EVANS, William, 1787-1867

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'''William Evans''' (October 5, 1787 - May or June 12, 1867) was a Quaker minister and for several years the Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
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==Vitals==
==Vitals==
* '''Name:''' William Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' William Evans<br/ >
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* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 5 October 1787<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 5 October 1787<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):''' Abigail Musgrave (m., 1811), [[EVANS, Elizabeth Barton, 1794-1861|Elizabeth Barton]] (m., 1824)<br/ >
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* '''Spouse(s):''' Abigail Musgrave (m. 1811), [[EVANS, Elizabeth Barton, 1794-1861|Elizabeth Barton]] (m.,1824)<br/ >
* '''Children:''' 6<br/ >
* '''Children:''' 6<br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
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* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 12 May or June 1867<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 12 May or June 1867<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' 322 Union St. (now Delancy St.) Philadelphia, Pa.<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' 322 Union St. (now Delancy St.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<br/ >
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* '''Works by:'''
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* '''Works by:''' ''The Friends Library'' (w/ with [[EVANS, Thomas, 1798-1868|Thomas Evans]], 14 vols., 1837-1850), ''Piety Promoted'' (w/ Thomas Evans, 4 vols., 1854)<br>
==Biography==
==Biography==
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b. 5 Oct. 1787, Phila., Pa., eldest s. of [[EVANS, Jonathan, 1759-1839|Jonathan]] and [[EVANS, Hannah Bacon, 1765-1829|Hannah (Bacon) Evans]].<br>
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William Evans, the eldest son of [[EVANS, Jonathan, 1759-1839|Jonathan]] and [[EVANS, Hannah Bacon, 1765-1829|Hannah (Bacon) Evans]], was born on October 5, 1787 in Philadelphia.  He attended Westtown in 1799 as one of the first 20 scholars there. In 1808, he was working as a druggist at 134 (now later changed to 252) South Front Street in Philadelphia, "three doors above the drawbridge."  In 1811 he married Abigail Musgrave. They had two children. Evans' second marriage came in 1824, to [[EVANS, Elizabeth Barton, 1794-1861|Elizabeth Barton]], a minister. The couple had four children.   William Evans attended Ohio Yearly Meeting in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1819. In 1820 he contracted yellow fever. Around 1822, Evans became a minister and visited meetings in the eastern United States and Canada, going as far west as Iowa. Considered an impressive speaker, his communications came usually late in meetings.  Evans was on the Westtown School Committee for 53 years and was also Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for several years. He was esteemed by some Friends of favouring a "middle policy" in the Gurney-Wilbur disputes (1845-1860). He died on the 12th of May or June in 1867 at 322 Union Street (now Delancey Street) in Philadelphia.
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1799, attended Westtown School, one of the first 20 scholars.<br>
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1808, druggist at 134 (later changed to 252) South Front St., Phila., Pa., "three doors above the drawbridge.”<br>
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m., 1811, Abigail Musgrave (d. 1815). Two children.<br>
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m. (2d), 1824, [[EVANS, Elizabeth Barton, 1794-1861|Elizabeth Barton]], a minister (d. 1861)<br>
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Four children.<br>
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1819, at Ohio Y. Mtg., Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. 1820, attacked with yellow fever.<br>
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ca. 1822, minister. Visited meetings in eastern United States and Canada, and west as far as Iowa. An impressive speaker, whose communications came usually late in the meeting.<br>
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1830, 1831, testified at Camden trial, N.J. On Westtown School Com. for 53 years. Clerk of Phila. Y. Mtg. for many years. Was esteemed by some Friends of favouring a "middle policy" in the Gurney-Wilbur disputes (1845 1860).<br>
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Tall, and striking in appearance. Wrote a journal. Became nearly blind.<br>
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Published, with his brother [[EVANS, Thomas, 1798-1868|Thomas Evans]]: The Friends Library, 14 vols., 1837-1850.<br>
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Republished, also with [[EVANS, Thomas, 1798-1868|Thomas Evans]]: Piety Promoted in 4 vols., 1854.<br>
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d. 12 May or June 1867, 322 Union St. (now Delancy St.) Phila., Pa., a minister ca. 45 years, and aged ca. 80.<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, 2:328-337.<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, 2:328-337.<br>
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Phila. Y. Mtg., memorials concerning deceased Friends 1875, P. 98.<br>
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* Phila. Y. Mtg., memorials concerning deceased Friends 1875, P. 98.<br>
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Evans, William, Journal.<br>
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* Evans, William, Journal.<br>
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Westonian, 18:103.<br>
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* Westonian, 18:103.<br>
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Jos. Smithts Cat., 1:580.<br>
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* Jos. Smithts Cat., 1:580.<br>
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Hodgson, Society of Friends in the 19th cen., 2:118 et. seq.
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* Hodgson, Society of Friends in the 19th cen., 2:118 et. seq.
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[[Category:Ministers]]

Revision as of 19:23, 11 June 2007

William Evans (October 5, 1787 - May or June 12, 1867) was a Quaker minister and for several years the Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Vitals

  • Name: William Evans
  • Alternative names:
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 5 October 1787
  • Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Abigail Musgrave (m. 1811), Elizabeth Barton (m.,1824)
  • Children: 6
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 12 May or June 1867
  • Place of death: 322 Union St. (now Delancy St.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Works by: The Friends Library (w/ with Thomas Evans, 14 vols., 1837-1850), Piety Promoted (w/ Thomas Evans, 4 vols., 1854)

Biography

William Evans, the eldest son of Jonathan and Hannah (Bacon) Evans, was born on October 5, 1787 in Philadelphia. He attended Westtown in 1799 as one of the first 20 scholars there. In 1808, he was working as a druggist at 134 (now later changed to 252) South Front Street in Philadelphia, "three doors above the drawbridge." In 1811 he married Abigail Musgrave. They had two children. Evans' second marriage came in 1824, to Elizabeth Barton, a minister. The couple had four children. William Evans attended Ohio Yearly Meeting in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1819. In 1820 he contracted yellow fever. Around 1822, Evans became a minister and visited meetings in the eastern United States and Canada, going as far west as Iowa. Considered an impressive speaker, his communications came usually late in meetings. Evans was on the Westtown School Committee for 53 years and was also Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for several years. He was esteemed by some Friends of favouring a "middle policy" in the Gurney-Wilbur disputes (1845-1860). He died on the 12th of May or June in 1867 at 322 Union Street (now Delancey Street) in Philadelphia.

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, 2:328-337.
  • Phila. Y. Mtg., memorials concerning deceased Friends 1875, P. 98.
  • Evans, William, Journal.
  • Westonian, 18:103.
  • Jos. Smithts Cat., 1:580.
  • Hodgson, Society of Friends in the 19th cen., 2:118 et. seq.
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