David Evans

8 April 1808–30 May 1893 (Age 85)
Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

When David Evans was born on 8 April 1808, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Evans, was 31 and his mother, Ann Rees Evans, was 23. He married Phebe Reese on 6 July 1825, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Llangendeirne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and Panguitch, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 30 May 1893, in New Harmony, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in New Harmony Cemetery, New Harmony, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Evans
Phebe Reese
Marriage: 6 July 1825
Margaret May Evans
Hannah Evans
Amiah Or Emiah Evans
Emiah Evans
Phebe Evans
John Reese Evans
David Evans
David Rees Evans
Mathuselem R. Evans
Reese Evans
Benjamin Prosser Evans

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1825Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 10
    Greenfield Township was organized 20 March 1818.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 24
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Biography - David Evans

    Birth: Apr. 8, 1808 Llanelli Carmarthenshire, Wales Death: May 30, 1893 New Harmony Washington County Utah, USA David Evans was the son of John Evans and Amiah Frehorne Davis. David Evans became a me …

    Sources (33)

    • David Evans, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • David Evans in entry for David Y. Evans and Anninta Collins, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • David Evans in entry for Rachel Mchenry, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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