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Ferrell Foster Hyer Jones Thompson

Obituary of Iverson A. Jones, Enon, Arkansas.

One of the most interesting of lives was closed with the death of Col. Iverson A. Jones, former newspaper man, one-time candidate for Congress, and a Confederate veteran, member of John G. Fletcher Camp U. C. V., of Carroll County, Ark. He died at Grass Leaf Farm, near Enon, Ark., which had been his home since 1888.

He was born in Covington, Ga., January 24, 1846, and, in the spring of 1862, at the age of 16, volunteered in the Confederate army, becoming a member of Company B, 53rd Georgia Regiment, of the Paul J. Semms Brigade, McLaws' Division, Longstreets Corps, A. N. V. He was in all the great battles in which McLaws' Division engaged, until November 29, 1863, on the crest of Fort Sanders, where he was seriously wounded in both arms, was captured and carried to Fort Delaware, where he remained until exchanged at Richmond, Va., 1864. He was placed on the retired list as permanently disabled and returned to his home in Covington, Ga., October 31, 1864. With one arm utterly disabled and the other partly useless, he took up life anew, determined to secure an education. He worked his way through Emory College, and in 1871 received a degree from Oxford University.

He moved to Little Rock, Ark., and in 1876 was married to Miss Josephine Hyer, a talented young lady of Cartersville, Ga., and a graduate of the Southern Masonic Female College at Covington, Ga. To this union two daughters were born, but both wife and daughters died.

In 1893 Mr. Jones was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper Ferrell, of Tullahoma, Tenn., who died in 1904; and in 1915, Mr. Jones was united in marriage to Mrs. Minnie A. Foster, who survives him. He had but one other living relative, a grandniece, Mrs. H. A. Thompson.

His funeral at the Methodist Church was a service of song and prayer, and his war record was read by his request. He was laid to rest in the grey uniform he loved so well.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1922.

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