Fannin County, Texas

Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones

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Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones

​(Aug. 31, 1829 - June 11, 1903)


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.


Location: Leonard Cemetery