John Evans

9 January 1829–15 April 1920 (Age 91)
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Evans was born on 9 January 1829, in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Thomas Evans, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Williams, was 29. He married Elizabeth Davies on 15 November 1852, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 15 April 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Evans
Elizabeth Davies
Marriage: 15 November 1852
Moroni Evans
Thomas Maddock Evans
Ann Jane Evans
John Gomer Evans
Joshua Davies Evans
Mary Elizabeth Evans
Martha Madora Evans

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1852Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 22
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    1853 · Many Called to Settle the New Area
    Age 24
    From 1853-1854, Lorenzo Snow was called with 60 other families to help settle and strength Brigham City and the surrounding area.

    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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    Sources (33)

    • John Evans in household of Hannah Evans, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Evans in entry for Martha M Evans Berg, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Evans, "United States Census, 1870"

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