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In Remembrance of

John Newton Jones

John N. Jones

Rose Spray
Birth Date:   Feb. 4, 1835       Death Date: Jan. 31, 1922


Civil War
Commanding Officer: Capt. J. W. Hanson
Organization: Co. C, 4th Battalion Arkansas Infantry Confederate States of America
Deserted Confederate Army and enlisted in Union Army about 1863
Enlisted: State of Arkansas
Date of Discharge: Deserted and joined U.S. Army
Organization: 3 Mo Reg. U.S.A.
Commanding Officer: Maj. Willis Jones
Enlisted: State of MO
Date of Discharge: Oct 20, 1864
Texas Ranger
Deserted from Tarry´s Battallion, 4 AR Cav Vol CSA and joined above organization in U.S.A. After war, he lived in AR, and all around the central part of Texas, being a citizen of Callahan County, too.

Source: Mr. Jones unpublished autobiography, reported by his granddaughter, Mrs. Clinton Denning, Floydada, TX April 1965.

Submitted by Ralls Historical Museum


John Newton Jones left home when he was 16 and traveled alone and on foot from Clark County, Arkansas to Texas. He stayed 9 months and then returned home. He later traveled back to Texas when he was 19 and became a Texas Ranger. He traveled with Sam Houston when he ran for Governor of Texas. Source: John Newton Jones Family Records, Cone, Texas (Letter of September 14, 1921). Book of John N. Jones life "You Can't Get The Coons All Up One Tree." by Leona Parrish Carver, Coltharp Printing & Publishing: 1980. Additional Source: J. G. Cubage Family Records; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The 1880 census confirms John N. Jones's statements in his book about the time when he left Arkansas for Texas. He is listed in the index for 1870 in Anderson County, Texas. He only lived in anderson County, Texas around 2 or 3 years. He moved from Anderson County, to Hill County,Texas but did not move on to Palo Pinto County, where his sister, Rhoda (Jones) Weedle llived until after Ann (Campbell) Jones died in 1882. He left his girls with his sister for a time and took the boys with him to West Texas where he hunted wild horses.

Children of John Newton Jones and Mary Elizabeth Ann Campbell:
i. Joseph Wilson Jones, born 23 Dec 1866, in Pike County, Arkansas, died 31 Aug
1944, in Floydada, Floyd County, Texas.
ii. Elydia Ledufsia Jones, born 15 Jan 1868, in Pike County, Arkansas, died 22 Sep
1944, in Floydada, Floyd County, Texas.
iii. Malinda Ann Jones, born 31 Oct 1869 or 1870, in Anderson County, Texas, died
14 Mar 1900, in Dickens County, Texas.
iv. Susan Josephine Jones, born 9 Sep 1876, in Hill County, Texas, died 28 Jun 1940,
in Oklahoma.
v. Sarah Angeline Jones, born 19 Aug 1879, in Hill County, Texas.
vi. John Jones, born about 1881, in Hill County, Texas, died about 1881, in Hill
County, Texas.
vii. Mary Jones, born about 1882, in Hill County, Texas, died about 1882, in Hill
County, Texas.
Children of John Newton Jones and Mary Jane Box:
i. Jemima Texana Jones, born 31 Oct 1858, in Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas,
died 10 Jan 1906, in Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas.
ii. Unknown Jones, born 1859, died 4 Feb 1862, in Clark County, Arkansas.

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U. S. Government Marker placed at grave.
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Additional & Documentation

Application for enrollment into the Mississippi Choctaw Intian tribe, Consolidated application #6755 and #MCR 6810.

John Newton Jones was born 4 Feb 1835, in Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, died 31 Jan 1922, in Floydada, Floyd County, Texas, buried in Cone, Crosby County, Texas. He was the son of Robert Jones and Malinda Ann Ewing. He married (1) Mary Elizabeth Ann Campbell Mar 1866, in Caddo Gap, Pike County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Wilson Campbell and Elizabeth Ann Unknown. He married (2) Mary Ann Bruton 23 Feb 1864, in Clark County, Arkansas. He married (3) Mary Jane Box 5 Jan 1858, in Alpine, Clark County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Joshua Box and Aremesy Unknown.



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