Dan Jones (1810 - 1862) MP

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Death: Died
Cause of death: chronic lung illness
Occupation: Joseph Smith's bodyguard.
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Dan Jones

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Dan Jones (August 4, 1810 – January 3, 1862) (often referred to as Captain Dan Jones) was an influential Welsh missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jones is well known for having heard the "final prophecy" of Joseph Smith, Jr., namely, that Jones would fulfill a mission to Wales before he died.

Jones was born in Halkyn, in the county of Flintshire, north-east Wales, the sixth of Thomas Jones and Ruth Roberts’s eight children.

When he was sixteen years old, Jones became a sailor. On January 3, 1837, Jones married Jane Melling, a childhood friend from Halkyn. In 1840, Jones and his wife immigrated to the United States, where Jones became captain of the Ripple, a steamship on the Mississippi River. .."

"...Subsequently baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in January 1843..."

"...In late 1844, Brigham Young asked Jones to return to Wales as a missionary for the church...."

"...Under Jones's leadership, between 1845 and 1848 the missionaries in Wales baptized approximately 3600 persons...."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Jones_%28Mormon%29

Resources:

SOURCE: http://welshmormonhistory.org/index.php?/immigrants/view/898

SOURCE: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=385467700817b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD

NOTE: Do not confuse this Dan Jones with Daniel Webster Jones (August 26, 1830 - April 20, 1915) who is a different Mormon missionary.

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Dan Jones's Timeline

1810
August 4, 1810
1836
January 3, 1836
Age 25
Denbigh Parish
1849
February 8, 1849
Age 38
Wales
October 8, 1849
Age 39
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1850
September 23, 1850
Age 40
Manti, UT, USA
1852
October 5, 1852
Age 42
Manti, UT, USA
1853
May 4, 1853
Age 42
Manti, UT, USA
1857
February 18, 1857
Age 46
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1862
January 3, 1862
Age 51