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David Evans died 1846


Posted By: debra acker (email)
Date: 2/5/2009 at 19:44:28

David Evans was born in 1787 in the parish of Darowen, Montgomeryshire, No. Wales. He was religious from a young age and a member of the Rhydyfelin Calvinistic Methodist church in the village of Melinbyrhedin, parish of Darowen. He married Jane Williams and they had six children: three boys and three girls, in that order.Nothing is known of the first born son, except that he died before his parents. The second son eas Evan, followed by William, Ann, Mary and sarah. The first four children were born in the parish of Darowen. About 1825, the family moved to Felin y Plasau, township of Derlwyn, parish of Carno. Felin y Plasau or Felin y Palasau means mill of the mansion in Welsh. David was a miller. His two youngest daughters were born there. In the spring of 1840, their son, Evan and his sister, Ann, were the first of the family to go to America. The next year, William followed. In March 1842, David and Jane received letters of dismission signed by Edward Owen, Penybont, who was the deacon of their church. Finally in June 1842, David, Jane and their two youngest daughters arrived in America. They settled in Paddy's Run, Ohio. David, Jane and Mary joined the Whitewater Congregational church. Churches were looser in their membership in those days. Many Congregational churches had members who were Calvinistic Methodists. On Sunday, April 5, 1846 , David and Jane took great comfort in seeing their youngest daughter, Sarah, become a member of the church. The family then headed for Iowa to join their other children. Their children, Evan, William and Ann(Mrs. Richard Pugh) were the first settlers in Troy township. David and Jane must have been delighted to meet their first grandchildren. Their granddaughter, Jane, was the first girl born in Troy township. But their happiness was short-lived. On August 30, 1846, David and Jane died. David died first of inflammation of the lungs. Half an hour later, Jane died of Rheumatic Fever. They were buried together on, their son, Evan's land. It was said "They were loving and beloved in their life, and were not separated in death."

Source: Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd (The American Messenger); Extracted from the Welsh by Debra Acker.


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