JONES, Roland (1813-1869)

JONES, ROLAND, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Salisbury, N.C., November 18, 1813; attended private schools; taught school in Wilkesboro, N.C., 1830-1835; was graduated from Cambridge (Mass.) Law School in 1838; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brandon, Miss.; editor of the Brandon Republican 1838-1840; moved to Shreveport, La., in 1840 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1844-1848; district judge of Caddo Parish in 1851 and 1852; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed the practice of law; again elected district judge in 1860 and served until 1868; died in Shreveport, La., February 5, 1869; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Louisiana State University
Noel Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: In the Roland Jones family papers, 1799, 1827-1969, 6 linear feet.
The collection includes family correspondence between Jones and his wife and their children and other family members and friends. The collection also includes genealogical material on Jones family and programs, clippings, and publications.


Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: Letters, 1860-1861.
Collection contains 1 letter from Roland Jones to his brother Dabney P. discusses the emergence of the Confederate States of America.


Centenary College of Louisiana Library
Shreveport, LA
Papers: 1832-1920, approximately 1 foot.
The papers contain of Roland Jones contain correspondence, business, and financial papers for Roland Jones and his law partner, captured military papers, and memorabilia. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.


Louisiana Tech University Library
Special Collections
Ruston, LA
Papers: In the Roland Jones Family Papers, 1840-1969, approximately 850 items.
The papers include mainly correspondence of Roland Jones and his wife, Anne Neville Stokes, and that of their descendants in Louisiana. Letters cover political, professional, social and family matters. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the papers of James Gwyn, 1653-1946, 2 linear feet.
Correspondents include Roland Jones.