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Transcribed from the Brief Biographical Sketches of Welsh Baptist Ministers by John T. Griffith Pages 53-54
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The above excellent Christian man and preacher died
at Minersville, Pa., Saturday morning, January 16, 1904.
Mr. Jones was born at Argoed, Monmouthshire,
Wales, February 7, 1825. His parents were John and Mary
Jones. In September, 1845, he came with his parents to
America and settled at Minersville. Pa. Soon after his
settlementat Minersville he professed conversion, and was
baptized by the late Rev.John P.Harris (Ieuan Ddu).
Soon after his conversion he began to preach. There was
another brother who began to preach with him. John W.
Evans,father of M.G, Evans. now Prof. M. G. Evans. D.
D.,of Crozer Theological Seminary. They both went to
Bucknell University the same year, 1855,as near as I can
find out. Jones spent threeand one-half years at Lewis-
burg, and went from there to Johnstown, where he was or-
dained December 7, 1858.The Revs. William Owens and
A. H. Sembower officiating.
After spending a few happy years at Johnstown he re-
turned east to Centralia, Pa.,and from Centralia he went
to Wiconisco, where he spent twenty-five years in pastoral
work, and about four years ago he gave up the stated min-
itsry and returned to Minersville, Pa., where he entered
into his eternal rest Saturday, January 16, 1904. Monday,
January 18, his mortal remains were brought to Scranton
and were buried in the Washburn Street Cemetery, Be-
fore the burial his funeral services were held in the First
Welsh Baptist Church of Scranton, when the writer preach-
ed the sermon at the request of the deceased from Psalm
73:24-25, and at the close of the sermon the Rev. W. F.
Davies prayed. A service was held at his late home at
Minersville on Sunday evening, the 17th, at which the Rev.
Thos.Lloyd preached. Mr. Jones never was married, hence
he left no family to mourn his loss, but he left a large number
of relatives and friends to do so. and among them Evan J.
Davis of Scranton, a nephew, who was with him in his last
days and attended to all his needs. He is now at rest.
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