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Caleb Jones son of Aquilla & Delilah Ditto Jones
Posted by: Angela Jones-Harlan (ID *****5636) Date: December 15, 2012 at 15:55:25
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Caleb son of Aquilla Jones & Delilah Ditto

Many people have Caleb Jones son of Aquilla Jones and Delilah Ditto confused with another Caleb Jones near in age who married Levina Gunter Deeds.
I will provide documentation showing the differences to help sort them out.

Caleb Jones son of Aquilla Jones & Delilah Ditto
b abt 1831 Blount Co AL (date from 1850 & 1860 census & Civil War file)
d. 04 Mar 1862 Van Buren, Crawford Co. AR
buried: Fairview Cemetery Van Buren, Crawford Co AR

Caleb Jones age 30 enlisted along with his brother Martin Jones in Stones Regt Co G 6th Texas Calvary 07 Sep 1861. Co G was recruited in McLennan Co TX and was commanded by Peter F Ross.

1850 Milam Co TX census 19 Oct 1850
Miliam & Williamson, Milam, Texas
Aquilla Jones 42 b TN 1808
Dilley 41 b AL 1809
Caleb 19 b AL 1831
Martha C 12 b AL 1838
Martin H 10 b AL 1840
Mary E 5 b AL 1845
Ann E 8/12 b TX 1850

1860 McLennan Co TX 11 Jun 1860
Caleb Jones 28 b AL 1832
Martia (Martin) 20 b AL 1840
Mary 15 b AL 1845
Annie 10 b TX 1850
living next door to brother Wiley & Aquilla & Dilly
Wiley Jones 30 b AL 1830
Margaret 29 b AL 1831
Francis 10 b TX 1850
William 8 b TX 1852
Bettie 6 b TX 1855
Rosa 3 b TX 1858
Dealice 6/12 b TX 1860
A Jones 50 b TN 1810
Delly Jones 50 b AL 1810

The Caleb Jones who married Lavinia Gunter Deeds

b 06 Jul 1827 Blount Co AL
d 14 Aug 1918 Mercury, McColloch, TX
m abt 1853 AR probably Yell Co AR
Levinia Gunter (widow Deeds) m 1 John Deeds
b 25 Nov 1825 TN
d 23 Mar 1906 McCulloch County, TX

both buried: Cox Cemetery Milburn, McColloch Co TX

dates of his birth and death taken from his Civil War Pension and from his death certificate where the informant was his son John Jehu Jones who stated that Caleb's father was John Jones no mother listed

1860 San Saba Co TX Census
Caleb Jones 34 b AL 1826
Levinia 34 b TN 1826
Thomas M Jones (aka Deeds) 12 b TN 1848
James R Jones (aka Deeds) 10 b TN 1850
Jehen Jones (Jehu Jones) 5 b AR 1855

He may have been the son of the
John Jones
b abt 1802 TN
d between 1860-1870 Yell Co AR census or he may have moved west and died
This John Jones was in Blount Co AL where he married his 2nd wife
27 Aug 1835 Blount Co AL
Matilda Parker, so mother of Caleb is not known.
they are recorded in 1850 & 1860 Chickalah, Yell County, Ark census

Levina's parents Thomas M Gunter & Mary Ann "Polly" Moore also resided in Chickalah, Yell Co Ark at this time

The Caleb Jones b abt 1831 d 1862 was the son of Aquilla Jones & Delilah Dittobased on
1) Aquilla Jones m Delilah Ditto 16 Sep 1828 Morgan/Limestone, AL
2) the age of Caleb Jones son of Aquilla in the 1850 census says he was born abt 1831 and in 1860 abt 1832 and it matches the Civil War records.
3) He was head of household with his younger siblings living next door to his brother Wiley Jones and their parents A & Dilly.
4) He was in the same unit as his brother Martin in the Civil War they joined according to Civil War file same day and place both recruited from McLennan Co TX


The Caleb Jones b. 06 Jul 1827-1918 was not the son of Aquilla Jones & Delilah Ditto based on the following documentation
1)Aquilla and Deliah were married more than 1 yr after the birth of this Caleb Jones. 16 Sep 1828
2) Caleb Jones b 1831 was with his siblings next door to his brother and parents in 1860 census while Caleb b 1827 & Levinia were in 1860 San Saba Co TX census at the same time showing two separate men.
3) information provided by his son Jehu John Jones on his death certificate listing his father as a John Jones

I have the death certificate of this Caleb and the Civil War records of both men.
These men may have been related but clearly they are two separate persons

I have a Jones line from TN to Morgan and Blount Co AL so I have been sorting out all these Jones's.
I have a
Jehu John Jones
b 20 Oct 1823 in Blount Co AL
d 21 May 1878 McDonald Co MO
m 16 Jun 1844 Yell Co AR marriage records
Sarah Pickle dau of Robert Pickle and Nancy Jones of Blount Co AL
according to the history of McDonald Co MO his father was John Jones Sr. then they moved to McDonald Co MO by 1848 according to County History where this John became a Justice of the Peace and was elected Judge.

based on this information it is quite possible that this Jehu John Jones was a brother to the Caleb Jones b 1827 and named his only child John Jehu Jones.

I hope this helps clarify these men. If anyone has any additions or corrections please contact me.


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