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Jones, Samuel Porter 1847- Clergyman; Jones invested with the order of military merit. born in Chambers county, Ala., Oct. 16, 1847; was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1869; but after beginning practice under bright prospects his health failed; and in 1872 he was ordained to the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. For eight years he served in various pastorates in the North Georgia Conference, and for twelve years was agent of the North Georgia Orphanage. Popularly knoJones invested with the order of military merit. born in Chambers county, Ala., Oct. 16, 1847; was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1869; but after beginning practice under bright prospects his health failed; and in 1872 he was ordained to the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. For eight years he served in various pastorates in the North Georgia Conference, and for twelve years was agent of the North Georgia Orphanage. Popularly known as Sam Jones, he has engaged extensively in evangelistic work and in lecturing, in all parts of the United States. His publications include Sermons and sayings by Sam Jones; Music Hall sermons; Quit your meanness; St. Louis series; Sam Jones's own book; and Thunderbolts.