Born: 1827, Bryngrugog, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
Died: September 17, 1870, Rhuthyn, Wales.
Buried: Baptist cemetery, Rhuthyn, Wales.
Jones’ parents were so poor they could only give him a year’s schooling. Therefore he spent his boyhood learning all he could about music.
Before he was 20 years old, he published a few psalm tunes under the title Y Perganiedydd (The Sweet Singer). From this effort he earned sufficient funds to attend college in London. He is also remembered as a singing teacher at Rhuthyn.