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EVANS , ROBERT TROGWY ( 1824 - 1901 ), Congregational minister and author ;

b. in the parish of Trefeglwys , Anglesey . He was licensed to preach in 1849 , spent some time at the Bala (Congregational) College under Michael Jones ( 1787 - 1853 ) (q.v.) , and took charge of a Welsh Congregational church at Manchester , being ordained there on 12 Sept. 1853 . At the end of four years he moved to Greenfield, Flints. , where he ministered until he emigrated, in 1870 , to the United States of America . He succeeded Morris Roberts ( 1799 - 1878 ) (q.v.) as pastor of a church in Remsen , New York State , and, after eleven years, went ( 1881 ) to Oskosh , Wisconsin , to minister to another church. He published Myvyrdodydd Ieuanc , a book on temperance; Y Ddiwioleg ( Utica , 1873 ) — a very long poem; Marwnadau … Robert Everrett … a Morris Roberts ( Remsen , c. 1878 ); Y Bedydd Cristionogol . He was a keen temperance advocate and wrote some temperance poems and hymns . He d. in 1901 .

Sources:

  • The Cambrian , 1884 , 332;
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 ;
  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1902 , 271.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959