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JEHU , DAVID ( 1812 - 1840 ), missionary in Sierra Leone under the Wesleyan Missionary Society ;

the son of Timothy Jehu of the King's Head , Meifod, Mont. , he was attracted to religion at the age of 16, and commenced preaching . Offering himself for the mission field, he was educated at the Wesleyan Theological Institution , Hoxton , London , and in 1839 he was accepted by the Conference to fill a vacancy in Sierra Leone . Smitten down by malignant fever , he lingered for a long while. Having laboured only six months in Africa , he d. 1 July 1840 .

Sources:

  • William Moister , Heralds of Salvation ;
  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , Dolgellau , 1839 , 1840 .

Author:

Rev. Dr. Evan Lewis Evans, D.Th., (1898-1978), Pontardulais / Swansea

Published date: 1959