Evan Humphries who lived in Surry Co. Virginia in the late 1600s is thought to be the father of John Humphries who died in Brunswick Co., VA in 1738, leaving a wife and at least five sons and perhaps some daughters. There is no direct evidence of a connection between Evan and John, but it seems likely for various reasons outlined in Brent Holcomb's 1985 book "Ancestors and Descendants of Charles Humphries d. 1837 of Union District, South Carolina, 1677-1984."
Evan is also supposed to have had a son named Robert, who appeared with Evan as a tithable in Surry Co. in 1703.
Evan Humphries disappears from the Surry Co., VA records about 1710.A Robert Humphries died about 1714 in Surry Co. He died intestate so there is no will and his wife Mary administered his estate.This Robert is probably Evan's son.
Is there anyone who thinks he or she is descended from this Robert?There is another Robert who appears later in Brunswick Co. VA (the same county where John Humphries made his will in 1738).Could he be the first Robert's son?
There is also a Griffin Humphries who appears in the area and a Daniel Humphries.It is said that Daniel was the son of William Humphries who was listed in the will of John Humphries in 1738, but there is no evidence linking William and Daniel and evidence that contradicts the conclusion that Daniel was William's son.
Y-DNA testing has been conducted matching descendants of John Humphries's two sons William and Charles. If there are any all-male-line descendants of Robert Humphries of Surry Co., VA, or of Robert Humphries of Brunswick Co., VA, it would be interesting to see if their Y-DNA signatures match those of John's descendants.