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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Jones, John Mather 1826-1874 Journalist; born in Bangor, North Wales, June 9, 1826; came to the United States in 1849; was the founder of the Welsh town of New Cambria, Mo., and also of Avonia, in Kansas. In 1865-74 he was the owner and publisher of The mirror, the first Welsh newspaper established in the United States. He was the author of a History of the rebellion (in Welsh). He died in Utica, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1874.