EVANS, Jonathan, 1759-1839

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'''Jonathan Evans''' (January 25, 1759 - February 8, 1839) was a carpenter, builder, businessman, elder and Yearly Meeting Clerk from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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==Vitals==
==Vitals==
* '''Name:''' Jonathan Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' Jonathan Evans<br/ >
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* '''Alternative names:''' <br/ >
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* '''Alternative names:''' Jonathan Evans, Jr.<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 25 January 1759<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 25 January 1759<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/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Hannah Bacon (m., 1786)<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Hannah Bacon (m. 1786)<br/ >
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* '''Children:''' 7<br/ >
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* '''Children:''' William (b. 1787), Joseph (b. 1789), Mary (b. 1791), Hannah (b. 1793), Joel (b. 1796), Thomas (b. 1798), Charles (b. 1802)<br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
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* '''Branch:''' <br/ >
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* '''Branch:''' Pre/Orthodox<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 8 February 1839<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 8 February 1839<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' Philadelphia, Pa.<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<br/ >
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* '''Works by:'''  
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* '''Works by:''' ''A journal of the life and religious labours of Richard Jordan, &c.'' (ed. 1829), ''A journal of the life, travels, &c., of William Savery'' (ed. 1837)<br>
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==Biography==
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Jonathan Evans was born on January 25, 1759 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Jonathan and Hannah (Walton) Evans.  Evans enjoyed a liberal education and was apprenticed to a carpenter.  He became sober upon reading Penn's "No Cross, No Crown."  He visited Virginia Yearly Meeting and Black-water in 1784 with Daniel Offley and others.  Evans married Hannah Bacon in 1786 and the couple had seven children.  He built the family home at 102 Union Street (now 322 Delancey Street) in Philadelphia. 
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Originally a carpenter and a builder, Evans later entered the lumber business with Jesse Williams.  The two partners had a yard at 7th and Orange Streets in Philadelphia. 
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Evans was imprisoned for 16 weeks for refusing to obey the draft.  Around 1782, Evans became an overseer, by 1795 an elder and Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.  He was also the Clerk of the Meeting for Sufferings.  Evans opposed Elias Hicks.  In 1826, following a sermon by Elias Hicks at Pine Street Meeting in Philadelphia, he openly opposed the doctrine just delivered.  In 1827, he signed an epistle to the members of the Religious Society of Friends.  Evans was at Mt. Pleasant in Ohio at the time of the separation, but did not attend meeting on account of illness.  He remained one of the principal opponents of rationalism and fundamentalism.
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Jonathan Evans died on February 8, 1839 in Philadelphia.
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b. 25 Jan. 1759, Phila., Pa., s. Jonathan and Hannah (Walton) Evans.<br>
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Liberal education. Apprenticed to a carpenter. Enjoyed gay companionship. Became sober on reading Penn’s No Cross, No Crown. 1784, at Va. Y. Mtg., Black-water with Daniel Offley and others.<br>
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* 1795, Address of Quakers to Indians. Wayne Papers. Vol 41:13.<br>
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m., 1786, Hannah Bacon [see Evans, Hannah (Bacon), 1765-1829]. Seven children. Built a house at 102 Union St (now 322 Delancey).<br>
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* 1824, J. E. to Roberts Vaux. Vaux Papers. A. L. S.<br>
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House carpenter and builder. Later in the lumber businesswith Jesse Williams, with a yard at 7th and Orange Sts., Phila.<br>
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* Evans, Jonathan Evans and his time, 1959.<br>
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Imprisoned for 16 weeks, for refusing to obey draft.<br>
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* The Friend (Phila.), 3:270, In re "Extracts …”; 12:156.  
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ca. 1782, overseer. ca. 1795, elder. Clerk of Phila. Y. Mtg. Clerk of the Mtg. for Sufferings.
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* Haines, Clovercroft chronicles, pp. 184,333.<br>
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Opposed Elias Hicks. 1826, at Pine St. Mtg., Phila., following a sermon by Elias Hicks, J. E. openly opposed doctrine just delivered. 1827, signed An epistle to the members of the Religious Society of Friends . . . Phila. 1828 ,was at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, at the time of the separation, but did attend meeting on account of illness.<br>
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* Comly, Friends Misc., 6:23.<br>
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Was one of the principal opponents of rationalism fundamentalism.<br>
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* Jos. Smith's Cat., 1:577.<br>
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* Phila. Y. Mtg., Memorials concerning deceased Friends…, selection from . . . 1788 to 1878 . . . 4th ed., 1879, p.227
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Edited: A journal of the life and religious labours of Richard Jordan, &c.,1829.<br>
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A journal of the life, travels, &c., of William Savery, 1837.<br>
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d. 8 Feb. 1839, Phila., Pa., aged 80.<br>
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1795, Address of Quakers to Indians. Wayne Papers. Vol 41:13.<br>
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1824, J. E. to Roberts Vaux. Vaux Papers. A. L. S.<br>
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Evans, Jonathan Evans and his time, 1959.<br>
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The Friend (Phila.), 3:270, In re "Extracts …”; 12:156. Haines, Clovercroft chronicles, pp. 184,333.<br>
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Comly, Friends Misc., 6:23.<br>
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Jos. Smith's Cat., 1:577.<br>
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Phila. Y. Mtg., Memorials concerning deceased Friends…, selection from . . . 1788 to 1878 . . . 4th ed., 1879, p.227
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Revision as of 17:51, 5 June 2007

Jonathan Evans (January 25, 1759 - February 8, 1839) was a carpenter, builder, businessman, elder and Yearly Meeting Clerk from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vitals

  • Name: Jonathan Evans
  • Alternative names: Jonathan Evans, Jr.
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 25 January 1759
  • Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Hannah Bacon (m. 1786)
  • Children: William (b. 1787), Joseph (b. 1789), Mary (b. 1791), Hannah (b. 1793), Joel (b. 1796), Thomas (b. 1798), Charles (b. 1802)
  • Meeting:
  • Branch: Pre/Orthodox
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 8 February 1839
  • Place of death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Works by: A journal of the life and religious labours of Richard Jordan, &c. (ed. 1829), A journal of the life, travels, &c., of William Savery (ed. 1837)

Biography

Jonathan Evans was born on January 25, 1759 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Jonathan and Hannah (Walton) Evans. Evans enjoyed a liberal education and was apprenticed to a carpenter. He became sober upon reading Penn's "No Cross, No Crown." He visited Virginia Yearly Meeting and Black-water in 1784 with Daniel Offley and others. Evans married Hannah Bacon in 1786 and the couple had seven children. He built the family home at 102 Union Street (now 322 Delancey Street) in Philadelphia.

Originally a carpenter and a builder, Evans later entered the lumber business with Jesse Williams. The two partners had a yard at 7th and Orange Streets in Philadelphia.

Evans was imprisoned for 16 weeks for refusing to obey the draft. Around 1782, Evans became an overseer, by 1795 an elder and Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He was also the Clerk of the Meeting for Sufferings. Evans opposed Elias Hicks. In 1826, following a sermon by Elias Hicks at Pine Street Meeting in Philadelphia, he openly opposed the doctrine just delivered. In 1827, he signed an epistle to the members of the Religious Society of Friends. Evans was at Mt. Pleasant in Ohio at the time of the separation, but did not attend meeting on account of illness. He remained one of the principal opponents of rationalism and fundamentalism.

Jonathan Evans died on February 8, 1839 in Philadelphia.

Sources

  • 1795, Address of Quakers to Indians. Wayne Papers. Vol 41:13.
  • 1824, J. E. to Roberts Vaux. Vaux Papers. A. L. S.
  • Evans, Jonathan Evans and his time, 1959.
  • The Friend (Phila.), 3:270, In re "Extracts …”; 12:156.
  • Haines, Clovercroft chronicles, pp. 184,333.
  • Comly, Friends Misc., 6:23.
  • Jos. Smith's Cat., 1:577.
  • Phila. Y. Mtg., Memorials concerning deceased Friends…, selection from . . . 1788 to 1878 . . . 4th ed., 1879, p.227
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