Lafayette Jones was a resident of Johnson County, Tennessee, who married Mary Ann Snider. They had one daughter, Alice, and two sons, J. A. (Alvin) and W. C. Alice married Joseph M. Wagner and had one son, Joseph M.
Lafayette Jones raised his own company of Union cavalry in 1863 and eventually became a captain and commanding officer of "A" company, 9th Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers. After the war, between 1871 and 1874, Jones was committed to the Tennessee Hospital for the Insane, where he died sometime prior to 1886. It is possible that Jones' mental difficulties stemmed from a head injury he received as a result of a horse kicking him in the head.
Joseph M. Wagner, the son of Alice and Joseph Wagner, lived in the west for a number of years. Young Joseph probably served with the United States Army Quartermaster Corps for a period of time in the second decade of the twentieth century. One letter from the War Department to Alice Wagner and one letter from Joe to his mother point to such service. Young Joe lived in various states in the west (Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, and Utah).
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The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1, Jones Family Papers, 1860-1928, and Series 2, Wagner Family Papers, 1890-1930. Each series is further divided into subseries. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically.