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Anson Jones's Birthday

20 JANUARY, 1798

ANSON JONES, BORN IN GREAT BARRINGTON, MA. HE WAS A DOCTOR, BUSINESSMAN, MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND THE FOURTH AND LAST PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. HE DIED JANUARY 9, 1858 AT THE AGE OF 59 AND IS BURIED IN GLENWOOD CEMETERY, HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, SECTION F-1 LOT 18. HE IS SOMETIMES CALLED THE “ARCHITECT OF ANNEXATION.”

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