The following is a faithful transcription (typos, incorrect and missing punctuation, poor grammar and all) of a photocopied document that I received from D.L. Bond of Raleigh, NC, (great-grandson of Lewis Evan Jones Jr., of Nebraska). The original document appears to have been set in the late 19th century and printed in letterpress. It is set in the style of a newspaper advertisement, with a decorative border (see scan of the original, below). Handwritten on a generation of photocopy is the following, “This is A.W. Jones Grandfather”. Handwritten on a later generation of the photocopy is the following, “Lewis Evan Jones Carnarvon, Wales”.
While there is no indication of where the original first appeared, it seems likely that it was produced in one of the Joneses printing/publishing firms in Wales. It’s possible that it was produced at the shop of Lewis Evan Jones in Caernarvon, after the death of Lewis Evan Jones or his wife, Jane. Given the expense required to produce this, and the fact that the author is indicated as “Jane, his wife”, I am considering this Primary Source material.
“THE CHILDREN OF
Lewis Evan Jones,
BY JANE, HIS WIFE.
“Lewis Evan Jones, Aged 23 and Jane Pritchard Aged 22 was Married at Llanbeblig by Mr. Roberts, the Rector on the 13th of January 1819. Jane Jones (the Mother) Died February 8th 1852, Aged 54. Jane Jones, (the Daughter) was born on the 23rd of Jenuary 1820. Catherine Jones, was born on the 6th of November 1821. Ann Jones, was born on the 25 of February 1823 Lewis Evan Jones, (the Son) was born on the 21 of January 1827. Laura Jones, was born on the 19th of January 1829. Mary Jones, was born on the 9th of February 1831, Died October 16, 1832, Aged 20 Months and 7 days. Richard Jones, was born on the 20 of February 1833. Died March 10 1837 Aged 4 years. Thomas Jones, was born on the 12 of January 1835. Richard Evan Jones, was born on the 10 of March 1837. Margaret Jones, was born on the 8th of August 1839. Died on the 13th of May 1852. Aged 12 years and 10 months,”