Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Thomas McKissack Jones
Representative to Confederate Congress
With the outbreak of the Seminole War, Jones raised a large company of volunteers called the “Pulaski Hyenas”, which became Company A of the First Tennessee Mounted Men. He rose to the rank of Captain and led his troops in the battles of Lost Creek, Wahoo Swamp and Withlocoochee.
After the war, Jones obtained a license to practice law and formed a partnership with John W. Goode. Jones served as the Mayor of Pulaski from 1842-1843 and 1851 and as Recorder in 1841. In 1845 he was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly for one term and in 1847 was elected to the Tennessee State Senate. Jones was elected and served in the first session of the Confederate Congress but did not seek re-election, preferring to return to Pulaski. When federal troops captured Pulaski, Jones was taken
After the Civil War, Jones resumed his law practice and pursued business interests. He held several judiciary appointments including a special appointment to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Jones was a Democrat and served as a delegate to four Democratic National Conventions and represented Giles County in the 1870 Tennessee Constitutional Convention. Judge Thomas M. Jones died on March 13, 1892.
Erected by Pulaski Heritage Trail.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1872.
Location. 35° 11.586′ N, 87° 1.734′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker can be reached from South Rhodes Street north of East Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in Maplewood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Martin (1799-1870) (here, next to this marker); General John Calvin Brown (a few steps from this marker); Maplewood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this Aaron V. Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Neill Smith Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); General John Adams, CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); James M. McCallum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Goff Ballentine (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.