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.
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). Touch for map. On the grounds of the Glade Spring Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33234 Lee Hwy, Glade Spring VA 24340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Buchanan-Blakemore House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Emory and Henry College (approx. Sulphur Springs Church and Campground (approx. 5.9 miles away); Town House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Farthest West, 1750 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Chilhowie (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Chilhowie (approx. 6.2 miles away).
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 797 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.