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The LDS Historical database, includes 610 of the U.S. Mormon Battalion and numerous LDS General Authorities. It is lineage linked data by Vern Taylor Dec 2003-11. Notes and biographies added where possible. All my data is included in this file. I am unable to answer all the email, but will try to make corrections. I can't answer Ancestry.com board messages. More database info at readme

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  • ID: I187134
  • Name: William EVANS
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: EVANS
  • Suffix: U.S. Mormon Battalion
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 11582F9AD852CA499AEA36F8777DB050150C
  • Change Date: 15 SEP 2009
  • Note:

    William Evans (Parents: John and Susan) enlisted in Company B of the U.S. Mormon Battalion in 1846. He completed the march to California and re-enlisted in Company A 16 July 1847. His age at re-enlistment was 29, giving a birth year of 1818. He was struck and killed by lightning in 1858 at the age of 40. ~Vern Taylor


    Caring For the Dead -- Beaver County
    Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 20, p.139
    At the time Beaver City was settled in 1856, the president of the Relief Society and the sisters took care of the dead. They washed and laid out the women and children and called on the men to assist with male members. The sisters made the clothing for all of the dead. They usually met at one of the homes where there was a sewing machine. Sarah Woolsey was one of the main seamstresses for many years. The caskets were made by the local carpenters from native lumber. It was the custom that coffins for older people be covered with black and for the younger children they were covered with white canton flannel.

    Two years after the settlement of Beaver the cemetery site was selected and surveyed. The ten-acre plot of bench land was [p.140] in the northeast outskirts of the city, with an additional strip of land on the east side purchased for future use. For many years Beaver's cemetery was dry and barren, with graves made in mound fashion and marked by headboards or headstones of sandstone which had been obtained from the mountains east of Buckhorn. These stones were cut and lettered by a stonecutter named Milo Andrus. For many years small fences surrounded family plots to protect the graves from wandering animals. In 1880 a tall picket fence of native lumber was built around the cemetery by William Bakes and Charles Stoney. The main entrance gates were placed on the west center with turning gates on each side, also at the north and south sides of the cemetery. Formerly in these places there were steps or stiles for pedestrians to enter.

    The inscription on the headstone of the first grave in the cemetery read: "Bonfield Thimblebee, born Cambridgeshire, England, August 20, 1806; Died, January 9, 1858." Another marker shows that William Evans, who was killed by lightning, was buried in 1858. In 1872, Lieutenant William Willis, who was a member of the Mormon Battalion, was buried. His grave and that of his son had identical brown sandstone markers. Many of the monuments were the work of James Boyter and his son, H. K. Boyter. They located a marble quarry west of Frisco, Utah. The stone was brought by wagon to their shop where it was cut, polished and lettered. ?D.U.P. Files
    Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 20, p.140



    Our Pioneer Heritage lists another William Evans b. 12 Mar 1825 Liverpoot, England d. 5 Jan 1877. He emigrated on 10 May 1860.

    (several William Evans)
    LDS Vital Records/Pioneer Heritage Library from Ancestry LDS FH Suite 2 CD:
    Evans, William (Male)
    Church Ordinance Data: Evans, William (Male) Baptism Date: November 28, 1841
    Ordained Teacher Date: April 26, 1843
    Ordained Deacon
    Confirmation Date: December 5, 1841
    Comments: Evans, William (Male)William emigrated on May 10, 1860.
    He was a member of the Liverpool Branch.

    Evans, William (Male)
    Church Ordinance Data: Evans, William (Male) Ordained Priest
    Date: December 3, 1843
    Officiator: William Davies
    Ordained Elder
    Date: 1843 Officiator: William Henshaw

    Evans, William (Male)
    Birth: Evans, William (Male) Date: 1805
    Church Ordinance Data: Evans, William (Male) Baptism
    Date: November 15, 1847 Officiator: Ballan
    Comments: Evans, William (Male)William attended the Jersey, London Conference.
    He was cut off on July 29, 1848.

    Evans, William (Male)
    Birth: Evans, William (Male) Date: March 1, 1818 Place: Herefordshire, ENG
    Parents: Evans, William (Male) Father: Evans, John Mother: _______, Susan
    Church Ordinance Data: Evans, William (Male) Ordained Seventy
    Temple Ordinance Data: Evans, William (Male) Baptism Temple: Provo, Utah, UT, USA
    Endowment Date: February 6, 1846 Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
    Endowment Temple: Provo, Utah, UT, USA
    Sealed to Parents Temple: Provo, Utah, UT, USA
    Comments: Evans, William (Male)William was a private in Company C of the Mormon Battalion.
    Comments: #21. William was a member of the Nauvoo 1st Ward.
  • _TMPLT:
  • FIELD:
  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: p. 93 1
  • Birth: 1 MAR 1818 in , Herefordshire, England
  • Event: as a PVT in Company B Military 1846
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1846
  • Census: 1850
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1850 , San Diego, California
  • Note: possible William Evans trader age 34 (1816) b. England.
  • Death: 16 AUG 1858 in Beaver, Beaver, Utah
  • Burial: Beaver City Cem, Beaver, Utah



    Father: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Database of the Mormon Battalion
      Title: Carl V. Larson, compiler, Database of the Mormon Battalion (251 West SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997)est SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997.
      Name: Footnoteest SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997)
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyest SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997.
      Page: p. 93

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