Pvt Israel Evans

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About Pvt Israel Evans

Son of David J. Evans & Mary Beck [ ] Married Matilda Ann Thomas, 1 Jan 1849, Salt Lake City, Utah

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 4

Evans, Israel, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Company B, was born Oct. 2, 1828, at Hanover, Columbiana Co., Ohio, a son of David Evans and Mary Beck. He was baptized when eight years old in Missouri, was at the Haun's Mill Massacre in Missouri Oct. 30, 1838, his mother and himself hiding in the underbrush. He enlisted as a private in Company B of the Mormon Battalion July 16, 1846, and marched overland te California. After disbanding he went to work at Sutter's Mill, where gold was discovered, worked long enough to enable him te return to Utah, and arrived in Great Salt Lake City Oct. 1, 1848. He married Matilda A. Thomas Jan. 1, 1849, settled in Lehi, Utah, filled a mission to England in 1853-1857, and on his return had charge of the Israel Evans handcart company, consisting of 31 handcarts and 134 souls. He was mayor of Lehi one term, and a member of the city council. He died May 31, 1896, in Lehi, respected by all who knew him.

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Pvt Israel Evans's Timeline

October 2, 1828
Hanoverton, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States
February 15, 1850
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
February 14, 1852
Lehi, Utah, USA
August 27, 1858
Lehi, Utah, USA
April 23, 1860
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
December 1, 1861
Lehi, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
November 1, 1863
Lehi, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
January 19, 1866
Lehi, Utah County, Utah, United States
May 25, 1868
Lehi, Utah, USA