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Maj Edward Jenkins Jones
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1822
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1906
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Edward Jenkins Jones, son of Jacob and Mary (Covell) Jones, was born in Boston, October 15, 1822, and was educated at the public schools and Hampden Academy. He was appointed deputy sheriff in Boston in 1845 by Sheriff Eveleth, but after serving some years in that capacity he studied law and was admitted to the Suffolk bar in October, 1878. During the War of the Rebellion he was captain of the Eleventh Massachusetts Battery, and was brevetted major for gallantry at the battle of Fort Stedman in Virginia. He was chief of the State Police from 1866 to 1872, a representative in 1872 and 1874, and trial justice for juvenile offenders three years. He married Emily D., daughter of James and Fanny B. Campbell, of Milton, in Boston, April 26, 1847 [alternate date: March 31, 1849]. He has compiled Massachusetts criminal laws up to 1868, and the decisions of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts up to 1868 on the liquor laws. He lives in Boston.
--Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 1, The Boston History Company; 1895
1860, 1870, 1900 census, compiled: Father of
- Emily C. (1849 - )
- Richard F. (Fletcher R. ) (1851- )
- Edward J. (1854 - )
- Nellie (Helen/Emily J.) Jones Allen (1855 - )
- Daniel C. (1856 - )
- Mary F. (1860 - )
1900: wife Emily D. Jones was mother of 8 children; 4 living
This entry is dedicated to the amazing efforts of Find a Grave Civil War forum participants who identified and documented Major Jones, having only been provided an unmarked photograph.
Milton Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Jun 17, 2013
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Maj Edward Jenkins Jones
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Maj Edward Jenkins Jones
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