Thank you for your response.
On the 1841 census other household members listed are Ann Evans 40, Anna Evans 12, Edward
Evans 8, and Anna Morris 69.
She married a William B. MORROW (I believe in Pennsylvania and not overseas) and they
lived in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. I find her on US Census in 1860, 1870, 1880,
1900, and 1910, but have not located her on 1850. I find William MORROW with his siblings
and mother in 1850, so I don't think he was from Wales...actually his widowed mother
lists her birthplace as Ireland, but the children (including William) are all listed as
being born in Pennsylvania.
I have a subscription to
and have already paid an arm and a leg, I would have
to give up my first born for access to their overseas databases. I am not serious, but I
just don't have the funds. However, I will check at the public library. I know they
have US Ancestry, but am not sure about the international version.
I will also persue the LDS microfilm lead.
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From: "Julie Preston" <juliefpreston(a)sbcglobal.net>
Beware of details from death certificates as the person offering the
information so many years later often did not have the facts -- consider the
possibility Anna Maria's father may not have been an *Edward* EVANS nor the
mother's surname COX.
There are no marriages listed for anyone with the surname of COX in/around
Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, 1813-1837.
Both sources you provided do not include the entire household as enumerated
in the 1841 Census. It would be best to try to obtain these in their
entirety -- perhaps subscribing to Ancestry.com
or "Findmypast.com" would be
beneficial to locate all possible entries of the right age. (Note: The
1841 Census was enumerated Sunday, June 6th so, if the 12 June 1829 birth
date is correct, she could be listed as 11 or 12 years old.)
The first source you provided appears to be from the 1841 Census for
Llangynllo parish, Radnorshire, and the Ann shown is much older than your
The 2nd entry in Llanbadarn Fawr parish fits the age better. You should try
to find the entire household and also their entry 1851 Census for the same
parish, assuming she did not emigrate with her entire family -- you did not
mention whether she emigrated alone or when.
Using the details you provided, I checked the LDS online IGI at
-- searching for the christening record of
Ann/Anne/Anna EVANS ca. June 1829 in Cardiganshire and found a promising
Christening: 29 June 1829 Llanbadarnfawr, Cardigan, Wales
Father: John EVANS
Batch No. C098701
1815-1875 (Bishop's Transcripts, Parish Church of Llanbadarn Fawr)
LDS Microfilm No. 0105152
As I mentioned, you need to consider the parents' names could be wrong on
her death certificate. Also, many people in Wales were not christened with
middle names or initials and added them later, especially when emigrating.
The entry above is only a possibility but it is close in time to the birth
date you provided and occurred in the same parish as the 2nd 1841 Census
There was a probable marriage entry for a John EVANS in Llanbadarn Fawr:
Marriage: 25 May 1826, Llanbadarnfawr, Cardigan, Wales
Batch No. M098701
(Same film as listed above)
You should order this film to review at the nearest LDS family history
center and locate these entries, look for other children born to this
couple, look to eliminate this Ann as a possibility if there's a burial
recorded, etc., at the same time gathering the census information you need
for 1841 & 1851. Unfortunately, the christening record will not provide you
with an actual date of birth but most christenings took place within a few
weeks to a month of a child's birth -- of course, there were many
Did Anna Maria EVANS marry in the U.S. or prior to emigrating? If in the
U.S., was her husband also from Wales (if so, from which county?)? Have you
located her on *all* U.S. census returns and compared the information for
consistency, possible relatives living with her or in the same neighborhood,
marriage record, etc.?
Please reply back to the list so others can follow this thread and possibly
provide some assistance.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nora Avery" <cozycottage2005(a)bellsouth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:41 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Anna Maria EVANS
> Am looking for more information on Anna Maria EVANS.
> About two years ago someone sent me the following-but I don't know for
> sure if this is the one I'm looking for:
> Name: Anna Maria EVANS
> Age: 20
> Est. birth: abt 1821
> Civil parish: Llangynllo
> Hundred: Cefnllys
> County/Island: Radnorshire
> Country: Wales
> Source information: HO107/1454/13
> Registration district: Knighton
> Sub-registration district: Knighton
> ED, institution, or vessel: 6 7
> Folio: 3
> Page: 4
> And someone else sent me a page from the 1841 Wales Census-again I'm not
> sure this is my Anna EVANS:
> Anna EVANS
> 12 (born abt. 1829)
> Born: Cardiganshire, Wales
> Civil Parish: Llanbadar Fawr
> Hundred: Geneur Glynn
> County/Island: Cardiganshire
> Country: Wales
> Registration district: Aberystwith
> I do have her death certificate which lists her father as Edward EVANS,
> her mother as unknown first name, last name COX. Her birth location is
> listed as "England," but all the family has always said she was born in
> I have visited her grave in Pennsylvania and her tombstone lists her birth
> date as 12 Jun 1829 and death as 10 Apr 1911.
> Any guidance or assistance will be greatly appreciated.
> Nora Avery
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