JONES, Peter, American Indian mission ary: b. 1 Jan. 1802; d. 29 June 1856. His Indian name was Kahkewaquonaby; his father was a white man of Welsh descent named Augustus Jones, who maintained the closest friendship with Brant during the latter's life. Peter's mother was Tuhbenahneeguay, daughter of a chief of the Missisauga on Credit River at the extreme western end of Lake Ontario. Peter remained with his tribe, following their cus toms and accompanying them on their excur sions, until his 16th year, when his father, who was then a government surveyor, had him bap tized by an English Episcopal minister. Hav ing professed religion at a camp-meeting held near Ancaster, Ontario, and taken an active part in the religious exercises of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Peter was sent on a mission ary tour, in 1827, to Lake Simcoe and other points in western Ontario, although not yet or• dained. He had by this time entered on his lit erary work, as in this year was published a hymnbook translated by him into Chippewa. He was constituted a Wesleyan Methodist min ister at the Toronto Conference of 1833. The remainder of his life was devoted chiefly to mis sionary work among the Missisauga and Chip pewa, and to some extent among the Iroquois. His position as a Christian pastor and ruling chief of his tribe gave him great influence, not• only among his own people, but among all the Chippewa tribes. He visited England and New York and made repeated journeys in behalf of his people. It was largely through his efforts
that the titles of the Credit Indians to their lands were perfected. A monument was erected to his memory, in 1887, at Brantford. In addi tion to the above-mentioned volume of hymns, Jones was author of 'An Ojibway Spelling Book' (1828) ; • translation of Part of the New Testament (1829) ; 'The First Book of Moses' (1835). He also wrote 'Life and Journals of Kah-ke-wa-quo-na-by (Rev. Peter I. 1860) ; and 'History of the Ojibway Indians' 1861). Consult Pilling, 'Bibliography Algonq. ang. Bull. B.A.E.' (1891). JONES, Samuel Porter, commonly known as SAM JONES, American Methodist revival preacher: b. Chambers County, Ala., 16 Oct. 1847; d. 15 Oct. 1906. He was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1869 and practised successfully for a time. His drinking habits put an end to his career as a lawyer. Becoming converted in 1872 he was admitted to the ministry of the Methodist Church South, and afterward de voted himself to evangelistic work, his marked eccentricities of speech and manner probably contributing somewhat to his His works include 'Famous Stories of Sam P. Jones' (1908) ; 'Popular Lectures of Sam P. Jones' (1909) ; 'Sam Jones's Revival Sermons' (1912) ; 'Lightning Flashes and Thunderbolts' (1912).