Jones, Floyd 1971-11-16
Judge Floyd Jones of Breckenridge reviews his family’s history beginning with the Anglo colonization of Texas. He also recalls highlights of his own career as an attorney and district judge. He also identifies pictures as he discusses friends and family.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Floyd Jones
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: November 16, 1971
Location: Breckenridge, Texas
Interviewer: Fred Carpenter
Length: 55 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Reviews grandparents’ immigration to Texas,
Among Stephen F. Austin’s "Old 300",
Cotton gins in Guadalupe County powered by mules,
Grandfather was in Wiley Martin’s company during Texas Revolution,
Discusses association with Mrs. Jane Long,
Grandparents married by Father Muldon,
Notes grandparents’ activities after the Texas Revolution,
Uncle involved in Battle of San Jacinto,
Father’s Civil War activity told,
Describes farming in Guadalupe County,
Review of uncles’ career,
Personal education and early life reviewed.
Tape 1, Side 2: Began law practice in Breckenridge (1921),
Appointed district judge (1943),
Careers of various children discussed.
Tape 2, Side 1: Identification of photographs and discussion of
individuals who appear in the photographs,
Description of legal controversy involving the Swenson family and area museum.
Tape 2, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1822-1972
Bulk Dates: 1836-1943
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