|Birth: ||1761, Ireland|
South Carolina, USA
Born in Larne or Dublin, Ireland in 1761, son of Ezekiel and Jane Robinson Evans who landed in Charleston in Feb. 1767 (one ref. indicates 1774) aboard the ship Irish Volunteer. Married 1784 Rose Kyle. Served in Capt. Andrew Pickens' company, Fifth Regiment, South Carolina Continentals, James being a scout under Gen. Greene and Gen. Pulaski. DAR marked their graves in 1912.
A memoir dated April 30, 1850, written by his son Samuel Robinson Evans, described the Revolutionary War service of his father, James Evans (DAR #A037546), and his grandfather, Ezekiel Evans (DAR #A037517). It was in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Augusta Evans Inge, of Corinth, Mississippi, who joined the Daughters of the American Revolution on this lineage. Mrs. Inge was the wife of Col. William Murphy Inge, speaker of the Mississippi House. Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston stayed in their home prior to the Battle of Corinth and it was also to their home that the general's body was carried and laid out after the Battle of Shiloh. Mrs. Inge was Honorary President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and "Poet Laureate" of the Sons of the Confederacy.
"On June 11, 1776, James enlisted, at age 15. in Capt. Picken's Co., 5th S.C. Regiment along with his father. Served throughout the war. James was at the siege of Savannah, Cowpens and Eutaw Springs."
DAR lineage books, Vol 38, 57, 74 & 90 on.
DAR Patriot Index - 1966 p. 224 Evans, James: b 1761 d. after 1802 Pvt. SC.
"History of the Evans Family & Particularly of the Exploits of James Evans During the Rev. War", written by Samuel Robinson Evans, (son of James), in 1850 and now in possession of Sarah Martha Evans.
Certificate of Service in Rev. War, by Sec. of State of SC.
DAR Lineage Book , Vol. 57, Page 249
Ezekiel Evans (1737 - 1806)
Jane Robinson Evans
Rose Kyle Evans (1760 - ____)
Sarah Evans Russell (____ - 1885)*
Samuel Robinson Evans (1794 - 1874)*
Robert Evans (1797 - 1857)*
Elizabeth Betsy Evans Wier (1809 - 1863)*
James Evans (1761 - 1822)
Mary Polly Evans Thacker (1772 - 1863)*
Born 1761 or 1767?
Upper Long Cane Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Ray
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42816839
Vickie Oates Woods
Added: May. 4, 2012
Revolutionary War Veteran. You Fought For Our Freedom Before We Had A Country To Fight For. Thank You. May You Rest In Peace.|
Added: Mar. 3, 2012
A true Patriot --- Rest In Peace.|
Added: Jan. 6, 2010