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JONES, TRAVIS FLEMING (1850–1932). Travis Fleming Jones, cattleman and real estate agent, the son of Wiley Jones, was born in 1850. He spent his childhood near Waco, Texas, and during the Civil War helped his father drive horses to Louisiana. In 1866 he made his first trip up the cattle trail to Kansas, with a herd of 1,500 head. At the age of twenty-one Jones became the first telegraph operator in Waco and, when the railroad reached that town, became city ticket agent for the Cotton Belt. A few years later he established cattle ranches in New Mexico, Arizona, and Uvalde County, Texas. In 1910 he moved to San Antonio, where he was in the real estate business and a prominent organizer and member of the Trail Drivers Association. He died on February 18, 1932, and was survived by his wife, Kate, and five daughters.


San Antonio Express, February 20, 1932.

Carolyn Hyman


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Carolyn Hyman, "JONES, TRAVIS FLEMING," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.