John J. Jones

John J. Jones

Birth
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Apr 1912 (aged 70)
Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA
Burial Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Plot SEC-B-ROW-9-438
Memorial ID 31823736 · View Source
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Born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, he is married to Miss Margaret Harbaugh in Elkader Iowa on July 12, 1866. He is about 25 years of age and she is about 23. She is also from Bedford county Pennsylvania. They are the parents of two daughters, Loretta Jane Jones born December of 1867 and another dying in infancy.
At the age of 18 John is living in Clayton county, Iowa and enlists in the Army on 8/15/62. He musters with company G. on 8/22/62 and musters with the regiment of the 21st Iowa Infantry on 9/15/ 1862. He is mustered out on July 15th 1865 at Baton Rouge, LA.. (one month short of the full 3 years enlistment.)
Note: In an event that is generally regarded as marking the end of the Civil War, Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, Commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators on June 2, 1862. With Smith's surrender, the last Confederate army ceased to exist, and John mustered out at Baton Rouge on July 15.
"The following taken from postings contributed by Sharyl Ferrall, IAGenWeb volunteer"
Register & Argus, Thursday evening, April 11, 1912
(Elkport and Vicinity column).
"A telephone message was received Monday from Independence, announcing the death of John Jones, who had been taken there about two weeks ago for medical treatment. Mr Jones was one of the pioneer residents of this vicinity and as a man of many good qualities. The remains were shipped here for burial and were laid to rest in the Brown cemetery near Colesburg."
Register and Argus, April 18, 1812
On Monday our community was shocked to learn of the death of one of our pioneer residents, John J. Jones. Mr. Jones was born in Summerset County Pennsylvania, October 7th, 1841, and died April 7th, 1912, aged 70 years and 6 months.
He came to Iowa in 1857, locating in Mallory township. In 1861 he enlisted in CO. G, 21st Iowa Volunteers, where he served his country three years. In 1886 he was united in marriage to Margerette Harbaugh. To this union was born two daughters, one dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death as a faithful husband and kind father, a widow, one daughter, four brothers, four grandchildren and an orphan boy whom he raised. The funeral was held Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ross Nichols. Rev. Hansel officiating. Interment at the Brown Cemetery near Colesburg.
May he rest in Peace.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the choir, friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. Margarette Jones
Mrs. S.ZR. Nichols
Register and Argus, April 18, 1912


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  • Maintained by: steve
  • Originally Created by: GERALD (FORSJORD) OLSEN
  • Added: 29 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31823736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John J. Jones (7 Oct 1841–7 Apr 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31823736, citing Brown Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by steve (contributor 47805292) .