Born 12 September 1813 according to Not. W., son of Edward Jones, the hymnist (1761 - 1836), of Maes-y-plwm, Llanrhaeadr, Denbighshire When he was 15 he committed himself to a covenant of dedication at the small church of Llyn-y-pandy, near Mold, and on account of his devout life was marked out for the Christian ministry, and later destined for the mission field. In 1842 he entered Bala (C.M.) College, and in 1844 took a further course of training in missionary work in London. Later he was ordained, and after serving churches for some time from Rossett, near Wrexham, he and his wife, Ann Evans, sailed for India in 1845, reaching the Khasi Hills in the following year. After a survey of the hinterland, he returned for supplies to the station at Cherrapoonjee, where he died of jungle fever. He and his young daughter were buried together in the Mission's cemetery on 3 December 1846.
Published date: 1959
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