Robert Everett began to preach in 1809 ; he went to the grammar school at Denbigh and in 1811 to the academy at Wrexham , where, for the greater part of the time, he was under the care of George Lewis (q.v.) who offered to make him joint principal . In 1815 he was ordained minister of Swan Lane , Denbigh . In 1823 he emigrated to the U.S.A. to take charge of the Welsh church at Utica . He achieved an honourable place among the foremost ministers in Wales ; Robert Thomas ( Ap Vychan , 1809 - 1880 , q.v.) considered him to be as impressive a preacher as Wm. Williams of Wern ( 1781 - 1840 ) (q.v.) ; he took a prominent part in the theological discussions of his time , and wrote an essay on Redemption for John Roberts ( 1767 - 1834 ) (q.v.) of Llanbryn-mair 's little book, Galwad Ddifrifol (see Cofiant John Jones, Talysarn , 447) He also published a system of Welsh short-hand and Catecism Cyntaf or Yr Addysgydd . In 1833 he moved from Utica to Winfield , leaving the latter place in 1838 to take charge of the churches at Steuben and Penmynydd ; he d. there 25 Feb. 1875 . In 1840 he started Y Cen-hadwr Americanaidd (The American Missionary ), which, as he had his own printing press , he continued to edit and publish until his death. It became a very popular and valuable monthly. He also published other monthlies such as Y Dyngarwr and Y Detholydd , but they were short-lived.
He confirmed his brother Lewis Everett at Denbigh . After having for some time been engaged in trade , Lewis also entered the ministry ; he was ordained at Llangwyfan in 1831 , remaining there until 1835 , when he left to take charge of the churches at Llanrwst , Trefriw , and Nant-y-rhiw . Here he stayed for eight years, at the end of which time he resigned because of ill health and went to live in Rhyl . Before long, however, he took charge of Ochr y Foel church, Dyserth , and kept a day school . He d. 1 April 1863 and was buried in Trelawnyd cemetery.
Reverend Richard Griffith Owen, M.A., (1890-1973), Bangor
Published date: 1959