James Henry Jones

James Henry Jones

Birth
Shelby County, Alabama, USA
Death 22 Mar 1904 (aged 73)
Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Burial Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 32899473 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was raised in Talladega County, Alabama, studied law, became an attorney in 1851 and began a practice in Henderson, Texas. He joined the Confederate Army's Eleventh Texas Infantry Regiment for the Civil War, advanced through the ranks from Captain to Colonel and commander of the Third Brigade of Walker's Texas Division, and was wounded at the battle of Pleasant Hill. After the war he returned to his Henderson law practice. In 1880 he was a Delegate to the Democratic national convention. In 1882 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served two terms, 1883 to 1887. He did not run for reelection in 1886 and returned to his Henderson law practice.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 32899473
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry Jones (13 Sep 1830–22 Mar 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32899473, citing Old Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .