Priscilla Merriman Evans

May 4, 1835–November 5, 1914

1 Born at Mounton, Pembrokeshire, Wales; daughter of Ann James and Joseph Merriman. 2 Baptized, 1852. 3 Married Thomas D. Evans, 1856; twelve children. 4 Sailed from Liverpool to Boston aboard the S. Curling, 1856; migrated by handcart to the Salt Lake Valley, arriving October 1856. 5 Settled at Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory. 6 Served as secretary in the Spanish Fork Relief Society, 1857–1875. 7 Served as president and secretary of the Spanish Fork Relief Society teachers committee, circa 1877. 8 Died at Spanish Fork. 9 (See Document 2.5)


  1. [1] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (, accessed Oct. 2014); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 354/152 (1914), Priscilla Merriman Evans. Priscilla Merriman Evans, Autobiography, ca. 1907, in Emma Priscilla Evans Little, Papers, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; copy of typescript, CHL.
  2. [2] Utah death certificate, file no. 354/152
  3. [3] “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Aug. 2014), Priscilla Merriman KWJZ-4F7 .
  4. [4] “Family Tree,” database, Priscilla Merriman and Thomas David Evans KWJZ-4FW .
  5. [5] “Mormon Migration,” database, 1840–1932, Mormon Migration (, accessed Oct. 2014), Priscilla Evans; extracted from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Immigration Index CD (2000). “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (, accessed Apr. 2014), Priscilla Merriman Evans.
  6. [6] Evans, Autobiography, 48.
  7. [7] Evans, Autobiography, 52–53. Kate B. Carter, comp., Our Pioneer Heritage (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1971), 14:75–76.
  8. [8] Evans, Autobiography, qtd. in Kate B. Carter, comp., Heart Throbs of the West: A Unique Volume Treating Definite Subjects of Western History (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1948), 9:12.
  9. [9] Utah death certificate, file no. 354/152.