Evan Jones, Sr

Evan Jones, Sr

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 11 May 1813 (aged 73)
Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 71218914 · View Source
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Evan Jones worked for a New York City "mercantile house;" he had contacts in Spanish Louisiana and British West Florida, during the 1760s and 1770s. After the Revolutionary War, the Confederation Congress appointed him as American consul to the Spanish colonial government in New Orleans. The Spanish in turn appointed him as commandant of the Bayou LaFourche district.

Jones was granted some land, and he purchased additional tracts. Eventually, he went in to the sugar cultivation and production business and established Evan Hall Plantation on his acquired lands.

After the Louisiana Purchase, Jones resigned from an appointed seat on the Orleans Territorial Council. In 1804, he was named President of the Louisiana Bank.

Evan Jones married Marie P. Verret in Ascension Parish, and the couple had seven children.

~ Biography contributed by Sandi H. (48466302) November 2014, based upon an excerpt from the 2002 book 'The Louisiana Purchase: A Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia,' by Rodriguez. ~


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  • Created by: Diona Dickerson
  • Added: 12 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71218914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evan Jones, Sr (17 Aug 1739–11 May 1813), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71218914, citing Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Diona Dickerson (contributor 46857758) .