Benjamin Evans  ‎(IND00873)‎
Given Names: Benjamin
Surname: Evans

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 12 October 1760 23 32
Death: 10 July 1830 ‎(Age 69)‎
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 12 October 1760 23 32
Marriage Hannah Smith - 1790 ‎(Age 29)‎ North Carolina

Death 10 July 1830 ‎(Age 69)‎
Last Change 11 September 2009 - 12:14:54
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Parents Family  (FAM00311)
Thomas Evans
1737 - 1810
Hannah Rees
1727 - 1813
Rachel Evans
1755 -
Mary Evans
1756 -
Owen Evans
1758 - 1812
Benjamin Evans
1760 - 1830
Samuel Evans
1762 -
David Evans
1762 -
Hannah Evans
1764 -
Elizabeth Evans
1766 -
James Evans
1770 - 1803
Edward Evans
1772 - 1822

Immediate Family  (FAM00538)
Hannah Smith
1767 - 1853


Notes

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moved to South Carolina, served in the Revolution, joined the Friends
married Hannah Smith about 1790

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Benjamin Evans, born October 12, 1760; died July 10, 1830; married about 1790, in North Carolina, Hannah, daughter of David and Hannah Smith; born July 3, 1767; died September 19, 1853, and both are buried in Friends Ground at Waynesville, Ohio, to which point he had removed from South Carolina. He was a man of wealth, and Judge O'Neall's "Annals of Newberry District, S.C.," published in 1839, accredits to Benjamin Evans the invention of the screw auger. His grandson, Dr. John Evans ‎(son of David and Rachel-Burnet Evans)‎, was born March 9, 1814; studied medicine; became professor in Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois; and was a founder of the Illinois General Hospital of the Lakes, and one of the projectors of the Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad, and for many years its managing director at Chicago. In 1853 he advocated the founding of the Northwestern University, and selected for its site a suburb of Chcago, which was afterwards named Evanston in his honor. He endowed the institution with $100,000. In 1862 he was appointed, by President Lincoln, Governor of Colorado, and took up his residence at Denver, becoming one of the most prominent men of Colorado. A lengthy sketch of his life is printed in "Nation Cyclopedia of American Biography," volume vi, page 445, and his portrait forms the frontispiece of that work.

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Family with Parents
Father
Thomas Evans ‎(IND00867)‎
Birth 12 May 1737 38
Death 13 March 1810 ‎(Age 72)‎
-10 years
Mother
 
Hannah Rees ‎(IND00869)‎
Birth 23 October 1727
Death 25 April 1813 ‎(Age 85)‎

Marriage: 25 November 1754
5 months
#1
Sister
Rachel Evans ‎(IND00870)‎
Birth 6 May 1755 17 27
Death
19 months
#2
Sister
Mary Evans ‎(IND00871)‎
Birth 23 November 1756 19 29
Death
19 months
#3
Brother
Owen Evans ‎(IND00872)‎
Birth 1 July 1758 21 30
Death 23 June 1812 ‎(Age 53)‎
2 years
#4
Benjamin Evans ‎(IND00873)‎
Birth 12 October 1760 23 32
Death 10 July 1830 ‎(Age 69)‎
2 years
#5
Brother
Samuel Evans ‎(IND00874)‎
Birth 5 December 1762 25 35
Death
#6
Brother
David Evans ‎(IND00875)‎
Birth 5 December 1762 25 35
Death
16 months
#7
Sister
Hannah Evans ‎(IND00876)‎
Birth 6 April 1764 26 36
Death
3 years
#8
Sister
Elizabeth Evans ‎(IND00877)‎
Birth 23 September 1766 29 38
Death
4 years
#9
Brother
James Evans ‎(IND00878)‎
Birth 11 June 1770 33 42
Death 4 January 1803 ‎(Age 32)‎
2 years
#10
Brother
Edward Evans ‎(IND00879)‎
Birth 31 October 1772 35 45
Death 19 August 1822 ‎(Age 49)‎
Family with Hannah Smith
Benjamin Evans ‎(IND00873)‎
Birth 12 October 1760 23 32
Death 10 July 1830 ‎(Age 69)‎
7 years
Wife
 
Hannah Smith ‎(IND01646)‎
Birth 3 July 1767
Death 19 September 1853 ‎(Age 86)‎

Marriage: 1790 -- North Carolina