Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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JONES, GEORGE WASHINGTON -- Born in Tennessee in 1809. In the Headright Certificate issued to him February 1, 1838, for a league and labor of land by the San Augustine County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that he came to Texas in 1829. With him came his widowed sister, Mrs. Laura Shelton, and the two settled in what is now San Augustine, County.

In Service Record No. 1211 it is certified that Mr. Jones served in the army of Texas from March 15 to June 15, 1836. He was a member of Captain William Kimbro's San Augustine Company at San Jacinto, and on December 10, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 669 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle.

Mrs. Shelton died in San Augustine County in 1868 and in the following year Mr. Jones moved to Waco.

The name or the first wife of Mr. Jones is not known to the compiler. After her demise, Mr. Jones was married to a Mrs. Stovall, whose family hailed from Tennessee. From that union a number of children were born, to wit, Anson Jones, who died at Victoria about 1880; Raby Jones, who died in Dallas in 1933; Lee Jones, who died near Waco about 1883; and Sarah Elizabeth Jones, who married Miller Moore, died in Waco August 1, 1890. Raby Jones married Mrs. Ella Burns.

Mr. Jones died in 1887 in Waco, and is buried in the Robinson Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born in about 1820 and died in about 1875.

Mr. Jones was a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William Kimbro

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1809
  • Birthplace: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1829
  • Date of Death: 1887
  • Burial Place: Robinson Cemetery, Waco, Texas
  • Donation Certificate: 669
  • Profession: Lawyer
  • Wife: 1. unknown; 2. Miss Stovall
  • Children: Anson Jones; Raby Jones; Lee Jones; Sarah Elizabeth Jones Moore