Amanda Evans

21 April 1844–25 March 1881 (Age 36)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Amanda

When Amanda Evans was born on 21 April 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, David Evans, was 39 and her mother, Barbara Ann Ewell, was 22. She married Edward William Edwards on 21 April 1859, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 25 March 1881, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward William Edwards
Amanda Evans
Marriage: 21 April 1859
Barbara Ann Edwards
Mary Amanda Edwards
Edward W. Edwards
William David Edwards
John Henry Edwards
Thales Haskell Edwards
Hyrum Edwards
Joseph Edwards
Walter Edwards
Charles "Charlie" Edwards
Martha Edwards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1859Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 12
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Amanda Evans - bio

    Amanda Evans Edwards, the second child of David Evans and Barbara Ann Ewell Evans, was born April 21, 1844, at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. She was two months old when the Prophet Joseph Smith wa …

    Sources (30)

    • Amanda Edwards in household of Edward Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Amanda Evans in entry for Charles Edwards, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Amanda Evans in household of David Evans, "United States Census, 1850"

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