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Thomas Evans

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Morgantown, Monongalia, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Evans and Margaret Evans
Husband of Catherine C. Evans
Father of Margaret Peggy Hammond; Thomas Evans; Susan Hamman; Richard Evans; Richard W Evans and 10 others

Occupation: Farmer, Ferry owner & operator
Managed by: Austin Worthington
Last Updated:

About Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans (1737-1808) was a pioneer of present-day West Virginia. He settled first near Stewarttown Union District and is listed among the twelve charter members of the Forks of Cheat Baptist Church. Thomas operated a ferry at the mouth of Decker’s Creek and served as a Private in the 13th VA Regiment, Virginia Troops, in the Revolutionary War.

The June 9, 1808 will of Thomas Evans was produced in Court for the September 1808 Term in Monongalia County, and proven by oath of John Morgan. Thomas, a resident of Morgantown, willed that all his property, both real and personal, should remain in the possession of my "dearly beloved and lawful wife Katherine Evans, during her widowhood, and in case she shall ever marry after my death, then she shall be entitled to her right Dower, according to the acts of the General Assembly in such cases made and provided; and balance to be divided amongst my children . . ." From this will, we get the names of his children.

Five of his children were living in Floyd Co., KY in the early 1800s. In 1814 the inheritance of their father's land in four counties of Virginia by three of these children - John, Evan & Caty - was sold for $3,000 to their brother, Richard. This netted a substantial $1,000 per child and infers that his total estate was worth much more than $10,000. The spouses of the parties were also named, including the husband of Caty, Samuel May#.

John, Evan, Richard and Thomas (Jr.) Evans were all living in Floyd County, as recorded in the 1810 U.S. census. All of them except Thomas moved to Greenup and Carter counties before 1830. Both Richard and Thomas served terms as Sheriff - Collector of the Levies -of Floyd Co. Thomas was listed in the Floyd Co. census as late as 1830, while Caty remained in Prestonsburg until 1849.

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Thomas Evans's Timeline

December 9, 1737
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Age 31
Monongalia, VA
July 21, 1777
- August 13, 1777
Age 39
Captain Montague's Company
May 18, 1778
Age 40
Captain Montague's Company
April 20, 1779
Age 41
Captain Montague's Company
Age 42
Morgantown, Monongalia, VA
Age 46
Fairfax, VA
Age 46
Morgantown, Monongalia, VA
Age 48
Monongalia, Virginia, United States