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  1. Doctor Lucas /Evans/: Birth: 1832 in Halifax County,North Carolina. Death: 1900/1910 in Halifax County,North Carolina

  2. William /Evans/: Birth: 1833 in Halifax County,North Carolina. Death: 1902/1910 in Franklin County, North Carolina

  3. Harriet /Evans/: Birth: 1836 in Halifax County,North Carolina. Death: AFT 1880

  4. Elijah /Evans/: Birth: 1846 in Halifax County,North Carolina. Death: 1910 in Halifax County, North Carolina


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Sally /Evans/: Birth: ABT 1785 in North Carolina. Death: Nov 1868 in Franklin County, North Carolina

  2. Mariah /Evans/: Birth: 1809 in Halifax County,North Carolina. Death: Oct 1883 in Halifax County,North Carolina

  3. Alsey /Evans/: Birth: ABT 1810 in Halifax County, North Carolina. Death: ABT 1850 in Jennings County, Indiana

  4. James /Evans/: Birth: ABT 1823 in Halifax County,North Carolina. Death: AFT 1880 in Halifax County, North Carolina

  5. /Evans/


Sources
1. Title:   Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina
Publication:   GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy,Temple City, CA 91780-2112(800-445-8925,www.gwest.org
2. Title:   Other--
3. Title:   U.S. Federal Census
4. Title:   Marriage Index or License
Page:   NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGE BONDS 1741-1868 (Ancestry.com)

Notes
a. Note:   1811 Warren County, North Carolina Tax List: Fishing Creek District Charles Evans -0 Land - 1 Black Poll Leven Evans - - 0 Land - 1 Black Poll ================================ BENJAMIN, JOEL, LEVEN and JAMES EVANS were all taxable in District 12 in Halifax County in 1800.
============================================================ Updated October 2015: News for the Descendants of LEVEN EVANS, born before 1775 of Warren & Halifax Counties, NC. Updated info about the origins of the EVANS line through the use of Y-DNA tests done by Sidney Evans, who is a direct male descendant of Leven Evans. With his permission, sharing with all of you, a while ago he was asked to participate in a further analysis of his Haplogroup R1b, the results came in that he was of Western European origins, more specifically, Ireland South. I think this should answer a lot of the questions brought up over the years about the origins of the EVANS ancestry from this family which have been all over the place, but which is being proved through the use of DNA testing. The specifics of the info he received from his analysis: confirmed member of Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b on his direct paternal line (father's, father's, father's.... paternal line). Confirmed Haplogroup Y-DNA STR marker testing can provide a prediction regarding which Y-DNA Haplogroup an individual belongs to, but the only way to confirm an individual’s Y-DNA Haplogroup is through Y-DNA Haplogroup Determination SNP testing. Sidney Cornell Evans has confirmed his Y-DNA Haplogroup with Y-DNA Haplogroup Determination SNP testing. The confirmed Y-DNA haplogroup for Sidney Cornell Evans is R1b. Population studies to date have found that Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b is found in the highest concentration in Ireland South. The distribution of Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b is as follows: Ireland South 95.3% > Gascony, Iberia 95% > South/Western Gipuzkoa, Spain 92.99% > Bizkaia, Spain 91.22% > North/Western Navarre, Spain 90.19% > Gipuzkoa Basques 89.19% > Gipuzkoa, Spain 87.24% > Lapurdi/Baztan, France 86.35% The studies were conducted by sampling the DNA of indigenous populations and determining the percentage of each indigenous population which belong to Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b. About Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b The defining mutation for individuals who belong to Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b is a positive test for SNP marker M343. The man who founded Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b was born approximately 15,000 to 20,000 years ago prior to the end of the last Ice Age in southern Europe, Iberia or West Asia. Today, Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b is a dominant paternal family group of Western Europe. It can also be found in lower frequencies in Eastern Europe, Western and Central Asia and parts of North Africa and South Asia.
============================== Updated December 28, 2013: I now know more about the family of LEVEN EVANS and it has helped form a much fuller picture of his descendants. The Applications to the Dawes Commission in 1896 by several members of the EVANS FAMILY, under the title of SOLOMON EVANS, et. al, contains petitions from the family giving the names of those they claimed as Native Americans of the Cherokee Tribe, and although all of them were rejected, the parental and ancestry info in them provide a wealth of previously unknown family history that had long ago been forgotten by present-day descendants. Following are those from various members of LEVEN EVANS Family: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Before the Honorables, Henry L. Dawes, Frank C. Armstrong, A. S. McKennon, T.B. Cabaniss, and A. B. Montgomery, Commissioners.
In the matter of applications of SOLOMON EVANS, et. al.
Nation's No. 3108
for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation. Your respondent, S. H. Mayes, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, comes now and demurs the said application, and for the grounds thereof says:
1st. That this Commission has not jurisdiction over the parties or subject matter of this controversy, and no legal right, therefore, to hear and determine the same.
2nd. That the application does not state facts sufficient, if true, to show the applicants are entitled to citizenship.
Respondent not waiving his aforesaid demurrer, but insisting upon the same for answer to said application, says that LEVEL EVANS, through whom the petitioners claim to derive their right to citizenship in the Cherokee Nation, is not now, and has not been a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, since the removal of said Nation, west to the Indian Territory as at present located and defined; that his name does not appear on any of the authenticated rolls of said Nation; that neither he nor any of his ancestors now reside, or ever have resided in the Cherokee Nation and Indian Territory, as citizens thereof.
Having fully answered, your respondent asks to be hence dismissed.
S. H. MAYES, Principal Chief Cherokee Nation.
By Hutchings, Hastings & Bondinet, Attorneys. John L. Adair, Executive Secretary, Cherokee Nation, having been first duly sworn, states that the matters contained in the foregoing answer are true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
JOHN L. ADAIR Subscribed and sworn to before me this, the 26 day of Sept. 1896. D. J. BALL Notary Public ============================================================= SOLOMON EVANS -Dawes Application 1896
In the matter of application of SOLOMON EVANS, et. al. Nation's No. 3108 Filed September 26, 1896 Louisburg, North Carolina
W.K.A. WILLIAMS being duly sworn according to law says that on Sept. 2, 1896 he saw a package registered at the P. O. at Louisburg, N.C. address to Hon. S. H. MAYES Taklequah Ind. Ter. (Chief of Cherokee Tribe), that registry receipt No. 43 as received from the Post Master all attached is a receipt for and package which contains copies of the applications of ELIJAH EVANS, ELIJAH EVANS JR., THOS. HENRY EVANS, WM EVANS, LUCY EVANS, & SOLOMON EVANS and of the affidavits of NICK SHEARIN, J. H. SHEARIN, WM. STOKES & JAMES J. KING in support of same. W.K.A. WILLIAMS
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Sept. 2, 1896 THOS. B. WILDER ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
To the Honorable the Dawes Commission in citizenship in the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory. Your petitioner SOLOMON EVANS, undesigned, respectfully states that he is a Cherokee Indian by blood and asks to be enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the Indian Territory. That he derives his Indian blood from LEVIN EVANS and his wife KIZZIE EVANS his great grandparents who were Cherokee Indians by blood and the grandparents of his mother. Your petitioner states the above facts as the lawful grounds of his application for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation and prays that his application may be fully instigated by your Honorable Commission and that he be adjudged to be a citizen of said Cherokee Nation of Indians and entitled to all the rights and privileges pertaining to such citizenship in accordance with the laws and treaties with said Nation of Indians. My age is 24 years. My Post office address is Louisburg, NC. He has as family of his own. Witness my hand this Aug.29, 1896. SOLOMON EVANS
Personally appeared before me the undersigned Notary, SOLOMON EVANS to me known to be the petitioner in said petition who after being first duly sworn on his oath says that he is the petitioner in said petition, that he has read the said petition and that the facts stated therein are true as he verily believes.
SOLOMON EVANS
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To the Honorable the Dawes Commission on Citizenship in the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory:
Your petitioner LUCY EVANS the undersigned respectfully states that she is a Cherokee Indian by blood and ask to be enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the Indian Territory. That she derives her Indian blood from MARIAH EVANS her mother, who was the daughter of LEVEN EVANS & his wife KIZZIE who were Cherokee Indians by blood.
My age is 60 years. My post Office address is Louisburg, NC. My family consists of my husband WM. EVANS and the following children: ANNIE aged 38 SARAH aged 35 MOLLIE aged 33 FED aged 29 DOCTOR aged 28 JOHN aged 26 SOLO. aged 24 JOSEPH aged 21 PATTIE aged 17
Witness my hand this Sept. 1, 1896.
LUCY EVANS ("X" her mark) ========================================================= To the Honorable the Dawes Commission on Citizenship in the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory:
Your petitioner WM. EVANS the undersigned respectfully states that he is a Cherokee Indian by blood and ask to be enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the Indian Territory. That he derives his Indian blood from LEVEN EVANS his father, who was a Cherokee Indians of the half blood and his mother HARRIET SCOTT was a Cherokee Indian of the quarter blood.
My age is 65 years. My Post Office address is Louisburg, NC. My family consists of my wife LUCY and nine children whose names are on the accompanying application of said LUCY EVANS.
Witness my hand this Aug 31, 1896. WM. EVANS ("X" his mark)
========================================================= To the Honorable the Dawes Commission on Citizenship in the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory:
Your petitioner ALECK EVANS the undersigned respectfully states that he is a Cherokee Indian by blood and ask to be enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the Indian Territory. That he derives his Indian blood from his father ELIJAH EVANS, who is part Cherokee Indians by blood.
My age is 24 years. My Post Office address is Louisburg, NC. My family consists of my wife SUSIE and one child named JAMES aged 2 years.
Witness my hand this Aug 31, 1896. ALECK EVANS ("X" his mark)
========================================================== To the Honorable the Dawes Commission on Citizenship in the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory:
Your petitioner ELIJAH EVANS the undersigned respectfully states that he is a Cherokee Indian by blood and ask to be enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the Indian Territory. That he derives his Indian blood from LEVEN EVANS his father, who was Cherokee Indian by blood of at least be half blood.
My age is 53 years. My Post Office address is Louisburg, NC. My family consists of my wife ROXANNA and the following children THOS. aged 30 JOSEPH aged 27 LUCY aged 25 ALECK aged 24 BETSY aged 22 HAYES aged 19 MAJOR BLAKE aged 17 FOX aged 15 LIJAH aged 8 ESTELLA aged 6 LIZZIE aged 4 AMOS aged 1
Witness my hand this Aug. 31, 1896. ELIJAH EVANS ("X" his mark) ======================================================== To the Honorable the Dawes Commission on Citizenship in the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory:
Your petitioner THOMAS HENRY EVANS the undersigned respectfully states that he is a Cherokee Indian by blood and ask to be enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the Indian Territory. That he derives his Indian blood from his father ELIJAH EVANS, who was part Cherokee Indians by blood.
My age is 30 years. My Post Office address is Louisburg, NC. My family consists of my wife JENNIE and the following children NICK aged 10 ANNIE aged 8 ROBT aged 6 SARAH aged 4
Witness my hand this Aug 31, 1896 THOS. HENRY EVANS ("X" his mark) ======================================================== To the Honorable the Dawes Commission on Citizenship in the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory:
Your petitioner ALECK EVANS the undersigned respectfully states that he is a Cherokee Indian by blood and ask to be enrolled as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the Indian Territory. That he derives his Indian blood from his father ELIJAH EVANS, who is part Cherokee Indians by blood.
My age is 24 years. My Post Office address is Louisburg, NC. My family consists of my wife SUSIE and one child named JAMES aged 2 years.
Witness my hand this Aug 31, 1896. ALECK EVANS ("X" his mark
============================================================ SOL EVANS Louisburg, NC
Cherokee Nation
Filed Sept. 27, 1896 REJECTED ------------------------------------------- North Carolina Halifax Co.
The undersigned parties being duly sworn according to law, says and each for himself says, that he was well acquainted with MARIAH EVANS who was a daughter of LEVEN EVANS and his wife KIZZIE EVANS; that the said LEVEN EVANS & his wife KIZZIE were full blooded Cherokee Indians and that LUCY EVANS is the daughter of the said MARIAH EVANS; said LUCY EVANS married WM. EVANS and has several children by said marriage. Affiants are in no way interested in said matter. The affiant NICK SHEARIN is 70 years old The affiant JOHN H. SHEARIN is 60 years old. The affiant WM. STOKES is 81 years old and the affiant JAMES J. KING is 95 years old and all are residents of the community wherein said EVANSES lived. Witness our hands this the 31st Augst 1896. Half Indian - NICK SHEARIN J. H. SHEARIN Sr. WILLIAM STOKES JAMES J. KING ("X" his mark) Best knowledge & belief Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st August 1896.
R. C. HARDY, JP ==================================================== State of North Carolina Halifax County
That JAMES J. KING being sworn according to law states that he is a resident of Halifax County and are 95 years of age and that he is well acquainted with the ancestors of ELIJAH and DOCK EVINS, that his grandmother PEGGY SCOTT was an Indian and his grandfather JOHN SCOTT had Indian blood in him and they were the mother and father of LEVEN EVANS and HARRIET EVINS who was the mother and father of ELIJAH and DOCK EVINS.
WILLIAM STOKES
Sworn to before me this day Aug. 1896 NORMAN L. KEEN, JP
(Note by DW: They meant to say that PEGGY & JOHN SCOTT were the mother and father of HARRIET EVINS; this was incorrectly signed by STOKES rather than by KING, as also will be seen by the next petition; this letter apparently got misquoted, as well as the signatures got mixed up by the Notary Public who accepted them)
=============================================== Application - ELIJAH EVINS, DOCK EVINS
State of North Carolina Halifax County
WILLIAM STOKES being sworn according to law states that he is a resident of Halifax County and that he is 81 years of age and that he is personally acquainted with ELIJAH EVINS and DOCK EVINS and their ancestors LEVEN EVINS and HARRIET EVINS their father and mother and JOHN SCOTT and PEGGY SCOTT their Grandfather, and mother. JOHN SCOTT was the father of HARRIET EVENS and PEGGY SCOTT was her mother AND ELIJAH and DOCK EVENS is the sons of HARRIET EVENS and the grandsons of JOHN SCOTT who was said to have Indian blood in him, and PEGGY SCOTT was the grandmother of the said ELIJAH and DOCK EVINS and the said PEGGY SCOTT was an Indian of the Cherokee Tribe.
JAMES J. KING ("X" his mark)
Sworn to before me this 26th day of Aug. 1896 NORMAN L. KEEN, JP
=============================================================== THESE ARE NOTES FROM MY EARLIEST RESEARCH AS IT PROGRESSED, PLEASE READ ENTIRELY BEFORE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE ACCOMACK COUNTY, VA FAMILY WAS NOT THE SAME PERSON IN WARREN & HALIFAX COUNTIES, NORTH CAROLINA.
It is apparent from the North Carolina census records, that LEVEN EVANS had been previously married since his household contained a number of persons prior to his marriage to HARRIET SCOTT in 1829. The above statements prove there was at least one wife before HARRIET. Note that since I originally posted the following info about an Accomack County, VA family, I have learned more about LEVEN EVANS, and know that his wife's name was KIZZIE, but I am including the Accomack info to help as a guide only to know what I have already done research into and now realize THEY WERE NOT THIS SAME FAMILY AND SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN ANY ANCESTRY OF LEVEN EVANS OF WARREN & HALIFAX COUNTY, NC, THIS IS JUST FOR INFORMATION TO ELIMINATE IN CASE ANYONE COMES ACROSS IT. Also perhaps the info will help someone who may actually be researching this other EVANS family in Accomack County, VA: LEVEN/LEVIN/LEAVIN EVANS seems to have been living in Warren County since at least 1797 as the following deed records will show. Although I have not yet determined if there was any relationship between LEVEN and any of the other EVANS living in the Warren/Halifax County area at the time, I must make note that there is an interesting set of circumstances regarding JOSEPH EVANS, who first appeared in Warren County in the 1820 Census, and married SUSAN THOMAS of Mecklenburg County, Virginia in 1822 in Warren County. A JOSEPH EVANS is listed in Accomack County, Virginia in 1810, a Free Colored Person, perhaps the same person who turned up in Warren by 1820; there is a record of a LEVIN EVANS marrying a SARAH THOMAS in Accomack County, Virginia in 1788, and perhaps LEVEN & JOSEPH EVANS were related. ** However, there was also a LEVIN EVANS (next to GEORGE EVANS, White Male, aged 26 -45) living in Accomack Co, in 1800 and in 1810 the census is as follows: 2- WM= 10, 1- WM= 10-16, 1-WM= 45+; 1-WF =16-26, 2 -WF= 26-45, 1 -WF = 45+ and 3 SLAVES From a Family tree I found online, there is a lineage for LEVEN EVANS & SARAH THOMAS who apparently remained in Accomack Co.,VA and had children MAHALA EVANS, b. abt 1790 and JOHN T. EVANS, b. 1800; there is a lineage for JOHN T. EVANS in the trees, and I am not at all certain now that this is the same LEVEN EVANS who lived in Warren & Halifax Counties, North Carolina. The trees are located here: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-952307461&tid=5767004&ssrc= http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1088576248&tid=7436037&ssrc=
(from: Virginia Marriages to 1800 -Ancestry.com)
Spouse 1: Evans, Levin Spouse 2: Mathews, Rebecca Marriage Date: 17 May 1785 Marriage Location: Virginia Accomack County ----------------------- Evans, Levin- Thomas, Sarah -31 Aug 1788 Virginia Accomack County Could have been his previous marriage if this is the same person. ---------------------- Virginia Tax Lists -Accomack County, 1788, Personal List B -http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.com/~vataxlists/Accomack/1788PersonalB/06.jpg: LEVIN EVANS - 1 - - 1 CHARLES EVANS -1 1 1 3 WILLIAM EVANS - 1 ========================================================== I have begun to wonder if LEVEN EVANS was related to ISAAC EVANS, as well as to JOSEPH EVANS & JOEL EVANS. The reason is the naming pattern, it seems that the names of ISAAC & LEVEN are more in line with the group of names that can be associated with Biblical persons and they differ from the names given to members of most of the other EVANS from the area. The men in ISAAC EVANS family group also had an EZEKIEL, another Biblical name, and although there doesn't seem to have been any later generations with the names of LEVEN or ISAAC, the names that they gave their children such as GEORGE, PLEASANT, ELI, ELIAS and ISOM, just do not appear in any of the other Warren & Halifax County EVANS, and therefore are probably from a different family origin making it likely that LEVEN was actually related to ISAAC EVANS rather than to JAMES EVANS, as has been speculated. ========================================================== Updated September 28, 2013 I'm now re-thinking about LEVEN EVANS and who he may have been connected to. Recent DNA done by myself (DW) has provided me with additional info about possible family connections. I have a match between myself and M.E. who is a direct male descendant from the family of MARIAH EVANS, we are showing a Most Recent Common Ancestor at 7.2 generations. This would bring us to about the mid-to-late 1700s, which could mean that MARIAH's family was related to my EVANS ancestors, could it possibly be through a connection to JAMES EVANS, b. 1720, who I believe is my earliest known EVANS ancestor? In addition, ALSEY EVANS, who I believe was LEVEN's son, moved to Jennings Co., Indiana in the 1840s, and were apparently familiar with the ISAAC EVANS family of Vigo County, Indiana since I've found interactions between them and other Randolph County, NC families who had moved to Vigo County about the same time as ISAAC's family.


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