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Benjamin Franklin Jones
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Jones
Date of birth: May 28, 1838
Date of death: April 21, 1884

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 62 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2)   Unaffiliated Alum Creek / Bastrop   Bastrop
(1) Greenbacker, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of William D.C. Jones (born 1866), Volume III, pp. 1493-1494. Relatives - brothers: Charles Hill Jones, William Henry Jones, Benjamin F. Jones, and George Washington 'Wash' Jones (Lieutenant Governor 1866-1867), sons of William Dandridge Claiborne Jones (1799-1892) and Rachel Burleson Jones. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Biography, pp. 268-269. Elected to the House as an Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • James Slaughter Jones, birth date 12/8/1875 in Bastrop County, death date 11/27/1924, lawyer, spouse Vesta A. Craft. Relatives: Benjamin Frank Jones - father, James Slaughter Jones - son. Charles Hill Jones, William Henry Jones, and George Washington 'Wash' Jones (Lieutenant Governor 1866-1867) - uncles, James Slaughter Jones - nephew. Goodman & Allied Families and Wilson Family Trees; U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982. Ancestry.com.
  • Benjamin Franklin 'Frank' (B.F.) Jones, birth date 5/28/1838, death date 4/21/1884, interment in Oliver Cemetery, Smithville, Bastrop County. Parents William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Rachel Burleson Jones, siblings include Charles Hill Jones and William Henry Jones. Find a Grave.
  • "A 'Wood Enchantress' on Highway 71: 133 Year-Old Farm House Being Restored," family of William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Benjamin Franklin Jones' residence on family farm until his death in 1887. Bastrop Advertiser and County News, 5/7/1981, p. 3, crediting Bastrop Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  

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