|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1838|
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 1911|
Enlisted in the Confederate Army at McMinnville, Warren Co., Tn. on 12-2-1862. He served in Co. B. 45th Tn. Infantry and fought at Chickamauga. On 11-24-1863, Jones was captured by Union forces at the Battle of Chattanooga. He was sent to the Union prison at Rock Island Barracks, Il. During the war, Abe Lincoln needed more soldiers to fight the Indians out west. He decided to use Confederate POWs if they would sign an Oath of Allegiance to the US. Maybe desperate to get out of prison, Jones signed such an oath. He was rejected. He was released Oct. 24, 1864 and returned to Wilson Co., Tn. In 1891, moved his family to Garland, Tx. Member of First Baptist Church, Garland. Was a farmer until his health failed.
Inscription on tombstone reads "No pain, no grief, nor anxious fear can reach a peaceful sleeper here".
N. E. Corley (1834 - 1921)
Nancy Ellen Gilmore Corley (1834 - 1921)*
William Daniel "Buck" Corley (1857 - 1927)*
Richard B. (Dick) Corley (1860 - 1941)*
Joseph B. "Pete" Corley (1863 - 1932)*
Elihu H. Corley (1866 - 1947)*
Caldonia Tahmeroo Corley Pierce (1870 - 1934)*
Lela Adelaide Corley Rudolph (1871 - 1934)*
Created by: regis
Record added: Mar 08, 2010
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