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EVANS , CADWALADR ( 1664 - 1745 ), Pennsylvanian Welsh Quaker ;

b. at Fron-goch in the parish of Llanfor, Mer. He joined the Society of Friends , emigrated to Gwynedd , Pennsylvania , in 1698 , and was accepted into the ministry of the Friends . He d. in 1745 , aged 81. Cadwaladr Evans was great-great-grandfather of Abraham Lincoln .

Sources:

  • Browning , Welsh settlement of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, 1912 ;
  • T. A. Glenn , Merion in the Welsh Tract with sketches of the townships of Haverford and Radnor : historical and genealogical collections concerning the Welsh barony in the province of Pennsylvania, settled by the Cymric Quakers in 1682 , 1896 and Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania , Oxford, 1911-13 ;
  • J. Bowden , The history of the Society of Friends in America , 1850; Vol. II, 1854 , ii, 267;
  • A Collection of Memorials concerning Divers deceased Ministers…of the People called Quakers in Pennsylvania , 1788 .

Author:

Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959