Many people have Caleb Jones son of Aquilla Jones and Delilah Ditto confused with another Caleb Jones near in age who married Levina Gunter Deeds. I will provide documentation showing the differences to help sort them out.
Caleb Jones son of Aquilla Jones & Delilah Ditto b abt 1831 Blount Co AL (date from 1850 & 1860 census & Civil War file) d. 04 Mar 1862 Van Buren, Crawford Co. AR buried: Fairview Cemetery Van Buren, Crawford Co AR
Caleb Jones age 30 enlisted along with his brother Martin Jones in Stones Regt Co G 6th Texas Calvary 07 Sep 1861. Co G was recruited in McLennan Co TX and was commanded by Peter F Ross.
1850 Milam Co TX census 19 Oct 1850 Miliam & Williamson, Milam, Texas Aquilla Jones42 b TN1808 Dilley41 bAL1809 Caleb19 bAL1831 Martha C12 b AL1838 Martin H10 b AL1840 Mary E5 b AL1845 Ann E8/12 b TX1850
1860 McLennan Co TX11 Jun 1860 Caleb Jones28 b AL1832 Martia (Martin)20 b AL1840 Mary15 b AL1845 Annie10 b TX1850 living next door to brother Wiley & Aquilla & Dilly Wiley Jones30 b AL1830 Margaret29 b AL1831 Francis10 b TX1850 William8 b TX1852 Bettie6 b TX1855 Rosa3 b TX1858 Dealice6/12 b TX1860 A Jones50 b TN1810 Delly Jones50 b AL1810
TheCaleb Jones who married Lavinia Gunter Deeds
b 06 Jul 1827 Blount Co AL d 14 Aug 1918 Mercury, McColloch, TX m abt 1853 AR probably Yell Co AR Levinia Gunter (widow Deeds) m 1 John Deeds b 25 Nov 1825 TN d 23 Mar 1906 McCulloch County, TX
both buried: Cox CemeteryMilburn, McColloch Co TX
dates of his birth and death taken from his Civil War Pension and from his death certificate where the informant was his son John Jehu Jones who stated that Caleb's father was John Jones no mother listed
1860 San Saba Co TX Census Caleb Jones34 b AL1826 Levinia34 b TN1826 Thomas M Jones (aka Deeds)12 b TN1848 James R Jones (aka Deeds)10 b TN1850 Jehen Jones(Jehu Jones)5 b AR1855
He may have been the son of the John Jones b abt 1802 TN d between 1860-1870 Yell Co AR census or he may have moved west and died This John Jones was in Blount Co AL where he married his 2nd wife 27 Aug 1835 Blount Co AL Matilda Parker, so mother of Caleb is not known. they are recorded in 1850 & 1860 Chickalah, Yell County, Ark census
Levina's parents Thomas M Gunter & Mary Ann "Polly" Moore also resided in Chickalah, Yell Co Ark at this time
The Caleb Jones b abt 1831 d 1862 was the son of Aquilla Jones & Delilah Dittobased on 1) Aquilla Jones m Delilah Ditto16 Sep 1828 Morgan/Limestone, AL 2) the age of Caleb Jones son of Aquilla in the 1850 census says he was born abt 1831 and in 1860 abt 1832 and it matches the Civil War records. 3) He was head of household with his younger siblings living next door to his brother Wiley Jones and their parents A & Dilly. 4) He was in the same unit as his brother Martin in the Civil War they joined according to Civil War file same day and place both recruited from McLennan Co TX
The Caleb Jones b. 06 Jul 1827-1918 was not the son of Aquilla Jones & Delilah Ditto based on the following documentation 1)Aquilla and Deliah were married more than 1 yr after the birth of this Caleb Jones. 16 Sep 1828 2) Caleb Jones b 1831 was with his siblings next door to his brother and parents in 1860 census while Caleb b 1827 & Levinia were in 1860 San Saba Co TX census at the same time showing two separate men. 3) information provided by his son Jehu John Jones on his death certificate listing his father as a John Jones
I have the death certificate of this Caleb and the Civil War records of both men. These men may have been related but clearly they are two separate persons
I have a Jones line from TN to Morgan and Blount Co AL so I have been sorting out all these Jones's. I have a Jehu John Jones b 20 Oct 1823 in Blount Co AL d 21 May 1878 McDonald Co MO m 16 Jun 1844 Yell Co AR marriage records Sarah Pickle dau of Robert Pickle and Nancy Jones of Blount Co AL according to the history of McDonald Co MO his father was John Jones Sr.then they moved to McDonald Co MO by 1848 according to County History where this John became a Justice of the Peace and was elected Judge.
based on this information it is quite possible that this Jehu John Jones was a brother to the Caleb Jones b 1827 and named his only child John Jehu Jones.
I hope this helps clarify these men. If anyone has any additions or corrections please contact me.