Peter Evans & Sarah Wynns

3rd generation

Peter Evans ca 1722 – 1761 [4] | his parents
& ca 1741 Sarah Wynns 1720/25 – 1751/61 | her parents
of Bertie Co, (Hertford Co) NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Peter Evans and Sarah Wynns were married ca 1740. d aft 1779
They lived at Petty Shore in Hertford County.

Peter Evans, carpenter, was born ca 1720 in what is now Hertford Co near Petty Shore, the son of Robert Evans ca 1700 – 1745 and wife Ann Hooker.
Peter died ca 1761.

Sarah Wynns was born between 1720 and 1725 the daughter of George Wynns and wife Rose Bush.

Children of Sarah Wynns and Peter Evans: lived at Petty Shore
1. Benjamin Evans 1742 – 1826 Hertford Co
married ca 1770 Margaret [Harrell?]

Will: George Wynns 2 Feb 1750/51 proved May Ct 1751
“..being sick and weak of body.”…….
Daughter Sarah Evans (wife of Peter Evans) – two shillings and sixpence, Negro Jemmey for her lifetime and at her death to fall to Benjamin Evans son of the said Sarah and Peter Evans.
…….. Remaining personal estate to my wife Rose Wynns for her lifetime and at her death to be divided among my seven children John Wynns, Mary Sessums, Joseph Wynns, Benjamin Wynns, William Wynns, Sarah Evans and George Wynns.

F-384 Bertie Co Deed Bk; Robert Evans to Peter Evans
11 June 1742 …85 pds for 235 ac Two parcels on Petty Shoar [1] adj Nichollas Fairless, Godfrey Hooker cont 100 ac part of purchase patent granted to Thomas Pollock Jan 28 1705 [2] 135 ac on SE part of s’d plantation granted Robert Evans 3 Aug 1723. Wit: Benjamin Wynns, Will Wynns. Feb Ct 1742

On Bertie 1757 Tax list
James Evans
Joseph Evans
Thomas Evans
On Bertie 1759 Tax list by John Brickell
Peter Evans, his son Benjamin Evans and Negro Jemme 3
Bertie 1768 Tax List
Joshua Evans and Luke White
John Evans living with Joseph Blount
Hertford Co 1768-70 Murfree’s Receipts
Robert Evans 2 taxes 1768 1- 69 2 -70
Theophilus Evans 1- 69 2 – 70
William Evans 3 -68 3- 69 3- 70
Hertford Co 1779 Tax list [NCGSJ vol XX Nov 1994]
Dist 4
Cornelius Evans, 100 ac, 1 negro 50/60, 9 cattle, 40 pounds money
Robert Evans, 285 ac, 2 mares, 7 cattle 4 pounds money
Benjamin Evans, 135 ac, 2 negroes, 2 horses, 9 cattle, 10 pounds money
Dist 5
Thomas Evans 200 ac, 1 Mare
Francis Evans 100 ac, 2 Horses, 5 Cattle, 2 pounds
William Evans 250 ac, 2 Horses, 16 Cattle

Hertford Co 1784 Tax list [NCGSJ vol IX Aug 1983]
William Evans 740 acres 1 fp 5 bp Capt Jos Bridger’s Co
Thos Evans . . . Killum Baker’s land 325 ac 1fp Capt James Bacon’s Co
Francis Evans 125 ac 1 fp ”
Benj. Evans 434 ac 1 fp 2 bp Capt Nathan Harrell’s Co
Cornelius Evans 150 ac 1 fp ”
Robert Evans 260 ac 2 fp ”

Bertie Census 1787 [Capt Solomon Freeman’s dist]
Joshua Evans 1 m 21/60, 4 m under 61 or 60+, 4 females
1790 US census Hertford Co
Benjamin Evans 3 m 16+, 3 m -16, 5 f, and 5 slaves
Cornelius Evans 2 16+, 3 – 16, 2 f 3 sl
William Evans 2 16+, 1 -16, 3 f 3 sl
Thomas Evans 1 16+, 1 -16, 3 f —-
Frances Evans 2 16+, 3 -16, 5 f —-
Peter Evans 1 16+, 2 -16, 3 f —-
Robert Evans 2 16+, 2 -16, 4 f —–
William Evans 1 16+, —— 1 f 5 sl
1790 US Census Bertie Co
William Evins 1 16+ 4 -16 5 f 1 sl
Ethelrald Evins 1 16+
Joshua Evins 1 16+ 3 -16 2f
Robert Evins 1 16+ 1f

Sources: Deed Book F pg 384
William Hooker Will of 1718
George Wynns Will of 1751
William Bush Will 1716


4th generation

Benjamin Evans 1742 – 1826 | his parents
& ca 1770 Margaret [Harrell?] | her parents
of Hertford Co NC


Benjamin Evans and Margaret [thought to be Harrell] married about 1768.
Benjamin Evans is thought to be the son of Peter Evans and wife Sarah Wynns.

Some seem to think Margaret was a daughter of Thomas Parker who died in Chowan Co in 1762 with will.

Children of Benjamin Evans and Margaret Harrell:
1. Benjamin Evans Jr. 1771 – 1843 Hertford Co
married Nancy Harrell
2. Josiah Evans 1777 – 1841 will Hertford Co
3. Hezekiah Evans 1779 – aft 1790
4. Zachariah Evans 25 Nov 1781 Hertford Co – 15 Oct 1857 Chowan Co
married 8 Mar 1808 Elizabeth Cofield 27 Sept 1791 – 20 Jan 1830 age 38
married 2nd 19 Feb 1832 Margaret Fluery 1793 -Sept 1833
married 3rd 19 Dec 1833 Nancy Perry [Goodwin]13 Oct 1801 – 6 Nov 1851
5. Jeremiah Evans 1783 – 1857
married Elizabeth Jarrett
6. Celia Evans 1792 – 23 Oct 1836 Hertford Co NC
married 1813 James Sharp Scull 11 Feb 1793 – 21 Feb 1834 MS
son of Elisha Scull and wife Ann Sun Speight
a. Elisha S Scull 19 Nov 1813 – 1831 age 17
b. ?Alpha Spate Scull ca 13 Oct 1815 – 13 Oct 1815
c. Fletcher S Scull 23 July 1816 – 18 June 1860
married Frances ? ca 1827 – 1860
d. Joseph S Scull 26 March 1818 – 1888
married Ann Eliza Rayner
married 2nd Willia—
e. Ethelbert Drake Scull 3 Oct 1819 – 1897
married Mary Eliza Sharp 1832 – 21 Nov 1856
married Nannie Sharp 1835 – 1902
f. Alonzo Ashberry Scull 1 April 1822 – 20 Feb 1834
g. Starkey S Scull 31 March 1829 – 2 Nov 1829
7. Emily Evans Gates Co
married George [John] Kitrell
8. Lemuel Evans 1805 –
married Sally Porter ca 1805 – aft 1880
his family found in Zachariah’s Bible and assumed to be a brother

1790 Hertford Co NC
Benjamin Evans 3m 16+, 3m -16, 5f, 6sl
Peter Evans 1m 16+, 2m -16, 3f
Robert Evans 2m 16+, 2m -16, 4f
William Evans 1m 16+, 1f, 5sl
Frances Evans 2m 16+, 3m -16, 5f
Thomas Evans 1m 16+, 1m -16, 3f

On Bertie 1757 Tax list
James Evans
Joseph Evans
Thomas Evans
Bertie 1768 Tax List
Joshua Evans and Luke White
John Evans living with Joseph Blount
Hertford Co 1768-70 Murfree’s Receipts
Robert Evans 2 taxes 1768 1- 69 2 -70
Theophilus Evans 1- 69 2 – 70
William Evans 3 -68 3- 69 3- 70
Bertie Census 1787 [Capt Solomon Freeman’s dist]
Joshua Evans 1 m 21/60, 4 m under 21 or 60+, 4 females
1790 US census Hertford Co
Benjamin Evans 3 m 16+, 3 m -16, 5 f, and 5 slaves
Cornelius Evans 2 16+, 3 – 16, 2 f 3 sl
William Evans 2 16+, 1 -16, 3 f 3 sl
Thomas Evans 1 16+, 1 -16, 3 f —-
Frances Evans 2 16+, 3 -16, 5 f —-
Peter Evans 1 16+, 2 -16, 3 f —-
Robert Evans 2 16+, 2 -16, 4 f —–
William Evans 1 16+, —— 1 f 5 sl
1790 US Census Bertie Co
William Evins 1 16+ 4 -16 5 f 1 sl
Ethelrald Evins 1 16+
Joshua Evins 1 16+ 3 -16 2f
Robert Evins 1 16+ 1f


5th generation

Lemuel Evans 1805 – 1870/80 | his parents
Sally Porter ca 1805 – aft 1880 | her parents
of Hertford Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Lemuel Evans 1805 –
married Sally Porter ca 1805 – aft 1880
his family found in Zachariah’s Bible and assumed he was a brother

Children of Lemuel Evans and Sally Porter:
1. Turner L Evans ca 1830 –
2. Celia Evans ca 1832 –
3. Quinton D Evans ca 1834 –
4. Sally Jane Evans ca 1837 –
5. Marcus B Evans ca 1839 –
married 1868 Mary Addlin Hannah Rayner 6 Nov 1842 – 18 Jun 1869
married 2nd bef 1880 Martha
6. Frusey A Evans ca 1841 –
7. Judson B Evans 1843/5 – 24 Feb 1917 Hertford Co NC
8. Casanda Evans ca 1846 –
9. Rebecca Evans ca 1848 –
10. Mary F/T Evans ca 1852 – f

1850 Census Hertford Co NC – southern dist #87
Lemuel Evans 45 m 850 NC
Sarah Evans 45 f
Turner L Evans 20 m laborer
Celia Evans 18 f
Quinton D Evans 16 m student
Sally J Evans 13 f
Marcus B Evans 11 m
Frusa A Evans 9 f
Judson Evans 7 m
Casanda Evans 4 f
Rebecca E Evans 2 f

1860 Census Hertford Co NC 779-841
Lemuel Evans 58 m farmer 2500 10280 Hertford Co NC – deaf
Sarah Evans 58 f Bertie Co
Jane Evans 21 f Hertford Co
M B Evans 21 m ”
Frusey A Evans 18 f ”
Kasanda Evans 13 f ”
J D Evans 16 m ”
Rebecca Evans 12 f ”
M F Evans 8 f ”

1870 Census Hertford Co NC
Lemuel Evans 66 m w farmer 900 500 NC
Sarah 66 f w housewife
Judson B 24 m w laborer on farm
Mary T 15 f w housekeeper
Casanda 17 f w at home
M. B Evans 31 m w farmer 600 150 NC
Frusey A ” 25 f w housekeeper

1880 Census Hertford Co NC
M B Evans w m 41 works on farm
Martha ” w f 41 wife keeping house [NC VA Eng]
Margaret Fletcher w f 7 neice [VA VA NC]
J B Evans w m 37 works on farm
Casanda ” w f 30 sister
Sally ” w f 75 mother


5th generation

Benjamin Evans Jr. 1771 – 1843 | his parents
& Agnes Brown | her parents
& Nancy Harrell 1790 -1860 | her parents
of Hertford County NC


Benjamin Evans Jr was born 1771 and died in Jan 1843.
1830 Census Hertford Co NC
Benjamin Evans 3m -5, 1m 5/10, 1m 15/20, 1m 50/60, 1f 15/20, 1f 30/40

He and his wife Nancy Harrell had 14 children including:
also wife Agnes Brown
1. Betty Evans 1791 –
married Parker
a. Lula Purvis d. 1874
i. Lula m Wiggins – no issue
2. Celia Evans 1815 –
married Edward Shaw ca 1892 Ireland – May 1850 pneumonia -Mortality census – Merchant
Feb 1830 Hertford Co Ct – Deed of Trust from John Overton to P. Jordan Trustee for the benefit of Edward Shaw. E. Shaw on Jury Feb Ct 1830 – May 1832 – Deed from Abner Harrell to Edward Shaw ack.
a. Norman L Shaw ca 1842 – 7 July 1923 Mecklenburg
married Mary O ca 1844 –
i. Nannie E Shaw ca 1863 –
married [Mrs. Nannie Williams Sommons of Berwyn MD]
ii. Dora A Shaw ca 1872 –
married [ Mrs. Dora Dunn Pruitt of Charlotte NC]
iii. Addie M Shaw ca 1874 –
married [ Mrs C O Kuestern of Charlotte NC]
iv. Norman L Shaw ca 1876 –
married bef 1860 2nd William Downing ca 1833 –
3. Agnes [Agatha] Jane Evans 18 May 1814 NC –
rem to Noxubee Co Miss 1855
married 4 Jun 1834 Jesse Brewer 24 Mar 1816 NC –
a. Elizabeth C Brewer 25 Jan 1835 –
b. Mary Ann Brewer 23 Mar 1836 –
c. Sally Brewer
d. Martha M Brewer 27 Feb 1839 –
e. Harriet [Hattie] Jane Brewer 3 Dec 1842 NH co NC – 16 Jan 1916 TX
married 1st 21 Oct 1857 William W Carter d 4 Jun 1863 Vicksburg
married 2nd 25 Sep 1866 Rev. Edmond Bishop Eakin 5 Mar 1822 – 16 Mar 1907
ancestor of Perlie Hadi
f. Luedyer J Brewer 7 Dec 1843 –
g. Lizzie Brewer 5 Mar 1861 –
4. Noah Evans ca 1822 – aft 1850 dy [died young]
married Cyntha ca 1825 –
a. Meady Evans 1845 –
b. Pernelia A Evans 1846 –
c. Henry W Evans 1848 –
d. boy Evans 1850 –
5. James Evans d 1866
a. Wesley Evans dsp
b. Annettie L Evans
married Ward
i. Eddie Ward of Aulander NC
ii. Ada Ward
iii. Tulie C Ward
m had Richard, Robert and Lila Ward
iv. Lillie Ward Sitterson of Windsor NC
had ch: Ray, Jasper, Katherine, C B Sitterson Jr and Beacher Ward.
v. Norman A Ward of Richmond VA
had ch: Cecil Ward, Rudolph, Louise, Rufus, Earl and Edith.
vi. Willie Ward dec.
vii. Bucher Ward dec.
viii. Mamie Ward Blanchard of Woodland NC 1895 –
had ch: Irving Blanchard 1917 and Edward V Blanchard 1920
ix. Irma Ward Hoggard of Portsmouth VA 1897-
had Eileen Hoggard 1924 –
x. Katie Ward Jenkins of Aulander NC 1899 –
had William Jenkins
xi. Sarah Jane Cook
xii. Annie Hall
Ch: JT Hall, Sallie Darden
c. Jackson Evans dsp [died single person]
6. Joseph Benjamin Evans 25 June 1827 – bef 1880 census
Pvt CSA Co C 17th Reg NC Troops
married NH Co NC 1 Feb 1855 Elizabeth Baugham ca 1827 –
a. Virginia Ann Evans ca 1855 –
married Roland Jordan
married aft 1880 Junigan of Harrellsville
b. Joseph Henry Evans 25 June 1857 –
born at the old Smith place between Ahoskie and Union
married ca 1883 Maggie D Taylor May 1860 – 15 Feb 1937
i. Willie D Evans Oct 1884 –
married J L Blythe of the Christian Harbor Com.
ii. Pearl W Evans Nov 1887 –
married N S Hoggard of the Christian Harbor Com.
iii. Walter H Evans Oct 1891 – of the Christian Harbor Com.
iv. Grady P Evans of the Christian Harbor Com.
had store at Lloyd’s crossroads
v. Earnest P Evans Oct 1895 of Greeleyville SC
vi. Annie Mae Evans Dec 1897
Downing of Norfolk VA
vii. Mrs Mary Elizabeth Owen of Norfolk VA
viii. Mrs Marguerite Fox of Norfolk VA
ix. Samuel Lee Evans of Colorado

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Two clips from the Hertford County Herald
left: Joe and Maggie celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary
right: a feature article on J H Evans age 81

  1. Celia Evans ca 1858 –
    married ? Downing
    i. Celia Downing
    married Cleveland Cotton
    d. Rosa Dixie Evans 10 Dec 1862 – 2 July 1941 10 children
    married 20 Feb 1884 Abram Thomas Hill 4 Dec 1854 – 12 April 1919
    son of Augustus Hill and Martha Jenkins
    e. Roberta Evans died when 9 years bef 1880
    7. Samuel Francis Evans 12 Feb 1832 – 28 May 1914 Kelford, Bertie Co
    married 18 Oct 1855 Mary Jane Baugham 3 Jan 1833 – Feb 1904
    a. Martha Cornelia Evans ca 1656 –
    married ? Smith of Kelford NC
    b. William Council Evans of Kelford NC ca 1658 –
    married Mamie Fairless
    i. Annie Love Evans
    c. Josephine Evans Feb 1869 – single in 1900
    d. Samuel Robert Evans 19 Mar 1871 Aulander NC – 28 Dec 1955 Boise, Idaho
    married Jan 1894 Lottie Ann Parker 13 Oct 1871 Roxobel NC – 21 Mar 1937 Pocatella, Bannock ID
    dau of Jordan Parker 25 Nov 1823 – 9 Jul 1887 and wife Jarsie Charlotte Morris
    Jordan Parker son of John Parker and wife Esther ca 1805 –
    John Parker is son of Anna b. 1770 –

    i. Ervin Etherage Evans
    ii. Gradie Speight Evans 18 Dec 1896 –
    i ii. Myrtice Evans
    mother of Bob & Steven Benzley
    e. Jane Evans Feb 1873 – living with her parents 1900 census
    married ca 1889 John F Parker Dec 1867 –
    i. Willie Parker Dec 1890 –
    ii. Maggie Parker June 1893 –
    iii. Norfleet F Parker Jan 1896 –
    iv. Council J Parker Aug 1897 –
  2. John Wesley Evans 5 Feb 1812 Hertford co NC – 6 Jan 1886 Ennis TX
    rem to Noxubee Co Miss. bef 1855
    married Lowndes Co Miss 16 Mar 1848 Cordelia G Bell 5 Feb 1830 NC – 26 May 1906
    daughter of Abner Bell III and Francis W
    both buried in Myrtle Cemetery Ennis TX
    a. Fannie A E Evans ca 1849 Miss – aft 1910
    married 8 Oct 1884 S B Ellis d bef 1810
    b. William D Evans ca 1851 Miss –
    c. John Wesley Evans Jr ca 1853 Miss – d Waco TX
    married Minnie ca 1864 TX –
    d. C B Evans f ca 1855 Miss –
    e. Abner Norman Evans 2 Nov 1857 Miss – 19 Dec 1931 Ft Worth TX
    f. G L Evans m ca 1859 –
    g. Rufus Bell Evans ca 1866 Miss –
    h. Franklin Josiah Evans ca 1869 TX –
    i. Mary Evans ca 1874 TX – aft 1954 Corpus Christi TX
    married Oscar B Carver ca 1875 TX – ca 1935
1880 census Roxobel Bertie Co
Household #1
Jordan Parker w m 57 farmer married
Jarsa Parker w f 50 wife keeping house married
Mary F Parker w f 20 dau works on farm
Willie J Parker w m 18 son works on farm
James J Parker w m 17 son works on farm
Thomas A ” w m 11 son works on farm
Lottie A ” w f 7 dau
Luther W ” w m 3 son1870 Census Roxobel Bertie Co
161 —
Parker Jordan 48 w m farmer 100 value of personal estate
Jarsey 39 w f keeping house
Mary 10 w f at home
Wiley 8 w m at home
James 6 w m at home
Frank 3 w m at home
Asa 3/12 w m at home1860 Census ?

1850 Census Bertie Co 770
Parker, Jordan 26 m laborer
Esther 45 f
Anna 80 f
Isaac 13 m
Nancy 11 f

Information about these folks supplied by Perlie descendant of Agnes Jane Evans Brewer.


5th generation?

Josiah Evans 1771 – 1841 | his parents
of Hertford Co


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


1820 Census Hertford
Frances Evans 3 m 0/10, 1 10/16, 1 45+, 1 f 10/15, 1 16/25, 1 26/45
1830 Census Hertford Co NC
Josiah Evans 1m 15/20, 1m 20/30, 1m 30/40, 1m 50/60, 1f 10/15, 1f 15/20
Frances Evans 1m 5/10, 2m 10/15, 1m 15/20, 1m 40/50, 1f 15/20 1f 30/40
1840 Census Hertford Co NC
Frances Evans 1 15/20, 1 50/60, 1f 20/30, 1 50/60

Will of Josiah Evans recorded 1841 in Book A p 147, Hertford Co Winton NC
In the name of God Amen, I, Josiah Evans being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God for the same, tho rather weak and Indesposed, do this 25th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand, Eight Hundred & forty make and publish this my last will and testament, In manner and form following, that is to say.
First, I give and bequeath unto John Harrell the Sum of fifty cents.
Second, I give and bequeath unto my blood children, Martha Manual, Francis Evans, Winborn Evans, Emily Evans & the lawful begotten Heirs of my daughter Mary Harrell dec’d, formerly the wife of the said John Harrell all the residue of my Estate both real and personal, that is after all my Just debts should be paid, and Equal division should be made the said Heirs of said Daughter Mary receiving the one fifth part of said Estate.
Lastly, I hereby make and obdain my friend Abner Harrell and my beloved son Francis Evans, Executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Josiah Evans hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year above written.
Signed, Sealed in the presence of us,
Zephannah Askew JOSIAH EVANS SEAL
Johnson L Pierce

Court of Please and Quarters; Session February Term 1841

The within Last Will and Testament of Josiah Evans dec’d was exhibited in open court at this Term for probation and through due exercution thereof proved by the oath of Zaphannah Askew one of the subscribing witnesses thereof & ordered to be Recorded. At te same time Abner Harrell and Francis Evans Executors thereon appointed appeared in Open Court & was duly qualhified as Such prayed and obtained order for Getting Testamonial thereon.

From the will of Josiah Evans 1771 – 1841 of Hertford Co we learn he had these children:
1. Mary Evans dec bef 25 Nov 1840
married bef 25 Nov 1840 John Harrell
2. Martha Evans
married bef Nov 25 1840 Manual [Morris]
3. Francis K Evans ca 1819 –
married Elizabeth ca 1820 –
a. William W Evans 1842 –
b. Thomas Evans 1844 –
c. Caroline Evans 1848 –
4. Winborn Evans ca 1822 –
drawn for jury duty 1843
5. Emily [Emma] Evans
married a Marshall
a. John E Marshall

1830 Census Hertford Co NC
Josiah Evans 1m 15/20, 1m 20/30, 1m 30/40, 1m 50/60, 1f 10/15, 1f 15/20

Evans listed near Francis Evans in 1850 Hertford Co NC
a. Lemuel Evans ca 1805 –
b. Freeman Evans ca 1807 –
c. Starkey R Evans ca 1812 –
d. Francis K Evans ca 1818 –
e. David P Evans ca 1822 –


5th generation

Rev. Zachariah Evans 1781 – 1857 | his parents
& 1808 Elizabeth Cofield 1791 – 1830 | her parents
& 1832 Margaret Fluery 1793 -1833 | her parents
& 1833 Nancy Perry [Goodwin]1801 – 1851 | her parents
of Hertford Co and Chowan Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


 

from paper by Anna Griffin McCoy who notes that all the names and dates are taken
from the Zachariah Evan’s Bible [1824 pub] then is possession of Mrs J G White of Tyner, NC –
[she willed it to Mary Griffin Goldsborough 1958]

Zachariah Evans, born 25 Nov 1781, was the son of Benjamin and Margaret Evans of Hertford Co. NC. He died 15 Oct 1857 age 76 in Chowan Co and is buried in the Evans’ Cemetery. He was an “itinerant Methodist preacher” who settled in Chowan Co about 12 miles from Edenton and named his new home “Prospect Lawn.” He founded Evans Methodist Episcopal Church near his home. [for many years included in Virginia District]
He married 8 Mar 1808 Elizabeth Cofield 27 Sept 1791 – 20 Jan 1830 age 38
She was the daughter of Jeremiah Coffield and wife Sarah Banks.

Children of Zachariah Evans and Elizabeth Cofield:
1. Susanna Evans 13 Mar 1809 – 1883
married Chowan 15 Dec 1825 Edmund Brinkley
[Mr. Brinkley lived in the home as family tutor for the Evans children]
their children: Miles, Mary Susan, William T, Martha Jane, Sarah, Annie, Rose Anna and Albert Brinkley.
2. Margaret Evans 25 Sept 1810 – 16 Mar 1832
married Chowan 24 May 1827 Richard Jordan
a. Mary J Jordan bapt 1836
married Hunter
a. Tom Hunter
b. Mary Hunter
c. Jordan Hunter
d. William Hunter
3. Thomas L. Evans 19 Feb 1812 – Jan 1874
married 3 Nov 1833 Mary [Polly] Goodwin ca 1805 – aft 1850 no issue
in 1850 Jacob Goodwin b ca 1841 lived with Thomas and Mary.
married Chowan 3 Nov 1859 Anne Small [Esther Anne Goodwin]
a. Thomas Lee Evans 18 April 1863 – 8 Feb 1928 7 ch
married 18 April 1892 Mattie Speight
a. Mary Thomas Evans 1894 m J H AS Asbell
b. Wessie Evans m Clyde Privott,

Anna Griffin McCoy wrote “I remember the real “Sunday Dinners” and watermelons in the Tom Evans’ home when we spent the summer at the Evans’ Place during the canning season. There were two young boys, but old enough to hitch a house to a cart to carry the cousins for a ride. As the house and barns were quite a distance from the main road, the drive down to the gate and back several times was a full morning’s fun. The little girls were allowed to take turns holding the reins. They also had a Billy Goat and little cart– that wasn’t so much fun, because the goat ran too fast and went where he wanted to go. Of course THAT brought many laughs from the boys.”
4. Edwin Evans 14 Jan 1814 – 2 dau
married Chowan 18 Oct 1835 Mary Elizabeth Parker ca 1820 –
1. Sarah Millie [Puss] Evans
married 13 May 1868 Thomas A Harrell
2. Emma Evans 1843 –
married —- Perry
5. Zachariah Evans Jr. 2 July 1816 – 1857
?married 18 Mar 1829 Elizabeth Jordan
married Chowan 1 Jan 1850 Penelope Goodwin 1806 –
bondsman – Jeremiah Evans

6. Mary Elizabeth Evans 12 Nov 1820 -7 July 1866 Chowan Co
married 10 Jan 1841 Harvey Perry Goodwin Aug 1819 – ? Chowan Co
[step-brother] next from the Bible of Harvey Perry Goodwin
1. John Edward Goodwin
married Emily Ann Speight of Gates/Perqui
7. Josiah Evans 25 April 1823 –
married 26 Jan 1847 Martha Perry
married 7 Sept 1848 Levenia Newborne 1829 –
1. Frances Evans 1849 – m Powell
8. Jeremiah Evans 7 Jan 1825 –
married Chowan 17 March 1853 Agethy Ann Trotman
1. Anne Evans m Richardson Bunch
a. Emily Bunch m 1st Jackson and 2nd Parish
9. John Wesley Evans 12 Mar 1828 -16 Aug 1839 age 11

Zachariah Evans married 2nd 19 Feb 1832
Margaret Fluery 1793 -Sept 1833
1. Martha Eliza Evans 23 June 1833 – dy

Zachariah Evans married 3rd 19 Dec 1833
Nancy Perry 13 Oct 1801 – 6 Nov 1851
She was the daughter of Lawrence Perry and Mary Rogerson and the widow of George Goodwin whom she had married in 1816 and they had had three children Richard, Harvey Perry, and Miles Goodwin, who lived with their step-father Evans.

Children of Zachariah Evans and Nancy Perry:
1. George Benson Evans 29 Nov 1834 – 11 July 1838 age 4 years
2. James Henry Evans 12 April 1836 – 1 Sept 1836 age 5 mo
3. Benjamin Lawrence Evans 19 April 1838 – 9 May 1906 age 68
married 23 Feb 1858 Clarissa Coffield 17 Oct 1835 – 17 Oct 1897
1. Esther Alberta [Roberta] [Bertie] Evans 21 June 1868 – 21 Jan 1925 Norfolk VA
married 19 Oct 1890 William Joseph Griffin
2. Zachariah Winborne Evans
married Etta Hudgins
married 2nd Beatrice “Bebe” Wilson
3. Celia Evans
married Asa Evans
4. Mary Susannah Evans
married Hugh Winslow
5. Laura Willie Evans “the invalid”
6. Margaret [Maggie] Lee Evans no issue
married 1st Joseph Churchill
married 2nd Joseph White
4. Celeyanna Amelia Evans 10 Sept 1841 – Sept 1845 age 4 years

Children of Nancy Perry and George Goodwin:
1. Richard Goodwin
2. Harvey Perry Goodwin Aug 1819 – ? Chowan Co
married 10 Jan 1841 Mary Elizabeth Evans 12 Nov 1820 -7 July 1866 Chowan Co
children see above
3. Miles Goodwin


5th generation

Jeremiah Evans 1783 – 1857 | his parents
Elizabeth Jarrett | her parents


from a paper by Edna Evans Bell, 1968 “My Birthplace and My Home”


Children of Jeremiah Evans and Elizabeth Jarrett
1. Asa Evans of Hertford Co NC 1815 –
married Martha ca 1810 –
1. Martha J Evans ca 1838 –
2. Mary A Evans ca 1840 –
2. James Anderson Evans ca 1818 – 1865 Harrellsville, Hertford Co
married 1843 Harriet B Pierce ca 1826 – 1870
1. John Westley Evans 1845 – 1923 – rem to Roanoke Island 1873
was in the Confederate Army
married 1871 Rosa Brinkley d 1898
a. Helen Evans dsp
b. Charles Graham Evans
married Jesse Marvin Quinby
c. Eva Evans married Hocutt
d. Ruth Evans married N B Dozier
2. Elisha Hunter Evans 1850 – 1907 Petersburg VA
married Bettie Walton
a. Cowles Evans m. div. rem.
b. Anne Evans m. George Meredith
c. Rosa Evans m. Huron C Moore – no issue
3. James Albert Evans 1852 – 1928 – rem to Roanoke Island much later
married 1st Carrie d 1899
a. James Albert Evans Jr. [went to sea]
b. Anne Evans m. E N Anketell
married 2nd 1901 Mabel Spencer
a. Albert Evans Jr
b. Marrin Evans
c. Ivey Evans
d. Carrie Carter Evans m James Vannote of NJ
e. John Watson Evans
4. Asa Evans 1857 – ? lived in Tranquil House – Roanoke Island 1873
married 1885 Celia Evans
a. John Cowles Evans m Mary Mann
b. Benjamin Evans dy sp
c. Bonnie Bel Evans dsp
d. Henry Evans m Nellie Jones
e. Charles Rhodes Evans m Evelyn Mann
5. Richard Evans 1860 – ? – rem to Roanoke Island 1882
married in Tyner NC Feb 1888 Delra Augusta Coffield
a. Mabel Augusta Evans m as 2nd wife Onslow J Jones – no issue
[ O J did have Doris by his 1st wife Mary]
b. Dennis Ethelbert Evans [ had polio 1897]
c. Langston Evans [died of Appendicitis while in the Navy]
d. Alton Cowles Evans 1892 – m Isabel
e. Richard Carroll Evans 1894 –
f. Alma Raper Evans 1896 – 1897
g. Edna Coffield Evans 1899 – 1989 m Edgar Bell
[School Supt. for Dare Co NC – she wrote, directed film for NC Schools in 1920 re Lost Colony]


2nd generation

Robert Evans ca 1700 – 1745 | his parents
& by 1716 Ann Lane ca 1700 – aft 1745 | her parents
of Bertie Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


 

I think this Robert Evans was the son of the Robert Evans who died in Bertie Precinct ca 1727.

Ann Lane was the daughter of Christopher Lane and wife Christina. Need to look further to find if she is wife of Robert II or Robert III

Now – there is a record in 1727 of a Robert Evans’s estate sale in Bertie Co by his adm. Ann. Seems there were two Robert Evans with wives named Ann – one who died in 1727 in Bertie Co [prob born ca 1675] and the other died in 1745 in Bertie County.
There is a record of a Robert Evans buying at an estate sale in 1728.

Estate of Robert Evans
Inventory 27 May 1745 by Anne [A] Evans, admrx. Account of sale Aug 1745.
Division of estate Feb 1746 between the widow Ann Evans and the children of the decd, namely Mary Verlin, Peter Evans, Rebecca Harrell, Anne Evans, Sarah Evans, Elizabeth Evans, Margrett Evans and Robert Evans.

Children of Robert Evans and Ann Lane:
1. Mary Evans
married Verlin
2. Peter Evans ca 1720 – 1761 Hertford Co
married Sarah Wynns 1720/25 – 1751/61
3. Rebecca Evans
married Thomas Harrell d 1763
4. Anne Evans
5. Sarah Evans
6. Elizabeth Evans
7. Margarett Evans
8. Robert Evans d ?1795 Perqui. Co
married ca 1733 Ann

On Bertie 1757 Tax list
James Evans
Joseph Evans
Thomas Evans
Bertie 1768 Tax List
Joshua Evans and Luke White
John Evans living with Joseph Blount
Hertford Co 1768-70 Murfree’s Receipts
Robert Evans 2 taxes 1768 1- 69 2 -70
Theophilus Evans 1- 69 2 – 70
William Evans 3 -68 3- 69 3- 70
Bertie Census 1787 [Capt Solomon Freeman’s dist]
Joshua Evans 1 m 21/60, 4 m under 61 or 60+, 4 females
1790 US census Hertford Co
Benjamin Evans 3 m 16+, 3 m -16, 5 f, and 5 slaves
Cornelius Evans 2 16+, 3 – 16, 2 f 3 sl
William Evans 2 16+, 1 -16, 3 f 3 sl
Thomas Evans 1 16+, 1 -16, 3 f —-
Frances Evans 2 16+, 3 -16, 5 f —-
Peter Evans 1 16+, 2 -16, 3 f —-
Robert Evans 2 16+, 2 -16, 4 f —–
William Evans 1 16+, —— 1 f 5 sl
1790 US Census Bertie Co
William Evins 1 16+ 4 -16 5 f 1 sl
Ethelrald Evins 1 16+
Joshua Evins 1 16+ 3 -16 2f
Robert Evins 1 16+ 1f


1st generation

Robert Evans ca 1670 – 1727 | his parents
& by 1716 Ann Hooker ca 16xx – aft 1727 | her parents
of Bertie Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


 

Robert Evans was the son of Peter Evans 1650 – 1718 and wife Elizabeth.
Peter was born in England and died in NC.

Chowan Co Deed Bk B#1 – p93 – Peter Evens of Chowan Prect. in NC to Robert Evens of ye same Collony 19 Apr 1715 for the love, good will and affection I bear my son 235 acres more or less on the south side of Chowan river at Petty Shore, joining Collo. Thomas Pollock and the River Pososin part of a survey formerly purchased [1706] of William Early Wit: Thomas West, William Mixon Reg. 25 June 1715.

Ann Hooker was the daughter of William Hooker d 1717 Chowan Co.

20 July 1715 Chowan Prect. At a court at the house of Henry King
Tredle Keef and John Mainer being attached of a Breach of the trust reposed in him by the Publick, it is ordered that the Marshall take ye sd. Keef and Mainer into Custody until they give bond to appear at ye Next Generall Court and that Robert Evans of Petty Shore and Thomas Brown and James Rutland be Summoned Evidences on behalf of our Soverign Lord the King.
[Deed Book B#1 Chowan Co, NC –abstract by Hofmann]

Now – there is a record in 1727 of a Robert Evans’s estate sale in Bertie Co by his adm. Ann. Seems there were two Robert Evans with wives named Ann – one who died in 1727 in Bertie Co [prob born ca 1675] and the other died in 1745 in Bertie County. There is a record of a Robert Evans buying at an estate sale in 1728

Children of Robert Evans and Ann Hooker:
1. Robert Evans ca 1710 – 1745 Bertie Co NC


0 generation

Peter Evans 1650 – 1718 | his parents
& Elizabeth ? | her parents
of England and Chowan [Bertie] Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Peter Evans was born in England and died in NC.

Chowan Co Deed Bk B#1 – p93 – Peter Evens of Chowan Prect. in NC to Robert Evens of ye same Collony 19 Apr 1715 for the love, good will and affection I bear my son 235 acres more or less on the south side of Chowan river at Petty Shore, joining Collo. Thomas Pollock and the River Pososin part of a survey formerly purchased [1706] of William Early Wit: Thomas West, William Mixon Reg. 25 June 1715.


0 generation

William Hooker 16?? – 1717 | his parents
& Anne Cooke 16?? – bef 1717 | her parents
of Chowan [Bertie] Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Will of William Hooker, Chowan, 8 Jan 1716/17 – Oct Ct 1717
Eldest son William Jr; son Godfrey, son-in-law Samuel Sizemore, grandson William Lewis, daughter Ann Evans, daughter Bridgett, son William EX. Test: William Crawford, Francis Brown.

Will of William Hooker, Bertie. 20 Oct 1756 – Jan Ct 1757
Sons John, William, James, Stephen and Nathan, daughters Ann, wife of Jacob Lassiter, and Sarah Hooker, daughter Sarah Hooker EX. Test: William Wynns, James Wynns, Benjamin Baker Sr and Jr.

Will of Godfrey Hooker, Bertie. 2 Apr 1729 –
Sons Benjamin and Symon, daughter Elisabeth, wife Elisabeth and Robert Evans EXS.
Test: Robert Evans, John Morris

Estate of William Hooker Inventory 1757 by Nicholas Askew, exr.

Estate of Benjamin Hooker Inventory 3 May 1774 by David Valentine, Joseph Green and Ann[A] Hooker, exrs.


Meady [Meedy] Evans 1770/80 – 1843 | his parents
& 1804 Celia Outlaw [White]
| her parents
of Bertie County NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
from the files of James H Hollomon and posted here at his request


 

Meady [x] Evans and Celia Outlaw [White] were married 27 Jan 1804 in Bertie County.
Josiah [x] Harrell was bondsman.

Meady Evans died in 1843 leaving a will.

Children of Meady Evans and Celia Outlaw White:
1. Rachel Evans 1806 –
married James Thompson 1806 –
a. Luretha Thompson
married Jacob Eason Hollomon
2. Noah Evans ca 1822 –
married Cyntha ca 1825 –
a. Meady Evans ca 1845 –
b. Pernelia Evans ca 1846 –
c. Henry W Evans ca 1848 –
d. baby boy Evans ca 1850 –
3. Aaron Evans
4. Jeremiah Evans
5. George Evans
6. Freeman Evans
7. Mary Evans
8. Sally Evans
source: Mrs. J D Elliott via Jimmy Hollomon

1790 Census Bertie Co NC
William Evans 1m 16+, 4m -16, 5f 1 sl
Ethelred Evans 1m 16+
Joshua Evans 1m 16+, 3m -16, 2f
Robert Evans 1m 16+, 1f

1790 Hertford Co NC
Benjamin Evans 3m 16+, 3m -16, 5f, 6sl
Peter Evans 1m 16+, 2m -16, 3f
Robert Evans 2m 16+, 2m -16, 4f
William Evans 1m 16+, 1f, 5sl
Frances Evans 2m 16+, 3m -16, 5f
Thomas Evans 1m 16+, 1m -16, 3f

1800 Hertford Co NC
Absalom Evans 1m -10, 1m 16/25, 1f 16/25
Benjamin Evans Jr 1m 16/25, 1f -10, 1f 16/25, 1sl
Josiah Evans 1m -10, 1m 10/15, 2m 16/25, 1f -10, 1f 10/15, 1f 45+, 2sl
Peter Evans 1m -10, 2m 10/15, 1m 26/45, 1f -10, 1f 26/45
William Evans 1m 16/25, 1m 26/45, 1f 26/45, 3sl
Winey Evans 1m -10, 1f 26/45,
Eden Evans 1m -10, 1m 26/45, 1f 26/45
William Evans sen. 1m -10, 1m 16/25, 1m 45+, 1f -10, 2f 26/45, 1f 45+, 4sl
Thomas Evans 2m -10, 1m 26/45, 3f -10, 1f 10/15, 1f 26/45
Francis Evans 1m 10/15, 1m 16/25, 1m 45+, 3f -10, 1f 10/15, 1f 16/25, 1f 26/45

1800 Bertie Co [42]
Cornelius Evans 2m -10, 2m 10/15, 1m 16/25, 1m 26/45,
William Evans 1m -10, 2m 10/15, 2m 16/25,
Mede Evans 2m -10, 1m 26/45,

1810 Hertford Co
Absalom Evans 1m -10, 1m 10/15, 1m 26/45, 1f -10, 1f 26/45
Ben Evans 1m -10, 1m 26/45, 1f -10, 2f 15/25, 1 26/45, 1f 45+
Josiah Evans 2m -10, 1m 16/25, 1m 26/45, 2f -10, 1f 26/45
Wm Evans 2m 10/15, 1m 26/45, 1f -10, 1f 26/45
Eden Evans 1m -10, 1m 10/15, 1m 26/45, 1 f 10/15, 1f 45+
Francis Evans
Francis Evans
Jeremiah Evans

1810 Bertie Co
Fred Evans 1m 10/15, 1m 26/45, 1f 26/45
Wm Evans 3m 16/25, 1m 45+, 1f 10/15,
Jno Evans 1m -10, 1m 26/45, 1f 26/45,
Media Evans 2m -10, 1m 10/15, 1m 26/45, 2f -10, 1f 16/25, 1f 26/45, 2sl
Joshua Evans 1m -10, 1m 26/45, 1f 16/25

1830 Census Bertie Co NC
Meady Evans 1m 5/10, 1m 10/15, 1m 15/20, 1m 20/30, 1m 50/60, 1 f 10/15, 1f 15/20, 1 f 40/50
James S Evans 1m 40/50, 2f -5, 1f 5/10, 1f 50/60
Elizabeth Evans 1m 5/10, 1m 10/15, 1f 15/20, 1 f 40/50
John Evans 1m 5/10, 1m 10/15, 1m 20/30, 1m 40/50, 1f -5, 1f 10/15, 1f 15/20, 1f 30/40

1830 Census Hertford Co NC
Josiah Evans 1m 15/20, 1m 20/30, 1m 30/40, 1m 50/60, 1f 10/15, 1f 15/20
Frances Evans 1m 5/10, 2m 10/15, 1m 15/20, 1m 40/50, 1f 15/20 1f 30/40
Lemuel Evans 1m -5, 1m 20/30, 1f 20/30
George Evans 1m 20/30, 3f -5, 1f 20/30
Benjamin Evans 3m -5, 1m 5/10, 1m 15/20, 1m 50/60, 1f 15/20, 1f 30/40

1850 Census Bertie Co
John Evans 26, laborer NC, Julia 22 NC
Jonas Evans 31, laborer NC, Delila 31, Aaron J 8, Sarah M 5, Thaddeus 2
David D Evans 21, laborer NC, Sarah F 18
Starkey Evans 27 farmer 530 real NC
James Evans 49 farmer 160 real; Mary 48, Charles 20, Emma E 10,
Henderson 8, Yancy 4, William J 4/12
Mary Evans 56 117 real; Mary 32
James S Evans 64 farmer 640 real, Nancy 47, Caroline 17, Adline 15,
Elizabeth 14, Josifine 12, Cena P 11
Zero B Evans 29 none Maryland; Eliza 23 NC, William J. 2 Missouri
living in household of Elisha Hoggard 67 farmer 750 real, Winafred 65, Harriet 41 “insane”

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