R.H. Jones

Robert Hester Jones

Full Name: Robert Hester Jones
Date of birth: December 1, 1854
Date of death: February 17, 1922

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat DeKalb / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat DeKalb / Bowie   Bowie

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House District 1
Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919
Legislatures: 35th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: DeKalb / Bowie
Counties in district: Bowie
House District 1
Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917
Legislatures: 34th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: DeKalb / Bowie
Counties in district: Bowie

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Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Judge R.H. Jones Dies," DeKalb, 2/22/1922, p. 4. "Former member of the state legislature from Bowie county." Austin American.
  • R.H. Jones, former Bowie County Judge. "Interesting Decision Handed Down by Court of Criminal Appeals," 11/11/1901, p. 2, on "whether a county judge is a peace officer and is thereby given the legal right to carry a pistol." Austin Daily Statesman.
  • Census of 1900 - R.H. Jones, Jr. [sic], Bowie County, age 46, born December 1854 in Georgia, lawyer, spouse E.J., children R.H., Jr., Estill, Lillian, and Oscar.
    Census of 1910 - Robert H. Jones, Bowie County, age 55, born circa 1855 in Georgia, lawyer, spouse Eliza Jane, children Lillian and Oscar E. Jones, and Ester Price.
    Census of 1920 - Robert H. Jones, Bowie County, age 61, born circa 1859 in Georgia, farmer, spouse Eliza J. and daughter Mary E.
    Father Robert Hester Jones and mother Elizabeth Marchant mentioned in the record of son Oscar E. Jones, death date 5/2/1942, Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 Kentucky Death Records
  • Eliza J. Jones, widowed, death date 2/6/1946 in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas. Father Rev. J.T. Merchant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Robert Hester Jones, birth date 12/1/1854, death date 2/17/1922, burial in Woodmen Cemetery, DeKalb, Bowie County. Find a Grave.
  • Jones v. State, 65 S.W. 92 (Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, 11/6//1901). Google Books.
  • Listed as candidate for Representative: Judge R.H. Jones of DeKalb. "Nominees," "names of candidates to be voted on at the November election," Progressive Advertiser (DeKalb, Texas), 10/15/1914, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Chief Justice or County Judge, R.H. Jones, 1896-1902. Bowie County Officials, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - R.H. Jones, postoffice DeKalb, nativity Georgia, age 59 (born circa 1858), 36 years in Texas, lawyer, member of former legislatures: 34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. R.H. Jones, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.H. Jones, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Private Corporations  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Senatorial Districts  
State Asylums  
34th R.S. - 1915
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Liquor Traffic  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  

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