Capt. Roland Ward JONES

HAIRSTON.org ID#2972, b. 1829
Father*Seth Ward JONES b. 2 Nov 1793, d. 10 Jul 1850
Mother*Maria Archer "Martha" HARDAWAY b. 4 Mar 1794, d. 17 May 1870
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Capt. Roland Ward Jones spent over a year recuperating in The Carnton Plantation after the Battle of Franklin in 1864. The Battle of Franklin Trust maintains the house and grounds where the battle took place and they offer tours that are fascinating. They also have letters written by Capt. Ward to his second wife Lizzie. Also part of the Battle of Franklin Trust is the Carter House, about a mile from the Carnton Plantation. Capt. Marshall Hairston’s Confederate Uniform is on display at the Carter House Museum. Capt. Marshall Hairston’s sister, Susan America Hairston, was Capt. Roland Ward’s first wife.

If you are in the Nashville, Tenn. area, I highly recommend spending some time at the Carnton Plantation and the Carter House.
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Birth*Capt. Roland Ward JONES was born in 1829 in Virginia.1,2 
He was the son of Seth Ward JONES and Maria Archer "Martha" HARDAWAY
Census 1850Capt. Roland Ward JONES appeared on the 1850 census of Seth Ward JONES on 1 June 1850 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi; Seth Jones 56 b. VA, Martha 56 b. VA, R T 25 b. VA, Rolin 21 b. VA, Mary 19 b.VA.3

 
Census 1860*Capt. Roland Ward JONES appeared on the census of 1860 in Oakland, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, Rowland W. Jones 31 farmer b. VA, living alone. Rowland's mother lives in the next house.4

 
Marriage*He married Susan America "Weet" HAIRSTON, daughter of John Adams HAIRSTON and Malinda CORN, about 1861. 
Military*Roland enlisted as 1st Lt. in Capt. P. R. Leigh's Company of Infantry, Mississippi Volunteers on 26 October 1861. He was promoted to Captain in 1862. Captured at Shiloh on 7 April 1862 and helded as POW on Johnson's Island, Sandusky, Ohio. He was paroled near Manassess, Virginia on August 1862. He was captured a second time at Franklin, Tennessee on 17 December 1864.1

 
Death Spouse*His wife, Susan America "Weet" Hairston, died on 27 March 1863. 
MilitaryWounded in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee on 30 November 1863. 
MilitaryCapt. Roland Jones left the Carnton Plantation where he was recovering from his wounds and was taken to the Federal Prison Hospital in Nashville on 18 June 1865. 
Marriage*Capt. Roland Ward JONES married Elizabeth F. CLOUSTON, daughter of Edward G. CLOUSTON and Senae Saura (surname unknown), on 14 December 1865 in Williamson County, Tennessee.5 
Elected*Capt. Roland Ward JONES was Elected in 1869 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, as a Representative in the Mississippi Legislature.
The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi) 23 Dec 1869, Thursday page 2. 
Census 1870*He appeared on the census of 1870 in Township 24, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, Rowland W 41, Elizabeth F 34, Maria L 2, Carin Mc G Jones 1, Margaret Ballard 24.6

 
Marriage*He married Emeline W. CLOUSTON, daughter of Edward G. CLOUSTON and Senae Saura (surname unknown), on 13 February 1872 in Williamson County, Tennessee.5 
Census 1880*Capt. Roland Ward JONES appeared on the census of 1880 in Coffeeville, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, R. W. Jones 50 (father born in VA.), E W C Jones 33 (father born in Scotland), M L 12, C Mc 11, M E 4, M C 2.2

 

Family 1

Susan America "Weet" HAIRSTON b. 17 Mar 1843, d. 27 Mar 1863
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Family 2

Elizabeth F. CLOUSTON b. a 1835, d. a 1871
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Family 3

Emeline W. CLOUSTON b. a 1847
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S177] National Archives - Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations.
  2. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S112] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm. Ancestry.com.
  6. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S277] Letters to Lt. Roland W. Jones - 1861- 1863, from Susan America Hairston Jones, J. T. Gilson, 1991.
Last Edited3 Aug 2021