A Guide to the Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926
Cromwell Anson (C. Anson) Jones (1850-1888) was a lawyer, land speculator, and judge. The son of Anson Jones (1798-1858), president of the Republic of Texas, and his wife Mary McCrory, née Smith (1819-1907), he was one of four children, including Charles Elliot, Samuel Edward, and Sarah Sophia (Sallie) Jones. C. Anson took control of most of his father’s estate lands and became a county judge in 1876. His sister Sallie married R. G. Ashe, and they had several children, including Willie G., Charles E., and Myra, wife of Clayton Scott.
Gambrell, Herbert. "Jones, Anson."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 28, 2011.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/JJ/fjo42.html
Correspondence, legal papers, financial documents, and miscellaneous memoranda comprise the Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926, documenting his family and career. Correspondence primarily concerns family affairs, while legal papers relate to Jones’s election as county judge and include land transactions, deeds, title abstracts, and estate settlements. Additionally, financial documents include receipts and accounts.
This collection is open for research use.
Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers