EVANS, Robert, 1657-1738
From Quaker Dictionary
Robert Evans (1657 - March, 1738) was a Welsh-American convinced Friend, minister and early settler of Gwynedd Pennsylvania.
|Place of birth: Llandderfel, Merionethshire, Wales|
|Nationality: Wales, US|
|Spouse(s): Ellin Griffith (m. 1717), Ruth Richards (m. 1729)|
|Death date: March 1738|
|Place of death: Gwynedd, Pennsylvania|
Robert Evans, son of Evan ap Evan, was born in Llandderfel, Merionetshire, Wales in 1657. Originally a member of the Church of England, Evans attended Friends meetings in Wales and became a convinced Friend after settling in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania in 1698. He later became a Quaker minister. He died in Gwynnedd in March of 1738. His funeral was attended by Thomas Chalkley.
- The Friend (Phila.) 29:396. John Smith's ms., 1:655.