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Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, February 1, 1878
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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, February 1, 1878 - Page 1. February 1, 1878. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/415/show/411.

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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). (February 1, 1878). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, February 1, 1878 - Page 1. Mrs. Anson Jones Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/415/show/411

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Title Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, February 1, 1878
Creator (HOT)
  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Willis, Texas
Date February 1, 1878
Description Letter from Mary Jones, wife of the last president of the Republic of Texas.
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), 1850-
Subject.Name (HOT)
  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
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  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
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  • Text
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 2, Folder 3 (1878 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
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Digital Collection Mrs. Anson Jones Letters
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Transcript Willis Feby 1st./78 My Dear Son I have a business matter which I am requested to communicate to you that will, no, doubt surprise you. No matter. Mrs. Golding Jun, and her Husband have requested me to lay the following facts before you. That there is am estate (land) in Scotland that of right belongs to the descendents of her Scotch ancestor Alexander Sample, who was her Great Grandfather and who emigrated to America toward the close of the revolutionary War; in what year, she does not remember having no reco -rd here to refer to. He settled in South Carolina where he died, leaving five Children. Her fathers father being one of them. Mrs. Golding informs me that there are not a great many heirs considering the laps of time. And that they can nearly all be found in South Caorlina, and in Alabama near Selma, And that she has a relative (Mrs Jones) near Selma who has in her possession (her) Mrs. Gs Great Grand fathers ---------------------------------------------------------------- family Bible, containing as she believes a full family record kept by him. And further that this same relative has also in her possession papers that belonged to her Great Grand father They may not in any way relate diretly to his tittle to the estate in question. But they might be of service in proving him to be the party owning the estate as above mentioned. It is also a well known fact that his house was burned be the English, or Tories, not long after his arrival in South Carolina, And that many members of the family knew of his (her) Great Grandfathers intention to send back to Edinburoh [sic] to have his title renewed as he was unable to return there, as was his intention. When he left Scotland his property was near the City of Edinburoh. Now as they are informed with in the City. Mrs G says that about seven years ago a man just from Edinburoh was at her fathers house, near Selma and told him that he knew of this landed estate being there, and that it was very valuable worth several ------------------------------------------------------------- millions of dollars, And he advised her Father to go on and attend to it, as he would certain to get it, &c &c But he could not go, And up to this time no applica- tion for it has ever been made. From what Mrs. G has heard her parents & others say, she believes their heir- ship could easily be proven up. She says that every branch of the family both male & female, have had a Son named Alexander. This together with Bible records would make a strong link in a chain of evidence Mrs Golding tell me that her Mother says it is a character -istic trait of character in the Sample family to delay attending to business that is not within convenient reach of them - hence the neglect. As I am the adviser in trying to have the investigations made, will you make it as a favor to me, that is to examine the law, and see what kind and what amount of proof would have to be adduced Whether there is any such thing as heirs being bared in Scotland by statute of limitation &c &c. Mrs G will, or has today written on for a copy of the old family Bible record for you to see. This book taken on would perhaps be valuable in several ways. I have written this much to give you some little in -sight into the matter, But face to face Mrs G -------------------------------------------------------------------- could tell you much more relative thereto than I am able to embody in a letter. If this turns out anything it may be worth your careful atten- tion. As you can have the business to attend to - No mention of the project will be made to outsiders. Come up if you can after Gaston moves here, which he will do so soon as the weather will permit. I am not feeling well, for want of exercise most likely, when Sallie gets here I will be with them if they can get a house with sufficient room Let me hear form you at the earliest moment. I have had letters from all my Kinfolks. All well Affectionately Your Mother Mary Jones Mrs. Golding request[s] me to say to you that she is satisfied that all her Kinfolks will be willing to remunerate you amply of you can attend to this matter & get the property & sell it for them &c &c Mrs Goldings Brother has been bailed & is at home, but in very bad health.
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