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Mary (Smith) Jones (1819 - 1907)

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Mary Jones formerly Smith aka McCrory
Born in Lawrence County, Arkansas, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Austin, Texasmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2016
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Categories: Houston, Texas | Harris County, Texas | Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas | Republic of Texas Government Officials | Texas Slave Owners | Texas Notables.

First Lady of the Republic of Texas


Mary (Smith) Jones is Notable.

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. [1]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:


  1. Samuel Edward Jones (1841 - 1913), served in the Confederate Army
  2. Charles Elliot Jones (1843 - 1862), served in the Confederate Army and died of wounds from the Battle of Shiloh.
  3. Sallie Jones Ashe (1845 - 1919), Sallie married R. G. Ashe and had Willie G., Charles E., and Myra, wife of Clayton Scott. Charles E. Ashe, became a lawyer. Sallie (Jones) Ashe, became an active member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
  4. Cromwell Anson Jones (1850 - 1888), Cromwell Anson became a lawyer and served as judge in Harris County, Texas[2]

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.


  • Mary Jones: Last First Lady of the Republic of Texas : UNT Digital ...

  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Mary Jones, Texas, United States; citing p. 8, family 42, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,088.

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