Civil War (Union Army) Pension Papers for ENOCH MARION JONES of Sebastian County, Arkansas
(Father of Dr William Enoch Jones)
Muster & Descriptive Rolls of U.S. Vol (Company D, 2d Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry)
1 Feb 1864 Springfield MO "E.M. Jones Appears with rank of Pvt for the 2 Regt Arkansas Cavalry. Where born: Franklin, Tenn (should be Franklin Co)
Age 51 years; occupation Farmer; When enlisted Oct 15 1863; Where enlisted Jasper, Ark; For 3 years; Eyes Hazel; hair Black; Complexion Fair; height 5 ft 10 in. Enlisted in this Regt Berryville Ark Feby 1, 64."
(Note: This unit was mustered in 19Feb1864 at Springfield, MO by CPT JOHN C BAILEY and was comprised generally of personnel from Newton and Carroll Counties in Arkansas. Battles: Jefferson City, Booneville, Lexington, Big Blue, Osage and Newtonia.
NAME..... RANK..... AGE..... ENR DATE..... PLACE
JONES, ENOCH PVT - age 31 - 15 Oct 1863 - Jasper, AR
JONES, BENJAMIN PVT - age 44 - 15 Oct 1863 - Jasper, AR (Possible cousin?)
Sep-Dec 1864 "On Detachment service in pursuit of rebel Gen Price"
May-Jul 1865 "Detached service in Newton Co Ark since May, 6,65."
20 Aug 1865 "Muster-out Roll Memphis. Tenn. Remarks: Deserted at Springfield MO Dec 14/64; returned & reported at Springfield MO May 6/65. The charge of desertion removed and he will be considered absent without leave."
PENSION PAPERS(Department of Interior,Bureau of Pensions, WashingtonD.C.)
8 Aug 1890 - Auburn, Sebastian Co Ark (Declaration for Invalid Pension)
"Enoch Jones aged 60 years, a resident of Auburn, county of Sebastian, state of Arkansas who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Enoch Jones who was ENROLLED on the 15 day of Oct 1863 in Co D 2 Ark Cav. in the war of the rebellion, and served at least ninety days and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Memphis, Tennessee on the 20 day of August 1865. That he is partially unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of Bronchitis, Rheumatism and heart disease."
Wit: M.L. Tatum; John H. Smith
11 Mar 1899 - Application of Enoch M. Jones, Auburn, Sebastian Co, Ark
Wife: "Maria Elizabeth Jones. Yeates"
Married: "May 16, 1855 Decatur Co Tennessee by Rev C. Austin"
Children: "Margaret Ann born March 1st 1856; William Enoch born July 6th 1869; America Darthula born May 17 1875"
12 Feb 1910 - Franklin Co Ark (Declaration for Pension-Enoch M. Jones)
Excerpt: "- - - - -Enoch Jones, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 75 years of age, and a resident of county of Sebastian, State of Arkansas- - - -in the service of the United States in the Civil War and was Honorably Discharged at Memphis Tenn August 1865 - - - -That his personal description at enlistment was follows: Height, 5 feet 10 inches; complexion fair; color of eyes Hazel; color of hair Black; that his occupation was Farmer; that he was born August 1835 at Franklin County, Tenn. That his several places of residence since leaving the service has been as follows: Newton County, Ark, Sebastian County, Ark" Wit: M.W. Wagner; W.K. Meeks
18 May 1910 - Charleston, Franklin Co Ark (Sworn Statement by Enoch M. Jones)
Excerpts: " Southern Division, Ctf No 930.101. Enoch Jones Co D 2 Ark Vol Cav. I am the same and identical Enoch Jones who as a private in Co D 2 Ark Cavalry in the civil war, filed application on the 15th day of Feb 1910, for an increase in pension- - - - -certificate No 930.101- - - - -My discharge which was burned in the destruction of my dwelling, Jan 3rd 1910, as well as I remember stated that I was born May, 31st 1834 - - - - -But in fact a mistake was made in the date in enrolling my name as a soldier. - - - - -My name and age was recorded in my father, BRITT JONES' family Bible which was destroyed by fire when I was only a few years old and I do not remember anything personally about. It was recorded in my family Bible by SAM DELANEY, my wife's uncle in about 1855 or 1856 wherein my birth date was written May 31st 1833. I am confident that the date in said Bible should have been placed three years earlier. From the best evidence that I can obtain I was born in the year, 1830, and am now eighty years old. I remember that I was married in the year 1855 and that I was twenty five years old when I was married. I also remember that my oldest child, a daughter who married George Langston and is now living with her husband in Sebastian County, Ark., Post office Charleston, R.F.D.No.1, was born in the year, 1856, and that she was eight or nine years old when I went home from the army in 1865, and that she is now fifty four years old. I have one brother, John Jones, P.O. Huntsville,Ark who is three years older than I am, and he is generally reputed among the kinfolks as being 84 years old. I have another brother, B.W.Jones, P.O.Web City, Ark, two years younger than I who is reputed to be 78 years old among our kin."
5 Apr 1915 - Application of Enoch M. Jones for Increase in Pension, Charleston, Ark
Date and place of birth: "Franklin Co Tenn, May 31 - 1830"
Organization in which served: "Co D second Arkansas Cavalry" Enlisted: Jasper, Arkansas
Wife: "Mariah Elizabeth Yates"
Married: "May 16-1855 Decator Co Tenn; Wife died June 15, 1914"