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Frederick William Evans (1808–1893)

Evans, Frederick William [“Elder Evans”]. An American lecturer and writer; born at Bromyard or Leominster, England, June 9, 1808; removed to the United States in 1820; died in Mt. Lebanon, NY, March 6, 1893; joined the United Society of Believers (Shakers) at Mt. Lebanon, NY, in 1830. His works deal with the history and doctrines of that sect. The best known are: ‘Compendium of the Origin, History, and Doctrines of Shakers’ (1859); ‘Autobiography of a Shaker’ (1869); ‘Shaker Communism’ (1871).