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Col Evan Evans

Col Evan Evans

Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Oct 1794 (aged 61–62)
Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Kemblesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Unknown - Flood of 1800 carried away many tombstones, in additon the early records were destroyed by fire.
Memorial ID 28687625 · View Source
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Evan was the son of John & Jane (Howell) Evans Jr.

He was one of six children. His siblings were:

Mary, 1724-1752, m. Evan Rice, 2 ch.
Lydia, 1726- 1745
John Jr. Hon., 1728-1783, 4 ch.
George, 1734-1818, 8 ch.
Peter, Dr. 1736-1822, 6 ch.

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

Evan & Margaret had 10 children:

George, MD, d. 1822
John, d. 1824
Meridith, d. young
Lydia, m. Robt Wilkin
Mary, d. young
Samuel, Capt, 1758-1805
Evan Rice, 1763-1811
Jane, 1765-1814, m. Thos. Henderson
Margaret, 1769-1850, m. Levi Garrett
Elizabeth, 1774-1794

Before the Revolution Evan was a Justice of the Peace and a Member of the Executive Council.

During the Revolution (1776-1777) he commanded battalion* from Chester Co, PA. Evan and his battalion fought in the battles of Trenton and Brandywine.

After the war Evan served in the Pennsylvania Assembly.

The Evans family was prominent in the early membership of this church. His parents and many other family Evans are buried in this cemetery.

Previously his marker could not be found but the photo that is supposed to be Evan's has recently been posted. (A flood in 1800 carried away many tombstones and fires destroyed church records, including grave location specifics.)

*There is one info source that Evan served in the 2nd Battalion. Another contributor contents that Evan served in the 4th Battalion. It was not unusual to see soldiers serve in one unit and then be transferred to another unit. Was Evan a member of one battalion or two?

This was 240 years ago so the important thing here is that Evan was a patriot. And, that he served as a commander of a Battalion of soldiers from Chester County that fought in key battles during the Revolutionary War.

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To the Memory of EVAN EVANS, Eſq. who was born A.D. 1732 and who died on the 22d of October 1794.

Gravesite Details Today an unmarked grave




  • Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
  • Added: 31 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28687625
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Evan Evans (1732–22 Oct 1794), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28687625, citing London Tract Baptist Cemetery, Kemblesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by The Ancestor Hunter (contributor 46853198) .