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Col. Met. L. Jones

Friday morning at 2 o'clock, at his home in Pine Bluff, Col. Met. L. Jones breathed his last.  He was 58 years old having been born in Hardeman County, Tenn., June 2nd 1840.  He has been engaged in the practice of the law since he was 21 years of age, excepting four years spent in the confederate army, and during, his thirty seven years of practice he has been noted as a man of great ability and shrewdness.  Few men in this state have enjoyed a larger or more lucrative practice than he.  He was a man of wonderful intellectual powers.  He was ready on most any subject that you might approach him.  He was strong in debate; being clear, logical and forceful.

Col. Jones was a good soldier.  He fought many battles and was twice wounded.  He entered the war as a private but on account of his gallant service he was promoted to the lieutenancy then he was made a major and then lieutenant-colonel. Col. Jones was a kind husband and father.  He leaves a wife, two daughters and two sons to whom we extend sympathy.

Submitted by Belinda (Brown) Winston

Source: Cleveland County Herald, 5 May 1898