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EDWARDS , RICHARD ( fl. 1840-1884 ), Baptist minister and editor of Welsh-American periodicals ;

b. at Tre-donfaen in the parish of Llanfabon, Glam. He emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1841 , stayed for some time in Utica, N.Y. , and proceeded to Pottsville , Pennsylvania , where he lived from 1845 to 1884 . He had charge of a Baptist church at St. Clair for a while, but took up printing ; he also acted as secretary to a shipping company . He started, in 1842 , Y Seren Orllewinol , which had a life of twenty-six years; it was he also who started, edited , and published Y Wasg Americanaidd , 1868 , which had a circulation among the Baptists .

Sources:

  • Y Seren Orllewinol ;
  • The Cambrian , 1884 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959