Maj Edward Jenkins Jones

Maj Edward Jenkins Jones

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 Apr 1906 (aged 83)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 112491910 · View Source
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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
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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
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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.


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  • Created by: Katie
  • Added: 17 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112491910
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Edward Jenkins Jones (15 Oct 1822–15 Apr 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112491910, citing Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Katie (contributor 47010886) .