Jones, Sybil (1808–1873)

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Jones, Sybil (1808–1873)

American preacher and missionary. Born Feb 28, 1808, in Brunswick, Maine (then part of Massachusetts); died Dec 4, 1873, in Dirigo, Maine; dau. of Ephraim Jones (farmer) and Susanna (Dudley) Jones (both Quakers); m. 2nd cousin Eli Jones (Quaker preacher), June 1833; children: James Parnell (b. 1835), Sybil Narcissa (b. 1839), Richard Mott (b. 1843), Susan Tabor (b. 1847), and Eli Grellet (b. 1850).

Soon after marriage, became a Quaker minister; with husband, traveled widely on preaching and visiting tours in US and abroad; visited military hospitals during Civil War; helped found Friends Girls School in Ramallah, Palestine.