J.S. Jones

James Slaughter Jones

Full Name: James Slaughter Jones
Date of birth: December 8, 1875
Date of death: November 27, 1924

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 52 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop

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House District 52
Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903
Legislatures: 27th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Bastrop / Bastrop
Counties in district: Bastrop

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  • James Slaughter Jones, birth date 12/8/1875 in Bastrop County; death date 11/27/1924; burial in Bastrop; 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.
  • Obituary, "Varsity's First 3 Letter Man Dies: C.S. [sic] Jones, Former Football Captain, Buried at Bastrop Saturday," 12/7/1924, p. 7. J.S. Jones of Bastrop, elected a member of the Texas Legislature while he attended the University of Texas. District Attorney for 21st Judicial District 1908-1912. Daily Texan.
  • Capt. James S. Jones, birth date 12/8/1875, death date 11/27/1924, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop, Bastrop County. Find a Grave.
  • James S. Jones. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Col. J.S. Jones, Democratic candidate for Bastrop County Judge, born at Alum Creek on 12/8/1875, District Attorney for 21st Judicial District, nephew of Col. George Washington 'Wash' Jones. Bastrop Advertiser, 1/24/1924, p. 1, crediting Bastrop Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Bastrop Attorney Dies at Fort Sam: Capt. James F. Jones' [sic] Death Follows Breakdown Due to Overwork," 11/28/1924, p. 4. Death date 11/27/1924 in Base Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, native of Bastrop County, served as district attorney, widow Mrs. Vesta A. Jones. San Antonio Express.
  • James S. Jones. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - J.S. Jones, Bastrop, age 25 (born circa 1876), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Capt. James S. Jones, birth date 12/8/1875, death date 11/27/1924, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop. Lula Jones (1877-1905), "wife of Capt JS." Vesta Craft Jones (1880-1968). Bastrop County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Volume 2, No. 2, August 1900, Class of 1897 - J.S. Jones, Democratic nominee for the Legislature from Bastrop County, Captain of Company I (Sayers Guards), First Regiment, T.V.G., p. 321; State Legislature - J.S. Jones, Bastrop, pp. 395-396. The University of Texas Record, 1905.
  • J.S. Jones, Bastrop, age 25 in 1901, lawyer, Democrat. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.


  • Photograph. J.S. Jones, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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27th R.S. - 1901
Blind Asylum  
Congressional Districts  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 2  
Privileges and Elections  
Railroad Commission  

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