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Near Ridge Spring in Saluda County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jones Cemetery / General James Jones

 
 
Jones Cemetery / General James Jones Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, March 5, 2010
1. Jones Cemetery / General James Jones Marker (front)
Inscription.  
[Front]
This is the family cemetery of Mathias Jones (1779-1829), planter, merchant, and state representative 1814-17. Jones moved from Virginia to Ridge Spring, in what was then Edgefield District, about 1800. He, his wife Clara Perry Jones (1786-1841), and 4 of their 12 children are buried here. The 1887 will of daughter Elizabeth Watson set up an endowment for perpetual maintenance.

[Reverse]
Gen. James Jones (1805-1865), the son of Mathias & Clara Jones, is buried here. A partner in textile mills at Graniteville and Vaucluse, he was chairman of commissioners to build the State House 1855-61. Jones also served as adjutant & inspector general 1836-41, chairman of the board of visitors of the Citadel and the Arsenal Academy 1842-65, and state quartermaster general 1863-65.
 
Erected 2006 by Ridge Heritage Association. (Marker Number 41-11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
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50.978′ N, 81° 40.674′ W. Marker is near Ridge Spring, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 23) 0.1 miles west of Saluda Road, on the right when traveling west. Just west of the town limits. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridge Spring SC 29129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michael Watson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ridge Spring (approx. one mile away); Ridge Hill School / Faith Cabin Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ridge Spring Cemetery / W.H. Scarborough (approx. 1.9 miles away); Alexander Hamilton Stevens (approx. 1.9 miles away); Spann Methodist Church / Captain Clinton Ward (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jacob Odom House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lott's Tavern & Post Office (approx. 6.3 miles away); Philippi Baptist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridge Spring.
 
Jones Cemetery / General James Jones Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, March 5, 2010
2. Jones Cemetery / General James Jones Marker (reverse)
Jones Cemetery Behind Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, March 5, 2010
3. Jones Cemetery Behind Marker
General James Jones' Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, March 5, 2010
4. General James Jones' Grave
Clara Jones' Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, March 5, 2010
5. Clara Jones' Grave
Mathias Jones' Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, March 5, 2010
6. Mathias Jones' Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,501 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 6, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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