Hello List Members, Firstly, I would like to publicly thank Sue Trout, who
has so kindly provided me with information regarding my greatgrandfathers'
brother, John Nelson Jones, who served in the Civil War with the Iowa 2nd
Iowa Infantry 2nd Regiment Co. " G", Iowa
Secondly, I am looking for the burial place of John Nelson Jones. He died
22 days after enlisting, from wounds received on the battlefield at Fort
Donelson, Tennesee. He was never married nor had any issue. He was very
young when he died. He was transferred to Mound City, Illinois General
Hospital, after being wounded at Fort Donelson, and died in General Hospital
"abdomen very badly wounded-and groin wound" per info Sue Trout so
generously sent, and more as follows:
"Jones, John N. Age 20. Residence Davis County. Nativity Indiana.
Enlisted May 06, 1861. Mustered May 28, 1861. Promoted Eighth Corporal.
Wounded in left groin February 15, 1862 at Fort Donelson, Tennesee. Died of
Five of the sons of Rev. Wiley Jones and wife Abigail Butram served with the
Union Army during the Civil War. One served in Missouri, John with Iowa,
and the other three served with Kansas. John had left his home near Baldwin
City, Douglas County, Kansas to go on a visit to
his sister, Elizabeth Jones Pleasents (Mrs. John Pleasents) in Davis
County, Iowa. He is enumerated as being present/living in their household
on the 1860 census in Davis County. He enrolled/signed up as a volunteer
25 of May, 1861 at Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa with the 2nd Iowa Infantry Co
"G" 2nd regiment. His siblings were:James Cornelius Jones, Wilson Lee
Jones, Alfred Wiley Jones, Jacob P. Jones, William Thomas Jones, Abner
Lafayette Jones, Nancy Jones Balay, Elizabeth Jones Pleasents(Plesents), and
Sinah Jones 1/Williams 2/Coberly.
Any help to learn where our 8th Corporal John Nelson Jones is buried, would
be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
grgrgranddaughter of Rev. Wiley Jones and wife Abigail Butram of Prairie
City/Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas