The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 238
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woman who had been her servant, friend, and companion
throughout the hard years, attended to Jane's personal wants.
She wore "a cap from each side of which her beautiful gray
curls hung. .. She smoked a pipe . the tobacco was grown
in a little field near the house [and] she was very particular
about its quality."86 Sarah Jones Bruckmiller, daughter of
Randal Jones who figured so often in Jane's early life, recalled
in 1922 that "she was a lovable old lady who got very angry when
they used to say she had set her cap for Pa.""6 She retained that
divine spark, that love of life, and keen sense of humor which had
drawn friends to her throughout her long life.
Jane Long, Mother of Texas, died on December 30, 188o, aged
eighty-two, and lies in the peaceful little cemetery at Richmond
under a simple stone."
88Mrs. Joe Bruckmiller, Houston Post, April 17, 1932.
87Headstone in Richmond cemetery, Richmond, Texas; I. D. Affleck, Galveston
News, March 3, 1881.
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