Allen Carter Jones (1830 - 1907)

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Birthplace: Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
Death: Died in Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
Occupation: merchant, banker, land owner, philanthropist, and cattleman
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1830

Death: Mar. 2, 1907

"In 1878, Captain A. C. Jones, who owned property surrounding the Public Square, offered to donate a building site to anyone who would build a first‑class hotel...Prior to the opening of this (first) bank in Beeville, people left their money in sacks in Captain A. C. Jones' store on the east side of the Public Square..." (The Historical Story of Bee County Texas By Camp Ezell Copyright 1973 by Camp Ezell and Beeville Publishing Co, Inc)

"A veteran of the last battle of the Civil War, Captain Allen Carter Jones was born in Nacogdoches County in 1830 to early Texas settlers. He served as sheriff in Goliad County from 1858-1860. Jones joined the Confederacy Army as a private when the Civil War began. Within eighteen months, his leadership abilities resulted in his promotion to Captain. In 1874, the Captain settled in Beeville where he became a merchant, banker, land owner, philanthropist, and cattleman. Captain Jones contributed a large share of the funds necessary to bring the railroad to Bee County in 1886. He also served as Beeville's first mayor, county treasurer, the general manager of the Beeville Oil Mill, and he was a promoter of public schools in the area. He is acknowledged by all as the "Father of Beeville." (Bee County Historical Commission)


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Spouse:
  • Jennie Fields Jones (1842 - 1918)*
Children:
  • W. W. Jones (1858 - 1942)*

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Beeville Bee County Texas, USA

Created by: Kristin Record added: Feb 28, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 66262840

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Allen Jones's Timeline

1830
December 27, 1830
Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
1858
September 7, 1858
Age 27
Goliad, Texas, USA
1907
March 2, 1907
Age 76
Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
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Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA