Jones, David (2)

Jones, David (2), another Baptist minister, was born in the north of Wales in April, 1785. He united with the Independent Church when about fifteen years old. Shortly after he emigrated to this country, and lived in Ohio. After a stay of two years among the Baptists, who were thickly settled in that immediate vicinity, he joined their Church, and was licensed to preach. He accepted a call to the Beaver Creek Baptist Church, teaching at the same time. From 1810 to 1813 he had no settled charge, and he traveled through several of the middle and border states, preaching from place to place. In 1813 he went to Newark, New Jersey, as pastor from which, in 1821, he was called to assume the pastorate of the Baptist Church at "Lower Dublin," near Philadelphia, where he had preached occasionally before his departure for Newark. With this people he spent the remainder of his life. He died April 9, 1833. He was (in part) the author of a tract on Baptism, entitled Letters of David and John, and wrote also the tract Salvation by Grace, published by the Baptist General Tract Society. See Sprague, Annals Am. Pulpit, 6, 518 sq.

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