Hay view from Castle

Hay view from Castle
Hay-on-Wye, Powys (formerly Breconshire), Wales. The "Town of Books" (and Vaughans!)

Monday, August 18, 2014

John and Jane Vaughan Lewis's Home in Wales

Every once in a while, history just pops. According to the 1851 Census for Wales and 2011 Google world mapping, This is the house (No. 39, white door) where John, Jane, and little John Samuel Lewis lived in Bedwellty when they were members of the LDS church and John the father worked as an iron miner. Elinor Vaughan, Jane's mother, certainly would have visited here and maybe even lived here after her John 1789 passed away that very year.

39-40 Church Street, Aberbargoed (Bedwellty), Monmouthshire (now Gwent), Wales.
History surrounds us. This is a real place that we can go to now that we know where it is. And there is a real place where Jane, Elinor, and the two Johns ended up here in Utah (Springville?) or maybe California, if only we could find them or some record to tell us. We will keep at it.

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