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Dan Jones

Death: Died
Cause of death: chronic lung illness
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Jones and Ruth Jones
Husband of Jane Jones; Elizabeth Lewis Jones Young and Mary Matilda LATRILL.
Father of Claudia Jones; Joseph Dan Jones; Ruth Jones and Brigham Jones
Brother of John Jones and Elizabeth Jones

Occupation: Joseph Smith's bodyguard.
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
Last Updated:

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...."





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

August 4, 1810
February 8, 1849
Age 38
September 23, 1850
Age 40
Manti, UT, USA
October 5, 1852
Age 42
Manti, UT, USA
May 4, 1853
Age 42
Manti, UT, USA
January 3, 1862
Age 51