John Abel Jones 1826-1873  
A musician he was born at Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, afterwards removing to Aberdare, and thence to Merthyr Tydfil. About the year 1850, he emigrated to America, where he died. He greatly distinguished himself as a musician, and in America he became a very successful teacher of music, Dr. Joseph Parry (see post) being one of his pupils. (B. Cerddorion Cymreig.)