Ann Everal was a native of Wales and came to the United States with her husband John. They settled just West of Newcomerstown in what became known as Everal or Coal Port. The couple faced many challenges over their lives and managed to prosper while raising their children. The farm land they owned sat along the Ohio and Erie Canal where opportunities abound.

Ann Evans Everal was the matriarch of the Everal family and like many frontier women, was instrumental in success of her family. She was a godly and praying woman who faced many daily challenges as she worked to improve conditions for her family. She was the daughter of Isaac Evans the founder of nearby Evansburg.

Alice Hoover will portray Ann Evans Everal. Mrs. Hoover portrays over 30 individual women of history.

If you’ve visited Roscoe Village during a festival or event, chances are you’ve seen Alice Hoover walking through the village in canal-era clothing - a strolling historian, she calls herself, portraying one of several key figures of the village’s past. But Hoover began doing character reenactments even before she moved to Coshocton in 1988. She began with women in the Bible, and, over the years, has transformed herself into literally hundreds of characters before a wide range of audiences, including schools, festivals, retirement homes, veterans’ groups, libraries and more. Her characters bring history to life.

Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers and $14 at the door. The event will be held at 2 p.m. June 9 at the Everal Chapel, 60417 Everals Church Road, Newcomerstown. Tickets can be obtained by calling 740-498-5636. You can also reserve your tickets by mailing a check made payable to HP Dakin, 23803 Oxford Twp. Rd 252b, Newcomerstown, Ohio, 43832. Limited tickets available.