Wednesday, November 13, 1895
Anderson County is
... to report the loss of another good soldier.
We allude to the death of M. Wm. Jones which occurred at his house at
Starr last Friday afternoon. He had been in failing health for several months
and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Jones was the oldest son of the late
James Jones, and was about 70 years of age.
He was an industrious and successful farmer and honorable in all the ...
of life and was loved by all who knew him. He possessed a ... and performed
many kind and ... for the poor and afflicted. In short he was a true man and a
model citizen, his place in his immediate neighborhood will be hard to fill.
Mr. Jones fought throughout the war and was a brave and daring soldier. For a
long time he was Captain of Company I, Hampton Legion, and his old soldiers
esteemed him very highly and will be pained to hear of his death. Mr. Jones was
twice married, his first wife being a daughter of the late Thom. Dean. By this
marriage three sons and two daughters survive him. His second wife was a Miss Adams whom, with
two daughters, are left to mourn his death. He was a zealous member of the
Cross Roads Baptist Church and on Saturday his remains were interred there, the
funeral services being conducted by Rev. T. H ... and Rev. R. C. Ligon in presence of a very large crowd of friends and