EVANS, Owen, ca. 1687-1757

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'''Owen Evans''' (ca. 1687 - March 1, 1757) was a Welsh-American Friend, elder, business owner and representative to the Pennsylvania Assembly while living in Philadelphia.
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==Vitals==
==Vitals==
* '''Name:''' Owen Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' Owen Evans<br/ >
* '''Alternative names:''' <br/ >
* '''Alternative names:''' <br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
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* '''Birth date:''' 1687<br/ >
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* '''Birth date:''' ca. 1687<br/ >
* '''Place of birth:''' Goch (?), Merionethshire, Wales<br/ >
* '''Place of birth:''' Goch (?), Merionethshire, Wales<br/ >
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* '''Nationality:''' <br/ >
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* '''Nationality:''' Wales, US<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Ruth Milnes, Mary Nicholas<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Ruth Miles, [[EVANS, Mary Nicholas, ca. 1695-1769|Mary Nicholas]] (m. 1736)<br/ >
* '''Children:''' <br/ >
* '''Children:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
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* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 1 March 1757<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 1 March 1757<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' Gwynedd, Pa.<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' Gwynedd, Pennsylvania<br/ >
* '''Works by:'''  
* '''Works by:'''  
==Biography==
==Biography==
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b. ca 1687, Fron Goch? Merionethshire, Wales, s. Thomas ap Evan or Evans and Ann Evans.<br>
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Owen Evans was born around 1687 in Merionetshore, Wales to Thomas and Ann Evans (or ap Evan). He came to America in 1698. His first marriage was to Ruth Miles. In 1736, Evans married again, this time to Mary Nicholas of Philadelphia. He worked as a store-keeper and Justice of the Peace, also becoming a meeting elder in 1743. For several years, he was a member of the Assembly as a representative for the County of Philadelphia.
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1698, came to America.<br>
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in. Ruth Miles.<br>
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m. (2d), Mary Nichols.<br>
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Store-keeper. Justice of the Peace.<br>
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ca. 1743, an elder. Serviceable in business meetings.<br>
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For several years member of Assembly, as representative for the County of Phila.<br>
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d. 1 Mar. 1757, Gwynnedd, Pa.,aged ca. 70.<br>
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==Sources==
==Sources==
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Jenkins, Historical Collections relating to Gwynedd, p. 69.<br>
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* Jenkins, Historical Collections relating to Gwynedd, p. 69.<br>
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Haines, Clovercroft Chronicles, p. 180, John Smith’s ms., 1:655.
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* Haines, Clovercroft Chronicles, p. 180, John Smith’s ms., 1:655.

Revision as of 19:06, 8 June 2007

Owen Evans (ca. 1687 - March 1, 1757) was a Welsh-American Friend, elder, business owner and representative to the Pennsylvania Assembly while living in Philadelphia.

Vitals

  • Name: Owen Evans
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: ca. 1687
  • Place of birth: Goch (?), Merionethshire, Wales
  • Nationality: Wales, US
  • Spouse(s): Ruth Miles, Mary Nicholas (m. 1736)
  • Children:
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 1 March 1757
  • Place of death: Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
  • Works by:

Biography

Owen Evans was born around 1687 in Merionetshore, Wales to Thomas and Ann Evans (or ap Evan). He came to America in 1698. His first marriage was to Ruth Miles. In 1736, Evans married again, this time to Mary Nicholas of Philadelphia. He worked as a store-keeper and Justice of the Peace, also becoming a meeting elder in 1743. For several years, he was a member of the Assembly as a representative for the County of Philadelphia.

Sources

  • Jenkins, Historical Collections relating to Gwynedd, p. 69.
  • Haines, Clovercroft Chronicles, p. 180, John Smith’s ms., 1:655.
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