Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jones Family in the Civil War, Part 2

At the beginning of March, I wrote about Joseph Jones and his service in the 61st Tennessee Mounted Infantry during the Civil War. Joseph was joined in the 61st by his brother in law, William Gilbert Daniel, husband of Sarah Melissa Jones, and his younger brother, Martin Van Buren Jones.

The War also had an impact on the older Jones siblings. Joseph's sister Adeline Jones married James W. Cline in Jefferson County on 26 March 1859. James entered the 39th Tennessee Mounted Infantry for the Confederate Army at Talbotts Station, Jefferson County on 20 March 1862. Corporal Cline died on 24 June 1862, leaving Adeline a widow.

Adeline remarried after the war, to James Miller of Jefferson County on 12 October 1865. I found James and Adeline in the 1870 Census in Jefferson County, but not after that.

Another older sister of Joseph, Margaret Caroline Jones, had married Ewen Jefferson Newman in 1849 after he returned from the Mexican War. Newman had served alongside her father and brother in Company G, 5th Infantry Tennessee Volunteers. They had a daughter later in 1849, Martha Elizabeth Newman. Martha later married David Wesley Lampkins (brother of Joseph P. Lampkins, who married Margaret & Adeline's sister Emeline Jones).

It is unclear to me if Ewen Newman served and died in the Civil War, but Margaret Caroline Jones married Anderson Walker in Jefferson County on 25 July 1865. The family moved to Montgomery County, Indiana sometime before the 1880 Census.

Emeline Jones married Joseph P. Lampkins in Jefferson County on 13 March 1859. The young couple had a son, William N. Lampkins in January 1860. Joseph Lampkins joined the Union Army, and served in Company L of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry (remember that Joseph Lampkins' brother in law Francis Marion Jones was in Company B of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry with John Thornhill). Joseph enlisted on 13 November 1863. He was transferred in Company D of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry on 29 Feb 1864. He discharged on 11 September 1865.

Emeline Jones Lampkins must have died in 1865, because Joseph Lampkins married Rachel Carter in Jefferson County on 18 January 1866. In the 1870 Census, Emeline's son William was living with Joseph Lampkins' mother Lucinda Lampkins, while Joseph was living with his new wife Rachel and young son Thomas J. Lampkins in nearby Greene County, Tennessee. Joseph later married for a third time, because in the 1880 Census he was living with new wife Angelina Lampkins, Thomas J. Lampkins, and young sons Earnest and Wiley H. Lampkins in Grainger County, Tennessee.

William, son of Emeline and Joseph Lampkins, later journeyed west and settled in Sonoma County, California.

Another Jones sister, Mary E. Jones, married Isaac Nelson Rankin in Jefferson County on 26 October 1859. Isaac and Mary had three sons:
1. William Horace Rankin in 1860,
2. Martin Benjamin Rankin in 1862, and
3. Joseph Emmett Rankin in 1868

Isaac died on 31 December 1870. Mary remarried, to Charles Toliver Jolly in Hamblen County, Tennessee on 29 February 1876.

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