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PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN. 1241

ROBERT R. JONES

Was born in Mortgomeryshire, Wales, Feb. 24, 1828, and was a son Robert and Sarah (Morris) Jones, deceased. He was married first to Jane Humphrey, who died in 1852, leaving one child, William T. He was married secondly, in 1863, in Cambra, Pa., to Jane Evans who was born in this county Feb. 10, 1835, and passed from the shores of time Nov. 24, 1896. Her parents, also deceased, were David and Elizabeth (James) Evans. By this marriage there are the following children: David, dec., Elizabeth, dec., Elizabeth, Sarah A., Daniel H., Mary E., John M. and Emily J. Comrade Jones served in Co. C, 209th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A. C., and rendered some important service during that trying time; he had been engaged in farm- and was 36 years of age when he was enrolled from Ebensburg, Pa., Aug. 31, 1864. September, 1864, he was confined in hospital at Bermuda Hundred two weeks with sore foot. December, 1864, he was detailed to drive ambulance near Meade's Camp for six months. In the fall of 1864 he was also detailed to buld hospital three weeks. He took part in the battles of Ft. Steedman and Ft. Hell, besides several skirmishes; he was honorably discharged May 3, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. Comrade Jones is a member of John M. Jones Post, No. 556; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Ebensburg, Pa.

CHARLES KAYLOR

Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Jan. 31, 1831, of parents, Peter and Agnes (Levi) Kaylor, both deceased. He served in the Union army, ranking as private in Co. A, 55th Pa. V. V.I.; he had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled September, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa. June 18, 1863, he was wounded in front of Petersburg by minie ball; he was confined in hospital at Fortress Monroe with chronic dysentery three months in the winter of 1863; he was furloughed for thirty days January, 1863, and reported for duty at end of time, having re-enlisted as a veteran. He was an active participant in the battles of Pocotaligo, Cold d Harbor and Petersburg, and was honorably discharged September, 1865, at Petersburg, Va. His brother, Michael served in the late war; a second brother, Peter, enlisted in a Pa. Regt. as Lieut. and was wounded at Antietam; he was killed at the battle of Lookout Mt., and Richard; his father served in the war of 1812; his grandfather came from Ireland to fight in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. Comrade Kaylor is a disabled soldier and he is in receipt of a well-deserved pension; his postoffice address is Chest Springs, Pennsylvania.


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