EVANS, Thomas, 1798-1868

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'''Thomas Evans''' (February 23, 1798 - May 25, 1868) was a travelling minister from Philadelphia and, in 1833, among the founders of Haverford College.
'''Thomas Evans''' (February 23, 1798 - May 25, 1868) was a travelling minister from Philadelphia and, in 1833, among the founders of Haverford College.
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* '''Name:''' Thomas Evans<br/ >
 
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* '''Alternative names:''' <br/ >
 
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* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
 
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* '''Birth date:''' 23 February 1798<br/ >
 
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* '''Place of birth:''' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<br/ >
 
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* '''Nationality:''' US<br/ >
 
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Catherine Wistar (m. 1834)<br/ >
 
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* '''Children:''' 5<br/ >
 
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* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
 
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* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
 
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* '''Death date:''' 25 May 1868<br/ >
 
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* '''Place of death:''' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<br/ >
 
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* '''Works by:''' ''An exposition of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends'' (1828), ''A concise account of the Religious Society of Friends, &c.'' (1856), ''The Friends Library'' (14 vols., with brother [[EVANS, William, 1787-1867|William Evans]], 1837-1850), ''Piety Promoted'' (4 vols., with [[EVANS, William, 1787-1867|William Evans]], 1854)
 
==Biography==
==Biography==
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===Ministry===
===Ministry===
Partly because of poor health, Thomas Evans travelled only a little.  While retaining simplicity in his ministry, he was eloquent in a high degree. In 1821, he and George Withy (an English Friend) travelled to Ohio and southern states.  In 1832, he spoke for the first time as a minister in Virginia.  In 1837, he and Bartholomew Wistar sailed for Charleston, South Carolina.  There was a violent storm at sea and he injured his spine.
Partly because of poor health, Thomas Evans travelled only a little.  While retaining simplicity in his ministry, he was eloquent in a high degree. In 1821, he and George Withy (an English Friend) travelled to Ohio and southern states.  In 1832, he spoke for the first time as a minister in Virginia.  In 1837, he and Bartholomew Wistar sailed for Charleston, South Carolina.  There was a violent storm at sea and he injured his spine.
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==Works By==
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*An exposition of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends'' (1828), ''A concise account of the Religious Society of Friends, &c.'' (1856), ''The Friends Library'' (14 vols., with brother [[EVANS, William, 1787-1867|William Evans]], 1837-1850), ''Piety Promoted'' (4 vols., with [[EVANS, William, 1787-1867|William Evans]], 1854)
==Sources==
==Sources==
* Shotwell, complainant, … Report of the testimony in a cause at issue . . . between Thomas L. Shotwell... and Joseph Hendrickson and Stacy De Cow . . . by Jeremiah J. Foster, 1:265-315, 2:368-408.<br>
* Shotwell, complainant, … Report of the testimony in a cause at issue . . . between Thomas L. Shotwell... and Joseph Hendrickson and Stacy De Cow . . . by Jeremiah J. Foster, 1:265-315, 2:368-408.<br>
* Quaker Biog., series 2, 1:67.<br>
* Quaker Biog., series 2, 1:67.<br>
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* Haines, Clovercroft chronicles, p. 335.<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b1097039| Haines, Mary Rhoads ''Clovercroft Chronicles'', Philadelphia. Lippincott, p. 335.] <br>
* Dic. Am. Biog., p. 210.<br>
* Dic. Am. Biog., p. 210.<br>
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* The Friend (Phila.), 43:336.<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b1579794| ''The Friend''. Philadelphia, 43:336.]<br>
* Jos. Smith's Cat., 1:579.<br>
* Jos. Smith's Cat., 1:579.<br>
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* Phila. Y. Mtg. Memorials concerning deceased Friends, 1875, p.137.<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b1840423| Philadelphia Year Meeting. Memorials concerning deceased Friends, 1875, p.137.]<br>
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* Phila. Mo. Mtg., Memorial of Thomas Evans, Phila., 1870.<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b1455298| Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, ''Memorial of Thomas Evans'', Philadelphia, 1870.]<br>
* Hopper, Thomas Evans, from the North American and United States  Gazette of June 22, 1868.
* Hopper, Thomas Evans, from the North American and United States  Gazette of June 22, 1868.
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Latest revision as of 14:01, 18 July 2007

Thomas Evans
Thomasevans1798.jpg
Silhouette of Thomas Evans from Francis J. Stokes' "Stokes Cope Emlen Evans Genealogy"
Alternative names:
Gender: M
Birth date: 23 February 1798
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death date: 25 May 1868
Place of death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality: US
Meeting:
Branch:
Disowned date:
Spouse(s): Catherine Wistar (m. 1834)
Children: 5

Thomas Evans (February 23, 1798 - May 25, 1868) was a travelling minister from Philadelphia and, in 1833, among the founders of Haverford College.

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Biography

Personal

Thomas Evans was born on February 23, 1798 in Philadelphia to Jonathan and Hannah Evans. He was educated at the Academy at 4th and Chestnut Sts. in Philadelphia. In 1819, he worked at a druggist at 3rd Street and Spruce Street. Evans married Catharine Wistar (d. 1871) of Salem, New Jersey in 1871 and had five children. In 1851, Evans sailed with his wife to England.

Ministry

Partly because of poor health, Thomas Evans travelled only a little. While retaining simplicity in his ministry, he was eloquent in a high degree. In 1821, he and George Withy (an English Friend) travelled to Ohio and southern states. In 1832, he spoke for the first time as a minister in Virginia. In 1837, he and Bartholomew Wistar sailed for Charleston, South Carolina. There was a violent storm at sea and he injured his spine.

Works By

  • An exposition of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (1828), A concise account of the Religious Society of Friends, &c. (1856), The Friends Library (14 vols., with brother William Evans, 1837-1850), Piety Promoted (4 vols., with William Evans, 1854)

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