Biography of Roger Jones
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Jones, Roger, born in Westmoreland county, Virginia, in 1789, son of Major Catesby and Lettice Corbin (Turberville) Jones; in young manhood he was appointed to the military service of the United States as second lieutenant of marines, January 29, 1809, and was promoted captain and assigned to the artillery, July 12, 1812; he was actively engaged at Chippewa, Linda's Lane and Fort Erie, and for meritorious conduct at the first named places was brevetted major, and lieutenant colonel for a successful sortie at the last named place; was promoted major, August t6, 1818, and made adjutant general, and brevetted colonel, September 17, 1824; was promoted lieutenant colonel, March 7, t825, and appointed adjutant general of the army, and received brevets as brigadier general, June, 1832, and major general, May, 1848; married Mary Anne Mason Page, born about 1791, died at Washingtin, D. C., in December, 1873; he also died in Washington, D. C., July 15, 1852.


FROM:
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915



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