Alexander Hamilton JONES, Congress, NC
JONES, Alexander Hamilton, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Buncombe County, N.C., July 21, 1822; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits; enlisted in the Union Army in 1863; was captured in east Tennessee while raising a regiment of Union Volunteers and imprisoned; made his escape November 14, 1864; again joined the Union forces in Cumberland, Md.; after the war returned to North Carolina; member of the State convention in 1865; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress but was not permitted to qualify; upon the readmission of North Carolina to representation was elected to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses and served from July 6, 1868, to March 3, 1871; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resided in Washington, D.C., until 1876, in Maryland until 1884, in Asheville, N.C., until 1890, and in Oklahoma until 1897, when he moved to California; died in Long Beach, Calif., January 29, 1901; interment in Signal Hill Cemetery.
BibliographyJones, Alexander H. Knocking at the Door: Alex H. Jones, Member-Elect to Congress; His Course before the War, during the War, and after the War. Washington, D. C.: McGill & Witherow, 1866.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present