|Llewelyn Griffith Jones|
|Mary Jannet (John) Jones|
Llewelyn worked hard to support his large family, and Mary managed well with what he was able to bring into the home. The children also worked and helped what they could. In 1848, seeking out the honest-in-heart in the Glamorganshire area, the traveling Elders found Llewelyn and Mary Jones of Pentre, eager for the truth. The missionaries taught the Jones family the gospel and baptized them some time during the year of 1848.
Llewelyn was a faithful Latter-Day Saint and the first thing he would do when he got his pay check was to pay his tithing, and the family lived on the rest. All of his children were baptized by Llewelyn when they turned eight respectively. For the 20 years that they remained in Wales, Llewelyn was a great strength to the little branch there. He saw many of the faithful leave their native home land and make the long trip to Zion including their oldest daughter and son, Janette and David.
|Boarding the SS Minnesota @1870|
|Passenger List SS Minnesota Oct 1872|
In 1872, Llewelyn, Mary, Tabitha, Ephraim and Lydia boarded the SS Minnesota in Liverpool, England and arrived in New York on October 28, 1872. From New York, the family came by train to Wyoming (the end of the railroad) and then by wagon to Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho where David their oldest son had settled.
They lived about a mile southwest of Bloomington, on a parcel of land known as “Five Acres”. Their house of logs consisted of two rooms and a lean-to on the back. It was about a mile and three quarters from town, a mile from the bottom of the hill, and the rest of the way, following the road, was a natural incline to the house. It afforded a beautiful view of the town below and the surrounding country for miles around.
Mary Jannet (John) Jones died in April 11, 1880 in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho.
Llewelyn Jones wrote to his daughter, Elizabeth (Jones) Johns in
and asked her to come to Wales to care of him. Idaho came to Elizabeth , bringing her three remaining children Mary Jane, Thomas and William with her. America