JONES, DAVID (1808 - 1854), Baptist minister and editor

Name: David Jones
Date of birth: 1808
Date of death: 1854
Spouse: E. Jones (née Thomas)
Parent: Esther Jones
Parent: Benjamin Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister and editor
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing; Religion
Author: Benjamin George Owens

Born at Pen-rhiw-fach, Llanpumpsaint, 1808, son of Benjamin and Esther Jones. He started to preach at Ebenezer, Blaenavon, and entered Abergavenny Academy at the age of 20. He was ordained minister of his mother church in 1832, and in July 1834 he moved to the Tabernacle, Cardiff, where he remained until his death, 8 November 1854. During his ministry at Blaenavon, he married E. Thomas, Neath, and two sons were born to them. He was appointed co-editor of Ystorfa Weinidogaethol (aft. Ystorfa y Bedyddwyr) in 1838, and Y Bedyddiwr in 1840. He published Udgorn Jubili Cenhadiaeth y Bedyddwyr, 1844, and Y Drych Blynyddol, 1849. He translated Cydymaith y Bibl (n.d.) probably from the English of E. Romeyn, New York, and in 1839 edited a second edition of Enoch Francis, Gair yn ei Bryd. A popular catechism is also attributed to him.


Published date: 1959

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