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Evan Evans

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Llandderfel, Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: May 26, 1747 (62-63)
Gwynedd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Evans and Ann Mary Evans
Husband of Elizabeth Evans
Father of Edward Evans; Jane Evans; Jonathan David Evans; Abraham Evans; Barbara Bell and 4 others
Brother of Hugh Evans; Jane Jones (Evans); Lowry Siddon; Sarah EVANS; Robert Evans and 2 others

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About Evan Evans

More About EVAN EVANS:

Religion: Preacher amongst Friends. See H.M. Jenkins, chapter 10.

Residence: Lived by the mill on the Wissahickon (owned in 1884 by Henry Mumbower, and still standing in 2002 at the corner of Swedesford Rd. and Township Line Rd. in Upper Gwynedd township, where it is a museum, currently being renovated).

Will: May 03, 1747, Written (proved Aug 3 1747): He leaves bequests to his sons Abraham, Jonathan, Musgrave, David and Daniel and to his dau. Barbara. He mentions his wife's uncle, Jonathan Cockshaw. He appoints his wife Elizabeth and son Jonathan his executors, with authority to sell the farm he lives on, about 200 acres. He appoints his brother, Owen Evans, his cousin, Thomas Evans, jr. (son of Owen), and William Foulke, trustees for his children.

Children of EVAN EVANS and ELIZABETH MUSGRAVE are:

43. i. JONATHAN14 EVANS, b. Abt. 1714, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; d. February 03, 1795, Philadelphia PA.

44. ii. ABRAHAM EVANS.

iii. DANIEL EVANS, b. Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; m. ELIZABETH RITTENHOUSE, April 14, 1763, Plymouth twp., in Public Meeting.

More About DANIEL EVANS:

Occupation: Blacksmith

iv. BARBARA EVANS, m. ISAIAH BELL.

45. v. MUSGRAVE EVANS, d. 1769.

46. vi. DAVID EVANS, b. Abt. 1733, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; d. 1817, Of Spruce St., Philadelphia PA.

vii. HANNAH EVANS, d. 1720.

viii. WILLIAM EVANS, d. 1745.

ix. HANNAH EVANS, d. 1745.


Evan Evans Wales>PA Ancestors Posted by: Jeff Parry Date: October 25, 1998 at 11:11:39

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I am looking for information on Evan Evans who came from Wales to PA. I am trying to figure out if he is the Evan Evans that was the Episcopal missionary at St. Davids Church in PA.

Any help on Evan Evans ancestore, dates whatever, would be appreciated. Here is what I have for 4 generations from Evan Evans.

1. Evan1 Evans. He married Elizabeth.

Child of Evan Evans and Elizabeth is: 2. i. John2 Evans.

Generation No. 2

2. John2 Evans (Evan1). He married Ellen.

Notes for John Evans: of Gwynedd

Child of John Evans and Ellen is: 3. i. Margaret3 Evans, b. May 29, 1719; d. December 29, 1758.

Generation No. 3

3. Margaret3 Evans (John2, Evan1) was born May 29, 1719, and died December 29, 1758. She married (1) Samuel Nixon September 1741 in Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, son of William Nixon and Mary. She married (2) William Hicks 1751, son of George Hicks and Sarah.

Notes for Samuel Nixon: Alternate date for Samuel's birth is 11-30-1715. (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 392)

"...accompanied his parents to Pennsylvania in his eighth year. He died...nearly a year before his father. By the will of the latter his wife was given the use of the 143 acres of land on which the family lived until her son Samuel should become of age, when it was to pass to the son." (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 392)

Notes for William Hicks: "He was a farmer having purchased a farm on 129 acres of Wlater McCoole November 5, 1771, on which he resided until 1794. He died...leaving a will which mentions his five sons and four daughters." (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 271-272)

Child of Margaret Evans and Samuel Nixon is: 4. i. Samuel4 Nixon, b. December 11, 1743, Milford Township, Bucks, PA; d. July 01, 1798.

Children of Margaret Evans and William Hicks are: ii. Mary4 Hicks, b. December 21, 1751; m. Reimner. iii. Abigail Hicks, b. April 21, 1756; m. (1) Nathan Dalby; m. (2) Enoch Walton.

Generation No. 4

4. Samuel4 Nixon (Margaret3 Evans, John2, Evan1) was born December 11, 1743 in Milford Township, Bucks, PA, and died July 01, 1798. He married Susanna Roberts May 11, 1769, daughter of Abel Roberts and Gainor Morris.

Notes for Samuel Nixon: "He inherited his grandfather's farm in Milford and lived thereon." (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 393)

Children of Samuel Nixon and Susanna Roberts are: i. Margaret5 Nixon, b. February 25, 1770; m. Shipley Lester. ii. Sarah Nixon, b. August 26, 1771; m. Evan Foulke. iii. William Nixon, b. April 29, 1775, Milford Township; m. Martha Roberts, January 02, 1800, Richland Monthly Meeting, Richland, PA, US.

Notes for William Nixon: "He inherited from his grandfather Abel Roberts a farm of 70 acres in Richland, and purchased additional land of his brother Abel, on which he lived until 1 mo., 1812, when he removed with his family to Charlestown Township, Chester County, taking a certificate from Richland to Uwchlan Monthly Meeting. He married at Richland Monthly Meeting...Five children were born to them in Richland and four more in Chester County. These children are mentioned in the will of their grandfather Edward Roberts, of Charlestown Township, Chester County, in 1823, he having removed to Chester County about one year previous to the removal of his sons-in-law, William and Samuel Nixon." (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 393)

iv. Hannah Nixon, b. January 27, 1777; m. Israel Lancaster. v. Mary Nixon, b. January 25, 1779, Richland, PA, US; d. May 20, 1869, Horsham, Pennsylvania; m. Isaac Parry, December 06, 1810, Richland Monthly Meeting, Richland, PA, US.

Notes for Isaac Parry: "Isaac Parry inherited the old homestead and lived his whole life thereon. He married, first, Sarah Hopkins by whom he had three children." (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 394)

More About Isaac Parry: Certificate: February 26, 1802, gct Horsham Monthly Meeting

vi. Tacy Nixon, b. May 15, 1781; d. May 19, 1872; m. (1) Isaac Burson; m. (2) Shoemaker. vii. Abel Nixon, b. April 13, 1783; d. Bef. 1846.

Notes for Abel Nixon: Never married. A carriage maker in Richland. (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 393)

viii. Samuel Nixon, b. December 27, 1785, Milford; m. (1) Barbara; m. (2) Peninah Roberts, Abt. 1809, Richland.

Notes for Samuel Nixon: "...studied medicine and practiced for a short time in Richland, before his removal in 1813 to Charlestown Township, Chester County, where he continued to practice...He married, second, Barbara ___ , who in 1846 joined him in a deed for the land in Richland of which his brother Abel had died seized." (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 394)

ix. Beulah Nixon, b. January 01, 1790; m. Patterson. x. Abigail Nixon, b. March 19, 1792, Richland; d. Bef. January 03, 1846; m. Vickers.

Notes for Abigail Nixon: "...January 3, 1846, when her children joined with other heirs of Abel Nixon in the conveyance of real estate of which Abel had died seized." (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 395)

Thanks

   A genealogy is given for Enos, son of William and Gwen Lewis, on the William John web page.

Esther Lewis, 1727-3-30 was appointed to the clearness committee and marriage oversight for the marriage of Jonathan Worrall and Mary Taylor at Gwynedd Meeting House. Esther Lewis, list of children is below with husband Richard. She left a will...

   ESTER LEWIS, Montgomery, Co. of Philadelphia. June 19, 1758. April 15, 1760. L.424.
   Child: Edward. Daughter-in-Law: Hannah Lewis.
   Sister: Elizabeth [perhaps the wife of Evan Evans, resided Hilltown, Bucks and later resided in Tredyffrin, Chester Co., PA, or perhaps Elizabeth (Musgrave) Evans who married Evan Evans of Gwynedd township. One of these Evan Evans is identified as a brother in law in the will of Richard Lewis].
   Grandchildren: Merian and Ester Lewis, Isechar, Levi, Miriam and Hannah Evans. Cousin: Elizabeth Evans.
   Friends: Elizabeth and Henry Grammer, Elizabeth [daughter of Isaac Jones].
   Overseers: Isaac Jones, Benjamin Davids, John Williams.
   Exec: Edward, Merian and Ester Lewis.
   Wit: Jonathan Evans, Jane Roberts, Edwd. Roberts.
   Note on grandchildren in this will:
       1) Miram and Esther Lewis are the names of daughters of Esther's son Thomas and his wife Hannah (Morgan) Lewis.
       2) Isacchar, Levi and Hannah are names of children found in the will of Jonathan Evans of Tredyffrin township. This Jonathan left a will: Jonathan EVANS, Tredyffrin. September 26, 1799: March 22, 1803. Directs Executors to collect money due on an indenture dated December 6, 1786 between self and son Issachar Evans, now deceased. To daughter Leah Evans £200. To daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Evans £200. Remainder of estate real and personal, to said daughter Leah Evans. Executor: Friend, Daniel Cornog. Test signed E Wits.: David Wilson, John Philips, John G. Bull.
       However, there are already two sets of grandparents for the children of this Jonathan and one is Evan Evans (m. Elizabeth, perhaps the sister of Esther, who had lived in Hilltown twp., Bucks but removed to Tredyffrin) who left a will also naming these grandchildren: Evan EVANS, Tredyfrin. Chester Co. Yeoman. April 9, 1771. February 3, 1773. Children: Robert, Jonathan. Grandchildren: Elizabeth, Levi, Isaker, Hannah, Leah and Jonathan Evans. Exec.: Jonathan Evans. Wit: John Wilson, Joshua Evans, Lewis Gronow. Philadelphia will book P.356.
       The other set of grandparents for the children of Jonathan Evans are the parents of his wife Mary -- Jenkin and Alice (Morgan) Evans of Montgomery township: Will abstract of Jenkins EVANS,Montgomery Co. of Phila. Yeoman. March 24, 1770. November 1, 1770. Wife: Jane. Children: Elizabeth, Rachel, Mary, Sarah, Ellison, Jenkin, Walter. Grandchildren: Levi, Issacar and Hannah Evans, Jemima. Execs.: Jane and Jenkin Evans. Wit: Peter Evans, Isaac Humphrey, Evan Jones. Philadelphia will book P.10.
       This leaves a bit of a mix-up and perhaps the will abstract transcriber of Esther's neglected to mention that some of the grandchildren were actually the grandchildren of Esther's sister Elizabeth. Very puzzling.
       The "un-grandchild" with the distinctive name Issachar Evans died in Philadelphia and left a will in 1790: Issacher EVANS. City of Phila. Merchant. March 17, 1790. March 31, 1790. U.460. Wife: Sarah. Children: Robert, Issacher, Sarah. Exec: Jenkins Evans, Joshua Evans, Sarah Evans. Wit: John Morrison, Jonathan Gostelowe, Mary (her mark) Paschall.

http://www.gwyneddmeeting.org/history/lewis.html

EVAN EVANS (THOMAS3, EVAN AP2 EVAN, IEVAN KNOWN AS EVAN ROBERT1 LEWIS) was born Abt. 1684 in Wales, and died July 26, 1747 in Gwynedd, Philadelphia Co., PA. He married ELIZABETH MUSGRAVE September 13, 1713 in Haverford meeting, Chester Co., PA, daughter of THOMAS MUSGRAVE and HANNAH COCKSHAW. She was born Abt. 1690 in of Halifax, Yorkshire England.

   H.M. Jenkins (1897):
   He was a preacher among Friends, and a memorial of him by Gwynedd (1787) is in the next paragraph. He lived by the present mill (still standing at the corner of Swedesford Rd. and Township Line Rd.) on the Wissahickon, now (1884) belonging to Henry Mumbower. His will, dated 5th mo. 3, 1747 was proved 3 Aug of that year. He leaves bequests to his sons Abraham, Jonathan, Musgrave, David and Daniel, and his dau. Barbara. He mentions his wife's uncle, Jonathan Cockshaw. He appoints his wife Elizabeth and sons Jonathan as his executors, with authority to sell the farm he lives on, about 200 acres. He appoints his brother, Owen Evans, his cousin, Thomas Evans jr. (son of Owen), and William Foulke, trustees for his children.
   "Returning to our notice of Evan Evans, we find him mentioned by John Churchman as a "grave and solid Friend." Gwynedd Monthly Meeting's memorial speaks of him strongly. One or two passages have already been cited. It says "he was favored with an excellent gift in the ministry, which he exercised in solemn dread and reverence. **** Besides his travels through many of the colonies, he also frequently visited the several counties in this province, and more particularly many of the adjacent meetings in their infancy; wherein his unwearied labours of love tended much to their comfort, growth, and establishment in the truth. " The memorial alludes to his usefulness in the administration of the Society's discipline, and to his consistency of conduct in private life; it adds that "he was abroad in the service of truth when attacked with his last illness; and as the disorder was slow and tedious, he attended several meetings in the fore part thereof, " etc. He was about 63 years old when he died, --July 24th, 1747."
   At Mumbower's, there was a saw and fulling-mill set up about 1744. In that year Evan Evans conveyed 29 acres to his son Abraham Evans, including a strip 2 perches wide and 98 long, "for the purpose of digging a race to lead the water to a saw and fulling mill."
   In Evan Evan's inventory, 1747: "A servant man's time, 2 yrs, 10 pounds." [indentured servants]
   From the Internet: Thomas Musgrave, of Halifax, Yorkshire, England purchased land in Chester Co., PA in 1698. He died 1700, leaving wife Hannah; children Thomas, Abraham, Elizabeth, William. His widow, 1701 married David Price. His brother in law Jonathan Cockshaw was to see to the division of land among his 4 children who are named in the will..Of the children of Thomas and Hannah, Elizabeth married 1713, Evan Evans, son of Thomas Evan of Gwynnedd; William married, in 1721, Barbara Bevan, daughter of Evan, of Merion; Abraham married, in 1714, Gainor Jones, daughter of Wm. of Gwynnedd. On 7 mo., 3, 1713. Excerpt from the marriage certificate of Evan and Elizabeth: Evan Evans, yeoman, son of Thos. Evans of Gwynnedd. - and Elizabeth Musgrave, dau. of Thos. Musgrave, dec'd, of Yorkshire, Great Britain, at Haverford. Witnesses, Thomas, Robert, Hugh, Owen, Robert and Owen Evans... from http://musgravemanor.homestead.com/2004/9291.html & http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cockshottlist&id=I12892.

http://www.gwyneddmeeting.org/history/evans4.htm

http://www.gwyneddmeeting.org/history/evans4.htm Children of EVAN EVANS and ELIZABETH MUSGRAVE are:

98. i. JONATHAN EVANS, b. May 15, 1714, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; d. February 03, 1795, Philadelphia PA.

ii. WILLIAM EVANS, b. May 12, 1716; d. 1745.

iii. HANNAH EVANS, b. 1719; d. 1745.

99. iv. ABRAHAM EVANS, b. July 08, 1721, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA.

v. BARBARA EVANS, b. Abt. 1723; m. ISAIAH BELL.

100. vi. MUSGRAVE EVANS, b. Abt. 1725, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1769.

vii. DANIEL EVANS, b. Abt. 1731, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; m. ELIZABETH RITTENHOUSE, April 14, 1763, Plymouth twp., in Public Meeting, under care of Gwynedd MM; b. Bef. 1749.

   Notes for DANIEL EVANS: Blacksmith
   Notes for ELIZABETH RITTENHOUSE: Sister of the astonomical instrument builder David Rittenhouse.

101. viii. DAVID EVANS, b. Abt. 1733, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; d. 1817, H. Jenkins says "Of Spruce St., Philadelphia PA".

ix. HANNAH EVANS, b. Abt. 1735.


Evan Evans Married Elizabeth Musgrave July 3, 1713, Philadelphia

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Evan Evans's Timeline

1681
March 12, 1681
Dullingham, Cambridge, England
1684
1684
Llandderfel, Wales
1714
May 15, 1714
Gwynedd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1721
July 8, 1721
Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1723
1723
Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1725
1725
Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1725
Pennsylvania
1730
1730
Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1747
May 26, 1747
Age 63
Gwynedd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States