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Edward Evans

Male Abt 1667 - 1767  (~ 100 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edward Evans was born about 1667 (son of John Evans and Eleanor); died in Nov 1767 in Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    He was a cooper. "Called a centenarian at death, the newspapers said he perfectly remembered the revolution against Gov. Andros which occurred in the last yr. of his apprenticeship in Boston." [Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, citation details below]

    According to his Wikitree page, the newspaper account mentioned above was in the Portsmouth New Hampshire Gazette, week of 20 Nov 1767, page 3, column 2.

    In 1730 he and his wife Dorcas sold the estate of "our father Simon Bussell" in Wells. In 1737 he and Dorcas, evidently both sick, were presented for absence from the Wells meeting. Records of the Madbury parish from 1756 to 1766 include numerous discussions of whether to vote support for him or to send him away. In 1767 the town voted 11 shillings to make his coffin and dig his grave.

    Edward married Dorcas Bussell before 1700. Dorcas (daughter of Simon Bussell and Margaret Wormwood) died after 1737. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Joseph Evans was born on 29 Oct 1704 in Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 20 Nov 1767.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Evans died on 28 Jun 1689.

    Notes:

    "JOHN, Mr., Capt., expert surveyor, of whom we know almost nothing except that he was a useful and highly respected inhab. and was k. by Indians 28 June 1689." [Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, citation details below]

    From his surname it is presumed that he came from Wales. He was Dover town clerk from 1686. He was killed in the capture of the Walderne Garrison. Everything known of his children comes from a notebook passed down through the descendants of his son Thomas (d. 1718), plus traditions among the descendants of his daughter Eleanor.

    John married Eleanor. Eleanor died before 1702. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Eleanor died before 1702.

    Notes:

    She is possibly the "Elinor Evans" who married John Sweeting in Boston, 7 Feb 1694.

    Children:
    1. Eleanor Evans
    2. 1. Edward Evans was born about 1667; died in Nov 1767 in Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire.