Sarah Mathias Evans Bake

Sarah Mathias was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales on January 9, 1824, the daughter of Daniel and Rachael Mathias. In about 1837, Daniel left for America. The rest of the family followed in 1839, when Sarah was 15 years old. They arrived in New York on September 5, 1839.


The family eventually settled near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, Sarah met David Evans, a shoemaker, who was also born in Wales. They were married on January 31, 1843. Sarah was 19 years old.

David and Sarah had four children: Anne, Daniel, Rachael and Sarah. David and Rachael died of cholera in September 1849. (Accounts differ on this. Some say that Rachael died as an infant in 1847.)

In 1851, Sarah married Henry Bake. They eventually had six more children. Sarah and Henry joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1856. They and their family traveled west in 1861.

After arriving in Salt Lake City, the family moved to Goshen, then Cache Valley and then to Bear Lake. They settled in Bloomington, Idaho, being among the first settlers there.


Sarah died on March 2, 1868. She was 44 years old.

The connection between Mom and Sarah is as follows: Lucile Brimley –  Lola Samantha Nelson – Heber Christian Nelson – Anne Josephine Evans – Sarah Mathias Evans Bake



2 thoughts on “Sarah Mathias Evans Bake

  1. Not that the complicated lives of some of our ancestors could be laid to your blame. Thank you for writing about them.

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