Edward F. Jones
|Edward Franc Jones|
Edward F. Jones. Trade card circa 1888.
June 3, 1828|
Utica, Oneida County, New York
|Died||August 14, 1913
Binghamton, Broome County, New York
|Place of burial||Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance|| United States of America
Brevet Brigadier General
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
He fought with the 6th & 26th Massachusetts Regiments in the American Civil War. On February 24, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Jones for the award of the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, for meritorious services during the war. The U.S. Senate confirmed the award on April 10, 1866. In 1862, he married Susan Annie Brown, from Boston. In 1865, he opened a scales manufacturing plant at Binghamton, and became widely known as "Jones of Binghamton" for his new means of advertising. He created the slogan "Jones pays the freight" or "Jones, he pays the freight", meaning that, unlike his competitors, he would not charge anything for the delivery of his scales to the buyer.
In 1905, he published the novel Richard Baxter: A Story of New England Life of 1830 to 1840.
- List of American Civil War generals
- List of Massachusetts generals in the American Civil War
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- History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Now Called, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts: 1637-1888 by Oliver Ayer Roberts (A. Mudge & Son, 1898)
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