Moses Jones Served as a Private from North Carolina. He enlisted at Gates County, NC, and served in Capt. Benjamin Bailey's Company, Tenth Regt., NC troops from Sept 10, 1782 until March 1, 1783. Soldier's pension # S-32347 NC claim was rejected by act of congress May 29, 1830 because of "not nine month's of service". Franklin Co., IL, census of pensioners gives his age as 80. He was born Sept 1762 in Isle of Wight, VA., and died c1852. He came to Illinois in 1819, settling in Franklin County, but died in Williamson Co., IL. The 1830 Franklin Co. census gives Moses Jones age 60 - 70 with a younger male aged 20 - 30. The 1840 Franklin Co. census gives Moses Jones, aged 80, Revolutionary Soldier. And also gives Moses Jones aged 80 - 90 and a female aged 50 - 60. His wife's name was Elizabeth. He later lived in the Northern Precinct, now Corinth Township, in Williamson Co., IL. In Pioneer Daughters is a very dark copy of a newspaper clipping dated 12 Jan 1939 and tells a little about Moses Jones. You would have to order the microfilm of the newspaper to read all of the article. Or ask the Williamson County Historical Society to try making a copy at a lighter setting.