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MG Roger Jones
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Birth: 1788
Westmoreland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1852
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Army officer. He was appointed a lieutenant in 1809 and promoted to captain in 1812. Jones received brevets to major for service at a half dozen War of 1812 battles and lieutenant colonel for gallantry at Fort Erie. In 1824 he was promoted to colonel and appointed Adjutant General of the Army, a post in which he served until his death. Jones was promoted to brigadier general in 1832 and major general in 1848. He was commended during the Mexican War for taking steps to rapidly increase the Army's size and ensure it was trained, equipped, transported, paid and fed. During his tenure he molded his department into the most important in the Army Headquarters, a preeminence it held until a reorganization prior to World War I. He died after a sudden illness, which was reported in contemporary news accounts as probably being cholera. Jones was the friend and confidant of numerous officials, including Presidents Tyler and Taylor, and President Fillmore participated in his funeral procession. Fort Jones, California was named for him. He was the brother of Thomas Catesby Jones, a Navy officer who served in the War of 1812 and Mexican War.

A newspaper article on Jones's death, republished in the Sandusky, Ohio "Daily Commercial Register" for July 16, 1852 read:

To-day's Report.

Roger Jones, Adjutant General United States Army, died this evening. Rumor says that his disease was cholera morbus. Drs. Witherspoon and Miller were called to him, but in half an hour after, he died.

(Thanks to contributor dm wms for the newspaper article transcript.) 
Family links: 
  Mary Ann Mason Page Jones (1800 - 1872)*
  William Page Jones (1820 - 1841)*
  Catesby ap Roger Jones (1821 - 1877)*
  Mary Ann Jones (1824 - 1908)*
  Letitia Corbin Jones (1826 - 1869)*
  Edmonia Page Jones (1829 - 1896)*
  Roger Jones (1831 - 1889)*
  Thomas Skelton Jones (1837 - 1914)*
  Virginia Byrd Jones (1841 - 1921)*
  Winfield Scott Jones (1843 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Apr 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19096059
MG Roger Jones
Added by: Bill McKern
MG Roger Jones
Added by: Bill McKern
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