My great (x4) grandfather John James 1771? - 13 July 1857 who lived at Trecwn Mill, Llanfair Nant Y Gof, Pembrokeshire, Wales was called on his gravestone (in the churchyard of St. Mary's Church, Llanfair Nant Y Gof) "Y Parch John James", that is:"The Reverend John James".
David John's Journal 1882-85 identifies him as the "Reverend John James, Fishguard" when referring to the marriage of Ann John (my great x3 grandmother) to his son John James.
The very brief notice of his death in The Bristol Mercury and Western Advertiser on August 8th 1857 names him as "John James, Baptist Minister".
There is a second Baptist minister also from Llanfair Nant Y Gof who may be related: William James 1814? - 1851 (son of another John James). He too is buried in the Parish Churchyard with a gravestone that identifies him as a "preacher with the Baptist denomination". In Y Cenhadrw Americanaidd 1851 (The American Missionary), his death is reported (in Welsh) thus: "Died Jan, 22, 1851 of tuberculosis at age 34, William James son of John and Elizabeth James, of Vrondrydd, parish Llanfair-nant-y-gof, Pembrokeshire, who was a good preacher."
Why might William James's death be of interest in America? And how can I find out more about their activities as Baptists, and in particular the chapels they preached at? (The survival of Baptist chapel records in this area of Pembrokeshire is very poor.)