David JONES was born in Wales, in 1834, and came to America in 1857, locating in Madison County, N. Y. He followed the stone and brick mason’s trade for seven years, and then moved to Portage County, Ohio, where he continued his trade three years. In 1867 he came to Maryville, still engaged in his trade in connection with farming. He bought Mount Nebo Springs, in 1882, but sold them again in 1887. In the spring of 1885 he began operating a steam saw mill, and also began the manufacture of brick, his present business.
In January, 1866, he married Mary J. EVANS, a native of New York, but reared in Ohio. Of their three daughters one is deceased. The parents, Edward and Elizabeth (JONES) JONES, were natives of Wales, where they were married , lived on a farm, and died in 1863 and 1853 respectively. Our subject is the fifth child of eight sons and one daughter. Two brothers are deceased. Evan, a brother, is a Mason in Cleveland, Ohio.
Source: Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.