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 William Ellis Jones

William Ellis Jones

Birth
Wales
Death 26 Aug 1898 (aged 81)
Gunlock, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Gunlock, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 59657 · View Source
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Husband of Dina Davis and her daughter, Martha Vaughn.


At one time he served as a school teacher in Hebron, UT. Martha, his third wife, was the oldest daughter of his second wife, Dina Davis.
He was baptized at River Dee, Flintshire, N. Wales.
William Ellis Jones "Adopted all of WilliamVaughns children and had them sealed to him and Dinah.

From Ronald Dennis , Welsh researching professor of Brigham Young University:
A letter written by William Ellis Jones to Wilford Woodruff on 27 Nov 1882 from Gunlock:
Dear Brother,

I take the liberty to write a few lines to you to correct an error that I believe has gone into Church history. I have understood recently that a brother by the name of William R. Davis, formerly bishop of Harmony, considered himself the first Welshman baptized in Wales. But I believe that I claim that honor if there is honor in it. I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the River Dee, Flintshire, North Wales, by James Burnham formerly of Ramos, Hancock Co., Illinois, June 27 1841. I immigrated to Nauvoo in 1842. Bro. Davis was baptized some time after I came to America. If he claims only that he was the first Welshman in South Wales that may be correct, but in Wales I claim priorit y. I thought it right to make this statement that you may make correction if you think it proper
and if you wish any further information please let me know.

Your brother in the gospel,

11 Dec. 1861. From the journal of William Ellis Jones. "Went through the Endowment house with my wife Dinah. She had her choice to take her former husband Wm. Vaughan or me. She chose me. She was first sealed to me for Louisa Leavitt, my first wife now dead. She was then sealed to me herself for time and eternity.

William Ellis Jones

Bio by: Robin Adair


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  • Maintained by: Ernie Doose
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59657
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Ellis Jones (6 Apr 1817–26 Aug 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59657, citing Gunlock Cemetery, Gunlock, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ernie Doose (contributor 47019787) .