Dr Caleb J Jones

Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Death 6 Jun 1863 (aged 55)
Graves County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Farmington, Graves County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 168820516 · View Source
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Per Graves Co KY Cemetery Book Vol 1
JONES, Caleb J. D.r
Died June 6, 1863

Per Ancestry
b. June 13, 1807 Suffolk, Isle of Wight, VA
According to his death record
Cause of death - Caleb Jones died June 6 of year Vicksburg fell. Died of TB. Taken prisoner to Paducah for, well treated. Upstairs in a warehouse he fell thru a hole thru which hogsheads are lifted up (elevator shaft) and got injured permanently. Never any good after that.

1st wife/Nancy Lapping m: 29 Aug 1825 Rockingham NC
2nd wife/Sarah Clapp m: 6 Dec 1843 Calloway, KY


Caleb Jones (the 1st){2nd in my line} had a land grant of 10,000 acres in Illinois for service in the army. He owned many slaves. He and his son Caleb (the 2nd) {3rd in my tree} had an argument over his father's favorite slave boy, and son Caleb left home. When Caleb Sr. died he left only $5.00 to Caleb Jr.. When the money was given to him, he took it and lit his pipe with it. Caleb Sr. had many slaves and was rich at the time of his death, and Shadrack Lewis, brother of his wife, was made administrator and ran through with most of the estate. After the death of Caleb Jones Sr., his wife Elizabeth married an Ethridge and she died in Sullivan, Illinois.

From the book Lewis & Dunning Family History of Western Kentucky Volume Two by Barbara Smith compiled by Lenora Dunning Lewis and printed by Don Simmons in 2006 Melber, KY42069.




  • Created by: Shirley Wadell
  • Added: 22 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 168820516
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Caleb J Jones (13 Jun 1807–6 Jun 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168820516, citing Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery, Farmington, Graves County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Wadell (contributor 47378656) .