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W.H. Jones William H. Jones
Full Name: William Henry Jones
Date of birth: October 6, 1836
Date of death: April 5, 1913

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 90 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2)   Democrat Gonzales / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 60 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Belmont / Gonzales   Gonzales
(1) Home county, Gonzales. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-1992, 1992.
(2) Home post office, Belmont. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(3) Listed as W.H. Jones in "Ready to make laws. . .Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) W.H. Jones, Gonzales County. House Journal.
(5) W.A. Jones. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) W.A. Jones. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(7) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
 
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.
  • Biographical sketch, Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biography, W.H. Jones, pp. 129-130. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • 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.
  • William Henry Jones, birth date 10/6/1836 in Tipton County, Tennessee, death date 4/5/1913 in Belmont, Gonzales County, Texas. Marriages to Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman (1858) and Carrie P. David (1871). Parents William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Rachel Burleson. Branch Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • William Henry Jones, birth date 10/6/1836, death date 4/5/1913 on tombstone photo, interment in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Gonzales County. Parents William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Rachel Burleson Jones. Find a Grave.
  • Census of 1900 - W.H. Jones, Justice Precinct No. 2, Gonzales County, age 63, born Oct. 1836 in TN, wife Carrie P., grandson Towns Albert W.
    Census of 1910 - William H. Jones, Justice Precinct No. 2, Gonzales County, age 72, born in TN, farmer, wife Carry P. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Obituary, San Antonio Express, 4/7/1913, p. 1, Column 7, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "In the eighties [he] was a member of the Texas Legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in obituary about son, W.D.C. Jones. "His father, W.H. Jones, was once state representative from Belmont, in Gonzales County." October 1955, p. 605. Texas Bar Journal.
  • William Henry, Carrie P., and W.D.C. Jones listed in Belmont Cemetery inventory - Gonzales County, TX. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • William Henry, Carrie P., and W.D.C. Jones listed in Littlefield-Burrows Cemetery inventory - Gonzales County, TX. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William H. Jones, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.H. Jones, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Capitol Grounds, Accounts of Superintendent F. Voigt  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
     

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