Evidence from emigration and church records proves that David and Elizabeth Evans traveled to Utah in 1851 or 1852. They sailed to America in 1850, arriving in New Orleans 23 Dec. 1850. The first documentation to place them in Utah is a church record placing them in Utah in December 1852. Further research is needed to determine the year they came to Utah and the name of the company they traveled with.
His death date is confirmed by his obituary.