Thomas Jones 1a

Birth Name Thomas Jones
Gramps ID I0034
Gender male
Age at Death between 45 years, 5 months, 1 day and 47 years, 5 months

Narrative

Nothing directly relevant but fun anyway: Letters from Welsh Settlers in New York State, 1816-44: https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/Archives/NLWjournals/Settlers

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth [E0048] between 1800 and 1801 Lôn, Castell, Llanuwchllyn, Merionethshire   2a
Education [E0798] about 1810 Pandy Chapel, Llanuwchllyn, Merionethshire At Sunday school in Llanuwchllyn with Robert Thomas aka Ap Vychan, taught inter alia by his father, Simon Jones of Lôn. See both refs. 3 4a
Religion [E0866]     None. 5
Occupation [E0799] between 1826 and 1828 Lôn, Castell, Llanuwchllyn, Merionethshire Blacksmith/metalworker. "First-class craftsman and a distinguished poet." "An atheist." 6
Residence [E0448] between 1832 and 1847 Utica, Oneida County, New York State Emigration date from death notice. TTA suggests (A Welsh Story) that hunger may have been a cause. Thomas followed the author John Edwards, born 1806 at Llanuwchllyn, who emigrated to Utica aged 21 ("Notable Welshmen"). The poet John Davies/Ioan Idris (1821-90) came out in 1842. The 1840 US census lists 4 Thomas Jones as head of family at Utica, but funeral piece doesn't mention a family. Good piece about the Welsh of Utica: https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/Archives/NLWjournals/Settlers 7 8
Death [E0049] 1/6/1847 Utica, Oneida County, New York State After 15 years abroad he decided to visit his family, perhaps to get married or perhaps because he felt he was dying. He was taken ill at Syracuse and returned to Utica, where he passed at the house of Mrs Sarah Parry - conceivably a Llanuwchllyn connection. 9a 10 2a
Burial [E0817] 1847 Utica, Oneida County, New York State OM Edwards notes that he is commemorated on his parents' grave in Llanuwchllyn. 4

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Simon Jones (Lôn) [I0018]30/10/177426/4/1854
Mother Mary/Mari Thomas [I0019]176831/10/1852
    Brother     David Jones [I0032] between 1798 and 1799 1/1833
    Brother     Edward Jones [I0033] between 1799 and 1800 7/1846
         Thomas Jones between 1800 and 1801 1/6/1847
    Sister     Jane Jones [I0035] between 1803 and 1804 5/1833
    Brother     Simon Jones (Bala) [I0009] 1805 21/2/1873
    Sister     Margaret Jones [I0036] between 1808 and 1809 8/1832
    Sister     Mary Jones [I0037] between 1811 and 1812 4/1837

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