Sunday, January 20, 2008
From the Courier Archives
Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 1820, Jones was licensed as a doctor by the Oneida, New York, Medical Society, and began practicing. However, his practice didn't prosper, and he moved several more times before finally being arrested in Philadelphia by a creditor. He stayed in Philadelphia for a few more years, teaching and practicing medicine, until in 1824 he decided to go to Venezuela.
Read a letter from Anson Jones to U.S. President James Polk, free from the Descendants of Mexican War Veterans website.