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15 - CAPTAIN A. C. JONES
the builders of Southwest. Born in Nacogdoches County, son of very early
settlers. Became a cattleman; served as sheriff of Goliad County in 1858-1860.
In Civil War Cavalry of Col. John S. “Rip” Ford for four years. Fought at
Palmito Hill, war’s last battle, 34 days after the surrender of Gen. Robert E.
Lee. In 1886, raised $75,000 to build S.A.& A.P. Railroad from San Antonio
to Beeville. Aided in getting G.H.& S.A. to extend line from Victoria here
in 1890. Was county treasurer, banker and the president and general manager of
Beeville Oil Mill.
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