About Jemima Applegate
- Birth: Jan. 2, 1766, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
- Death: Jan. 7, 1844. Russellville, Brown County,Ohio, USA
"Edward Evans lived near Devore's Ferry on the Monongahela River. There he married Jemima Applegate, daughter of William Applegate, recently located there from the state of New Jersey. The wedding was a grand affair for the time and 100 persons sat down to the dinner." (A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time by Nelson W Evans & Emmons B Stivers)
Jemima and Edward were the parents of 13 children:
- Mary (1785-1864), married James Work
- William (1787 - 1873) born 23 Jan 1787, married. Mary Patton
- Robert/abt 1790
- Joseph/2 Apr 1796
- James Edward/
"Edward Evans was born in Pennsylvania in 1760, and was married to Miss Jemima Applegate, who was also born in Pennsylvania. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, and was with Gen Washington at Germantown in 1777, and within hearing distance of the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, but being sick was not permitted to engage in it. Mr Evans came to Ohio about 1800 and settled on a farm of 109 acres in the southern part of the township, now occupied by Hugh Evans, a descendant of Edward.
Their children were 13 in number: Elijah, William, Joseph, Robert, John, Hugh, James, Mary, Sarah, Isabel, Elizabeth, Rachel and Margaret." (History of Brown County, Ohio, by W H Beers & Co)
"She (Jemima) had four sisters, all of whom married. Two of their husbands were Revolutionary soldiers, John Dye and Robert Wright, and they two and Edward Evans used often to sit together and recount their experiences in the Revolutionary War. Each had served in different places during the war, one at sea and two on land."
(A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time by Nelson W Evans & Emmons B Stivers)