People

Dafydd/David Jones

Dafydd Jones, y Blaenor, was born in Wales around 1830 He emigrated to the USA around 1860. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago​​

  • Born
    Unknown
  • Died
    Unknown
  • Occupations
    Carpenter Deacon
  • Addresses
    Jackson Street, Chicago, IL pre-1909

He was the son of Anne Hughes and Edward Jones and lived in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog. He emigrated to the USA about 1860 and settled in Chicago. For many years he was a deacon at the Hebron Welsh Church in Chicago and served under the Rev David Harries. He belonged to the Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago as a member at large and also on the Board of Managers.

In 1864 he married Ruth Thomas, a widow with two daughters. They had two sons together, David Edward and John H.


Personal note* Dafydd's eldest sister, Elizabeth, married Henry Tudor Evans. Their daughter Ann married Edward Edwards. Jane Edwards, the second child of that marriage, married David Owen Jones. Their oldest child, Jane Dilys Jones, is my (Dilys Rana) grandmother. i.e. I have a relative in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago!