John Evans

31 December 1829–25 December 1917 (Age 87)
Llanwinio, Carmarthenshire, Wales

The Life Summary of John

When John Evans was born on 31 December 1829, in Llanwinio, Carmarthenshire, Wales, his father, William James, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Morris, was 29. He married Elizabeth Hardcastle on 24 July 1858, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 25 December 1917, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Evans
1829–1917
Elizabeth Hardcastle
1840–1922
Marriage: 24 July 1858
Mary Alice Evans
1859–1914
Clara Hannah Evans
1860–1862
John Evans
1862–1862
Elizabeth Helen Evans
1863–1882
Margaret Hardcastle Evans
1865–1869
William Samuel Evans
1868–1927
John Henry Evans
1870–1945
Eliza Hardcastle Evans
1872–1936
Thomas Hardcastle Evans
1874–1949
David Richard Evans
1877–1920
Florence May Evans
1879–1944
Esther Mabel Evans
1882–1952

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1858Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children

    (12)

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 19
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    1863
    Age 34
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    UPDATED HISTORY OF JOHN EVANS AND ELIZABETH HARDCASTLE

    Compiled by Donna Wood Wetsel, great granddaughter and updated March 2019. Sources for this history are found on John Evan's page in this website, www.familysearch.org. Note: Extensive research was …

    Sources (35)

    • John Evans, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Evans in entry for Elizabeth H. Evans, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Evans, "United States Census, 1910"

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