Lydia Jones was one of the original members of The First Baptist Church of Columbus (OH) in 1824. It was the first Baptist church formed in the city of Columbus. The church started with 11 members, three of whom were African American: Lydia Jones from Kentucky, and Patty Booker and George Butcher, both from Virginia. Lydia Jones was probably not a slave. The First Baptist Church of Columbus Papers are in the Ohio Historical Society Library/Archives. For more see chapter 43, "Baptist," by O. C. Hooper, in History of the City of Columbus, Capital of Ohio, vol. 2, by A. E. Lee [available online at Google Book Search].