Civil War Records of John Jones

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
Navy Recg. Ship Ohio, US.S. South Carolina, Niagara, and Rhode Island enl. May 13, 1861 at Portsmouth, N.H., for 3 yrs., as Landsmam. disch. from Rhode Island, May 2, 1864 as Landsman. credit Acton shoemaker

age 21

Medal of Honor: Landsman; was one of the crew of the first cutter of the U.S.S. Rhode Island, on the night of Dec. 30, 1862, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor. They had saved a number, and it was owing to their gallantry and zeal and desire to save others that they became separated from the Rhode Island, and were adrift for some hours.

MASSCW, 8:236

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 102-103

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
               

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic


Death

Date August 14, 1907
Place Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Age 65 years, 11 months, 19 days
Cause carcinoma of neck
Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial

St. Mary's cemetery, Portsmouth, N.H.

John Jones, Find A Grave Memorial #7147721, Find A Grave (website), http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7147721, retrieved 2014-02-19.

 

Survived by  

Additional Information

Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born August 25, 1841 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Died August 15, 1907 at Portsmouth, N.H. Entered service at Acton, Mass. Medal of Honor Citation: Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous rescue of the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Jones, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island, and spent many hours in the small boat at the mercy of the weather and the high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras (Medal of Honor Recipients 1863-1994: 1:116).

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John Jones, age 19, a seaman, is recorded as an inhabitant of Portsmouth, N.H. in the 1860 federal census, in household (Ward 2, dwelling no. 773/958) with James Jones, age 44; Abba Jones, age 45; Michael Jones, age 15, and Mary Jones, age 13 (source: "1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

John Jones, age 38, a laborer, born in Conn., is recorded as an inhabitant of Portsmoth, N.H. in the 1880 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 10/103/121) with his wife Kate, age 38 (b. Ireland), their six children, all born in New Hampshire (Mary age 8; William, age 7; Lizzie N., age 6; Edward, age 3; Thomas, age 1; James, age 1 mo.), and his father, James Jones, age 70 (b. Ireland) ("1880 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

John Jones is recorded as an inhabitant of Portsmouth, N.H. in the 1890 veterans census ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).

John Jones, age 57, a laborer at the Navy Yard, is recorded as an inhabitant of Portsmouth, N.H in the 1900 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 25/102/113) with his wife Kate Jones, age 54; children William H., age 27; Elizabeth, age 23; Margaret, age 18; and Teresa, age 17; and his sister Mary Jones, age 50 (source: "1990 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

John Jones died August 14, 1907 in Portsmouth, N.H. at age 65 years, 11 months. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn. on August 25, 1841 to James Jones (b. Ireland) and Abigail Granville. His occupation is recorded as "Rigger." (Death record for John Jones, "New Hampshire Births to 1901, Deaths and Marrriages to 1937," v. Deaths I-J-K 1901-1037, p. 11602, AmericanAncestors.org [database]).

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See also:

John Jones, Find A Grave Memorial# 7147721, Find A Grave (website), http://www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2013-11-05.

 

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