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.
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==Vitals==
==Vitals==
* '''Name:''' Thomas Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' Thomas Evans<br/ >
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* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 23 February 1798<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 23 February 1798<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):''' Catherine Wistar (m., 1834)<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Catherine Wistar (m. 1834)<br/ >
* '''Children:''' 5<br/ >
* '''Children:''' 5<br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
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* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 25 May 1868<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 25 May 1868<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:''' ''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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b. 23 Feb. 1798, Phila., Pa., s. Jonathan and Hannah Evans.<br>
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===Personal===
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ed. at Academy, 4th and Chestnut St., Phila.<br>
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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.<br>
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1819, druggist, at 3d and Spruce St., Phila., Pa.<br>
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1821, travelled with George Withy, from Eng., in Ohio and southern states. 1830, 1831, was witness at Camden trial where his testimony was outstanding. 1832, first spoke as a minister, in Va.<br>
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m., 1834, Catharine Wistar (d. 1871), of Salem, N.J. Five children.<br>
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1837, accompanied by Bartholomew Wistar, sailed for Charleston, S. C. There was a violent storm at sea. In pumping he injured his spine.<br>
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1844, recommended a minister. While retaining simplicity in his ministry, he was eloquent in a high degree. 1851, sailed with his wife to Eng.<br>
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1833, a founder or Haverford College.<br>
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Partly because of poor health, he travelled but little.<br>
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Called upon Joseph John Gurney, when the latter a in Phila. Strove earnestly to prevent a Gurney-Wilbur separation in Phila. Yearly Meeting. "Disputed and disputable doctrines should not be made a test of discipleship."<br>
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==Works==
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===Ministry===
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Author: An exposition of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends, 1828.<br>
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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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A concise account of the Religious Society of Friends, &c., 1856.<br>
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Published, with his brother, [[EVANS, William, 1787-1867|William Evans]]: The Friends Library, 14 vols., 1837-1850.<br>
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Republished, with [[EVANS, William, 1787-1867|William Evans]]: Piety Promoted, in 4 vols., 1854.<br>
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d. 25 May 1868, Phila., Pa., aged 70, a minister ca. 24 years.<br>
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==Sources==
==Sources==
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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>
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* 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>
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Quaker Biog., series 2, 1:67.<br>
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* Quaker Biog., series 2, 1:67.<br>
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Haines, Clovercroft chronicles, p. 335.<br>
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* Haines, Clovercroft chronicles, p. 335.<br>
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Dic. Am. Biog., p. 210.<br>
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* Dic. Am. Biog., p. 210.<br>
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The Friend (Phila.), 43:336.<br>
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* The Friend (Phila.), 43:336.<br>
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Jos. Smith's Cat., 1:579.<br>
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* 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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* Phila. Y. Mtg. ,  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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* Phila. Mo. Mtg., Memorial of Thomas Evans, Phila., 1870.<br>
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Hopper, Thomas Evans, from the North American and United States  Gazette of June 22, 1868.
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* Hopper, Thomas Evans, from the North American and United States  Gazette of June 22, 1868.
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[[Category:Ministers]]

Revision as of 19:41, 14 June 2007

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

Contents

Vitals

  • Name: Thomas Evans
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 23 February 1798
  • Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Catherine Wistar (m. 1834)
  • Children: 5
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 25 May 1868
  • Place of death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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)

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.

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.
  • Quaker Biog., series 2, 1:67.
  • Haines, Clovercroft chronicles, p. 335.
  • Dic. Am. Biog., p. 210.
  • The Friend (Phila.), 43:336.
  • Jos. Smith's Cat., 1:579.
  • Phila. Y. Mtg. , Memorials concerning deceased Friends, 1875, p.137.
  • Phila. Mo. Mtg., Memorial of Thomas Evans, Phila., 1870.
  • Hopper, Thomas Evans, from the North American and United States Gazette of June 22, 1868.
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