WILLIAM WADE JONES
1 stTENNESSEE MOUNTED INFANTRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 25 July 1838 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 11 November 1907 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Byrd S. Jones Graveyard,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Byrd S. and Hannah (Johnson) Jones

Married: Rebecca Perannah Bartlett on 23 October 1864 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 6 June 1846 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 23 March 1926in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Byrd S. Jones Graveyard,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Joshua and Anna (Anderson) Bartlett

Children:

  1. Riley J. Jones
  2. Caladona Jones
  3. Henry Jones
  4. Albert Jones
  5. Minnie Belle Jones
  6. Effie Jones
  7. Nora Jones
  8. Tamer Jones
  9. Luke P. Jones
  10. Velma Jones

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Captain Prettyman Jones - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother: John L. Jones - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother: Josephus Jones - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother: Alfred Moore Jones - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: Bates, William Thomas - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company F
CSA

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Corporal and left the service as a Sergeant
  • Enlisted on 31 July 1861 at Livingston, TN
  • Age: 23
  • Mustered In: 1 Oct 1861
  • 31 Jul - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • 30 June to 1 Nov 1862: Present
  • Sep - Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Detached Service about 12 Jan 1863
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Rejoined from Recruiting Service 26 March 1863
  • May & June 1863: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Deserted 19 Aug 1863 at Loudon, TN
  • Deserted at Loudon, TN on August 1863

1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry
Company C
USA

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Sergeant and left the service as a Captain
  • Enlisted 21 October 1863 at Carthage, TN
  • Age: 25
  • Enlistment - 31 Dec 1863: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Present - Promoted from 3rd Sergeant to 1st Sergeant
  • Mar & Jun 1864: Present
  • 7 Oct 1864: Vice Captain Francis M. Anderson resignation accepted 30 Jun 1864
  • Mustered Out: 13 Dec 1864: Joined Company C
  • 7 Oct 1864: Requests discharge so that he can assume the post of Captain
  • 7 Oct 1864: I. R. ?Paston? reports that WJ is entitled to be Captain

FEDERAL PENSION APPLICATION

  • Feb 26, 1892: Application: 1093963; Certificate: 1068161
  • Jan 11, 1908: Widow's: 882817; Certificate: 667508

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page245 (Note: The Page with Byrd S. Jones Family is missing)
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 54
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 207
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 162C
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 124B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
14 November 1907
Vol. V, No. 37, Page 1

  • Esq. Wade Jones died at his home near Buffalo Valley on Monday, Nov. 11, 1907 and was buried at the family graveyard near Silver Point on Thursday. He was one of the county's best known citizens and a man in prosperous circumstances.

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1926) - #7317 - Rebecca Jones
  • "Captain Prettyman Jones", Mitch Jones, Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, Inc, Vol. XII, No. 1, Page 11
    'When the Civil War started in 1861 he was attending school at Cumberland Institute in White Co., TN. Amanda McDowell describes Wade "with his old grandsire ways, pleasant remarks and rather handsome face." He left school in July 1861, as Amanda McDowell said, "on 19 July 1861, he came to Institute with a oxen and wagon after his and Purt's [brother Captain Prettyman Jones] things."
    . . .
    After the war Wade lived on Indian Creek in Buffalo Valley about a mile from Caney Fork River. Here he had a mill and store. The family of a tenant farmer told how in one very dry year with very poor crops Wade would not sell grain to people with money because they could get grain from anyone, and that his grain was for people without money. He was a member of the Putnam County court as a Justice of the Peace for many years, adn as a result acquired the nickname "Squire" Jones.
    Wade's enlistment records in the Union Army describes his as 5'10" tall, dark complexion, dark eyes and hair. He was known to worn a tie only one time in his life, and that was to Federal Court in Nashville, TN. His daughter had tied the tie for him, and while gone a few days he never took off his shirt because he could not tie his tie. He is said to have weighed over 200 lbs after his military service.'