JONES (VETERAN CW), JAMES (NEW) - Macon County, Georgia | JAMES (NEW) JONES (VETERAN CW) - Georgia Gravestone Photos


Andersonville National Cemetery
Macon County,

Civil War Union
1828 - 16 Sep 1864

Born in 1828 in Marion County, Tennessee, the son of Hercules and Elizabeth (nee Robinson) Jones. In the Fall of 1830, his family moved from Tennessee to Looking Glass Prairie, Illinois.

James Jones married Eliza (nee Duncan) Jones, the widow of his older brother, Thomas Jones, on 2 Dec 1849 in Clinton County, Illinois. To this union, the following children were born:

Riley Jones (1850 - > 1910)
Sidney Breese Jones (1855 - 1935)
Richard Jones (1857 - > 1870)
Melissa Adaline Jones Greenfield (1859 - 1887)

James enlisted as a private in Capt. Andrew J. Randall's Company E, 117th Illinois Infantry on 19 Sep 1862. On 5 Feb 1864, he was captured in Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi and sent to Andersonville Prison. He perished on 16 Sep 1864 in this prison due to scurvy. His marker is number 8971, in section H.

Contributed on 6/7/13

Suggest a Correction

Record #: 321

To request a copy of this photo for your own personal use, please contact our state coordinator. If you are not a family member or the original photographer — please refrain from copying or distributing this photo to other websites.

Thank you for visiting the Georgia Gravestone Photo Project. On this site you can upload gravestone photos, locate ancestors and perform genealogy research. If you have a relative buried in Georgia, we encourage you to upload a digital image using our Submit a Photo page. Contributing to this genealogy archive helps family historians and genealogy researchers locate their relatives and complete their family tree.

Submitted: 6/7/13 • Approved: 10/30/20 • Last Updated: 10/30/20 • R321-G0

Users Online  |  Surnames  |  Other GPP Projects  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Site Map  |  Admin Login