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Re: Evans of Prince Edward County Virginia

from the Prince Edward County Court Order Book 1797-1802:
p.270, 15 June 1800, Ordered that ...Charles Evans, Jonathan Evans and Phill Evans do work on the road whereof Samuel Watkins is surveyor.
p.167, August 1799, Order Charles Evans pay the following witnesses for him against Richard McDearmond, John Arnold and Daniel Tyre:
Peter Fore $.50, William Tyre, Benjamin Dickerson, Samuel Tyre, Sally Crain, and Nancy Evans.
p.192, November 1799, Charles Evans v. Richard McDearmond, John Arnold, Daniel Tyre, Bryant McDermond } Trespass, assault and battery. Continued.
pp. 282-3, Charles Evans v. Richard McDearmond, John Arnold, Daniel Tyre, and Bryant McDermond } Trespass, Assault and Battery and false imprisonment. Jury...defendants Tyre and Arnold are guilty...damages 3 pounds/ 15 shillings. Others not guilty.
p.451, 19 October 1800, Indenture of Bargain and sale, Charles Evans and William Tyre for lands.
p.528, March 1802, Commonwealth v. Charles Evans, presentment of the Grand Jury dismissed for reasons appearing to the court.

Charles is a very common name for African Americans who were free during the colonial period. A "Mulatto" Charles Evans devised land in Lunenburg County to his wife and children in 1760.

There were a number of mixed-race Charles Evans in that area of Virginia:
-One was head of a Mecklenburg county household of 6 persons in 1782 and was the father of Nanny Evans who married Eaton Walden in 1788.
-One was underage when Daniel Redcross called him his brother in his 10 June 1779 Lunenburg County will.
-One was a "Yellow" complexioned soldier who was born in Petersburg and lived in Mecklenburg County when he enlisted in the Revolution.
-One was heir at law of Thomas Evans, deceased, when he was summoned to the Amherst County court on 5 September 1774 to contest the will of his father.
-One was a "free" taxable in Prince George County in 1809.
-One was head of an "other free" Warren County, North Carolina household in 1810.
-One was a "Man of Color" in Amherst County from 1798 to 1813.
-One married Martha Jeffries, 17 August Mecklenburg County, Virginia bond with Kinchen Chavis security and was head of an "other free" Orange County, North Carolina household.
-One was head of a Chatham County, North Carolina household of 7 "other free" in 1810.
-One was a "Mulatto man" taken up in Spotsylvania County charged with stealing a cow in 1775.
-One was a "FN" taxable in the upper district of Henrico County from 1806 to 1809.

Paul


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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