Although it is not certain that he was born in Wales - some authorities say that he was a son of the Rev. William Evans, Pencader, Carmarthenshire, who emigrated to America - he deserves notice as one of the earliest Welsh authors in America. At least three books by him were published, (a) A Help for parents and Heads of families … by David Evans, a Labourer in the Gospel at Tredyffren in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, B. Franklin, 1732); (b) The Minister of Christ and his Flock … (Philadelphia, B. Franklin, 1732); and (c) Law and Gospel, or Man wholly ruined by the Law and Recovered only by the Gospel. Being the Substance of some Sermons preached at Tredyffren in Pennsylvania … 1734 and again at Piles-Grove in New Jersey in … 1742 (Philadelphia, B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1748). He ministered to the church of Pencader, Pennsylvania, for seven years.
Published date: 2001
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