ann Jones, may you rest in eternal peace. Admiration and regards,
- Kati McSweeney
 Added: Mar. 13, 2010
RIP, from another descendant of David Jones 1668-1748 and Esther Morgan 1678-1754.
- The Ancestor Hunter
 Added: Jul. 7, 2009

- Russ Dodge
 Added: Oct. 20, 2007
 
 
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