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MS10-41 Caleb S. Jones Letter

Caleb S. Jones Letter

Collection Title: Caleb S. Jones Letter

Series Number: MS10-41

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 16, 2010.

Date Listed: June 16, 2010

Date Span: 1861

Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 legal size file folder; 1 item.

Type of Material: Correspondence.

Condition of Material: Good.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: Caleb S. Jones was a physician from Farmington, Kentucky. He was born in Suffolk, Virginia on June 3, 1807. He and his family relocated to Henry County, Tennessee in 1838. Three years later the Jones family moved to Farmington, Kentucky. He died at Farmington on June 6, 1863.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photocopy and transcript of a letter written by Caleb S. Jones of Farmington, Kentucky to his daughter Sarah Jones in Paris, Tennessee on November 1, 1861. The letter offers the author’s opinion on the events that led to the Civil War and his support for Kentucky’s secession from the Union. He also mentions Confederate troops at Columbus, a skirmish at Mayfield, plundering Union soldiers and a convention to be held at Russellville.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Jones, Caleb S., 1807-

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives.

Farmington (Ky.)

Graves County (Ky.) – History.

Additional Sources: See Kentucky Ancestors, Volume 35, number 1, page 10.