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Leonard in Fannin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones

(Aug. 31, 1929 - June 11, 1903)

 
 
Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, December 20, 2020
1. Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones Marker
Inscription.  

A native of Alabama, William Chamberlayne Jones migrated to Texas in 1852 and resided near the Monkstown settlement in northeastern Fannin County. Trained as an attorney, he sold his Red River plantation after the Civil War and began studying medicine in New Orleans. He later served this area as a physician in the Grove Hill and Leonard communities. Jones and his wife Ellen O’Meara (Birmingham) had fifteen children.
Recorded - 1981
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8904.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 22.989′ N, 96° 15.174′ W. Marker is in Leonard, Texas, in Fannin County. Marker is on West Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 W Houston Street, Leonard TX 75452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Cadwallader Neale (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Leonard (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Leonard
Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones Marker and gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, December 20, 2020
2. Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones Marker and gravestone
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Leonard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burns Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); First Methodist Church of Trenton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Y.B. Reed (approx. 5.9 miles away); Trenton (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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