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Edward Evans

Male Abt 1667 - 1767  (~ 100 years)

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  • Name Edward Evans 
    Birth Abt 1667  [1
    Gender Male 
    Death Nov 1767  Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I26840  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Father John Evans   d. 28 Jun 1689 
    Mother Eleanor   d. Bef 1702 
    Family ID F16038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorcas Bussell   d. Aft 1737 
    Marriage Bef 1700  [1
    +1. Joseph Evans,   b. 29 Oct 1704, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Nov 1767 (Age 63 years)
    Family ID F16036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939.