Russell County, Virginia in the Civil War Support this site!
Home | Letters | Pictures | Soldiers | Pensions | Obituaries | Newspapers | Union Soldiers | Search
Obituaries Obituaries and Death Notices of Russell County

Huntington Herald Dispatch, Huntington, WV
Obituary of Calvin Jones

September 9, 1941


Calvin Jones, 100-year-old Confederate veteran who fought under General Robert E. Lee and was in the command led by General Lee when he surrendered at Appomattox, died yesterday at 4 A. M. at the home on Louisa road, Catlettsburg, after an illness of four months.

Mr. Jones was born in Wythe county, Virginia, October 16, 1840 and joined the Confederate army in Russell county, Virginia, when he was 22. He was with the Twenty-ninth Virginia regiment and last October on his 100th birthday remarked that the greatest even in his life was his survival of the battle of Gettysburg.

After the surrender at Appomattox, Mr. JOnes returned to his home and a short time later came over into Kentucky, drifting as far as Ashland, then known as Poage's Landing.

He returned to Floyd county, Ky., and with the exception of a short period spent in Texas, and a brief residence at Huntington, W. va., he lived in Eastern Kentucky.

Surviving are the widow, his third wife, Mrs. Martha Jones, 82; two sons, Grover Jones, Red Jacket, W. Va., and Roscoe Jones, New Boston, O.; a step-son, Roy Stapleton, Catlettsburg; a step-daughter, Mrs. Minnie Fillinger, Huntington; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 3 P. M. at the home on Louisa road with the Rev. Allen Vaughan officiating. Burial will be in the old Catlettsburg cemetery.

Except where indicated all material on this site is copyrighted by Gregory Lepore. © 1997.