Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Jones - Gurthwyntuchaf family history book

Abstract

The John Jones - Gurthwyntuchaf family history book (dated 1887, undated; 0.075 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a book and loose pieces of paper that document the immigration of the Jones family to Ohio from Wales and their subsequent growth.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Jones - Gurthwyntuchaf family history book
Date
1887, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.075 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Family.
Genealogy.
Emigration and immigration.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0599: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Jones - Gurthwyntuchaf family history book, 1887, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Jones – Gurthwyntuchaf (1750-1830) was a native of Cilcennin, Wales and married to a woman names Nancy. Together they had seven children: Daniel (b. 1784), Elizabeth (1786-1867), Anne (b. 1789), Jane (b. 1791), John (1795-1870), Isaac (1798-1858), and David (1800-1867). All of his children except for Elizabeth and David immigrated to the United States where many of them settled in the Ohio area. John (junior) ultimately founded Tyn Rhos, the first church of the Southern Ohio Welsh pioneers in 1841.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The John Jones - Gurthwyntuchaf family history book (dated 1887, undated; 0.075 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a book and loose pieces of paper that document the immigration of the Jones family to Ohio from Wales and their subsequent growth. The book contains the efforts of the descendants of John Jones to have a reunion of all their relatives and friends and celebrate the achievements of the Jones family. The book also contains birth and death dates of John Jones's children and grandchildren, along with where they may have settled and who they married; the loose pieces of paper also contain similar information.
The John Jones - Gurthwyntuchaf family history book collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

John Jones - Gurthwyntuchaf family history book, 1887, undated

  • Box WH-55, folder 1
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