Jones, Richard (Black Hawk War Veteran)

Born: 1804-XX-XX Kentucky

Died: 1853-03-13

In 1830, Jones lived in Morgan County, Illinois, and he had six other persons living in his household. In October 1830, he purchased 80 acres of land in Sangamon County, Illinois. During the Black Hawk War, Jones served in Abraham Lincoln's company of the 4th Regiment of Mounted Volunteers from April 21 to May 2, 1832, when he was promoted to Colonel Samuel M. Thompson’s regimental staff as a color bearer. He moved to Missouri during the 1830s, and by 1840, he was living in Sainte Genevieve County, in a household with ten other persons. In 1850, Jones was a merchant in Pulaski County, Missouri, and had $1,500 in real estate.

U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Morgan County, IL, 62; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:84, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:171; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sainte Genevieve County, MO, np; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Pulaski County, MO, 86; Gravestone, Jones Cemetery, Arlington, MO.