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Evan Evans

Birthplace: Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Kemblesville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Evans, Jr. and Jane Evans
Husband of Margaret Nevins
Father of Samuel Evans; George Evans and John Evans

Managed by: Faustine Darsey
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About Col. Evan Evans

Evan Evans

  • Birth: Circa 1732 - White Clay Creek, Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Death: Circa 1794
  • Parents: John Evans, Jane Howell
  • Wife: Margaret Nivin

During the Revolution he commanded the 2d Battalion of Chester Co, PA. Evan and his battalion fought in the battles of Trenton and Brandywine.

After the war Evan served in the Pennsylvania Assembly.


In 1755 Evan married Margaret Nivin. She was the daughter of William & Jennet Nivin.

Evan & Margaret had 10 children:

  1. George, MD, d. 1822
  2. John, d. 1824
  3. Meridith, d. young
  4. Lydia, m. Robt Wilkin
  5. Mary, d. young
  6. Samuel, Capt, 1758-1805
  7. Evan Rice, 1763-1811
  8. Jane, 1765-1814, m. Thos. Henderson
  9. Margaret, 1769-1850, m. Levi Garrett
  10. Elizabeth, 1774-1794


  1. DAR Ancestor #: A037501
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 28687625
  3. History of Chester County, Pennsylvania: With Genealogical and Biographical Sketches (Google eBook) John Smith Futhey, Gilbert Cope Unigraphic, 1881 - Chester County (Pa.) - 935 pages. Page 539
  4. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1 (Google eBook) Gilbert Cope, Henry Graham Ashmead. Higginson Book Company, 1904 - Chester County (Pa.). Page 295
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Col. Evan Evans's Timeline

February 11, 1728
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Age 27
Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
July 4, 1758
Age 30
Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 32
April 17, 1798
Age 70
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 69
Kemblesville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States