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From: "W. Chris Jones" <>
Subject: [GEORGIA] Remembering My Ancestors - Wm. Franklin Jones of Wilkinson County
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 07:24:33 -0400
At this special season of the year, I'd like to salute my gg-grandfather,
William Franklin Jones (1835-c.1900), Wilkinson County, GA who served in
Company I, 57th Georgia Regiment. He was the son of John Gabriel Jones
(1801-1881) and Nancy Underwood Jones and grandson of Joseph Jones who died
in Wilkinson County in 1827. He married Elizabeth Mildred Slade Nov. 7,
1858, dtr. of Joseph Slade and Celia ?.
Franklin Jones was a POW twice. He unit was captured at the Seige of
Vicksburg and exhanged. He later participated with Company I in the Battle
at Kennesaw Mountain. He was captured again in December 1864 and held at
Camp Chase, Oh until his release and signing the Oath of Allegiance in June
1865 (some books incorrectly list he died at Camp Chase).
Known children of Wm. Franklin Jones and Elizabeth Mildred Slade Jones were:
1. JAMES F. JONES, b. September 04, 1858, Wilkinson County, GA; d. March
1931, Wilkinson County, GA; m. FRANCES BILLINGS; b. April 12, 1863,
Wilkinson County, GA; d. February 17, 1948, Wilkinson County, GA.
2. JOSEPH THOMAS JONES, b. Abt. 1859, Wilkinson County, GA; d. April 01,
1941, Wilkinson County, GA; m. CARRIE MCCOOK; b. October 23, 1863; d. March
30, 1953, Wilkinson County, GA.
3. MATILDA JONES, b. Abt. 1862.
4. ARILLA JONES, b. Abt. 1866, Wilkinson County, Georgia; m. DANIEL SNOW,
Aft. 1880, Georgia; b. 1856, Wilkinson County, GA
5. MARY JONES, b. 1871.
6. HENRY JONES, b. December 26, 1873, Wilkinson or Baldwin County, GA; d.
Bef. 1935, Laurens County, GA.
7. JOHN THOMAS JONES, b. May 25, 1875, Wilkinson County, GA; d. January
31, 1928, Cadwell, Laurens County, GA; m. CARRIE LOUISE DOMINY, December 16,
1900, Laurens County, Georgia; b. February 1879, Laurens County, GA; d.
March 29, 1961, Chester, Laurens County, GA.
W. Chris Jones
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