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William Edward Jones
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1824
Death: Feb. 24, 1897
Paragonah
Iron County
Utah, USA

From the Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 2
Information for this book courtesy of Thelma Jenkins


Name: William Edward Jones
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1824
Birth Place: Pontsticill Mill, Vaynor, Brecon, So. Wales
Parents: Jenkin and Ann Davis Jones.
Death Date: 24 Feb 1897
Death Place: Paragonah, Iron, Utah

Arrival: 30 Sep 1854
Spouse: Mary Jones Jones
Marriage Date: 01 Jul 1841
Marriage Place: Vaynor Parish, Brecon, So. Wales

Married 2nd: Eliza Newman (of Willie Handcart Co. ) Date: 12 Aug 1857 Born: 10 Mar 1840 , Clidp, Raynor, Wales Parents: John and Mary Ann Williams Newman

Married 3rd: Sarah Davis Date: 3 Oct 1870 , Salt Lake City, Utah Born: 12 Jan 1855 , Dowlais, So. Wales

Parents: Thomas T. and Mary Davis/Davies

William 's life is sketchy, but it is known that he received a good education. He loved to read and study and he was a beautiful penman. At age 17 he married the first time. She was a fine seamstress and he was an iron moulder. When he and his brother John joined the Church, they were given the choice of leaving the church or the family John left the church, but William , Mary , and their little girl, Mary , left for America .

After arriving in the Valley, they went on to Parowan with Mary and a baby that had been born 16 July 1855 . William was a farmer in Parowan and helped build some roads. He held several offices in the community and gave money to friends in Wales who wanted to come to the valley. He was active in the church all his life. He made many metal articles during his life. Light fixtures, keys, wedding rings, trivets, handles and locks.

In 1887 he was arrested for polygamy for which he spent six months in prison. He served another term later on. He died three years later. He was bishop of the ward from 1882 until his death in 1897 . It was said of him that he had the ideal polygamist family, full of love and unity.

Children of 1st wife: Ann , b. 27 Jan 1842 . D. Child. Jenkins , b. 21 Apr 1843 . D. Child. Mary Ann , b. 8 Feb 1844 . Elizabeth , b. 1847 . Child. Keziah Jane , b. 16 Jul 1855 . Margaret , b. 16 Oct 1857 . Caroline , b. 8 Sep 1861 . Martha , b. 12 Nov 1863 .

Children of 2nd wife: Ellen Maria , b. 11 Jun 1858 . John Newman , b. 12 Jan 1860 . Eliza Ann , b. 5 Jun 1863 . D. 11 months. George Alonzo , b. 3 Oct 1865 . D. 10 months. William Edward Jr., b. 6 Jun 1867 . Mary Emily , b. 3 Nov 1868 . Joseph Jenkins , b. 9 Sep 1869 . Susan Lovina , b. 25 Aug 1871 .

Children of 3rd wife: Thomas William , b. 24 Jan 1872 . D 14 Aug 1941 . David John , b. 5 Apr 1874 . D. 24 Jul 1874 . Roert Davis , b. 8 Apr 1876 . D. 3 Mar 1933 . James Albert , b. 11 Apr 1878 . D. 7 May 1899 . Mary , b. 8 Jan 1879 . D. 24 Dec 1918 . Henry Lewis , b. 18 Dec 1881 . D. 1 Jan 1882 . Charles Andrew , b. 15 Feb 1883 . D. 28 Apr 1911 . Sarah Jane , b. 16 Jan 1885 . D. 2 Jan 1958 . Rachel Ann , b. 6 Jan 1887 . D. 18 Aug 1887 . Hllda , b. 12 Jun 1890 . D. 16 Mar 1918 . Catharine , b. 28 Nov 1892 . D. 10 Jan 1956.

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Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 18471868
Company: Job Smith Company (1854)
Departure: 16 June 1854
Arrival: 23-25 September 1854

Company Information:
217 individuals and 45 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Westport, Missouri.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Mary Jones Jones (1819 - 1901)*
  Eliza Newman Jones (1841 - 1873)*
  Sarah Davis Jones (1855 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Ann Jones Stewart (1845 - 1917)*
  Keziah Jane Jones Empey (1855 - 1905)*
  Margaret Caroline Jones Owens (1857 - 1895)*
  Ellen Maria Jones Lamoreaux (1858 - 1885)*
  Caroline Jones Robb (1861 - 1922)*
  Eliza Ann Jones (1863 - 1864)*
  Martha Ellen Jones Empey (1863 - 1880)*
  George Alonzo Jones (1865 - 1866)*
  William E. Jones (1867 - 1868)*
  Joseph Jenkin Jones (1869 - 1958)*
  Susan Lovina Montague (1871 - 1950)*
  Thomas William Jones (1872 - 1941)*
  Robert Davis Jones (1876 - 1933)*
  James Albert Jones (1878 - 1899)*
  Mary Jones Holyoak (1879 - 1918)*
  Charles Andrew Jones (1883 - 1911)*
  Sarah Jane Jones Adams (1885 - 1958)*
  Rachel Ann Jones (1887 - 1887)*
  Hilda Jones Lang (1890 - 1918)*
  Catherine Jones Robb (1892 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Parowan City Cemetery
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA
Plot: 08-04-03
 
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Originally Created by: Cracraft Proud
Record added: Aug 25, 2005
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