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DAVIES , DAVID ( Dewi Emlyn ; 1817 - 1888 ), Congregational minister in the U.S.A., poet and writer .

Born 9 Nov. 1817 at Pant-y-garn , Cenarth, Carms. ; he was a member of the Congregational church at Capel Iwan . He was educated at Newcastle Emlyn and Swansea Academy , and later became a school teacher .

He began to preach in 1843 , emigrated with his wife to the U.S.A. in 1852 and, the same year, was ordained at Paris , Portage , Ohio . He had a long ministry at Tallmadge , Thomastown , and Brookfield , Ohio . He became well known among Welsh Americans as a Welsh poet . He also contributed to Y Cenhadwr , the monthly organ of his denomination in the U.S.A. , a series of articles which provide much information about the early pioneers of Pennsylvania . He d. 2 Aug. 1888 .

Sources:

Author:

Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959