Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Dudley & Caroline Jones

This is the gravestone for Dudley Emerson Jones and Caroline Peck Jones, located in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is the couple that whetted all our appetite for more family history. From the family papers left, I'd say Dudley was the first known member of the family who was interested in his family's history. We have six or so pages of family groups with typed transcriptions, at least one letter from someone in New York that collected information for him, and multiple pictures from his generation. His own biography was written by his son-in-law, Philip Bernays, and published in the History of the University of Arkansas. Many of the pictures and letters were donated by his great-granddaughter, Carolyn Jones Deller, to the University of Arkansas Library, Special Collections. Dudley is considered one of the 'famous' people within the family, and I'll devote more entries to him at a later date.

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