Morgan Jones, business man with a Welsh connection!
Morgan JonesWas 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.
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.