Anna Evans is on the 1850 and 1860 US Census in Paris,
In 1850 the family consists of
David W Evans b1797 Farmer
There is one other
There is no sign of them in the 1840 US census or 1841
UK census. Nonetheless there is a possible marriage
for David and Frances which is 22 FEB 1823 David Evans
to Frances Lewis (widow) at St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
given eldest known child is 1825..
Hope this is of some help
--- Joe Orfant <orfant(a)comcast.net> wrote:
I recently acquired through PERSI (Periodical Source
Index), an article on the Welsh Cemetery in Palmyra,
Ohio; it was originally published in "Ohio Records
and Pioneer Families" in 1985 but the actual
recording appears to have been done in 1970. It's
more of a list than an actual index and includes
about 400 names as taken from monuments. The
earliest burials seem to date from the 1840s. This
cemetery served the Welsh Curches of Palymra and
adjoining Paris, which are in Portage County which
is in the Western Reserve of Ohio in the northeast
corner of the state, below Cleveland.
Welsh Farmers appear to have arrived in the 1830s
following Yankee farmers from New England. There
seems to be an later influx of Welsh coal miners in
the 1870s (when my own family settled there for a
decade.) The Paris and Palmyra communities are part
of an arc of Welsh settlement that extends eastward
into Western Pennsylania. Nearby Alliance and
Canton, Ohio also had substantial Welsh communities.
Pritchards are among the earliest burials in the
graveyard which is otherwise dominated by Jones,
Davis, Williams, Hughes Phillips, Hopkins,
Griffiths, Morgan, Roberts, Harris and Lewis.
The information is sparse, mostly names and death
dates and ages; there seem to be very few monumental
inscriptions since the recorders only noted two ,
one merely identified as "some in Welsh," and this
one which might be of interest to someone on this
Evans, Anna - d/o D. & F.N.
gr. dau. of J & S
Erewaddon (?)Nanbrbeligen(?) Pembrokeshire
b. S. Wales, d in Cleveland
This grave appears to be bracketed by two other
likely related Evans burials:
Rosa A. Evans 1862 age 12
Matilda Evans, 1848 age 2
Dau of N. & Frances
In the local geography of Palmyra are the following
villages: Davis, Lloyd,Yale, Diamond and Pritchard,
and roads: Jones Road, Williams Road, Griffith
Road, John Thomas Road, Yale Road. Diamond is the
location of the post office and former railroad
depot and appears to have been the mining community.
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