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'''John Evans''' (b. 1769) was a businessman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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==Vitals==
==Vitals==
* '''Name:''' John Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' John Evans<br/ >
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* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 1769<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 1769<br/ >
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* '''Place of birth:''' Philadelphia, Pa.<br/ >
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* '''Place of birth:''' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<br/ >
* '''Nationality:''' US<br/ >
* '''Nationality:''' US<br/ >
* '''Spouse(s):''' Barbara Cruckshank<br/ >
* '''Spouse(s):''' Barbara Cruckshank<br/ >
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* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
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* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
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* '''Disowned date:''' 1807<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' <br/ >
* '''Death date:''' <br/ >
* '''Place of death:''' <br/ >
* '''Place of death:''' <br/ >
* '''Works by:'''  
* '''Works by:'''  
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==Biography==
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===Personal===
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John Evans was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1769 to John Evans.  He married Barbara Cruckshank of Philadelphia.
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===Disputes and Disownment===
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A dispute arose between John Evans and John Field, the latter having failed in business. In 1807, after this dispute was treated by the meeting, John Evans and his wife resigned their membership.  This resignation was accepted, but in such a way as, according to Evans, amounted to a disownment. Women Friends then sent a committee to call on his wife. John Evans forbade them to enter. He claimed that a member of the committee did not obey (she was somewhat deaf) and placed her hand upon him, which he claimed amounted to "assault and battery."  In 1810, Evans sued the Overseers for $20,000, and engaged four lawyers. The court awarded damages of half-a-cent, but no costs. The trial lasted a week.
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b. 1769, Phila., Pa., s. John Evans.<br>
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==Sources==
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m. Barbara Cruckshank of Phila.<br>
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* Bull. Friends Hist. Soc., 7:50ff.  
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A dispute arose between John Evans and John Field, the latter having failed in business. 1807, after this dispute was treated by the meeting, John Evans and his wife resigned their membership, which resignation was accepted, but in such a way as, according to Evans, amounted to a disownment. Women Friends sent a committee to call on his wife. J. E. forbade them to enter. He claimed that a member of the committee did not obey (she was somewhat deaf) and placed her hand upon him, which he claimed amounted to "assault and battery." J. E. thereupon, 1810, sued the Overseers for $20,000, and engaged four lawyers. The court awarded damages of half-a-cent, but no costs. The trial lasted a week.
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* Hinshaw's Encyclopedia, 2:518, 519.
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Bull. Friends Hist. Soc., 7:50ff.<br>
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Hinshaw's Encyclopedia, 2:518, 519.
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Revision as of 15:50, 5 June 2007

John Evans (b. 1769) was a businessman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Contents

Vitals

  • Name: John Evans
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 1769
  • Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Barbara Cruckshank
  • Children:
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: 1807
  • Death date:
  • Place of death:
  • Works by:

Biography

Personal

John Evans was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1769 to John Evans. He married Barbara Cruckshank of Philadelphia.

Disputes and Disownment

A dispute arose between John Evans and John Field, the latter having failed in business. In 1807, after this dispute was treated by the meeting, John Evans and his wife resigned their membership. This resignation was accepted, but in such a way as, according to Evans, amounted to a disownment. Women Friends then sent a committee to call on his wife. John Evans forbade them to enter. He claimed that a member of the committee did not obey (she was somewhat deaf) and placed her hand upon him, which he claimed amounted to "assault and battery." In 1810, Evans sued the Overseers for $20,000, and engaged four lawyers. The court awarded damages of half-a-cent, but no costs. The trial lasted a week.

Sources

  • Bull. Friends Hist. Soc., 7:50ff.
  • Hinshaw's Encyclopedia, 2:518, 519.
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