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Reverend John Jones Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
1. Reverend John Jones Memorial Marker





Inscription.
In
memory of
Revd John Jones
AB   MA

The Revd
John Jones
was born in
Southampton England
in 1595 and was a graduate of
Queens College Cambridge
A Puritan divine of the
Church of England he was
the first pastor of the
First Church of Christ
in Fairfield
which he faithfully served
from 1644 until his death
in 1664
"A Valiant Leader of
Christ's Soldiers
A Holy Man of God"

 
Erected by a Descendant.
 
Location. 41° 8.46′ N, 73° 14.821′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Road and Sunnieholm Drive, on the left when traveling west on Beach Road. Click for map. Located in the Old Burying Ground. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield CT 06824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Ward Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Sherwood Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Fairfield Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Up This Road (within shouting
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
2. Reverend John Jones Memorial Marker
distance of this marker); Nathan Bulkley House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moorlands (about 600 feet away); Isaac Tucker House (about 700 feet away); Fairfield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Regarding Reverend John Jones Memorial. Rev. John Jones, a native of Wales, was a graduate of Cambridge University, and episcopally ordained an Anglican minister in England. He came, with other nonconforming clergymen of the national church, to New England in 1635 and settled in Concord, Massachusetts, coming to Fairfield in 1644. Reverend Jones attended the 1653 execution of Goody Knapp, who was condemned as a witch, and ministered to her despite her being shut out from christian consolation prior to her death.
 
Additional comments.
1. Rev John Jones
I went to India and found it, there is a person name
Rev. John Peter Jones - Who was born in wales 1847- came to America and joined American Madura Mission in 1878, and died in Hartford Conn, USA October 3rd, 1916.
My question is, is he the descendant
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
3. Reverend John Jones Memorial Marker
of Rev. John Jones?
And I also want to know, if there is any body of this descendant still lives? if so, I would like to contact them.
Pastor Winfred Victor

Editor's Note: We are not affiliated with historical organizations near this marker, nor with any of Rev. Jones' descendants. If any future readers can assist, please consider adding a comment to this page.
    — Submitted December 27, 2010, by Winfred Victor of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,000 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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