Name: John Evans
Birth: 1739 in Culpepper Co. , Virginia
Death: 1806 in Nash Co., NC
Change Date: 17 JAN 2002
This John Evans, Sr. appears to be the grandfather of my Parrot Evans
John Evans, Sr. was born 1739 in Orange (Culpepper) County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1806 in Nash County, North Carolina. He married Ann Culpepper, daughter of Benjamin Culpepper and Elizabeth Harrell. He was a RevolutionaryWar soldier. According to the approval (National No. 382603 of anapplication for membership in the Daughters of The American Revolution,Washington, D.C. State - North Carolina - City - Louisburg - Chapter Name - Major Green Hill) Ann Culpepper Evans was born about 1745 and she was livingin 1810. They were married ca. 1765. John Evans, Sr. was formerly of AnsonCounty, North Carolina. He died 1806 Nash County, North Carolina. Thechildren of this John Evans are listed: Abraham, Sherwood, Isaac, George,Amos, John, Ann and Rhoda. The ones mentioned in his will were: Ann Evans -wife, Isaac Evans - son, Sherod - son, George - son, Abraham - son, ?EmpyWinstead - granddaughter, Ann - daughter, Caleb Davis - grandson, Elizabeth Warren Evans - granddaughter and Dolly Evans (no relation given).
In a letter to Alice of February 13, 1908, William A. Evans stated:
"....Our grandfather was born in Culpepper County, Virginia. His motherwas a Culpepper. I have heard they were quite a noted family and that the county took its name from that family
My grandfather's brothers were Abraham, who died in Nash County, Isaac also lived there and their children drifted into South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi.
George Evans went to the Northwest and his family got over into Iowa.
My grandmother was Martha Maning. She was the mother of seven children, four girls and three boys. I will give them in the order of their ages. Phereda married Oran Braswell. Mourning married Amos Rose, next was Willoughby who died when about twnety years old. Appy who married Reubin
Braswell, and Martha who married James Jackson. All of whom are dead.
My father Wm. Patrick Evans, a genial warm hearted, frolicksome Irishman he was, for we are of Irish descent. Then Uncle Alexander Evans. I never met him but once. Our great-grandfather was named John Evans. He in his day and time was a man of considerable means, and property, a man of somenote. Our grandfather Evans did not like the men whom the three oldestgirls married. The Braswells were the sons of an old Tory - a sin Grandfather never forgave . They were drunkards too. So was Mr. Rose.
Grandfather said in speaking of them, "If Hell was raked and scraped with afine tooth comb there as trifling scamps could not be found." I think he might have included Jim Jackson. The two Harris's - Peyton and Jefferson were the only men (your father and Uncle) were the only sons'in'law that hehad that was any account. Reubin Braswell was honest and would work and trade, and accumulated property - become prosperous - he would then get off on a spree and swuander it all. I am proud of my Harris kin, but have a poor opinion of the Braswell descent. I have now given you about as much ofthe history of the family as I know.
Write me often, I love you and love to get your letters."
Marie Evans Davis-McQueen
Ann Culpepper b: ABT 1745
- Abraham Evans
- Isaac B. Evans
- Sherwood Evans
- George Evans
- Amos Evans
- John Evans
- Ann Evans
- Rhoda Evans