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John Alexander Bevan

2 April 1851–13 February 1925

John Alexander Bevan was born on 4 February 1851 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to James Bevan and Mary Shields. His family migrated to Utah Territory in 1852, and he married Letitia Kelsey in 1876. He served as a county assessor and commissioner in Tooele, Utah, as well as a precinct justice and city justice. He served twice as a missionary in the Southern States Mission and was a patriarch at the time of his death. He died on 13 February 1925.[1]

  1. [1] “John Alexander Bevan,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 422; John Alexander Bevan Sr., pioneer travel record, 27 Sept. 1852, Pioneer Database, 1847–1868,; “John Alexander Bevan,” Missionary Database, accessed 30 Oct. 2020,; “John Alexander Bevan Sr.,” FamilySearch (Person ID: KWD6-T9H), accessed 30 Oct. 2020,