|Birth: ||Apr. 21, 1844|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1881|
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 was martyred.
She was also two years old when the family was driven from their home in Nauvoo, and the next three and a half years the family lived in Nodaway County, Missouri, while making preparations to move to the West. They started their westward journey in June of 1850, she being six years old, and arrived in September of that year. The following February, her father was called to leave Salt Lake Valley and go to the location which was later named Lehi, Utah, where she spent the remainder of her life.
She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852.
On the 29th of April, 1859, Amanda married Edward William Edwards, a convert from Wales and August 3, 1861 they were sealed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the mother of eleven children. Sorrow came to her five times when she lost four babies and a son almost eight years of age. Of the six children who grew to maturity only three married: Mary Amanda married George David Robinson of American Fork, Utah; Thales Haskell married Annie Rebecca Wallis of Mt. Pleasant, Utah; and Charles married Elizabeth Dixon Bone of Lehi, The other three were William David. John Henry and Walter.
Amanda passed away March 25, 1881, age 37 at Lehi, Utah, and is buried in the Lehi Cemetery.
She is grandmother of fourteen, great grandmother of thiry-five and great great grandmother of one hundred and one (in 1969).
--Bessie Edwards Kelley, Grandaughter
David Evans (1804 - 1883)
Barbara Ann Ewell Evans (1821 - 1898)
Edward William Edwards (1831 - 1903)
John Henry Edwards (1868 - 1910)*
Charlie Edwards (1875 - 1927)*
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)*
Susannah Evans Alldredge (1850 - 1932)*
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)**
Mary Evans Wanlass Mcaffee (1864 - 1931)*
Sarah Coleman Evans Taylor (1864 - 1946)**
Margaret Christine Evans Turner (1865 - 1941)**
Jane Evans Bradshaw (1867 - 1919)**
Jacob Evans (1867 - 1953)*
Emma Jane Evans Taylor Roberts (1869 - 1942)**
Hannah Evans Anderson (1870 - 1953)**
Rachel Evans Wing (1874 - 1962)*
Ellen Evans Manning (1875 - 1962)**
Clara Evans Goates (1876 - 1920)**
Lehi City Cemetery
Maintained by: Bryan Chapman
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 95643