William Davis Lewis and Ann S. Jones
By Viola Kent Morgan
William Davis Lewis was born July 23, 1857, at Abaraman, Glamorgan, Wales,
to Lewis Jones Lewis and Eleanor S. Davis.
He married Ann S. Jones August 23, 1882, at the home of her father by Richard R.
Evans in St. John. She was born January 4, 1864, the oldest child of
David Cair Jones and Mary Stephens Jones at Pencader, Carmarthen, Wales.
She came to America
on July 4, 1866, with her
parents and a brother, David S., on the ship "Arkwright."
They sailed from England,
May 30, 1866, and landed in
New York on July 4. They crossed
the plains from Missouri and
arrived in Salt Lake
in October of that same year. When her parents arrived in Utah,
they located at Willard, Utah,
for seven years before coming to the Malad Valley,
and settling in St. John and
homesteaded on Devil Creek in the spring of 1874.
He came to America
with his parents, a brother and four sisters on June 2, 1869, on the ship "Minnesota"
for New York.
They were the parents of twelve children: David J. (Maude
Thomas); Lewis J. (Fannie Chivers); William J.;
Thomas J. (Martha Lucinda Thomas); Catherine (Edmond Morgan); Grover J. (Helen
Morrow); John J. (Mollie Jones); Mary Ellen; Benjamin; Evan J. (1) Lula Thomas,
(2) Helen Colman; George P. (1) Janie McKay; (2) Mary Evans; and Elmer (Clarice
He died April 27,
1922, at St. John, Idaho.
She died November 3, 1952,
at Malad, Idaho.
They are both buried in the St. John Cemetery.
(From St. John, Oneida County, Idaho: A collection of personal
histories from the time of the first settlers to the present day, p. 198.)