Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameMary Ann Pate 1719,1728,1729
Birth1 Sep 1885, Shelby Co TX1719,1728,1729
BurialMemory Gardens, Baytown, Harris Co TX
Death7 Sep 1971, Baytown, Harris Co TX1728 Age: 86
Birth17 May 1867, Shelby Co TX
Death1 Dec 1970, Highlands, Harris Co TX Age: 103
BurialMemory Gardens, Baytown, Harris Co TX
Birth17 May 1867, Newbern, Shelby Co TX1719,1720,1721,1722
Death1 Dec 1970, Baytown, Harris Co TX1719,1720 Age: 103
FatherWilliam Enoch Jones (1837-1929)
MotherEllen Jane Bush (1849-1915)
Marriage19 Nov 1908, Shelby Co TX
ChildrenMarvin Edwin (1910-1981)
 Milton Vasco "Jimmy" (1911-1995)
 Herman Cohron (1914-2001)
 Rachel Ilene (1917-2010)
 Lester Leon (1920-2002)
Notes for Hiram Milton (Spouse 1)
Following courtesy of Norris Long, grandson of Hiram Milton Jones:

Hiram Milton Jones went to school at Newbern under the instruction ofhis teacher, Mrs. Larry. When school was out Milton would go home with her and go to school in Cedar Yard. His pleasure was boxing, singings, picnics, hunting, growing fruit, and reading.

Milton worked at several jobs and helped build the Center Court House in 1885 when he was only eighteen years of age. He was a wagonfreight hauler from Center to Shreveport, peddled from door to doorselling notions and soft goods from a buggy. Milton worked on the railroad at Lampasas, TX and labored at various sawmills before settling as a farmer. He bought his first new car in 1893 and hislast in 1929, a Model A Ford.

His father gave Milton a tract of land to build his first house atNewbern, out from Center, TX. The house caught fire while moving infrom paper being burn in the fireplace. The house was rebuilt andMilton lived at Newbern with his wife, Lula until February, 1907 whenhe bought a farm at Arcadia, TX. Milton's wife Lula fell out of a wagon and lost twins sometime during 1903-1904. Lula died November 29, 1907 giving birth to her seventh child, Willie who was taken by Grandma Ellen Jones and cared for until his death from whopping cougha few months later.

Milton Jones married Mary Ann Pate, added on to the house, bought more land and raised five more children along with the present four in the same house. After all the children were married, Milton sold the farm in 1946 and purchased a lot near Center, TX from Robert Adkinson and Thelma, his oldest daughter. He built a house and moved from the farm the last Monday in May, 1946. He lived there until 1956 when he sold out and bought a house August 11, 1956 in Highlands, TX to be near his youngest daughter Ilene Long.



Hiriam Milton Jones, 103, of 209 N. Magnolia, Highlands, died Tuesday in a Baytown hospital. A retired farmer, he had lived in Highlands 15 years. He was a native of Center.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Vlary A. Jones of Highlands; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Atkinson of Center, Mrs. Lillie McCauley of Fort Worth and Mrs. Ilene Long of Baytown; five sons, Bill Jones of Orange, Talif., Marvin Jones of Fort Worth, Herman Jones of Highlands, Jimmy Jones of Baytown and Leon Jones of Highlands; a brother, Van Jones of Dickson, Calif. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 d.m. Thursday at Highlands irst Baptist Church, with the rlev. Bonner Magness of- iciating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, under direction of Earthman Highlands Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be grandsons.1730
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