Fairfield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Reverend John Jones Memorial
Revd John Jones
was born in
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
which he faithfully served
from 1644 until his death
"A Valiant Leader of
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. Located in the Old Burying Ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield CT 06824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Up This Road (within shouting 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
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
My question is, is he the descendant 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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