Posted By:Shirley Grammer
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Subject:William W. Jones & Sarah Jones
Post Date:August 09, 2001 at 14:45:51
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Searching for information on William W. Jones of Guadalupe Co, Texas and Wilson County, Texas. W. W. Jones died February, 1891 and is buried in the Concrete Cemetery according to Mrs. Willie Mae Weinert who confirmed his resting place in her book "History of Guadalupe County", 1951.
Mr. Elam Scull, Sr. also wrote in an article 1905, regarding the old Concrete School in Guadalupe County, "Uncle Billy Jones was the first schoolteacher in the old Concrete School and now sleeps in the Concrete Graveyard". The first old school was built ca. 1858 and burned 1867, therefore, Uncle Billy Jones taught 1858-59.
Max Moellering, mentions in his thesis (1938) "History of Guadalupe County", "W.W. Jones was a schoolteacher".
In the Guadalupe County Probate Records, Book E, pp. 45,46,47, dated 3/27/1891, I find the Will of William W. Jones.
The State of Texas
County of Guadalupe
Know all men by these presents that I, William W. Jones, being now of sound mind and memory do make and ordain the following as my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all Wills by me heretofore made. Item 1st, I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Sarah A. Jones, all the property real and personal, which I may die possessed of subject-however to the judgements of all my just debts. Item 2nd, I nominate and appoint my said wife, Sarah A. Jones, Executrix of my Will, have an inventory of my estate returned and to qualify my executrix if necessary - and I decree that no bond shall be required of my said executrix.
Witness my hand this 24th day of October 1888.
Signed - William W. Jones
Signed in presence of
R.N. Leigh
M. P. Leigh

We have no grave stone in Concrete Cemetery with the name of W. W. Jones or Sarah Jones. I would like to correspond with any descendants of the above Willam and Sarah Jones. I am the Historian for the old Concrete Cemetery and interested in any information about them for our archives. If, in fact, they are buried in this cemetery, we would like to get a marker bearing their names and have it placed in the cemetery. Please get in touch at
shirleygrammer@aol.com