W.H. Jones

William Henry Jones

Full Name: William Henry Jones
Date of birth: October 6, 1836
Date of death: April 5, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 90 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2)   Democrat Belmont / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 60 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Belmont / Gonzales   Gonzales

(1) W.H. Jones, Gonzales, Gonzales County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-1992, 1992.
(2) W.H. Jones, postoffice Belmont, Gonzales County. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(3) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) W.H. Jones, Gonzales County. House Journal.
(5) W.A. Jones, Belmont, Gonzales County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) W.A. Jones. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • 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.
  • William Henry Jones, birth date 10/6/1836 in Tipton County, Tennessee, death date 4/5/1913 in Belmont, Gonzales County, Texas. Marriages to Sarah Elizabeth Hardeman (1858) and Carrie P. David (1871). Parents William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Rachel Burleson. Branch Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - W.H. Jones, Justice Precinct 2, Gonzales County, age 63, born October 1836 in Tennessee, spouse Carrie P., grandson Towns Albert W.
    Census of 1910 - William H. Jones, Justice Precinct 2, Gonzales County, age 72, born in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Carry P. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • William Henry Jones, birth date 10/6/1836 in Tipton County, Tennessee, death date 4/5/1913 near Belmont, burial in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Gonzales County. Find a Grave.
  • W.H. Jones, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Obituary, "Death Claims W.H. Jones: Widely-Known Belmont Man Expires at home," San Antonio Express, 4/7/1913, p. 1, Column 7, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "In the eighties [he] was a member of the Texas Legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in obituary about son, W.D.C. Jones. "His father, W.H. Jones, was once state representative from Belmont, in Gonzales County." October 1955, p. 605. Texas Bar Journal.


  • Photograph. W.H. Jones, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.H. Jones, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Private Land Claims  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
15th R.S. - 1876
Capitol Grounds, Accounts of Superintendent F. Voigt  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Debt  

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