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John Evans (b. Abt. 1660, d. November 1721)John Evans was born Abt. 1660 in Smith Island, Maryland, and died November 1721 in Smith Island, Sommerset Co., Maryland.He married Elizabeth Ewell on 1681 in Accomack, Va., daughter of James Ewell and Ann.
Notes for John Evans:
In 1685 John Evans of Accomac County VA, purchased "200 acres of Pitchcroft on Smith's Island from Henry Smith."
In 1695 in Somerset County he recorded his cattle mark as John Evans of "Smith's Island."
By 1701 John had purchased 300 acres near Back Creek from William and Dorothy Jarman.
When John wrote his Will, it was recorded in Accomack. An abstract of his Will reads: "Written 6 January 1720 -Probated 8 November 1721 - To son John 200 acres on Smith's Island where John Park now lives in Maryland. To son Mark 200 acres on Smith's Island. To son Richard the old plantation where Arthur Park now lives on Smith's Island. To daughter Mary Evans all my Island called Point Comfort & 50 acres on Silverthorn's Ridge. To son Mark 50 acres adjcent where I now live. To son John plantation where I now live & 148 acres, also 100 acres marsh after the death of my wife.Wife Elizabeth & son John Exrs. Witt: Darby Linton, Elizabeth Johnson, John Johnson."
Mark traded his brother John Evans his Smith's Island land for John's Accomack land. With other purchases from a grandson of Henry Smith all of Smith Island, Accomack Co., Maryland was owned by the Evans Family!
More About John Evans and Elizabeth Ewell:
Marriage: 1681, Accomack, Va..
Children of John Evans and Elizabeth Ewell are:
- +John Evans, b. Abt. 1690, Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland, d. 1758, Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland.
- Mark Evans, b., Smith Island, Maryland, d. date unknown.
- Richard Evans, b., Smith Island, Maryland, d. date unknown.
- Mary Evans, b., Smith Island, Maryland, d. date unknown.