A native of Cil-y-cwm, Carmarthenshire. He travelled considerably in both North and South Wales and in some places suffered persecution. His temperament was genial, but he could thunder forth on occasion. ' John Evan of Killy-comb ' is mentioned in the will of Morgan Rhys, the hymn-writer, 1779. William Williams of Pant-y-celyn wrote a short elegy upon him according to which he was buried at Cil-y-cwm in March 1784 - the diarist William Thomas says he was 'about 47.' A collection was made for his wife and children at the Llangeitho Association, 1785.
One of his sons was John Evans of Llandovery, and later of Llandilo, a dry and quarrelsome preacher who, before he died, joined the Church of England.
Published date: 1959
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