Thomas Jones first entered service from Edgefield Dist, SC in Sep 1781 as a private for 3 months under Capt. Arthur Simpkins and Lt. Col. John Purvis and marched to Col. Purvis' Farm to repel the Tory aggressions, then continued scouting in Edgefield & around 96 and in Abbeville until discharged. In Feb 1782 he enlisted for 3 months under Col. LeRoy Hammond and marched to Nathanael Greene's Army on the South side of Ashley River about twenty miles from Charlestown. In early Jun 1782 he again enlisted in Capt. John Ryan's Horse Company of SC Militia & scouted under him in Edgefield & Abbeville until the 1st of January 1783, having served 7 months. He then moved to GA and in early Feb 1783 enlisted in Capt. Daniel Gunnells GA militia under Elijah Clarke and served for 3 months at Gunnels Fort, and while there marched against the Cherokee. In May 1783, after returning to SC, he enlisted for 3 months under Capt. Jesse Johnson of the SC militia and scouted on the Edisto River.