Abel Evans

Male24 June 1812–30 November 1866

Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Evans was born on 24 June 1812, in Henllan Amgoed, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Evans, was 22 and his mother, Ann Hughes, was 22. He married Mary Jones on 5 May 1850, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Glyncorrwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 30 November 1866, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 54, and was buried in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Abel Evans
Mary Jones
Marriage: 5 May 1850
Elizabeth Ann Evans
Abel John Evans
William Samuel Evans
Evan Jones Evans
Mary Jones Evans
Sarah Jones Evans
Catherine Jones Evans
Hyrum Jones Evans

Sources (61)

  • Abel Evans in household of Samuel Evans, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Abel Evans in entry for Mary Evans Webb, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Abe Levance (Abel Evans), "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1850St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 18

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Mary Martina Sorensen Dow Memories of Home

    MEMORIES OF HOME BY MARY (SORENSEN) DOW Father was over 6’ 3” in height and had black curly hair. He wore a mustache most of the time. Mother’s hair was light auburn and thin. Father was the mor …

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