Description

Black and white sketch of James Kimbrough Jones, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The plumed knight

Jas. K. Jones

James Kimbrough Jones was born 1838 of Tennessee parents who were visiting in Love, Miss., At the time of his birth… Studied law and engaged in mercantile business in Arkadelphia.. When the war came he enlisted in a volunteer company organized at Princeton, although 6 feet tall and weighing only 100 pounds... Later joined the 3rd Ark. Battalion and saw service in Mississippi and Tennessee including Battle of Corinth.. Fought with Cabell at Marks' Mill and Poison Spring.

Became a farmer after the war... Elected to the state senate 1873 and 1877.. Elected to congress and served from 1881 to 1885.... Then elected to the U.S. Senate where he served 18 years... Senator Jones fought for tariff reform and free coinage of silver.... After his term in the senate expired, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. with his son... Senator Jones died May, 1908...

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 39

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James Kimbrough Jones, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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