Major Jones, business man with a connection to Wales (Ely, Glamorganshire, Merionet)
Major Thomas Jones is the namesake of Jones Beach State Park in New York. It is the second largest state park in the United States, and became part of the United States Park system in 1929, after a dedication by then governor of New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Connection: Briefly,the family of Major Thomas Jones, whose descent from a noble Irish family which intermarried with one from Wales, is supposed to have originated in Merionethshire or Glamorganshire. Major Thomas Jones was born in approximately 1665.