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David Jones….a blind minister

I have a famous David Jones in my family as well. You see, my gg grandfather was David E Jones. I do not know much about him , other than the fact we was blind. Born 1849 in Pennsylvania and dies 1923 in Pennsylvania. The 1850 census stated him as blind. He would have been two years of age. The family lived in Mercer county, Stoneboro township  and also Allegheny county. In the 1880 census, it states he is a preacher, married to Mary Catherine ( Steadman ) and living with his parents. I only have heard he was a ” horse and buggy ” minister. Gathering that he travelled around preaching the gospel. I find a lot of history in the Mercer county website, about various churches in the 1800’s. But, find no mention of his name anywhere.

1880 census Stoneboro Township, Mercer county, Pa


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