Welsh Coastline, Porthcawl

    Morgan Jones, business man with a Welsh connection!

    Morgan Jones

    Was the main power in the building of the railway system in Texas. Without him Fort Worth would be a minor town and Denver, Colorado would not be linked to the Gulf of Mexico.
    Connection: Born in Tregynon near Newtown, 1839. Died in Abilene, Texas, 1926.

    comment by:Trebrys
    Became known as Colonel Morgan Jones. Very much a recluse (a la Howard Hughes) and yet was a major figure in developing Texas into an industrial power.





    link by: EdWelsh
    Tasha Texas Digital History
    An excellent bio on this remarkable man.