From Traylor Russell's Hstory of Tits County,Texas.
Dudley L Jones was born in about 1842 in Titus Co.Tx son of Mr & Mrs H. W. Jones( eastern part of the City of Mt. Pleasant is in the H. W. Jones patent.) He was studing Law at Maury Institute in Columiba,Tenn. when the war started. He enlisted in The Ninth Texas Calvary as an adjutant. The Ninth was reorganized in Mississippi in May 1862 at which time he was elected Col and Commanding officer. After the war he returned to Titus County where he was admitted to the bar, but shortly moved to Houston.