Posted By:ridenhorse
Subject:Chaplain Griffin S. Jones 106th NC
Post Date:November 05, 2011 at 20:50:26
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Here is what I have learned about Chaplain Griffin S. Jones!
Chaplain Griffin S. Jones (dob 1/8/1798, dod 11/5/1863) was born in Virginia and died in Roxboro, NC, Person County. His parents were Richard Jones (dob 1771) and Jane Comer Jones (dob 1775). He married Cassandra “Cassie” Day (dob 1793, dod 1873) on September 11, 1817 in Person County, NC (Bond #: 000108027, ImageNum: 002058, Record #: 01-086, Bondsman: Ambrose Day, Witness: Jesse Dickins). They had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters:
William Jones               (1820 - ____)
male                     (unknown), some census records stated a child was lost before 1930?
male                     (unknown)
Jane Jones              (1828 - ____)
John Wesley Jones       (1829 – 12/29/1862) was a private in 35th NC: died at Camp Homes, NC
Nancy Jones Morris       (1832 - ____)
Elizabeth A. Jones       (1839 – 1889), she had the nickname of “Bettie”

Rev. Griffin S. Jones was a Methodist Episcopal South Circuit Rider prior to becoming a Chaplin in the Confederate Army with the 106th NC Regiment.

Do you or anyone out there know of any more information of where Rev Jones preached, was appointed to or held revivals at? I have a greater interest in his life and ministry during the 1840s? Any and all information is welcome.