Glade Spring in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mrs. Eliza M. Jones
to the memory of
Mrs. Eliza M.
The wife of
Lieut. W. E. Jones,
U.S. Mounted Rifles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1852.
Location. 36° 46.06′ N, 81° 47.239′ W. Marker is in Glade Spring, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11). On the grounds of the Glade Spring Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33234 Lee Hwy, Glade Spring VA 24340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this markerBrig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Tobias Smyth House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Buchanan-Blakemore House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Emory & Henry College (approx. 2.6 miles away); Emory and Henry College (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Kilmachronan (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sulphur Springs Church and Campground (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glade Spring.
More about this marker. Note the location of her death, Pass Caballo, is actually Cavallo Pass, Texas.
Normally, the Historical Marker database does not publish individual grave markers. However, this particular marker includes specific information about Mrs. Jones' death due to the sinking of the Steam Ship Independence, so meets the minimum requirements for approval.
Also see . . .
1. Eliza Margaret "Pink" Dunn. A picture and short biography of Eliza M. Jones, from the Pioneer Families of Washington County, Virginia web site. (Submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Francis' metallic life-boat company. This book, published in 1852 by Francis' Metallic Life-boat Company, includes a picture and brief story about the wreck of the Independence and the role of their lifeboats in rescuing the survivors. (Submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. George Morgan: Matagorda Peninsula Bar Pilot. This biography of one of the Matagordo Ship Pilots mentions the sinking of the Independence, and the brave attempts to rescue her crew and over 120 passengers. (Submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
4. Information about the steamship Independence. (Submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 908 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.