James Taylor Jones Letters
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of four letters written by James Taylor Jones of Demopolis, Alabama, dated from 1877 to 1884, while he was serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives. The letters are concerned with his biographical entries in the Congressional Directory.
- 1877 - 1884
- Jones, James Taylor (1832-1895) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
James Taylor Jones was born on July 20, 1832 in Richmond, Virginia. In 1834 he moved with his father to Marengo County, Alabama. He graduated from Princeton College in 1852 and from the law school of University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1855. He was admitted to the bar in 1856 and began practicing in Demopolis, Alabama. During the Civil war he enlisted as a private in the 4th Alabama Regiment and in 1862 he was elected captain of Company D in this regiment. In 1864 he was appointed Judge Advocate in the Confederate War Department and served in that position until the end of the war. He served as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865 and as a member of the State senate in 1872 and 1872. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1877 to 1879 and again 1883 to 1889. He resumed his law practice in Demopolis, Alabama and was the Circuit judge of the first judicial circuit of Alabama from 1890 until his death in Demopolis, on February 15, 1895.
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Four letters written by James Taylor Jones of Demopolis, Alabama, dated from 1877 to 1884, while he was serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives, concerning his biographical entries in the Congressional Directory.
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