EVANS (or ap Evan), Thomas, 1650-1738
From Quaker Dictionary
|Alternative names:||Thomas ap Evan|
|Birth date:||1650 or 1651|
|Place of birth:||Fran Goch, near Merionethshire, Wales|
|Death date:||10 December 1738|
|Place of death:||Goshen, Pa.|
|Spouse(s):||Ann, Hannah (Price) Davies (or Davids or David)|
|Children:||Robert (ca. 1674), Hugh (b. 1682), Evan (b. 1684), Owen (b. 1687)|
Thomas Evans (1650 or 1651 - December 10, 1738) was a Welsh-American Friend, Yeoman and overseer at Goshen Meeting.
Thomas Evans, son of Evan ap Evan was born in 1650 or 1651 at Fran Goch, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales. W illiam John and Thomas Evans were in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near the end of the year 1697 and chose Gwynedd as the place of settlement. He then became a convinced Friend. Evans and his first wife Ann (d. 1716) had eight children. He married for the second time in 1722, to Hannah Price Davies (or Davids, or David), a widow. From 1737 to 1738, Evans was an overseer at Goshen Meeting. He died on December 10, 1738 in Goshen, Pennsylvania.
- Jordan, John W. Colonial Families of Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911 p. 1467.
- Haines, Mary Rhoads Clovercroft Chronicles Philadelphia. Lippincott, 1893 p. 179.
- Jenkins, Howard Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd Philadelphia, Pa. 1884
- Glenn, Thomas Allen Merlon in the Welsh Tract, Norristown, Pa. Herald press, 1896 p. 121.