Rachel Hughs Evans

28 July 1822–11 February 1862 (Age 39)
Llanybyther, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rachel Hughs

When Rachel Hughs Evans was born on 28 July 1822, in Llanybyther, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Evans, was 32 and her mother, Eleanor Hughes, was 33. She married Benjamin Jones on 15 October 1841. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 11 February 1862, in Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Tehama, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Jones
Rachel Hughs Evans
Marriage: 15 October 1841
William Hugh Jones
Margaret Jones
Margaret Hetty Jones
Benjamin Evans Jones
Jedidiah Jones
Mary Ellen Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1841
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 9
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 14
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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 (20)

    • Rachel Jones in household of Benj Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rachael Evans in entry for William H Jones, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Rachel Evans, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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