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William Evans

1811– 1851

Born in Downington, Pennsylvania; baptized along with wife, Hannah, in Pennsylvania in 1833; sailed to California on the Brooklyn with his wife and four children in 1846; operated tailor shop in San Francisco with his wife and children; died in San Francisco from injuries suffered in a riding accident. (See “Ship Brooklyn Saints,” in Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage, 3:539–40; Bullock, Ship Brooklyn Saints, 197; “Mormons in California,” in Carter, Heart Throbs of the West, 7:401–2; GQC journal, Oct. 28, 1850.)