South Dakota, USA
Highest Rank: Corporal
Unit: 2d West Virginia Cavalry, Company I
Service Record: Enlisted in the 2d West Virginia Cavalry, Co. I, on Aug. 5, 1861, in Mason City, Virginia. Promoted to corporal on Nov. 8, Captured on Sept. 14, 1863,near Marion, Virginia, and sent to Belle Isle Prison in Richmond. Transferred to Andersonville Prison in Georgia on March 21, 1864. Exchanged on December 16. mustered out in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 7, 1865.
Jones soon moved to southern Illinois, and in 1879, he traveled to Boone County, Nebraska, where he planted fruit trees on 60 acres of land. The next spring he went to the Dakota Territory, where the market for his trees was at it's peak. In August 1880, he sent a postcard to his family back in Ilinois, telling them he was coming home. But Jones apparently fell victim to Indians or highwaymen and was never heard from again. His two-wheeled cart was found in what is now Custer, County, South Dakota.
Body lost or destroyed
Created by: JFJN
Record added: Jun 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71825036