PIONEER SAMUEL EVANS FAMILY


 
1.  Gen. SAMUEL EVANS (son of MUSGROVE EVANS, Sr.) was born c1754.
He was of a  Quaker family.  He fought in the Revolutionary War, and according
to "American Historical Register" of February 1896, he commanded the militia
which escorted General Lafayette to Chester on his visit to the U.S. in 1824-25. 

Many of the descendants of this family are found in the will of Cadwallader,
youngest known son, who apparently left no children of his own.  This will was
filed Nov. 27, 1877 in Jefferson Co., Watertown, N. Y., Book 18, p. 185, June
24, 1877.  The will was dated June 12, 1875, town of LeRay, Jefferson Co., N.Y.   
It stated that Amos Evans, residing in Evans Mills, NY, was the only living
sibling of Cadwallader.  

Gen. Evans  died after 1820 in Jefferson County and was buried in 
Quaker Cemetery, Town of Le Ray.

He married 

NANCY CLOUGH

Children, EVANS:

+    2     i   MUSGROVE EVANS married (1) ABI BROWN; 
                                      (2) CATHERINE D. HOWE RICHARDSON

+    3    ii   NANCY EVANS married (---) WELLS

+    4   iii   CHARLES EVANS married ELIZABETH ANTHONY  

+    5    iv   MARY EVANS married JONATHAN MAULE

+    6     v   AMOS EVANS married SARAH (---)

     7    vi   LYDIA EVANS married DAVID STOUT

     8   vii   RICHARD EVANS married ELIZA

     9  viii   CADWALLADER EVANS


2.  MUSGROVE EVANS (son of SAMUEL & NANCY (CLOUGH) EVANS)
was born December 17, 1785.  In the 1820 Census, Musgrove Evans was living
at Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY.  It appears from the EVANS, AMERICANS OF
ROYAL DESCENT book that Musgrove Evans was the reason Elizabeth Crippen
and other Evans family members came to settle in Texas, specifically first to
Fayette Co., Texas.  Musgrove was a surveyor,(Wing Evans and Brown), who
first took his family to Tecumseh and Detroit, Michigan, building a grist mill 
in 1825 in Detroit., establishing the first mail and stagecoach line from 
Detroit to Chicago.  In 1831 he had obtained land grants in Texas, and after 
his wife, Abi, died in 1832, he began exploration trips to Texas, where he 
moved his 5 children in 1834.  Musgrove's son, Samuel B. Evans, was killed at 
the Alamo, whereupon Musgrove enlisted in the Texas Army April 1, 1836, fighting 
at San Jacinto. (Service Record No. 7446).   
He acquired large tracts of Texas land, and in 1839 was appointed 2nd auditor 
of the Republic.  Musgrove was mentioned as a prominent resident of Austin, Tx. 
(American Historical Register).  He died June 7, 1855, Austin, Travis Co., Texas.

He married (1) July 24, 1811

ABI BROWN who was born August 11, 1789, Bucks County, Pa.  She died
March 4, 1832, Bear Creek Valley, near Tecumseh, Mich.

Children, EVANS:

    10     i   SAMUEL BROWN EVANS

    11    ii   VINCENT LURAY EVANS married EMMA BROOKFIELD

    12   iii   HANNAH MARIA EVANS married S.G. HAYNIE

    13    iv   PAMELA EVANS d.y.

    14     v   WILLIAM M. EVANS married ANNE E. MAUL

    15    vi   CHARLES EVANS d.y.

    16   vii   GEORGE SPAFFORD EVANS married FRANCES E. MARKHAM
 
He married (2) October 1, 1840, Travis Co., TX 

CATHERINE D. HOWE RICHARDSON who died d. January 14, 1852, Austin, Texas.

Children, EVANS:

    17     i   GEORGE EVANS

    18    ii   HANNAH M. HAYNIE

3.  NANCY EVANS (daughter of SAMUEL & NANCY (CLOUGH) EVANS) 

married

(---) WELLS

Children, WELLS:

    19     i   ANGELICA (Anjie) I. WELLS married (---) HAYNES

    20    ii   ANU M. WELLS

    21   iii   SOPHIA WELLS married (---) BROWN

    22    iv   ADELAIDE WELLS married (---) SWISHER

    23     v   CLARISSA WELLS married (---) COLLINS


4.  CHARLES EVANS married ELIZABETH ANTHONY
    They had six EVANS children before he died and she married again.
    For a detailed family description, click on Elizabeth Anthony, above.

5.  MARY EVANS (daughter of SAMUEL & NANCY (CLOUGH) EVANS) was
born in 1791.  1850 Census of Fayette Co., Texas shows Jonathan Maule, age 58,
b. Pa., wife Mary, age 59, b. Pa.  and lists their children.

She married in Jefferson County, NY

JONATHAN MAULE

Children, MAULE (MALL):

    24     i   JAMES MALL

    25    ii   CALEB MALL

    26   iii   GARRYANN MAULE married (---) TUCKER

    27    iv   LYDIA MAULE married (---) KELSEY
    
    28     v   CADWALLADER MAULE


6.  AMOS EVANS (son of SAMUEL & NANCY (CLOUGH) EVANS) was born
c1796 in Pennsylvania.  He did not go to Michigan, remaining in Jefferson Co.,
NY.   

He married (1)

SARAH A. (---) who was born c1779.  She died 11 Apr 1843 and was buried in
Quaker Cemetery, Town of LeRay.

Children, EVANS:

    29     i   SARAH M. EVANS

    30    ii   CHARLES EVANS

    31   iii   SAMUEL EVANS married CELESTINE (---)

    32    iv   WILLIAM EVANS

    33     v   MARTHA EVANS

    34    vi   MARIA EVANS
    
AMOS married (2) 

MARY (---), who d. 12-7-1884, (74 yrs.), buried at Pamelia, NY.

Children, EVANS:

    35     i   JOHN EVANS

    36    ii   ELISA EVANS

    37   iii   CLARA EVANS


8.  RICHARD EVANS (son of SAMUEL & NANCY (CLOUGH) EVANS) was
born c1806.  He also remained in Jefferson Co., NY.  All of his children were
mentioned in the will of Cadwallader, dated 1877, with the exception of Thomas. 
Pamelia and Hannah (at the time of the will) were living in Lindenville, Orleans
Co., NY and Egbert and Vincent were living in Evans Mills, NY.

He married (---)

Their children  according to the 1850 census, LeRaysville, NY, Jefferson Co.,
NY, EVANS:

    38     i   THOMAS CAGE EVANS

    39    ii   EGBERT F. EVANS

    40   iii   VINCENT EVANS

    41    iv   PAMELIA EVANS

    42     v   HANNAH EVANS



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