From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1005

D. R. JONES, architect and superintendent; born on the 24th of October 1832, in North Wales; came with his parents in 1845, to Cambria, Columbia Co., Wis., where his father became a large farmer; both his parents are dead. Mr. JONES left Cambria in 1868, having, before that date, qualified himself for the profession of architect, after some years of professional service in other cities, he settled in Madison in the spring of 1872, where he now resides; he was the architect of the additions to the Insane Asylum and the additions to Whitewater Normal School; he also drew the plans for the River Falls Normal School; for Assembly Hall and Washburn Observatory, and other public buildings; was also architect of Gen. ATWOOD's and Judge BUNN's residences, and many other fine residences of the city and county. He was married in 1854, to Miss Jane WILLIAMS, of Cambria, who died in 1871, leaving three children who still survive; his office is in Young's Block, and his residence on Clymer street. He married his present wife on the 24th of December 1878; her maiden name was Miss Anna ROBERTS, of Sun Prairie; he has never accepted political honors, but is a reliable Republican; he is of Welsh Presbyterian stock; had three uncles who were prominent Presbyterian preachers in Wales, but he now belongs to no society; in all except church membership he is a characteristic Welshman.

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