Capt. Joseph JAQUES

Male 1825 - 1883  (58 years)

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  • Name Joseph JAQUES 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 31 Mar 1825  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID E554C742F8924DABA0DF43FD5EA934803E5A 
    Died 19 Jun 1883  Knoxville, Knox Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grave location and tombstone photo:

      United States Census, 1860
      Name: Jos Jaques
      Age: 34
      Birth Year: abt 1826
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1860: 2d District, Knox, Tennessee, United States
      Birthplace: England
      Household: 638
      Household Members:
      Jos Jaques 34
      Jane Jaques 31
      W L Hunter 34 [born in Alabama]
      Susan Ayers 9 [born in Virginia]
      Clara Hunter 20 [born in Tennessee]

      United States Census, 1870
      Name: Joseph Jaques
      Age: 43
      Birth Year: abt 1827
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1870: Smyth County, VA; Rich Valley Township
      Birthplace: England
      Occupation: President of Railroad
      Household: 582
      Household Members:
      Joseph Jaques 43
      Jane Jaques 44
      Susan Ayers 19

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Joseph Jaynes [Joseph Jaques]
      Age: 54
      Birth Year: abt 1826
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1880: Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Jane Jaynes [Jaques]
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Occupation: Banker
      Household Members:
      Joseph Jaques 54
      Jane Jaques 63



      1858 and 1878
      Joseph Jaques

      Born in England; industrialist and bank president; operated three steamboats on the Tennessee River {the Loudon, the Tennessee, the Knoxville); V.P and general superintendent of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad; served on Board of Alderman; one of the five mayors in 1858; also served as Mayor 1858; buried in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, TN

      Also has his portrait.


      Source: Standard History of Knoxville, Tennessee: edited by William Rule, George Frederick Mellen, John Wooldridge, p. 254.

      He was on the board of directors of the East Tennessee National Bank when it was founded in 1872. He as president from January 1879 to 27 Dec 1882.

      Source: Park City, Becky French Brewer, Douglas Stuart McDaniel, p. 33, photo

      His stately home, Annandale, later became Knoxville High School.


      Source: The Reminiscences of an Old-Timer,[beginning of the operation of railroads in East Tennessee], Captain Ross Smith, p. 26

      "In selling the stock of the road thousands of the citizens in all the counties subscribed. The stock was of small issue, twenty-five dollars per share. Washington, Sullivan, Greene and Jefferson counties took fifty thousand each; I do not know the amount subscribed by Knox County. In 1868 some of our own people--W. R. Callaway, Charles McGhee, Capt. Joseph Jaques, E. J. Sanford and others--made
      some arrangement with the state to take over the indebtedness caused by the issuing of its bonds. For
      the benefit of the roads, the price paid the state was never revealed.

      Then came the consolidation of the two roads in 1869 with Captain Jaques and Maj. R. C. Jackson as active managers, and Newton Bogar, train master. Captain Jaques, a jovial old soul, used to say to me: "Ross, politeness is mighty cheap." Later R. T. Wilson of New York became president, and was followed by Samuel Brice."



      Type: sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 122' X 22' X 3'
      Launched: 1854, California, Pa.
      Area: 1859 or so, White R., primarilly a mail packet from Jacksonport to Pocahontas.
      Owners: When new, Tennessee & Georgia railboat
      Company: later, Jean Webre, Ogene Dugas and A. Dugas
      : 1859. Capt. James Timms
      Captains: 1st was Joseph Jaques
      : later, W.D. Terrybonne
      : James Timms



      OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 25, Part 2

      HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin Depot, January 29, 1863.

      Major General J. B. FLYOD,

      Commanding Virginia State Line:

      GENERAL: I send with this an extract from a letter written by Colonel Hugh McClung, of Knoxville, to Captain [Joseph] Jaques, at Saltville, giving information of an intended movement of the enemy's cavalry, 10,000 strong, on the railroad, and especially for the destruction of the salt-works. I have also a report from Colonel [John] McCausland, at Princeton, in Mercer Country, that it is thought the enemy will very son make these cavalry raids on a large scale from the Kanawha-one by Lewisburg, one by Pack's Ferry, and one by Coal River, through Boone to Tazewell County, the latter directed chiefly, I suppose, against the salt-works.

      Colonel McClung's informant must be mistaken as to the number of cavalry the enemy proposes to send. I send it to you, however, for what it is worth.

      It would be well to have a few defensive works. Block-houses for artillery and infantry would be best, on commanding points near the salt-works. The employes of the works could, if organized and armed, use them with good effect in defending the works. But I have no force at present to construct the works. If you will furnish the labor, I will send an engineer to locate and superintend the construction of the works.

      The transfer of Marshall's command and the counties of Washington, Russell, Buchanan, Wise, Scott, and Lee to the Department of East Tennessee, embarrasses me somewhat as regards the salt-works. The most practicable approaches to the works are, I think, through Wise and Buchanan, and they are not in my department, and the salt-works themselves are directly on the boundary line between the two departments. I shall rely upon the State Line to defend the works, as you promised me it should.

      With great respect and esteem, your obedient servant,

      SAM. JONES,



      Alabama Department of Archives and History
      Contracts to manufacture salt, 1861-1864


      This series contains contracts for salt manufacture, correspondence concerning contracts, and applications for military exemption for persons engaged in salt manufacture. An act approved 1861 Nov. 11, "An Act to encourage the Manufacture of Salt in Ala.," authorized the Governor to lease state salt lands and to contract for the production of salt. Included are an 1861 Dec. contract leasing the State Salt Springs in Clarke County to John P. Figh for a period of ten years; an 1862 July contract with L.W. McClung and Capt. Joseph Jaques of Knoxville, Tenn., to produce salt for the Ala. Salt Manufacturing Company, a Macon Co., Ala. consortium composed of David Clopton, Absalom A. Barton, Cullen A. Battle, A.J. Battle, Wylie W. Mason, George W. Campbell, and N.S. Graham, to manufacture salt in Saltville, Va.; and a contract with Daniel McLeod and Samuel W. Harwell to produce salt for Alabama on the coast of Florida.

      Included is the correspondence between Gov. John Gill Shorter and McClung and Jaques concerning their difficulties in obtaining kettles, lumber, and brine from the firm of Stuart, Buchanan and Company.


      Source: Lisa Roney []

      The Upper Tennessee by Thomas Jefferson Campbell.

      Digital copy with photo of Captain John Jaques and information about his achievements;view=2up;seq=58;skin=mobile

    Person ID I780  Master File
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2015 

    Family Jane WHITEAKER,   b. 13 Jan 1827, Smyth Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1897, Knoxville, Knox Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1836  [1
    Family ID F264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Nancy A. Nash Material, 1997.