I have found more on Ezer Davies again referring to him in Troedyrhiw:
"Un galluog a thanllyd iawn oedd Ezer, mi a’i clywais lawer gwaith ar weddi, ac yn siarad mewn cyfeillachau yn Hebron. Y lle olaf y gwelais ef oedd yn Nhroedyrhiw, Morgannwg mewn oedfa hwyrol, pan oeddwn yno yn pregethu, a chawsom ymgom ar y diwedd. Mae plant ac wyron iddo yn y Sir honno, ac wyr iddo, Mr Evans, yn ysgolfeistr rhagorol yng Nghwm Rhondda."
" A very able and fiery preacher was Ezer, and I heard many times in prayer, and speak in a fellowship in Hebron. The last place I saw him was in Troedyrhiw, Glamorgan in evening service, when I was there preaching, and we had a conversation at the end. Children and grandchildren are to be found in that County, and his grandson, Mr. Evans, is an admirable teacher in the Rhondda Valley."
This was written by JAMES , JOHN LLOYD ( Clwydwenfro ; 1835 - 1919 ), Congregational minister and historian. Of course, it doesn't mention that he was a preacher in Troedyrhiw. Clwydwenfro himself was a preacher in Dowlais "He ministered at Capel Ifor , Dowlais , 1869-75". Maybe this is the time he met Ezer Davies in Troedyrhiw. If so, Ezer would have been at the end of his life and died in 1873.
I live a hundred yards or so up the street from Saron in Morgan-Jones Square which is a row of old miners cottages off Chapel Street.
I know little of how it came about but can report that volunteers have begun work in the graveyard....probably a good year or so ago, now....and much has been done. The graveyard retaining wall on Chapel Street and Tyntaldwyn Rd. which was in a bad state and in danger of collapsing into the street has been fixed and the graveyard itself has been tidied-up and is no longer a mass of brambles and weeds. I heard that the intention is to get rid of the rubble from the demolished chapel and to create a memorial garden there.
Certainy, it is not the eyesore that it was and for that I am personally grateful to all those that gave up their time to help make this happen.
Does anyone have more reliable info on what the goal of the project is?