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Henry Jones
Full Name: Henry Jones
Date of birth: August 22, 1807
Date of death: December 26, 1888

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H Matagorda Feb 24, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (1) (2)     Unknown / Matagorda   Matagorda, Wharton
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 2/16/1846; Henry Jones sworn 2/24/1846, p. 34. House Journal.
(2) Nullifier. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Texas Militia, Colonel, battle with Comanche Indians in 1840 raid. "He was elected as colonel by the members of his particular regiment, an appellation that he would attach to his name for the rest of his life." Appointed Brigade Major of Cavalry, organized company of Home Guards in Navarro County, May 1861. Biographical sketch, Henry Jones, Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881, by Rick Miller, pp. 3-5, 16, mentioned throughout. Google Books.
  • "The trusted friend of Sam Houston, he became commander of the state troops, and rendered signal services extending the borders of the frontier and protecting the western settlements from the encroachments of the Indians." Obituary, Colonel Henry Jones, Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 1/2/1889, p. 6, crediting the UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Caroline R. "Carrie" Jones [daughter of Henry Jones; wife of Roger Quarles Mills; mother of Charles H. Jones], 1837-1907. Relatives: Henry Jones - father-in-law; Roger Quarles Mills - son-in-law. Roger Quarles Mills - father; Charles H. Mills - son. Henry Jones - grandfather; Charles H. Mills - grandson. Ancestry.com.
  • Col. Henry Jones, birth date 8/22/1807, death date 12/26/1888, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his son John B. Jones, who was appointed Adjutant General by Governor Oran M. Roberts in January 1879. [Not our Senator John B. Jones.] Wife Nancy (Robertson) Jones. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • "Colonel Henry Jones Dying," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 12/27/1888, p. 6; Obituary, Colonel Henry Jones, Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 1/2/1889, p. 6. Crediting the UNT Libraries. Relatives: Henry Jones - father-in-law; Roger Quarles Mills - son-in-law. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). 1/2/1889 12/27/1888
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