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 Page: 414
wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. Clement Johns; and Julia, wife of Randle
Dr. graves is a kind-hearted man, is admir- Bogle. The sons of this family, with the
ably adapted for the work which lie has been exception of Aaron, served in the war of
called upon to do as County Physician, and at 1812. The father of J. M. Jones was a Whig
no time in the history of the city have those in politics, and declared himself for the Union
unfortunates, who are compelled by stress of when the questions arose that led to the Civil
circumstances to become for the time being war; his death occurred at the beginning of
public charges, been more carefully looked this conflict. IHe married Christiana, a
after or treated with greater consideration daughter of James Bond, a North Carolina
than during his administration. He has also gentleman; he was born before the Revoludone
his part in advancing the religions, edn- tion, and was a soldier in the war of 1812; he
cational and social interests of the cominu- married Nancy Mathews, and they had a
nity. family of eight children: Christiana; Marga-...
_^: )-: ~_ ret, wife of Michael Jones; Apsley, who married
John Scott; Nancy, wife of Jobn Arnold;
J M. JONES, one of the prominent farm- Sallie, who married Joe Minzle; Emeline,
ers of Travis county and a well-known who married David Moore; William Lewis
dealer in live-stock, Austin, Texas, was and Richard. J. M. Jones is one of the folborn
in Wilson county, Tennessee, August lowing-named children: S. F., a commission
3, 1825, a son of Erasinus Jones, a native of merchant of Kansas City, Missouri; Rebecca,
Campbell county, Virginia, born in 1801. who married George Heaton; Payton S., who
The paternal grandfather, Erasmus Jones, Sr., resides in Colorado; Alama, the wife of John
was born in the Old Dominion State in 1758, Jones; Margaret, who died at the age of
but came to Tennessee when his son Erasmus fourteen years; Sarah M., who married S. C.
was a lad of eleven years; there he passed the Dean; Ananda I., who married John Wood;
remainder of his days, dying at the ripe old George D., who lives in the "Pan-Handle;"
age of eighty-three years; he always enjoyed James C., in Colorado; Christiana, who
excellent health, and the year he died he cul- died single; and William D., who died in
tivated six acres of corn, planting and liar- Colorado.
vesting his crop without assistance. He has The educational opportunities enjoyed by
no military record, but three of his brothers Mr. Jones were limited, but he made the most
fought in the war of the Revolution. of the good that came in his way, and finally
The family is of Welsh descent, the orig- was able to teach; this profession he followed
inal settlers being among the colonists of until he was forty years ofage, his first school
Virginia. The paternal grandmother of our having been taught at the age of sixteen. He
subject was Amy Fuqua, a member of a lead- was the first member of the family that came
ing Virginia family of French descent. to Texas; he arrived in 1851 and located in
Erasmus Jones and his wife Amy reared the Red River county; at the end of four years
following-named children: William Henry; he moved to Parker county, but at the end of
Talbert; Michael; Erasmus; Aaron; J dith, eight years was obliged to go away on account
who married James Cox; Nancy; Salle, who of the hostilities of the Indians. He came to
married Henry Mathews; Mary, wife of Travis county in 1863, and after raising one
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