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Roger Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, Roger, 1789-1852.
Title: Roger Jones papers
Dates: 1849-1860
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0443

Biographical/Historical Note

Roger Jones (1789-1852) was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He began his military career as a Lieutenant in the Marines in 1809 and served in the War of 1812. He became Adjutant General of the U.S. Army, as a Brevet-Major General, a position he held until his death.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Senate bills for the relief of Adj.-Gen. Roger Jones, 1849-1851; a pamphlet, "Exceptions to the Illegal Organization, Proceedings, Findings, and Sentence, & C, of the Naval Court martial in the Case of Commodore Ap. C. Jones" (1851); General Order No. 28, announcing the death of Adj.-Gen. Jones, 1852; petitions of Mrs. Mary A.M. Jones, his widow, for a pension, 1853, 1857; House Bill for pension of Mrs. Mary A.M. Jones, 1858; calendar of Congress, 1858; letters and bill for professional services, Ferdinand Moulton to Mrs. Mary A.M. Jones, 1858; contract and specifications for a house in Washington for Mrs. Jones, by Baldwin Bros.; papers pertaining to the monument for Adj.-Gen. Roger Jones: correspondence of his sons, C. Lucien Jones, Roger Jones, Walter Jones, sketches of and inscriptions for the monument, and receipted bills for it.

Index Terms

Bills (legislative records)
Jones family.
Jones, Roger, 1789-1852.
Letters (correspondence)
Naval law--United States.
Pensions (compensation)
United States. Navy--Pay, allowances, etc..

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was probably acquired from C. Lucien Jones, son of Roger Jones who was residing in Savannah at the time of his death in 1920.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Roger Jones papers, MS 443, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Items 1-17, 1849-1858


2Items 18-30, 1860