John Evans

17 February 1826–about 1869 (Age 42)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Evans was born on 17 February 1826, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Evans, was 36 and his mother, Mary Evans, was 24. He had at least 2 sons with Sarah Davis. He died about 1869, in Nevada, United States, at the age of 43.

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John Evans
Sarah Davis
John Davis Evans
David Evans

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World Events (8)

Age 4
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 4
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
Age 17
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Immigrant Ship

The John Bright was built in Liverpool England in 1854. In 1866, John Evans, a great grand uncle, left from Liverpool England and landed in New York. He came with his wife, Sarah (Davis) and two sons- …

Sources (6)

  • John Evans in entry for David Evans, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • John Evans, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • John Evans in the Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904

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