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Roger ap Catesby Jones, , Adjutant General of the U.S. Army

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Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Anne Mason Jones
Father of Catesby Roger Jones; Edmonia Page Jones; Mary Anne McIntosh; Letita Corbin Jones; Lieut. William Page Jones and 9 others

Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Major General Roger Jones, Adjutant General of the U.S. Army

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Roger ap Catesby Jones (1789–July 15, 1852) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army who was the longest serving Adjutant General of the U.S. Army in United States history, holding the position from 1825 to 1852. He was a central figure in the distinguished Catesby military family with relatives holding commissions in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, WWI, and WWII. Of his thirteen children many went on to serve in the military in both Union and Confederate forces. His son Catesby ap Roger Jones was the commander of the ironclad CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads on the second day of battle with the USS Monitor. His son Charles Lucian Jones served in the Confederate navy on the ironclad Tennessee. His son, also named Roger Jones, served as Inspector General of the U.S. Army from 1888 to 1889.

Jones was appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps on January 29, 1809 and was promoted to first lieutenant later that year. He resigned in July 1812 to accept a commission as a captain of artillery in the United States Army. He received brevets to major and lieutenant colonel for his services in the War of 1812. He was promoted to colonel and adjutant general in August 1818, and in March 1825 became Adjutant General of the U.S. Army. He received brevets to colonel in 1824, to brigadier general in 1832, and to major general in 1848. He died in 1852 and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery.

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Major General Roger Jones, Adjutant General of the U.S. Army's Timeline

1788
1788
Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
1818
1818
Age 30
Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
1820
1820
Age 32
1821
April 15, 1821
Age 33
Clarke County, Virginia, United States
1822
1822
Age 34
1823
1823
Age 35
Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
1824
September 17, 1824
Age 36
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
1826
1826
Age 38
1826
Age 38
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1829
1829
Age 41