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horses, having now on hand about fifty head.
All this, together with a snug sum of a few
thousand dollars to his credit in one of the
national banks of Taylor, gives one an idea
of the hard work Mr. McCutcheon has done
since the war.
Politically, Mr. McCutcheon affiliates with
the Democratic party. He has never joined
any of the secret organizations, nor has he
9jy F. JONES, a prosperous and popular
y\ )oung farnner and stock-raiser of Garfield,
Texas, is a native of the State,
born in Travis county, June 30, 1858.
His great-grandfather, Robert Jones, was a
Virginian by birth, and was a soldier in the
war of the Revolution. He witnessed the
surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, and
some of his military trappings are still in the
possession of the family. He married a Miss
Roberts, and they had two children, their son
Robert being the grandfather of our subject.
Robert Jones, Jr., received a limited education,
and was reared to the life of a farmer.
He was a Democrat in his political views,
and at one time was a member of the Alabama
Legislature. He, too, was a native of
Virginia, born in 1783. In 1810 he removed
to Wilkes county, Georgia, and later
to Ogletliorpe county, in the same State.
About thle year 1830 he went to Jackson
county, Alabama, where he passed the remnainder
of his days. He died in October,
1847. He was a man of exceptional force of
character, and stood high in the estimation
of his fellow-men. In his religious faith he
was a primitive Baptist. He was united in
marriage to Mary Wilson, and theyveared a
family of twelve children: Pleasant, deceased,
married Martha Bowling; Miles, deceased,
married Elizabeth Majors; Delia, deceased,
was the wife of Charles Jones; Eliza, deceased,
was the wife of Frank Cloud; Arinstead
married Elizabeth Townsend; Melvina, deceased,
married William Allen; Albert 0.
married Elizabeth Hancock; Mary, deceased,
was the wife of A. C. Olney; Robert, father
of the subject of this notice; Louisa married
Jolin Olney; J. P. lives near Garfield; Jane
is the wife of C. F. Graham. The mother
of this family died in March, 1884, at the
extreme old age of one hundred years and
Robert Jones, father of I. F. Jones, was
born in Oglethorpe county, Georgia, July 26,
1819. He remained under the roof of his
parents until twenty-six years of age, and
then went out to wage life's battle unaided.
-le began his career as a farmer, and continned
to till the soil of the old States until
1849, when he came to Texas and located in
Bastrop county. Three years later he removed
to Travis county and settled on his
present farm. His first purchase was 357
acres, but as his means increased lie bought
other lands, and at one time owned 1,800
acres, which lie divided among his children,
retaining 416 acres. Until 1880 he had devoted
considerable time to the raising of
live-stock, but since then lie has given his
attention more especially to grain. He was
a soldier in the service of the Confederacy,
and was in the engagements at Houston and
Sabine Pass under Major Towns. He later
joined a company for service on the Rio
Grande river, and took part in the last fight
of the war, Palmetto ranch.
In March, 1848, he was united in marriage
to Mary Hancock, a daughter of Allen Hancock
and a niece of Judge John Hancock.
They had a family of five children: Sarah,
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed September 3, 2015.