1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 16, 2021 7:58 AM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking information about Ely Lawrence Jones

    Lynda Doyle Newbie

      My great grandfather is Ely (Eli) Lawrence Jones. He was born on November 26, 1846 in Kentucky and he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 8, 1909. According to a Pennsylvania, U.S., Veterans Burial Cards, he fought in the Civil War from 9-2-1862 to 6-12-1865. He was buried in Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The card states he served in the Army and his rank was Corporal. His organization shows Co. E, 85th Ind. Inf. I was able to confirm his Civil War record which says his residence was Prairieton. He was married to Sarah Jane Reed (1864-1934). I believe they married in 1886. The only child that I am aware he had was my grandmother, Edna Reed Jones (1890-1975). I think Ely’s mothers name is Mary Hess but his death certificate is difficult to read so I can’t be certain. I am looking for any information pertaining to Ely Lawrence Jones and his family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

      Death CertificateVeteran Burial CardEly L. Jones - Civil War info