Born: 23 July 1842 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 6 September 1919 in Davidson County, Tennessee
Buried: Captain Prettyman Jones Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Byrd Smith and Hannah (Johnson) Jones

1st Married: Angeline Anderson about 1864 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 7 March 1842 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 24 February 1888 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Captain Prettyman Jones Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Thomas Shirley and Louisa (Alexander) Anderson


  1. Byrd Thomas Jones
  2. Walter Jones
  3. Prettyman Jones
  4. Josephine Jones
  5. Nevada "Vada" Jones

2nd Married: Matilda Smith Garner about 1890 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: abt 1856 in Tennessee
Died: 17 July 1912 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Thomas Jefferson and Matilda (Puckett) Smith


  1. Bailey Jones

3rd Married: Martha Ann “Dollie” Denny (aka Martha Tucker) on 19 June 1913 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: abt 1886 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Died: 29 October 1962 in Davidson County, Tennessee
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee
Parents: James Mills and Martha (Robinson) Denny
1st Husband:
 William H. Tucker. Divorced before 1910.
3rd Husband: Henry L. Faircloth


  • 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: William Wade Jones - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: Captain Walton Smith - 7th Arkansas Infantry - CSA


25th Tennessee Infantry
Company F


  • Entered the Service as a Corporal and left as a Captain
  • Enlisted 31 July 1861 in Livingston, TN
  • Age: 21 Years
  • 1 Oct 1861: Present
  • 31 Jul to 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • 30 Jun 1 Nov 1862: Present
  • Sep - Dec 1862: PresentJan & Feb 1863: X
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Preset. Rejoined from recruiting service 25 Mar 1863.
  • May & June 1863 (Dated 23 Jul 1863): Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Deserted 19 Aug at Loudon, TN
  • 10 May 1862: Elected to Captain
  • 6 Apr 1864: Elected Captain at the reorganization at Corinth, MS 10 May 1863. Deserted at Loudon, TN on 10 Aug 1863
    22 Jul 1863: Tendered his resignation

1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry
Company C & H


  • Entered the Service as a 2nd Lieutenant and left service as a Captain
  • Age: 22
  • Enlisted December 1863 in Nashville
  • Enlistment to 31 Dec 1863: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Present. Promoted from 2nd Lt to 1st Lt
  • Mar & Apr 1864: Present
  • 13 Dec 1864: Age 22. Mustered out by accepting promote to Captain of Company.
  • 16 May 1864: Mustered out to accept appointment as Captain of Company H
  • 17 May 1864: Enlisted to fill an original vacancy.
  • 17 May - 30 Jun 1864: Present
  • Jul - Dec 1864: Present
  • Jan & Apr 1865: Present
  • 23 May 1865: Promoted from 2 Lt to Co C 1st TN Mtd Inf 17 May 1864.
  • 23 May 1865: Mustered Out



  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 244A
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 54
  • 1870 Census: DeKalb County, TN, Page 180B
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 173A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 10A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 4A


The Tennessean
9 September 1919
Page 20
Column 1
Obituary at ($)

PRETTYMAN JONES - Funeral services for Prettyman Jones, 77, who died Saturday were held Sunday at Buffalo Valley. Burial was held in the family burying grounds there. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife and five children, Walter Prettyman Jones, Jr. Bailey Jones, Mrs. R. L. Alcorn, Mrs. Henry Jones and Henry Tucker, his stepson.

The Tennessean
9 September 1919
Page 20
Column 2
Obituary at ($)

DEATHS. ... Prettyman Jones, aged 77, September 6, at 301 Eighth avenue north; ...

The Cookeville Press
18 July 1912
Page 3
See the Obituary

In the death of Mrs. Matilda Jones, wife of Capt. P. Jones of Buffalo Valley, which occurred at her home Wednesday, humanity loses one of its most gracious and useful women. Wonderful woman she was; so good, so high minded, so charitable, loving, a wife, mother and a lover of all human kind. In a life of sixty years, no unkind word about her fellow man ever escaped her lips, no unkind thought clouded her mind, but through all the years her life was filled with good deeds and practical charity that made her a benefactor in this section.

Her large hospitable home was ever open to her friends and their friends. The crowds were never too large to find comfortable entertainment, and the good things to eat, the good humor and fund of wisdom which emanated from this cheerful, smiling Christian woman, made the honorees of her hospitality realize that life was worth living. The young folks not only in this section, but the state, flocked to her home. They loved her, they enjoyed her, she was entertainment and instruction to them.

Her deeds of charity were the needs of humanity. She supplied to her friends and neighbors what they had not. No person in her reach ever suffered from hunger if she knew it. She cared for the poor and needy and the lowly of earth had her sympathy and support. When they came to her home she sent them away with good hams, bacon, meal, flour, chickens, clothing, five dollar gold pieces and silver dollars. What a wonderful work she did, and who is there among us to take her place?

In the dark years after the civil war, she did not wish her neighbors' children to grow up in ignorance, so she built a comfortable school house on her own land and taught the youngers to read and write. Many of our most prominent citizens will tell you that their start in life came from the school room of Matilda Jones.

For eleven months she has been affected with an weakening heart, and during this time, her home has been thronged with friends anxious to minister to her and make her declining days as happy as possible. Everything that humanity could imagine was done for her comfort, loving hands were ever outstretched to aid this woman who was a mother to her community. Not a heart but aches that knew her and the unbroken prayers of her friends bespeak for her the eternal rest that comes to those who love the Lord and who was a ministering angel to the children of his as was Matilda Jones.
Mrs. Jones was the sister of the late Capt. Walton Smith of Cookeville, and out of a family of six boys and five girls, the death of Mrs. Jones leaves only one, Mrs. Omah Wallace of Buffalo Valley.
Graeme McGregor Smith Tribute to Matilda Jones

The Cookeville Press
18 July 1912
Page 3

A Beloved Woman Dead - "Aunt Tilda" is dead! Quickly the news went through the county. Her death had been expected for several months and for several weeks friends and loved ones had hung near her bedside, anxious to lessen the physical pain, untiring in devotion, watching and anticipating her slightest wish. She who had severs others so gladly, lacked not for service in her helplessness, and the memory of how they did all that could be done, by human hands, to soothe her dying house, will be a sweet comfort in the long years to come to the loved ones left behind. ...

The Tennessean
30 October 1962
Page 23

FAIRCLOTH - At a local hospital, Monday morning, Oct. 29, 1962, Mrs. Martha Ann Faircloth, Mother of W. H. Tucker, Sr.; grandmother of Mrs. J. A. Layne, W. H. Tucker Jr., all of Nashville; three great-grandchildren. Services 3 p.m. Tuesday, Cosmopolitan Chapel. Rev. William Street, Pallbearers: J. William Denny, John E. Denny, W. H. Tucker, Jr., J. A. Lyne, E. M. Patterson Jr., Jim Denny, interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Remains at Cosmopolitan Funeral Home.


Photo Source: Pictorial History of Putnam County, Tennessee, Page 99