Brief hiatmy of Thumna Jones and his convel-siox to L.D.S. Church, after which he comer to .America. Brief history of Sage 'Trcharne and hrr family joining I,.D.S. church and sailing to America. An account of the stay at Kanesville or Council Bluff? and corning tn works on State Hause Utah. Marriage of lhornas and Saxe, T l ~ u l n a ~ at Fillmore. Sage and Tllomas m a w to Spanish Fork and then move on to the "Old Fort," in Cedar City, the iron rowjl.
Lehi Jones's parents were a part of this vast pivncer movement to the West. They were converted to the L.D.S. religion and followed the great hiolmon road to the Utah Territory. Lehi's father, Thomas Jones, recorded a brief account of his family in a copy book dated, Feb. 27, 1856, in Cedar CXty, Utxh: "I Thomas Jones, the son of John and Ann Jone, was born July the ZOth, 1827 in a place called Troedrhwyr Llanc, parish of Penderyn, Breeonshire, South Wales. hly father before he was married was pretty well off or anyhow they lived first rate and he had a good educatio11. When my grandfather died, he divided the property herwcen the children and my father had his share among the rest, but about that time England called for men to defend their country and my father's lot fell, and he had to pay for a man to go in his place. He'd rather pay than go himself. They called again and he paid, and hy that means he was stripped of most all he had. Soon after that he got married. hly mother's name before she was married was Ann Rces, daughter of Morgm Rees, hut to go back to my father - as I said before, when he got married he was poor in regards to property but he had health and strength. His fornler occupation was farming hut now he had to turn his hand to anything that came handy."'