John Jones, politician with a Welsh connection!
John JonesThirty years in the US senate.
Connection: Born in Hay, Wales.
Interesting to note but the Jones family actually lived in Herefordshire very close to Hay.
The family lived either at Nant-y-Glasdwr Farm in Cusop or Redley Farm. From information given me some years ago the Jones's were known for prospecting for silver in the local Black Mountains and it may be that they had something to do with a lead ore strike just prior to 1800 at the Gospel Pass near Hay where there are surface workings.
It was only a trial mine but galena has been found there by myself. I think JP Jones' father may have had an influence on the infant and because of that JPJ grew up interested in mining.
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John Percival Jones
More info on John Percival Jones at this biographical website!