EVANS, John, 1689-1756

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'''John Evans''' (1689 - September 23, 1756) was a Welsh-American Friend and minister from Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.
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==Vitals==
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* '''Name:''' John Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' John Evans<br/ >
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* '''Birth date:''' 1689<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 1689<br/ >
* '''Place of birth:''' Wales<br/ >
* '''Place of birth:''' Wales<br/ >
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* '''Nationality:''' <br/ >
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* '''Nationality:''' Wales, US<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Merion Eleanor (m., 1715)<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Eleanor (m. 1715)<br/ >
* '''Children:''' <br/ >
* '''Children:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
* '''Branch:''' <br/ >
* '''Branch:''' <br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
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* '''Death date:''' <br/ >
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* '''Death date:''' 23 September 23 1756<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' <br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' Gwynedd, Pennsylvania<br/ >
* '''Works by:'''  
* '''Works by:'''  
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==Biography==
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===Personal===
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John Evans was born in Denbigshire, Wales, the son of Cadwalader Evans. In 1698, he came with his family to the 'Welsh Tract' of Pennsylvania.  In 1715, he married at Eleanor Ellis (1685-1765), daughter of Rowland Ellis, at Merion. John Evans died in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1756.  He is said to have, forseeing his approaching death, uttered, "Friends, I have but an inch of time to treat with you."  Near his death he felt low and dejected, but finally could exclaim, "I am easy! I am easy!"
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Born in Wales, son of Cadwalader Evans. When young he came with his family to the 'Welsh Tract' of Pennsylvania, in 1698. In 1715 he married at Merion Eleanor (1685-1765) daughter of Rowland Ellis. He
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===Ministry===
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became a celebrated minister among Friends, and died at Gwynedd, Pa. 9mo. 23 1756. ('Merion in the Welsh Tract.' T.A. Glenn.)<br>
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In 1712, John Evans became a minister and was credited with a clear and engaging manner in speaking. In this capacity, he visited most of the northern colonies. In 1740, he visited Friends North and East. In 1755, he visited subordinate meetings in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and signed an epistle to Friends from the Y. Mtg.
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==References and Notes==
Note in 'The Journal of John Woolman', 1922 p.591<br>
Note in 'The Journal of John Woolman', 1922 p.591<br>
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b. Denbighshire, Wales. Came to Gwynedd.<br>
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==Sources==
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1712 (1720?), minister. Had a clear and engageing manner in speaking.<br>
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* Glenn, T.A. Merion in the Welsh Tract<br>
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m. Eleanor (or Ellen) Ellis [see Evans, Ellen (Ellis), 1685-1765].<br>
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* Piety Promoted, llth part, p. 403.<br>
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Visited in most of the northern colonies, and several times through Pa. 1740, visited Friends north and east.  1755, visited subordinate meetings in Phila. Y. Mtg. 1755, signed epistle to Friends from the Y. Mtg.<br>
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* The Friend (Phila.) 31:284, 293.<br>
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Foresaw his approaching death, and said, "Friends, I have but an inch of time to treat with you." Near his death he felt low and dejected, but finally could exclaim, "I am easy! I am easy!"<br>
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* Comly, Friends Misc., 3:374.<br>
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* Churchman, An account of the gospel labours, l780.<br>
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Piety Promoted, llth part, p. 403.<br>
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* Phila. Y. Mtg., Col. of memorials, 1787, p. 175.
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The Friend (Phila.) 31:284, 293.<br>
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Comly, Friends Misc., 3:374.<br>
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[[Category:Ministers]]
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Churchman, An account of the gospel labours, l780.<br>
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Phila. Y. Mtg., Col. of memorials, 1787, p. 175.
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Revision as of 19:07, 4 June 2007

John Evans (1689 - September 23, 1756) was a Welsh-American Friend and minister from Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.

Contents

Vitals

  • Name: John Evans
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 1689
  • Place of birth: Wales
  • Nationality: Wales, US
  • Spouse(s): Eleanor (m. 1715)
  • Children:
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 23 September 23 1756
  • Place of death: Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
  • Works by:

Biography

Personal

John Evans was born in Denbigshire, Wales, the son of Cadwalader Evans. In 1698, he came with his family to the 'Welsh Tract' of Pennsylvania. In 1715, he married at Eleanor Ellis (1685-1765), daughter of Rowland Ellis, at Merion. John Evans died in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1756. He is said to have, forseeing his approaching death, uttered, "Friends, I have but an inch of time to treat with you." Near his death he felt low and dejected, but finally could exclaim, "I am easy! I am easy!"

Ministry

In 1712, John Evans became a minister and was credited with a clear and engaging manner in speaking. In this capacity, he visited most of the northern colonies. In 1740, he visited Friends North and East. In 1755, he visited subordinate meetings in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and signed an epistle to Friends from the Y. Mtg.

References and Notes

Note in 'The Journal of John Woolman', 1922 p.591

Sources

  • Glenn, T.A. Merion in the Welsh Tract
  • Piety Promoted, llth part, p. 403.
  • The Friend (Phila.) 31:284, 293.
  • Comly, Friends Misc., 3:374.
  • Churchman, An account of the gospel labours, l780.
  • Phila. Y. Mtg., Col. of memorials, 1787, p. 175.
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