Jones, Samuel, Dd
Jones, Samuel, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Glamorganshire, South Wales, Jan. 14,1735, and was brought by his parents to this country during his infancy, and was educated in the College of Philadelphia, where he received the degree of M.A. May 18, 1762, and turned his attention to the study of theology. He was ordained in January 1763, and became pastor of the united churches of Pennepek and Southampton. In the same year he, by request, remodeled the draft of the charter of a college in Newport, R.I., which institution afterwards became Brown University. In 1770 he resigned the care of the Southampton Church and devoted himself thereafter to that of Pennepek, afterwards called Lower Dublin. He received the honorary degree of M.A. from the College of Rhode island in 1769, and that of D.D. from the College of Pennsylvania in 1788. While attending faithfully to his ministerial labors, he also devoted much time to teaching, in which he was very successful. He died Feb. 7, 1814. Dr. Jones made several compilations for divers associations in which he filled high offices, and published some occasional sermons. — Sprague, Annals, 6, 104 sq.