Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Calvin Fay Jones son of Noyes and Susan Jones

As the Jones saga continues, we will jump to child number 5, awaiting data on 1. Henry George's line from his descendant. 2.  Noel dcd young no lineage, 3.Arvilla's will be fun, 4.William H dcd from CW and no heirs, 6.Jennie's line will be intriguing, and 7. Great Uncle Charles I felt I knew from all Grandparents said about him, so have much on them to share. Both my Dad and Uncle knew this family well.

Recapturing the data of Noyes and Susan Madison Jones of New York to Nunda, McHenry Co., Ill. to Chickasaw County area after 1865, probably closer to 1867, father Noel Jones and Susannah Jones of New York. Silas JONES Sr line., Teague Jones line.

Calvin Fay Jones is listed as Calvin Jones in the 1860 census for Nunda, McHenry Co. Ill
1860 United States Federal Census
He enlists with  his brother William Harrison Jones to join the Union Army.
Name:Calvin F Jones
Residence:Cuba, Lake, Illinois
Class:1
Congressional District:2nd
Age on 1 July 1863:20
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1843
Race:White
Marital Status:Unmarried (Single)
Place of Birth:New York

After several campaigns, he looses his brother William Harrison and almost looses his life in Tennessee. He walks home after being nursed back to health by a Black Family that heard him moaning in the dirt after the skirmish ended and the troops had backed off. (Makes one wonder how many were not dead but were buried in the lose dirt.)

By 1868 he has moved to  Chickasaw County area, marriage to wife is in her Father's home at this address. Butler, Butler Co. Iowa.  5 July 1868. I have copy of certificate.

(Lucky me, I picked 5 July for my wedding date, suspect he was talking to me :>) )(another story)

1880 shows them living in Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa. 1880 Census. His father lived at this time in this area and may have been same home. His Father according to Will divided the land between Calvin and his sister Arvilla Jones Johnson. The others were taken care of.

1885 Residence Bradford, Chickasaw Co. IA. State Census

1900  Bradford, Chickasaw Co. IA, Federal Census. Grandad Carl Fremont is listed here. age 11.

1910 Bradford, Chickasaw Co. IA Federal Census  At this time he was 67 and he died that 23 September 1910.  Grandad Carl F is on this census as age 20.  He and Grandma marry in 3 years.


Calvin had horses, and sold to the government, for his was a fine breed some papers imply.

Iowa Cemetery Records - Ancestry.com
Name:Calvin F. Jones
Page #:63
Cemetery:Oak Hill
Town:Nashua
Comment:son of: Noyes; son of: Susna
Level Info:Gravestone Records of Chickasaw County, Ia.


Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records
Name:Calvin F Jones
Rank:Private
Unit:IL 36 Inf H
Cemetery:Oak Hill
Cemetery Location:Nashua Chickasaw IA
Comments:Lot 24; s/o Noyes and Susan

The irony of some of his dedication to his country was, he was given a Pension when he came back from Tennessee and then 8 weeks or so later he re enlists. Losing everything for a Pension. My file is full of the letters that it took for neighbors, family and friends to write to verify he was who he was and why he deserved a Pension which he finally started receiving late in the 1890's near as I can figure.
What a shame he could have had it from 1868 on.

U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Name:Calvin F Jones
State Filed:Iowa
Widow:Hannah Jones
Roll Number:T288_247


Calvin and Hannah had: Nora, b May 1870 whom married Iver Jepson; George b 1872, married Belle Fox; Alva b 15 Dec 1874 Chickasaw Co. IA area, died 30 Dec 1963 Charles City, Floyd Co. IA, married Zelia Noble, (dau Hazel wrote the family history); Walter b 1880 IA d 10 Dec 1946 m Elizabeth Spooner;  LaMonte ( Monty) b 14 Aug 1882 Pearlrock IA, d 1 Feb 1939 CA. m Lulu Maybelle Torrey; and Grandad Carl Fremont Jones b 10 Oct 1888 Iowa, d 12 March 1962 Casper, Wyo.

If you are related please contact me, Thank You.



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