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August 4, 2020
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Southlake Town Hall
1400 Main Street
Southlake, TX 76092
Bob Jones studio photo, circa 1880
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Bob and Almeady Chisum Jones | Town Hall Exhibit

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bob and Almeady Chisum Jones: A True Story of Resilience, Courage and Success

In Southlake, Bob Jones’s name is on a park, nature center and road. But who was he? An exhibit July 10 - Sept. 4 at Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., presented by the Southlake Historical Society will tell the remarkable story of Bob Jones (1850-1936) and his wife, Almeady Chisum Jones (1857-1949).

Both Bob Jones and Almeady Chisum Jones, who had white fathers and mothers who were
slaves, grew up on the Texas frontier. Bob’s father brought him to southern Denton County in
about 1860. After the war, Bob drove cattle along the Chisholm Trail and later built a prosperous
ranch and farm on the Denton-Tarrant County line. In 1858, Almeady and her mother and sister
were given to cattle baron John Chisum as collateral for $814 worth of cattle being driven to

Bob and Almeady married in 1875 and had 10 children. 

To read more about the Jones family, see