First Lady of the Republic of Texas
Mary Smith Jones was the first president of the Daughters of the Lone Star Republic (Daughters of the Republic of Texas) from 1891 through 1907. During Mary's tenure the Alamo was saved.
Mary Smith was born on July 24, 1819 in territory that later became Lawrence County, Arkansas. Her mother, a widow, moved her family to Brazoria County, Texas in 1834 when Mary was 15.
She first married Hugh McCrory (____ - 1837), McCrory died a few weeks after his marriage to Mary. She then married Anson Jones (1798 - 1858), the Republic's last president. Mary met Anson Jones when he began boarding at the Woodruff House (home of her mother and step-father) in Houston while he was serving in the Texas legislature. Anson married Mary Smith on 17 May 1840 in Austin, Texas
Mary and Anson Jones had four children:
Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters: This set of papers is mostly letters written by Mrs. Jones to her son, C. Anson Jones between 1866 and 1882. There are also a few legal/business documents and miscellaneous letters that she and her son received.
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