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George W. Jones Account Book

Identifier: MSS-0777

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of a single ledger used for accounts kept by George Walter Jones (a.k.a. "GW") as well as poetry and speeches presumably written by him in the later part of the nineteenth-century.

The front of the ledger is labeled "Cash Account with Confederate States, Maj. G.W. Jones, HQM CSA". George Washington Jones, at the rank of Captain, served as Assistant Quartermaster (AQM) in the 4th Alabama Infantry. His later service included Quartermaster to William Henry Chase Whiting and John Bell Hood with the rank of Major. However, the Major died in 1867 and the earliest entry in the ledger is 1879, so this ledger was most likely used by his son, George Walter Jones (1866-1946).


  • 1880


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Biographical / Historical

George Washington Jones, son of George Tannahill and Rebecca Campbell Jones, was born on April 1, 1822. He married Maria Gay Harris in 1849; the couple had four children: (1) Eliza Bentley; (2) Lavinia Chardavoyne; (3) Irene Gay; and (4) George Walter.

During the Civil War he served as Assistant Quartermaster (AQM) in the 4th Alabama Infantry. His later service included Quartermaster to William Henry Chase Whiting and John Bell Hood with the rank of Major. George Washington Jones died on March 11, 1867.

George Walter "GW" Jones was born on June 22, 1866. He was the fourth child and only son of George Washington and Maria Gay Harris Jones. He married Elvalena Moore on February 12, 1890; the couple had seven children: (1) Howard Criner; (2) Raymond W.; (3) Walter Bryan; (4) Edwin Whiting; (5) Woodson Moore [died in infancy]; (6) Pauline Myra; and (7) Carl Tannahill. "GW" died on January 14, 1946, and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.


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Language of Materials



Account book probably kept by George Walter Jones. It includes several poems and speeches in the ledger.

Related Materials

Separated from Gandrud Papers, 1994


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Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266