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David Evans
Original name: David Bishop Evans
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1804
Cecil County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1883
Lehi
Utah County
Utah, USA

Son of Israel Evans and Abigail Alexander

Married Mary Beck, 25 Jul 1826

Married Barbara Ann Ewell, 23 Nov 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Sarah Thornton, 18 Oct 1852

Married Clymenia Shaw, 16 Mar 1854, Provo, Utah, Utah

Married Edna Hinchliff, 23 Nov 1854

Married Rebecca Coleman, 18 Nov 1861, Salt Lake City, Utah

Married Margaret Christine Holm, 4 May 1861

"David Evans the son of Israel and Abigail Evans, was born in Cecil County, Maryland, October 27th, 1804. When a small boy his parents moved to Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1826, when he was married to Mary Beck and moved to Richland County, Ohio. Here he bought and opened up a new farm, where he lived until he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, April 6th, 1833. On the 11th of the same month he was ordained a Priest and immediately commenced traveling and preaching, selling his farm to enable him to prosecute his missionary labors. He was ordained to the office of an Elder on the 21st of July the same year."

"In 1834 he went in Zion's camp from Ohio to Missouri, with Joseph Smith the Prophet, for the redemption of Zion, and received his ordination to the First Quorum of Seventy, under the hands of Jospeh Smith and Sidney Rigdon, April 29th, 1835. He attended the School of the Prophets in Kirtland, in the winter of 1835 and 1836, and on May 20th, 1836, left Ohio for Missouri, in charge of a company of saints, most of whom he baptised himself. He settled on Shoal Creak, Caldwell County, buying some land and again making him a home; was with the saints through all their persecutions in Missouri among which was the barbarous massacre at Haun's Mill. In December he was compelled to leave the State without his family, who shortly after followed, leaving all their property behind. Arriving at Payson, Adams County, Ill., in the spring of 1839, he commenced preaching and baptised many persons, some of whom are now prominent members in the Church. He lost his wife June 20th, 1841, after which he moved to Nauvoo and married Barbara Ann Ewell, November 23rd, 1841, she being a member of a family he had baptised in Missouri. In 1842, when Nauvoo was organized into wards, he was ordained a Bishop, August 21st, to preside over the Eleventh Ward. He remained here until the Saints were driven from Nauvoo, when he was appointed Captain of company, many of the members remaining with the company until its arrival in the Valleys, September 15th, 1850."

"Moved to Lehi February 15th, 1851, over which place he was appointed to preside as Bishop, the duties of which he faithfully performed for 28 years, tendering his resignation, on account of old age and failing health, August 24th, 1879. He located the City of Lehi and laid it off into blocks and lots with a pocket compass, tape line and square. Was elected to the first legislature in Utah and acted for many years in connection with that body. He was Colonel of Militia, served as Major of Lehi Military District several terms, and held other responsible positions. His death occurred June 23rd, 1883, at 12:30 p.m. For several days he was not well, and on Tuesday, June 19, at 1 p.m., he received a heavy paralytic stroke which completely paralyzed his whole right side rendering him helpless and speechless, in which condition he remained until death."

"The funeral services were held in the Lehi Tabernacle at 3 p.m., Sunday June 24th, 1883. A special train was dispatched from Salt Lake City, for the benefit of his friends and acquaintances, among whom were President Woodruff, Bishop Hunter and others; also many came from Provo and adjacent settlements. The services were conducted by President Smoot and addresses were made by Bishop Hunter, President Woodruff, Bishops Hardy, Burten and others. After the services the remains were carried to the cemetary followed by a numerous procession, numbering 115 vehicles containing the relatives and friends of the deceased, this being the largest funeral cortage ever formed in Lehi."
 (bio by: Utah State Historical Society) 
 
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 Parents:
  Israel Evans (1770 - 1851)
  Abigail Alexander Evans (1782 - 1846)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Thornton Coleman (1806 - 1892)
  Edna Hinchcliff Stimpson (1828 - 1906)
  Clymenia Shaw Evans (1834 - 1920)
  Margaret Christina Holm Evans (1843 - 1898)
  Rebecca Coleman Evans (1838 - 1923)
  Mary Beck Evans (1804 - 1841)*
  Barbara Ann Ewell Evans (1821 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Eliza Jane Evans Hinckley (1827 - 1850)*
  Eliza Jane Evans Hinckley (1827 - 1850)*
  Israel Evans (1828 - 1896)*
  Henry Beck Evans (1830 - 1911)*
  Mary Ann Evans Glines (1832 - 1884)*
  Margaret Evans (1835 - 1836)*
  Arminta Evans (1838 - 1838)*
  Emma Beck Evans Coleman (1840 - 1913)*
  Martha Evans Winn (1842 - 1926)*
  Amanda Evans Edwards (1844 - 1881)*
  Abigail Evans Ellingson (1846 - 1932)*
  Joseph H. Evans (1847 - 1899)*
  Sarah Evans Hodge (1849 - 1893)*
  Barbara Ann Evans Bush (1855 - 1926)*
  Rozilla Evans Racker (1856 - 1940)*
  James Evans (1857 - 1940)*
  George Coleman Evans (1858 - 1906)*
  Edwin Thomas Evans (1860 - 1946)*
  Prime Evans (1860 - 1901)*
  Eleazer Evans (1861 - 1881)*
  Mosiah Evans (1862 - 1921)*
  John Holm Evans (1863 - 1864)*
  Sarah Coleman Evans Taylor (1864 - 1946)*
  Mary Evans Wanlass Mcaffee (1864 - 1931)*
  Margaret Christine Evans Turner (1865 - 1941)*
  Jacob Evans (1867 - 1953)*
  Jane Evans Bradshaw (1867 - 1919)*
  Emma Jane Evans Taylor (1869 - 1942)*
  Hannah Evans Anderson (1870 - 1953)*
  Rachel Evans Wing (1874 - 1962)*
  Ellen Evans Manning (1875 - 1962)*
  Clara Evans Goates (1876 - 1920)*
 
 Sibling:
  Eliza Evans Daniels (1803 - 1879)*
  David Evans (1804 - 1883)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lehi City Cemetery
Lehi
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: UK_424
 
Maintained by: Schott Family
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 95601
David Evans
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