DAVIES, DAVID (Dewi Emlyn; 1817 - 1888), Congregational minister in the U.S.A., poet and writer

Name: David Davies
Pseudonym: Dewi Emlyn
Date of birth: 1817
Date of death: 1888
Gender: Male
Occupation: Congregational minister in the U.S.A., poet and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Poetry; Religion
Author: Robert (Bob) Owen

Born 9 November 1817 at Pant-y-garn, Cenarth,Carmarthenshire; he was a member of the Congregational church at Capel Iwan. He was educated at Newcastle Emlyn and Swansea Academy, and later became a school teacher.

He began to preach in 1843, emigrated with his wife to the U.S.A. in 1852 and, the same year, was ordained at Paris, Portage, Ohio. He had a long ministry at Tallmadge, Thomastown, and Brookfield, Ohio. He became well known among Welsh Americans as a Welsh poet. He also contributed to Y Cenhadwr, the monthly organ of his denomination in the U.S.A., a series of articles which provide much information about the early pioneers of Pennsylvania. He died 2 August 1888.


Published date: 1959

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